Supreme Court Rules that Juvenile “Strikes” Can be Used Under Three Strikes Law

By: Wallin & Klarich

Why You Need an Experienced Three Strikes Criminal Defense Law Firm

In the recent case of Superior Court v. Nguyen held that a juvenile who was adjudicated a ward of the court in Juvenile Court for a crime that would be considered a strike under California Three Strike Laws will count as a strike if that juvenile offender commits another felony. In a 6-1 Supreme Court decision, the Nguyen case allows prosecutors to allege a prior juvenile strike for purposes of increasing the punishment on any new felony committed as an adult. It is crucial that your criminal defense attorney know and understand this important case.

If you or a loved one is charged with a serious crime in juvenile court it is more important then ever to seek competent legal counsel that understands the implications of a juvenile being charged with a serious felony. Unlike other juvenile cases, this new law allows a juvenile adjudication (conviction) to follow that juvenile through his/her adult life. The stakes are too high not to seek the best attorney you can find.

At Wallin & Klarich, we will provide the best defense possible. Wallin & Klarich have been representing juvenile offenders for over 28 years. With our 30 years of experience in criminal defense, our attorneys are familiar with local courts, procedures, prosecutors, and judges. Call us today for a case evaluation at 888-280-6839.

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