• Home
  • Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile Crimes


The attorneys at the Law Offices of Christopher Zander & Associates defend juvenile charges in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino.

Unfortunately, making mistakes is a natural part of growing up. Young people are easily influenced, whether it is by their peers or by adults they look up to. If your child has been arrested or is facing charges in juvenile court, be sure that you consult the Law Offices of Christopher Zander & Associates as soon as possible.

The juvenile justice system in California works entirely different than the criminal court system for adults, mainly due to its focus on rehabilitation rather than on punishment. For example, judges are often given more leeway in sentencing minors, and this means that your attorney may be able to negotiate an alternative sentence rather than confinement in a juvenile detention center. Early intervention is crucial in juvenile crime cases, due to the fact that law enforcement and juvenile court personnel may be able to drop charges at virtually any point in the process before the case reaches the courtroom.


Conviction of a juvenile crime can affect a child’s eligibility for college and scholarships and limit their choice of occupations.

Although minors are given a degree of leniency in juvenile court proceedings, there are particular offenses which may result in a minor being tried as an adult. For example, a minor facing gang-related charges may be at risk of facing certain mandatory minimum penalties – the same that an adult would in a similar situation. The same may apply to particular crimes that may be classified as three strike offenses, meaning that any future criminal conviction for your child would result in extreme penalties or possibly a lifetime in prison for a third conviction. In these cases, legal representation will be all the more important to protecting your child’s future.


The Law Offices of Christopher Zander & Associates are here to help. We represent juveniles throughout Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino.

Our FIRM has extensive experience in the face of all types of serious juvenile charges, including:

• Vandalism
• Graffiti
• Shoplifting
• Gang offenses
• Truancy
• Theft
• Underage drinking
• Underage DUI
• Drug offenses
• Arson
• Assault and battery
• Sex crimes
• Weapons charges
• Violent crimes


The Law Offices of Christopher Zander & Associates have rightfully earned the reputation of being the toughest, most knowledgeable, and aggressive juvenile defense attorneys in all of Southern California. Our FIRM handles the most difficult JUVENILE cases in the courts of Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego. Our goal is to ALWAYS WIN YOUR case -we settle for nothing less.


Contact ocDEFENSEfirm operated by the Law Offices of Christopher Zander & Associates today at 949-464-8073 for a free consultation.

  • Legal Disclaimer

    The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this website should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.