California Juvenile Justice Court Process

Welcome to Immediate Juvenile Defense Law with Attorney Patricia Hattersley Since 1983 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California. When someone under 18 is accused of breaking the law, the case is usually handled in juvenile justice (or delinquency) court. This is very different than the adult criminal court. This section provides basic information and an overview […]

Los Angeles Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney

Sometimes, a minor will run into trouble with the authorities and if your child is under 18 years old, they will most likely be tried as a minor. However, it’s important to note that some serious criminal offenses, such as kidnapping, rape, or murder, may be charged to them like an adult. The California Juvenile […]

Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)

The DJJ provides education and trauma informed treatment to California’s youthful offenders up to the age of 25 who have the most serious criminal backgrounds and most intense treatment needs. Most juvenile offenders today are committed to county facilities in their home communities where they can be closer to their families and local social services […]