California Juvenile
Dependency

     All aspects of the case
     in Superior Court
     Writs
     Shaken Baby Defense


Juvenile Delinquency

     All Juvenile crimes


Adult Misdemeanor and Felony Crimes

     Domestic Violence
     Child Abuse
     DUI
     Theft
     Expungement

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Juvenile Dependency cases are confidential to protect the minor’s right to privacy. There is never a jury, there is never press and the public is excluded from the process. Evidence is routinely presented to the court by way of a social worker’s report and the participants sit at the table, so to speak, and review the evidence with the judicial officer. If a participant wishes to refute the evidence presented by the social worker, he or she generally must set the matter for a trial (also called a contested hearing) and present their own evidence.

Can I Participate in a Juvenile Dependency Case?


If you are seeking placement of children in the foster care system you must have a clean criminal record. Don't let one old conviction stop you from taking custody of a family member. You may be able to have a criminal conviction expunged.

Expungement of Criminal Records


If your case involved domestic violence allegations and you are ready to address these issues, it may become necessary to consider a legal separation or divorce. Here is some basic information regarding Divorce Law in California.

Divorce Law
 
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