Juvenile Law

Young people can unfortunately find themselves facing serious criminal charges because they got caught up in the wrong crowd or found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I take an aggressive approach in defending my clients accused of juvenile crimes such as robbery, burglary, auto theft, or drug possession. I fight hard to keep their records clean and protect their rights and their future prospects. Here's what a previous client said about my representation:

We retained Nancy King to assist us in some very pressing matters involving a minor, who could have been charged as an adult, facing 3 possible felonies including a strike. Nancy was able to get it resolved quickly and the charges were dropped down to lesser charges. Most importantly his records can later be sealed and he will not be marked for the rest of his life as a felon. Nancy was well worth the retainer, she was impressive in court and we appreciated the acute attention she gave this matter. She's a quick thinker and knows her business. Thank you Nancy. - Jonnie K.

Juvenile DUI · Car Theft · Vandalism · Drug Crimes · Guns on Campus

I take it very seriously when juvenile clients are wrongly accused, or face criminal charges. Juvenile crimes are sometimes blown out of proportion and it's important to make sure that prosecutors do not overreact to the situation. I work tirelessly to provide strong legal defense to juveniles charged with drunk driving, minor in possession of alcohol, underage drinking, drug possession, shoplifting, juvenile assault.

Police and prosecutors can sometimes forget that a minor accused of a juvenile crime deserves a different level of care and concern than an adult. I fight to help give your child another chance to make the right choices and stay out of trouble.

Experience That Makes a Difference

Even in extremely serious cases involving drugs, or guns or other weapons in school, there are options. It takes a high degree of experience, tenacity, and personal dedication to find them.

I will take the time to get to know you and your family. Regardless of your troubles in the past, I will always treat you and your child with respect. I will work hard to make sure that the juvenile courts understand that what your child really needs is help and support, not to be locked away from his or her family.

Sealing Your Juvenile Records

California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 781 allows people with juvenile records to petition the courts to have their records sealed. With information becoming more accessible online, it can be important to have your juvenile records sealed when applying for a job or to college. Click here for a full description of the process of sealing juvenile records.

Free and Confidential Initial Consultation

Contact my office in downtown Sacramento at (916) 442-1200 so that we can start the process of standing up for your child's rights, reputation, and future opportunities.