If you or a loved one is under 18 years of age and is facing criminal charges please contact our offices today for a free consultation. Generally, there are different proceedings if the juvenile is adjudicated in juvenile court. Other times, however, the defendant may be tried as an adult. This is at the discretion of the District Attorney and usually determined by the severity of the crime, the mentality of the defendant, and the criminal history. Regardless of how they are charged juvenile offenders are adjudicated or tried under different procedures and precautions. Therefore, it is essential to hire an experienced California Criminal Defense Attorney. Please contact us for your free consultation.