Juvenile Crimes

Mistakes made as a minor can follow an individual through life, affecting his or her future. It is critical that juveniles and their parents aggressively confront criminal charges, working with the best possible representation.

Protecting The Futures Of Juveniles And Minors Who Have Been Charged With Criminal Activity

Attorney Jeffrey B. Hayden focuses a significant portion of his practice Youth Serviceson advocating for children who have been charged with juvenile crimes. He is committed to providing the strategies and defenses needed to protect his clients' futures, providing the opportunity for a second chance.

If you or your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, call Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law, of Redwood City, California, today at 650-381-9345 for representation.

Jeffrey Hayden represents minors facing all types of criminal charges, including:

  • Drug charges — Minors can face a wide range of drug charges, from simple possession to possession with intent to sell. This can apply to any type of drug, including marijuana, meth, cocaine, prescription drugs and other narcotics.
  • Traffic charges — Moving violations and tickets can have a serious impact on a teen's driving privileges. Jeffrey Hayden fights to protect the teen's license and remove the infractions from the record. Simple drug and marijuana possession charges are also handled in traffic court.
  • Vandalism and destruction of property — Any crimes that result in collateral damage or destruction of property can create a mark on a minor's record.
  • Theft — Teens can be charged with a wide range of theft charges, including breaking and entering, shoplifting and burglary.

Courts are often looking for a reason to give a juvenile a second chance and will often hand down lesser sentencing, if the case is handled correctly. If the accused does not take the matter seriously and confront the charges, seeking a lesser penalty, however, the consequences can be serious. This could even include incarceration and a criminal record that follows the minor into adulthood.

Attorney Hayden has significant experience working in the juvenile system. He knows local judges and courts, as well as the rules and exceptions that apply to juvenile cases. He fights to ensure that his clients are provided the chance at rehabilitation and new opportunities. This often involves whittling the charges down significantly.

Juvenile charges create stress for the entire family. Attorney Hayden helps to ease some of that stress by charging a flat rate to make sure that his minor clients are thoroughly defended without creating unnecessary financial burdens for parents.