The California Supreme Court held in the recent case of Superior Court
v. Nguyen, that a juvenile who was adjudicated a ward of the court in
Juvenile Court for a crime that would be considered a strike under
California's Three Strike Laws will count as a strike if that juvenile offender commits another felony.
The 6-1 decision of the California Supreme Court now allows prosecutors
to allege a prior juvenile strike for purposes of increasing the punishment
on any new felony committed as an adult.
If you or someone you know is charged with a serious crime in juvenile
court, it is more important than ever to seek strong legal counsel that
understands the implications of a juvenile being charged with a serious
felony. Unlike other juvenile cases, this new law allows a juvenile adjudication
(conviction) to affect that juvenile through his/her adult life. Contact
Robert M. Bernstein at (310) 477-1480 for a free consultation today.