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Can my son get placed into his aunts home instead of juvenile detention center?

Los Angeles, CA |

Can a juvenile that is 14 years old and committed felonies : Attempt to impersonate a peace officer (2), Attempt aggravated motor vehicle theft (2), forgery (counterfeit bills) (1) ,Aggravated motor vehicle theft (1) DISMISSED). Misdemeanors ; False Reporting (1), Shoplifting (1).
He came here as a refugee from Africa because he was in danger. He's is not violent. Not a threat. I'm wondering can he be sent to his Aunts house in Europe as a punishment and then come back when he's sentence to live there is over? I think he just needs a break from the people he hangs out around.

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  1. It is doubtful based on the charges, but get an attorney and try to demonstrate he's capable of being home on probation.

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  2. Juvenile attorneys are available to assist.


  3. It's highly unlikely a juvenile court in Los Angeles will agree with placing the minor in Europe--"as punishment."

    San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--19 years experience. Law Offices of Jay S. Finnecy

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