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CaliforniaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Imperial County, California

In the juvenile justice system in Imperial County, California, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Imperial County, California, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Kelly Ranasinghe

Kelly Ranasinghe
Henderson and Ranasinghe
940 Main St Ste 205
El Centro, CA 92243
Licensed for 16 years, Kelly Ranasinghe is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Jason Cota Amavisca

Jason Cota Amavisca
Law Office of Jason C. Amavisca, Esq.
1013 W State St
El Centro, CA 92243
Licensed for 22 years, Jason Cota Amavisca is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pacific Coast Univ... read more >

Benjamin Peter Theule

Benjamin Peter Theule
895 Broadway
El Centro, CA 92243
Licensed for 13 years, Benjamin Peter Theule is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Eric Beaudikofer

Eric Beaudikofer
Law Offices of Eric Beaudikofer
414 Vine St
El Centro, CA 92243
Licensed for 48 years, Eric Beaudikofer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Margaret Grace Tafoya

Margaret Grace Tafoya
940 Main St Ste 102
El Centro, CA 92243
Licensed for 8 years, Margaret Grace Tafoya is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Carlos Ramirez Acuna

Carlos Ramirez Acuna
1005 W State St
El Centro, CA 92243
Licensed for 34 years, Carlos Ramirez Acuna is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State Univ; CA... read more >

Yhezel Armando Vargas

Yhezel Armando Vargas
122 W 9 Th St Ste 205
Imperial, CA 92251
Licensed for 8 years, Yhezel Armando Vargas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Illinois College of Law... read more >
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Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.


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