Juvenile Delinquency Petition Replaced with Informal Probation
A petition in Alameda County was filed against my client for possessing more than one ounce of marijuana at school, Health and Safety Code § 11357(c). A sustained petition would have meant that my client would have had a juvenile record for this offense. However, we were able to successfully convince the court to grant my client informal probation under Welfare and Institutions code § 654.2. This meant that my client would be given an initial 6 month period to participate in supervision by the court and his probation officer. If my client completed the informal probation and followed all rules therein, his petition would be dismissed by the court at the conclusion of his initial 6 month grant of informal probation.