Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyers for Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley Courts

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The juvenile criminal defense lawyers at Eisner Gorin LLP specialize in the defense of minors and juveniles accused of criminal wrongdoing throughout the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court System including Sylmar Court, Pasadena Court, Inglewood Juvenile, Antelope Valley, Eastlake Juvenile, Long Beach, and Los Padrinos Court.

Our Juvenile Defense Firm is rated a "Pre-Eminent Top 5% U.S Law Firm." The law firm’s partners are former Los Angeles Juvenile Prosecutors with over 50 years combined experience of litigating cases in the Los Angeles County juvenile court system. As the top Los Angeles juvenile defense specialists, we focus on immediately protecting your rights and the rights of your children.

Our juvenile lawyers strongly believe in an immediate Pre-Filing intervention, working aggressively to dissuade the police and prosecutor’s office from filing charges in juvenile court. If misdemeanor or felony charges have been filed and your minor is detained by the police, we work aggressively at Arraignment to ensure the release of your child at a Juvenile Detention Hearing. Further, we investigate claims of Unlawful Police Conduct and fight to get evidence thrown out of court by demonstrating violations of our clients’ constitutional rights during an Illegal Search by the police. Our defense firm has a private investigator on staff available to respond immediately to the crime scene and locate defense evidence and witnesses the police may have overlooked.

If the prosecution is seeking to prosecute your child as an adult pursuant to a Fitness "Adult Court" Motion for a violent and serious criminal "strike" offense, our law firm works with a team of psychologists, investigators, and other experts to persuade the Los Angeles Juvenile Court that your child can be rehabilitated in juvenile court, and should not be sent to adult jail or prison.

The firm’s Los Angeles County Juvenile Defense Lawyers understand how the government builds its case against juveniles, and know where to find problems of proof in its case. Our defense attorneys are fierce advocates for minors charged with crimes. We understand the anxiety that arises when our children experience trouble with the law. We are also aware of the consequences a juvenile record or possible incarceration could have on your child’s future, jeopardizing future career and educational opportunities. Accordingly, our defense lawyers work aggressively to obtain Informal Dispositions for misdemeanor and felony charges in juvenile court, and then file legal documents to Seal Juvenile Records.

Few defense firms include former juvenile court prosecutors, and even fewer have our lawyers’ experience and specialized knowledge of the California Welfare and Institutions Code which governs juvenile court proceedings. Firm Partner Dmitry Gorin previously worked as a juvenile deputy district attorney assigned to the Juvenile Branches in Sylmar and Pasadena Courts. Attorney Gorin and the rest of the firm’s juvenile defense lawyers are experienced attorneys who have successfully represented children accused of misdemeanor and felony juvenile offenses including Violent Crime, Sex Crime, Domestic Violence, Theft-Fraud, Burglary, Crimes at School, DUI and DMV Licensing, Vandalism, Weapons Charges, Bench Warrants, Drug Offenses, and other serious criminal offenses.

There are several important distinctions between juvenile court procedures and adult criminal procedures. Namely, there is no right to bail, and a child charged in juvenile court is not heard before a jury, but rather a judge deciding the case. For this reason, it is important that you seek the help of a Los Angeles juvenile criminal defense attorney that is experienced with the juvenile court process specifically. Furthermore, it is essential to seek the help of an experienced juvenile criminal defense attorney as early as possible to help provide the best defense possible. Our Los Angeles Juvenile Defense attorneys are trained to navigate the juvenile justice procedures to properly and successfully defend your child. Our lawyers do not hand off your child’s case - only the firm partners defend your child’s case at significant stages of Juvenile Court Proceedings. Before your family retains a defense law firm, make sure to obtain in writing who will represent your child’s rights in Los Angeles juvenile court proceedings.

Contact our Los Angeles Juvenile Criminal Defense lawyers immediately, at 877-781-1570. We promise a response to your inquiry 24/7. For clients’ convenience, we have numerous offices in Los Angeles County.