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

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14401 Sylvan St
Suite 112
Van Nuys, CA 91401
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Long Beach

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Custody is not the solution to juvenile drug addiction. Our juvenile defense lawyers fight aggressively to prevent incarceration for anyone who needs treatment. We are well-versed with the Los Angeles drug treatment available through the local juvenile courts.

The Welfare and Institutions Code provide numerous options to avoid a juvenile conviction, or sustained petition. Our juvenile defense strategy is to aggressively advocate for these programs as an alternative to jail or prison and use various California criminal law options as alternatives to custody time. Keeping our juvenile clients free and out of jail and protecting their constitutional rights is the firm's main objective.

Our juvenile defense lawyers will provide you with the treatment options available to drug offenders in their states and push for those options instead of imprisonment. When a person has a drug or alcohol related dependency, it can lead to immense strife. Our defense attorneys have represented juveniles for numerous drug-related crimes including Violent Crime, Sex Crimes, Theft-Fraud, Burglary, Vandalism, Weapons Charges, Bench Warrants, Drug Offenses, and other serious criminal offenses.

If your child has a drug and/or alcohol addiction, now is the time to seek help. By seeking rehabilitation, you can prevent your problems from escalating and causing further personal damage. Sometimes it is necessary to get your loved one out of the area where he or she started using drugs and alcohol. Going to a drug rehab in the same neighborhood that your child lives in makes it difficult to get through the initial stages of recovery. The dealer may be just around the corner from the rehab facility, or friends with access to the dealer. As a result, a tough day may lead the juvenile to revert to friends and bad habits available close-by.

With over 50 years defense experience, our attorneys work to address recidivism issues to prevent further arrests and incarceration. No client should ever left alone to deal with the authorities, or a drug addiction, without expert criminal defense work. The firm works not only in court to reduce or dismiss charges, but also seeks to counsel our clients to prevent future arrests.

Contact our juvenile criminal defense attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at (877) 781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case issues and advise you of your legal options before you go to court