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

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Crimes committed at school are aggressively prosecuted by Los Angeles prosecutors due to the risk of danger, or injury, the activity may pose to other children. A juvenile may have criminal charges filed after being arrested or after a citation/referral made by school personnel, probation officers or crime victims.

Crimes committed at school are prosecuted just like crimes committed anywhere else but carry serious penalties including expulsion, custody time, and sustained petitions in juvenile court. Our juvenile law firm has defended numerous cases involving crimes at school 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.

Rules regarding searches and seizures on school property favor the government, justifying searches of lockers, backpacks, and even the person based on unfounded accusations. A simple accusation by one student may serve as a sufficient basis to search another student for a weapon or drugs. Also, random metal detector searches and drug testing have been upheld as constitutional in the context of the school environment.

Our Los Angeles juvenile defense attorneys have extensive experience contesting unlawful school searches. The constitution requires a "reasonableness standard" for a search and thus the court must balance the student’s privacy interests with the governmental interest in maintaining a safe learning environment. A successful suppression motion, due to unconstitutional state conduct, has caused numerous criminal cases to be dismissed.

Our juvenile defense attorneys are fierce advocates for minors charged with crimes. We are keenly aware of the consequences a juvenile record could have on your child’s future. Our juvenile criminal defense lawyers have been helping minors throughout Los Angeles County to obtain superior results for over 50 years. We do everything possible to make sure that your family receives aggressive representation in and out of court. That is why we have been rated a Top 5% U.S. Pre-Eminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, a national Lawyer Review Service, annually since 2003.

The firm specializes in defending juvenile cases 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.

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