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

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Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, is a top-rated juvenile criminal defense firm. Our criminal defense lawyers have been helping minors arrested for DUI-related crimes to obtain superior results for over 50 years in Southern California juvenile courts. When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive reliable and aggressive representation in and out of court. That is why we have been rated year after year as a Top 5% U.S. Pre-Eminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, a national Lawyer Review Service.

California has a "zero tolerance" policy for underage drinking and driving. Any individual under the age of 21 who is stopped with even a .01% blood-alcohol reading will lose their license for one full year. Even use of a car to drive to work or school will be denied. If your child is ticketed for driving under the influence, he or she only has 10 days to request a stay and hearing to be able to present a defense at DMV suspension proceedings (DMV hearing). It is very important that your family seeks the help of an experienced drunk-driving defense attorney if your child has been charged with a DUI, to fight a suspension and get the best result in juvenile criminal court.

At Kestenbaum, Eisner, & Gorin, LLP, our defense lawyers are highly-experienced litigating DUI cases within the juvenile court process. We aggressively defend DUI charges both in court and at DMV hearings, by strategizing with clients to develop an effective defense and utilizing former law enforcement criminalists as court experts. DUI charges for minors include misdemeanor and felony violations of California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (.01 or greater BAL %), 23153 (DUI with injury), and 23140 (DUI Infraction offense).

To formulate an aggressive courtroom defense, our juvenile lawyer wants to know why the police stopped the minor’s car, how the minor performed on the field sobriety tests, whether the officer completed a 15-minute observation period prior to the breath test, and if the machine had any history of malfunction. Our defense lawyers specialize in developing a defense to DUI charges relying on the Breathalyzer Breath Test or a Blood Test by utilizing the science behind blood-alcohol evidence. Our law firm’s aggressive courtroom approach leads to charges being dropped or reduced when we can demonstrate that a traffic stop lacked sufficient legal cause, the breathalyzer machine malfunctioned, the alcohol absorption was insufficient, or other problems of proof exist such as the improper collection or preservation of blood after a DUI arrest.

Our juvenile DUI attorneys will work immediately to protect the juvenile’s court rights, and fight on your family’s behalf to avoid a serious criminal conviction being on his or her record. 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. The lawyers work aggressively to reduce DUI misdemeanor or felony charges, to obtain an Informal Juvenile Resolution or Drug Rehabilitation.

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.