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

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14401 Sylvan St
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Van Nuys, CA 91401
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Long Beach

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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 underage-drinking, alcohol possession, and drug crimes - 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 the defense our has 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. Your child may be charged with a "minor in possession" if he or she is under 21 and is caught with any container of alcohol. Further, under California law it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to have any alcohol in their system. A "minor in possession" conviction may result in the loss of one’s driving license for one full year. Even the use of a car to drive to work or school will be denied. Other penalties include fines, community service, and having a juvenile record that could possibly affect school and employment.

It is very important that you seek the help of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney if your child has been charged with a "minor in possession," DUI, or any drug or alcohol offense. If your child has been arrested for underage drinking or drug possession it is important to have a lawyer who is familiar with the juvenile system and highly-experienced in presenting court defenses. Our juvenile lawyers work aggressively to reduce misdemeanor and felony charges to obtain an Informal Juvenile Resolution.

We will help your family to aggressively fight the juvenile case to avoid a conviction, jail time, and drug offender registration. We are even able to successfully negotiate with the police and prosecutors on your family’s behalf before charges are brought to court, to get the initial charges dropped or reduced.

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. Our knowledgeable legal team will evaluate the juvenile’s criminal case issues and advise you of your legal options before your child goes to court.