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 Los Angeles juvenile criminal defense firm. Our criminal defense lawyers have been helping minors arrested for Property 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.

Any criminal act that consists of unlawfully taking or damaging another person's property is prosecuted as a property crime in California juvenile courts. Some of the most frequently charged property crimes in Los Angeles juvenile courts include: hit and run (Vehicle Code Section 20002), larceny (Penal Code Section 487), theft (Penal Code Section 484 and 487), burglary (Penal Code Section 459), joyriding (Penal Code Section 10851), arson (Penal Code Section 451), vandalism (Penal Code Section 594), and any other theft-related offense. The use of violence or force would elevate a property crime to a violent crime including Robbery, Carjacking, and Home-Invasion First Degree Burglary.

A juvenile who is convicted of a serious property crime may be sentenced to substantial detention time in Suitable Placement, Camp, and the California Youth Authority. Our juvenile defense attorneys tenaciously fight serious crimes in court to dismiss or reduce allegations to obtain an Sylmar Court, Pasadena Court, Inglewood Juvenile, Antelope Valley, Eastlake Juvenile, Long Beach, and Los Padrinos Court.

It is important that any individual faced with property offense charges contact an attorney immediately. Depending on the severity of the crime and the type of property offense, an attorney may be able to avoid prosecution in adult court. 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, rather than being incarcerated in adult jail or prison.

If your loved one has been charged with a juvenile property offense, call the 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 your child has to appear in court.