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 Theft 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.

Criminal acts that involve (1) the unlawful taking of property that belongs to another individual (2) without the individual's consent, and (3) with the intent to permanently deprive the individual of such property, are classified as Theft Crimes in the California Penal Code. California Theft crime accusations may include charges of shoplifting, grand-theft auto, check fraud, forgery, embezzlement, carjacking, burglary, robbery, and identity theft. The firm specializes in defending juvenile theft 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.

Theft crimes are typically prosecuted as felonies in Los Angeles juvenile courts. A juvenile who is convicted of a felony theft 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 Informal Juvenile Resolution.

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.

It is important that any individual faced with theft charges contact an attorney immediately. The consequences can be life-changing and an experienced attorney may be able to help you initiate civil-compromise negotiations that could avoid all criminal charges in 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.