Los Angeles Juvenile Defense Attorney

LOS ANGELES JUVENILE DEFENSE LAWYER

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Juvenile Defense Attorney

If you or your child is facing charges in the juvenile courts in Los Angeles County or anywhere in California, you can contact juvenile criminal defense attorney Jerod Gunsberg for a free consultation by calling 310-210-0744 or by sending an email via this contact form.

Make no mistake, despite the fact that the juvenile justice system in California is supposed to focus on rehabilitation, the vast majority of those in the District Attorney’s Office do not see it that way:  They want punishment, often with substantial long-term consequences. Juvenile criminal defense is different than adult criminal defense.  A skilled adult criminal defense criminal attorney does not mean that he or she is skilled in juvenile court.  It is imperative that your child is represented by an attorney who is not only skilled in both criminal and juvenile delinquency law, but also knows how to effectively advocate for your child.  The procedures, process and priorities in juvenile court are different than in adult court.

There are substantial collateral and long-term consequences in juvenile delinquency casts that only an experienced juvenile advocate can foresee. In other words:  You need an attorney who can tell your child’s unique story. An attorney who has an eye not only on your child’s present situation, but your child’s future.  In juvenile delinquency court, that’s the only way to get the best possible result.

EXAMPLES OF RECENT RESULTS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY JUVENILE COURTS

No charges filed against minor charged with sexual assault against high school classmate. Minor not expelled from school.

Case dismissed against minor charged charged with sexual assault of middle school classmate. Minor not expelled from school.

Attempted murder charge and all gang allegations dismissed against 16 year old alleged to have been involved in gang-related drive-by shooting.  Case kept in juvenile court.

Case dismissed against minor accused of sexual assault on a neighbor.

Case dismissed against minor accused of selling marijuana at school. Minor not expelled from school.

Case dismissed against minor accused of battery with great bodily injury at school. Minor not expelled from school.

Case dismissed against minor accused of possessing a weapon at school. Minor not expelled from school.

Case dismissed against minor accused of sexual assault on a family member.

No charges filed against minor accused of identity theft.

No charges filed against minor accused of unlawfully possessing a firearm.

Charges reduced to infraction for minor accused of DUI.

In a gang-related kidnapping case, client remained in juvenile court despite efforts to transfer case to adult court. Client will be eligible to earn dismissal.

Successful reduction of charge and opportunity to earn dismissal for 16-year-old client facing robbery charge which would have resulted in an adult strike.

Mr. Gunsberg is a Los Angeles based criminal defense attorney who has unique training and skills  in defending  children in the juvenile delinquency system. He is also an active participant in efforts towards juvenile justice reform.   In addition to his private practice, he has defended children accused of crimes for organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Public Counsel and is frequently retained by other criminal defense attorneys as a consultant on juvenile cases.   Mr. Gunsberg is an alumni of Loyola Law School’s nationally recognized Center for Juvenile Law and Policy.

Please click on the following links for answers to the most common questions:

Should my child talk to the police?

After my child is arrested, What is the timeline and procedure for a juvenile case?

Will my child be in juvenile court or adult court?

How is juvenile court different from adult court?

How does probation in juvenile cases work?