Juvenile Crime Defense Attorneys In Beverly Hills

The arrest of a child is a traumatic experience for the whole family. And the effects of a conviction can affect a child for years to come.

At Kaplan Marino, we understand the need for personal attention in dealing with these life-changing matters. Juveniles are treated differently than adults, and our experienced attorneys navigate the juvenile system to our clients’ advantage.

Although there is no right to a jury in juvenile court, the goal of the system is not to punish, but rather to rehabilitate the minor. With this in mind, our innovative and creative approaches to each individual situation lead to superior results. In many cases, the work we do on our client’s behalf before even going to court serves to help achieve the desired result.

Was your child charged with a crime? Talk to one of our lawyers who handles juvenile criminal defense cases. Just complete our online contact form to get in touch with one of our attorneys.

Types Of Juvenile Offenses

At Kaplan Marino in Beverly Hills, we represent juveniles who have been charged with a variety of offenses:

  • Underage drinking
  • Drinking and driving
  • Vandalism
  • Drug possession
  • Other drug crimes

Contact A Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Schedule a consultation with one of our California defense lawyers. Please call us at 310-557-0007 .


Representative cases

Our 14-year-old client threatened to kill a girl who had been harassing him at school. The girl posted the threat on the Internet, and our client was arrested. We conducted our own investigation, including speaking with all parties involved. Our client received counseling and treatment. Ultimately, due to our intervention and strategic handling of the situation, no charges were filed.

Our 16-year-old client was stopped by law enforcement when driving his car in an alley and vomiting out the car window. His blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit, and he was arrested for DUI. After our thorough investigation of the underlying circumstances, the criminal charges in the case were dismissed.

Our 15-year-old client was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after shooting a person outside a taco stand in Los Angeles. The prosecution attempted to have our client prosecuted as an adult, rather than a juvenile. Our attorney convinced the judge to keep the case in juvenile court. After more than a year of litigation on numerous issues, our client was granted probation.