Archive for Juvenile Crimes

Should My Child Talk to the Police?

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

The bottom line is this: If your child is being questioned about being involved in a crime, he or she should not talk to the police without first consulting a qualified juvenile defense attorney.

read more

School Officials Believe Rosary Beads Are Gang Symbol

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

A guest blogger, Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Bouvier-Brown, comes to us this week with his take on a bizarre incident in which a Colorado high school student had his rosary beads confiscated by school authorities?  Why?  They believed that the…

read more

Brain Scan Evidence Impacts Sentences Received by Juveniles

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

A groundbreaking study published by the journal Science shows that judges are likely to be influenced by the results of brain scans that are introduced into evidence. The brain scan evidence was introduced as part of a hypothetical case that…

read more

Minor Charged With Committing Lewd Acts At Day Care Center

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

A 14-year-old was arrested on August 7 near Sacramento for suspicion of committing lewd acts at a day care center owned by his mother. As a juvenile criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, I know that lewd acts sounds like…

read more

Hate Crimes Confusion in Los Angeles

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Los Angeles, if you believe the statistics, has very few hate crimes. In a city with a population of almost 4 million, the FBI reported that in 2010 fewer than 200 crimes constituted hate crimes.  This figure is almost certainly…

read more

U.S. Supreme Court: Life Without Parole For Juveniles

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Tomorrow morning the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that will determine whether it is unconstitutional for a state to sentence juveniles who commit murder to life in prison without parole. As reported in the…

read more

Should LA Juvenile Proceedings Be Open To The Public?

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Shedding more light on the juvenile criminal justice system will make it easier for lawyers to represent our clients effectively. There will be cases where it will be in our clients’ interests to protect their privacy from the media. We can handle such cases individually. But overall the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles could benefit from more public exposure. As the old saying goes, light can act as a powerful disinfectant.

read more

Criminalizing Cheating on the SATs

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Prosecutors across the country are beginning to bring criminal charges in cases where students have been accused of cheating on standardized tests. The most publicized comes out of New York State.  In November 2011, two students turned themselves in after…

read more

Your Kid Got Arrested For a Schoolyard Fight, Now What?

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

One of the toughest things I see as juvenile defense attorney is kids getting arrested and charged with felonies for things that could be resolved in school.  For example:  A kid gets in a schoolyard fight, the school dean overreacts…

read more
Page 1of 2: 1 2
Call Now Button