Archive for Los Angeles County Juvenile Court

When Truancy Leads To Jail Time

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

The well-publicized case of Diane Tran has taken a happy turn. Tran, an honors student from Houston, Texas, was arrested last week after missing ten days of school.  It turned out that she wasn’t playing hookie. Because her parents had recently…

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LAUSD School Citations Receive Greater Scrutiny

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Center for Public Integrity has published an excellent article discussing the citations issued by the police force for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The article, entitled, “Los Angeles school police citations draw federal scrutiny,” describes how the…

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Los Angeles Unified School District’s Police Department

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Los Angeles Unified School has its own Police Chief. His name is Steven Zipperman, and according to press reports, he heads a police force of 340 officers and staff. The School District’s police force has been busy.  Between 2009…

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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.

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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…

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Will My Child Be In Juvenile Court or Adult Court?

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

There are many factors that determine whether or not a case is heard in adult court or heard in juvenile court. This article discusses those factors and the process for determining whether a child is treated as a juvenile or an adult.

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Teen Charged With Burglary in Pasadena

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Pasadena Star News is reporting that a teen was caught in a suspected residential burglary in Pasadena last night. If this case stays in juvenile court and is charged as a “strike”, there could be serious long term consequences.

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