Skip to Content Top
Juvenile Crimes

Long Beach Juvenile Defense Attorney

Defending Juvenile Cases

Under California law, a minor may be charged with nearly any criminal offense that can be charged against an adult. At the same time, the juvenile courts operate under an entirely different set of rules and procedures than adult courts. For example, juveniles in custody are not entitled to bail and they don't have a right to a jury. Juveniles can also be interrogated by police officers without their parents' consent or knowledge.

The goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation instead of punishment. Even so, your child will be at a major disadvantage in a criminal case unless you hire a lawyer experienced in the juvenile courts. Do not put your child's welfare and future in the hands of less skilled counsel. If your child has been arrested for a crime, contact a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer knowledgeable in juvenile cases for reliable legal representation.

Juvenile Case Lawyer in Long Beach

Leonard Matsuk is a member of the board of directors, volunteer instructor and past president of Project Shortstop, a widely known and respected juvenile diversion program. He has extensive experience practicing before the juvenile courts, and has represented hundreds of minors over the years in both misdemeanor and felony cases, including murder and conspiracy.

There are many ways the court can address juvenile crimes, including:

  • Informal probation
  • Formal probation
  • Fines
  • Detention
  • Community supervision
  • Treatment programs
  • Diversion

Attorney Leonard Matsuk's longstanding interest in the welfare of minors arrested and brought before the juvenile courts, as well as his years of juvenile case litigation, will make him a confident advocate and defender of your child's rights. Whenever possible he will seek a reduction of charges or case dismissal, in addition to minimal and alternative sentencing

Contact a Long Beach Juvenile Lawyer from Law Office of Leonard Matsuk for competent representation if your child has been arrested for a crime.

Our Victories

Take a look at our most recent wins!
  • No Time Served in Custody Assistant Accused of Embezzling Over $200K
  • Warrant Recalled Bench Warrant was Issued Against Our Client
  • Case Dismissed Businessman Charged with Fraud & Misrepresentation
  • Not Guilty Client Accused of Assaulting a Victim Inside Their Home
  • Informal Probation Client Accused of Attempting to Carry a Gun on an Aircraft
  • Charges Dismissed Client Accused of Being an Accomplice to Theft

Contact Us Today!

We’re Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy
Our Satisfied Clients

Hear from our former clients about their experience with the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk. We are proud to protect the rights of the accused and be their trusted advocates in their time of need. Experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of case types, we are prepared to defend you.

  • “I would want someone too to make an effort this great on my behalf...”
    “I would want someone too to make an effort this great on my behalf...”
    - Judge
  • “I would recommend him to my family and closest friends.”
    My case was a complex felony case. Mr. Matsuk quickly learned all the facts and was well versed in the law. He spent quality time with me and seemed to genuinely care about me and my outcome. He had quality advice and insight based on his many years of experience. He got me the very best outcome. I am very satisfied with his services and representation and would highly recommend him to anyone - including my closest friends and family.
    - Scott
  • “One of the best lawyers in California!”
    An awesome, exceptional and focused attorney that will work for a fair and equitable outcome for his client. Our family will always trust Mr. Matsuk in representing our family's interest in All legal matters. He kept our son from going to prison for seven years. He got sentenced reduced to one year in Los Angeles County Jail.
    - Former Client
  • “Thank you Mr. Matsuk”
    I would highly recommend Mr. Matsuk and his very capable staff Lisa and Sue for needed legal services. Mr. Matsuk clearly explained all aspects of my case with truth and understanding. The results were positive and my experience was the same. Thank you sir.
    - Gilda