May 14, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

Cursory Investigation of Potentially Exculpatory Evidence Amounts to Inadequate Assistance of Counsel for Minor – Why You Need an Experienced Juvenile Defense Attorney

When hiring a criminal defense attorney in California to represent your child, be sure he/she is competent, aggressive and thorough. In the case of In re Edward S. 2009 DJDAR 6066, the Court of Appeal ruled that a minor’s trial had to be reversed and remanded back to the juvenile Court because his attorney was ineffective and failed to properly represent the minor in a sex case. Edward S., a minor, was charged with a sex crime against another minor. His trial attorney failed to properly investigate the case or hire potential experts to assist in the case. The petition against him was found to be true beyond a reasonable doubt. He appealed and the Court of Appeal reversed the adjudication.

The law firm of Wallin & Klarich has been representing minors like Edward S. in the juvenile court system for over 30 years. Our firm has the highest rating a law firm can have: “an AV rating” by our peers. We know what it takes to properly and effectively investigate each case. If your child is being investigated for a crime or is charged with a crime, call the law firm of Wallin & Klarich. The stakes are just too high not to. Contact a Wallin & Klarich California juvenile criminal defense attorney today at 1-888-280-6839. Also, visit us online at to learn more about your case and what can be done.

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