My son was charged with a serious felony offense in Santa Clara County Juvenile Court. The Probation Officer formally recommended a prison commitment to the California Youth Authority (CYA) and the District Attorney argued for the same at every opportunity. Mr. Avila's hard work and aggressive in-court advocacy on behalf of our son prevented this from happening and resulted in a very positive outcome. He helped us through an extremely difficult and stressful time and we feel greatly indebted to him.