Agua Dulce, California Criminal Lawyers

Jeremy Ian Lessem
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Jeremy Lessem grew up around a courtroom. At a very young age, Jeremy was watching trials and meeting influential judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys while following around his father, highly... Read More »
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Alan Eisner
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience

Certified by the California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist. Over 20 years trial experience. Practice devoted to criminal defense. Top-Rated Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer (Rated Superb 10/10... Read More »
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Karthik Krishnan
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star," Karthik Krishnan has emerged as one of the premiere young criminal defense and DUI attorneys in Los Angeles County. The criminal system can be a... Read More »
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Pat Carey
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

Pat is a former Prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and part of the less than 1% of lawyers in California that are State Bar Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. He has... Read More »
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Santa Clarita, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(805) 630-0079 26893 Bouquet Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Daniel Jai Tripathi
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Palmdale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(877) 422-5297 1008 W Avenue M14
Suite A
Palmdale, CA 93551
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Southwestern Law School
Versatile trial attorney offering a solid track record of litigation success and experience in various facets of the law. Motivated and articulate professional who thrives in courtroom settings, excels at client rapport, discovery and deposition. Exceptional skill in drafting, reviewing, and analyzing pleadings, motions, responses to summary judgments, opinions, briefs and other legal documents. Recognized as leading defense attorney in Southern California, particularly skilled at “connecting” with and building rapport with jurors, resulting in positive verdicts in vast majority of nearly 20 jury trials, and hundreds of misdemeanor cases. Reputation as a “no nonsense” attorney and aggressive litigator among the...
Daniel E. Kann
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Valencia, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 744-7730 27240 Turnberry Lane
#200
Valencia, CA 91355
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of San Francisco School of Law
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in 1999, Daniel E. Kann earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. While still in law school, Dan took part in a program at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office that allowed him to take on criminal defense cases as a law student. Through his work with the Public Defender’s Office, Attorney Kann found his calling and to this day continues to fight for the rights of defendants facing criminal charges. Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004, Attorney Kann began...
J. Tooson
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 295-1054 4515 Sherman Oaks ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
The attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson will fight for you. Rated 10/10 Attorney J. Tooson and his partner Jeremy Lessem have both been honored by CA Super Lawyers and have handled over 10,000 complex criminal matters and received millions in civil settlements and verdicts. Attorney J. Tooson is a legal analyst for ABC 7 and People Magazine. Attorney J. Tooson and Jeremy Lessem have also been featured in several prominent publications for their legal work including ; The Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. The Lessem, Newstat & Tooson team is dedicated to helping good people in tough...
David Mark Wallin
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Palmdale, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(661) 267-1313 41319 12th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Univ of West Los Angeles
Attorney David M. Wallin is the Palmdale criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of David M. Wallin. For 25 years, he has now practiced nothing but criminal law and is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist. This is a designation that only about 175 attorneys in California have received, demonstrating his knowledge and experience in this field. Since beginning his criminal defense firm, he has been committed to working hard for clients, speaking open and honestly with them, and always charging fair rates. Call today to learn more!
Francisco Miguel Zavala
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Valencia, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(661) 753-3534 28494 Westinghouse Place Suite 206
Suite 206
Valencia, CA 91355
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Francisco Zavala is an experienced, respected, and knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody lawyer. For more than 20 years, Divorce Attorney Francisco Zavala has dedicated his practice to serving clients faced with a divorce, child support or child custody dispute. He has helped hundreds of people get better divorces and child custody arrangements. Divorce lawyer Francisco Zavala knows how to make any divorce or child custody dispute less adversarial. He has an uncanny ability to make divorces and child custody disputes resolve smoothly and with much less emotional turmoil and financial cost. Divorce lawyer Francisco Zavala will guide your case...
Mark Johnson
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Palmdale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(661) 728-1010 190 Sierra Court, Suite B210
Palmdale, CA 93550
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Attorney Mark Johnson is a retired police lieutenant and accomplished trial attorney, who has obtained excellent results for his clients. His unique background gives him an edge in the courtroom unlike other attorneys. Mr. Johnson offers affordable superior legal representation. in some cases, a payment plan for services may be accepted. Mr. Johnson appreciates that the justice system can go wrong, and he is available to assist with your legal problems day and night. He welcomes an opportunity to advocate on your behalf.
David Terry Collins
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Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(661) 584-4282 767 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of Idaho COL
As a partner of the Law Offices of Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Collins, David works in the fields of personal injury, probate and estate planning. David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Northridge in 1979 and went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Idaho. He was admitted to practice in 1983 and is a member of the California State Bar, the Antelope Valley Bar Association, and the California Applicant’s Attorneys Association. As a community leader, Davis is committed to representing those who have been injured in an accident...
Thomas John Ward
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Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(661) 584-4282 767 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Family
UCLA School of Law
As a partner of the Law Offices of Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Collins, Thomas works in the fields of civil litigation, business litigation, and real estate. Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco in 1964 and went on to obtain his law degree from UCLA in 1967. He is currently a member of the California State Bar, the Antelope Valley Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. If you or your business need the help of an experienced litigation attorney, contact the firm today for a consultation!
Arnold William Gross
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(818) 960-0011 17337 Ventura Blvd #200
Los Angeles, CA 91316
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
University of California - Los Angeles
Arnold W. Gross is a nationally recognized, honored and experienced trial lawyer with expertise in all types of personal injury cases, wrongful death matters, criminal defense cases and real estate cases. Mr. Gross is a pre-eminent AV rated Martindale Hubbell attorney, an honor he has enjoyed for over 30 years. Mr. Gross was been selected as a California Super Lawyer in plaintiff personal injury cases in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. Arnold W. Gross has been involved in more than 80 major jury trials and hundreds of court trials and arbitrations. Mr. Gross serves as a settlement...
Leonard Manalo
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

Leonard (“Leo”) Manalo is a Los Angeles-based attorney who defends clients accused of California and federal crimes. His practice covers everything from asset forfeiture, to DUI and drug crimes.A... Read More »
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Dmitry Gorin
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Mr. Dmitry Gorin specializes in major criminal defense matters throughout Southern California courts. He left the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office after 12 years of extensive trial experience.... Read More »
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Kevin Moghtanei
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San Fernando, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(818) 225-5323 405 N Maclay Ave Ste 203
San Fernando, CA 91340
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
My name is Kevin Moghtanei, and I am a criminal defense attorney in San Fernando, CA. I represent clients in courts throughout Los Angeles County every single day of the week, and I only handle 100% DUI and criminal cases. I love what I do, and I do it well. From my experiences, I understand the difficult time you and your family may be experiencing while awaiting the final outcome of your case. There is never a case too small, and no case too big. I will be at your side the whole way. Fighting for YOU. My hope is...
Arvand Mahdavi Naderi
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(818) 837-7700 405 N Maclay Ave
San Fernando, CA 91340
Free ConsultationSan Fernando, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I am a criminal defense attorney that takes pride in what I do. Unfortunately, the practice of criminal defense has become a contest that is more about securing retainers and not about serving the client. I have had clients in my office tell me that a number of other lawyers have promised them dismissals and reduced charges. I have been asked to promise the same. I will refuse every time. It is a lie to the client and it is a dangerous lie. A lie that can end up with the client in state prison. If you are a potential...
Andrew Michael Ward
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Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(661) 584-4282 767 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Since 1952, Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Collins has been providing trusted legal counsel and effective services to the residents throughout Lancaster and Antelope Valley. As a full-service law firm, the team offers trusted counsel for matters involving personal injury, criminal defense, family law, real estate, estate planning, civil litigation, and business law. To find out more about the services offered, do not hesitate to contact the firm today.
Alfredo Guevara III
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Palmdale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(661) 267-1313 41319 12th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551
Criminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Gil Lee Arbel
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Granada Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(818) 968-7149 17802 Chatsworth St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Andrew Tan
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Palmdale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(661) 267-1313 41319 12th Street West Suite 101
Palmdale, CA 93551
Criminal
Mr. Robert Drescher
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Newhall, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(661) 260-1149 24303 Walnut Street
Suite F
Newhall, CA 91321
Criminal, Consumer, DUI and Divorce
Tyson Ray Beers
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Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(661) 948-8444 1672 West Ave. J, Suite 203
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal
Amy Konstanelos
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Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(661) 661-7280
Ext. 090
PO Box 9076
Lancaster, CA 93539-9076
Criminal, Civil Rights and DUI
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Acton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(661) 269-1755 2665 Sache St
Acton, CA 93510
Criminal, Civil Rights and DUI
Glendale Univ COL
Damian J. Nassiri
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I am a skilled and aggressive California criminal defense lawyer. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of the accused! Visit my website for reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation.
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Steve David Sitkoff
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Former Sr. Prosecutor with 34 years experience. AV Rated and 2017 Super Lawyer

Steve started his career in criminal law in 1983 as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office before receiving his appointment as a Los Angeles County Superior Court... Read More »
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Santa Clarita, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(661) 288-1959 24827 San Fernando Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Criminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(818) 352-5989 8348 Foothill Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91040
Criminal and DUI
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Santa Clarita, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(661) 257-8883 28494 Westinghouse Pl
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Florida State Univ COL
Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(661) 949-9190 42315 10th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Santa Clarita, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(661) 250-9638 20611 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(661) 974-7484 42011 4th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(661) 974-7303 42011 4th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(818) 363-0587 12403 Jolette Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91344
Criminal and DUI
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Glendale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 240-1974 3648 Foothill Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91214
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
Mid Valley COL
Santa Clarita, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(818) 789-9999 24827 San Fernando Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Criminal, Business, DUI and Insurance Defense
Univ of West Los Angeles
Justin Edward Sterling
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Named Top California Criminal Defense Attorney

Named Attorney of the Year and a Top California Criminal Attorney, Mr. Sterling is an accomplished criminal trial lawyer committed to his clients. The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling is a top-rated... Read More »
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J. Tooson
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California Criminal Law Attorney

The attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson will fight for you. Rated 10/10 Attorney J. Tooson and his partner Jeremy Lessem have both been honored by CA Super Lawyers and have handled over 10,000 complex... Read More »
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Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(661) 729-1879 42257 6th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Lancaster, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(661) 947-7148 963 W Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
Criminal
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi. Offering legal representation throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, DC, and Washington State.

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Michael Eric Kraut
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(888) 334-6344 6255 Sunset Blvd
#1480
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Kraut Law Group is a premier criminal defense firm located in the media center of Los Angeles. The firm specializes in DUI defense and other criminal matters. Prior to becoming one of Southern California's top notch criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney. He has over 14 years of trial experience, contacts, and understanding of how to best handle his client's cases. He has obtained a success rate of 99% in jury trials. Los Angeles Criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut has been featured on CNN and Fox News as well as in print articles. Mr....
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(213) 973-9190 350 S Grand Ave, Ste B1 #712065
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
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Attorney Eric Renslo, founder of Renslo Law, specializes in criminal trial defense in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Unlike most criminal defense attorneys, his expertise lies in bringing cases to trial, and more importantly, securing the best possible outcome for you. He is experienced, extremely accessible, will always keep you and your loved ones up to date on your case, and offers very competitive pricing.

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Renslo has successfully handled serious and violent felonies throughout Southern California. He has also litigated, as sole counsel, dozens of challenging jury trials and contested court hearings...
Arash Hashemi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(310) 448-1529 11845 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
Since 2003, the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi has fought passionately to defend the rights of clients facing criminal prosecution in Los Angeles. We recognize the seriousness of your situation, and we are prepared to support you at every stage of your case. We are available when our clients need us most. When you seek our help, you work directly with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, not a paralegal. At the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we never back down from a courtroom battle. We know how to fight for you — and win.
Alex Ozols
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West Covina,, CA Criminal Law Attorney
100 Barranca St 7th Floor
7th Floor
West Covina,, CA 91791
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Ozols Law Firm is not like any other legal experience. Alex Ozols is a lawyer that is not afraid to stand up to anyone else in the courtroom. He is a born trial lawyer and will always fight for your case until the very end, making sure you get the best possible result.
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(323) 803-7147 535 N Brand Blvd
Suite 850
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationCriminal, Health Care and Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I am the founder of Shan Potts Law Offices- a full service immigration law firm with extensive experience in Deportation and Removal Defense; Green Cards, Family Immigration; Employment Immigration; U.S. Citizenship, U-Visas; VAWA Cases; DACA Cases; Consular Processing; Waivers and Appeals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Asylum (Sexual Orientation), HIV Waivers, Family Unifications. I have has successfully litigated complex issues concerning crimes and immigration. I have helped military families with immigration benefits. I have protected relatives of U.S. military members from deportation. I obtained specialty visa for international clients; fashion...
Alexander Bakhache Perez
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La Habra, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 961-1966 301 W. La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
USC Law School
Admitted in California on December 4, 1995
Undergraduate:
Stanford Univ, Stanford, California - BA & Masters; School of Law: Univ of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California - JD

Associations:
Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Honors:
USC Moot Court Competition Board
American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Law/Procedure
Stanford University Deans Award for Outstanding Community Service

Activities:
Homeless Advocacy Project, San Francisco Bar Association
La Raza Alumni Outreach

Languages:
Spanish and French
William Mihrtad Paparian
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
272 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Southwestern University School of Law
Winner 2018 Pasadena Star News-San Gabriel Valley Tribune-Whittier Daily News reader's choice Best of Pasadena and neighboring cities Criminal Defense Attorney; Winner Pasadena Weekly Reader Recommended Criminal Defense Lawyer; Winner 2015 BEST ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM by Pasadena Weekly readers; Winner Criminal Law Top Attorney In Pasadena by The Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012. William Paparian is the Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena, CA, defending clients accused of and charged with felonies and misdemeanors. Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney Paparian is one of the toughest, most dedicated criminal defense lawyers in Los-Angeles County; former Mayor of Pasadena, CA., Bill Paparian has earned a...
Michael Eric Kraut
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Free Consultation! Aggressive California Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I am an experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer. I understand your interests and will leave no stone unturned when defending you! Visit my website for testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Ese Omofoma
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California Criminal Law Attorney

At The Omofoma Law Firm we work tirelessly to help you obtain the best results possible and won't take you for granted. We understand that you have many options when choosing an injury lawyer and we are... Read More »
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.