Alhambra, California Criminal Lawyers

Michael Eric Kraut
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Harvard Law School Educated, Former Senior Prosecutor

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. Read More »
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Sommer Salam
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Former prosecutor with over 11 years experience. Read More »
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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 with an extensive record of winning in both federal and state court. Typical case results include,... Read More »
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Ronald N. Hoffman
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Over 30 years experience as a lawyer.

For over 30 years I have been fighting for the rights, freedom and reputations of my clients. I will aggressively defend you against criminal charges! Visit my website to see testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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William M. Weinberg
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Free Consultation! Experienced Criminal Law Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I am a dedicated to guiding you through the process of criminal charges as smoothly as possible. I am a tenacious advocate who fights for your rights! Visit my website to see case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(626) 308-9936 430 S Garfield Ave Ste 300
Alhambra, CA 91801
Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(213) 893-0632 1104 S 4th St
Alhambra, CA 91801
Criminal
Yale Law School
Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(626) 300-8688 1961 W Huntington Dr Ste 200
Alhambra, CA 91801
Criminal
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(626) 300-1011 821 S Garfield Ave
Alhambra, CA 91801
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(626) 289-5157 711 W Valley Blvd #300
Alhambra, CA 91803
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Univ of West Los Angeles
Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(626) 282-7462 801 S Garfield Ave Ste 202
Alhambra, CA 91801
Criminal
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(626) 282-2222 118 E Huntington Dr
Ste A
Alhambra, CA 91801
Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Loyola Law School
Alhambra, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(626) 988-6800 200 S Garfield Ave Ste 300
Alhambra, CA 91801
Criminal
William Mihrtad Paparian
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 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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(888) 334-6344 6255 Sunset Blvd
#1480
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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....
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 criminal... Read More »
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Antonio Arturo Cota
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Passionate California Criminal Defense Attorney!

I am an experienced California defense lawyer. I aggressively defend the accused against criminal charges. I will fiercely fight for your rights! See my website for reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Daniel E. Kann
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Valencia, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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...
Ann Anat Gottesman
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 352-9669 740 E. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 204
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
As a DUI and criminal defense attorney, I have always been passionate about protecting the constitutional rights of the criminally accused. Like the story of David and Golieth, I have often felt the government, represented by the police and the district attorney or prosecutor, over extend their power and pursue criminal charges and convictions upon the citizen at any cost. Of course, there are dangerous criminals in this world who must be brought to justice. But too often, overzealous prosecutors over-charge, or forget that sometime officers arrest innocent people and sometimes officers do not tell the truth. I want...
Tom Robert Medrano
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(626) 577-4940 300 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Raul Coretana Sabado
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Covina, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(909) 626-2003 1109 W. San Bernardino Road, Suite 240
Covina, CA 91722
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Professor Raul Sabado has been practicing and teaching law since 2004. After a couple of years in private practice and seven years as a successful trial lawyer in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, he founded his own private offices. The service area includes Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties.
Jivaka Candappa
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(626) 345-5334 739 East Walnut Street, Suite 204
Pasadena, CA 91101
Criminal, Civil Rights, Education and Employment
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jivaka Candappa is the principal of Candappa Law Firm. He is an aggressive and passionate trial lawyer with over a decade of litigation experience in civil rights, criminal defense, education, employment and personal injury law. He was named a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor that recognizes only 2.5% of attorneys in California for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Patricia Renee Rodriguez
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(626) 888-5206 1492 West Colorado Boulevard | Suite 120 Pasadena, CA 91105
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ensuring Justice One Case At A Time!

Member of the State Bar of California

Admitted in Central, Eastern, and Northern Federal District Courts of California

Temple University Law School - J.D.

Temple University Law School - Law Program in Japan

University of Southern California (USC) - B.S. in Business

Member of Beverly Hills Bar Association

Member of Mexican American Bar Association



Ms. Rodriguez obtained her Juris Doctor from Temple University. While there, she participated in their National Trial Team and received exceptional advocacy training from one of the best law school programs in the country. Ms. Rodriguez previously worked for the Camden Public Defenders Office, the...
James Robert Tedford II
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(626) 325-0142 301 East Colorado Boulevard
Suite 520
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
James R. Tedford, II is a dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney serving Pasadena. Mr. Tedford earned his Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School and quickly began representing clients facing various legal issues. He has focused his career on personal injury and criminal defense matters, standing strong for those who cannot speak for themselves in and out of the courtroom. Mr. Tedford has more than 20 years of legal experience and knows how to tackle a broad range of cases. He utilizes his background knowledge and legal prowess to build the strongest defenses possible for the criminally accused. Don’t...
Andrew B Leventhal
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PASADENA, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(626) 817-3860 40 EAST COLORADO BLVD. SUITE C
PASADENA, CA 91105
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Andrew Leventhal is a dynamic, passionate, and charismatic criminal defense lawyer. Andrew spent seven years battling in the courtroom trenches as a Los Angeles Public Defender. Here, Andrew developed a reputation for being a fearless trial lawyer. Andrew has defended thousands of criminal cases and conducted many jury trials involving everything from DUI and domestic violence to theft and murder. Andrew’s legal knowledge and passion for justice has led him to a 90% jury trial non-conviction rate.
Steve Escovar
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(626) 577-7700 78 Orange Place
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
If you’ve been arrested or you are facing criminal charges of any nature, don’t wait to put a criminal defense lawyer from Escovar & Avila, LLP on your side. As seasoned litigators who’ve been practicing law since 1994, the firm’s legal team is well-equipped to help you fight a DUI, theft offense, federal crime, or anything else. Schedule a free consultation with an attorney at the firm today to get the legal process started.
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...
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 graduate of Loyola... Read More »
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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 Commissioner.... Read More »
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Ted Khalaf
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Allhambra, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
1609 W Valley Blvd Ste 108
Allhambra, CA 91803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Western State Univ COL
Ted Khalaf is highly skilled in all legal matters pertaining to Divorce and Family Law within the state of California. Our team of skilled lawyers will represent you throughout the process of understanding your rights around a divorce, custody battle or marital and child support situation. Besides being emotionally devastating, a divorce can be financially crippling, and it is essential that you align yourself with a Divorce and Family Law attorney who will represent you to the fullest extent. A Proven Track Record of Success Whether you are dealing with the difficult task of marital property...
Matthew Delgado
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(626) 817-6116 P.O. Box 32159
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jerry Salseda
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South Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(213) 784-2330 PO Box 3205
South Pasadena, CA 91031
Criminal, Civil Rights and Products Liability
UCLA School of Law
Peter S. Sandhu
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(626) 808-4060 155 N. Lake Ave
Suite 8005
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Employment
University of San Diego School of Law
Jaime Almaraz
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(213) 533-2422 East Law Building
5345 East Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Glendale Univ COL
Robert A. Hankoff
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(888) 334-6344 6255 Sunset Blvd
#1480
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Fordham University School of Law
Melyssa Avola
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(626) 844-7441 107 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 211
Pasadena, CA 91105
Criminal
Southwestern Law School
Fritzie Galliani
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(626) 577-2326 1770 Corson Street
Pasadena, CA 91106
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego
My name is Fritzie Galliani from Law Office of Fritzie Galliani, APC, and I am a Pasadena divorce attorney with years of experience in fighting for the rights of local residents. If you are considering divorce, or if you have been served with divorce papers, then it is imperative for you to have skilled representation on your side. Further, if you are faced with another family law matter, I can provide you with the defense that you need. Contact my office today to discuss the situation that you face and to begin pursuing the results that you need for your...
Lawrence Irwin Wolf
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(310) 277-1707 10390 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
For over three decades, I have been helping individuals charged with serious crimes. I have prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor crime. Specializing in the field of criminal law, I am a recognized expert in Drunk Driving, Addiction-related offenses and Juvenile Law.
robert Matthew Cargal
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(888) 717-0139 155 S El Molino Ave, Suite 202
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Matthew Cargal graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1986. In 1992, he graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law and passed the State Bar exam of California that same year. While in law school Mr. Cargal was a member of the mock trial team and an intern with both the San Francisco and Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office. After law school, Mr. Cargal worked as a criminal defense attorney for Public Defenders and private attorneys including as an Associate Attorney from 1995-1997 with the Law Offices of Myles...
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 stressful and... 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 by Avvo.com;... Read More »
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Bradley Drew Hochberg
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(323) 722-8007 6418 1/2 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
Felix Avila
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(626) 577-7700 78 Orange Place
Pasadena, CA 91101
Criminal
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
: If you’ve been arrested or you are facing criminal charges of any nature, don’t wait to put a criminal defense lawyer from Escovar & Avila, LLP on your side. As seasoned litigators who’ve been practicing law since 1994, the firm’s legal team is well-equipped to help you fight a DUI, theft offense, federal crime, or anything else. Schedule a free consultation with an attorney at the firm today to get the legal process started.
Christopher Hoglin
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San Marino, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(626) 260-2347 2920 Huntington Dr.
Suite 288
San Marino, CA 91108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and DUI
Dmitry Yuzef Gurovich
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(818) 205-1555 15250 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1220
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Criminal and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of California - Los Angeles
Kristine Mary Burk
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(626) 792-1161 141 East Walnut Street
Suite 202
Pasadena, CA 91103
Criminal
UC Hastings COL
Mark Khalaf
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(626) 486-0166 33 South Catalina Ave,Suite 202
Pasadena, CA 91106
Criminal
While in law school, Mark worked for the United States Attorney's and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's offices. Upon graduating law school, Mark was an attorney for one of the largest civil litigation law firms in the nation. Thereafter, Mark worked for one of the largest criminal defense law firms in Southern California. Finally, Mark also has over five years experience as a reserve Deputy Sheriff. These experiences have enabled Mark to more fully understand the arresting agency and prosecuting office, thus giving him the insight necessary to better represent his clients' needs. Mark is an aggressive attorney who understands...
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(213) 973-9190 350 S Grand Ave, Ste B1 #712065
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Eric Renslo 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 affordable 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 in many different Los Angeles County courts, obtaining favorable...
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Jerod Gunsberg
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(323) 633-3423 643 S. Olive Street
Suite #717
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Jerod Gunsberg is the founder and lead attorney of the Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg. He is a seasoned criminal law defense attorney, representing clients in all California state and federal criminal matters. He focuses his practice on many different types of criminal cases, including misdemeanors, violent offenses, complex narcotics, white collar crime, medical marijuana defense, sex crimes, elder abuse, computer crime and juvenile criminal issues. Mr. Gunsberg spent the early part of his career in the entertainment industry and even owning his own independent record label for a time. When he decided to follow his life long dream...
Gregory Randolph Caplan
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
445 South Figueroa, Suite #2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Criminal
Glendale Univ COL
Gregory Caplan is a strategic legal consultant, published author, and media commentator. His area of practice is criminal law in Los Angeles County. He focuses on alternative solutions, and explores effective options for each client's case. Mr. Caplan is a former Deputy District Attorney and City Prosecutor in California.
Anthony Rios
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Anthony is an associate attorney with the Kraut Law Group. Prior to joining the Kraut Law Group, Anthony worked for the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office for 8 years. Mr. Rios helped coordinate the Wisconsin... 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 tried over 65... Read More »
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Alhambra Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
El Monte, CA


Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
(323) 980-3500
Los Angeles, CA

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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.