Downey, 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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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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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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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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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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James Anthony Mendez
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Downey, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(562) 923-4946 8301 Florence Avenue
Suite 200
Downey, CA 90240
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UCLA School of Law
Are you facing indictments of criminal activity and wondering where you can turn to receive the help you need at this time? You need to take the proactive approach and seek out the help your case requires from a Downey criminal defense lawyer you can trust. Come to the Law Office of James Mendez! Attorney Mendez has obtained his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Upon graduating, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate. Attorney Mendez is a member of the United States District Court for the Central District of...
Downey, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(562) 861-6313 9844 Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA 90240
Criminal and DUI
Western State Univ
Downey, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(562) 861-3335 12139 Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA 90242
Criminal and DUI
Anthony Arzili
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(562) 907-4448 205 South Broadway Suite 606
Los Angeles , CA 90012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Attorney Anthony A. Arzili has devoted his practice to criminal defense and DUI for over a decade. He has handled thousands of cases in all LA courthouses and in the process developed strong relationships with the decision-makers in those courts. He believes that specializing in criminal defense allows him the knowledge and experience to acheive outstanding results. Anthony also believes in keeping his clients informed at all stages of the proceedings. Call or email us for a free case evaluation. 562-907-4448 or AnthonyArzili@gmail.com
Mike Singh Sethi
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Norwalk, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(562) 864-1909 16204 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
American COL
The U.S. Law Center is a nationwide, full-service immigration law firm that provides large corporations, small businesses and individuals with a full range of immigration processing and placement services. Attorney Mike Sethi earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills in 1995. He received his law degree from the American College of Law, where he graduated in the top three percent of his class and was awarded seven AM-JUR Bancroft-Whitney Awards. These awards are presented to those students attaining the highest grades in particular subjects. He is a member of the Bar for the state of...
Andrew Marc Stein
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Bellflower, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(562) 866-9762 9944 Flower St
Bellflower, CA 90706
Criminal, Civil Rights and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Jeffery L. Greco
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(323) 583-1200 7136 Pacific Blvd.
Suite 230
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Free ConsultationHuntington Park, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S., handling narcotics cases and major felony cases. I rose to the level of Chief Prosecutor and then I left and took that trial experience with me. I switched sides to become a defense lawyer to protect my clients' constitutional rights that get trampled everyday. Based out of New York, I run the New York...
Zachary James McCready
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(562) 364-7350 3701 Long Beach Blvd
Suite 324
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Whittier Law School
I was a police officer with the LAPD for 8 years. I did hundreds of DUI arrests, domestic violence arrests, drug possession arrests, fugitive warrant arrests, etc.
I also testified in numerous cases.

I have been practicing law since June of 2017. During that time, I have focused my career on criminal defense and DUI cases. I also do chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, immigration cases, debt settlements, and civil litigation.

I have testified in over a dozen trials as an expert witness on the Standardized Field Sobriety tests which are used in almost all DUI arrests.

I have taken many cases to trial and...
Joseph Torri
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Whittier, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 630-5757 13215 E. Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
Joseph Torri is on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. Judges sitting in California family law courtrooms may appoint private counsel to represent children in high-conflict child custody cases. Also, Mr. Torri is a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California. Joseph Torri received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication. While at undergraduate college, Mr. Torri was on the speech and debate team, as well as, President...
Todd Means
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(562) 822-6745 4401 Atlantic Ave.
Suite 200-85
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Todd Means initially became interested in law to help "the little guy." After working for an educational nonprofit during and after college, Todd entered Loyola Law School, Los Angeles to become a civil rights attorney. However, he quickly realized that protecting the constitutional rights of the accused was his true passion. During law school, he interned at the Ventura County Public Defender’s Office, was a member of Loyola Law School's Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic, and was a Judicial Extern for the Second District of the California Court of Appeal.

After receiving his J.D. from Loyola, he...
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. 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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Bailey Fowler Means
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(562) 822-6898 4401 Atlantic Ave, Ste 200-85
Long Beach, CA 90807
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of California - Irvine and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Bailey K.F. Means began concentrating on criminal defense practice during her 1L year at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. During her three years at Loyola, she interned at two public defender’s offices, and the ACLU, in addition to working as a research assistant for three criminal-focused professors.

Since graduating from Loyola, she worked as a Deputy Public Defender in Ventura County for 3 years. In the 3 years she was there, Bailey took more cases to trial than anyone else in the public defender’s office. (Todd Means tried the second-most cases in those 3 years). Though she’s an aggressive and experienced...
Jeffrey Lewis Gold
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El Segundo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
400 Continental Blvd
6th Floor
El Segundo, CA 90245
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Jeffrey Lewis Gold is a criminal and DUI defense attorney with the law firm Gold & Witham, representing the accused throughout Southern California. Mr. Gold is a graduate of Hastings College of Law in San Francisco (1983) and was admitted to the California State Bar the same year. Throughout his educational career, Mr. Gold received a number of legal honors and accolades such as “Best Appellate Brief and Oral Argument” and graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors from his undergraduate program. Prior to forming Gold & Witham with partner Nigel Witham, Mr. Gold worked for a variety of other...
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(562) 216-8296 111 West Ocean Boulevard, Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
For more then 2 decades, Mr. Marc Aaron Goldbach has worked tirelessly to develop a successful bankruptcy and civil law practice for clients located throughout Los Angeles County. Whether his clients are facing insurmountable debt, foreclosure, serious felony charges, immigration or other legal issues such as personal injuries, workplace harassment, family and medical leave act violations, whistle blowing and retaliation, consumer law, criminal defense they can be rest assured that Marc Aaron Goldbach will take all steps necessary to fight for their legal rights to protect their interests. Marc Goldbach has represented many legal cases with 100% success...
Danielle Gibbons Esq.
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
444 West Ocean, Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I am proud to be part of a team that includes my father and brother that is dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation throughout the State of California. Over the years, I have been honored to represent clients that have come to us for help. We work so closely with them and invest so much in securing a successful outcome to their case that they begin to feel like a part of our family. Criminal matters are highly stressful events for people charged with crimes. Our job is to education our clients, and often their families while guiding them as...
Nigel Roy Witham
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Glendale, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 473-2304 Brand Boulevard Center - 450 North Brand Blvd.
Suite 600
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Warwick, England
John W. Hill
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(562) 498-1219 2155 N. Bellflower Blvd. #154
Long Beach, CA 90815
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Law School
Mark Waecker
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(866) 655-8282 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Mark Waecker was admitted to practice law in October 1978 and has, since that time, been a member of the California State Bar, in continuously good standing. His stellar experience inside the criminal process field for over 35 years has served American, Korean, Chinese and Spanish speaking clientele all with a high-level of successful custom-designed defenses. Mark has devoted decades to improving his skills and calls upon reputable experienced resources to design a strategy for each client.
Katie Richey
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Buena Park, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(714) 741-1148 7931 Whitaker Street
Buena Park, CA 90621
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
David J. Givot
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Lakewood, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(310) 699-0070 4067 Hardwick Street
Suite 321
Lakewood, CA 90712
Criminal
Antonio Garcia
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South El Monte, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(323) 547-0813 1180 Durfee Avenue, Suite 240
South El Monte, CA 91733
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Attorney Antonio R. Garcia is an intelligent and charismatic attorney. He has represented clients in criminal matters all over Southern California including Pasadena, West Covina, Long Beach, Downey, and Bellflower. He is working lawyer and handles matters from Newport Beach to Van Nuys. He is a tremendous advocate and has a great ability to explain the complexities of the law to his clients and their families so that they may make informed decisions.

Mr. Garcia received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from UCLA before pursuing an MBA in finance from Woodbury University and eventually acquiring...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. 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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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
Joseph T. Thomas Gibbons Jr.
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La Mirada, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(562) 802-3602 14241 E. Firestone Blvd., Ste. 400
La Mirada, CA 90638
Criminal
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
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
- Client Testimonial

Attorney Shahrestani offers intense,...
Shaun Khojayan
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(800) 274-4290 515 S. Flower St., 19th Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90071
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Call (800) 274-4290 for your free private consultation today and put my knowledge and experience to work for you.
Criminal Defense - Appeals / Appellate law - Federal Criminal Defense


Shaun Khojayan and Associates, a Criminal Defense Law Firm, based in Los Angeles will help you early in your criminal defense matter. We provide criminal defense representation in California State Courts and all United States Federal Courts.

Mr. Khojayan earned his J.D., with Distinction, from the University of the Pacific. He has conducted complex federal felony trials with most resulting in not guilty verdicts. Mr. Khojayan has also written and argued appeals...
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 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...
Matthew Garth Kaestner
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(562) 437-0200 1 World Trade Center, Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90831
Free ConsultationCriminal
Willamette Univ COL
Long Beach criminal law specialist, attorney Matthew Kaestner, is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a criminal law specialist. The practice is dedicated solely to the defense of criminal cases. He brings over 30 years to the aggressive defense of every client he takes. History of expert defense of all criminal law cases from murder to misdemeanor offenses.
Dmitry Gorin
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(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DUI
UCLA School of Law
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. Mr. Gorin has litigated everything from Death Penalty murder cases to complex fraud cases, being nominated Prosecutor of the Month several times. Many of his cases have been profiled in the media including ABC, NBC, Court-TV and others. Mr. Gorin is also a Professor at Pepperdine and UCLA, teaching courses to undergraduates and law students on jury trial advocacy, public speaking, and comparative trial systems.
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
The firm began in 2003, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. A year later, it relocated to Century City and in 2014, moved to it’s current location in West Los Angeles. Throughout the years the firm has grown steadily, developing broad expertise in the fields of Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Name Changes, Power of Attorney, and most recently Commercial Cannabis License procedures.
Roland Bakhache Perez
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La Habra, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 961-1966 301 La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
Undergraduate: Univ of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California - BA; School of Law: Whittier College School of Law; Los Angeles, California - JD Associations: Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association- Board Member, American Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Honors: Whittier Law Review Member, Whittier Law School Certified - Center for Children's Rights, Judicial Clerkship for Supervising Judge for Los Angeles Superior Court - Honorable Judge Nash

As a qualified and experienced DUI Defense Attorney, I...
Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez is a criminal defense attorney with over 18 years experience. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer, Ambrosio served as a prosecutor for 13 years. During his time as a prosecutor, he led the sex... Read More »
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Ese Omofoma
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Downey, CA 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 grateful when you... Read More »
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Diana W. Aizman Esq.
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(818) 638-9937 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 820
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Southwestern University School of Law
Former Los Angeles prosecutor with over 10,000 cases handled. Criminal defense attorney Diana Aizman has formerly trained police officers on how to testify in DUI hearings and trials. We offer experienced, compassionate, and dedicated representation on behalf of adults and juveniles in all courts and criminal defense matters. We defend clients against charges ranging from DUI and serious traffic crimes to serious felonies in Los Angeles and the surrounding counties. We represent clients in the following areas: Drugs Possession or Sale Domestic Violence Spousal Battery Abuse Assault, Battery DUI Defense Attorney Driving Under the Influence Grand...
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 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...
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Criminal, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
John Murray
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West Covina, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(626) 345-9200 100 N. Barranca Ave
Suite 700
West Covina, CA 91791
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Ventura COL
John Murray has amassed a string of case dismissals, not guilty verdicts and "D.A. rejects" in cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to very serious felonies. He works closely with his clients, and his carefully chosen private investigators and experts, to build the strongest defense in each case.

The National Trial Lawyers Association has awarded John as one of the "100 Best" criminal defense attorneys. The National Advocacy for DUI Defense placed him on their list of the nation's top DUI lawyers. And the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has honored him as one of the 10 best...
Wais Azami
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Seal Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(714) 321-9999 3020 Old Ranch Pk, #300
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
California Southern University School of Law
As an attorney, I offer strong yet affordable representation to the people of Orange County, Inland Empire and the surrounding areas with criminal defense. Most of my clients have immigration issues when they are arrested and it takes a special attorney who understands the consequences of criminal charges for immigrants.

I'm a product of our community. I'm an immigrant. I was poor as a child. I had to start working at age 14 so I could help my family. I've had friends who made mistakes and I saw how the authorities violated their rights because they...
Jeffrey Donald Kent
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Fullerton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(714) 401-3827 1440 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 520
Fullerton, CA 92835
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western State University, College of Law
Jeffrey D. Kent, Attorney at Law, has been practicing exclusively criminal law since he began his legal career in Orange County, California, in 1992. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, Irvine receiving B.A. degrees with honors in both Economics and Political Science. He then graduated from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California with honors in 1992, and immediately passed the California State Bar Examination. Jeff worked with both the Orange County Public Defender and Orange County District Attorney's Office while in law school. During a career marked with high-profile successes, Jeff...
Joseph Wilson
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Yorba Linda, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(714) 463-4430 18032 Lemon Drive
Suite C609
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Criminal, Administrative, Tax and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego and James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Mr. Wilson is a former Federal Prosecutor, IRS Attorney and FTB Attorney. Mr. Wilson is the managing partner at the Wilson Tax Law Group, which is a law firm serving the Newport Beach and Yorba Linda areas that specializes in civil audits and criminal tax matters, involving federal and state tax authorities. The firm represents taxpayers during civil audits, administrative appeals, all phases of collection, judicial proceedings in all trial and appellate courts. The firm handles a wide variety of matters including international compliance and offshore banking matters. The firm is headed by Mr. Wilson, whose impressive background includes...
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....
Aaron Spolin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(310) 424-5816 11500 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Spolin Law’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; dismissals of drug, DUI, violent-crime, and theft charges; successful appellate outcomes from the California Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, Bronx County.

At the District Attorney’s Office, Aaron was assigned to...
Heena Patel
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Diamond Bar, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 455-9937 3333 S. Brea Canyon Rd., Suite 213
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Southwestern University School of Law and University of California - San Diego
Heena Patel is an assertive criminal defense attorney, practicing in both Los Angeles County and Orange County. She has a reputation for being tough in the courtroom, protecting her clients’ rights, but is also respected by opposing counsel and judges for her honesty, professionalism and knowledge of the law. Attorney Patel has handled over 12,000 criminal cases, carrying a caseload of over 200 cases a month. She has vigorously defended her clients charged with battery, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, sex crimes, rape, vehicular manslaughter, attempted murder, DUI, hit and run, license suspension, theft, burglary, robbery and arson....
Antonio A. 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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Jeremy Ian Lessem
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 18 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 respected Los Angeles... 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.