Hermosa Beach, 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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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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Joseph Anthony Virgilio Esq.
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

Whittier Law SchoolNew Jersey and California
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Sommer Salam
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Former prosecutor with 14 years of experience. Read More »
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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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Conrad John Barrington
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Hermosa Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 318-3366 2200 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 302
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Criminal
Whittier Coll School of Law
Hermosa Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 621-7928 2447 Pacific Coast Hwy
Ste 100
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Criminal and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Hermosa Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(424) 275-4014 PO Box 987
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Criminal
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Hermosa Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(310) 507-5353 703 Pier Ave Ste B336
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Criminal
Univ of Texas School of Law
Hermosa Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(310) 318-1813 PO Box 305
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Criminal and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Pat Carey
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(310) 526-2237 Torrance, CA 90504
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Southwestern Law School
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 jury trials for cases ranging from driving under the influence misdemeanors, to gang crimes, to special circumstance murder cases. In his tenure as a Deputy District Attorney, Pat conducted over 1,600 preliminary hearings, and spent an entire year dedicated to a juvenile division where he handled over 75 juvenile adjudication trials. In addition to his jury trial experience, Pat has handled thousands...
David W Gammill
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(310) 750-4149 1500 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Notre Dame
No Nonsense. Just Results. Former Prosecutor who has handled numerous High Profile Defenses.

After many years as a prosecutor and then leading the Trial Department for the prominent Defense law firm of Geragos & Geragos, Mr. Gammill launched Gammill Law.

Mr. Gammill has tried over Seventy-Five cases to verdict with the unique distinction of having tried cases from both sides of the aisle in both in the criminal arena as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, but also in the civil arena where he has recovered large verdicts for civil rights violations suffered by his criminal defense clients. He is admitted...
Donald R Hammond
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 384-4376 21515 Hawthorne Blvd
Ste. 590
Torrance, CA 90503
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Southern California
The Law Office of Donald R. Hammond is your Los Angeles criminal and DUI defense attorney, committed to protecting your rights and achieving the best outcome. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. We fight for you!

Mr. Hammond’s interest in law started in high school, continued at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Academy, and has been further honed through law school and extensive courtroom experience.

Educational background
Mr. Hammond earned his J.D. (Law) degree from the University of Southern California Law School and his B.A. degree in Philosophy from Occidental College.

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Mr. Hammond has experience...
Daniel W. Layton
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 693-0829 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, International, Tax and White Collar Crime
Golden Gate University School of Law and The University of Chicago Law School
Daniel W. Layton is a former Federal tax prosecutor and trial attorney for the IRS. His practice as a tax attorney is dedicated to handling all aspects of tax controversy, including audits, collection, international tax, and criminal tax defense. Mr. Layton has extensive experience and insight from his time in the government sector, which greatly benefits his clients. As a former Federal tax prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, in the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, and a former IRS trial attorney in San Jose, he has litigated a wide variety of civil...
Mark Jerry Haushalter
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Redondo Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(310) 953-3799 225 Avenue I
Suite #201
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Mark Haushalter has been involved with many highly complex and notable cases such as the: Temple City Public Corruption case, OJ Simpson case, Michael Jackson case, Jesse James case and many other high profile criminal cases seen in the media. Additionally, I have been a criminal defense analyst for CBS, FOX, KCAL, NBC and KTLA. My firm has co-authored the California Looseleaf Search and Seizure Handbook, a leading authority on criminal law in California. If you were subjected to an illegal search or seizure, we may be able to get your case completely dismissed. I am willing to...
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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Justin Edward Sterling
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Named Top California Criminal Defense Attorney

DISMISSALS. ACQUITTALS. CHARGE REDUCTIONS. MILLIONS RECOVERED. Named a Top California Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney, Mr. Sterling is an accomplished trial lawyer with an extensive track record of winning in... Read More »
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Ryan Okabe
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Redondo Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(310) 953-3799 225 Avenue I
Suite# 201
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Ryan T. Okabe is one of the founding members and a general partner in Southern California's premier criminal defense firm of Okabe & Haushalter. His experience with both sides of the adversarial system provides his clients with unparalleled advantages in obtaining the best possible legal defense. Mr. Okabe has successfully tried a wide variety of cases, and his dedication to his clients, attention to detail, and involvement in high-profile cases have made him one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. Located in Beverly Hills and Redondo Beach, Mr. Okabe handles California and Federal criminal cases.
Jeffrey Lewis Gold
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El Segundo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 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...
Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 780-4522 PO Box 1098
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationCriminal and Appeals
Northeastern University School of Law
Steve David Sitkoff
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(888) 579-4844 11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 1000
West Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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. Steve entered private criminal defense practice in 1995 and has since then exclusively practiced criminal and DUI defense in Southern California.
Steven Seiden
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Hawthorne, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 644-5003 13658 Hawthorne Blvd
Suite 100-C
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Fernando Valley College of Law
The Criminal Law Office of Steven A. Seiden, was established in Los Angeles County over 40 years ago. We exclusively represent defendants in criminal cases, and we litigate Major Felonies, Drug Cases, Misdemeanors, DUI's, and we also represent client's in Federal Court in all United States jurisdictions. We have a proven record with numerous victories in Criminal Courts within California and across the United States. We possess the experience and knowledge necessary to represent our client's with the utmost dedication and commitment, in order to secure the best possible outcome for each client. And we take cases to Jury Trial!...
David Dastrup
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(310) 817-5899 18411 Crenshaw Blvd.
Suite 400
Torrance, CA 90504
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Pepperdine University School of Law
Attorney David Dastrup has had extensive success with criminal misdemeanor traffic tickets and infraction traffic tickets, including suspending license / driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, DUI, speed contest, hit and run, driving without a license, failure to appear, speeding, disobey sign or signal, and other criminal cases including drug possession, drug paraphernalia, petty theft, grand theft, burglary tools, public intoxication / drunk in public, urinating in public, trespass, disturbing the peace, domestic violence, warrants for failure to appear, warrants for probation violations, and several other criminal cases in Los Angeles County Courts and Orange County Justice Centers. Trusted...
Lisa Victoria Houle
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(424) 332-9079 1230 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 270
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Former Los Angeles County Prosecutor now Criminal Defense Attorney. Fifteen years experience prosecuting the most serious cases. Now specializing in Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence defense in addition to General Criminal Defense.
Kyle D. Smith
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 670-1267 22939 Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 202
Torrance, CA 90505
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Employment
UCLA School of Law
I draft high-quality appellate briefs for my clients. I also occasionally represent employees and small businesses in litigation or transactions. I love my work, and I think you will too.
Mark Russ
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(562) 633-8155 444 West Ocean Blvd.
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Mark Russ is one of the premiere young criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles County. Part of a 6-lawyer team at Shouse Law Group, Mark has successfully helped clients to secure case dismissals in numerous DUI, misdemeanor and felony cases.

Mark practices extensively at the Los Angeles Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the Torrance Courthouse, the Inglewood Courthouse, the Compton Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse. He works closely with each of his clients, devising custom-tailored strategies to keep them out of jail and to keep their records clean.
Decio Cedric Rangel Jr
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(310) 904-6331 1600 Rosecrans Ave Suite 400A
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Decio Rangel is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system. As a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles, he understands the thought processes of prosecutors. He uses his extensive knowledge to build strong defenses for his clients in cases ranging from white collar crimes, to violent crimes, to even immigration crimes. He has also been requested by several media companies to serve as their legal expert due to his intimate knowledge of the law and the Los Angeles court system. Once named Los Angeles’ Top Prosecutor, he now employs...
Robert A. Hankoff
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Free Consultation! Determined Criminal Defense Attorney! Legal Expertise!

With a combination of legal experience and skill, I defend the accused against criminal charges. I will fiercely protect your rights! Visit my website for testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients Since 2007

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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Tanvir A. Anis
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(310) 939-9000 1500 Rosecrans Ave.
Ste. 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-2472
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Tulane University
My experience includes years as a senior district attorney with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office and Orange County District Attorney's Office. My time as a prosecutor has been invaluable in my work as a criminal defense attorney. I received my legal education from Yale University and Tulane University. As a defense attorney, I have been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a top 10 criminal defense attorney in California, and a Top 40 under 40 trial attorney nationwide in the field of criminal defense. I have additionally received awards for client satisfaction from Avvo.com

My practice is founded upon a...
Matthew Jay Ruff
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(310) 527-4100 18411 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90504
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Lawrence Irwin Wolf
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 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.
Justin Lo
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Torrance , CA Criminal Law Attorney
(310) 248-2944 22939 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 202
Torrance , CA 90505
Free ConsultationCriminal and Employment
UCLA School of Law
I am a lawyer focusing on Criminal Defense in the Los Angeles area with a background as a former prosecutor. I believe every criminal defendant deserves honest and straightforward legal advice to defend against the charges against them.
Thomas Robert Loversky
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(424) 835-1195 2711 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 246
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Anthony J.   Kimbirk
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
36th Floor
515 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Criminal and Juvenile
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Regina Filippone
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TORRANCE, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(310) 720-5906 24050 Madison Street, Suite 100E
TORRANCE, CA 90505
Criminal
Andrew Bouvier-Brown
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(310) 633-4612 21250 Hawthorne Blvd #500
Torrance, CA 90503
Criminal
Greg Hill
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(310) 782-2500 22850 Crenshaw Blvd
#200
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
I am a criminal defense attorney, mostly handling matters in state court (a small percentage of my work is in federal court). The courts I appear in most often are Torrance, Long Beach, Compton and Airport Courthouse, but I also appear frequently in Bellflower, Westminster, Fullerton, Downtown LA (both at the Clara Shortridge Foltz and Metropolitan courthouses), Downey, Santa Ana and East Los Angeles. I also do appear in Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina, El Monte and Pomona courts, but not too often. I handle all levels of criminal matters, from murder down to public urination, from DUI...
Alexander Griggs
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(310) 782-2500 22850 Crenshaw Blvd
#200
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationTorrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Law School
Mr. Griggs has over twenty years experience in the criminal justice system, including employment in both the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Public Defenders office. He has successfully represented thousands of clients facing all types of criminal charges such as DUI, hit and run, theft, domestic violence, "three strikes" cases, assault with a deadly weapon, drug sales and/or possession, burglary, juvenile matters, rape, sex offenses, robbery, grand theft, receiving stolen property, extortion, embezzlement, criminal threats, "white collar" crime, fraud, internet crime, kidnapping, carjacking, petty theft, manslaughter, attempted murder and murder.

Alex relishes the challenges in these cases and enjoys...
David W Gammill
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

No Nonsense. Just Results. Former Prosecutor who has handled numerous High Profile Defenses. After many years as a prosecutor and then leading the Trial Department for the prominent Defense law firm of Geragos &... Read More »
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Pat Carey
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Criminal defense attorney with a passion for fighting for your rights! Call now!

I am a skilled L.A. criminal defense attorney. I represent clients in all types of criminal cases in southern California. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Stephen Anthony Varga
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Rolling Hills Estates, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(310) 283-2498 916 Silver Spur Rd Ste 203
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Loyola University of Los Angeles and Stanford University
Mr. Varga’s experience as an Attorney in Los Angeles spanning four decades gives him a unique legal perspective. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a BA in Psychology. Then, he pursued his law degree at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. After passing the bar, Stephen A. Varga began his legal career in 1980, focusing primarily on personal injury and criminal law. In 1982, Mr. Varga began practicing solo and opened his own law office. In 1999, he moved his practice to the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. With a wide variety of criminal defense...
Ken K Behzadi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 441-9341 10866 Wilshire Blvd. #400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Over 25 years of experience in the areas of criminal law and personal injury.
Substantial litigation and trial experience at both State and Federal courts.
Oscar Swinton
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 877-4356 8939 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Gary Steven Casselman
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Venice, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(310) 314-4444 PO Box 539
Venice, CA 90294
Criminal and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Gary Casselman has been a licensed California attorney since 1978. His practice includes personal injury, criminal defense and police misconduct including excessive force, shootings, false arrest. He has appeared in Internet interviews and LA Times articles about his cases. He won the first million dollar verdict in federal court in Los Angeles against a police officer in a shooting death case, Covin v. City of Inglewood, et al. and has tried or settled many such cases since. He has been co-counsel on civil cases with both legendary civil rights attorney Johnny Cochran and separately with Christopher...
Anthony E. Vieira
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Marina del Rey, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(877) 805-2901 13700 Marina Pointe Dr
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Criminal, Asbestos, Business and Elder
DePaul College of Law
Paula Elden
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Marina Del Rey, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(310) 597-2994 13650 Marina Pointe Dr. Suite 606
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Criminal
Northrop Univ School of Law
Winston Kevin McKesson
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(310) 242-5889 6080 Center drive. #652
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Mark McArthur Bernheim
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Culver City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(310) 313-2139 11881 Lindblade St
Culver City, CA 90230
Criminal
University of Southern California
Lisa Henderson Mattern
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(310) 342-8254 6601 Center Dr W
Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 900445
Criminal and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Tangela Denise Terry
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 641-7800 5777 W. Century Boulevard
Suite 750
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Univ of LaVerne COL
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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UCLA Law graduate who will aggressively fight your criminal case for you.

Visit trialgod.com for more information. Attorney Eric Renslo exclusively practices criminal defense in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Unlike most criminal defense attorneys, his expertise lies in bringing cases to... Read More »
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Donald R Hammond
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

The Law Office of Donald R. Hammond is your Los Angeles criminal and DUI defense attorney, committed to protecting your rights and achieving the best outcome. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy,... 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.