Lamont, California Criminal Lawyers

Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(661) 447-4384 1200 Truxtun Ave Ste 120
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Criminal
Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(661) 616-2141 1670 M Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Criminal
Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(661) 868-4799 1315 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4517
Criminal
Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(661) 868-4799 1315 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4517
Criminal
Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(661) 868-4799 1315 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4517
Criminal
Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(661) 368-1973 4900 California Avenue
# 210B
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Criminal
Wasco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(661) 240-5926 1144 7th St
POB 22753/Bakersfield,CA 93390
Wasco, CA 93280
Criminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Lake Isabella, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 379-8415 P O Box 2672
Lake Isabella, CA
Criminal
Ridgecrest School of Law
Mojave, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(661) 824-7110 1775 State Highway 58
Mojave, CA 93501
Criminal
Glendale Univ COL
Rosamond, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(661) 256-9271 4171 Knox Ave
PO Box 2567
Rosamond, CA 93560
Criminal and Personal Injury
Univ of Idaho COL
Tehachapi, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(559) 222-1005 17180 Snowshoe Ln
Tehachapi, CA 93561
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Ventura COL
Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(661) 327-2531 PO Box 2571
Bakersfield, CA 93303
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Van Norman Univ CA
Tehachapi, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(661) 822-8200 785 Tucker Rd Ste G-602
Tehachapi, CA 93561
Criminal
UCLA School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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."
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Phil Hache
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(818) 336-1384 15303 Ventura Blvd.
9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Distinguished as "Top Attorney" by Pasadena Magazine in 2010, 2016 & 2016, as well as a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyer magazine in 2015, 2016, Phil Hache represents clients in California state and federal criminal matters, including misdemeanors (with a focus on DUI cases) and felony charges. Along with having a good understanding of criminal matters and Court procedures, he has been trained in forensic toxicology which he puts to good use when handling DUI and other Drug related offenses.

Mr. Hache represent clients on criminal matters in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County and Orange County.

Phil Hache is...
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...
Dmitry Gorin
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(818) 781-1570 14401 Sylvan St #112
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Van Nuys, 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.
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...
Michael Eric Kraut
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(888) 334-6344 2600 West Olive Ave
5th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Free ConsultationBurbank, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Kraut Law Group is a premier criminal defense firm located in the media center of Los Angeles. The firm specializes in DUI defense and other criminal matters. Prior to becoming one of Southern California's top notch criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney. He has over 14 years of trial experience, contacts, and understanding of how to best handle his client's cases. He has obtained a success rate of 99% in jury trials. Los Angeles Criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut has been featured on CNN and Fox News as well as in print articles. Mr....
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...
Aaron Spolin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(310) 589-3793 9544 W Pico Blvd
Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Spolin Law P.C.’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal appeals 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 Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Aaron is the recipient of various awards for his advocacy, including the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy as well as Princeton University’s Lynde...
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
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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 trial, and more importantly, securing the best possible outcome for you. He is a UCLA Law graduate, has significant winning trial experience, is very accessible, 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 results in...
William Andrew Parry
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Hanford, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(559) 904-7530 802 N. Irwin St., Suite 202
Hanford, CA 93230
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
San Joaquin College of Law
- J.D., San Joaquin College of Law, Law Review, 1998 - B.A. English, California State University, Fresno, magna cum laude, 1995 - A lifelong Valley resident and native of Lemoore, William “Bill” Parry is the owner and founder of William Parry Law, a criminal defense firm located in Hanford, California, serving all of Central California. William has been achieving dismissals and excellent results for his clients since 1999 through hard work, quality customer service, and attention to detail. He offers Free Consultations. Bill graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1995, magna cum...
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 its 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, and Power of Attorney.
Steven Michael Cron
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(310) 451-9888 401 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
UC Hastings COL
Steve Cron was born in 1948, and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended North Hollywood High School, UCLA, and Hastings College of the Law, graduating in 1973. He passed the bar on the first try, and began working as a Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County. During his six years in the Public Defender's Office, he handled juvenile cases, misdemeanors and felonies. It was a great place to start, with a high volume of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to murders, and everything in between. After six years, in 1980, Steve decided to start his own practice. He...
Robert Gordon Berke
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Canoga Park, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 436-2924 21911 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Criminal and Immigration
Southwestern Law School
Robert G. Berke has practiced in the fields of immigration, criminal, and legal ethics since 1990. A former law professor and publisher of the Criminal Immigration Resource Pages, Mr. Berke has zealously represented clients across the United States and across the world. Berke Law Offices, Inc. is recognized for its accomplishments in cases where immigration law and criminal law intersect, regularly winning cases other lawyers have called impossible.
Peter Berlin
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(310) 289-5418 16130 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 570
Encino, CA 91436
Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Coll School of Law
Nationally recognized in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Forbes and Reuters, Peter Berlin provides preeminent criminal representation protecting your freedom, your rights and your property. Mr. Berlin is a trial lawyer focusing on violent offenses, complex criminal felonies (including white collar & federal crimes), and simple misdemeanor prosecutions. You can read more about Mr. Berlin and his firm on Wikipedia! here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Berlin_(lawyer)

Our services extend throughout California, with specific emphasis in Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento Counties, and include:

* All Felonies, Misdemeanors;
* DUI:
* Domestic Violence:
* Theft Crimes:
* Sex and Drug...
Jerod Gunsberg
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Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(310) 496-3011 Suite 600
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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...
Ann Anat Gottesman
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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...
Steven Rudolph Andrade
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Santa Barbara , CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
211 Equestrian Ave
Santa Barbara , CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Andrade Law Offices is comprised of Lead Counsel and Owner, Steven R. Andrade and Associate Philip M. Green. Together they bring more than 50 years of combined legal expertise in the legal practice of Personal Injury, Criminal and DUI defense. Steven Andrade has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of California and is a member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates. With thousands of trials to his credit, it is no wonder he is recognized with these prestigious recognitions. Steven R. Andrade is known as the lawyer that other lawyers...
Joseph Shemaria
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Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(800) 898-9555 9171 Wilshire Boulevrd
#500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California - Los Angeles
A tough, fearless and savvy federal criminal defense attorney since 1970. Forged in the trenches of the largest U.S. District Court in the U.S. – Los Angeles, California. Hardened by the toughest federal judges, Nixon appointees. Unrivaled credentials. 44 years of daily fighting against U.S. Attorneys. Recognized legal scholar with federal trial and appellate expertise. Proven by experience to be “par excellence” by judges, prosecutors and attorneys through Martindale-Hubbell's ratings and 35 published opinions in successful appeals. Joseph Shemaria graduated from U.C.L.A. Law School in 1969 with the most prestigious academic honors. He was a Senior Editor of the...
Diana W. Aizman Esq.
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
William Mihrtad Paparian
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(626) 795-1750 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...
Todd Means
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Oxnard, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(562) 822-6745 1000 Town Center Drive
Suite 300
Oxnard, CA 93036
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...
Daniel Jai Tripathi
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Palmdale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(877) 422-5297 1008 W Avenue M14
Suite A
Palmdale, CA 93551
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Southwestern Law School
Versatile trial attorney offering a solid track record of litigation success and experience in various facets of the law. Motivated and articulate professional who thrives in courtroom settings, excels at client rapport, discovery and deposition. Exceptional skill in drafting, reviewing, and analyzing pleadings, motions, responses to summary judgments, opinions, briefs and other legal documents. Recognized as leading defense attorney in Southern California, particularly skilled at “connecting” with and building rapport with jurors, resulting in positive verdicts in vast majority of nearly 20 jury trials, and hundreds of misdemeanor cases. Reputation as a “no nonsense” attorney and aggressive litigator among the...
Christopher Patrick Welch
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Ventura, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(805) 467-6542 674 County Square Drive, Suite 210
Ventura, CA 93003
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Military
Santa Clara University School of Law
Are you searching for the representation of a trusted criminal defense attorney in Ventura? If so, it may be in your best interest to contact the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch. Attorney Welch has more than a decade of experience under his belt, and has earned a 9.5 Superb Avvo Rating. He is also a board member of the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association, a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and a member of the California Public Defenders Association. Attorney Welch understands that an unfortunate event can occur at any time, and he offers clients his...
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...
Alana Sabina Yakovlev
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(212) 365-8009 611 S. Catalina Street Suite 222
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
New York Law School
Alana Yakovlev is a stellar trial lawyer with a heavy emphasis on criminal defense and civil rights. Rated one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Ms. Yakovlev's advocacy leads to immediate and effective results for her clients.
Hart Jasper Levin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(310) 935-3100 601 South Figueroa
Suite 4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Hart Levin is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney with a passion for criminal defense. He was formally trained by the LA DA's office in all DUI matters, drug trafficking and sales, drug possession, gang crimes, theft crimes, domestic violence matters, juvenile crimes, and all other felony and misdemeanor criminal case matters. Hart was a successful prosecutor and an on set adviser for NBC and FOX crime television shows. Hart left the DA's office to open his own firm and has achieved several awards for his outstanding criminal defense work, including Super Lawyer (2014, 2015 &...
Jeremy Ian Lessem
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 582-3087 4515 Sherman Oaks Ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Michigan Law School
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 criminal defense attorney Mark D. Lessem. After he graduated from the top-tier University of Michigan Law School, Jeremy began his career practicing civil litigation. After three years of being a civil litigator, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and began practicing criminal law in 2004. Jeremy quickly forged a reputation for being a skilled, dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney who had inherited...
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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.