Los Angeles, California Criminal Lawyers

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Do I need a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer?

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Los Angeles, it is important to reach out to an attorney who can help you navigate the process. Hiring an attorney soon after arrest (or even in anticipation of an arrest) may keep you from making mistakes that could cost you your freedom.

Some examples of crimes that may require strong legal defense include, but are not limited to: DUIs, drug charges, white collar crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses, hate crimes, domestic violence, child abuse and juvenile crimes. Some Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys focus on certain types of offenses, whereas other attorneys handle a variety of criminal defense cases.

What rights do I have if I have been accused of a crime in Los Angeles?

In every criminal case, the person accused of a crime is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. This means that the government is required to prove every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The “reasonable doubt” standard is the highest standard in the American legal system and it is deliberately designed this way because an individual’s liberty is at stake in these cases. Thus, even if a prosecutor leads you to believe they have a “slam dunk” case, they still have to prove every element of the crime(s) of which you are accused.

Under California law, proof beyond a reasonable doubt is proof that leaves you with an “abiding conviction” that the charge is true. The evidence does not need to eliminate all possible doubt because anything is technically possible or susceptible to imaginary doubt. Rather, the fact finder should properly consider and compare all of the evidence that was presented throughout the trial. It is important to note that the accused has the right to cross-examine all the evidence presented by the prosecution to establish its case.

Bring charged with a crime is a serious matter and should be handled as quickly as possible. A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can help you defend your rights and your freedom.

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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J. Tooson
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California Criminal Law Attorney

The attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson will fight for you. Rated 10/10 Attorney J. Tooson and his partner Jeremy Lessem have both been honored by CA Super Lawyers and have handled over 10,000 complex criminal... Read More »
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Los Angeles, CA 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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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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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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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.
Alan Eisner
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(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E Suite #700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
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; Rated A.V. by Lawyers.com.) The law firm of Eisner Gorin LLP is Rated a Top 5% US Law Firm.
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 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....
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.
Aaron Spolin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(310) 589-3793 11500 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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...
Jerod Gunsberg
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(323) 633-3423 643 S. Olive Street
Suite #717
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Jerod Gunsberg is the founder and lead attorney of the Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg. He is a seasoned criminal law defense attorney, representing clients in all California state and federal criminal matters. He focuses his practice on many different types of criminal cases, including misdemeanors, violent offenses, complex narcotics, white collar crime, medical marijuana defense, sex crimes, elder abuse, computer crime and juvenile criminal issues. Mr. Gunsberg spent the early part of his career in the entertainment industry and even owning his own independent record label for a time. When he decided to follow his life long dream...
Andres James Ortiz
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Criminal and Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Andrés Ortiz is one of California's top immigration lawyers and a foremost authority on the potential adverse immigration consequences of criminal convictions and plea deals (“Padilla Opinions”). Attorneys from across the nation consult Andrés on a regular basis for his expertise in how to resolve criminal cases without triggering deportation and removal.

A graduate of Loyola Law School, Andrés has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work. He was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and was Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy's pro bono attorney of the year for 2016.

Andrés handles cases in immigration court, the...
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(213) 973-9190 350 S Grand Ave, Ste B1 #712065
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Eric Renslo 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 nearly all matters. He...
Paul Takakjian
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(888) 579-4844 11845 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 1000 - West Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
Dmitry Gorin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Mr. Dmitry Gorin specializes in major criminal defense matters throughout Southern California courts. He left the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office after 12 years of extensive trial experience. Mr. Gorin has... Read More »
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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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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."
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Tracy Green
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(213) 233-2260 800 West 6th Street
Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free ConsultationCriminal, Health Care and White Collar Crime
University of Arizona
Tracy Green is a founding member of Green & Associates. She specializes in representing professionals in civil, administrative and criminal matters. Green's practice has an emphasis in health care and she has represented a variety of professionals and providers for 20 years. A tenacious lawyer who really cares for her clients, Green was recognized by Public Counsel as Outstanding Advocate in 1999 and is nationally recognized as an expert in health care. Green has also had the honor of being nominated to the Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where she currently serves and brings...
Ardalon Fakhimi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(800) 384-5464 10940 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law and University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Ardalon Fakhimi is a top rated DUI lawyer and criminal defense lawyer and the founder of California Criminal Defense Center. Mr. Fakhimi has offices located throughout Southern California, with a heavy emphasis in Los Angeles and Orange County. Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Fakhimi was staffed as the designated defense attorney in various Southern California courtrooms including felony courts, misdemeanor courts, and domestic violence courts. He has practiced law full-time in each of these areas, exclusively, at different stages of his career. Currently, much of Ardalon's practice is devoted to DUI defense, Domestic Violence defense, and other...
Jeffrey Voll
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(424) 281-3020 1776 North Highland Avenue #2
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Glendale Univ COL
Jeff Voll is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who only practices criminal defense law. He has never been employed as a prosecutor and he has certainly never been a cop. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Jeff Voll has defended hundreds of clients (peace officers included) accused of violating the criminal laws of California. He offers experienced and aggressive criminal defense representation in all areas of criminal defense law throughout the Los Angeles County Courts. Sometimes the only way to get the best resolution of ones criminal charges is to set the case for jury trial. Announcing...
David Patrick Vaughn
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(213) 973-9175 2 California Plaza
350 S Grand Ave, Suite 3550
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School, Harvard University and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Harvard Law School and UC Hastings educated former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy District Attorney and Congressional Counsel aggressively defends companies, individuals and universities in state and federal white collar criminal cases and investigations, and civil, regulatory and administrative proceedings. He also led the investigations practice in California for a publicly-traded consulting firm which has more than 3,800 employees in 24 countries. His experience includes Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), fraud, bribery, kickbacks, thefts of trade secrets, unfair competition, employee misconduct, product recalls, public corruption, tax, money laundering, and NCAA Enforcement matters. He has won nearly 90% of his felony jury...
Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(213) 995-6767 626 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 460
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
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 crimes unit and tried death penalty cases.

If you have been charged with a crime, call The Rodriguez Law Group for a free consultation.
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.
Damian J. Nassiri
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 937-2020 11400 W Olympic Blvd
#200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, Civil Rights and Employment
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Damian J. Nassiri practice focuses on employment law and medical marijuana collectives. His employment practice includes representing employees in wage & hour, overtime, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment cases. His practice also includes representing medical marijuana collectives and criminal defense in drug related cases.
Daniel R. Perlman
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(213) 514-8324 6464 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 1030
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Prior to graduating from law school in our Nation's Capital, Daniel R. Perlman worked as a Prosecutor for the Maryland State's Attorney's Office in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he became aware of many of the stumbling blocks that exist between prosecutors and defense attorneys from the government side. Daniel R. Perlman used this opportunity to learn how best to approach prosecutors and how to creatively resolve differences to the satisfaction of both sides.
Gregory Randolph Caplan
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
445 South Figueroa, Suite #2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Criminal
Glendale Univ COL
Gregory Caplan is a strategic legal consultant, published author, and media commentator. His area of practice is criminal law in Los Angeles County. He focuses on alternative solutions, and explores effective options for each client's case. Mr. Caplan is a former Deputy District Attorney and City Prosecutor in California.
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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Joseph Anthony Virgilio Esq.
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

Whittier Law SchoolNew Jersey and California
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Karthik Krishnan
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 1815
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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 insensitive place, where your voice is not heard. However, that is not the case with Karthik. The focus of his representation is his clients and what they need.

"I want to tell the client's story," he says.

Karthik graduated from Loyola Law School Los Angeles where he honed his craft in the criminal justice system. As a law student, Karthik was a certified law clerk...
Daniel E. Kann
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 744-7730 1801 Century Park East
#2400 & #2500
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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...
Daniel Moaddel
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 505-2792 3435 Wilshire Blvd #2430
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free ConsultationCriminal
Southwestern Law School
Nigel Roy Witham
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 473-2304 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Warwick, England
Courtney E. Pilchman
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Century City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 260-4920 1875 Century Park E
Suite 700
Century City, CA 90067
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Courtney Pilchman is one of the renowned Irvine criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation. Ms. Pilchman is a criminal law specialist who has earned the distinguished Top 1% of Attorneys in the United States. Her extensive experience includes a position as Deputy District Attorney who has prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in California. She went to establish her own firm together with her colleague, Anita Kay. At the Law Firm of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C., Ms. Pilchman has helped thousands of clients charged with a wide range of criminal...
Sean T Prosser
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(424) 259-4004 2029 Century Park East
Suite 3100
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationCriminal, Securities, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Sean Prosser defends clients facing investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including FBI and Grand Jury proceedings, and other government agencies. He also defends companies and their executives in shareholder litigation. With offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, Sean leads Mintz Levin’s California Securities Litigation practice. His clients include public and private companies, officers and directors, board committees, broker-dealers, banks, investment advisors, hedge funds, CPAs, individual stock traders and public officials. Sean regularly represents clients before the following agencies and regulators: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...
Philip David Israels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(424) 372-3112 11755 Wilshire Blvd.
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
U of San Francisco School of Law
Phil Israels graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied Economics. He then attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award. After graduating in 1975, he worked for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for four years as a prosecutor. In 1979, he decided to work as a criminal defense attorney. He is now a Board Certified Specialist in the field of Criminal Law During his tenure as a defense lawyer, he has successfully defended his clients against a wide range of criminal charges, including drunk driving, domestic violence, sexual related...
Seppi Esfandi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(310) 274-6529 1925 Century Park East Ste 830
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of California - Los Angeles
Seppi Esfandi is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who is also an Expert in Criminal Law. He ranked among the top 5% of attorneys in Los Angeles. Esfandi was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the UCLA School of Law.

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Elena Fast
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(213) 336-3431 611 S. Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Free ConsultationCriminal, Health Care, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Elena Fast is a Junior Managing Partner at the Blanch Law Firm, responsible for overseeing business and legal operations of the firm. Prior to joining Blanch Law, Elena worked as a Felony Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York where she handled thousands of cases from arraignment to disposition.

During her six years at the District Attorney’s Office, Elena investigated and prosecuted a wide array of crimes. She has tried dozens of cases to verdict, ranging from misdemeanors to violent felonies. Elena has presented over 200 cases to the Grand Jury for murder, assault,...
Brian Russell Michaels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 991-9179 10866 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of LaVerne
Attorney Brian Michaels is a 23 year veteran of the California Criminal Courts. Attorney Michaels spent the first 8 years of his career as a big city Prosecutor where he cut his teeth in the trial courts of Los Angeles where he earned accolades as a Top Prosecutor. Attorney Michaels worked for the Los Angeles Police Department during the height of the infamous Rampart Scandal as a Civil Defense Attorney. Michaels is unique among Criminal Defense Attorneys in Southern California as very few have any Prosecutorial experience and most set out on their own straight out of Law School. Michaels...
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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Alan Eisner
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Los Angeles, CA 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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Sumeet Sondhi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(213) 336-3431 611 S. Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Free ConsultationCriminal, Health Care, Real Estate and White Collar Crime
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Sumeet Sondhi is counsel to The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Sondhi has worked in conjunction with Ryan Blanch on a myriad of matters, ranging from government investigations to white collar and antitrust crimes, his specialties being real estate fraud and complex mortgage fraud matters.

Mr. Sondhi’s extensive knowledge and experience have resulted in a number of favorable outcomes for the firm’s clients. He has represented clients and companies charged with an array of white collar crimes, including:

*Price Fixing: Represented a billion dollar air cargo company in a DOJ industry-wide criminal antitrust investigation regarding alleged price fixing

*Tax Evasion: Represented a Partner in...
Raffi Manuelian
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
633 West 5th Street, #2622
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus
Manuelian Law Firm is a Los Angeles based law firm that is headed by R.J. Manuelian, a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney who is known for his diligent representation of clients in cases of violent crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes, federal crimes, and white collar crimes. R.J frequently shares his legal insights on the most highly-publicized criminal cases both locally and nationally. Call us at 213-401-2777 for a free consultation.
Joseph Albert Yanny
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(310) 551-2966 1801 Century Park E 24th Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Criminal, Business, IP and Real Estate
Univ of Dayton School of Law
Joseph A. Yanny was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and attended college and law school at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Yanny obtained a B.E. in Engineering in 1975 and his J.D. in 1978. Mr. Yanny began practicing as a patent attorney in Chicago, Illinois where he obtained his first million dollar judgment before moving to California in 1980. Prior to founding his own law firm in 1983, Mr. Yanny worked in the aerospace industry in California.

Mr. Yanny is a member of the Chicago, Beverly Hills, South Bay, Los Angeles County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations;...
Bo Lee
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(213) 252-1661 3580 Wilshire Boulevard
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and William Howard Taft University
We provide Top-Rated Award-Winning lawyer representation in the areas of Business Development of (Restaurants, Food and Beverage, Entertainment, Fashion, Gaming), Alcohol Beverage Licensing (ABC), Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and Land Use, Commercial Leases, Personal Injury, and DUI/Criminal Defense. Attorney Bo Lee is also a certified mediator in the state of California and Korean speaking.
Michael Aaron Goldstein
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(323) 461-2000 1645 Vine Street #809
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Michael A. Goldstein was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1996 and is admitted to the Central and Southern Districts of the United States District Court. Michael represents clients charged in both State and Federal Courts and has represented the interests of clients in State or Federal cases pending in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, Nebraska and other jurisdictions.

Michael served as the 2014 president of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association and currently sits on the Board of Directors.

Michael has secured 4 consecutive not guilty verdicts. The last two juries found Michael’s client not guilty in 27 minutes...
Ronald N. Hoffman
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(323) 655-3900 5900 Wilshire Blvd
#2600
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
San Fernando Valley College of Law, Sepulveda
A native Los Angelino, I grew up with a family of attorneys who shared their interesting stories about how they helped their clients. Since I was a teenager I really appreciated the work that they did, and aspired to grow up to be an attorney and to have the opportunity to serve those in need of legal help. I have always appreciated knowing people with a wide variety of backgrounds and ethnicities.
Defending those facing criminal charges always seemed to be the best type of law to practice since you are working directly with clients and helping...
Leonard Manalo
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 1815
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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 Law School, Mr. Manalo also holds a degree in economics from San Francisco State University. With his ability to understand complicated financial evidence, he particularly enjoys helping clients get back assets seized by the government.

Mr. Manalo began his career with the San Diego County public defender's office, where he helped investigate a wide variety of crimes. While there, he discovered that even innocent people aren't always treated fairly...
Kratu Patel
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(626) 864-0250 555 Flower St.
51st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Kratu R. Patel spent his first seven years of his career as a trial attorney for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. There he developed a county-wide reputation for his tenacity, charm and honesty. Kratu has represented thousands of clients from various walks of life and from varying communities. Between his time as a Deputy Public Defender and now as Private Counsel, Kratu has litigated cases in nearly all of the courthouses in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange County. Kratu will ensure all of his clients are treated with the dignity, respect and compassion that they deserve....
Aaron Philip McAllister
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(310) 881-2786 3415 S Sepulveda Blvd
Ste 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Domestic Violence
Howard University School of Law
AARON P. MCALLISTER is a trial lawyer who is passionate about criminal defense and fighting against inequalities in the criminal justice system; he provides aggressive, adept representation to protect his clients. He is the founder of the Law Offices of Aaron P. McAllister. Mr. McAllister is a highly skilled litigator with substantial experience in federal and state courts. Moreover, Mr. McAllister is a rare trial attorney in light of the fact that he has experience in the areas of both civil (plaintiff’s side and defense’s side) and criminal litigation, as well as experience as both a criminal defense attorney...
David Laurence Altman
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(323) 951-9999 1801 Century Park East
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California - Los Angeles
Anthony Rios
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Anthony is an associate attorney with the Kraut Law Group. Prior to joining the Kraut Law Group, Anthony worked for the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office for 8 years. Mr. Rios helped coordinate the Wisconsin... Read More »
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Shaun Khojayan
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Accused of a crime in Los Angeles County? Contact me now for a FREE consultation

Over a decade of experience, many satisfied clients, and great awards - relative to criminal defense. If you've been accused of a crime in California - put my knowledge and experience to work for you today. 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.