Los Angeles 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.

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Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer 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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Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Award-winning UCLA Law J.D. who will aggressively fight your criminal case.

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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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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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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Karthik Krishnan
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Los Angeles, CA 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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Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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(213) 212-5002 1933 S Broadway #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
CHUDNOVSKY LAW IS A PREMIER CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND PLAINTIFF'S PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM IN LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

The firm's highly experienced, award-winning attorneys include Former Prosecutor and Top Personal Injury Lawyers that have successfully handled over 8,000 cases and jury trials.

» GETTING YOUR CRIMINAL CASE DISMISSED OR REDUCED IS OUR #1 GOAL
If you are dealing with an arrest, investigation or warrant you need to be very careful. Criminal convictions risk your freedom, your job and your future.

Protect yourself and get a top criminal defense attorney on your side as early as possible. We know how to fight to...
Shaun Khojayan
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 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...
Arash Hashemi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(310) 448-1529 11845 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers Video ChatCriminal, 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.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
COVID19 Notice: Open for Business. Phone Consults available daily.

With a green and sustainable law practice since 2007, Mr. Ali Shahrestani is a bi-coastal litigation attorney who has been featured in print and TV news for his legal expertise, is a recipient of multiple professional awards and a graduate of top rated universities with various honors, and has donated much effort and time to public education,

Serving CA, NY, MA, DC & WA:

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Daniel E. Kann
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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...
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 ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
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 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...
Paul Takakjian
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 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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(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Offers Video ChatLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 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.
Eric J Youngquist
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(909) 472-9112 811 Wilshire Boulevard
Seventeenth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western State University College of Law
With approximately 20 years of former Law Enforcement and over 12 years practicing Criminal Defense in California, I possess a unique approach to obtaining positive results for my clientele. Having been born and raised in the local area, educated, and practiced law here, have given me excellent background information to dispense.
Michael Eric Kraut
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(888) 334-6344 8484 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 660B
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3220
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBeverly Hills, 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....
Ronald N. Hoffman
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Over 30 years experience as a lawyer.

For over 30 years I have been fighting for the rights, freedom and reputations of my clients. I will aggressively defend you against criminal charges! Visit my website to see testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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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Gregory Randolph Caplan
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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.
Seppi Esfandi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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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Aaron Philip McAllister
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Alan Eisner
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(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E Suite #700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Offers Video ChatLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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.
Bo Lee
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(213) 252-1661 3580 Wilshire Boulevard
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Criminal, Administrative, Business and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and William Howard Taft University
Top-Rated Award-Winning Business & Criminal Law Firm in business for 15 years. Representing Restaurant, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Fashion and Gaming Industry. Alcohol & Liquor Licensing, Land Use, Police Permits, Entertainment Permits, Government and Expeditor, Commercial Leases and Criminal & DUI Defense.
Alana Sabina Yakovlev
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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.
Aaron Spolin
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(310) 589-3793 9544 W Pico Blvd
Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, Appeals 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 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; successful appellate outcomes from various appellate courts; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial. Innocent Spolin Law clients wrongfully accused of murder and other serious crimes are now free because of his work.

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...
David W Gammill
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(310) 750-4149 355 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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...
Ronald N. Hoffman
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(323) 655-3900 5670 Wilshire Boulevard
#1800
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Criminal, 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...
Elena Fast
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 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,...
Ardalon Fakhimi
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Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Call for a free consultation!

I’m an experienced L.A. criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Raoul J. Severo
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout California. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Jeffery L. Greco
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(213) 984-2300 11111 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 1715 (17th Floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
I am a Federal & State criminal trial lawyer. I do not handle anything beside criminal defense matters in Federal + State court. I cut my teeth as a prosecutor in the third largest city in the U.S., handling narcotics 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 and Los Angeles, I am the Managing Partner in both New York +...
Philip David Israels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 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...
Miles David Booth
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(424) 272-1134 2020 S Robertson Blvd Suite H
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Emory University School of Law
As owner and founder of Booth Law, I work tirelessly to defend Los Angeles residents facing criminal charges.

I understand the stress and anxiety of being charged with a crime, and my practice is dedicated to guiding you through these difficult times. I listen to your side of the story, get to know you and learn what circumstances led to your charges.

I've successfully handled thousands of cases, from simple misdemeanors to felonies carrying life sentences. Regardless of the charges you're facing, I treat each case with extreme care and attention to detail.

Most importantly, I am committed to fighting aggressively for my...
Anthony Arzili
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(562) 907-4448 205 South Broadway Suite 606
Los Angeles , CA 90012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Attorney Anthony A. Arzili has devoted his practice to criminal defense and DUI for over a decade. He has handled thousands of cases in all LA courthouses and in the process developed strong relationships with the decision-makers in those courts. He believes that specializing in criminal defense allows him the knowledge and experience to acheive outstanding results. Anthony also believes in keeping his clients informed at all stages of the proceedings. Call or email us for a free case evaluation. 562-907-4448 or AnthonyArzili@gmail.com
Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(213) 995-6767 626 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 900
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 20 years of 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.
Ryan Gordon Blanch
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(213) 336-3431 611 S. Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Securities and White Collar Crime
Southern Methodist University
Ryan Blanch is the founder and lead attorney of The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Blanch is an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer handling all type of criminal matters. Such as government investigations, complex white-collar crimes, health care fraud, and felonies/misdemeanors.

Mr. Blanch worked as an intern-prosecutor with both the Los Angeles and San Francisco District Attorneys’ Offices. There he prosecuted hundreds of felonies at probable cause hearings in criminal court under the supervision of the District Attorney’s .

Over the course of his career, Mr. Blanch and his legal team have represented executives, attorneys, accountants, health care providers,...
Raffi Manuelian
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
633 West 5th Street, Suite 5710
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.
Jeffrey Voll
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(424) 281-3020 3460 Wilshire Boulevard #410F
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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...
Daniel R. Perlman
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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.
Hart Jasper Levin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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 &...
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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Daniel Lengeman
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer

Pepperdine University School of LawCalifornia
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Jerod Gunsberg
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 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...
Tracy Green
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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...
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.
Ardalon Fakhimi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 384-5464 1933 S., Broadway
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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...
Karthik Krishnan
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Leonard Manalo
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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 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...
William S. Kroger
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(323) 655-5700 8888 W Olympic Blvd
#204
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBeverly Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of California - Los Angeles and Oxford, England
Criminal defense attorney William S. Kroger has dedicated 100% of his career to helping men and women caught up in a criminal prosecution. He regularly defends clients in court throughout the Los Angeles area, including all Southern California Courts State and Federal.

Every day in court, I work to place checks on the power of the prosecution. I am honored to defend each one of my clients, no matter what crime they are accused of or where they come from.

Sometimes the best results in a criminal case can come from meeting with the prosecutor and convincing them that the charges...
Joseph Shemaria
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Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 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...
David Patrick Vaughn
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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...
Sam Israels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(424) 372-3112 11755 Wilshire Blvd.
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Former Prosecutor. Over 40 jury trials. Sam Israels is an Law Firm partner with the Law Offices of Cron, Israels, & Stark, located in Santa Monica. His previous experience includes employment at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. He received his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Israel's focuses on criminal defense cases, including domestic violence, driving under the influence, sexual related crimes, traffic violations, violent crimes, theft crime, burglary, robbery, drug crimes, white collar crimes, among many others. He also handles personal injury cases and administrative law matters. He is...
Joseph Anthony Virgilio Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

Whittier Law SchoolNew Jersey and California
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez is a criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of 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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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.

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