Manhattan Beach Criminal Lawyers

Compare 1000+ top rated California attorneys serving Manhattan Beach.
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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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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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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Anthony Rios
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Mr. Rios is an experienced and skilled Criminal Defense Attorney with the Kraut Law Group. His practice is focused on Criminal Law matters such as DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Law.... Read More »
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Justin Edward Sterling
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Named Top California Criminal Defense Attorney

DISMISSALS. ACQUITTALS. CHARGE REDUCTIONS. MILLIONS RECOVERED. Named a Top California Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney, Mr. Sterling is an accomplished trial lawyer with an extensive track record of winning in... Read More »
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David W Gammill
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(310) 750-4149 1500 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Notre Dame
No Nonsense. Just Results. Former Prosecutor who has handled numerous High Profile Defenses.

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

Mr. Gammill has tried over Seventy-Five cases to verdict with the unique distinction of having tried cases from both sides of the aisle in both in the criminal arena as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, but also in the civil arena where he has recovered large verdicts for civil rights violations suffered by his criminal defense clients. He is admitted...
Pat Carey
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(310) 526-2237 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Southwestern Law School
Pat is a former Prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and part of the less than 1% of lawyers in California that are State Bar Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. He has tried over 65 jury trials for cases ranging from driving under the influence misdemeanors, to gang crimes, to special circumstance murder cases. In his tenure as a Deputy District Attorney, Pat conducted over 1,600 preliminary hearings, and spent an entire year dedicated to a juvenile division where he handled over 75 juvenile adjudication trials. In addition to his jury trial experience, Pat has handled thousands...
Lisa Victoria Houle
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(424) 332-9079 1230 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 270
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Former Los Angeles County Prosecutor now Criminal Defense Attorney. Fifteen years experience prosecuting the most serious cases. Now specializing in Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence defense in addition to General Criminal Defense.
Tanvir A. Anis
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(310) 939-9000 1500 Rosecrans Ave.
Ste. 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-2472
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Tulane University
My experience includes years as a senior district attorney with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office and Orange County District Attorney's Office. My time as a prosecutor has been invaluable in my work as a criminal defense attorney. I received my legal education from Yale University and Tulane University. As a defense attorney, I have been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a top 10 criminal defense attorney in California, and a Top 40 under 40 trial attorney nationwide in the field of criminal defense. I have additionally received awards for client satisfaction from Avvo.com

My practice is founded upon a...
Decio Cedric Rangel Jr
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(310) 904-6331 1600 Rosecrans Ave Suite 400A
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Decio Rangel is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system. As a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles, he understands the thought processes of prosecutors. He uses his extensive knowledge to build strong defenses for his clients in cases ranging from white collar crimes, to violent crimes, to even immigration crimes. He has also been requested by several media companies to serve as their legal expert due to his intimate knowledge of the law and the Los Angeles court system. Once named Los Angeles’ Top Prosecutor, he now employs...
Thomas Robert Loversky
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(424) 835-1195 2711 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 246
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 545-1022 2100 N Sepulveda Blvd Ste 43
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Elder
Loyola Law School
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(310) 543-7708 1230 Rosecrans Ave Ste 300
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
Loyola Los Angeles Law School
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(310) 545-9244 1219 Morningside Dr
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Elder
University of California - Los Angeles and Southwestern University School of Law
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(310) 567-8739 1304 Park View Ave Apt 219
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and DUI
Loyola Law School
Karthik Krishnan
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star," Karthik Krishnan has emerged as one of the premiere young criminal defense and DUI attorneys in Los Angeles County. The criminal system can be a stressful and... Read More »
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Peter Berlin
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Recognized Top Criminal Lawyer in L.A.! 22 years+ Experience; Call Now!

I am an accomplished criminal defense attorney, dedicated to helping those accused of or charged with a crime in the L.A. area. I will passionately fight for your rights and interests throughout your case. Read More »
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(214) 552-6432 PO Box 3625
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, Divorce and Family
The University of Texas School of Law
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(310) 376-3374 1001 6th St
Ste 120
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(310) 545-5676 P O Box 3642
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(310) 546-4899 2609 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal
USC Law School
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(310) 400-1050 425 15th St
Unit 3459
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Criminal, Antitrust and DUI
Southwestern University School of Law and Southwestern Univ School of Law
Donald R Hammond
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 384-4376 21515 Hawthorne Blvd
Ste. 590
Torrance, CA 90503
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Southern California
The Law Office of Donald R. Hammond is your Los Angeles criminal and DUI defense attorney, committed to protecting your rights and achieving the best outcome. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. We fight for you!

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

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

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Mr. Hammond has experience...
Steve David Sitkoff
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(888) 579-4844 3655 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
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.
David Dastrup
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(310) 817-5899 18411 Crenshaw Blvd.
Suite 400
Torrance, CA 90504
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Pepperdine University School of Law
Attorney David Dastrup has had extensive success with criminal misdemeanor traffic tickets and infraction traffic tickets, including suspending license / driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, DUI, speed contest, hit and run, driving without a license, failure to appear, speeding, disobey sign or signal, and other criminal cases including drug possession, drug paraphernalia, petty theft, grand theft, burglary tools, public intoxication / drunk in public, urinating in public, trespass, disturbing the peace, domestic violence, warrants for failure to appear, warrants for probation violations, and several other criminal cases in Los Angeles County Courts and Orange County Justice Centers. Trusted...
Russell Alden Brown
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Hermosa Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(213) 433-3636 2447 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 200
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of California - Davis
DUI and criminal defense attorney.

We are not a factory defense firm. Because we have fewer cases, we can devote more time to each client. Our services are reasonably priced and we do not overcharge for simple matters.

Customized Criminal Defense Solutions...because criminal defense is not "one-size-fits-all."

We listen to our clients' goals, then create customized criminal defense strategies in order to achieve them.
Our goal is to provide every client with high-quality criminal defense services.

We can guide you during this crisis so that it does not have a lasting impact on your life.
Mark Jerry Haushalter
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Redondo Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(310) 953-3799 225 Avenue I
Suite #201
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Mark Haushalter has been involved with many highly complex and notable cases such as the: Temple City Public Corruption case, OJ Simpson case, Michael Jackson case, Jesse James case and many other high profile criminal cases seen in the media. Additionally, I have been a criminal defense analyst for CBS, FOX, KCAL, NBC and KTLA. My firm has co-authored the California Looseleaf Search and Seizure Handbook, a leading authority on criminal law in California. If you were subjected to an illegal search or seizure, we may be able to get your case completely dismissed. I am willing to...
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Award-winning UCLA J.D. who will aggressively fight your criminal case for you.

Visit trialgod.com for more information. Attorney Eric Renslo exclusively practices criminal defense in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Unlike most criminal defense attorneys, his expertise lies in bringing cases to... Read More »
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Sommer Salam
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Former prosecutor with 14 years of experience. Read More »
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Steven Seiden
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Hawthorne, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(310) 644-5003 13658 Hawthorne Blvd
Suite 100-C
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Fernando Valley College of Law
The Criminal Law Office of Steven A. Seiden, was established in Los Angeles County over 40 years ago. We exclusively represent defendants in criminal cases, and we litigate Major Felonies, Drug Cases, Misdemeanors, DUI's, and we also represent client's in Federal Court in all United States jurisdictions. We have a proven record with numerous victories in Criminal Courts within California and across the United States. We possess the experience and knowledge necessary to represent our client's with the utmost dedication and commitment, in order to secure the best possible outcome for each client. And we take cases to Jury Trial!...
Jeffrey Lewis Gold
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El Segundo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
400 Continental Blvd
6th Floor
El Segundo, CA 90245
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Jeffrey Lewis Gold is a criminal and DUI defense attorney with the law firm Gold & Witham, representing the accused throughout Southern California. Mr. Gold is a graduate of Hastings College of Law in San Francisco (1983) and was admitted to the California State Bar the same year. Throughout his educational career, Mr. Gold received a number of legal honors and accolades such as “Best Appellate Brief and Oral Argument” and graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors from his undergraduate program. Prior to forming Gold & Witham with partner Nigel Witham, Mr. Gold worked for a variety of other...
Ryan Okabe
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Redondo Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(310) 953-3799 225 Avenue I
Suite# 201
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Ryan T. Okabe is one of the founding members and a general partner in Southern California's premier criminal defense firm of Okabe & Haushalter. His experience with both sides of the adversarial system provides his clients with unparalleled advantages in obtaining the best possible legal defense. Mr. Okabe has successfully tried a wide variety of cases, and his dedication to his clients, attention to detail, and involvement in high-profile cases have made him one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. Located in Beverly Hills and Redondo Beach, Mr. Okabe handles California and Federal criminal cases.
Mark Russ
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(424) 488-4212 3655 Torrance Blvd
Suite 325
Torrance, CA 90503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Mark Russ is one of the premiere young criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles County. Part of a 6-lawyer team at Shouse Law Group, Mark has successfully helped clients to secure case dismissals in numerous DUI, misdemeanor and felony cases.

Mark practices extensively at the Los Angeles Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the Torrance Courthouse, the Inglewood Courthouse, the Compton Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse. He works closely with each of his clients, devising custom-tailored strategies to keep them out of jail and to keep their records clean.
Matthew Jay Ruff
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(310) 527-4100 18411 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90504
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Torrance Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew J. Ruff has devoted his entire legal career to Criminal Defense, 25 years of Experience. Unlike many other Attorneys who may "side line" in the area of criminal defense, Attorney Ruff has limited his practice to exclusive criminal defense for over two decades. Prior to starting his work in Criminal Defense he worked in one of the largest District Attorney's Offices in the State of California. This gives his clients an edge by having "inside knowledge" of how his client's case will be prosecuted. He also gives his clients the added "edge" and an educational...
Lawrence Irwin Wolf
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South Bay, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(310) 277-1500 21250 Hawthorne Blvd.
Suite 500
South Bay, CA 90503
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
For over three decades, I have been helping individuals charged with serious crimes. I have prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor crime. Specializing in the field of criminal law, I am a recognized expert in Drunk Driving, Addiction-related offenses and Juvenile Law.
Oscar Swinton
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(818) 877-4356 8939 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Anthony J.   Kimbirk
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El Segundo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
6th Floor
400 Continental Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245
Criminal and Juvenile
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Conrad John Barrington
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Hermosa Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 318-3366 2200 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 302
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Criminal
Whittier Coll School of Law
Tangela Denise Terry
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 641-7800 5777 W. Century Boulevard
Suite 750
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Univ of LaVerne COL
Alan Eisner
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Get an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side! Call today!

I’m an experienced LA criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I provide thoughtful guidance and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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California 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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Andrew Bouvier-Brown
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(310) 633-4612 21250 Hawthorne Blvd #500
Torrance, CA 90503
Criminal
David Lee Rukstalis Jr
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(213) 268-1508 5757 W Century Blvd
Ste 700
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Greg Hill
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(310) 782-2500 22850 Crenshaw Blvd
#200
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
I am a criminal defense attorney, mostly handling matters in state court (a small percentage of my work is in federal court). The courts I appear in most often are Torrance, Long Beach, Compton and Airport Courthouse, but I also appear frequently in Bellflower, Westminster, Fullerton, Downtown LA (both at the Clara Shortridge Foltz and Metropolitan courthouses), Downey, Santa Ana and East Los Angeles. I also do appear in Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina, El Monte and Pomona courts, but not too often. I handle all levels of criminal matters, from murder down to public urination, from DUI...
Stephen Anthony Varga
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Rolling Hills Estates, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(310) 283-2498 916 Silver Spur Rd # 203
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Stanford University
Mr. Varga’s experience as an Attorney in Los Angeles spanning four decades gives him a unique legal perspective. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a BA in Psychology. Then, he pursued his law degree at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. After passing the bar, Stephen A. Varga began his legal career in 1980, focusing primarily on personal injury and criminal law. In 1982, Mr. Varga began practicing solo and opened his own law office. In 1999, he moved his practice to the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. With a wide variety of criminal defense...
Alexander Griggs
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(310) 782-2500 22850 Crenshaw Blvd
#200
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationTorrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Law School
Mr. Griggs has over twenty years experience in the criminal justice system, including employment in both the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Public Defenders office. He has successfully represented thousands of clients facing all types of criminal charges such as DUI, hit and run, theft, domestic violence, "three strikes" cases, assault with a deadly weapon, drug sales and/or possession, burglary, juvenile matters, rape, sex offenses, robbery, grand theft, receiving stolen property, extortion, embezzlement, criminal threats, "white collar" crime, fraud, internet crime, kidnapping, carjacking, petty theft, manslaughter, attempted murder and murder.

Alex relishes the challenges in these cases and enjoys...
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...
Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 780-4522 PO Box 1098
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationCriminal and Appeals
Northeastern University School of Law
Mr. Joshua C. Needle
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(310) 428-1092 171 Pier Ave. No. 171
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Civil Rights
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Born and raised in Los Angeles. Cal. State Univ. Sonoma (Junior Year Abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Loyola Law School. Solo practice began 1977 focused on criminal defense and appeals. AV Rated since 1992. Spent a year on television as OJ commentator. More at www.joshuacneedle.com.
Anthony E. Vieira
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Marina del Rey, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(877) 805-2901 13700 Marina Pointe Dr
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Criminal, Asbestos, Business and Elder
DePaul College of Law
Kyle D. Smith
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 670-1267 22939 Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 202
Torrance, CA 90505
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Employment
UCLA School of Law
I draft high-quality appellate briefs for my clients. I also occasionally represent employees and small businesses in litigation or transactions. I love my work, and I think you will too.
Donald R Hammond
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

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

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