Oak Park, California Criminal Lawyers

John Alexander Pinnell
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS! PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM! PROTECT YOUR FUTURE! Put a former prosecutor to work for you! After serving his county for eight years in the United States Navy, Mr. Pinnell returned to school... Read More »
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Justin Edward Sterling
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Named Top California Criminal Defense Attorney

Named Attorney of the Year and a Top California Criminal Attorney, Mr. Sterling is an accomplished criminal trial lawyer committed to his clients. The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling is a top-rated... Read More »
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Jeffrey Vallens
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Westlake Village, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 764-4340 141 Duesenberg Drive
Suite 10
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
I have been practicing criminal defense and DUI defense for over 20 years. My office is located in Encino, California, and my practice focuses mainly on Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. No case is too large or too small for my firm.
Troy William Slaten
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Westlake Village, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 824-8896 31229 Cedar Valley Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Troy Slaten, a criminal defense attorney at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, is a partner and the managing attorney of our firm's criminal defense practice. Located at the Beverly Hills criminal headquarters office, Mr. Slaten graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and continued his education at Pepperdine University School of Law, there earning his Juris Doctorate.

Mr. Slaten worked at the Los Angeles District Attorney's (DA's) office and was involved in a multitude of cases as a prosecutor. Dealing with misdemeanor and felony cases, including drug, theft, sex, and a multitude of other complex cases, Mr. Slaten...
Darren Warner
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Westlake Village, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(805) 371-0567 910 Hampshire Rd, Suite D
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
While attending law school, Darren Warner graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was awarded the honors of Dean’s Scholar from 2001-2002, Dean’s List from 2001-2002, and was invited to participate in the prestigious Law Review program. Mr. Warner served as a student representative and member of law school’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society from 2000-2003. In addition, Mr. Warner was selected to be the Law Clerk to the Honorable Maureen Duffy-Lewis, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, and volunteered at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles. Today, Mr. Warner is...
Mr Andrew S Roberts
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Ventura, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(805) 496-7777 4744 Telephone Rd
3-225
Ventura, CA 93003
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Law School
I have been practicing law since 1978. I represent individuals and businesses throughout the world with their personal needs and problems from personal injury matters to criminal actions felonies and misdemeanors- including traffic/speeding tickets. If you have failed to appear in court on a matter or have a suspended license call me. I am aggressive about resolving matters before they explode-however will become a fierce litigator when necessary. My consultations are free.
Anthony E. Vieira
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Westlake Village, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 805-2901 2945 Townsgate Rd
#200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Criminal, Asbestos, Business and Elder
DePaul College of Law
Robert Forsnas Sommers
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Thousand Oaks, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(805) 978-5102 2625 Townsgate Rd, Ste 330
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Criminal and DUI
Southern Methodist Univ School of Law
Since 1997, Attorney Robert F. Sommers has dedicated his legal career exclusively to representing individuals arrested for and charged with DUI. He has been recognized as a dedicated and skilled trial lawyer. With extensive experience as a Ventura County DUI lawyer, Attorney Sommers knows how to represent high-profile clients, actors and actresses, government officials, business executives, doctors, and other, local lawyers. He is aggressive when necessary and compassionate when it matters most. You can count on Attorney Sommers to help you move forward. Call him today to begin building a defense and work towards safeguarding your ability to continue driving.
Anthony J Crawford
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Westlake Village, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(805) 236-6046 2945 Townsgate Road
Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Criminal
Christopher Blaylock
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Westlake Village, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(951) 255-4480 2815 Townsgate Road, Suite 325
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Criminal
Robert Gordon Berke
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Canoga Park, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 436-2924 21911 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Criminal and Immigration
Southwestern Law School
Robert G. Berke has practiced in the fields of immigration, criminal, and legal ethics since 1990. A former law professor and publisher of the Criminal Immigration Resource Pages, Mr. Berke has zealously represented clients across the United States and across the world. Berke Law Offices, Inc. is recognized for its accomplishments in cases where immigration law and criminal law intersect, regularly winning cases other lawyers have called impossible.
John Alexander Pinnell
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(805) 638-3845 199 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Free ConsultationThousand Oaks, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of La Verne College of Law
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS! PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM! PROTECT YOUR FUTURE! Put a former prosecutor to work for you!

After serving his county for eight years in the United States Navy, Mr. Pinnell returned to school and earned his law degree. Since 1996, Mr. Pinnell has served his community as an attorney in the criminal justice system. He has served his clients as both a defense attorney and as a county prosecutor. Mr. Pinnell's extensive experience includes the successful resolution of criminal cases ranging from Misdemeanors to Capital Murder. Including, among others, Driving Under the Influence, Crimes...
John Francis Nicholson
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Woodland Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 348-3806 21243 Ventura Blvd., Suite 116
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Univ of LaVerne COL
My education is rooted in the University of Southern California and culminated with a Bachelor of Science and MBA at Valley Christian University. I graduated from the University of La Verne School of Law in Woodland Hills, California. I am a hands-on, solo, general practitioner and I have been practicing law in the San Fernando Valley serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Since 2009 I have actively been a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts. This is a volunteer, non-paid public service.
Richard F. Taub
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Woodland Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 646-5300 21650 Oxnard St.
Suite 2040
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Criminal, Business, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
Richard F. Taub is the managing partner and President of the Sherman Oaks legal office, Taub & Taub, P.C. Attorney Taub began his legal career in 1993 as a state prosecutor, and three years later switched his focus to the practice of criminal defense. With experience from both sides of the courtroom and an extensive understanding of the criminal justice system, Attorney Taub is prepared to take on even the most complicated cases. To find out more about working with Mr. Taub, do not hesitate to give the firm a call today!
Dena R. Taub
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Woodland Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(818) 646-5300 21650 Oxnard St.
Suite 2040
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
When you come to the law office of Taub & Taub, you can have confidence in the representation you can receive from a divorce lawyer in Sherman Oaks. The team at this firm has dealt with all kinds of family law issues, and they are well equipped to take on your case and support you at this time. Attorney Dena R. Taub has experience with litigation, having served in federal, appellate, and state courts. She focuses her attention on family law matters and is committed to helping her clients pursue the outcome that is in their best interests. She is...
Denise Jean Yaniv
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Calabasas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(310) 592-8173 5023 N. Parkway Calabasas
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Michael K Bialys
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Newbury Park, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
587 N. Ventu Park Road
# 496
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Western State University College of Law
THE DUI MAN Michael is the former managing partner of one of the largest national criminal defense firms in the country, literally building it from the ground up. Over the course of his practice Michael became interested in DUI defense, and saw on countless occasions how mismanaged these particular California DUI cases really were. His philosophy was that you don't have to be a murderer just to get the full benefit of a comprehensive and aggressive defense. It is at that point the Mr. Bialys opened up his Los Angeles DUI defense practice. Michael has always prided himself on offering client...
Peter Joseph Horton
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Moorpark, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 232-3220 165 East High Street Suite #202
Moorpark, CA 93021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Employment
California Western School of Law
Ken Bradley Dallara
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Simi Valley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(805) 297-4510 2775 Tapo Street
Suite 202
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Criminal, Business, Family and IP
University of La Verne
Walter Franklin Wiggins Jr
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Woodland Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(818) 854-6232 5109 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Criminal
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Walter F. Wiggins, Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University in 1983 with majors in Political Science and History. Wiggins received "Honors at Entrance" status and was awarded the Jesuit Community Scholarship. At LMU Wiggins was active in student government, was a member of the university's Honors Program, and was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society. In his senior year, Wiggins was designated the liaison between the student body and the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the university. Wiggins also served as President of the...
Lawrence Irwin Wolf
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Woodland Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(310) 277-1707 Glendale Federal Building
5850 Canoga Avenue, 4th and 5th Floors
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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.
Thomas Noel Cano
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(818) 225-0400 23161 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Mr.  Lloyd Douglas Dix
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Calabasas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(818) 526-1200 22287 Mulholland Highway
PMB 414
Calabasas, CA 91302
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Dmitry Gorin
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Van Nuys, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 781-1570 14401 Sylvan St #112
Van Nuys, CA 91401
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.
Alan Eisner
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Van Nuys, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(818) 781-1570 14401 Sylvan St #112
Van Nuys, CA 91411
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.
Daniel E. Kann
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Ventura, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 744-7730 674 County Square Dr.
#101C
Ventura, CA 93003
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...
Philip David Israels
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(310) 451-9888 401 Wilshire Blvd #1200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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...
Daniel R. Perlman
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Van Nuys, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(818) 639-4001 6323 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91401
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.
Phil Hache
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Ventura, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Santa Clarita
Burbank
Ventura, CA 93003
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Distinguished as "Top Attorney" by Pasadena Magazine in 2010, 2016 & 2016, as well as a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyer magazine in 2015, 2016, Phil Hache represents clients in California state and federal criminal matters, including misdemeanors (with a focus on DUI cases) and felony charges. Along with having a good understanding of criminal matters and Court procedures, he has been trained in forensic toxicology which he puts to good use when handling DUI and other Drug related offenses.

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

Phil Hache is...
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(424) 340-7220 1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
Chudnovsky Law is a premier criminal defense, professional license defense, immigration and personal injury law firm based in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

Our team includes experienced former government prosecutor and public defense lawyers that have successfully handled over 8,000 cases.

Often it isn’t the facts of the case that result in the best outcome, but experience with the legal system, relationships and a careful presentation of your side of the case to the prosecutor or judge. Our former government lawyers know what courts and prosecutors are considering and what they need to see for the best outcome.

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Steven Michael Cron
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(310) 451-9888 401 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
UC Hastings COL
Steve Cron was born in 1948, and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended North Hollywood High School, UCLA, and Hastings College of the Law, graduating in 1973. He passed the bar on the first try, and began working as a Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County. During his six years in the Public Defender's Office, he handled juvenile cases, misdemeanors and felonies. It was a great place to start, with a high volume of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to murders, and everything in between. After six years, in 1980, Steve decided to start his own practice. He...
Peter Berlin
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 289-5418 16130 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 570
Encino, CA 91436
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Coll School of Law
The Law Office of Peter Berlin provides preeminent criminal representation protecting your freedom, your rights and your property. Mr. Berlin is a trial lawyer focusing on violent offenses, complex criminal felonies (including white collar crime), and simple misdemeanor prosecutions. Our services extend throughout California, with specific emphasis in Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento Counties.
Diana W. Aizman Esq.
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(818) 638-9937 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 820
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Southwestern University School of Law
Former Los Angeles prosecutor with over 10,000 cases handled. Criminal defense attorney Diana Aizman has formerly trained police officers on how to testify in DUI hearings and trials. We offer experienced, compassionate, and dedicated representation on behalf of adults and juveniles in all courts and criminal defense matters. We defend clients against charges ranging from DUI and serious traffic crimes to serious felonies in Los Angeles and the surrounding counties. We represent clients in the following areas: Drugs Possession or Sale Domestic Violence Spousal Battery Abuse Assault, Battery DUI Defense Attorney Driving Under the Influence Grand...
Alexander Andryuschenko
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Tarzana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(818) 921-7744 18321 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Alex Andryuschenko is a top rated Los Angeles DUI attorney who specializes in drunk driving related charges, DMV hearings, DMV hearing appeals and the defense of other criminal and traffic cases. Alex Andryuschenko is licensed in California and the Federal Courts representing clients throughout California. While he is based in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, he is well known in criminal courts throughout Southern California and handled many cases in all neighboring counties. From the time he graduated from UCLA law school, one of the top law schools in the country, and until now, 13...
Mrs. Chirnese L Liverpool
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Van Nuys, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 714-2200 6277 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 126
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I am an experienced bankruptcy attorney practicing within Los Angeles county. I understand all of the steps and important matters relating to these proceedings. I have represented hundreds of debtors. Please feel free to call (818) 714-2200 or e-mail us for a FREE consultation or visit our web site http://www.liverpoollegal.com for more information.
Ardalon Fakhimi
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Calabasas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(800) 384-5464 26565 West Agoura Rd.,
Suite 200
Calabasas, CA 91302
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...
Justin Edward Sterling
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(818) 995-9452 15760 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 700
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Named Attorney of the Year and a Top California Criminal Attorney, Mr. Sterling is an accomplished criminal trial lawyer committed to his clients.

The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling is a top-rated law firm committed to the exclusive practice of criminal law. The firm brings high-end and aggressive criminal representation to those facing prosecution by state and federal authorities. Mr. Sterling is an accomplished criminal trial lawyer who represents individuals and businesses facing the full range of felony and misdemeanor charges. Known for offering his clients exclusive white glove treatment while navigating them through the...
Michael Aaron Goldstein
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(818) 905-7272 15260 Ventura Blvd #1810
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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...
Karthik Krishnan
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Van Nuys , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(818) 904-5900 14500 Roscoe Blvd.
Suite 415
Van Nuys , CA 91402
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...
Sam Israels
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(424) 372-3112 401 Wilshire Blvd #1200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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...
Kia Champion
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(818) 995-8200 16000 Ventura Blavd
PH 1208
Encino, CA 91436
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
The Champion Law Firm's mission is to provide our clients with the best possible service by staying true to the three C's: Commitment. Compassion. Character. We will always combine zealous representation, respect and empathy, and honesty and integrity in everything we do.
Shannon Marie Dorvall
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(800) 887-0000 12424 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 700
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Univ of Montana School of Law
I am a criminal defense attorney. I practice handle trial work, appeals and post conviction. I enjoy a challenge and fight for my clients.
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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.