Playa Vista, California Criminal Lawyers

Ese Omofoma
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California Criminal Law Attorney

At The Omofoma Law Firm we work tirelessly to help you obtain the best results possible and won't take you for granted. We understand that you have many options when choosing an injury lawyer and we are... 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.
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Steve David Sitkoff
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Former Sr. Prosecutor with 34 years experience. AV Rated and 2017 Super Lawyer

Steve started his career in criminal law in 1983 as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office before receiving his appointment as a Los Angeles County Superior Court... Read More »
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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... Read More »
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Oscar Swinton
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(818) 877-4356 8939 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Tangela Denise Terry
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 641-7800 5777 W. Century Boulevard
Suite 750
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Univ of LaVerne COL
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(310) 649-6981 8939 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(310) 568-1424 7131 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, Business, Collections and Consumer
Stanford Univ Law School
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(310) 641-8300 6733 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(310) 727-6230 11701 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(310) 649-6431 6709 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
USC Law School
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(310) 348-2935 5757 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(310) 242-5889 6080 Center drive. #652
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(310) 568-1804 5757 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Alan Eisner
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience

Certified by the California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist. Over 20 years trial experience. Practice devoted to criminal defense. Top-Rated Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer (Rated Superb 10/10... 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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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(310) 215-7509 6080 Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Univ of Missouri School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(310) 342-8254 6601 Center Dr W
Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 258-0650 6820 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Univ of West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(310) 649-7806 6033 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
South Bay Univ
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(310) 560-1518 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Arash Hashemi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 448-1529 11845 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
Since 2003, the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi has fought passionately to defend the rights of clients facing criminal prosecution in Los Angeles. We recognize the seriousness of your situation, and we are prepared to support you at every stage of your case. We are available when our clients need us most. When you seek our help, you work directly with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, not a paralegal. At the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we never back down from a courtroom battle. We know how to fight for you — and win.
Paul Takakjian
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 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
Aaron Philip McAllister
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(310) 881-2786 3415 S Sepulveda Blvd
Ste 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
Aaron Spolin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(310) 424-5816 11500 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Spolin Law’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; dismissals of drug, DUI, violent-crime, and theft charges; successful appellate outcomes from the California Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, Bronx County.

At the District Attorney’s Office, Aaron was assigned to...
Damian J. Nassiri
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(714) 937-2020 11400 W Olympic Blvd
#200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, Civil Rights and Employment
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Damian J. Nassiri practice focuses on employment law and medical marijuana collectives. His employment practice includes representing employees in wage & hour, overtime, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment cases. His practice also includes representing medical marijuana collectives and criminal defense in drug related cases.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy.
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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.
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Steve David Sitkoff
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 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.
Nigel Roy Witham
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Glendale, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(310) 473-2304 Brand Boulevard Center - 450 North Brand Blvd.
Suite 600
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Warwick, England
Anthony E. Vieira
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Marina del Rey, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 805-2901 13700 Marina Pointe Dr
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Criminal, Asbestos, Business and Elder
DePaul College of Law
Jeffrey Lewis Gold
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El Segundo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 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...
Mr. Joshua C. Needle
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 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.
Lawrence Irwin Wolf
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(310) 277-1707 10390 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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.
Anthony J.   Kimbirk
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
36th Floor
515 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Criminal and Juvenile
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Ken K Behzadi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 441-9341 10866 Wilshire Blvd. #400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Over 25 years of experience in the areas of criminal law and personal injury.
Substantial litigation and trial experience at both State and Federal courts.
Fahed Sayegh
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Culver City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(310) 895-1188 5895 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Criminal and DUI
Whittier Coll School of Law
Mark McArthur Bernheim
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Culver City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(310) 313-2139 11881 Lindblade St
Culver City, CA 90230
Criminal
University of Southern California
Pat Carey
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

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... Read More »
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Anthony Rios
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California Criminal Law Attorney

University of Wisconsin Law SchoolWisconsin
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Karen Ilene Rose
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(310) 444-3019 11500 Olympic Blvd
Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Lisa Henderson Mattern
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 342-8254 6601 Center Dr W
Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 900445
Criminal and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Paula Elden
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Marina Del Rey, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(310) 597-2994 13650 Marina Pointe Dr. Suite 606
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Criminal
Northrop Univ School of Law
Mr Robert Michael Helfend
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(310) 456-3317 13101 Washington Blvd., Suite 464
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Criminal
Ann Fitz
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(424) 248-6650 11845 W Olympic Blvd
Ste 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Criminal
Dmitry Gorin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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.
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...
Alana Sabina Yakovlev
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 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.
Andres James Ortiz
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Criminal and Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Andrés Ortiz is one of California's top immigration lawyers and a foremost authority on the potential adverse immigration consequences of criminal convictions and plea deals (“Padilla Opinions”). Attorneys from across the nation consult Andrés on a regular basis for his expertise in how to resolve criminal cases without triggering deportation and removal.

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

Andrés handles cases in immigration court, the...
Joseph Shemaria
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Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 48 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...
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.
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez is a criminal defense attorney with over 18 years experience. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer, Ambrosio served as a prosecutor for 13 years. During his time as a prosecutor, he led... Read More »
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Playa Vista Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Break the Cycle
Culver City, CA


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
(213) 640-3881
Los Angeles, CA

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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.