Playa Vista, California Criminal Lawyers

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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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 grateful when you... Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. Read More »
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Damian J. Nassiri
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I am a skilled and aggressive California criminal defense lawyer. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of the accused! Visit my website for reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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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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 16 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 38 years experience
(310) 649-6431 6709 La Tijera Blvd # 541
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
USC Law School
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(213) 202-3800 11701 S La Cienega Blvd Rm 430
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Ohio State Univ COL
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 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 Lawyer with 37 years experience
(310) 642-9900 5777 W Century Blvd Ste 750
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
South Bay Univ
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(310) 641-8300 5550 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(310) 222-3700 7911 Denrock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(310) 258-0650 6820 La Tijera Blvd #202
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Univ of West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(310) 649-6981 8939 S Sepulveda Blvd #110-719
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
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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Jeremy Ian Lessem
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Jeremy Lessem grew up around a courtroom. At a very young age, Jeremy was watching trials and meeting influential judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys while following around his father, highly respected Los Angeles... Read More »
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(310) 383-1511 8045 Rayford Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(323) 678-1095 8929 S Sepulveda Blvd Ste 204
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(310) 560-1518 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 927-6227 6080 Center Dr Fl 6
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal
Texas Southern Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(310) 396-5220 5777 W Century Blvd
Ste 1195
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(310) 727-6230 11701 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Arash Hashemi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(310) 448-1529 11845 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
The firm began in 2003, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. A year later, it relocated to Century City and in 2014, moved to it’s current location in West Los Angeles. Throughout the years the firm has grown steadily, developing broad expertise in the fields of Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Name Changes, Power of Attorney, and most recently Commercial Cannabis License procedures.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Paul Takakjian
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(888) 579-4844 11845 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 1000 - West Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
Damian J. Nassiri
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 937-2020 11400 W Olympic Blvd
#200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, Civil Rights and Employment
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Damian J. Nassiri practice focuses on employment law and medical marijuana collectives. His employment practice includes representing employees in wage & hour, overtime, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment cases. His practice also includes representing medical marijuana collectives and criminal defense in drug related cases.
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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William M. Weinberg
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Free Consultation! Experienced Criminal Law Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I am a dedicated to guiding you through the process of criminal charges as smoothly as possible. I am a tenacious advocate who fights for your rights! Visit my website to see case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Steve David Sitkoff
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 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.
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...
Aaron Philip McAllister
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(310) 881-2786 3415 S Sepulveda Blvd
Ste 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Domestic Violence
Howard University School of Law
AARON P. MCALLISTER is a trial lawyer who is passionate about criminal defense and fighting against inequalities in the criminal justice system; he provides aggressive, adept representation to protect his clients. He is the founder of the Law Offices of Aaron P. McAllister. Mr. McAllister is a highly skilled litigator with substantial experience in federal and state courts. Moreover, Mr. McAllister is a rare trial attorney in light of the fact that he has experience in the areas of both civil (plaintiff’s side and defense’s side) and criminal litigation, as well as experience as both a criminal defense attorney...
Jeffrey Lewis Gold
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El Segundo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 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...
Nigel Roy Witham
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Glendale, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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
Mr. Joshua C. Needle
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 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 44 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 E. Vieira
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Marina del Rey, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 805-2901 13700 Marina Pointe Dr
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Criminal, Asbestos, Business and Elder
DePaul College of Law
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.
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
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 tried over 65... Read More »
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Sommer Salam
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Former prosecutor with over 11 years experience. Read More »
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Mark McArthur Bernheim
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Culver City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 313-2139 11881 Lindblade St
Culver City, CA 90230
Criminal
University of Southern California
Fahed Sayegh
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Culver City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 895-1188 5895 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Criminal and DUI
Whittier Coll School of Law
Karen Ilene Rose
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 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 24 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 36 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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(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Mr. Dmitry Gorin specializes in major criminal defense matters throughout Southern California courts. He left the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office after 12 years of extensive trial experience. Mr. Gorin has litigated everything from Death Penalty murder cases to complex fraud cases, being nominated Prosecutor of the Month several times. Many of his cases have been profiled in the media including ABC, NBC, Court-TV and others. Mr. Gorin is also a Professor at Pepperdine and UCLA, teaching courses to undergraduates and law students on jury trial advocacy, public speaking, and comparative trial systems.
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.
Michael Eric Kraut
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(888) 334-6344 6255 Sunset Blvd
#1480
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Kraut Law Group is a premier criminal defense firm located in the media center of Los Angeles. The firm specializes in DUI defense and other criminal matters. Prior to becoming one of Southern California's top notch criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney. He has over 14 years of trial experience, contacts, and understanding of how to best handle his client's cases. He has obtained a success rate of 99% in jury trials. Los Angeles Criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut has been featured on CNN and Fox News as well as in print articles. Mr....
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 with an extensive record of winning in both federal and state court. Typical case results include,... Read More »
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Dmitry Gorin
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Mr. Dmitry Gorin specializes in major criminal defense matters throughout Southern California courts. He left the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office after 12 years of extensive trial experience. Mr. Gorin has... Read More »
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Playa Vista Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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Culver City, 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.