Signal Hill, California Criminal Lawyers

Leonard Manalo
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

Leonard (“Leo”) Manalo is a Los Angeles-based attorney who defends clients accused of California and federal crimes. His practice covers everything from asset forfeiture, to DUI and drug crimes.A... Read More »
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Michael Eric Kraut
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Free Consultation! Aggressive California Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

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.
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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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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.
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Zachary James McCready
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(562) 364-7350 3701 Long Beach Blvd
Suite 324
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Whittier Law School
I was a police officer with the LAPD for 8 years. I did hundreds of DUI arrests, domestic violence arrests, drug possession arrests, fugitive warrant arrests, etc.
I also testified in numerous cases.

I have been practicing law since June of 2017. During that time, I have focused my career on criminal defense and DUI cases. I also do chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, immigration cases, debt settlements, and civil litigation.

I have testified in over a dozen trials as an expert witness on the Standardized Field Sobriety tests which are used in almost all DUI arrests.

I have taken many cases to trial and...
Jonathan P. Fly
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(562) 434-0991 2539 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA, US 90804
Long Beach, CA 90804
Criminal
Pepperdine University
Jonathan Fly is a criminal defense attorney based in Long Beach, California. Practicing throughout Southern California, Mr. Fly has successfully defended accused as lead counsel in many cases tried to verdict, including against charges of white collar crimes , insurance fraud and sex charges. Mr. Fly also handles criminal appeals.
Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(562) 498-9666 4266 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Criminal and DUI
Western State Univ COL
Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(562) 424-0502 4326 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(562) 426-7358 4017 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90807
Criminal
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 426-9876 3553 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(562) 597-9925 4729 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, CA 90804
Criminal
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(562) 494-4454 3454 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, CA 90804
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(562) 591-8482 301 E Bixby Rd
Long Beach, CA 90807
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Western State Univ
Matthew Garth Kaestner
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(562) 437-0200 1 World Trade Center, Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90831
Free ConsultationCriminal
Willamette Univ COL
Long Beach criminal law specialist, attorney Matthew Kaestner, is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a criminal law specialist. The practice is dedicated solely to the defense of criminal cases. He brings over 30 years to the aggressive defense of every client he takes. History of expert defense of all criminal law cases from murder to misdemeanor offenses.
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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Anthony Rios
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California Criminal Law Attorney

University of Wisconsin Law SchoolWisconsin
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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 25 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....
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...
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
Al F. Amer
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 431-2637 110 W. Ocean Blvd
Suite 15
Long Beach, CA 90802
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Al F. Amer began his legal career in 1998, where he was Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County Attorney's Office. From 2006-1007, he was Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. Amer then dedicated his time and work to establishing The Amer Law Firm, where he decided to practice exclusively on criminal defense law.
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(562) 216-8296 111 West Ocean Boulevard, Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
For more then 2 decades, Mr. Marc Aaron Goldbach has worked tirelessly to develop a successful bankruptcy and civil law practice for clients located throughout Los Angeles County. Whether his clients are facing insurmountable debt, foreclosure, serious felony charges, immigration or other legal issues such as personal injuries, workplace harassment, family and medical leave act violations, whistle blowing and retaliation, consumer law, criminal defense they can be rest assured that Marc Aaron Goldbach will take all steps necessary to fight for their legal rights to protect their interests. Marc Goldbach has represented many legal cases with 100% success...
Leonard Anthony Matsuk
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(562) 432-5487 111 West Ocean Blvd
Suite 1950
Long Beach, CA 90802
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
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.
Bryan Lee Schroeder
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(562) 983-3130 400 Oceangate
8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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
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...
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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Dmitry Gorin
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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.... Read More »
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Danielle Gibbons Esq.
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
444 West Ocean, Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I am proud to be part of a team that includes my father and brother that is dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation throughout the State of California. Over the years, I have been honored to represent clients that have come to us for help. We work so closely with them and invest so much in securing a successful outcome to their case that they begin to feel like a part of our family. Criminal matters are highly stressful events for people charged with crimes. Our job is to education our clients, and often their families while guiding them as...
John W. Hill
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(562) 498-1219 2155 N. Bellflower Blvd. #154
Long Beach, CA 90815
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Law School
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...
Anthony John Falangetti
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(800) 922-6989 One World Trade Center
8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90831
Free ConsultationCriminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Anthony Falangetti is a skilled criminal defense attorney in Long Beach and founding partner of West Coast Defense. With more than 20 years of legal experience, including a background as a former prosecutor for LA County, he has an in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system. He uses this knowledge to his clients’ advantage, offering outstanding legal counsel and uncompromising representation as he aggressively advocates for your rights. Mr. Falangetti has been recognized for his outstanding legal services and commitment to excellence in handling a wide range of criminal cases, including high-profile and celebrity cases. Call for a free consultation!
Michael Crosner
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(310) 438-5655 815 Moraga Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Criminal, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Maritime
Southwestern Univ School of Law
For over 40 years, Michael Crosner, Esq. has been providing highly skilled and personalized legal services. We have aggressively represented thousands of personal injury victims, and have recovered millions of dollars against individuals, corporations, and municipalities. Crosner Law Corp. is not afraid to litigate difficult cases, and will advance whatever legal costs are necessary to achieve justice. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients pay no legal fees until a successful settlement/verdict is achieved. We can assist you in obtaining medical care without health insurance, and a rental vehicle if your automobile is...
Mark Russ
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(562) 633-8155 444 West Ocean Blvd.
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
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.
Michele Dobson Wilson
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(562) 433-7718 4117 E 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Criminal
Western State Univ COL
Stephen Prosser Peacock
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(562) 888-9148 3741 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
Joseph A. Weimortz Jr
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(562) 256-7140 111 West Ocean Boulevard
Suite 1900
Long Beach, CA 90802
Criminal
California Western School of Law
Practically born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, Attorney Joseph Weimortz received his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 1995. During his education he received special honors and awards for his hard work and legal knowledge. He was a member of the California Western Trial Team and ended up winning in the California Regionals at the American Trial Lawyers Association National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. In addition, he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice, was involved as a staff writer for the California Western Law Review and was on the Honor...
Samuel R. Walker
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(714) 943-2336 444 W Ocean Blvd Ste 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationAppeals, Divorce, Family and Legal Malpractice
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Samuel R. Walker is a trusted attorney with a great reputation in and around Los Angeles County and Orange County. He handles Family Law, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Appellate matters. The Law Office of Samuel Walker will handle your legal matter with individualized attention and if a contested trial is necessary vigorously represent your legal interests.

At the Law Office of Sam Walker, we are committed to obtaining the best possible resolution for every client. We will ensure that you legal interests are represented in a compassionate, efficient and effective manner. We will deliver positive results. We have many satisfied...
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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Sommer Salam
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Former prosecutor with over 11 years experience. Read More »
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Jeffery O. Le Beau
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(562) 888-9148 3741 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Criminal and DUI
If you are in need of a Long Beach criminal defense attorney, come to the Law Firm of Peacock & Le Beau. This law office exists to support individuals just like you, and you can have confidence in the support you can procure when you come here. Attorney Jeffrey O. Le Beau received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in Irvine. He later went on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at Loyola Law School, which he obtained in 1986. He has been admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the...
Joseph H. Low IV
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 454-5569 One World Trade Center
Suite 2320
Long Beach, CA 90831
Criminal, Legal Malpractice, Military and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Michele Ann Douglass
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(562) 433-3936 5050 E. 2nd Street, # 14770
Long Beach, CA 90803
Criminal
David J. Givot
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Lakewood, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(310) 699-0070 4067 Hardwick Street
Suite 321
Lakewood, CA 90712
Criminal
Wais Azami
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Seal Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(714) 321-9999 3020 Old Ranch Pk, #300
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
California Southern University School of Law
As an attorney, I offer strong yet affordable representation to the people of Orange County, Inland Empire and the surrounding areas with criminal defense. Most of my clients have immigration issues when they are arrested and it takes a special attorney who understands the consequences of criminal charges for immigrants.

I'm a product of our community. I'm an immigrant. I was poor as a child. I had to start working at age 14 so I could help my family. I've had friends who made mistakes and I saw how the authorities violated their rights because they...
Ese Omofoma
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(213) 455-4050 1230 Rosecrans Ave
#300
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free ConsultationManhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
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 decide to entrust us with your case. We want to build a personal relationship with you and always be in your corner when the insurance companies and giant corporations try and intimidate you. We don't back down. We've been able to recover millions of dollars for our client's because of our attention to detail, investigation and ultimately, you. This relationship...
Greg Hill
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(310) 782-2500 22850 Crenshaw Blvd
#200
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Anthony Arzili
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(562) 907-4448 205 South Broadway Suite 606
Los Angeles , CA 90012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Attorney Anthony A. Arzili has devoted his practice to criminal defense and DUI for over a decade. He has handled thousands of cases in all LA courthouses and in the process developed strong relationships with the decision-makers in those courts. He believes that specializing in criminal defense allows him the knowledge and experience to acheive outstanding results. Anthony also believes in keeping his clients informed at all stages of the proceedings. Call or email us for a free case evaluation. 562-907-4448 or AnthonyArzili@gmail.com
Donald R Hammond
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(888) 384-4376 21515 Hawthorne Blvd
Ste. 590
Torrance, CA 90503
Free ConsultationCriminal
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...
Alexander Griggs
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(310) 782-2500 22850 Crenshaw Blvd
#200
Torrance, CA 90505
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Law School
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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J. Tooson
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California Criminal Law Attorney

The attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson will fight for you. Rated 10/10 Attorney J. Tooson and his partner Jeremy Lessem have both been honored by CA Super Lawyers and have handled over 10,000 complex... 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.