Topanga, 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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Eric Mayeda Renslo
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UCLA Law graduate who will aggressively fight your criminal case for you.

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

Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star," Karthik Krishnan has emerged as one of the premiere young criminal defense and DUI attorneys in Los Angeles County. The criminal system can be a stressful and... Read More »
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Ryan Gordon Blanch
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Free consultation! Experienced and skilled advocacy in criminal defense cases!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout L.A. I will fight for you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. 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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Topanga, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(310) 394-1688 PO Box 293
Topanga, CA 90290
Criminal
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Michael Louis Shultz
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Malibu, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(310) 456-1913 3580 Las Flores Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
formerly employed by the Los Angeles County Public Defender's office as a Deputy Public Defender serving clients throughout Los Angeles County. Thereafter, private criminal defense practitioner in all California courts. Superlative client reviews found in Avvo.
Denise Jean Yaniv
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Calabasas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(310) 592-8173 5023 N. Parkway Calabasas
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Mr.  Lloyd Douglas Dix
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Calabasas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 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
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 its 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, and Power of Attorney.
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
Steven Michael Cron
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 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...
Phil Hache
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(818) 336-1384 15303 Ventura Blvd.
9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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...
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.
Ardalon Fakhimi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 384-5464 10940 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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...
Ronald N. Hoffman
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Over 30 years experience as a lawyer.

For over 30 years I have been fighting for the rights, freedom and reputations of my clients. I will aggressively defend you against criminal charges! Visit my website to see testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Joseph Anthony Virgilio Esq.
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

Whittier Law SchoolNew Jersey and California
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Daniel E. Kann
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Valencia, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 744-7730 27240 Turnberry Lane
#200
Valencia, CA 91355
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...
Jeffrey Vallens
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 783-5700 16030 Ventura Blvd
Suite 470
Encino, CA 91436
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 well 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. Call me any time for a free, confidential consultation about your case.
Peter Berlin
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(310) 289-5418 16130 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 570
Encino, CA 91436
Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Coll School of Law
Nationally recognized in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Forbes and Reuters, 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 & federal crimes), and simple misdemeanor prosecutions. You can read more about Mr. Berlin and his firm on Wikipedia! here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Berlin_(lawyer)

Our services extend throughout California, with specific emphasis in Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento Counties, and include:

* All Felonies, Misdemeanors;
* DUI:
* Domestic Violence:
* Theft Crimes:
* Sex and Drug...
Diana W. Aizman Esq.
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Michael Aaron Goldstein
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(323) 461-2000 1645 Vine Street #809
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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...
Philip David Israels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(424) 372-3112 11755 Wilshire Blvd.
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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...
Brian Russell Michaels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 991-9179 10866 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of LaVerne
Attorney Brian Michaels is a 23 year veteran of the California Criminal Courts. Attorney Michaels spent the first 8 years of his career as a big city Prosecutor where he cut his teeth in the trial courts of Los Angeles where he earned accolades as a Top Prosecutor. Attorney Michaels worked for the Los Angeles Police Department during the height of the infamous Rampart Scandal as a Civil Defense Attorney. Michaels is unique among Criminal Defense Attorneys in Southern California as very few have any Prosecutorial experience and most set out on their own straight out of Law School. Michaels...
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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(213) 212-5002 1933 S Broadway #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
CHUDNOVSKY LAW IS A PREMIER CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND PLAINTIFF'S PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM IN LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

The firm's highly experienced, award-winning attorneys include Former Prosecutor and Top Personal Injury Lawyers that have successfully handled over 8,000 cases and jury trials.

» GETTING YOUR CRIMINAL CASE DISMISSED OR REDUCED IS OUR #1 GOAL
If you are dealing with an arrest, investigation or warrant you need to be very careful. Criminal convictions risk your freedom, your job and your future.

Protect yourself and get a top criminal defense attorney on your side as early as possible. We know how to fight to...
Garret Daniel Weinrieb
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(310) 980-8856 16000 Ventura Boulevard
Penthouse Suite 1208
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Garret Weinrieb, a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa), draws on twelve years of experience as a San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to aggressively represent and protect his clients' rights and interests against all felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, ranging from simple misdemeanors to violent crimes such as assault, sex crimes and murder. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mr. Weinrieb is particularly adept at representing and relating to clients from a broad diversity of backgrounds. He is unwavering in his determination to...
Ronald W. Hedding
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(866) 986-2092 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
38 Years of experience. Top-Rated Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney. A top-rated attorney at the Hedding Law Firm with excellent courtroom presence and key connections in both San Fernando Valley Court houses (Van Nuys, San Fernando, and Sylmar) and Los Angeles Courts. He is a leader who is well liked and respected by judges, prosecutors and most important, our clients. He has the uncanny ability to access a situation and advise the client of the best possible alternatives to resolve the matter.
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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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 criminal... Read More »
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Jeremy Ian Lessem
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 582-3087 4515 Sherman Oaks Ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Michigan Law School
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 criminal defense attorney Mark D. Lessem. After he graduated from the top-tier University of Michigan Law School, Jeremy began his career practicing civil litigation. After three years of being a civil litigator, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and began practicing criminal law in 2004. Jeremy quickly forged a reputation for being a skilled, dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney who had inherited...
Sam Israels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(424) 372-3112 11755 Wilshire Blvd.
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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...
Ross B. Erlich
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(818) 783-5700 16030 Ventura Blvd., Suite 470
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of West Los Angeles
Attorney Ross Erlich has been practicing criminal law since his admission to the Bar and works in all courts located in Southern California. Mr. Erlich handles all cases ranging from DUI and other misdemeanors to major felonies. Ross’ experience emphasizes complicated criminal matters including bail, probation violations and other complex white collar matters.

After a brief stint in Northern California at the University of California, Berkeley, Ross decided to come back to his native Southern California to attend law school. In school, he supported himself with work in criminal defense and politics. This wide range...
Justin Edward Sterling
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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
DISMISSALS. ACQUITTALS. CHARGE REDUCTIONS. MILLIONS RECOVERED. Named a Top California Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney, Mr. Sterling is an accomplished trial lawyer with an extensive track record of winning in both federal and state court. In addition to defending his clients in criminal court, Mr. Sterling has also recovered millions of dollars for his clients who have been victimized and unlawfully targeted by law enforcement.

The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling is a top-rated law firm committed to the exclusive practice of criminal trial defense and civil rights litigation. The firm brings high-end and aggressive representation to...
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.
Shane Jacob Bernard
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(310) 312-0220 10990 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1175
Los Angeles , CA 90024
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southwestern Law School
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.
J. Tooson
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 295-1054 4515 Sherman Oaks ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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 criminal matters and received millions in civil settlements and verdicts. Attorney J. Tooson is a legal analyst for ABC 7 and People Magazine. Attorney J. Tooson and Jeremy Lessem have also been featured in several prominent publications for their legal work including ; The Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. The Lessem, Newstat & Tooson team is dedicated to helping good people in tough...
Alexander Andryuschenko
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(818) 921-7744 3550 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1770
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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...
Kia Champion
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 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.
Donald R Hammond
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California Criminal Law Lawyer

The Law Office of Donald R. Hammond is your Los Angeles criminal and DUI defense attorney, committed to protecting your rights and achieving the best outcome. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy,... Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients Since 2007

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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James Allen Goldstein
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(818) 905-7272 15260 Ventura Blvd #1810
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
On April 28th, 2012, the Los Angeles Criminial Courts Bar Association will award James A. Goldstein the prestigious "Jerry Giesler Award", as their Trial Lawyer of the Year. Over the past two years, Jim has secured not guilty verdicts in 4 of the 6 serious murder and attempted murder cases he tried. Two of these cases included multiple defendant jail house murders. In another murder case, Jim sought to exclude his client's confiession given the improper and coercive interrogation tactics used by LAPD detectives. The judge agreed and the case was dismissed. Jim has represented the rights of the...
Rosalinda V Amash
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(310) 246-0722 1223 Wilshire Boulevard
#493
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston Univ School of Law
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.
Arnold William Gross
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(818) 477-0773 17337 Ventura Blvd #228
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Arnold W. Gross is a nationally recognized, honored and experienced trial lawyer with expertise in all types of personal injury cases, wrongful death matters, criminal defense cases and real estate cases. Mr. Gross is a pre-eminent AV rated Martindale Hubbell attorney, an honor he has enjoyed for over 30 years. Mr. Gross was been selected as a California Super Lawyer in plaintiff personal injury cases in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Arnold W. Gross has been involved in more than 90 major jury trials and hundreds of court trials and arbitrations. Mr. Gross serves as...
Shannon Marie Dorvall
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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.
Robert Forsnas Sommers
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Woodland Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(818) 492-4203 5850 Canoga Ave. 4th Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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.
Allen Stephen Farshi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(818) 666-3183 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of West Los Angeles and Univ of West Los Angeles
Ronald D. Hedding
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(866) 986-2092 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208
Encino, CA 91436
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Named Top Los Angeles Criminal Attorney by LA Times and named one of the Top 100 criminal defense attorneys in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Richard Knickerbocker
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(310) 260-9060 100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1845
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3605
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and USC Law School
I have had a vast range of experience both in the public and private sector. I was formerly Chief of Civil Litigation for the City or Torrance and ultimately became the City Attorney of Santa Monica with experience in Civil Litigation, Advisory functions and deal making, and Criminal Prosecution. When in private practice I had a broad range of experience wining significant trials and appeals. I have an AV (pierless (5.0) rating, which is the highest possible, and am Certified by the State Bar of California in Appellate Advocacy and the Nation Board of Trial Advocates in Civil Trial Advocacy....
Jon Bryant Artz
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(310) 820-1315 12400 Wilshire Blvd
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
Criminal and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Jon Artz keeps 99% of his clients out of jail and is recognized as one of the best DUI lawyers in Los Angeles by colleagues, judges, and prosecutors. In 2015, Jon won the Edward Kuwatch Award for his success and contributions to the DUI field, the most prestigious award for a California DUI Lawyer.
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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Peter Berlin
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Recognized Top Criminal Lawyer in L.A.! 22 years+ Experience; Call Now!

I am an accomplished criminal defense attorney, dedicated to helping those accused of or charged with a crime in the L.A. area. I will passionately fight for your rights and interests throughout your case. Read More »
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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.