Los Angeles, California Criminal Lawyers

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Do I need a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer?

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Los Angeles, it is important to reach out to an attorney who can help you navigate the process. Hiring an attorney soon after arrest (or even in anticipation of an arrest) may keep you from making mistakes that could cost you your freedom.

Some examples of crimes that may require strong legal defense include, but are not limited to: DUIs, drug charges, white collar crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses, hate crimes, domestic violence, child abuse and juvenile crimes. Some Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys focus on certain types of offenses, whereas other attorneys handle a variety of criminal defense cases.

What rights do I have if I have been accused of a crime in Los Angeles?

In every criminal case, the person accused of a crime is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. This means that the government is required to prove every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The “reasonable doubt” standard is the highest standard in the American legal system and it is deliberately designed this way because an individual’s liberty is at stake in these cases. Thus, even if a prosecutor leads you to believe they have a “slam dunk” case, they still have to prove every element of the crime(s) of which you are accused.

Under California law, proof beyond a reasonable doubt is proof that leaves you with an “abiding conviction” that the charge is true. The evidence does not need to eliminate all possible doubt because anything is technically possible or susceptible to imaginary doubt. Rather, the fact finder should properly consider and compare all of the evidence that was presented throughout the trial. It is important to note that the accused has the right to cross-examine all the evidence presented by the prosecution to establish its case.

Bring charged with a crime is a serious matter and should be handled as quickly as possible. A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can help you defend your rights and your freedom.

Michael Eric Kraut
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Harvard Law School Educated, Former Senior Prosecutor

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... Read More »
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Ese Omofoma
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

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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Ronald N. Hoffman
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Over 30 years experience as a lawyer.

A native Los Angelino, I grew up with a family of attorneys who shared their interesting stories about how they helped their clients. Since I was a teenager I really appreciated the work that they did, and aspired to... Read More »
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Leonard Manalo
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney

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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

Call (800) 274-4290 for your free private consultation today and put my knowledge and experience to work for you. Criminal Defense - Appeals / Appellate law - Federal Criminal Defense Shaun Khojayan and Associates, a... Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Alan Eisner
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Jeffery L. Greco
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Huntington Park, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Aaron Spolin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Michael Eric Kraut
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Paul Takakjian
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Dmitry Gorin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Shaun Khojayan
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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J. Tooson
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California Criminal Defense Attorney

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Jeremy Ian Lessem
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California Criminal Defense Attorney with 18 years experience

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Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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William S. Kroger
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Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Jerod Gunsberg
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Aaron Philip McAllister
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Joseph Shemaria
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Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Ronald N. Hoffman
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Peter Berlin
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Encino, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Alana Sabina Yakovlev
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Courtney E. Pilchman
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Century City, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Tracy Green
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Dmitry Gorin
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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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Robert A. Hankoff
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Free Consultation! Determined Criminal Defense Attorney! Legal Expertise!

Robert Hankoff is an associate attorney at the Kraut Law Group. He is a former senior trial attorney with the Public Defender’s Office where he gained a reputation in court as a fierce protector of his client’s... Read More »
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