Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Eric Kraut
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Michael Eric Kraut
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
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 »
Alan Eisner
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Alan Eisner
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Get an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side! Call today!
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;... Read More »
David C. Rome
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David C. Rome
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
Dmitry Gorin
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Dmitry Gorin
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Rated Top 1% US Law Firm. California Bar-Certified Criminal Law Specialists.
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 »
Robert A. Hankoff
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Robert A. Hankoff
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
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 »
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(800) 510-3916
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Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(213) 212-5002
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Eric J Youngquist
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Eric J Youngquist
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(909) 472-9112
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Dmitry Gorin
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Dmitry Gorin
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 328-3776
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Ronald D. Hedding
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Ronald D. Hedding
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(213) 374-3952
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Arash Hashemi
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Arash Hashemi
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 448-1529
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Ronald W. Hedding
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Ronald W. Hedding
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(866) 986-2092
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Aaron Spolin
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Aaron Spolin
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 589-3793
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Shaun Khojayan
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Shaun Khojayan
Los Angeles , CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(800) 274-4290
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Craig Michael Sturm
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Craig Michael Sturm
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 820-1315
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Ronald N. Hoffman
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Ronald N. Hoffman
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
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 »
Seppi Esfandi
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Seppi Esfandi
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Experienced & Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney. Free Consultation!
Seppi Esfandi is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who is also an Expert in Criminal Law. He ranked among the top 5% of attorneys in Los Angeles. Esfandi was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the... Read More »
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Shan Dimitris Potts
Glendale, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(323) 803-7147
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Raffi Manuelian
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Raffi Manuelian
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Paul Takakjian
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Paul Takakjian
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(888) 579-4844
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Peter Berlin
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Peter Berlin
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(818) 986-0968
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Diana W. Aizman Esq.
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Diana W. Aizman Esq.
Burbank , CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(818) 351-7427
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Jerod Gunsberg
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Jerod Gunsberg
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(323) 633-3423
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Jeffrey Voll
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Jeffrey Voll
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(424) 281-3020
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Seppi Esfandi
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Seppi Esfandi
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 274-6529
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Rana Parsanj
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Rana Parsanj
Glendale, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(818) 273-1360
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Ronald Freeman
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Ronald Freeman
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Anthony Rios
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Anthony Rios
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney with 14 years of experience
The State Bar of California and The State Bar of Wisconsin
Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney with 24 years of experience
California State Bar

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