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 Criminal & DUI Lawyers 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... Read More »
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Eric Mayeda Renslo
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Successfully represented LA area influencers, college students, and more
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 »
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 »
Kate  Lebenzon
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Kate Lebenzon
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
Bob Schwartz
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Bob Schwartz
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. Free Consultation!
Mr. Schwartz has been a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney for over 40 yrs. His ability, fluency and proficiency of criminal law is reflected by the respect he has garnered from his fellow criminal defense,... Read More »
Eric J Youngquist
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Eric J Youngquist
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(909) 472-9112
Western State University College of LawCalifornia and Federal CircuitMartindale- Hubbell, AVVO, Justia Inc and Attorney and Practice MagazineState Bar of California, San Bernardino County Bar Association...Survival Guide to Criminal Law Cases for Clients
Arash Hashemi
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Arash Hashemi
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 448-1529
University of La Verne College of LawCalifornia State University - NorthridgeCaliforniaSuper Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers and The National Trial LawyersCalifornia State BarAlthough the System is Broken, Newsom’s Move isn’t the Answer, Bill Walks Back Tough-On-Crim Policies...
Craig Michael Sturm
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Craig Michael Sturm
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(323) 546-4946
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(213) 995-6767
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Dmitry Gorin
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Dmitry Gorin
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 328-3776
UCLA School of LawUniversity of California - Los AngelesCaliforniaThomson Reuters, Better Business Bureau and LAWYERS.COM (LAWYER REVIEW SERVICE)UCLA COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT, California State Bar...Nine Steps for Defending Your Client’s Miranda Rights
Daniel E. Kann
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Daniel E. Kann
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 954-9356
University of San Francisco School of LawUniversity of UtahCaliforniaAvvo, Criminal, National Association of Distinguished Counsel and The National Trial LawyersCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California DUI Lawyers Association...Capital One Says It Can Show Up at Cardholders' Homes, Workplaces and Technical Editor
Pat Carey
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Pat Carey
Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 526-2237
Southwestern Law SchoolCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers Association, Super Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers AssociationState Bar of California, National Trial Lawyers Association...Why Families Feel Cheated by the Criminal Justice System and Judge Strikes Down Class Certification
Steven Michael Cron
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Steven Michael Cron
Santa Monica, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 451-9888
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Jeff  Yeh
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Jeff Yeh
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(213) 446-2495
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of LawVanderbilt UniversityCaliforniaOhio State University Moritz College of LawCalifornia State BarWill DUI affect my divorce proceeding?
Alan Eisner
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Alan Eisner
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 328-3776
Loyola Law School, Los AngelesUniversity of California - BerkeleyCalifornia, United States District Court Central District of California and 9th CircuitSuper Lawyers and Martindale-HubbellCalifornia State BarNine Steps for Defending Your Client’s Miranda Rights
Joseph Anthony Virgilio
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Joseph Anthony Virgilio
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney with 43 years of experience
Pat Carey
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Pat Carey
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Criminal defense attorney with a passion for fighting for your rights! Call now!
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 »
Michael Eric Kraut
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Michael Eric Kraut
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(888) 334-6344
Harvard Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of LawCornell UniversityCalifornia and TexasMartindale-Hubbell, Black Prosecutors - Los Angeles, Martindale-Hubbell, National Association of Distinguished Counsel...National Criminal Defense College, Los Angeles County Bar Association...Los Angeles DUI Defense and 1101(b) and prior bad acts evidence
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(213) 212-5002
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Alison  Saros
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Alison Saros
El Segundo, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 341-3466
Southwestern University School of LawLoyola Marymount University and Michigan State UniversityCaliforniaSuper Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services, National Trial Lawyers and Martindale-HubbellCalifornia State BarHow We Help Our Clients Bounce Back After A DUI?
Matthew Barhoma
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Matthew Barhoma
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(213) 800-7664
California Western School of LawUniversity of California - Irvine9th Circuit, California and United States Federal DistrictsSuper Lawyers, Avvo, The National Trial Lawyers and Los Angeles Times B2B PublishingCalifornia State Bar and Los Angeles Bar AssociationAfter her guilty verdict, Ghislaine Maxwell has two options: Cooperate with investigators and start naming names or appeal the decision. Either way, she may face decades in prison., Alec Baldwin formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal 'Rust' shooting...
Bob Schwartz
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Bob Schwartz
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(818) 888-2711
Southwestern Law SchoolUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonU.S. District Court, Central District of California and CaliforniaAvvo, Criminal Courts Bar Association, Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Service and Super LawyersLos Angeles County Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice...
Paul Takakjian
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Paul Takakjian
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(888) 579-4844
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Eugene Paul Hanrahan
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Eugene Paul Hanrahan
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
U of San Francisco School of LawUniv of PennsylvaniaCalifornia and 9th CircuitLos Angeles District Attorney's Office - Hardcore Gang DivisionCalifornia Lawyer's Association, United States District Court, Central District of California...South Bay developer charged with campaign money-laundering for Los Angeles politicians, Murderer of 17 year-old girl at Jerry's Deli in Marina Del Rey convicted...
Neil B. Shouse
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Neil B. Shouse
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 385-7895
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William S. Kroger
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William S. Kroger
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(323) 655-5700
University of California - Los Angeles and Oxford, EnglandPepperdine UniversityCaliforniaNational Trial Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and National Trial Lawyers AssociationNORML, American Bar Association...CA v Acevedo and Felon Fitness
Justin Edward Sterling
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Justin Edward Sterling
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(818) 995-9452
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Justin Edward Sterling
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Justin Edward Sterling
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Named Top California Criminal Defense Attorney
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... Read More »
William S. Kroger
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William S. Kroger
Criminal Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
Taking on the toughest cases with dedication and focus. Free consultation!
Criminal defense attorney William S. Kroger has dedicated 100% of his career to helping men and women caught up in a criminal prosecution. He regularly defends clients in court throughout the Los Angeles area, including... Read More »

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