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

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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Anthony Rios
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Anthony Rios

Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney with 13 years of experience

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Justin Edward Sterling
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Justin Edward Sterling

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 »
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Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Eric Mayeda Renslo

Award-winning UCLA Law J.D. who will aggressively fight your criminal case.

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Robert A. Hankoff
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Robert A. Hankoff

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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Dmitry Gorin
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Dmitry Gorin
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Shaun Khojayan
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Shaun Khojayan
Los Angeles , CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Eric J Youngquist
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Eric J Youngquist
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Aaron Spolin
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Aaron Spolin
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Arash Hashemi
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Arash Hashemi
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Eric Mayeda Renslo
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Michael Eric Kraut
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Michael Eric Kraut
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Jeffery L. Greco
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Jeffery L. Greco
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Simon M Aval
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Simon M Aval

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with over 150 Jury Trials. Call Today!

Attorney Simon Aval has been practicing criminal law since 1999. Over the years he has gained invaluable experience handling thousands of criminal cases and has completed over 150 Jury Trials. He is a Certified... Read More »
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Alan Eisner
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Alan Eisner

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 »
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Eugene Paul Hanrahan
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Eugene Paul Hanrahan
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Craig Michael Sturm
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Craig Michael Sturm
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Gregory Randolph Caplan
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Gregory Randolph Caplan
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Peter Berlin
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Peter Berlin
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Paul Takakjian
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Paul Takakjian
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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David Pourshalimi
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David Pourshalimi
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Rana Parsanj
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Rana Parsanj
Glendale, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Jeffrey Voll
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Jeffrey Voll
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Garret Weinrieb
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Garret Weinrieb
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Hart Jasper Levin
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Hart Jasper Levin
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(310) 935-3100University of California - BerkeleyCaliforniaSuper Lawyers, Avvo and National Trial LawyersBeverly Hills Bar Association and California State Bar
Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez

Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney with 23 years of experience

California State Bar
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Paul Samuel Geller
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Paul Samuel Geller

Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Call for a free consultation!

Criminal Defense Attorney with over 20 years experience. Persistence, dedication, professionalism, and personal attention. Building on a solid, strong reputation with Judges, Prosecutors, and other Defense Lawyers... Read More »
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