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

The State Bar of California and The State Bar of Wisconsin
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Joseph Anthony Virgilio Esq.
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Joseph Anthony Virgilio Esq.

Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney with 40 years of experience

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Donald R Hammond
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Donald R Hammond

California Criminal Defense Attorney with 10 years of experience

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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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Courtney E. Pilchman
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Courtney E. Pilchman
Century City, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Alan Eisner
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Alan Eisner
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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Daniel E. Kann
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Daniel E. Kann
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Alana Sabina Yakovlev
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Alana Sabina Yakovlev
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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William S. Kroger
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William S. Kroger
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Sally S. Vecchiarelli
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Sally S. Vecchiarelli
Beverly Hills, 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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Steve David Sitkoff
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Steve David Sitkoff
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Raoul J. Severo
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Raoul J. Severo
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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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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Ronald N. Hoffman
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Ronald N. Hoffman

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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Jerod Gunsberg
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Jerod Gunsberg
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Seppi Esfandi
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Seppi Esfandi
Los Angeles, 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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Bo Lee
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Bo Lee
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Page Anthony Pate
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Page Anthony Pate
Santa Monica, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Karthik Krishnan
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Karthik Krishnan
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Aaron Philip McAllister
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Aaron Philip McAllister
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Michael Aaron Goldstein
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Michael Aaron Goldstein
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
(323) 461-2000San Fernando Valley College of LawUniv of Southern CalifCalifornia and 9th CircuitSuperlawyersNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and California State Bar
Joseph Shemaria
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Joseph Shemaria
Beverly Hills, CA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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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Stephen G. Rodriguez
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Stephen G. Rodriguez

Aggressive & Experienced criminal defense attorney with proven results!

When your future and freedom are at stake you want the best criminal defense lawyer to defend you. The lawyers at Stephen G. Rodriguez and Partners have over 50 years of criminal defense experience and they put that... Read More »
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