1I have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense. When should I contact a lawyer?
You should contact our criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in all criminal cases. Every day that passes without representation is another missed opportunity for a possible reduction in the charges, or even a complete dismissal. We find that intervention at the earliest possible stage is key to securing the best possible outcomes for our clients.
2How long has your criminal law firm been defending clients?
We have been defending our clients for over 30 years in Los Angeles, CA. Our reputation is unmatched because we have one of the strongest criminal defense teams in the city. You can also read our superb reviews on AVVO.
3Do you take cases only from Los Angeles city?
No. We accept criminal cases all over the Los Angeles County. We also cover courts in Malibu, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, LAX, Sylmar, Burbank, Pomona, Van Nuys, Alhambra, Glendale, Torrance, San Fernando, Hollywood and Valencia. We may also make an exception and cover courts in Ventura and Orange counties.
4Does your law firm provides a free initial consultation?
Yes we do! All you have to do is call our phone number at the top of the page and schedule your free initial consultation with one of our criminal law experts. We are usually able to schedule follow-up meetings with our potential clients the very next day.
5I can’t wait until tomorrow to meet an attorney, I need consultation right now! What options do I have?
Our criminal law firm provides instant help over the phone 24/7. We will carefully listen to your situation and will give you a free phone consultation with a licensed attorney. We do understand that being arrested for criminal offense is a very stressful situation and will do whatever it takes to help you resolve the issue.
6I don’t have any money right now, do you accept credit cards?
Yes! We accept the majority of payment options including most major credit cards, checks, wire payments, and cash.
7The prosecutor offered me a favorable plea bargain. Should I accept it?
You should always remember that prosecutors are not on your side. If the bargain is too favorable that may indicate a weakness in the government’s evidence. You should consult with an attorney before accepting a plea deal to determine whether the deal is truly the best option for resolution of your case.
8I decided to plea guilty to my criminal charges. Do I still need an attorney?
Absolutely! Even if you plead guilty to your criminal charges, it is up to the judge to give you a sentence which depends on different circumstances. Additionally, in rare cases, it may be worth it to withdraw the plea and take the case to trial. Consult with one of our attorneys today to determine what the best option is in your particular situation.
9I have minor criminal charges. Do I still need to consult with an attorney?
Yes. You never know how your minor criminal charges can affect your future. Even if it is minor theft and it is your first offense, it will stay on your record and you might have difficulties finding employment or even housing. In short, there is no such thing as a “minor” crime. If you are charged with a crime by the government, you should seek counsel immediately to mitigate the harm to you, and your reputation.
10I have been charged with a crime. Am I going to jail?
Depending on the circumstances, your case may not be able to resolve without jail time. In some cases, we are able to dismiss charges and in some cases we are able to reduce felony charges to a misdemeanor. No attorney can promise you a final result, because the final decision is up to the judge and is highly fact-dependent.
11What is the difference between misdemeanor and felony charges?
Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors. In general, felonies are differentiated by their eligibility for incarceration in state prison, rather than county jail. However, certain felonies may result in county jail time. Both misdemeanors and felonies may also resolve as probation-only cases. Still other crimes are “wobblers” under California law, meaning they can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the particular circumstances involved. Your attorney will review the charges you are facing and advise you of the seriousness of the situation.
12I cannot afford a lawyer, what other options do I have?
If you cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint you a public defender. Public defenders are licensed attorneys, but are unfortunately overworked due to their large case loads. The advantage to hiring a private attorney is the time and individualized attention that he or she can devote to litigating your matter, as well as counseling you throughout the process.
13I can’t find my question here. What should I do?
If you cannot find your question in this list, please call (855) 858-2755 or e-mail us using our online contact form.