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CaliforniaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Los Angeles, California

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in California, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in California should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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David Douglas Diamond

David Douglas Diamond
Law Offices of David D. Diamond
1055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1996
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 19 years, David Douglas Diamond is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Southwestern School of Law, SCAL... read more >

Rose Fay Arfa

Rose Fay Arfa
10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 38 years, Rose Fay Arfa is a Appellate Law and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Southwestern University School of Law... read more >

Errol Henry Stambler

Errol Henry Stambler
10880 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Licensed for 46 years, Errol Henry Stambler is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University go Georgia... read more >

Harland William Braun

Harland William Braun
Law Offices of Harland W. Braun
1880 Century Park E Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 51 years, Harland William Braun is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of California at Los Angeles, California... read more >

Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin
Eisner Gorin LLP
1875 Century Park East #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 24 years, Dmitry Gorin is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Vincent Michael Imhoff

Vincent Michael Imhoff
Imhoff & Associates, P.C.
12424 Wilshire Blvd Suite 770
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 17 years, Vincent Michael Imhoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Illinois IT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Michael Aaron Goldstein

Michael Aaron Goldstein
Goldstein Law Group
1645 Vine St #809
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Licensed for 23 years, Michael Aaron Goldstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... read more >

Paul Takakjian

Paul Takakjian
Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP
11845 W Olympic Blvd Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Licensed for 40 years, Paul Takakjian is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Leonard B. Levine

Leonard B. Levine
Levine Flier and Flier, LLC
16133 Ventura Blvd Ste 1140
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Licensed for 47 years, Leonard B. Levine is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School Of Law... read more >

Stanley Irl Greenberg

Stanley Irl Greenberg
11845 W Olympic Blvd # 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Licensed for 47 years, Stanley Irl Greenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of Law... read more >

Robert Armin Schwartz

Robert Armin Schwartz
11835 Olympic Blvd # 1235E
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Licensed for 43 years, Robert Armin Schwartz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

David Jean Kaloyanides

David Jean Kaloyanides
David J.P. Kaloyanides, A Professional Law Corporation
15338 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710
Licensed for 27 years, David Jean Kaloyanides is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Bruce Martin Margolin

Bruce Martin Margolin
Law Office of Bruce M. Margolin
Licensed for 52 years, Bruce Martin Margolin is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern University School... read more >

Victoria Clemans

Victoria Clemans
Law Offices of Victoria Clemans
3550 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1280
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Licensed for 16 years, Victoria Clemans is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Univ of West Los Angeles... read more >

Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin
Eisner Gorin LLP
1875 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 24 years, Dmitry Gorin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Philip David Israels

Philip David Israels
Cron, Israels & Stark
11755 Wilshire Blvd 15th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90025
Licensed for 44 years, Philip David Israels is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of San Francisco School of Law... read more >

Daniel R Perlman

Daniel R Perlman
Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman
6464 W Sunset Blvd Suite 1030
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Licensed for 14 years, Daniel R Perlman is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Catholic University of America, Col... read more >

Craig Sturm

Craig Sturm
Law office of Craig Sturm
1010 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1415
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 17 years, Craig Sturm is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Axion Lab/American Chemical Soci... read more >

Okorie C. Okorocha

Okorie C. Okorocha
California Legal Team
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite 1038
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Licensed for 16 years, Okorie C. Okorocha is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier Law School... read more >

Jeffrey Donald Kent

Jeffrey Donald Kent
McDonnell & Kent
418 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
Licensed for 27 years, Jeffrey Donald Kent is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State Univ Colle... read more >

Jeremy Ian Lessem

Jeremy Ian Lessem
3450 Cahuenga Blvd Ste 102
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Licensed for 18 years, Jeremy Ian Lessem is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Michigan Law School - University of Michi... read more >

Joseph Francis Walsh

Joseph Francis Walsh
205 S Broadway Ste 606
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Licensed for 44 years, Joseph Francis Walsh is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

R. J. Manuelian

R. J. Manuelian
Manuelian Law Firm
633 W 5th St, #2622
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Licensed for 17 years, R. J. Manuelian is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Massachusetts School of Law, Andover MA... read more >

Margaret Forbes Mendoza

Margaret Forbes Mendoza
Mattern & Mendoza, LLP
6601 Center Drive West Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Licensed for 31 years, Margaret Forbes Mendoza is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Southwestern Law Sch... read more >

Alan R. Baum

Alan R. Baum
Law Offices of Alan Baum
16501 Ventura Blvd Fl 4
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Licensed for 51 years, Alan R. Baum is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... read more >

Jacob Glucksman

Jacob Glucksman
Law Offices of Jacob Glucksman
10490 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 13 years, Jacob Glucksman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School Of Law... read more >

Kian Magana

Kian Magana
Goldstein Law Group
1645 Vine St #809
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Licensed for 5 years, Kian Magana is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Davis School of Law... read more >

William L. Jacobson

William L. Jacobson
2272 Colorado Blvd Ste 1226
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Licensed for 29 years, William L. Jacobson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Bradley William Brunon

Bradley William Brunon
11601 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 50 years, Bradley William Brunon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Sam Israels

Sam Israels
Cron, Israels & Stark
11755 Wilshire Blvd 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 14 years, Sam Israels is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School Of Law... read more >

Peter Larkin

Peter Larkin
805 S Gaffey St
Los Angeles, CA 90731
Licensed for 43 years, Peter Larkin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Richard Gary Hirsch

Richard Gary Hirsch
818 W 7th St Ste 960
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 52 years, Richard Gary Hirsch is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Negin Yamini

Negin Yamini
Los Angeles Criminal Attorney
5670 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1860
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Licensed for 8 years, Negin Yamini is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended UCLA... read more >

Evan Aylette Jenness

Evan Aylette Jenness
Law Offices of Evan A. Jenness
777 S. Figueroa Street Suite 4900
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 31 years, Evan Aylette Jenness is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Columbia University Law School... read more >

Lisa H. Mattern

Lisa H. Mattern
Mattern & Mendoza, LLP
6601 Center Drive Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Licensed for 24 years, Lisa H. Mattern is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount... read more >

Debra Sarah White Palmer

Debra Sarah White Palmer
Law Offices of Debra S. White
21112 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Licensed for 20 years, Debra Sarah White Palmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Matthew Garth Kaestner

Matthew Garth Kaestner
Long Beach criminal law specialist,attorney Matthew Kaestner
1 World Trade Center Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90831
Licensed for 33 years, Matthew Garth Kaestner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of the Pacific... read more >

Nicholas Maurice Rosenberg

Nicholas Maurice Rosenberg
205 S Broadway Ste 716
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Licensed for 15 years, Nicholas Maurice Rosenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Francisco School of Law... read more >

Jay Irving Jaffe

Jay Irving Jaffe
2122 Century Park Ln APT 208
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 47 years, Jay Irving Jaffe is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Peter Carl Swarth

Peter Carl Swarth
6520 Platt Ave Ste 557
Los Angeles, CA 91307
Licensed for 30 years, Peter Carl Swarth is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Octavio Chaidez

Octavio Chaidez
880 W 1st St # 302
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Licensed for 17 years, Octavio Chaidez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Ardalon Fakhimi

Ardalon Fakhimi
California Criminal Defense Center
10940 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Licensed for 18 years, Ardalon Fakhimi is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

Michael David Nasatir

Michael David Nasatir
818 W 7th St Ste 960
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 53 years, Michael David Nasatir is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Austin Richard Dove

Austin Richard Dove
Law Offices of Austin R. Dove
555 W 5th St Floor 35
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Licensed for 24 years, Austin Richard Dove is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Richard Alan Hutton

Richard Alan Hutton
1055 E Colorado Blvd Ste 225
Pasadena, CA 91106
Licensed for 48 years, Richard Alan Hutton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Garrett Jason Zelen

Garrett Jason Zelen
12400 Wilshire Blvd Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 41 years, Garrett Jason Zelen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Andrew Reed Flier

Andrew Reed Flier
16133 Ventura Blvd #1140
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Licensed for 31 years, Andrew Reed Flier is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Ambrosio Rodriguez

Ambrosio Rodriguez
The Rodriguez Law Group
626 Wilshire Blvd Suite 460
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 20 years, Ambrosio Rodriguez is a Criminal Defense and Theft Crimes lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Louis Justin Shapiro

Louis Justin Shapiro
1875 Century Park E Ste 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 13 years, Louis Justin Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Benjamin N. Cardozo Sch... read more >

Seymour I. Amster

Seymour I. Amster
18017 Chatsworth St Ste 337
Los Angeles, CA 91344
Licensed for 29 years, Seymour I. Amster is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

CBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The California Board of Legal Specialization certifies lawyers as specialists in criminal law. Attorney must show substantial experience, completion of specific task requirements, pass an examination, submit to peer review, and show completion of continuing education requirements in criminal law.


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.



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