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Downey Criminal Defense Attorneys

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Garri M.
Verified review

Not that long ago I had a rough experience with the campus police department. Due to the fact that I was late to one of my classes I irrationally decided to use a disabled placard. After I returned to my car a police officer was waiting for me. The ticket which he issued stated that it was a misdemeanor. I was devastated and did not know what to do. A few weeks later when I decided to request some quotes from criminal defense attorneys. Unlike the rest Christopher did not mention a very high price and offered to arrange a meeting on Saturday. It was important for me to find an experienced attorney, because at that time I was in the process of acquiring my citizenship. As a result of his diligent and outstanding job, on the day of my interview there was nothing in the Court system regarding my ticket. Hence, the officer conducting the interview did not bother including this ticket to the application, because she read a letter explaining the issue (which could potentially have an impact on my case, possibly denying it). I am very glad that my family hired Chris. He is always polite, professional, and patient. I will definitely refer everyone who needs criminal defense. If you want the best service, do not waste your time looking for it elsewhere. Thank you again Chris and best wishes.

  • 18 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Christine X.
Verified review

Sharen Ghatan is an AMAZING attorney! I am beyond blessed to have been able to have her represent me. I recently had some trouble with the law and Mrs. Ghatan was able to reassure me that I had nothing to worry about and made me feel less nervous about the entire situation. She was able to work out a better deal for me that what I had expected. She was able to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor and dismiss another charge completely. No jail time, no fines or restitution and cut probation by more than half! She is truly amazing and very knowledgeable especially with her advise. Her and her staff are great at communication and keeping you up to date on your case. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer, dui etc.; Sharen Ghatan cares about the best for her clients and will fight for you! Thank you to Sharen and entire staff for all your hard work!!

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McCready Law Group
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christopher M.
Verified review

Zack is a fellow attorney in OC that I've known for years. He is tough as nails and a no non-sense guy. He is incredibly persistent in pursuing motions and never lets th DA's off the hook. I really admire that. That's what you need in a defense attorney in OC because so many attorneys here are weak and not aggressive. Not Zack. He is thorough, knowledgeable and experienced.

Weinrieb Law Firm
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
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Garret is the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, simply said. He helped my very close friend get out of a tough situation in which he was facing 20-30 years in prison, and ultimately he was required to serve only one year in a veteran's facility.

  • 27 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fred F.
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Mr. Fierro was a referral when I was completely desperate for help in a Family Law matter. I am amazed and disgusted by the level of lying and dishonesty in Family Court. I am also amazed by Mr. Fierro's integrity in this corrupt system. Mr. Fierro is an officer of integrity and dignity. Mr. Fierro returned every phone call and answered every email promptly. Mr. Fierro's ability to understand, memorize, and argue my case in court was top-notch. I have reread my court case of 2011 several times. Mr. Fierro's representation was tenacious, accurate, timely, and completely truthful. Mr. Fierro helped me methodically attack and expose the lies that were highly unfavorable for me. My case was dismissed within two months and the fight for my children never occurred. Mr. Fierro well understood my priorities and my predicament. Mr. Fierro remains my first line of defense in legal matters.

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda C.
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Mr Youngquist has gone far beyond our expectations. Dealing with any criminal charge is difficult but Mr Youngquist made us feel so comfortable in light of the seriousness of the situation. He responded to any and all questions that we had in a very timely manner. Charged a very reasonable amount. He treated my son with consideration and let him retain his dignity. What defense attorney takes the time to visit an inmate for Christmas? Mr Youngquist does. Cannot say enough...reasonable, fair, brilliant and companionate.

Gurovich, Berk & Associates
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Glen A.
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The Glendale PD does not tolerate too- too much especially, the biker ones. I got a DUI near Glendale and South Pasadena with a little bit more on me than just some beer. I was expecting the hammer to come down especially for my second time but all- in all the experience was not that bad looking back. I panicked at first. I thought I was banned from everything and was about to lose everything (which is common in Los Angeles so). None of that mattered because Elon Berk and Dmitry Gurovich are tough criminal defense attorneys. They pleaded my case and I received a far lesser sentencing than what all of my friends and family ever expected. Before court them and their office staff were easy to talk to and get along with. Mr. Gurovich is more than a genius and he was my lead defense lawyer. He is wonderful and I highly recommend him and the entire defense firm.

Law Office of James Gandy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anonymous C.
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James Gandy represented me in a criminal case that started last year. When I contacted Mr. Gandy I have already hired another attorney. Once I spoke to him on the phone and then met him in person I decided to switch attorneys. He didn’t promise me an easy way out of my case, but he promised to work hard and do the best he can to improve my legal position. I was facing a tough prosecutor demanding I served 6 month in county jail. Mr. Gandy helped me reduce the sentence to 90 days and serve it in pay to stay facility which help me keep my job and maintain some freedom throughout this difficult times. In my view he is a great attorney, work hard on my behalf and provided me with constant communication throughout the ongoing case. He is very honest and I felt safe knowing he will do what he can for me as a client. I am very confident recommending him and am sure he is the right attorney for you as well

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Joseph R.
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I was out with friends about 6 months ago and had a bit too much to drink and ended up in a car accident. I have never been in trouble with the law before and this was a very scary thing for me, especially since I work on a governmental job and having that on my record could be detrimental to my career. Mr. Pilato understood my predicament and him and the investigator he work with was able to throughly investigate the situation and also brought several experts witnesses to testify during the trial. Long story short he was able to get me an acquittal. Also, he is available at all times and made sure I understood everything that was going on throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends if they ever need a criminal lawyer. Joseph Ramirez

The Law Offices of Ty Anis
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle K.
Verified review

I am not from LA. I was visiting friends in Hermosa Beach and got pulled over for a DWI. A friend recommended Ty. Since I don't live there this is the best way I can refer, pay it forward. I contacted Ty and the thing I remember from that first contact was how calm and reassuring he was. I don't have a record or anything and was very nervous about repercussions (hard time obtaining future jobs for example). I didn't know this at the time but I read that he had experience working in the district attorneys office. This experience must have paid off, with me anyway: in the end he got my charge reduced and saved me. i strongly recommend.

The Omofoma Law Firm
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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Ese is one of the sharpest criminal defense lawyers you will find here in Los Angeles. He is not only very personable, but super knowledgable in criminal law and civil rights. I was looking for a lawyer that would devote 100% of his energy to my case. He gave me 110% and after a long and explosive trial that we just wrapped up, the court read back the NOT GUILTY verdicts I was hoping for! The level of stress one goes through trying to find the right lawyer can be overwhelming. I knew I found the right lawyer after my first meeting with him. I highly recommend the Omofoma Law Firm.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Claude A.
Verified review

Thank you to attorney Rodriguez and Emmanuel. I was in distress over doing prison time on two grand theft charges (the other charge came 2 months later) and a charge for possession of an illegal substance. Their legal team was helpful and I was able to put my life back together with a decent paying job while my case was being fought in court and I am grateful for the help I received. I ended up only doing 6 months on house arrest on all three charges, and of course paying court fines. I highly recommend the services of attorney Rodriguez and his legal staff, they are a winning team.

Holliday Law Firm
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marissa H.
Verified review

THE BEST ATTORNEY YOU WILL FIND!!!!! Heidi is SUCH an amazing attorney that treats me like I'm her most important client. I have had several family law attorneys, it is VERY VERY hard to find one like Heidi. I highly recommend Heidi she is such an outstanding attorney. She goes above and beyond to ensure I understand the process of everything. The service and attention Heidi provides is incomparable. She always answers all my questions and advises me of my options. She is always there when you need her. She's not only honest but she truly cares, I love her, and can’t thank her enough for all the hard work and attention she does for me!

The Omofoma Law Firm
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
Verified review

Ese is one of the sharpest criminal defense lawyers you will find here in Los Angeles. He is not only very personable, but super knowledgable in criminal law and civil rights. I was looking for a lawyer that would devote 100% of his energy to my case. He gave me 110% and after a long and explosive trial that we just wrapped up, the court read back the NOT GUILTY verdicts I was hoping for! The level of stress one goes through trying to find the right lawyer can be overwhelming. I knew I found the right lawyer after my first meeting with him. I highly recommend the Omofoma Law Firm.

Kellan Martz Law
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia G.
Verified review

Mr. Martz is not like other lawyers. He is above and beyond the nicest and most down to earth lawyer I've met. Most lawyers are slow to reply, charge you a ton, and are rude. Not Kellan. He helped me with a DUI case I had a few months ago and got me a plea deal that was very fair. I made a mistake and needed help, Kellan did a great job and was very clear in explaining how everything worked in court. His prices were very competitive and he let me pay in three installments so I didn't have to come up with that much all at once. Thanks Kellan.

Law Office of Andy Miri
1.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a top-rated defense attorney in Orange, LA, SB, and RS counties. I'm a criminal defense attorney handling all misdemeanors and felonies -- theft, drug charges, robbery, burglary, sex offenses and murder.

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The Law Offices of C.W. Blaylock is your criminal defense and personal injury attorney. Whether you have been charged with DUI, drug possession or any other crime, I believe that you are entitled to representation by an attorney who will fight for your rights. I understand that the conflict that brings you to my door is a critical moment in your life, and I am committed to overcoming obstacles to achieve the best resolution possible. No matter the legal issue you are facing, I firmly believe that the law is ultimately about service to the individual. I like to take the time to demystify the law and its processes so my clients understand how their cases evolve, whether the process is criminal or civil. You won't get "just let me handle it" from me. I will take the time to explain how cases like yours have worked out in the past, what the important facts are in your case and how the law applies.

  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Who better than a former prosecutor could defend you or a family member facing pending criminal charges? Jeffery K. Rubenstein and his experienced team of former district attorneys will soundly guide you and relentlessly fight to win the best possible outcome to your case. As part of the Los Angeles Judge Pro Team and teaching professor of law at both the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the National University, Mr. Rubenstein possesses a unique perspective on tactics used by both State and Federal authorities to incriminate the accused. If you have been accused or arrested for a crime, it is important that you get only the best Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys to represent you. Criminal law is quite complex and each case is unique. Only those Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys who are experienced with handling all of the variables involved in criminal matters can provide you with the type of representation that will insure that your rights are protected. Call the Law Offices of Jeffery K. Rubenstein to receive top legal help now. Your initial case evaluation is free.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Our attorneys are former prosecutors and legal experts in the area of criminal justice. We pride ourselves with a great reputation for being zealous advocates for the accused.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Craig A. Harbaugh is a criminal defense attorney with more than 15 years of trial, appellate and habeas experience. His practice focuses exclusively on federal and state criminal defense. Mr. Harbaugh has handled a variety of criminal matters, including drug trafficking, sexual assault, child pornography, battery, fraud, computer crimes, and immigration offenses. He has done the following services related to representative matters: * Successfully litigated high-profile extradition matter and ultimately convincing the U.S. State Department to withdraw the extradition request in a kidnapping-for-ransom conspiracy. * Obtained acquittal where client was charged with sexually abusing three separate complainants. * Successfully reversed murder conviction on appeal. * Secured dismissal of all charges and winning two key pretrial motions in a drug trafficking case carrying a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence. * Obtained three-year sentence in complex drug conspiracy where client originally faced a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence. * Convinced a prosecutor to dismiss charges involving an interstate drug trafficking conspiracy offense through aggressive litigation of pretrial motions. * Obtained probation for a client accused of defrauding the United States of hundreds of thousands of dollars. * Secured acquittal in a case involving assault of an Internal Revenue Service agent. * Convinced a prosecutor to dismiss charges in an Internet stalking case. * Obtained dismissal for an undocumented client accused of assaulting an immigration and customs enforcement officer. * Successfully litigated habeas matter resulting in the setting aside of defendant's murder conviction. * Obtained acquittal in a rape case. * Negotiated a misdemeanor charge and a probationary sentence in a large-scale fraud case originally involving multiple felony counts.

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