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Find a criminal defense attorney near Hermosa Beach, CA

Find a criminal defense attorney near Hermosa Beach, CA

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Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys near Hermosa Beach, CA

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9. The Law Offices of Jon Bryant Artz
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  • Serves Hermosa Beach, CA
Los Angeles DUI attorney Jon Bryant Artz has been specializing in DUI-DWI and drunk driving defense for 40 years. ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack has said, "Jon Artz is simply the Best DUI Lawyer in California." Mr. Artz is a pre-eminent California criminal defense attorney, expert on DUI defense and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, author, and lecturer. Jon Artz offers complete DUI services, including DMV advocacy to win back his clients' driver's licenses. His office is located in West Los Angeles, but he serves all of southern California, from San Diego to Santa Barbara, especially Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, San Fernando Valley, the Inland Empire, and the South Bay area. Mr. Artz has an unmatched reputation with prosecutors and the courts for taking unwinnable DUI cases to a full jury trial and winning. Mr. Artz is a contributing author to California Drunk Driving Law, the bible of California DUI Law, and a highly sought-after speaker on California DUI law anddrunk driving and drug defense. He is the author of dozens of pre-trial motions and special jury instructions for DUI defense that are widely practiced, and one of only two CA attorneys whose creative trial strategies have changed the way DUI defense law is practiced. Mr. Artz has an expert knowledge on the highly technical California DUI law and blood-alcohol science. Many of Mr. Artz' DUI clients are friends and family members of judges and prosecutors who have witnessed firsthand Mr. Artz' effectiveness in the courtroom.See more

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Your burning questions: answered

How much does a defense attorney cost?

The average cost to hire a criminal defense attorney generally ranges from $100 to $350 per hour. Costs can vary, however, depending on the lawyer’s fees and the complexity of the case. Cases that involve more research, pre-trial time and negotiation may cost more. 

Other factors are the lawyer’s skill, experience and reputation. High-profile lawyers might charge higher rates than newer lawyers or those with less of a notable track record. 

To find out how much it will cost you to hire a defense lawyer, contact top-rated lawyers in your area.

You can also learn more about attorney fees by reading, “How much does a defense attorney cost?

How do I find a good defense attorney?

Take the time to carefully and thoroughly research criminal defense attorneys near you. Read testimonials from past clients, and make sure the attorneys you’re considering are properly licensed. 

You should also make sure the attorney has experience with your type of case. Some defense lawyers specialize in DUI cases while others specialize in assault, for example. 

The last step is to contact several defense attorneys and establish communication with them. Ask the right questions, and ask them to send you a breakdown of their pricing before you hire anyone.  

What does a criminal defense attorney do?

A criminal defense attorney takes on cases dealing with criminal charges or allegations, such as domestic violence, DUIs, drug possession, assault and more. They will manage a defendant’s case through each stage and may seek negotiations with prosecutors to avoid trial via a plea bargain. They may also examine witnesses, argue sentencing, research the judge presiding over the trial and gather evidence, such as character witnesses. 

How do lawyers get paid if they lose a case?

Lawyers typically charge for their time (typically a hourly rate) regardless of whether they win a case. Sometimes, the losing party is ordered to pay the other party’s lawyer fees on top of their own. Some lawyers also work on contingency, meaning they will take a percentage of the awarded amount only if they successfully win the case. 

Before hiring a lawyer, make sure you understand their fee structure.

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