Peter Sebastian, Esq. Serious Criminal Defense

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  • Valentino G.

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    Dec 3, 2017Verified
  • Nick M.

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    I found Mr Sebastian on this site and after a phone call and an in person meeting, I felt that Mr Sebastian was both the tough, informed lawyer we needed as well as someone who has compassion for the client and his loved ones who all desperately wanted a great outcome.Through no fault of his own we were unable to hire him due to private issues but his advice was invaluable and I recommend highly without hesitation.

    Mar 1, 2017Verified

About this pro

Because I'm a former prosecutor, I know how the other side thinks and this gives me a big advantage in negotiating and strategizing for trial. But beyond that, the case against you is only as strong as they evidence they have. As a Law School Evidence Professor, I know how to deal effectively with their case against you. I'm naturally a very competitive person and was the Moot Court (oral argument) champ of my law school. Since criminal law all takes place in the courtroom, it's all about oral advocacy from start to finish. That's what I love. To present a case in the most compelling and forceful way in order to sway those holding the power (like Judges and Prosecutors).

Years in business

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

13

Number of employees

3

Background check

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      It's simple. You pay a flat fee for everything that happens up until trial. If a trial is necessary, that price is negotiated separately. This is because very few cases get to trial because very few people are willing to roll the dice on what a jury might decide. So you don't pay for a trial until you go to trial.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I ask questions and listen and start figuring out the case. The key is understanding what the battlegrounds are going to be. I then tell the potential client what they can expect with their case and how I intend to approach it.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      Law school, of course, but that's not all. I also attend training and seminars given by experts. This year I was in Sacramento for a Voir Dire seminar and last year in Newport Beach for a DUI seminar. Being a Law School Evidence professor keeps my trial skills honed, since it's all about the evidence.
    Coverage Area for Peter Sebastian, Esq. Serious Criminal Defense is about 20+ miles of Los Angeles, CA.