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Santa Monica 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
  • 155 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.

Law Office of Ann Gottesman
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ron P.
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Amazing criminal defense attorney who fought for me and really showed caring for my case and ME as a human being! I was wrongly charged with a spousal battery misdemeanor and Ms. Gottesman kept me updated on every update, even on weekends and evenings. In addition, Ann doesn't act like she is in a rush to get off the phone or impatient. She always had time for me even when I had a lot of questions! Ann is a lawyer with a good heart and she is a lawyer because she wants to help people--not because she wants money. That is why I call Ann Gottesman a "gem" of a lawyer. I doubt there are many like her. SHe was respected in court (my case was in West Covina) and in the end she got my domestic violence charges dismissed on the day of trial. Thank you Ann for saving my reputation and my job!

Law Office of Jimmy Cha
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Roy G.
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I was being charged with a DUI with an injury. I was really on the fence about getting a lawyer due to everyone having different opinions about them when it comes to a criminal case. Not only am I glad I got a lawyer, I am glad that I chose Jimmy Cha to represent me. I have heard the horror stories others have had when it comes to lawyers, yet my experience was everything but that. Jimmy was straightforward from the get go. Never promising anything he couldn’t do, and ultimately fulfilling his goal that he set from the beginning about my case. I was looking at 6 months in county jail, due to the circumstances of my case. Not only did I not spend one day in jail, I was able to complete community service instead of jail time. The relationships Jimmy has built at North Court in Fullerton allowed him to personally speak on my behave to the district attorney and the Judge about my case. That was ultimately the deciding factor to cut me the deal I got. I would personally recommend Jimmy to represent anyone who gets into trouble, and plan to work with him again to expunge this from my record.

  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

I have been practicing law for 20 years, and Tom Loversky is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I have ever met. He is extremely bright, he listens well, he speaks plain English (not "legalese"), and he gives back to the community. I give him my highest endorsement.

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.
Verified review

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

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

Matt has handled many cases for me and he always gets great results. He can handle any traffic or criminal appearance needed and he knows how to clear license suspensions. He is the right guy to hire.

Budris Law Group
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janet T.
Verified review

Lisa is awesome! I can not speak highly enough of her and professional work. I would recommend he to anyone. She is the BEST!

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

Elliot Zarabi us ON the JOB From the outset, Mr. Zarabi was quick to respond to my inquiry regarding my legal issue. He gave me the rundown on what to expect going forward. He also informed me of all of what he would do during the entire process. Very personable and understanding of my predicament. As bad as I felt, he was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable with the process. I highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance with when confronted with a DUI.

Law Office of Andy Miri
1.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
About

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.

  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

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
About

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.

About

My work stands out from others because I offer personalized attention to each of my clients. Most firms either take way too many clients to offer that kind of attention or once the big name attorney has landed the client he is shifted to a less experienced attorney or the person who happens to be available when the client calls.

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Los Angeles Criminal Attorney 516 N Larchmont Blvd #1, Los Angeles CA 90004

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Need a Criminal Defense Attorney on June 20, 2013

Compton, CA

  • Criminal matter
    Other (Firearm)
  • Service type
  • Details
    I am active duty in the U.S.Navy. I was stopped for a stop sign and before I could answer any of the cops questions, my driver door was pulled open, I was pulled out of my vehicle and placed in the back of the patrol car! I was never asked for license, registration and insurance! While searching my vehicle the officers found an unregistered firearm. I was then arrested. I was never read my rights from the arresting officer! Also, just the other day I was stopped by the same officer and questioned about how did I get out of jail and did I have anything on me! No citation or warnings! Just harassment!
  • $1000
    Average price
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