Criminal Defense Lawyers Los Angeles, CA

If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to have effective representation immediately. Not only during trial, but also during the pretrial phase as well. At Kosnett Law Firm, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer give your case our full time and attention, to ensure you are treated fairly under the criminal justice system.

Even if you think the facts of the case aren’t in your favor, having the best possible criminal representation can be the difference between jail time and probation, or having your record destroyed with an avoidable felony or misdemeanor conviction.

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You Can't Put A Price On Your Future And Your Freedom

Even the smallest misdemeanor charge could have a significant impact on your life. What may seem like a minor DUI incident could get your driver's license taken for months, making it difficult to go to work and provide for your family. And if you're a licensed professional, any criminal conviction could put your license at risk.

The stakes are high, and you shouldn't be forced to settle on an inexperienced criminal attorney because of money. Our Los Angeles criminal law firm offers decades of legal insight, without the high costs that many larger firms charge across Southern California. Experience and affordability — you can have both.

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In addition to criminal law, our law firm has an extensive history practicing administrative and education law as well. For teachers or students who are faced with criminal charges, we are uniquely aware of how this may impact your future within your institution.

And for other professionals, our Los Angeles attorneys are well-qualified to resolve any issues before a licensing board or another administrative body. We go above and beyond keeping you out of jail — our goal is to keep these accusations from harming any facet of your life.

Our Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Truly Care About The Outcome Of Your Case

At Kosnett Law Firm, we firmly believe that in order to be a great attorney, you have to be personally invested in the outcome of your client's case. While larger, regional law firms may churn through cases or pass them off to an associate or paralegal, our attorneys work with you personally to fight for the result you need.

We also offer free initial consultations to discuss the details of your case. Meet with our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys — call 310-445-5900 to schedule your appointment, or reach out online to get started.

What to Look for in a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

When looking for a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, you need someone you can trust, which means he or she must believe in your case and want to fight for your freedom.

Next, your criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles should have the knowledge and skill that is relevant to your case. It is imperative that your lawyer has seen the inside of the courtroom your case is unfolding in, to ensure they have the trial experience you need to pursue real results both inside and outside the courtroom.

At the Kosnett Law Firm, our dedicated Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys will leverage our partnerships and specialized experience to provide access to the investigative resources our clients need to build each of their cases for success.

Do Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers Provide Free Consultations?

At the Kosnett Law Firm, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers believe everyone who has been investigated, arrested, or charged with a crime should have the opportunity to tell their side of the story, without paying exorbitant fees to find an attorney that fits their needs.

While we cannot speak for all California criminal defense law firms, our skilled lawyers provide free case evaluations. We know how difficult it is to entrust someone you have never met with your future and freedom. Contact us today to learn how we can help protect your rights and outline your options for pursuing the best outcome for your unique charges, while you get answers to your most pressing questions.

Communication is Key When Choosing a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Who Produces Results

Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys are available when our clients need us because we know that facing the unknown — including the possibility of losing their freedom — is a frightening experience. And not having a trusted legal adviser by your side, to talk to about potential legal solutions, can be equally overwhelming. That is why we are here.

Along with our skilled criminal defense lawyers, our clients have access to our exceptional support staff that can help answer questions, communicate additional details, and provide the communicative relief our clients need to navigate the unfamiliar criminal justice system with confidence, even if we are in court and unavailable at the time of their call.

At the Kosnett Law Firm, our skilled California criminal lawyers have a personal stake in the outcome of your case because your future is important to us, your family, and you. We believe in second chances and want to help provide each of our clients with the outcome they deserve for their unique cases.

Developing a Criminal Defense Strategy to Fit Your Unique Needs

No Los Angeles, CA criminal defense attorney can promise results, but our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will provide the experience and skill each of our clients need to outline their case for success. That means leaving no detail to chance while reviewing the physical evidence, including the police report, the interrogation process, witness testimony, and weighing our clients’ options to have the charges dismissed when the prosecution’s case cannot support moving forward with the legal process, having the charges reduced when the evidence does not support the initial charges, or taking your case to trial fully prepared to win.

Each case is different and the method we use for dismissing, reducing, or litigating criminal charges will vary according to the facts of your case.

Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys and Your Future

A skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can be the difference between going to jail or walking out of the courtroom.

While the burden of proof lies with the prosecution, our criminal law firm works tirelessly to prove your innocence by building a strong defense that allows your complete story to be told without bias or prejudice, because you have the right to a fair trial, no matter what type of crime you are accused of committing.

The charges and unique circumstances behind your investigation or arrest will help dictate our defense strategy, as will each client’s criminal history — when applicable — and the evidence the prosecutor plans to present during the case.

With our skilled and experienced Los Angeles, CA criminal defense lawyers by your side, you will thoroughly understand each of the details of your case, and how it will be presented during the legal process, so you can make informed decisions about your future and freedom.

With open communication and a commitment to providing the best outcome for each of our client’s unique criminal defense needs, the Kosnett Law Firm pursues real-time legal solutions throughout each step of your case that provide long-term results.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you face your criminal charges with confidence.

Criminal Law FAQs

Do I Have To Answer Police Questions?

You must provide basic information regarding your identity when asked by the police. However, if you are being questioned during an interrogation or while under arrest, our California and Federal Laws, including the Constitution of the United States, grants everyone the right to remain silent and the right to retain legal counsel before answering any questions from the police

I Have A Warrant For My Arrest In California. What Should I Do?

Contact an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to review your charges, the warrant’s details, and your overall case with him or her to build a strategy to move forward. Your defense attorney will advise you of your rights and the best legal course of action to proceed while informing the court that you have retained counsel.

Do I Have To Return To Court After Being Released On Bail In Los Angeles?

Yes. Even when you are released on bail, the court will establish a future hearing date that you must attend to avoid a warrant being issued for your arrest. If you have not already retained legal representation, it is important to do so before your court appearance.

Can I Change Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys If I Am Unhappy With Mine?

Yes. It is your right to hire any Los Angeles criminal defense attorney you choose. If you believe your hired counsel is not providing the representation you deserve, you are free to choose another criminal defense attorney. It is important to do so early in the legal process, as the court may deny a request to change attorneys is if there is insufficient time for the new lawyer to prepare for trial. If you have been assigned a court-appointed attorney, your options are less fluid, but still exist. Talk to the judge about any questions you may have about your representation before switching counsel.

Should I Take A Plea Bargain If The Prosecutor Offers One?

Before accepting a plea bargain from the prosecutor’s office, speak with an experienced California criminal defense attorney first to ensure your rights are protected and learn how each consequence outlined in the agreement affects your livelihood now and going forward.

Do I Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney If I Am Innocent?

The short answer is, yes. Innocent people can be easily portrayed as guilty by the prosecutor’s office, and without a skilled Los Angeles defense lawyer by their side, it could be difficult to get the court to listen. Do not assume that your innocence will set you free. Partner with an experienced criminal defense law firm in California to ensure your best interests – and your freedom – are the priority.

Do I Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney If I Plan On Pleading Guilty?

No matter how you plan to respond to criminal charges, it is critical to partner with an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights from the beginning of the case. Depending on the offense, our attorneys may help you obtain a lighter outcome by minimizing the charges, or completely eliminating them based on the evidence – or lack thereof – available.

What Will a Criminal Lawyer Do that a Public Defender Cannot?

Public defenders have exceptionally large caseloads, which means it is nearly impossible to understand the depth of your case or deliver the research or evidence necessary to pursue the best outcome. Typically, their goal is to settle the case outside the courtroom, which means making a deal with the prosecutor’s office on your behalf. This may not be the course of action. Partnering with a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles will allow you to understand each detail of your case and make informed decisions about how it moves forward.

How Can My Criminal Charges Get Dismissed?

It is vital to hire an experienced criminal lawyer directly after an arrest or investigation, so we can review your entire case BEFORE criminal charges can be filed. That way, we can counter the prosecution’s claims and petition for any unsupported charges to be dropped before they are filed.

Will My Criminal Case Go to Trial?

The honest answer is, it depends. It depends on your charges, the evidence, and the prosecution’s case. If it is possible to reach the best outcome outside the courtroom, we will. Our clients play an integral role in determining whether we negotiate a plea agreement or if we go to trial. Rest assured, if your case does go to trial, we will be ready.

I Know Someone Who Was Facing the Same Offense: Will My Case Have the Same Result?

It is impossible to know the details of another person’s case, or its honest outcome. Never listen to what another person says about their criminal case. Instead, understand that your case is unique, based on the charges, your criminal history, and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. We will provide you with an outline of the best possible outcomes based on the details and facts of your case, so you can make informed decisions about how it unfolds.

Am I Going to Jail?

While we cannot predict the future, we do work tirelessly to help our clients maintain their freedom. Since all cases are unique, it is impossible to say whether one client will or will not go to jail until we can review the complete details of their arrest, charges, and evidence. Contact our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers today to discuss how we can help you.

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