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Top Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers - California

Facing Criminal Charges in Los Angeles?

Whether you are facing criminal charges such as burglary, assault, drug possession, or any other criminal offense, a Los Angeles criminal lawyer can help. A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can help at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony charge. Los Angeles criminal law firms know the local laws and enforcement whether you are arrested in Compton, Manhattan Beach, or Santa Monica. Use FindLaw to identify an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer with expertise in understanding your criminal charge as well as California's criminal laws.

Need an attorney in Los Angeles, California?

FindLaw's Lawyer Directory is the largest online directory of attorneys.  Browse more than one million listings, covering everything from criminal defense to personal injury to estate planning.

Detailed law firm profiles have information like the firm's area of law, office location, office hours, and payment options. Attorney profiles include the biography, education and training, and client recommendations of an attorney to help you decide who to hire.

Use the contact form on the profiles to connect with a Los Angeles, California attorney for legal advice.

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:

Comfort Level
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

Credentials
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?

Cost
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

City
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.

Court Locations in Los Angeles, Ca

Stanley Mosk Courthouse - Civil, Family Law & Small Claims
111 North Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 974-5408

Central Civil West Courthouse - Civil & Criminal
600 South Commonwealth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 639-2700

Metropolitan Courthouse - Criminal & Traffic
1945 South Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 742-1884

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