Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
Skilled Advocacy for the Criminally Accused
Have you recently been arrested or charged with a crime? This is a difficult time that no one wants to face. The possibility of conviction and the uncertainty surrounding your case may leave you wondering which way to turn. With your future on the line, you need a defense attorney that you can trust to fight aggressively on your behalf. If you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, the attorneys at Martinian & Associates possess the qualities that it takes to be successful as a criminal lawyer in Los Angeles. Before choosing an attorney, you must carefully weigh your options and consider what you need in a firm. We want you to know that you can be confident in the skill, experience and passion with which our attorneys use to defend clients.
We also believe that there must be an element of care and compassion in legal representation of the criminally accused. When you are charged with a crime, you need someone who cares about the outcome of your case as much as you do. That is the level of service you will encounter when you contact our legal team. Our firm is widely respected in the greater Los Angeles area for our professionalism and skill in helping those accused of a crime to obtain the positive results for which they are looking. If this is the kind of representation you are looking for during this difficult time, you've found the right firm. Get in touch with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our office.
What to Do When You're Charged
When you are charged, it is important to remember that you have not yet been found guilty. Many people feel as if there is no hope in these circumstances, especially when their charges are more serious, such as violent crimes like
murder. The truth is, no matter what the extent of your criminal charges may be, you can still get help from a highly skilled attorney. You may not have much time in which to obtain legal help, but our firm is prepared to act not only quickly on your behalf, but efficiently. You need a firm that has plenty of experience and success in dealing with
criminal charges. When you speak with a
criminal defense attorney from our firm, a skilled professional will evaluate your case and then explain to you how we plan on defending you in court. After becoming our client, we will fight with all of our resources in order to ensure that justice is served and you get a favorable outcome.
Types of Criminal Charges in Los Angeles
The state of California takes criminal charges extremely seriously. Los Angeles is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, which means that Los Angeles police officers are tough on crime. The city has a crime index of 26, with 100 being the safest possible number. Annually, there are more than 20,000 violent crimes that take place in LA and more than 100,000 in total.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD),
The Department made 9.9% fewer total arrests in 2010 than in the year before. 2010’s arrests show an 11% decrease over the same period in 2008. In 2010, there were a total 88,009 total reported property crimes and 21,241 total reported violent crimes.
Although the number of arrests for crimes seems to be on a downward trend every year, Los Angeles is still a nationwide leader in criminal arrests. Statistically, arrests are more likely for Los Angeles residents than for residents of many other Southern California cities.
Our firm is prepared to handle nearly every type of criminal charge imaginable. We handle everything from:
All of these offenses are ones covered by our legal team, and we will stop at nothing in our efforts to make sure that you are represented to the fullest degree as we advocate on your behalf. We even handle cases of juvenile crimes in which individuals under the age of 18 are charged with a criminal offense.
Over the years, we have proven that we can handle diverse kinds of cases with equal valor. This will undoubtedly be to your benefit because you need an attorney who has a comprehensive understanding of the law, ensuring that they are utilizing the best methods for handling any of the number of different crimes for which you could be charged. For example, being accused of a sexual offense is a good example of the type of situation which would call for the need of a skilled lawyer. This type of conviction will drastically affect how you live the rest of your life. You want to avoid consequences like being labeled as a sex offender because this may prove to be challenging in regards to future employment and other scenarios. Our firm is ready to handle many other criminal charges as well,
hate crimes, and
gun offenses. You should not wait long after receiving these charges to get in touch with a lawyer from Martinian & Associates that can help you begin the defense process on your case.
Why hire a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney?
There is no need to go through the criminal process alone. Obtaining skilled legal help to stave off a criminal conviction may be one of the wisest moves you ever make, if you go with the right law firm. Whether you were charged with domestic violence or
aggravated assault, our
Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will evaluate your case and inform you of the best possible course of action. Such a serious charge deserves the help of a serious attorney. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can avoid a conviction on your own. The criminal justice system is not friendly to those charged with crimes because they want to see the bad guy punished. However, the criminally accused are still entitled to certain rights, and that includes the right to be legally represented.
One of the reasons our team at Martinian & Associates is so dedicated to fighting aggressively for our clients is because of the harsh penalties which can follow a conviction. The California Penal Code gives information regarding the penalties for each specific crime. For example, robbery is a felony which is defined as taking something from another by force and against their will. First degree robbery could result in time in state prison for up to five years. Arson serves as another example and it defined as willfully setting fire to a structure or property. If convicted, the individual accused of arson could be put in prison for up to nine years. Extra years could also be added if there were other aggravating circumstances present. As the penalties will differ depending on the specific crime, it is important that you contact a member of our legal team to find out more about what you could be facing.
Contact Martinian & Associates today!
Looking for a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles? To get the strong and aggressive advocacy that you know you need after a criminal conviction, look no further than Martinian & Associates. Not only do we believe in strong representation, we believe in a personalized approach. What this means is that you will never be treated like just another case when you come to this firm. To get the help of an attorney who cares about the outcome of your case just as much as you do, contact a Los Angeles criminal attorney from our firm today to get started on the path to a strong defense!
Our office is conveniently located at:
2801 Cahuenga Boulevard West
Los Angeles, CA 90068