Alhambra Criminal Defense Attorneys | Former Los Angeles Prosecutors
We have been committed to defending clients in Alhambra in criminal and DUI defense cases for over 30 years. Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff have a wealth of experience prosecuting cases for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and have a level of expertise in defending criminal and DUI crimes matched by very few defense attorneys in the Alhambra area. Over the last 3 decades, Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff have developed reputations as two of the premiere criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. They have defended cases ranging from minor infractions to more serious misdemeanor and felony charges. Call us today at (626) 628-9185, for a free no-obligation consultation with Alhambra criminal defense attorneys and receive an honest assessment of what your possible options are and the potential outcomes.
Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
One of the most common crimes seen in the Alhambra Court is drunk driving. While it is usually charged as a misdemeanor, there are certain circumstances that could cause the charge to be elevated to a felony. These circumstances include your prior DUI convictions and/or your DUI arrest involving an accident resulting in injury or death to another. Both Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff have experience prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony DUIs and have educated law enforcement in breath testing compliance and evidence collection.
Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff have a tremendous amount of experience defending drug-related crimes ranging simple possession of controlled substances and/or prescription drugs to the most serious narcotics charges, such as possession with the intent to sell, and cultivation or manufacturing with intent to sell. Through our over 3 decades of experience, we have developed excellent professional relationships with local drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs throughout the Alhambra area and are committed to helping our clients get the rehabilitative treatment they need. Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff’s expertise in the rules of evidence and criminal procedure ensures that they will identify any flaws or factual weaknesses in the search and seizure aspects of your case.
Theft crimes are very broad and can encompass a wide array of criminal acts. These can include shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, commercial and residential burglary, receiving stolen property, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and grand theft auto. Theft charges can range from infractions to felony charges depending on your criminal record, facts of the case, and the amount of the theft. Whether you were wrongfully accused or simply had a lapse in judgment, our Alhambra criminal defense attorneys will develop a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
During their time with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff were assigned to the elite sex crimes prosecution unit. This has given both Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff a unique amount of experience and level of expertise in sex crime offenses such as child annoyance, child molestation, statutory rape, forcible rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure, lewd act in public, as well as high-tech sex crimes such as contacting a minor for the purposes of committing a lewd act and possession/distribution of child pornography. Being convicted of a sex crime is very serious and will likely affect you for the rest of your life. If convicted you may be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, making it crucial that you retain the services of Takakjian & Sitkoff to ensure you receive the best defense possible.
Violent crimes involve the use or threat of force upon another. Examples of violent crimes are murder, battery, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. It is important to note that you can be charged with a violent crime even in situations where there is no physical contact or no one is injured, which is often the case in Alhambra domestic violence arrests. Generally, violent crimes are punished more harshly and a conviction can negatively affect gun ownership rights, citizenship, professional licensing, and future employment.
Why Contact Our Alhambra Criminal Defense Attorneys?
We understand that there are many criminal defense lawyers to choose from in Alhambra; however, it is important to understand that very few can match the experience and expertise possessed by both Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff. Regardless of whether you are facing serious felony charges or have a DMV license suspension hearing, their level of commitment to obtaining the best possible outcome for you will always remain the same. Unlike other Los Angeles law firms, when you retain our services, you will be represented in court by either Mr. Takakjian or Mr. Sitkoff and not some inexperienced associate or contract lawyer. We are fully committed to an honest and transparent attorney-client relationship and will work with you every step of the way through this trying time. If you or a loved one has been arrested in South Pasadena, Arcadia, Alhambra, Monterrey Park, Sierra Madre, San Gabriel, San Marino, and Alta Dena, contact us immediately at (626) 628-9185 and receive a free no-obligation consultation.