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Southern California Criminal Defense Attorneys

We Help Our ClientsAvoid Jail and Criminal Records

Since 1987, Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff have dedicated their legal practice to defending and preserving the rights of individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. 

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Criminal and DUI Defense Experts

During the critical moments following your arrest and throughout your criminal case, our experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers and knowledgeable staff help you navigate these uncharted waters. With over 70 years of combined California criminal law experience, Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys Paul Takakjian & Stephen Sitkoff are widely regarded as two of the top criminal lawyers in Los Angeles. Being prosecuted for a criminal offense is a stressful experience as you face numerous potential life altering uncertainties. Therefore, it is vital that you seek legal defense representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney with a track record of success defending cases similar to yours.

Recognized by the California Board of Legal Specialization and Super Lawyers, the AV Rated criminal lawyers at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP have extensive criminal and DUI trial experience. Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff utilize their 3 plus decades of criminal defense expertise and courthouse relationships to ensure our clients’ criminal consequences are either lessened or in certain circumstances, completely avoided. If you have been arrested with misdemeanor or felony criminal charges or have been targeted for investigation anywhere in Southern California — including Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange Counties — call us today at (888) 579-4844 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. We have successfully defended the following California criminal offenses:

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Why Choose Us to Defend You? We think our clients say it best...

AVVO reviews criminal defense lawyers in southern califrornia

"He saved me from a bad situation and got me a great deal."
5.0 stars, AVVO

"I had a domestic violence incident and a bad lawyer who was not responsive and told me about a deal offered by the DA 10 min before a preliminary where the victim took the stand against me and made me look very evil. I was in a bad situation. Steve Sitkoff took on my case and was the light compared to the dark of the other lawyer. He was responsive, careful, informative, and advised me to enter an intensive alcohol treatment program which I should have been in since the first day of the incident. He also said this case should not have gone to preliminary and a deal should have been worked out before hand. The deal I finally got had lower jail time than expected in combination with alcohol treatment. I can honestly and highly recommend Steve Sitkoff as a great advocate on your behalf whatever your trouble may be."

Anonymous, AVVO Review
5 Stars
AVVO reviews criminal defense lawyers in southern califrornia

"First Rate Attorney"

"Steve Sitkoff and James Kim were tremendous in helping me with my legal matter. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with them and their firm. They made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I found them to be highly knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend Mr. Sitkoff and Mr. Kim to anyone in need of an attorney."

Anonymous, AVVO Review
5 Stars
AVVO reviews criminal defense lawyers in southern califrornia

"Personal attention from the attorneys at Takakjian & Sitkoff goes above and beyond the call of duty"

My young adult child required defending in a criminal matter in CA. However I and the rest of the family live out of state. From my first online contact with the firm of Takakjian & Sitkoff I received information and help. The phone number I was given lead me to junior consulting attorney Sergio. .. I know Attorney Kim established an excellent rapport and communicated what was happening. Mr. Kim's grasp of the entire situation was unusual and his professional level of competence outstanding. He devoted an exceptional amount of time to both his client while lending support to this family member. He made himself available by phone, email and text. The outcome of this case was also exceptional. It gave my adult child a second chance. I do not know where one could possibly find a superior law firm and I am grateful for their service."

Anonymous, AVVO Review
5 Stars

Our Legal Team

PAUL TAKAKJIAN | LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL ATTORNEY

PAUL TAKAKJIAN

Criminal Defense Attorney
Paul Takakjian is the founding partner at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP. Mr. Takakjian started his legal career over 35 years ago as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
STEPHEN SITKOFF, LOS ANGELES DUI ATTORNEY

STEPHEN SITKOFF

Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney
Stephen Sitkoff is a partner at started his legal career as a deputy district attorney more than 30 years ago prosecuting cases at the Los Angeles criminal courts in Southern California.
James Kim, Senior Case Analyst

JAMES KIM

Senior Case Analyst
James possesses over a decade of legal experience and serves as the firm's senior case analyst handling the initial calls from prospective clients. James joined Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP in 2005.