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Defense Expertise For All Misdemeanor & Felony Charges In LA Since 1987, we have committed our legal expertise to defending felony charges and other crimes in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. With over 70 years of combined criminal trial experience as former LA prosecutors, law enforcement instructors, and now criminal and DUI defense experts,…

How A DUI Can Become 2nd Degree Murder – “WATSON MURDER”

In a nutshell, the District Attorney’s burden of proof in all murder cases involves the need to prove “malice aforethought” as an essential element of murder. The “malice” element is a somewhat antiquated legal concept, but it embraces the mental state required for murder to be proven. “Malice” comes in two forms, “express” malice and “implied” malice. “Express” malice is easy to understand. It’s manifested when the defendant demonstrates a clear and deliberate intent to take away the life of another person. An easy example is where the defendant loads a gun with bullets, walks up to the victim, and shoots the victim in the chest over and over while yelling, “Die, you son of a bitch!”

Facing Murder Charges in West LA

California recognizes two types of murder: first degree murder and second degree murder. First degree murder is reserved for especially heinous crimes involving premeditation, deliberation or deliberate planning, and intent to kill. State laws list the special circumstances that a prosecutor must use to charge a defendant with first degree murder. If none of the special circumstances apply, the prosecutor may pursue a charge of second degree murder. – See more at: https://statelaws.findlaw.com/california-law/california-first-degree-murder-laws.html#sthash.6tfDXVwS.dpuf

Criminal And DUI Defense Attorneys In Glendale, CA | Former LA County Prosecutors

Criminal And DUI Defense Attorneys In Glendale, CA | Former LA County Prosecutors Since 1987, criminal defense attorneys, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff, have committed their legal expertise to defending all misdemeanor and felony criminal and DUI crimes out of Glendale Court. Both Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff have practiced law for over 3 decades as former senior prosecutors and law enforcement…

Van Nuys Criminal Defense

California Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists and Former Van Nuys Court Prosecutors, Specializing In Criminal and DUI Defense For almost 3 decades, Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Paul Takakjian and Mr. Stephen Sitkoff, have specialized in defending all misdemeanor and felony criminal and DUI charges out of Van Nuys Courthouse. With over 70 years of combined trial experience as…

Torrance Criminal Defense

Torrance Criminal Defense Attorneys | Former Torrance Court Prosecutors We have committed our criminal and DUI defense practice to defending clients in the South Bay for almost 3 decades. With over 70 years of combined criminal trial experience as former Torrance Court prosecutors and law enforcement instructors, Torrance criminal defense lawyers, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff,…

LONG BEACH CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DUI LAWYERS

California board-certified criminal law specialists and former Long Beach prosecutors, specializing in Criminal and DUI defense. For over 3 decades, we have committed our legal defense practice to defending individuals accused of criminal charges in Long Beach. Following a criminal arrest, you will have countless questions about what you should do next, what to expect, the…

West LA Criminal Defense

West Los Angeles Criminal And DUI Defense Attorneys | Former Senior LA Prosecutors Since 1987, criminal defense attorneys, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff, have committed their legal expertise to defending all misdemeanor and felony criminal and DUI cases arising out of arrests in West LA. Both Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff have practiced law for over 3 decades as former…

Can You Beat A California DUI With A Public Defender?

A DUI conviction carries one of the harshest mandatory penalties in California. From expensive fines and penalty assessments to an automatic suspension of your driver’s license and completion of a DUI education program, a skilled DUI attorney is paramount to the success of your legal defense. Over the course of our California DUI defense firm’s…

Why Hire An Experienced California DUI Lawyer?

DUI charges are the most common serious traffic crimes in California. As a result, police agencies throughout the state make a concerted effort to target drunk drivers for arrest. In addition, the California legislature has continually enacted new DUI laws and amended existing laws to mandate increasingly harsher punishments for those convicted. Many people arrested…