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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorneys In Los Angeles Since 1987

If you have been arrested for a criminal charge in Los Angeles or have been contacted by the police in connection with a criminal investigation, you need to speak with an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney immediately. To guarantee the best possible outcome to your criminal case, you must proactively prepare your legal defense as soon as you learn you may be a defendant or suspect. Far too often, people compromise their legal defense options with mistakes made early on in their cases, which could have been otherwise avoided had they consulted with a skilled criminal defense lawyer at the outset of their cases.  Witnesses often disappear or forget details, text or email messages can get deleted, or statements by you to detectives can be negatively spun in the police report. Therefore, the representation from an experienced criminal lawyer can be the most critical factor in either keeping you out of jail or prison or in some cases, stopping criminal charges from being filed entirely.

Experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense Law Firm

Due to the discovery statutes in California, evidence such as police reports, crime lab toxicology reports, and video/audio evidence can not be released to you until your first court appearance, otherwise referred to as your arraignment hearing. Therefore, the experience of your criminal defense lawyer and his or her familiarity with Los Angeles County prosecutors and law enforcement will serve as a crucial determinant in the successful preparation of the defense of your criminal case. The managing partners at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP have both specialized in criminal law for over 35 years. Our criminal defense attorneys are highly decorated former prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and former instructors for the LA County Sheriff’s Department who have since 1987, focused their criminal law practice on criminal defense in Los Angeles.

Paul Takakjian, Esq. | Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Former special prosecutor (Sex Crimes and Hardcore Gang Crimes)
  • Former LASD and CHP breath testing instructor
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist – California Board of Legal Specialization

Stephen Sitkoff, Esq. | Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Former supervising prosecutor (Torrance & Compton Courts)
  • Former Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner (Dependency Court)
  • Top Rated Super Lawyer, National Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Extensive Experience Defending All Misdemeanor & Felony Charges In Los Angeles

If you or a loved one is need of a skilled LA criminal defense lawyer, contact us today at (888) 579-4844 for a free no-obligation case review. Our criminal defense firm has achieved an unprecedented track record of favorable case results for our clients since 1987. Facing a criminal charge can be a terrifying experience. However, as a client of our criminal defense firm, you can be confident your criminal attorney will be battle tested and possess significantly more legal experience than every prosecutor in any one of the courtrooms in Los Angeles County. Call or email us today to learn how we can help by scheduling a meeting at our West Los Angeles office or one of our satellite office locations:

Torrance, Encino, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, Woodland Hills, West Covina, Burbank, Cerritos, Whittier, Norwalk, Santa Clarita, Oxnard, Westlake Village, Orange, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach