California Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists and Former Pomona Court Prosecutors, Specializing In Criminal and DUI Defense
Since 1987, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended both felony and misdemeanor crimes out of the Pomona Courthouse. With almost 70 years of combined criminal and DUI trial experience as former senior LA prosecutors who previously worked in Pomona Court, and now criminal defense experts, Mr. Paul Takakjian and Mr. Stephen Sitkoff are among the most experienced defense lawyers in Southern California. During your free no-obligation consultation, we will review each of the available facts of your case, as well as your potential outcomes. Most importantly, when you retain Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP, you will be represented by either Mr. Takakjian or Mr. Sitkoff, not an associate or contract lawyer.
Our criminal defense expertise includes, but are not limited to, the following:
DUI – Often considered the one of the most common criminal offenses, drunk driving or driving under the influence is generally prosecuted as a misdemeanor. However, a DUI in Pomona can be elevated to a felony offense if aggravating circumstances exist, such as prior DUI convictions and/or your DUI arrest involved an accident resulting in injury or death to another. Both Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony DUIs during their tenure as deputy district attorneys at the Pomona Court. In addition to their experience as former drunk driving prosecutors, they previously educated law enforcement personnel on breath testing compliance and rules of evidence collection.
Drug Crimes – We have successfully defended Pomona drug possession and drug sales cases since 1987. Our defense experience includes a wide array of drug crimes ranging from simple possession of controlled substances and/or prescription drugs to the most serious narcotics offenses, such as possession with intent to sell, and cultivation or manufacturing with intent to sell. As a result of our decades of drug crimes defense experience, we have forged many close professional relationships with local drug/alcohol rehabilitation and alternative sentencing programs throughout the Pomona area.
Theft Crimes – Theft crimes can range in seriousness from a minor infraction or misdemeanor, such as petty theft, to more serious felony theft offenses, such as residential burglary and embezzlement. However, even a minor theft-related conviction can have a serious impact on your life that extends beyond the immediate penalties. A theft-related conviction can result in a number of collateral consequences, such as deportation, loss of professional license, loss of employment, or disqualification of employment eligibility. For the each these reasons, our goal will always be to reach resolutions with prosecutors that involve either dismissal of charges by way of deferred entry of judgment or plea agreements involving reductions to non-theft offenses.
Sex Crimes – During their tenure with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff were both special prosecutors within the agency’s elite sex crimes special prosecution unit, providing our sex crimes defense firm with a rare insight and advantage in defending sex crimes in Pomona. We have successfully defended a wide range of sex 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. The consequences of a sex crime conviction can result in long state prison sentences and fines, but worse yet, a conviction could mean registering as a sex offender under California Penal Code 290 for the rest of your life.
Violent Crimes – An act involving the use or threat of force upon another where the primary objective is the violent act is considered a violent crime. These offenses can range from misdemeanor crimes, such as domestic battery, simple battery and assault, to strikeable felonies, such as murder, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. In addition, violent crimes can include acts which do not involve actual physical contact or even injury, such as criminal threats and stalking.
Why Hire Our Pomona Criminal Defense Firm?
There are many criminal defense lawyers in Pomona for you to choose from. However, there are very few who can match our firm’s background, experience, and criminal defense expertise. Whether you are facing a 1st offense misdemeanor, serious felony or a DMV license suspension hearing, our approach and preparation remain the same. We believe in an honest and transparent attorney-client relationship, and partner with our clients to achieve the common goals we set together from the moment the decision is made to retain our services. If you have been arrested in Pomona, Walnut, Diamond Bar, La Verne, or San Dimas, please contact us at (909) 563-9905 or toll-free at (888) 579-4844 for your free no-obligation consultation.