criminal defense lawyers los angeles

criminal defense lawyers los angeles

Hurwitz Law Group is an experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, which has established a reputation among clients, prosecutors, and judges as honest, trustworthy, and highly skilled practitioners. We recognize the stress and anxiety brought about when people are faced with criminal charges that may have a devastating effect on their lives. Achieving positive results for these individuals requires attorneys steeped in California law who also possess insight into human nature. We at Hurwitz Law Group understand that we are expected to be compassionate and sympathetic as we listen carefully to client problems. To prepare a solid defense strategy, we have found that practicing every day in the courtrooms of Los Angeles and surrounding counties has afforded us the opportunity to gain intimate knowledge of the reasoning used by prosecutors and judges as they assess the cases brought before them. This valuable information, and that gathered from listening to client predicaments, is then used to refute vigorously the arguments presented by district attorneys. Underlying the entire Hurwitz Law Group approach to winning in court is the importance of open and frequent communication. This skill is second nature to us. We know that speaking forthrightly about possible consequences and always being available to answer client questions is essential for a positive attorney-client relationship. We have used our good communication techniques to become accomplished negotiators. Thus, if we cannot convince the judge to dismiss a case outright, we turn to plea bargaining where we use our talent to persuade as a tool to obtain the best possible results for our clients. We project confidence, and this trait leads to trust and faith in us as we work tirelessly and diligently to fight the charges brought against our clients. Hard work, perseverance, and determination are what you can expect from Hurwitz Law Group.

Hurwitz Law Group is an experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, which has established a reputation among clients, prosecutors, and judges as honest, trustworthy, and highly skilled practitioners. We recognize the stress and anxiety brought about when people are faced with criminal charges that may have a devastating effect on their lives. Achieving positive results for these individuals requires attorneys steeped in California law who also possess insight into human nature. We at Hurwitz Law Group understand that we are expected to be compassionate and sympathetic as we listen carefully to client problems. To prepare a solid defense strategy, we have found that practicing every day in the courtrooms of Los Angeles and surrounding counties has afforded us the opportunity to gain intimate knowledge of the reasoning used by prosecutors and judges as they assess the cases brought before them. This valuable information, and that gathered from listening to client predicaments, is then used to refute vigorously the arguments presented by district attorneys. Underlying the entire Hurwitz Law Group approach to winning in court is the importance of open and frequent communication. This skill is second nature to us. We know that speaking forthrightly about possible consequences and always being available to answer client questions is essential for a positive attorney-client relationship. We have used our good communication techniques to become accomplished negotiators. Thus, if we cannot convince the judge to dismiss a case outright, we turn to plea bargaining where we use our talent to persuade as a tool to obtain the best possible results for our clients. We project confidence, and this trait leads to trust and faith in us as we work tirelessly and diligently to fight the charges brought against our clients. Hard work, perseverance, and determination are what you can expect from Hurwitz Law Group.

 

Why Criminal Defense in California Matters

One of the most important things to understand about criminal defense cases in California in particular has to do with the state’s Three Strikes sentencing law. Originally enacted in 1994, it was designed to require ANY defendant convicted of a new felony to be sentenced to state prison for twice the term otherwise associated with the crime if they had suffered one prior conviction, or “one strike.” If a defendant was unlucky enough to have two strikes on their record, they would receive a state prison term of 25 years to life.

As of 2012, third strike offenders are only charged with 25 years to life if the new felony is a serious or violent felony – but that doesn’t make this situation any less important.

Regardless of your current charge, Hurwitz Law Group, Inc will fight for your rights and guarantee that you receive the fair day in court that you deserve. Attorney Brian Hurwitz is a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, experienced in all types of criminal charges, including but not limited to:

  • Misdemeanor. Misdemeanors typically include non-violent crimes like trespassing, petty theft, vandalism, and disorderly conduct. In California, misdemeanors carry a maximum possible jail sentence of 364 days along with negligible fees. Examples of misdemeanors include: domestic violence, battery, drug possession, trespassing, petty theft, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.
  • Felony. Felonies, more serious crimes, can be either violent or non-violent and carry with them hefty fines (potentially in the excess of thousands of dollars) along with potential prison sentences greater than a year. Examples of Felonies include: robbery, burglary, drug sales, grand theft, murder.
  • Wobbler. These are crimes that can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstance – particularly with the presence of certain aggravated factors – and may include the following: criminal threats, domestic violence, child endangerment, assault with a deadly weapon, certain sex crimes, child pornography, forgery, grand theft, hit and run, and others.
  • DUI. Also referred to as driving under the influence. According to the most recent information on DUI statistics available from the DMV on DUI in California, it is reported that an estimated 23% of all California DUI arrests occur in Los Angeles County alone. Various DUI charges include both misdemeanor and felony DUIs as well as vehicular manslaughter.