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  • Nationally recognized and trusted criminal defense attorneys, Glotzer & Sweat, LLP, have been successfully defending people accused of criminal charges for almost two decades.  In that time, the firm has defended cases in both State and Federal Court in California and elsewhere in a wide range of alleged criminal offenses including: Alleged Assault and Battery… [Continue Reading]

    Nationally Recognized & Trusted Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • As a Glendale criminal defense lawyer, I know that being charged with a crime can happen to anybody. A police officer is a human being, and he or she occasionally makes mistakes in arresting individuals. He or she may lack probable cause to arrest a person. If you have been arrested for a crime in… [Continue Reading]

    Glendale Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Violent crimes are perhaps the most serious charges requiring an experienced and dedicated defense lawyer involve violent crime cases.  GLOTZER and SWEAT LLP has handled a variety of violent crime cases, including murder, attempted murder, felony resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon and assault and battery.  Sentencing in these types of cases can range… [Continue Reading]

    Violent Crimes
  • Our firm handles all types of criminal appeals in California.  An appeal is an attempt to overturn a conviction based upon legal errors that may have occurred that may allow the conviction to be attacked.  A successful appeal can result in the suppression of evidence that was admitted at trial, a reduction in the sentence… [Continue Reading]

    Criminal Appeals in California
  • Felony 2 Strikes Case Lancaster, California Result: Dismissal of Strikes and Probation. Felony 2 Strikes Case Fontana, California Result: Dismissal of Strikes and Probation. DMV Hearing for Minor with blood alcohol of .05 Van Nuys, California Result: Dismissed Embezzlement of funds over $150,000.00 Long Beach, California Result: Probation Embezzlement and Fraud over $100,000.00 Airport Court, California Result: Probation Attempted Murder Los Angeles Metro Court Result: Dismissed DMV… [Continue Reading]

    Case Results
  • The Criminal process in California depends upon a lot of factors including the level of the offense charged (misdemeanor or felony), the nature of the criminal charges and other things.  This is a brief explanation of generally what happens in felony cases: Arraignment • First Appearance Your arraignment is your first appearance in court after… [Continue Reading]

    Criminal Process
  • About our California criminal defense lawyers: JOSHUA W. GLOTZER When you or a loved one is arrested, protection of your legal rights can only come from an effective and experienced attorney. In a criminal case, it is essential to retain an experienced attorney who has the knowledge to challenge the police and prosecutors and provide… [Continue Reading]

    About our California Criminal Defense Lawyers

Grand Theft vs. Robbery, The Andy Dick Example

California Criminal Law, Andy Dick

Last month celebrity bad boy Andy Dick was arrested for grand theft for allegedly stealing a $1000.00 necklace off a man’s neck.   (see http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/08/us-usa-andydick-arrest-idUSKBN0IS0QZ20141108.)   With the passing of Prop 47 in California, such theft would still be considered a felony as the value of the property is more than $950.00 making the crime eligible to […]

Challenging Breathalyzer Results in CA DUI

DUI Law, DUI Defense, Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

Challenging breathalyzer results in a CA DUI can make a big difference in whether you are convicted for driving under the influence.  There are several issues a person arrested for DUI must address in defending against these allegations both in criminal court and with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.   Perhaps the most well known […]

Ferguson Case and CA Law on Murder and Self-Defense

The controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, has not only led to civil disobedience including protests in Ferguson but throughout the United States including Los Angeles, California.   https://news.yahoo.com/no-indictment-chaos-fills-ferguson-streets-083434303.html  The grand jury in Ferguson decided that there was not enough evidence or “probable cause” to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who shot Michael Brown […]

CA Proposition 47 and Drug Possession Charges

CA Prop 47, Drug Crimes in Calfiornia, Criminal Defense Attorney

CA proposition 47 and drug possession charges and the possibility of dismissals or reductions of these crimes is something about which everyone either accused or convicted of a drug crime in California ought to seek legal advice and counseling.  With the passage of proposition 47 in California, felony charges for certain drug possession charges are […]