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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

California Proposition 47 Effect on Theft Crimes

California Prop 47, Theft Crimes, California Criminal Law, Los Angeles Theft Crimes Lawyer

California proposition 47 will have an effect on sentencing for current offenses with prior convictions related to theft crimes. Proposition 47 amended existing law regarding different theft and drug crimes.  Proposition 47 was in response to several problems with the justice system in California including overcrowding of prisons and jails of persons serving time for […]

California Parole and Probation Violations

probation, parole, violations, California

California parole and probation violations and the way they are dealt with in the CA criminal justice system are under recent changes.  In 2011, California lawmakers implemented a prison realignment system which, among other things, allowed persons sentenced to state prison to serve their time in county jail.  If a person is arrested for a […]

Withdrawing A Guilty Plea in California

Withdraw Guilty Plea; California Criminal Law; Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

Withdrawing a guilty plea in California after it has been entered is subject to certain legal requirements. There are often times when a defendant enters a plea to a charge pursuant to a plea bargain with the prosecutor negotiated by a criminal defense lawyer or a plea to the Court based on an indicated sentence […]

Defending Rape Charges in CA

College Sexual Assault Charges, Defending Rape Charges in California

Defending rape charges in CA has been in the news as of late given the publicity surrounding the University of California’s “yes means yes” standards for sexual assault claims on their college campuses.  There may come a time in a person’s life in many instances a young male with no prior record where they have […]