When you have been charged with a crime, the criminal defense lawyers of Leib Law can protect your constitutional rights, investigate and defend your case. From the time of your arraignment which is the first court appearance in your case to your actual trial at the Criminal Courts Building (CCB) in Los Angeles or other venues throughout Los Angeles County, the criminal defense lawyers at our office can provide you with legal representation. Our lawyers can assist you in the process of negotiating bail, obtaining a pre-trial release and negotiating your plea and sentence with the District Attorney’s office. Our lawyers can assist you in the following practice areas:
In California, felony crimes can involve prison sentences last from 16 months to lifetime in prison. Being convicted of a felony can also carry other severe life consequences, such as loss of employment, loss of one’s license, and even deportation for those who are not U.S. citizens. Our attorneys can assist you if you have been charged with one of these felonies:
- Carrying Concealed Weapon
- Felonious Assault
- Drug Possession – Felony
- Drug Trafficking
- Child Pornography
- Felony DUI
- Felony Domestic Violence
- Grand Theft
- Bad Checks
Our lawyers are also ready to assist you with any charges for misdemeanor crimes that you may face. A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable in a California county jail for a term that is one year or less. We are ready to help you in the following misdemeanor matters:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Possession
- Underage Drinking/Open Container
- Disorderly Conduct
- Petty Theft
- Disturbing the Peace
- Reckless Driving
When you are charged with a violent crime, a criminal defense attorney can ensure that you are properly represented prior to and at a jury trial. Violent crimes may involve murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, assault, battery, domestic violence, rape, carrying a concealed weapon and more recently, terrorism and torture. If you have been charged with one of these violent crimes, then you could face serious penalties and should contact a criminal defense lawyer to learn your legal rights.
DUI, Traffic & Drug-Related Crimes
DUI, drug and traffic-related crimes can also carry severe penalties. You may lose your license, experience a surge in your insurance rates and may even be required to serve jail time. Some DUI crimes that our criminal defense lawyers are ready to assist you with include DUI and DWI charges, driving under suspension, hit and run, possession of marijuana while driving, speeding, reckless driving and failure to control. There are certain instances in which it may be possible to dismiss a charge or mitigate a jail sentence to a requirement of community service hours.
Criminal defense lawyers can also assist you when you have been charged with a sex crime. The following is a list of sex crimes in California: child pornography, rape, child enticement, failure to register, internet pornography, molestation, obscenity, prostitution, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and statutory rape. Our criminal defense lawyers can vigorously defend your case and insure that your case is being properly investigated with the use of forensic detectives, private investigators and DNA experts.
California’s Three Strikes Law
Our criminal defense attorneys also will assist you in dealing with California’s Three Strikes Law. The Three Strikes Law has serious ramifications for repeat offenders. The law states that those who have been convicted of three serious and violent offenses as defined under the law can receive a mandatory life sentence in prison. The law covers a broad base of crimes, including non-violent crimes such as theft or drug possession. You can contact a criminal defense lawyer from Leib Law to receive help in dealing with the California Three Strikes Law today.