The West Coast's First Choice for Criminal Defense

When you put former prosecutor Anthony J. Falangetti on your side, nothing stops us from fighting for your freedom. 

Long Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer



Standing Up for West Coast's Criminally-Accused

Skilled Long Beach criminal defense lawyer Anthony J. Falangetti founded West Coast Defense after ending his career as a former prosecutor and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney. Possessing over 25 years of professional legal experience on both sides of the criminal justice system, he puts his unique insight and experience to work for criminally-accused individuals across the West Coast. 100% of Anthony's legal efforts are devoted to protecting constitutional rights and fighting for the freedom you were born with.

We take pride in being a top-rated criminal defense firm across the entire West Coast. Receive credible legal insight from a proven defense attorney regarding your case. Call (800) 922-6989 today or fill out our online contact form to get in touch.

What is a Defense Attorney?

An attorney who represents a defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution is called a defense attorney or defense lawyer. An attorney who represents a defendant in  a criminal case is called a “criminal defense attorney." In both civil and criminal cases, an attorney will represent the defendant in court.

Get Defense From an Award-Winning Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Our firm has a tremendous track record of courtroom victories. Anthony's legal abilities have earned him many awards throughout our years in practice. Among his accomplishments include being recognized as California Super Lawyers® consecutively from 2012 to present, an esteemed accolade granted to only a select few lawyers in our state. High-profile government officials have even honored us for efforts toward establishing fairness in the justice system, from the California State Senate and Assembly to the U.S. Congress. Our criminal attorney in Long Beach, CA can help you regardless of your charges.

Read our criminal lawyer reviews to see why clients think we are the best criminal law firm in Long Beach.

  • “Simply put, I hired Anthony on a criminal lawsuit. His familiarity with the law and with the court and with the courts proceedings were exemplary. If you need help GO SEE ANTHONY.”

    - Immanuelle
  • “He's well educated and professional. He knew solutions for my case off the top of his head.”

    - Juju V.
  • “Anthony Falangetti has helped me in my life, during the most trying time in my life.”

    - Yuji K.
  • “Anthony represented me and handled my case in the most professional & knowledgeable way. He knows the system and how it works especially him being a former D.A., you want someone to fully understand both sides of the law and that's exactly what you get”

    - Former Client
  • “Anthony is an excellent attorney who really goes above and beyond for his clients. He helped get me through a very difficult time in my life and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

    - Klarissa M.

    High Profile Legal Representation for All

    West Cost Defense does not shy
    away from the big stage.

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    When you have a high-profile criminal case on your hands, it is imperative that you hire an attorney who is capable enough to handle the weight of it all. Over the span of 25+ years, West Coast Defense has defended celebrities, basketball players, and government officials against various crimes that they have been accused of. As a result of proven defense and tireless advocacy, our criminal attorneys in Long Beach, CA have exonerated many high-profile clients of the charges against them.

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      • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
      • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb - Criminal Defense
      • Newsweek 14 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys 2014
      • Super Lawyers
      • Best DUI Lawyers in Long Beach 2020
      • Americas top 100 criminal defense attorneys
      • 10 best

        Put the Toughest Defense Firm in Your Corner

        • We offer free and confidential case evaluations.
        • You can sometimes catch our founding attorney on the news commentating on current legal news and issues.
        • Anthony Falangetti is a top-rated and highly recognized attorney.
        • Individuals with high-profile cases have turned to us in their times of trouble, from Lindsay Lohan to government officials.
        • As a former LA County prosecutor, our founding attorney has insider's knowledge on how the justice system works.
        • Attorney Anthony Falangetti has over 20 years of legal experience.

        100% Focused on Criminal Defense

        At West Coast Defense, we practice criminal law exclusively. As a former Los Angeles County prosecutor, we understand the criminal defense legal system from both sides. If you are currently being investigated or have been charged with a criminal act, you will not find better legal representation than with us. Contact us today at (800) 922-6989 for a no-cost initial consultation and case review. With offices in Long Beach, we represent clients throughout Southern California.

        Contact us today at (800) 922-6989 for a no-cost initial consultation and case review. With offices in Long Beach, we represent clients throughout Southern California.

        The Winning Defense Team

        Fighting Tooth & Nail for Your
        Freedom in the West Coast

        At West Coast Defense, we know and have what it takes to win a defense case. That explains why we have such a solid history of success in the courtroom. Through the level of diligence, hard work, and personalized attention put towards every case, we have won many victories on behalf of our past clients.

        • Charges Dismissed Assault with a firearm
        • Case Dismissed Assault and battery
        • Case Dismissed Assault and battery
        • ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED Arrested for Violation of Probation
        • All felony charges DISMISSED Arrested for Felony Arson
        • CASE DISMISSED Arrested for Domestic Violence
        • Case was dropped Arrested for Domestic Violence
        • DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED Arrested for a Felony possession
        • Case Dismissed Accused of sexual assault
        • CASE DISMISSED Accused of Child Molestation

          Anthony is a Best-Selling Published Author on Amazon


          Recently recognized as one of the top 10 criminal defense attorneys in the country, Anthony Falangetti has become a best-selling author on Amazon for his role as a contributor and co-author in the book, A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of Top Criminal Defense Attorneys In The United States.

          "The government takes liberty. It doesn't protect it. The defense lawyer protects liberty. We protect America from the oppressive totalitarian tendencies of government. Our founding fathers knew that to be true."

          Utilizing his vast knowledge and experience in the criminal justice system, Anthony defends his clients' rights and receives favorable outcomes as a result. Anthony's unmatched experience and unrivaled results bring insight on how a top criminal defense attorney breaks down the prosecutions case, while never backing down to defend his clients constitutional rights.

          Contact West Coast Defense Today

          If you are facing criminal charges, West Coast Defense is here to protect your rights and stand up for your freedom. Our initial consultations are offered at no charge to you. Feel free to fill out the form or call us directly to get started. 

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