Southern California Criminal Law Services

Led by a former Los Angeles County prosecutor who has spent over 25 years fighting injustice, our criminal defense team is renowned for our aggressive representation and unwavering dedication to your rights and freedom. Because we understand the criminal defense legal system from both sides, if you are currently being investigated or have been charged with a criminal act in Southern California, you will not find better legal representation than with us. Our distinguished reputation is built on a foundation of successful outcomes, deep legal expertise, and a passionate commitment to defending our clients’ freedoms and rights. Contact us today for a no-cost initial consultation and case review.

Our Criminal Defense Services in Southern California

At West Coast Defense, we understand the gravity of criminal charges and the profound impact they can have on your life. That’s why our seasoned team of defense attorneys, led by industry veterans, is dedicated to providing the strongest defense possible, employing strategic approaches tailored to each unique case. Our expertise covers a wide range of criminal law, including:


Handling the most serious of charges with meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to your defense. Our experienced legal team delves deep into every aspect of the case, from examining the evidence and identifying potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s argument to exploring all plausible defenses. Our unwavering commitment to our clients ensures that we leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice, tirelessly working to secure the best possible outcome in these high-stakes situations.

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DUI Defense

Navigating the complexities of DUI charges to protect your rights, minimize penalties, and challenge evidence. From the initial traffic stop to the administration of breathalyzer or field sobriety tests, we challenge any procedural errors or questionable evidence, striving to minimize penalties and explore all avenues for defense. Our objective is to secure outcomes that protect your future and freedom.

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Hit and Run

West Coast Defense provides expert legal counsel for individuals facing hit and run charges, understanding the serious consequences these incidents entail. Our experienced team delves into the specifics of each case, identifying viable defenses such as lack of knowledge of the incident or no intent to evade responsibility. We work diligently to address potential legal outcomes, aiming to mitigate penalties and explore alternatives that may include restitution or community service.

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Drug Offenses

Defending against charges ranging from simple possession to distribution. We focus on reducing penalties and exploring alternative sentencing options that prioritize rehabilitation over incarceration. Our defense strategies are tailored to each case’s specifics, challenging the evidence, questioning search and seizure procedures, and advocating for our clients’ rights. We aim to secure outcomes that minimize the impact on our clients’ lives, exploring avenues like diversion programs and treatment options to address the root causes and support a positive future.

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Juvenile Crimes

West Coast Defense takes a compassionate and effective approach to defending our younger clients. We recognize the importance of not just addressing the immediate legal challenges but also focusing on rehabilitation and the protection of their future. Our defense strategies are tailored to highlight the potential for growth and positive change, advocating for outcomes that favor rehabilitation over punishment. We work closely with families to navigate the juvenile justice system, aiming to secure resolutions that safeguard the young individual’s prospects and contribute to their constructive development.

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Domestic Violence

In cases of domestic violence, West Coast Defense approaches these sensitive accusations with the utmost discretion and a commitment to a strong defense strategy. We understand the profound impact these allegations can have on your rights, reputation, and personal life. Our legal team works diligently to address the intricacies of each case, employing a defense that not only seeks to protect your legal rights but also aims to preserve your reputation. With a focus on challenging the evidence and providing a nuanced defense, we navigate the complexities of domestic violence cases with empathy and legal know-how.

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Sex Crimes

Defending against sex crime allegations requires a sensitive yet assertive approach due to the stigma and complexities involved. We tackle these cases with a focus on meticulously examining the evidence, challenging any discrepancies or weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Our priority is to protect your future, employing strategies that consider the long-term implications of such allegations on your reputation, career, and personal life. We are committed to providing a robust defense that upholds your rights and works towards preserving your dignity and freedom.

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In defending against robbery charges, West Coast Defense focuses on the nuances of intent and the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime. Robbery, involving the forceful taking of property from another person, requires proving the accused’s specific intent to steal. Our defense strategies often involve questioning the evidence of force or fear and the intent at the time of the incident, aiming to dismantle the prosecution’s case.

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Burglary charges center on the unlawful entry into a structure with the intent to commit theft or any felony. Our defense approach in commercial or residential burglary cases emphasizes challenging the weaknesses of forensic evidence as “proof”. We scrutinize every angle of the case to dispute the prosecution’s claims, exploring all avenues to undermine the assertion that the entry was made with criminal intent.

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Theft Crimes

Defending against theft crimes involves a broad spectrum of charges, from petty theft to grand theft. The key focus in these cases is disputing the intent to permanently deprive the owner of their property and challenging the value of the property in question. West Coast Defense employs strategies to contest the ownership, possession, and value of the alleged stolen property, as well as the accused’s intent at the time of the offense.

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Gang Crimes

Defending against gang-related allegations involves addressing the unique challenges these cases present. No matter the type of crime, the penalties tend to be harsher when there is gang involvement. Our strategic approach is dedicated to dismantling these biases, ensuring that the focus remains on the individual facts of your case. We meticulously examine the evidence, challenging any unfounded associations with gang activity that could unjustly influence your case.

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Our approach emphasizes self-defense, consent, and disputing the facts of the case. We understand the nuances of battery charges and are committed to protecting your rights, providing a robust defense that challenges the allegations against you.

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Assault With a Deadly Weapon

For those accused of assault with a deadly weapon, West Coast Defense brings a vigorous defense strategy focused on self-defense, consent, and questioning the credibility of the evidence. We understand the severe implications of these charges and are dedicated to disputing the allegations, aiming to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

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Gun Charges

West Coast Defense is well-versed in the intricacies of California’s stringent gun laws, offering expert defense for individuals facing gun charges. Our approach is tailored to protect your rights, with a particular focus on challenging the legality of searches and seizures that often accompany such charges. We navigate the complex legal landscape to ensure your defense is robust, aiming to mitigate the impact of these charges and uphold your constitutional rights.

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Fish and Game Violations

West Coast Defense specializes in the distinctive realm of wildlife law, providing a focused defense for individuals accused of fish and game violations. Understanding the potential repercussions these charges can have on your freedom and financial stability, our team is committed to delivering a comprehensive defense. We navigate the complexities of wildlife regulations to challenge the charges against you, aiming to safeguard your rights and minimize any adverse effects on your life and livelihood.

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Expungements offer a pathway to clear your criminal record and alleviate the enduring impact of past convictions. Our experienced team is dedicated to navigating the expungement process, meticulously working to restore your rights and open new opportunities. By addressing the complexities of your case and advocating on your behalf, we aim to secure a fresh start, enabling you to move forward without the burden of a criminal record.

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Suspended Licenses

We understand the significant impact a suspended license can have on your daily life and freedom. The inability to drive can affect your employment, family responsibilities, and overall independence. Our team provides strategic defense for those facing license suspension issues, navigating the complexities of California’s driving laws to seek solutions that can restore your driving privileges. We’re dedicated to minimizing the disruption to your life, ensuring that every avenue is explored to protect your ability to drive and maintain your livelihood.

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Three Strikes Cases

Three Strikes cases in California carry severe consequences that can dramatically alter your future. Being charged under the Three Strikes law can lead to significantly enhanced penalties, including lengthy prison sentences for repeat felony offenders. West Coast Defense brings a deep understanding of this critical area of California law, offering robust defense strategies to mitigate the effects of these charges. Our goal is to vigorously defend your rights, challenge the application of the Three Strikes law where possible, and work towards outcomes that preserve your freedom and future prospects.

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Environmental Crimes

Environmental law violations in California can carry significant legal penalties and profound reputational damage. Our team is adept at navigating the complex intersection of local, state, and federal environmental regulations, ensuring that our defense strategies are informed and effective. Whether you’re facing charges related to air and water quality, hazardous waste management, or wildlife protection, West Coast Defense is equipped to defend your rights and advocate for a just resolution. Our approach is comprehensive, focusing on the intricate technical and regulatory aspects of environmental laws to construct a robust defense strategy.

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Choose West Coast Defense for Your Criminal Defense Needs

With West Coast Defense, you’re not just hiring an attorney; you’re securing a team of dedicated advocates committed to fighting for your freedom and rights. Our comprehensive criminal law services are designed to address the full spectrum of charges, ensuring that you receive the expert defense you deserve.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, don’t wait to secure the best defense possible. Contact us directly at (800) 923-1776 to discuss your case and how we can assist you in navigating the challenges ahead.

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Discover how our expanded services can benefit you. Contact us today at (800) 923-1776 for a complimentary consultation and case review. With our main offices in Long Beach, we’re here to represent and support clients throughout Southern California in their diverse legal needs.

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