Criminal Defense

Find your LA defense lawyer at Hurwitz Law Group

After an arrest or a criminal charge, you may feel overwhelmed, embarrassed, frustrated, or confused. Whether the charge was legitimate or not, you deserve the best representation from a criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively and passionately communicate your defense to the District Attorney in order to achieve the best result. From misdemeanors to felonies, criminal charges can be difficult to fight and even more difficult to live with. If you’re looking for a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, contact Attorney Brian Hurwitz at Hurwitz Law Group. Attorney Brian Hurwitz has extensive experience representing people just like you, who are facing potentially life-altering criminal charges. His experience extends to helping individuals who are facing unjust accusations, even when “evidence” is presented by the District Attorney that seems difficult to fight. If you want your story told with strength and passion attorney Brian Hurwitz is the LA defense lawyer for you.

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If you’re facing a criminal charge, it could affect you for the rest of your life – but it doesn’t have to. At Hurwitz Law Group, we believe everyone deserves fair representation in court and always strive to have our client’s cases dismissed or at the very least reduced to less serious offenses. We are prepared to go to war for you!

 

Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, Brian Hurwitz, works with each client personally to understand your case, build a strong defense strategy, and represent your best interest in court. In personally representing his clients, attorney Brian Hurwitz has built a relationship with many judges and prosecutors in Los Angeles; this allows him to better represent you and vouch for you during the course of your case. Whether you’ve been recently accused or you are overwhelmed by the details and requirements facing you and know you need help, call our experienced LA defense lawyer. We take pride in representing your case with a relentless and aggressive pursuit to achieve the very best results for your case.

 

Domestic Violence

While domestic violence is a serious crime, sadly, not everyone accused of domestic violence is guilty. About four out of ten women in the state of California say they have been abused by a partner during their lifetime. Genuine victims of abuse should be protected; however, individuals wrongly accused of abuse must be protected as well. If you are facing a domestic violence charge, it is important to talk with an LA defense lawyer to learn your rights and receive the best advice in moving forward.

 

What qualifies as domestic violence?

There are a variety of situations which might qualify for domestic violence, but each relates to violence or harm inflicted from one person to another whom they are closely related to or intimate with (or have been intimate with in the past).

 

Domestic violence does not just include significant physical harm; it can also include emotional abuse, financial fraud, neglect, and endangerment. If you place another individual in a situation that puts them in danger, or harm their quality of life in some way, you could be charged with domestic violence. Additionally, any physical contact during a tense moment with a close family member – even if it involves very little force, inflicts no harm, and is immediately regretted – can be charged as domestic violence.

 

At Hurwitz Law Group, we believe everyone deserves their fair day in court. Your side of the story needs to be presented with strength and zeal. Our experience allows us to communicate your case in a way that results in the best outcome for you whether that is a dismissal or a reduction to a less serious offense such as disturbing the peace or trespass. In addition, we believe in supporting you during each step of the sometimes-overwhelming legal process, so that you don’t have to navigate your defense alone.

 

What are the consequences of a conviction in my domestic violence case?

A conviction for domestic violence can go on your record forever. Both misdemeanors and felonies are part of your public permanent record, and can be viewed by employers for years after your conviction. If you are convicted of felony domestic violence, you may face years in prison – and you’ll have to disclose your felony conviction when applying for jobs and housing in the future. Whether you are convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, a domestic violence charge will likely affect your custody rights, require jail time and fines paid, and mar your reputation for years to come.

 

If you are facing a domestic violence case, a conviction can change your life forever. It’s crucial for you to be represented by a professional, experienced criminal defense attorney. If you are innocent, your side of the story must be told in a way that proves you aren’t guilty; and if you are guilty, it is important the result be minimized as much as possible.  At Hurwitz Law Group we have successfully represented many clients resulting in dismissals or reductions to less serious offenses.

 

Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can help

At Hurwitz Law Group, our LA defense lawyer is experienced in defending individuals accused of domestic violence. As the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, attorney Hurwitz is compassionate and works to deeply understand each client’s situation, and build a defense that is appropriate to each individual case.

A domestic violence charge doesn’t have to define your life. It doesn’t have to interfere with your ability to find work or send you to jail. However, navigating the laws surrounding domestic violence (alongside the emotions and relationships involved in going to court with a significant other) is extremely difficult. Don’t do it alone; give our LA defense lawyer a call. We’ll work to understand your case and advocate for your side of the story.

 

Misdemeanors

If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, you may wonder how serious it is, what consequences are involved, and whether you need legal help.

Misdemeanors never drop off your personal record, so they can seriously affect your ability to find employment. A misdemeanor can result in jail time and fines or community service.

Our LA defense lawyer Brian Hurwitz has experience representing individuals facing misdemeanors. Attorney Hurwitz works with each client personally, fighting for their rights from the investigation process all the way through the court proceedings. If you’re facing a misdemeanor, call the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles: attorney Brian Hurwitz.

 

What qualifies as a misdemeanor?

In the state of California, the term “misdemeanor” can refer to a variety of small crimes. Some examples of things considered misdemeanors in California include:

  • Drug possession
  • Being drunk in public
  • Petty theft/shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Domestic violence
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Reckless driving (including racing another driver)
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Vandalism
  • Assault
  • Battery

However, sometimes, a crime can be categorized as either a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge. This often depends on the situation of the crime, the damage incurred, and the intention. Misdemeanors that may categorized as felonies based on the situation are called “wobblers.”

 

Some misdemeanors that can be classified as felonies include:

  • Brandishing a weapon
  • Child endangerment (including leaving a child in a hot car, or psychologically injuring a child)
  • Grand theft (theft of money, labor, or property valued at over $950)
  • DUI
  • Embezzlement
  • Vandalism
  • Criminal Threats
  • Assault likely to cause serious bodily harm
  • Domestic Violence
  • Resisting arrest
  • Child pornography

 

Your representation in court is crucial to ensure your result is achieved. For example, in child endangerment, it is important to prove that your intentions were not to harm your child in order to have a great case resolution. If you are accused of drug possession, but had no knowledge of the drugs prior to your accusation and believe they were left on your property by a friend or roommate, credibly stating that in court is critical to clear your name.

 

What might happen if I am convicted of a misdemeanor?

If you are not guilty of your misdemeanor, it’s important to have an experienced Los Angeles defense attorney on your side. A misdemeanor conviction could result in jail time, fines, and other consequences.

If you are guilty of the misdemeanor with which you are charged, you should still contact a California criminal defense attorney. Representing your case poorly could result in longer jail time and more fines, as well as affect your child custody rights or (for students) your ability to apply for a student loan.

If you’re facing a misdemeanor charge, it’s important to ensure you have the best representation possible in court. At Hurwitz Law Group, we take pride in being the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. Call our LA defense lawyer, Attorney Brian Hurwitz, for experienced representation. Hurwitz Law Group has represented many misdemeanor cases in the past, and can give you the guidance you need during the stressful legal process to move forward with your life after a misdemeanor case has been filed against you.

From before you are even arrested and all the way until the conclusion of your case, our LA defense lawyer will be by your side to support you and fight for your rights.

 

Drug Crimes

If you’ve been charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, or drug manufacturing – or another drug-related crime – your conviction could be as small as a misdemeanor or as significant as a felony. The results of your case could hinge on how aggressively your lawyer fights for you in the courtroom.  A misdemeanor will affect your life; however, it will not impact it as seriously as a felony would. Misdemeanors in the state of California carry a year or less in jail and up to a $1,000 fine – as opposed to felonies, which often carry years of jail or thousands in fines alongside lifelong legal consequences. When you’re facing a drug charge, it’s important to have the best representation by your side, so that all steps are taken to assure your constitutional rights were not violated.  If you are falsely accused of a drug crime, it’s especially important to have excellent legal representation to clear your name.

 

What qualifies as a drug crime?

A drug crime can include any drug-related activity from drug sales or transportation to possessing certain prescription medicines without a prescription (such as Vicodin) to manufacturing drugs in your home. Being under the influence of drugs, even if they came from a friend, is also a crime.

While most interactions with drugs are considered criminal offenses, a criminal charge requires adequate evidence to prove that you did use or possess drugs – and that evidence must be gathered legally. At Hurwitz Law Group, we work with our clients to make sure your constitutional rights were not violated during an investigation and in gathering any “evidence” that may affect a conviction.

Having criminal defense lawyer who understands your constitutional rights is crucial to ensure your rights were not violated. If police find drugs on your property, and they believe you may have planned to sell them – for example, you have scales, cash, or you’ve divided them into several containers – they can charge you with a more serious crime than simply possessing drugs. This could happen even if you had no intention of selling the drugs, if it was your first time being in possession of drugs, or if the drugs actually belonged to someone else.

Possessing and using prescription drugs, when they are not properly prescribed, is also a crime. Looking for a doctor who will prescribe you with painkillers on very little evidence is a criminal offense, as is changing prescription information to extend a prescription you received. In fact, even doctors and nurses prescribing medication, if they prescribe the medication to someone with a drug addiction, could face drug charges. Communicating your knowledge and intentions in a situation is crucial to ensuring the best result is achieved.

 

What could happen if I am convicted of a drug crime?

Drug charges, in the state of California, fall under two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.

Even if you are innocent, if your case is not presented clearly, you may be charged with a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors result in jail time of up to a year, fines, and other consequences. They also can affect your child custody rights. It’s important for you to hire a criminal defense lawyer with the knowledge and understanding of your constitutional rights to assure you are not cornered into accepting a plea deal.

If you are guilty, it’s important to present a strong case for exactly your intent and nothing more. Communicating the situation surrounding your charge clearly and credibly could be the difference between a dismissal and a conviction. With a felony, you could be required to serve several years in jail, pay thousands in fines, and disclose your conviction on work and housing applications in the future.

If you’re charged with a drug crime, the evidence against you may not even be valid in court; however, without a skilled attorney, you may never know, and your case may end with a drug conviction. With an experienced lawyer, you can investigate whether the search and seizure of the drugs was done according to state and constitutional law. Evidence that was not lawfully obtained by the police should not be admissible in your case. This is especially important if you are wrongfully accused of a drug crime; our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will examine to see what “evidence” was presented and help you navigate the complex legal process.

Presenting your case clearly in court and fighting the constitutional grounds could be the difference between a felony resulting in a dismissal or a reduction to a misdemeanor. If you are charged with a misdemeanor you may be able to secure a dismissal and you may even be able to have it removed from your public record several years from now – so that it would not affect your employment in the future.

When you’re seeking to be represented fairly for a drug crime accusation, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will help you present your case with strength and aggressiveness to assure the best result possible is obtained. Contact Hurwitz Law Group for more information on our LA defense lawyer and the services we offer those charged with drug crimes.

 

Sex Crimes

In California, the term “sex crimes” is quite broad, and can cover anything from indecent exposure to rape. However, if you’re accused of a sex crime – especially if you did not commit the crime – it can seriously affect your life. It’s important to start looking at criminal defense firms in Los Angeles as soon as you are accused to ensure the best legal support possible.

 

What qualifies as a sex crime?

Sex crime accusations can happen if you believed the other individual consented when they actually did not consent. You could be accused of a sex crime even if nothing happened, if an individual decides to lie in their accusation against you. You might even be accused of a sex crime if the person accusing has confused you with someone who actually sexually assaulted them.

In all of these situations, it’s important to investigate the evidence presented and build a strong and accurate defense. Accusations of sex crimes are difficult to navigate; however, our experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Brian Hurwitz can help you. Attorney Brian Hurwitz has represented many accused of sex crimes in the past. He represents each case personally, and will fight for your story to be heard through the complex and sometimes-emotional legal process.

 

What could happen if I am convicted of a sex crime?

If you’re accused of a sex crime and your case does not go well, you may be required to serve jail time, register as a California sex offender, disclose your conviction when applying for a job, and be unable to remove the conviction from your record.

In California, both misdemeanors and felonies can result in jail time. Additionally, many sex crimes require one to register every year in California on the sex offender registry. This registry is public, and could affect your ability to find work or housing. Both felonies and misdemeanors stay on your public record for the rest of your life; if you are charged with a misdemeanor, you may be able to expunge it from your record after a certain amount of time, but some sex crimes cannot be expunged.

Few judges have sympathy for an individual accused of a sex crime, so if you are facing an unjust accusation, don’t go through the legal process alone. It’s crucial that you work with a lawyer who fights relentlessly for you in bringing the full story to light. For a favorable resolution to your sex crime case, contact our LA criminal defense lawyer today.

 

Contact Hurwitz Law Group for legal assistance with your criminal charge

At Hurwitz Law Group, we provide our clients with the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. Our experience in defending individuals accused of criminal offenses – whether or not those accusations are warranted – makes us the attorney of choice for individuals who need dedicated, strong representation in court.

Our law firm is unique because our LA defense lawyer, Brian Hurwitz, personally works with each client. Attorney Hurwitz will review your case with you, investigate the evidence presented against you, and help you build a solid defense. Because Attorney Brian Hurwitz is dedicated to his clients’ just representation, he prioritizes his client relationships – even answering the phone after work hours, in the evenings and on weekends, in order to provide you with the best support possible during the legal process. Additionally, he works relentlessly to ensure he obtains the best result for every client; there are no shortcuts to a good result and at Hurwitz Law Group, we are dedicated to providing the best results for our clients.

Even if you’re facing what appears to be a minor charge, it’s crucial to have the best legal help. Protect your rights by having Hurwitz Law Group on your side; give us a call today for more information on how to get started as one of our valued clients.

 

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