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Santa Monica Criminal Defense Lawyers

Arrested? Contact Lessem & Newstat

If you were arrested for a crime or are under investigation for a crime, you need an attorney with the skill and experience to help. At Lessem & Newstat, LLP, our team is committed to helping people like you fight for their rights in the courtroom. In order to seek full exoneration (or the best possible outcome) of your case, retaining Lessem & Newstat is one of the most important steps you can take.

Our convenient office location in Santa Monica allows us to aid clients throughout Santa Monica and the surrounding regions. We have successfully helped hundreds of clients obtain case dismissals and other successful results. Additionally, our team has handled more than 200 jury trials. Our achievements also include:

  • 10/10 "Superb" Ratings on Avvo
  • Included in SuperLawyers®
  • Rated AV Preeminent™

If you have been arrested in Santa Monica or the surrounding areas, it is very likely that your case will be heard at the LAX Airport Courthouse. While there is a Santa Monica courthouse, that facility no longer hears criminal matters. At Lessem & Newstat we know how the LAX courthouse works. We have appeared there many times and are familiar with prosecutors and judges. This local experience helps us to achieve excellent results for our clients. If you'd like to know more about how we can help, give us a call and set up a free consultation at our Santa Monica office. We'd be happy to meet with you to discuss your case.

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Attorneys Respected for Excellence

When going through serious legal matters, do not put your case in the hands of just any attorney. Rather, work with a team who has earned respected reputation for outstanding legal service and a track record of success.

  • Strong & Attentive Counsel Available 24/7

  • No Recovery, No Fees for All Injury Cases

  • 50+ Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • 1000's of Cases Handled In & Out of Court

Experience You Can Trust

At Lessem & Newstat we take the time to listen to our clients and understand exactly what it is they are trying to achieve. We take a personal interest in every one of our cases, no matter how big or small it may be. We also handle everything ourselves. Unlike many other criminal law firms, we don't farm out our cases to less experienced attorneys. At Lessem & Newstat the lawyer you speak with over the phone and meet with at the office is the same attorney that will be appear by your side in court. Our firm understands how daunting and complex the criminal justice system can be, and we know how important it is to have a lawyer on your side that you can trust and rely on.

With over 50 years of combined criminal defense experience, we have the proven track record and expertise to provide you with the best possible defense no matter what type of criminal charge you are facing. At the firm, we are constantly striving to become better legal advocates. One of our lawyers, Jeremy Lessem, is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. This title is held by less than one percent of attorneys practicing criminal defense in the state and is reflection of Mr. Lessem's dedication giving clients the best legal advocacy he can offer. With a lawyer like Mr. Lessem on your side, you can have peace of mind that your case is in good hands.

If you have been charged with any DUI or related vehicular crimes such as vehicular manslaughter, underage DUI, traffic crimes, driving with a suspended license or hit and run, we are ready to quickly take action in defending your rights. We also have successfully represented clients in cases involving murder, three strikes cases, drug crimes such as possession, distribution, and medical marijuana. Our firm has defended clients against charges for internet crimes, juvenile crimes, violent crimes, probation violations, assault, battery, domestic violence, sex crimes, sexual assault, as well as theft crimes, and white collar crimes. We can assist with appeals, warrants, cases involving mental health law, as well as prefile intervention. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, felony or a federal crime, you can count on our firm for the knowledgeable legal representation you need.