Prefile Intervention in Santa Monica
Avoiding Formal Charges
If you have been arrested for committing a crime, but no formal charges have been filed, or you are currently under investigation for a criminal offense, speak with a Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer at once.
Many times early intervention by a skilled attorney can result in a case dismissal or reduction in charges. Our firm, Lessem & Newstat, has been highly successful with prefiling intervention, and will do everything we can to resolve your case without a trial. We have a top AVVO 10/10 rating, and have achieved hundreds of case dismissals for our clients. Attorney Joshua Newstat is a former deputy public defender and the current president of the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association. He knows what to expect from the prosecution, and can give you valuable legal advice regarding your case. Attorney Jeremy Lessem is skilled in evaluating and challenging evidence, and has helped many clients avoid criminal charges. This includes cases involving:
- Sexual misconduct
- The use of a deadly weapon
- Violence resulting in injuries
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Our firm will conduct an extensive review of the allegations you are facing, and compile witness testimony and other evidence to support a dismissal. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to prevent your case from moving forward. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience, and have represented clients in misdemeanor, felony and federal crimes. We have a comprehensive understanding of criminal legal proceedings, and will know exactly what can be done to achieve the best results possible in your case.