Firm Overview: Lessem & Newstat

Santa Monica Criminal Defense Attorneys

Welcome to our website and our firm overview page, where you can find out more about our legal team. At Lessem & Newstat, we focus on all types of state and federal criminal defense matters. Our experienced and dedicated team includes Jeremy Lessem, Joshua Newstat and Mark Lessem, with over 50 years of combined experience in criminal defense law. Jeremy Lessem is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a criminal law specialist. This distinction is held by less than one percent of the attorneys in California practicing criminal law. Together we have effectively represented literally thousands of clients in all types of criminal cases, including such diverse charges as DUI all the way to capital murder cases.

We have a local Santa Monica office and are very familiar with the court system on the Westside. We also offer free consultations with prosepective clients, where we can discuss potential defenses and consequences. Our firm understands what a difficult situation it is to be charged with a crime. Being embroiled in the criminal justice system can lead to fear and uncertainty. With the help and expertise of a Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer, we can help guide you through the system with experience and understanding. It is vital in protecting your rights that you immediately contact a skilled criminal defense firm in order to safeguard your freedom.

Experienced Criminal Defense in Santa Monica

Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, our firm has the know-how needed to fully investigate the allegations against you and prepare a compelling defense. Our firm has a passion for protecting your rights and will leave no stone unturned in examining evidence and the prosecution's case. We understand you may have made a mistake or even been falsely accused of the crime you are charged with, so our firm stands ready to provide extensive legal advocacy. Depending on the charges against you and our evaluation of your case, we will seek to have your charges dismissed or negotiate for a lesser charge. When needed, our legal team provides dedicated and well-versed courtroom representation to defend your rights.

With over 200 cases taken to trial, our firm is ready to deliver an effective defense on your behalf. When the prosecution is aware that they have a formidable and well prepared defense firm ready to take your case to trial, they may think twice about the charge and the case they are preparing against you. Our reputation for success in legal cases will benefit you both in the courtroom, and in negotiating with the prosecution in resolving cases before trial. We also proudly serve clients in Malibu, Westwood, and Venice.

Contact a Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer from Lessem & Newstat when you need effective legal representation.