Venice Criminal Defense Attorney

Accused of a crime?

Criminal accusations can ruin a person's life. If you have been charged with a crime, speak with a Venice criminal defense lawyer at Lessem & Newstat. We will take immediate action to protect your rights, and look for ways to avoid formal legal proceedings. Our firm has decades of criminal defense experience, and has represented clients charged with misdemeanors, felony and federal crimes. We know what it takes to prepare an aggressive defense, and will make sure your case receives our full attention. We have top ratings from various professional organizations for our legal achievements, including an AVVO 10/10 ranking. Attorney Joshua Newstat time is a current member of the board of directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Attorney Jeremy Lessem has extensive experience challenging complex technical evidence such as ballistic, DNA and chemical tests. We work hard for our clients because we know their future is at risk when they have been charged with a crime. Our firm is results-driven and will make sure that you have a hard-hitting defense.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Venice

The lawyers at our firm provide committed representation to clients charged with misdemeanor, felony and federal crimes. We can help you with any type of criminal matter, including Internet crimes, traffic crimes, hit and run and juvenile crimes. Our firm is also highly adept in cases involving violent crimes such as assault, battery, domestic violence and murder. We can give you legal advice if you are facing a strike under the state's three strikes law, sex crimes charges involving sexual assault, underage DUI, white collar crimes accusations, and charges involving DUI, driving with a suspended license, vehicular manslaughter, drug crimes, possession, distribution, medical marijuana violations and probation violations. You can also receive advice regarding appeals, prefile intervention, warrants, and mental health law.

The foundation of a successful defense begins with representation by a determined, experienced and resourceful law office. We will make sure that the charges you are facing are thoroughly investigated, and witnesses are interviewed. Our lawyers will also gather any additional evidence that can aid your defense. We will also look for weaknesses in the prosecution's case that can be exploited, and seeking a case dismissal or reduction in charges whenever possible.

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Contact a Venice criminal defense lawyer for effective legal counsel and representation if you have been arrested for a crime.