Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer

Violent crimes need an aggressive defense. However, an aggressive defense, by itself, is not enough. If you have been accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney who will fight not only with aggression and knowledge but also with passion and zeal.

At White Goldstein, as top-rated criminal defense attorneys in Southern California, we understand that people's passions sometimes get the best of them and that bad things happen to good people. Many people will face felony charges for violent crimes that occurred under circumstances which were simply beyond their control. If you are charged with a violent crime, then you need a highly skilled criminal law attorney in Los Angeles who can aggressively but compassionately present your defense. White Goldstein is here to help at: (877) 77 WE-WIN or (877) 779-3946.

Violent crimes involve the unlawful commission of a violent act, or the threat of a violent act, against another person. In most cases, there is a victim who has suffered either physical or emotional injuries. Although crimes such as assault, and second degree burglary, can be charged as felonies or as misdemeanors, (also known as “wobblers”), depending on the severity of the alleged injuries, and other factors, defendants accused of violent crimes most often will face felony charges.

Examples of violent crimes include: murder, attempted murder, assault, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, robbery, armed robbery, vehicular manslaughter, gang-related crimes, kidnapping, arson, domestic violence, stalking, carjacking, rape, sexual assault, terrorist threats, torture, weapon-related charges, and third strikes cases.

There are many different defenses to violent crimes which include: self-defense, necessity, duress, lack of specific intent, psychological defenses, mental illness, and/or partial defenses such a legally adequate provocation, battered women's syndrome (BWS), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

At White Goldstein we have the most passionate and aggressive criminal defense attorneys that Southern California has to offer. We help you evaluate what possible defenses may be available to you. For a free, confidential consultation call White Goldstein at: (877) 77 WE-WIN or (877) 779-3946. We have successfully tried and won many violent crimes cases throughout California.

See the case victories section below for examples of our outstanding violent crimes case results.

All violent crimes are prosecuted harshly and result in a variety of serious penalties. And although it is difficult to answer a question such as, “what is the penalty for homicide?” depending on the facts of one's case, the penalties imposed against a person accused of a violent crime may include up to life in prison, time in the county jail, expensive restitution, court fines, community service, formal or informal probation, community service, anger management counseling, a gang injunction, and/or parole.

These penalties will be increased if there are weapon-related or gang-related charges. Such charges can increase the possible prison time that you will face, including up to life in prison. Therefore, it is essential to consult with an experienced and compassionate criminal law lawyer in Los Angeles at White Goldstein to aggressively fight and challenge these charges. Contact an experienced criminal law attorney at White Goldstein in Los Angeles for a free, confidential consultation: (877) 77 WE-WIN or (877) 779-3946.

The top criminal defense attorneys at White Goldstein have extensive experience with handling violent crime cases throughout California including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Santa Barbara County, San Diego County, and Ventura County.

In Los Angeles County, White Goldstein routinely handles violent crimes cases in:

Airport Court (LAX), Alhambra, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Antelope Valley Juvenile, Bellfower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central Arraignment (Bauchet), Compton, Downtown Los Angeles (CCB), Downey, East Los Angeles, Eastlake Juvenile, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan (Hill Street), Newhall, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita (Valencia), Van Nuys, West Covina, and Whittier.

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Violent Crimes Case Victories

Charges: Assault with Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury

Potential Punishment: 4 years in prison
Outstanding Result: Probation and community service in a weekend work program

This was a particularly outstanding result given the fact that the client had a recent, prior conviction for the exact same offense.

Charges: Attempted Murder—multiple counts with gang allegation, firearm enhancement, and discharging a firearm into an inhabited dwelling

Potential Punishment: Life imprisonment
Outstanding Result: Jury verdict of not guilty on all charges

Charges: Robbery and Carjacking – multiple charges

Potential Punishment: 14 years in prison
Outstanding Result: Jury verdict of not guilty on all charges

Charges: Attempted Murder, Torture, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, and Burglary

Possible Punishment: 5 consecutive life sentences
Outstanding Result: All charges dismissed

Client was accused, by the mother of his child, of vicious acts of violence. The accuser was married to another man and sought sole custody of the child but the client fought her tooth and nail for six years. Thorough preparation, speedy investigation, and an exceptional team of experts, resulted in the case being dismissed at the preliminary hearing. The client was released after serving three months in jail in solitary confinement.

Charges: Forcible Rape

Possible Punishment: 8 years in prison
Outstanding Result: Charges not filed

Client, a university student, was accused of raping a girl at a party. After the accusation was made, police contacted the client and demanded that he submit to DNA testing. Due to quick intervention by the defense, the client's rights were protected and he was able to explain his side of the story without incriminating himself. The case was considered by the prosecution's office but due to the defense's diligent advocacy, charges were never filed.

Charges: Attempted Kidnapping of a Child

Potential Punishment: 3 years in prison
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty

White Goldstein

At White Goldstein, we provide our clients, and their loved ones, with nothing less than excellence in criminal defense. Unlike many criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles, we fight for our clients with compassion and emotion as well as intellect and skill because we genuinely care for our clients and their families