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Top-Rated Criminal Attorneys Specializing in Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley Courtrooms

When the stakes are high and you're facing criminal charges, you need Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers with experience, who are available to take your case quickly and confidently, who will go the extra mile to thoroughly investigate your case and who get the best possible result in or out of court.

The criminal defense attorneys at Eisner Gorin LLP understand that being arrested or charged with a crime is frightening experience. Our law firm’s mission is to aggressively and tenaciously defend our clients, even before the case reaches the courtroom! You need to know your rights under the law, and immediately act to protect them.

Over 50 Years Experience in Southern California Courtrooms

Eisner Gorin LLP has been selected year after year as a Top 5% U.S. "Preeminent" Criminal Defense Firm on the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register. Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers have a combined 50 years of legal experience and credentials that few defense firms can match. Our law firm’s reputation is recognized throughout Southern California. We handle serious criminal cases in the Counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Judicial Districts.

Rated Top 5% U.S. Law Firm

Eisner Gorin LLP is a powerhouse defense team of former Senior prosecutors specializing in the aggressive defense to all misdemeanor, felony, and DUI offenses. The lawyers at our firm are known throughout local courts by judges and prosecutors for their experience, reputation, courtroom results, and legal acumen. We have had numerous notable courtroom victories in defending Criminal and DUI cases in Los Angeles courtrooms.

Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California State Bar

Alan Eisner is a "State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist", demonstrating that he has the highest level of experience in criminal law.

Former Los Angeles Prosecutor and UCLA Professor

Dmitry Gorin is a former Senior District Attorney, with firsthand knowledge of how the government builds a case against an accused person (and where the government is likely to go wrong with its case). He is also a law professor at UCLA and Pepperdine University.

Southern California Criminal Defense Expertise

Our criminal defense law firm brings knowledge of local courts’ culture and practices to the defense of people like you who have been charged with felony, misdemeanor, and DUI crimes in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, and throughout Southern California. Before joining Eisner Gorin LLP, partner Dmitry Gorin was a Senior District Attorney for many years in valley courtrooms and now specialize in defending cases in the San Fernando Valley, including Van Nuys Courthouse, San Fernando Courthouse, Burbank Courthouse, Santa Clarita/Newhall Courthouse, Glendale Courthouse Sylmar Juvenile Court, Pasadena Juvenile Court, and Pasadena Criminal Courthouse.

You Meet the Partners and Associates Who Litigate Your Case, Not a Case Manager

At Eisner Gorin LLP, our firm partners and associates personally litigate your case. Many firms on the internet extol their virtues and "expertise" in criminal and DUI defense matters, but in reality specialize in marketing. You do not meet your lawyer at the first meeting, but rather with a case manager. Our law firm does not have case administrators working on, or preparing, your case for court. In our firm, you will speak to the lawyer on your case and have regular updates on the case's status. It is of utmost importance for you determine which criminal defense attorney will actually handle your criminal case at critical proceedings. You have the right to know this information before you retain a law firm’s defense services. Depending on the severity of the charges you are facing, your case will always be personally handled by a two or three-attorney team at Eisner Gorin LLP.

Complete Criminal Law Coverage

With over 50 years of experience as criminal defense lawyers, our law firm can come to your aid in all areas of criminal law including:

Felonies and Misdemeanors · Juvenile Law · DUI · Drug Crimes · Hit and Run · Domestic Violence · Violent Crimes · Three Strikes · Criminal Law · Theft and Shoplifting · Sex Crimes · White Collar Crimes · Federal Crimes · Fraud and Embezzlement · DMV Licensing Issues · Expungements · Criminal Appeals · Immigration · Corporal Injury to Spouse · Aiding and Abetting · Brandishing a Weapon · Elder Abuse · Domestic Battery · Child Pornography · Records Sealing · Child Abuse · Internet Crimes · Grand Jury Indictments · Assault With a Deadly Weapon · Manslaughter · Armed Robbery · Kidnapping · Criminal Threats · Gang Allegations · Resisting Arrest · Attempted Murder · Spousal Battery · Harassment and Stalking · Underage DUI · DUI Drugs · DUI With Accident · Drug Possession · Drug Sales · Prescription Drug Crimes · Drug Cultivation · Robbery · Burglary · Credit Card Fraud · Grand Theft Auto · Carjacking · Embezzlement · Bank Fraud · Health Care Fraud · Mortgage Fraud · Sexual Assault · Statutory Rape · Internet Sex Crimes · Federal Drug Crimes · Wire and Mail Fraud · Vandalism and Graffiti · Child Endangerment. Our criminal defense law firm also handles sexual related cases from the #MeToo Movement.

Licensed Private Investigator On-Site

A strong defense begins with the facts. Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense lawyers work with a premier licensed private investigator.

We don't rely on police investigations - we get the facts ourselves and we can start investigating your case immediately. Pre-Filing Intervention has led to numerous successful results before the case reached the courtroom. It is a well-known fact that witnesses can be swayed or intimidated by the police, and our ability to get recorded statements or physical evidence early in an investigation can prevent that from happening. Witnesses often lose their memory or change their position, so memorializing their statements early is imperative to a successful defense.

Local Criminal Defense Specialists

Our law office is located across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse, the police station, and the prosecutor's office. We also have a law office in Los Angeles, ensuring that early intervention in your case can begin immediately. An aggressive defense can sometimes mean your case is rejected, dismissed, or filed as a misdemeanor rather than a felony.

Recent Courtroom Victories in Los Angles County Criminal Courts

Over our decades of criminal law practice, an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer form our law firm has secured great case results for our clients through aggressive legal representation and pre-filing intervention. Our top-ranked criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles routinely achieves outstanding case results for clients who were facing misdemeanor or felony cases in state, federal and even juvenile courthouses. As former prosecutors, our lawyers have a full understanding on how the criminal justice system works. Our criminal attorneys have developed effective courtroom defense strategies and understand that every case has its own unique set of facts, evidence, and circumstances. Below are a few examples of our Los Angeles courtroom victories by our skilled criminal lawyers:

Felony Case Dropped After Pre-Filing Intervention – Los Angeles Superior Court: Defense witness statements and physical evidence are critical to successfully defending a criminal case, especially at the pre-filing stage. In a recent matter, our Los Angeles criminal defense law firm prevented felony charges being filed against a client following his felony arrest for assaulting tow truck driver who was attempting to repossess their vehicle. Despite the use of a deadly weapon in the incident and a prior felony conviction, the arrest and charges were dropped due to our presentation of defense evidence to the prosecutor that established the tow company was not operating with a valid license, the “repo” men disturbed the client's family in the middle of the night and provided no paperwork to explain their presence, the client had been current on making payments on the car, and that the alleged victims had actually been the aggressors in the ensuing physical confrontation. Our client has now been completely exonerated.

Teenagers Arrested for Burglary No Formal Juvenile Charges – Los Angeles Juvenile Court: In juvenile cases, the emphasis is on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Unlike adult court, in which cases are adjudicated through the formal criminal process after the filing of criminal charges, juvenile cases provide another avenue for resolution before court: informal supervision through the probation department. Recently our juvenile clients were arrested for breaking into vehicles, theft, and being intoxicated. Successful intervention by our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers with law enforcement and the probation department by providing character letters, grades, work history, and making full restitution to the car's owners. The intervention secured an informal resolution, allowing them access to rehabilitative services such as counseling while preventing formal criminal charges being filed against them in juvenile court. Their records will remain clean improving the odds of getting into the best colleges and reaching their professional goals.

TMZ Video Case – From $2M Bail to Probation and Community Work – Los Angeles Superior Court: The Los Angeles County District Attorney indicted our client for numerous charges related to a scheme to sell a video of her fiancé Suge Knight running over two men in a parking lot to TMZ for $55,000. This video evidence was subject to a protective order issued by the trial judge in the Knight case. In their investigation, officers found that our client exchanged texts with TMZ over the sale of the video knowing there was a protective order. The initial bail requested by the prosecutor was over $2 Million, which our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys argued was excessive and unconstitutional. After bail was significantly reduced by the judge, our law firm filed motions to dismiss the case. Eventually our criminal lawyers worked out a plea agreement releasing our client from custody, and placing her on probation. As part of the agreement, the district attorney’s office dropped two other charges against her, including conspiracy to obstruct justice and conspiracy to commit grand theft. Our client had been facing up to three years behind bars. She has now been released, is back with her family, and can petition the court for a misdemeanor and expungement in the future.


California's Proposition 47

November 2014 - California voted into effect this important measure to reduce crimes that were previously felonies to misdemeanors. It permits all those who have been convicted, including those who have already served their sentence, to have their offense deemed a misdemeanor under the new Penal Code section 1170.18. If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for the reduction, find out more information on our California Proposition 47 page.


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Eisner Gorin LLP has been recognized as one of the best U.S. law firms, based on the experience, professionalism, and ethics of its criminal defense lawyers and attorneys. We aggressively defend clients in all Southern California courtrooms on state and federal charges, including DUI, DMV, misdemeanor, felony, juvenile cases, in the following communities and courthouses.

Los Angeles County, CA: Agoura, Altadena, Alhambra, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Century City, Chatsworth, Compton, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Downtown Criminal Court, El Segundo, East Los Angeles, Eastlake, Encino, El Monte, Glendale, Glendora, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Los Angeles Lawyer, La Canada, LAX Court, Los Padrinos, Long Beach, Los Angeles Attorney, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Newhall, Norwalk, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Santa Monica, South Gate, South Pasadena, Sylmar, Torrance, Universal City, Valencia, Van Nuys, West Covina, West Hollywood, Walnut, Westchester, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, Woodland Hills, California. Orange County, CA: Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine Attorney, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, La Palma, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange County Lawyer, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda, California. Ventura County, CA: Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, San Buenaventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village. San Bernardino County, CA: Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland.

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Our firm has the Highest Rating ("A.V. Preeminent") from Martindale-Hubbell, a national lawyers' review company, for professionalism, ethics, and competence.

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Certified Specialist Criminal Law and Defense, State Bar of California Legal Specialization

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Firm partners provide legal commentary on national television and radio. The firm has also litigated a number of high-profile criminal defense matters which have been covered by the media.

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