Southern California Criminal Courts
Santa Barbara - Figueroa Courthouse 118 E. Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you have been charged for a local, state or federal crime, you need to make every effort possible to avoid a conviction. Criminal charges that lead to a conviction can have a lasting impact on your life. You could be facing time in a county jail or a California state prison, followed by a period of probation or parole. In addition, you could be ordered to pay large fines or restitution. The long term consequences could mean loss or your job, difficulty in obtaining new employment, and trouble finding housing. Do not risk your family's future without an aggressive fight.
Legal Defense Against Criminal Charges
At Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, our Santa Barbara criminal lawyers will use our experience and extensive knowledge to help you resolve your case with the best possible outcome. In most cases, choosing the right lawyer is the most important decision you will make. Retaining a skilled defense lawyer who has a proven track record of success will make a difference in the outcome of your criminal case.
Our criminal defense law firm has been successful defending our clients against any type of offense, including violent crimes, such as domestic violence, murder, attempted murder, assault & battery, manslaughter, robbery, armed robbery, kidnapping, gang crimes, carjacking, and criminal threats. Drug crimes, such as possession, sales, distribution, manufacturing, transportation, cultivation of illegal narcotics like methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, and marijuana.
State or Federal Sex Crime Charges
Sex crime criminal charges are often the most serious felony charges that a defendant could face. In California, legal penalties for sexual related offenses are severe and often include mandatory sex offender registration. In addition to the legal penalties imposed for conviction, the defendant will usually face a social outcry due to the nature of the offense. Also, a conviction could mean that the defendant's personal information will be made available to the public, such as Megan's Law website. A defendant's entire life can be ruined for a single sex crime conviction.
Therefore, if you have been arrested or under investigation for a sexual realted offense, you need to take immediate action by contacting a Santa Barbara sex crime attorney at our law firm. In this manner, you are taking a preventative measure that could have an immense impact on the final case outcome your ability to avoid the associated criminal penalties and a ruined career.
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers are familiar with defending any type of sex crime, including child pornography, child molestation, sexting, indecent exposure, rape, sexual assault, failure to register, statutory rape, sex with a minor, sodomy, oral copulation with a minor and lewd conduct. We also handle federal sex offenses, including internet sex crimes, that include chat room solicitation, internet pornography, and possession of obscene material.
Federal Criminal Offenses
If you have been contacted by federal agents about an ongoing investigation, it is critical that you speak with a Los Angeles federal criminal attorney right away. An experienced defense lawyer at our law firm can offer you legal advise and whether you may be at risk of facing formal federal criminal charges. If you are involved in a federal criminal investigation and believe you may be a suspect in a federal offense, you will need a skilled defense lawyer to aggressively defend your legal rights. We can assist you inside and outside of a federal court, before formal charges are been filed against you.
Federal criminal offenses are complex cases that have the potential for severe legal penalties. Federal crimes are prosecuted by the United States Attorney's office, which has substantial more resources than a state prosecutor. In addition, prosecutors at the federal level usually have a much higher level of training and experience than state prosecutor's. This is why it is so important that you retain a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with federal laws and the federal court system.
Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys in Santa Barbara
Our federal defense lawyers are experienced in defending clients facing any type of federal offenses, including computer crimes, RICO conspiracy violations, bank robbery, weapons violations, terrorist threats, hate crimes, antitrust violations, warrants, public corruption, federal drug crimes, federal sex crimes, obstruction of justice, false statements, and we offer representation in grand jury hearings. We have also successfully defended clients facing fraud crimes, such as real estate fraud, insurance fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, accounting fraud, and wire and mail fraud.
Over or decades of criminal defense practice, we have also provided legal representation to clients facing white collar crimes, including forgery, tax evasion, corporate fraud, consumer fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, extortion, insider trading, bribery, counterfeiting, and money laundering.
With the increase of federal crimes committed online, we have had success defending clients facing internet criminal offenses, including ponzi and pyramid schemes, securities and investment fraud, credit card fraud, EBay or auction fraud, and online solicitation of a minor.
Contact an Experienced Criminal Lawyer
Any conviction for a felony, or federal offense will have adverse effects on your personal and professional relationships, career, and opportunities in life. You must choose a qualified criminal defense law firm that has proven skills and the resources needed to provide an effective legal defense against your criminal charges. Our defense lawyers will aggressively fight for your best interests, and thoroughly investigate the police reports and evidence in your case to build the a strong defense. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and explain how we can help you.