Van Nuys Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Lawyer in Van Nuys, California

A Van Nuys criminal defense lawyer should be contacted at once if you have been charged with committing a misdemeanor, felony or federal crime. You will need immediate protection and representation by an experienced criminal defense firm that will know what actions to take regarding your defense. This includes cases involving forgery, grand theft, insider trading, manslaughter, murder/homicide, public corruption, RICO, tax evasion and weapons charges, as well as arson, assault & battery, bribery, child pornography and child molestation.

Okabe & Haushalter has decades of combined legal experience representing clients in criminal matters, including cases involving domestic violence, drunk in public, embezzlement and extortion. We can also assist you with criminal accusations involving white collar crimes, computer crimes, federal crimes, fraud crimes and hate crime, as well as drug cases, juvenile cases, sex crimes defense, and DUI defense. Attorney Ryan Okabe and Mark Haushalter are seasoned legal professionals that will make sure you have a well-prepared defense.

Arrests in Van Nuys

When you have been arrested, you will brought before a judge within 24 hours, where the charges against you will be read. It is important that an attorney is present at your arraignment to fight for your release or prevent a high bail amount from being set. The earlier a lawyer can begin work on your case, the more options you will usually have regarding your defense. It will also improve your chances of a reduction in charges, case dismissal or deferred sentencing. We know what to expect from the prosecution and how to counter their tactics and efforts to achieve a conviction. Our firm is also skilled at evaluating and disputing even the most complex technical evidence.

A guilty verdict in a criminal case can affect your life in many different ways. Your sentencing can include incarceration, as well as fines, community service, victim restitution and asset seizure. Your driver's license may also be suspended and you may be required to participate in an alcohol or drug treatment program. If you have a prior criminal record and have been sentenced under the state's Three Strikes law, your penalties will be greatly enhanced. Our firm has a long and successful track record representing individuals charged with committing a crime, and will do everything we can to make sure you have the best defense possible.

Contact a Van Nuys criminal defense lawyer for informed legal counsel and committed representation if you have been arrested.

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