Okabe & Haushalter is a respected criminal defense firm that provides clients that have been charged with a criminal offense with legal advice and representation. Contact a Hawthorne criminal defense lawyer at our office if you have been arrested for arson, assault & battery, bribery, child pornography, child molestation, domestic violence, drunk in public, embezzlement, extortion or forgery. We also help individuals charged with grand theft, insider trading, manslaughter, murder/homicide, public corruption, RICO, tax evasion and weapons charges.
Our firm has many years of experience in sex crimes defense and DUI defense and will build a tough defense if you have been accused of white collar crimes, computer crimes, federal crimes, fraud crimes or a hate crime. The attorneys at our firm are also skilled defenders in drug cases and juvenile cases and can assist you with DMV hearings and appeals. Attorneys Ryan Okabe and Mark Haushalter are all seasoned legal professionals with an extensive misdemeanor, felony, and federal trial experience.
When you have been arrested for committing a crime, the level of charges you are facing will depend on the facts of your case. If you have been accused of a crime against a minor, an offense that involved the use of a deadly weapon, or a criminal act that resulted in injuries or fatalities, you will most likely be charged with a felony. A guilty verdict in a felony case, particularly if you have a prior criminal record, can result in many years of incarceration in a state prison. If you are convicted of a third strike under the state’s Three Strikes law, you will be sentenced to life imprisonment. In any criminal matter, hiring a defense lawyer as soon as possible to begin work on your case is extremely important and can affect the outcome of your legal situation. Our firm will make sure your rights are not violated, any witnesses to the incident are thoroughly interviewed, and the evidence against you is properly evaluated. We will also protect your rights during questioning if you are under investigation for a serious crime.