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Los Angeles Violent Crime Defense Lawyer

Defending Against Violent Crime Charges in Los Angeles County

If you face allegations, questioning, or arrest for a violent crime in Los Angeles, you want someone with experience, resources, and know-how on your side. Having a strong Los Angeles criminal defense attorney could make a difference in your case. You want to work with someone who defends clients facing serious charges regularly—and wins. 

Let a violent crime defense lawyer from Saffari Law Group represent your best interests and advocate for your future. You do not have to fight accusations of a serious criminal act without help. Contact our criminal defense firm to learn how we handle cases like yours during your initial consultation. 

Why Choose a Violent Crime Defense Lawyer from Saffari Law Group?

Accusations of a violent crime can leave defendants facing dire consequences. An experienced Los Angeles violent crimes lawyer from our firm can provide a robust and effective legal defense unique to each case. The success of your defense may depend on having an advocate who knows how to take decisive action and has a track record of success

Attorney Ninaz Saffari has built a reputation as a successful trial lawyer since 2005. In 2016, she founded Saffari Law Group so those facing accusations of wrongdoing had somewhere to turn. Our criminal defense attorney is here to help if you were arrested or have been contacted by the police, a detective, CPS, the FBI, or another agency.

Our Criminal Defense Lawyer Represents Defendants Accused of All Types of Violent Crimes in Los Angeles

Under California law, a violent crime is defined as any criminal offense that involves using or threatening physical force or violence against another individual. These types of crimes are often considered very serious offenses and carry significant penalties if convicted. 

The penalties for violent crimes in California vary depending on: 

  • The specific offense committed, whether they are misdemeanor or felony charges
  • The circumstances surrounding the crime
  • The defendant’s criminal history

However, you could face fines, jail or prison time, and other consequences. The scope of violent crimes is broad and can include everything from assault and battery and domestic violence to kidnapping, sex crimes, and murder. If you face allegations or charges for a crime that involves violence, the threat of violence, or a shooting offense, our team is here for you. We can discuss your case and begin representing you today.  

What Do I Need to Know About Gang Enhancement in Los Angeles County?

In Los Angeles County, gang enhancement is often used to increase the potential penalties accused parties could face if convicted. Labeling Black and Latino men as “documented” or “admitted” gang members has been an issue of great concern for more than two decades. 

The charge of gang membership can have a deeply negative impact on a defendant’s life regardless of the outcome of their case. It can stand as a separate crime unto itself, be used for increasing time behind bars when convicted of another crime, or cause problems for the defendant down the road if they have another interaction with officers.

Our violent crime lawyer knows how to develop a strong legal strategy to mitigate the harm this type of enhancement causes or remove it entirely. We understand how important this is to our client’s case and their future.

Criminal Defense

Possible Defenses to Violent Crimes Charges

Sometimes, our criminal defense attorney can stop charges from being filed entirely. If we can clear your name early, it might prevent you from needing a strong legal strategy and representation while navigating the criminal justice system. However, this is rare. Instead, we usually need to employ a criminal defense specific to your circumstances and your case. Some possible defenses include: 

  • Self-Defense: You acted to protect yourself or others from imminent harm.
  • Defense of Others: You acted to protect another person from harm.
  • Defense of Property: The use of force was necessary to protect property from being taken or damaged.
  • Mistaken Identity: Someone else was the perpetrator of the crime.
  • Alibi: You were somewhere else at the time the crime occurred.
  • Lack of Intent: You did not intend to commit the violent act.
  • Insanity: You were not mentally competent at the time of the crime.
  • Duress or Coercion: Someone forced you into committing the violent act under threat of harm.
  • Entrapment: Law enforcement officers persuaded you to commit a crime you would otherwise not have committed.

Developing a strong criminal defense strategy and fighting charges is a challenging, complex, and stressful task. It often requires a thorough investigation and presentation of evidence in court. This is where a qualified attorney can make a dramatic difference in your case. We may be able to use one or more of these arguments to:

  • Stop the prosecution from filing criminal charges
  • Get the charges dropped
  • Bar evidence from the case
  • Reduce the severity of your charges
  • Negotiate for a less harsh sentence (e.g., less jail time)

We have a history of success, stopping criminal charges from being filed or getting them dropped or reduced. For example, we had a client who was facing one year in jail for domestic battery as well as deportation and expulsion from college. Ninaz convinced the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to not file charges. The client’s criminal record was also cleared.

When Should I Contact a Los Angeles Violent Crime Defense Attorney?

We recommend contacting our Los Angeles team as soon as you learn about the case against you. This could include:

  • When law enforcement officers arrest you
  • When you learn there is a warrant for your arrest
  • When the police want to question you about a crime
  • When you learn there are allegations of criminal activity

The earlier you have our criminal defense law firm on your case, the better. We can represent you to the court from the start, advocating for your best interests, protecting your rights, and fighting for a more favorable outcome. 

Contact Our Los Angeles Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer Today

If you face charges, you want a Los Angeles violent crimes lawyer who isn’t afraid of the courtroom and knows how to win. Although facing violent crime accusations is scary, you do not have to face these charges on your own. Our experienced attorney is ready to defend your reputation and fight for your future. 

Contact Saffari Law Group today to get started with our Los Angeles violent crime lawyer.