Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers
Top-Rated Criminal Attorneys Specializing in Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley
Eisner Gorin LLP is a nationally recognized criminal defense law practice devoted to contesting serious felony and misdemeanor accusations in state, federal, and juvenile courtrooms. Both firm partners, Alan Eisner and Dmitry Gorin, are State-Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialists, a distinction given to less than 1% of attorneys in the state. No case is too large, nor too small - they defend one client at a time, as a team.
The defense firm has obtained the highest ratings and national recognition for courtroom results, legal ethics, and professional reputation. Many of the firm's clients are referred by lawyers, or other legal professionals working in the criminal courts. The firm's national distinctions obtained annually include: Super-Lawyers (2010-Present), Pre-Eminent Top 5% Law Firm (2006-Present), AVVO Superb Lawyers (2010-Present), U.S. Best Lawyers. Many of the firm's clients are business owners, lawyers, medical professionals, their families, and other individuals needing the best legal representation in Southern California courtrooms.
Founding partners Alan Eisner and Dmitry Gorin have a long history of zealous advocacy for their clients. Alan Eisner, with over 25 years trial experience, tenaciously defends criminal cases in both State and Federal courts. Dmitry Gorin is nationally-recognized for his trial skills and legal acumen. As a Former Senior District Attorney in the special victims units (sex offense, domestic violence, white-collar crime and gang cases), and a law professor at Pepperdine, Dmitry specializes in defending serious criminal matters. He has been sought out by the LA Times, Court TV, BBC, and other international media organizations for legal commentary on high-profile cases. Alan and Dmitry work together on major misdemeanor and felony cases trials, bringing approximately 50 years of trial experience and legal acumen in front of juries throghout local Southern California Courtrooms.
The firm's associate attorney is Meryl Chambers. Practicing exclusively criminal defense, she aggressively advocates for her clients in court. Meryl has obtained hundreds of successful outcomes for criminal offenses including drunk driving, domestic violence, hit and run, sexual battery, indecent exposure, and other serious allegations facing the firm's clients. Meryl is an integral part of the Eisner Gorin legal team, and brings a strong spirit of advocacy, justice, and tenacity. Clients' testimonials on AVVO.com demonstrate her ability and dedicaton to achieving tremendous results.
The entire team at Eisner Gorin LLP strategizes on each client's case to ensure that you are getting the best and most thorough representation. The firm has a team of investigators and experts who are ready to scrutinize different aspects of your case, obtain witness statements and physical evidecen, even before criminal charges are filed. Early intervention is important - so exculpatory evidence is not missed by the police and courts! The firm's Pre-Filing Intervention practice has caused numerous cases (involving charges of violence, sex offenses, hit and run, white-collar crimes) to be dismissed before court even when arrest has been made.
The basis for an arrest is probable cause, while a court conviction requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Our lawyers' goal is to demonstrate to the prosecutor's office after an arrest, that the case has proof problems, due to lack of credible witnesses, insufficient crime scene investigation and numerous other bases. In this manner, Eisner Gorin works tirellessly on causing the charges to be dropped before court! It is very important to have a criminal defense lawyer defend case even before the arraignment date set in court.
Extensive Experience and An Aggressive Approach In All Los Angeles Courtrooms
Our criminal defense law partners have over 50 years of combined courtroom experience. Martindale-Hubbell has recognized us as a "Preeminent Law Firm," designating us to be a Top 5% United States Law Firm. We understand how police and prosecutors will attempt to build a criminal case. Some defense lawyers choose to take a wait-and-see approach before investigating and working on a criminal case.
We believe time is critical for defense work and understand that the first few days after an arrest are the most important to a police investigation. Facing criminal charges is stressul and overwhelming as the court process can be complicated. Many defendants simply wait too long to consult with a criminal lawyer who could help them remain free while their case proceeds through the court.
Avoiding A Felony Criminal Conviction
A convicted felon in our society carries stigma for the rest of their life, with dim job prospects, inability to obtain professional licensing (i.e. MD, JD, or CPA), and a general perception that the person is somehow not worthy of being in mainstream society. California does provide for an expungement process under Penal Code Section 1203.4, allowing a convicted defendant to withdraw his or her plea, and have the case dismissed after a conviction. However, even when this process is done successfully, the defendant still must report a prior felony conviction to a licensing board or in applying for a government job. The best way to deal with a wobbler felony offense in criminal court, i.e. a case that can be prosecuted as either a felony or a misdemeanor, is to have the felony reduced to a misdemeanor before a conviction occurs.
At Eisner Gorin LLP, our criminal defense lawyers have been successful in reducing a felony to a misdemeanor before conviction in criminal court in cases of Domestic Violence, DUI, Theft, Assault, Counterfeiting, and others. Many of these case did not involve physical injury, and/or full restitution had been made to the victim. Our attorneys regularly file Penal Code 17(b) motions with the court to identify specific reasons for the court to justify a reduction, when the prosecutor is objecting to the reduction: 1) Lack of Prior Record 2) Efforts at Pretrial Rehabilitation 3) Future Prospects in School and Work 4) Family Dynamics 5) Character and Reputation in the Community.
A recent specific example involved an incident between college students, where the alleged victim sustained a broken nose. The judge reduced the offense to a misdemeanor and the case was ultimately dismissed by the prosecution. Importantly the client ended up with a clean record, can now apply to graduate school, and proceed with professional licensing without worry about a criminal conviction. In sum, a criminal defense specialist should do everything possible to prevent a felony conviction, even though the expungement process may be available.
Type of Criminal Cases We Handle
Los Angeles DUI Attorneys
Eisner Gorin LLP specializes in the aggressive defense of DUI charges resulting from drunk driving arrests throughout Los Angeles, including the San Fernando Valley. We are available 24/7 to provide immediate assistance and have two office locations in Los Angeles County.
Driving under the influence is the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while impared by alcohol or drugs, or operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol conceration (BAC) of 0.008% or higher. Our top-rated criminal defense law firm has successfully defended clients against a wide array of drunk driving charges, including DUI, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, underage DUI, DUI causing injury, unlawful police stop, and DMV hearings.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers
We have a track record of success in all types of criminal cases in all Los Angeles County, including theft crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, federal crimes, domestic violence, restraining orders, three strike cases, hit and run, manslaughter, white collar crimes, internet crimes, bench & arrest warrants, expungements, probation violations. among others.
We also provide aggressive legal defense against sex crime charges. Eisner Gorin LLP, Top-Rated Los Angeles sex crime defense lawyers have repeatedly been recognized as a Preeminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, a lawyers' review company, which places us in the top 5% of all U.S. law firms. A conivtion for a criminal sex offense and can lead to many years in a California state prison and mandatory sex offender registration for life. Under California's Megan Law, all convicted sex offenders are required to list their name on the sex offender registry for an indefinite amount of time. In our experience, we have learned that innocent individuals are sometimes falsely accused of sex crimes, most commonly in cases of date rape, sexual assault and lewd acts with a child.
Contact our Firm for a Free Consultation
If you are under a criminal investigation or have been arrested for a criminal offense, we would like to sit down with you to discuss you case. Our experienced legal team will evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options. We have 2 office locations in Los Angeles County. Our main office is directly across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse. We specialize in defending criminal cases in the Van Nuys Court, San Fernando Court, Burbank Court, Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building, LAX Airport Court, and Santa Clarita Court.
We are available 24/7 to take you call and offer a free case evaluation. Call our law firm at (877) 781-1570.