Criminal & DUI Defense Attorneys In Redondo Beach Since 1987
South Bay criminal defense lawyers, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff are former deputy DAs in Torrance Court with over 70 of years collective experience securing successful case results for clients arrested in Redondo Beach.
If you have been arrested in the Redondo Beach area for a DUI or any other criminal offense, you must take proactive measures and seek out a criminal defense attorney with extensive defense experience in Torrance Court. Being a suspect or defendant in a criminal case is stressful due to the immediate and future consequences of a conviction. Therefore, it is crucial that you protect your rights and interests by retaining an established criminal defense attorney with experience successfully defending cases similar to yours. The senior managing attorneys at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP are top rated criminal defense lawyers and former Torrance Court prosecutors. Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff are annually recognized independent lawyer rating organizations such as Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and the Criminal Law Section of the California Board of Legal Specialization. If you have been arrested for a criminal or DUI charge in Redondo Beach, call our criminal defense firm today at (424) 757-0865 for a FREE case evaluation.
Over Three Decades Exclusively Defending Clients Against Misdemeanor And Felony Charges
A solid legal defense must be built early on in your case through proactive investigation and preparation. A skilled criminal attorney with experienced dealings with Redondo Beach prosecutors and police can anticipate every move the police and prosecution will make before they make them. Redondo Beach criminal lawyers, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff have utilized this proactive and aggressive approach with great success over the last three decades to achieve positive case results on criminal matters involving:
Drunk driving charges are most often prosecuted as misdemeanors under California Vehicle Code 23152 or felony DUI under VC 23153. DUI arrests are common in Redondo Beach and can involve alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two intoxicants. Since the majority of DUI charges in Redondo Beach are of the alcohol variety, most arrests involve the El Segundo DMV driver safety office as a separate independent legal action to the criminal court case. The role of the DMV in alcohol involved drunk driving cases make DUI defense unique and complex and therefore, the experience of your DUI attorney will be key to the successful outcome of your case.
Possession of a controlled substance is now considered a misdemeanor drug charge after many years of gradual decriminalization. However, drug crimes do remain serious criminal matters, especially if you have been arrested for drug possession with intent to sell or distribute. As a felony drug charge, illegal drug sales is ineligible for drug diversion unlike simple drug possession, and the punishment can be significant. Whether your case involves Cocain, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, or Ecstasy, a defense lawyer experienced in drug charges can improve your chances of maintaining your clean record through drug diversion, getting rehabilitative treatment over jail time, or in the most serious felony drug crimes, securing probation instead of a state prison sentence.
Among the most common criminal charges in Redondo Beach, theft crimes include petty theft, shoplifting, grand theft, embezzlement, forgery, burglary, and fraud. Your sentencing exposure and chances of receiving diversion or a plea to a lesser offense greatly hinge greatly on your prior criminal history, as well as the amount of the theft. In addition to the varying range of punishments you could receive on a Redondo Beach theft charge, the consequences of theft conviction can end one’s career. Therefore, theft crimes should not be taken lightly even though low level first offense misdemeanors such as petty theft and shoplifting rarely result in jail time. The real punishment for a theft crime conviction is the damage it can you to your future employment advancement or prospects.
Misdemeanor and felony sex crimes are among the most severely punished criminal offenses in Redondo Beach and the rest of the South Bay. Not only do sex crimes carry long jail or state prison sentences, most sex charges, especially cases where a child was allegedly victimized, carry mandatory registration as a sex offender for life. Sex crimes defense is very complex, specialized area of criminal defense practice and the consequences of an unqualified sex crime attorney can have irreversible repercussions that cannot be undone. Common sex crime arrests in Redondo Beach include rape, child molestation, indecent exposure, prostitution, lewd act in public, child annoyance, and child pornography.
Domestic Violence Charges
Due to the overwhelming majority of domestic violence crimes going largely unreported in Redondo Beach, police and prosecutors respond aggressively to all allegations of spousal abuse, domestic battery, and other domestic violence related offenses such as vandalism, terrorist or criminal threats, stalking, and child endangerment. Moreso than any other crime in the South Bay, domestic violence allegations often result in arrests with minimal evidence and without the consent or urging of the alleged victim. Domestic violence charges, much like other “wobbler” offenses, can be either prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on factors such as the seriousness of injuries and your prior criminal history. Furthermore, victims cannot simply recant and demand that charges be dropped, thus ending the case or investigation.
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Our experience and reputation in complex criminal defense litigation in Torrance Court are what separates us from the other criminal defense lawyers in the South Bay. Whether you are seeking a jury acquittal on a felony case or a reduction of your misdemeanor DUI charge down to Wet Reckless, our criminal & DUI lawyers legal background and reputation to ensure you stand the best chance of achieving the outcome you are seeking. Call today at (424) 757-0865 for a FREE consultation or to schedule a meeting at our South Bay office location in Torrance.