Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, California
May 2016: Client receives a reduced misdemeanor assault charge after originally facing multiple felony charges. Our client faced numerous felony charges after an incident outside a Chatsworth home on Halloween 2015. He was one of three men accused of beating up a man who was handing out candy to children. The defendants spotted a man in a Halloween mask acting strage and giving kids candy from a tray. After they confronted him, they will not able to get a straight answer, so they worried he might harm the children. They escorted him from the area, but he returned several times. They restrained him and called police, but he lost consciousness. Michael Goldstein argued he was acting to protect children and was quoted in the article: "As confident as we were that jury would have ultimately acquitted him, we realize that there always risks associated with trial and appreciate the hard work and consideration the District Attorney put into this case and the fact that they carefully considered the substantial investigation done by the defense. My client and others responded to the erratic and bizarre behavior by the other party, who refused to leave the area after being asked several times."
July 2017: Veteran LAPD detective sharply criticized plea deal for firefighter in Halloween assault case. A member of LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division told the judge he had never seen a case with the evidence and physical injuries like those inflicted on the victim result in a misdemeanor plea deal, according to transcripts of the sentencing of an off-duty firefighter who was charged with assault. The detective read aloud a statement from the victim, who called the misdemeanor conviction and lack of jail time a "light sentence" that was an insult. The detectove also said the Los Angles police department and his commanding officers don't feel the penalty is just. The victims attorney accuded the district attorney's office of giving the firefighter preferential treatment, which was denied by prosecutors and the firefighter's attorney, Michael Goldstein.
Local Attorney and Pan Pacific Park Advisory Board member Michael Goldstein is working to help the community. Miami Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire and local Los Angeles artist Retna, came together for the first installment of “In the Paint,” a series of events at which kids join artists and basketball players to paint and play. Stoudemire also donated $20,000 to the park, the largest in history from an NBA player. Mr. Goldstein reached out to Retna and Stoudemire to organize an event to give back to the park.
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Specializing in Courtrooms in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita, Ventura County, and Riverside County.
If you are facing criminal charges, it's absolutely crucial that you obtain experienced legal counsel right away. Without the representation of a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer, there is a much higher chance that you will be convicted of your charges. If convicted, you could be sentenced to any number of penalties that will have a serious effect on your life for many years to come. To increase your chances of avoiding a conviction and life-altering criminal penalties, it's best to hire an experienced, skilled, and dedicated Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to handle your case and defend you in court. An attorney can make sure your rights are protected and that you have the aggressive defense you need to fight your criminal charges. Our successful courtroom results speak for themselves.
Goldstein Law Group - A Firm Built on Client Loyalty & Referrals Since 1975
We are committed to aggressively defending those charged with a crime. With more than four decades of combined experience in criminal law, James A. Goldstein and Michael A. Goldstein have defended thousands of clients, and have been able to help countless people avoid criminal convictions that would have been devastating to their reputations and their future. We strongly believe in the phrase, "innocent until proven guilty," and are very serious about our duty to prove our clients' innocence. Regardless of how serious, complicated, or complex a case may be, we are committed to aggressively protecting the rights of our clients during the most difficult time of their lives. Our firm was established on the principle that every client is our most important client. This sense of dedication and respect has rewarded us with 35 years of client loyalty and referrals.
At the Goldstein Law Offices, we offer defense representation in multiple areas of criminal law, including: drug crimes, such as
drug possession and
drug possession for sale,
DUI (drunk driving),
medical marijuana cases.
The Most Trusted Criminal Defense Team in California
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, selecting a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney will be the most important decision you may ever be faced with. Your freedom is too important! When facing criminal charges, you should seek the representation of a skilled defense lawyer who not only has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the criminal laws and court process, but who also has a proven record of winning criminal cases. We have protected the rights of the accused since 1975, and possess the experience needed to take on the toughest cases. In addition to our commitment to provide exceptional legal service, we work tirelessly to ensure that each client receives the personal attention and respect they deserve.
To discuss your criminal charges with a Los Angeles or Palm Springs criminal defense lawyer at our firm, please contact our law firm today!
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February 2016 - Not just an attorney, a genuine caring human being - I met Michael A Goldstein in 2010 after I experienced my first DUI. I've never been in trouble with the law I was petrified and scared. Michael assured me that he would handle all details and he did without a doubt. 2013 a year I will never forget, I experienced some severe issues with alcoholism. I was in one accident and arrested eight months later and faced myself with another two DUI counts in 1 year! Again not understanding the legal system or the language of law that I was facing, Michael again assisted me in handling every detail and assuring me that we would get through this together. He also stood by me while I seeked treatment, simply put...he cared!
It has not been an easy road but I followed what was suggested and I'm grateful so many ways to be able to share that Michael was not just my attorney but a caring compassionate and empathetic human being. When you follow directions and do what is told especially for me who did not understand and still struggles with the legal system, a lot of hard work paid off and I did everything that I was supposed to do and more! I'm almost three years sober now and it has changed my life when I think of the law I think of Michael A Goldstein. Judges & courts recognize those who help themselves. Michael has the best interest of the client at heart even though sometimes we are not always right.
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