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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

Legal Representation for All Misdemeanor and Felony Crimes

If you've been charged with a crime, or if you have reason to believe you are being investigated for a crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at our law firm immediately to discuss your legal options. Your consultation is free. Over our decades of practice in criminal law, we have developed effective courtroom and negotiation skills that can result in the best possible outcome of your case. Any conviction can potentially carry significant penalties and create a criminal record that could follow you for years. An experienced lawyer can help to protect your rights at all times.

During this difficult time, it is critical that you retain a highly qualified law firm that has a thorough understanding of the criminal court system. Every case is unique and the details of your arrest and evidence against you must be thoroughly examined by a defense lawyer in order to build an effective legal defense. If necessary, we are always prepared to take your case to trail to fight for a "not guilty" verdict. Your decision on which attorney to retain can can a direct impact on your personal and professional life.

Law Firm Dedicated Exclusively to Criminal Defense

At Cron, Israels & Stark, all our attorneys focus exclusively on criminal defense and we fight aggressively to see that our clients are protected at every stage of the investigation process. We will fully investigate every aspect of your case to ensure that your constitutional rights were not violated at any time. We work with a broad network of skilled professionals to review evidence and ensure that everything was handled properly. As necessary, we will challenge any evidence obtained outside of the proper protocols, enabling us to provide you with a strong and effective defense.

Criminal Lawyers for All Types of Crimes

Our firm is proficient in providing you excellent legal counsel for a wide range of criminal charges, including those that relate to drug crimes, theft crimes, federal charges, violent crimes, sex crimes, juvenile crimes, DUI and a number of other offenses. Our extensive experience enables us to develop compelling cases for clients in the face of virtually any type of criminal charge, whether it involves a delicate matter such as child pornography, child molestation, statutory rape, sex offender registration, or sexual battery or relates to a complex financial crime such as alleged health care fraud or credit card fraud. We have the tenacity to take on cases where our clients' very lives may be on the line, such as in the face of murder or manslaughter charges. Some other key types of criminal offenses we handle include, but are not limited to: battery, assault, child abuse, robbery, domestic violence, computer crimes, drug trafficking, prostitution and probation violations. We welcome you to call us at your earliest convenience to discuss your particular case and options.

Retain Powerful Legal Defense in Los Angeles

Our legal staff understands that this can be one of the most devastating times in your life. Having to face criminal charges can be frightening and overwhelming. Most individuals have never faced anything like this in their life and will have no knowledge of the workings of the criminal justice system. You need a professional at a time like this that can answer your questions and keep you fully informed of the status of your case every step of the way. Because our firm has extensive experience handling these types of cases, you can feel confident that you will have the strong legal counsel you need during this difficult time.

No criminal case is too big or small. We can defend you against simple misdemeanor crimes or the most serious felony cases. We will always attempt to have your case dismissed prior to the filing of formal charges. If the prosecutor has already filed charges against you, we are skilled courtroom negotiators and will seek a reduction in the charges or a complete case dismissal. If a case dismissal is not possible, we will attempt to keep you out of jail by seeking sentencing alternatives, including electronic monitoring, house arrest, community service, alcohol or drug rehabilitation, proposition 36, drug court, or deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). If it becomes necessary to take your case to trial, we will attempt to obtain a "not guilty" verdict. We will not just simply seek to negotiate a plea bargain, which means you would have to enter a "guilty" or "no content" plea to the court.

Our Los Angeles defense lawyers will guide you through every step of the complex criminal justice system. Any type of misdemeanor or felony criminal charges need to be promptly addressed by a skilled lawyer who understands California law and the local courts.

If you have been arrested or under investigation for a criminal offense in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Ventura County, it is critical that you obtain the legal services of a defense lawyer who has experience defending the type of case you have been charged with. these type cases. We have successfully helped people resolve their legal issues for decades. We are available around the clock to discuss your case. Contact our law firm today for a free case consultation with one of our skilled lawyers. We are committed to reaching a favorable outcome of your case and we will utilize every legal resource at our disposal toward that end. You can rest assured that you are important to us and that we will treat you with the respect you deserve.

Client Testimonial - Steve Cron

We have the highest respect and are very grateful for having Mr. Cron defend our son in a case where he was charged initially with "assault with a deadly weapon", then reduced to a felony "assault to cause great bodily harm". While our son was home for summer break from college, he attended a birthday party at a popular west side restaurant. Late in the evening, an argument broke out, a brawl ensued and four young men had been cut with a knife. The party goer who had the knife admitted to the police that it was his and he was the only person with a knife.

As parents we reached out to a family member who is a very well respected Aviation attorney to see if he could recommend the correct attorney for our case. It was Steven Cron. I called and set an appointment to meet with Mr. Cron. He could not have been more kind and knowledgable. He suggested we call our son who was back at school and so we called right then and there! My son flew down to meet Mr Cron and showed him the location where the brawl took place, in order for Mr Cron to picture for himself what things looked like. How many lawyers would do that? I was impressed. At two court appointments preceding the preliminary trial, I was impressed with his interactions with members of the court. I could tell he was both known, well liked and respected by all, including the Judges.

After a day long preliminary hearing, where Steve was calm and professional, asking all the right questions of witnesses, he moved to have the case dismissed. The prosecutor fired back with a flood of accusations about our son. Mr. Cron, still composed gave four or five statements of facts and conclusions. The Judge dismissed all charges against our son! We can't say enough about Steve and his assistant Liz. They treated us like family. If you, a family member or friend needs the best legal representation, we would recommend Steve Cron as the man to hire!

Case Results

June 2015 - Van Nuys Superior Court - Battery & Child Abuse Charges Dismissed - Attorney Philip Israels and Sam Israels client was charged with battery and child abuse in Van Nuys. She also had 4 probation violations trailing. We investigated and determined that she had a very defensible case. We tracked down witnesses who verified our client’s version of the events. On the fourth day of trial after the defense had put on their case and before the parties did closing arguments, the prosecutor asked the court to dismiss the charges. The judge declined to violate our client on the probation violations and she walked out of the court room and left the building arm in arm with her husband.

October 2015 - Los Angeles Superior Court - Not Guilty Verdict in Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Mayhem Case - Client was charged with Assault with a deadly weapon and Mayhem charges. Case stemmed from a fight between four ladies at a dance club at 3am. Client was accused of hitting another lady with the stiletto from a high heeled shoe. The gash on victim’s forehead required 12 stitches. DA’s offer was 3 years in the state prison. Phil and Sam Israels took the case to trial. Jury deliberated and came back NOT GUILTY on all counts. Clients left courtroom with her mother arm in arm.

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  • Office Location:
    401 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite# 1200
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Phone: (310) 451-9888
  • Office Location:
    11755 Wilshire Blvd.
    15th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Phone: (424) 372-3112
  • Office Location:
    1541 Ocean Ave.
    Suite# 200
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Phone: (310) 451-9888

Contact our Law Firm today to discuss your case.

1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cron, Israels & Stark
Office Addresses
401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200 Santa Monica, CA 90401. Phone: (310) 451-9888 View Map
11755 Wilshire Blvd., 15th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90025. Phone: (424) 372-3112 View Map
1541 Ocean Ave., #200 Santa Monica, CA 90401. Phone: (310) 451-9888 View Map