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Being convicted of a crime can dramatically affect your personal and professional life and can be very frustrating and confusing. We are a top-rated team of experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation to anyone charged or under investigation for a crime.

Practice Areas - Cron, Israels & Stark
Our top-ranked Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to providing superior legal representation.

The primary goal at the law firm of Cron, Israels & Stark is to provide you with outstanding defense strategies to obtain superior results.

We serve clients on any type of criminal matter. If you or a family member have been arrested, or under criminal investigation, call our law firm for a free case evaluation.

After an arrest in California, your first appearance in court is almost an arraignment, where you will be told of the criminal charges against you and asked to enter a plea.

If necessary, we can also seek a bail reduction if you bail is set too high. It's important to understand the difference between a California arrest warrant and a search warrant.

With more than 50 years of combined criminal law experience, we understand the  criminal justice system is tough. Our lawyers have the experience and courtroom negotiation skills to handle all types of California misdemeanors and felony matters.

We can also help you with a motion to withdraw a plea. You may be eligible for alternative sentencing, rather then spending time in jail.

Our criminal lawyers focus exclusively on criminal defense and our primary goal is to obtain the best possible case result.  If you are under investigation or arrested for a crimes, you might be facing life-altering consequences. Contact us to review your case and legal options.

Defending All Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

We aggressively represent our clients facing both felony and misdemeanor offenses. The main difference between a misdemeanor and a felony offense is the level of punishment. A misdemeanor crimes is less serious punishable by up to one year in county jail and fines, but many will involve no jail time.

California Penal Code Sections 664 and 21(a) are the statutes that descried attempted crimes. In other words, attempting to commit a crime is itself a crime, and a separate offense that can be charged on its own.

A felony is a serious crime punishable by time in a California state prison by sixteen months or more, including life in prison and carries collateral consequences such as loss of gun rights, loss of a professional license, and deportation. There are some crimes in California when a prosecutor has the discretion to file the case as either a misdemeanor or felony misdemeanor crime – commonly known as a “wobbler.”

Some of our practice areas include the following:

Drug Crimes

From simple drug possession charges, drug sales, drug paraphernalia, prescription, to drug trafficking, drug crimes typically carry serious penalties. Our criminal defense firm represents clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area facing all types of drug-related offenses involving marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, methamphetamines, and crack. We also defend clients who are facing federal drug offenses.


DUI, which is driving under the influence, is one of the most commonly charged crimes in California. A DUI conviction carries time in county jail, license suspension, fines, mandatory counseling, and significant increases in insurance costs. If you have been arrested for DUI, it's critical to retain an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible to avoid these harsh penalties and to have the best chance at a favorable outcome. If you refuse DUI chemical tests, you will face additional penalties.

Domestic Violence

Our law firm has vast experience defending clients against all types of domestic violence related offenses. This includes child abuse, child endangerment, criminal threats, witness intimidation, protective orders, restraining orders, same-sex domestic violence, spousal abuse, and stalking. A domestic violence conviction carries significant legal penalties. Our lawyers will work aggressively to obtain the best possible outcome on your case.

Theft Crimes

From simple shoplifting charges to grand theft, auto theft, burglary, forgery, identity theft, insurance fraud, welfare fraud, money laundering, organized fraud, and receiving stolen property. A theft crime conviction can result in serious penalties. The best approach to fighting a theft crime allegation is to retain a lawyer who understands the best possible legal defense strategies against your specific charges.

Violent Crimes

Our law firm has a track record of success defending client's who have been accused of any type of violent crime. This includes assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, attempted murder, battery, carjacking, firearm offenses, kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, and armed robbery. Clearly, a conviction for a violent offense will result in serious felony penalties and it's critical to retain an attorney as soon as possible.

Juvenile Crimes

When a minor under the age of 18 has been accused of a crime, they will face legal proceedings in the juvenile court system, which operates much differently than state  courts. Our law firm is experienced in protecting the rights of minors. We handle all types of juvenile offenses, including possession of alcohol, drug possession, dependency proceedings, crimes at school, sex crimes, and vandalism.

Federal Crimes

Federal crimes will typically involve federal agencies with significant resources like the FBI, DEA and IRS. This means federal crimes requires a different level of defense counsel. At our law firm, we handle all types of federal charges including health care fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, RICO conspiracy, weapon offenses, and white collar crimes.

Sex Crimes

Of all crimes, sexual related offenses generate the most attention and will carry substantial legal consequences if convicted, including lifetime registration as a sex offender. Our law firm handles any type of sex crime accusation, including child molestation, child pornography, indecent exposure, gang rape, lewd and lascivious battery, prostitution and solicitation, sexual battery, rape, and statutory rape.

Other Offenses

Our California criminal defense lawyers also handle other common types of issues. This includes fraud crimes, white collar crimes criminal appeals, embezzlement, disorderly conduct, evading arrest, expungements, extraditions, forfeitures, obstruction of justice, probation violations, suspended license injury, reckless driving, driving on a sidewalk, solicitation to commit a crime, resisting arrest, invasion of privacy.

Some might be charged at a state or federal level and are typically highly technical in nature due to complex financial transactions. We can also help you reduce a felony conviction to a misdemeanor and file a motion for factual innocence.

Contact us to Prepare Your Defense

If you have been charged with a California crime, there are a wide range of common defenses to fight the case and avoid a conviction, but of course will all depend on the specific details and circumstances of the case.

After you have been accused or arrested for a crime, you will most likely feel a bit overwhelmed and not certain of what immediate steps you need to take. The first step is to contact our law firm in order to closely review all the specific details and circumstances.

Every case has a unique set of facts that will need to be thoroughly examined in order to start preparing an effective defense strategy. When you contact our law firm, a member of our legal team will ensure you understand your legal rights and options.

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