VAN NUYS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
If you have been arrested in Van Nuys, CA, you need an experienced Van Nuys Criminal Defense Attorney who knows this area well. The Van Nuys Court is a ”branch court” meaning it is a sattelite court to the central criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Van Nuys is one of the larger branches in the County, but still has somewhat of a “small town” feel as compared to some of the larger courts in the inner city. This has its good points for a criminal defendant and its bad points, but given this atmosphere, it is imperative that your lawyer know Van Nuys and the particular personalities that make up the courthouse. The lawyers at The Cross Law Firm have been successfully handling criminal matters in Van Nuys for over 20 years collectively. We have been successful in a large majority of our cases in Van Nuys, including many dismissals and Not Guilty verdicts at trial. We are available any time of the day or night, seven days a week at (818) 497-6897. We will take the time to fully analyze your case for you and let you know what our take is and what you should be doing as you move forward.
WHAT KINDS OF CASES DO YOU HANDLE?
If you think someone is accusing you of any crime, or if you have already been charged with a crime anywhere in the United States, we can help you. All of our attention is dedicated to criminal matters. We handle all cases from DUI’s to Drug Offenses both state and federal, White Collar Crimes, Sex Cases, all Federal Cases, Domestic Violence cases, and any other criminal matter. We also handle any post conviction matter including probation violations whether or not they are in warrant status, expungements, writs and appeals.
WHAT IS THE VAN NUYS CRIMINAL PROCESS?
In Van Nuys, all cases are handled at the Van Nuys Courthouse. For detailed information on the logistics of this courthouse, see our page on the Van Nuys Court. In Van Nuys, all felony cases are handled by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office while all misdemeanors are handled by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. The Los Angeles Police Department patrols the city of Van Nuys out of the Van Nuys Community Police Station which is located in the same “mall” area as the court house. Misdemeanor (non-traffic) matters are typically arraigned in department 101, misdemeanor traffic matters are arraigned in department 103, and felony matters are arraigned in department 100. An arraignment is typically be the first court date on a criminal matter where we will plead not guilty, accept discovery and get the litigation process underway.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU?
There are many factors that effect the possible outcomes in a criminal case. These include, the type of crimes alleged, the particular facts of the case as known to the prosecution, the judge, the prosecutor and their level of competence, the investigating officer(s) and their level of competence, and most importantly your lawyers abilities. Having a good lawyer is the single most important aspect in terms of affecting a good outcome on your case. A good lawyer knows the court, how to navigate your case around that court, they will know the judge and have a solid reputation in that court, they will know what motions to file and how to properly research and communicate their ideas in that motion, they will have a command of the courtroom and be able to effectively communicate through the use of language, inflection and tone, they will have the ability to cross examine witnesses and get the information out to win your case, they will be able to employ the use of experts and use technology to your advantage.
We have been practicing for a long time. We have a long standing history of success in this particular court house. We know how to get things done there. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality in our work. We will take the time to properly investigate your matter and make sure we have all the discovery we need to be successful. We will file all of the appropriate motions, we will meet and confer with the prosecutor to see if we can get your case dismissed early. We will do a full background investigation on you so we can show the prosecutor that you have a solid record in other areas of your life, i.e. work, family or the community. We will take your case to trial if we have to. We are not afraid of a fight. We will make sure that you have every advantage that is out there. Call us now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case with you for free.