Manhattan Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys
Facing criminal charges can be a daunting experience. Criminal laws are complicated to understand. The criminal justice system can seem harsh, cold, and unforgiving. You may feel like the deck is stacked against you from the outset. It is important to remember that you have Constitutional rights and that you are innocent until proven guilty. It is the burden of the prosecution to prove your guilt, and, with the assistance of a proven criminal defense lawyer, many effective defenses may be available in fighting back.
At Stein & Markus, our legal team is here to give you a well-prepared and aggressive defense designed to give you an optimum outcome. We understand the stress you are under and the potential stakes of jail or prison time, huge fines, lengthy probations, and other potential penalties associated with arrests and charges under both state and federal law. We put decades of experience to work for you that includes thousands of cases and an impressive track record of success.
You can book a free initial consultation with a Manhattan Beach criminal defense lawyer by calling Stein & Markus at (562) 512-7030 or by sending us an email. Hablamos español.
We Fight Both State & Federal Charges
Not all law firms take on both state and federal charges. While similarities exist between state and federal criminal cases, significant differences occur in the investigation, charging, and sentencing processes of federal and state courts.
Federal courts are usually more complex, and federal prosecutors have more resources and time to devote to individual cases. Moreover, federal crimes typically carry harsher penalties than state crimes. In general, federal charges are sought in situations in which an offense is identified as having national significance or when state law enforcement agencies are unable to pursue certain types of criminal activity, such as those with international implications or cases involving public officials or government agencies.
Regardless of whether you face a state offense, such as DUI, domestic violence, drug possession, assault, homicide, or local weapons violation, or a federal crime involving conspiracy, drug trafficking, any type of fraud, armed robbery, or other charges, our team is up to the challenge. Because we have a former Los Angeles and Orange County prosecutor onboard, we understand how the other side thinks, works, and acts in its pursuit of a conviction. This experience gives you a distinct advantage in fighting charges.
Why Choose Us?
We understand that you have many choices when it comes to hiring a criminal defense lawyer. We also know that whom you select can be one of the most critical decisions you ever make.
Our Manhattan Beach criminal defense team provides exceptional benefits that include:
- More than 75 years of collective experience shared by our attorneys
- Attorney Markus with 33 years as a former prosecutor
- Proven trial skills
- Recommended by police
- Respected by judges, prosecutors, and other lawyers
- Personalized client service
- Free initial consultations
We take all legal measures in helping you at this critical time. Our team will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest and charges, analyze all evidence in search of weaknesses and flaws, negotiate with prosecutors for reduced or dropped charges where applicable, and provide a robust defense in court. Throughout the legal process, we will zealously protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair treatment.
Our experience means we have dealt with cases like yours, have the knowledge of how to handle them, are better equipped to evaluate evidence, and have attained highly-developed skills in cross-examination and other courtroom tactics.
Put Strong Advocacy & Criminal Law Experience on Your Side
Facing criminal charges in Manhattan Beach can be an overwhelming experience. Engaging a seasoned criminal defense attorney can make all the difference. By putting Stein & Markus in your corner, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing a skilled professional is working for you.