Criminal Law

You may have a tough fight ahead. A criminal charge, whether it's a misdemeanor or felony in Los Angeles, puts your reputation at risk. Your career and family also have a stake in it. We are fierce defenders of your rights and freedom. We investigate the facts. We discover violations of your rights. We build a criminal defense case that puts us in a strong position to fight the allegations.
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Criminal Law

Fighting Criminal Charges

The conviction of a criminal offense can affect a devastating change to the course of your life.  The punishment for misdemeanors, felonies, and federal offenses often include jail time and fines, and will leave you with a permanent criminal record that can affect your future employment.  The court can also order restitution, community service, psychological counseling, alcohol or drug treatment, asset seizure, and driver’s license suspension.  Retaining the services of an experienced California lawyer is one the first actions you should take to dispute the charges you are facing.  The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum and Associates, APLC is an established criminal defense firm with many years of experience representing the accused, including cases involving:

We also provide legal advocacy for juveniles that have been charged with a crime, as well as traffic ticket defense.  Our firm has a comprehensive understanding of criminal law and can provide legal assistance in English, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, and Arabic. We are skilled, experienced litigators that will fight for the best possible resolution to your case.  If you have been charged with a first-time misdemeanor, we will request that you be allowed to enroll in a deferred sentencing program. Once the program has been completed, your case will be dismissed.

Criminal Defense

There are many ways to challenge criminal allegations depending on the facts of the case.  You may have been illegally stopped by the police, unlawfully searched, or not given a Miranda Warning during your arrest.  The lawyers at our firm will look for flaws in the prosecution’s case that can be used to request a reduction in charges or case dismissal.  Our legal team’s superior negotiation skills will be put to full use to help you achieve a favorable outcome to your situation.  We will also make sure that your rights are protected, and all of your defense options are pursued.


Are you facing criminal charges? Our firm represents clients in a broad range of issues of criminal law, such as:


A criminal defense lawyer performs several crucial roles in the progression of any criminal case. We value this responsibility and hold our client’s desired outcome in the highest regard.


We make sure to inform our clients of their rights to ensure just treatment under the law.


We understand each client has distinct expectations. We will present your best options based on our well-informed analysis.


We offer only our strongest case to each client. We utilize all viable evidence to authenticate even more useful information.


Our experienced attorneys know the complexities of negotiation and are highly skilled in meeting our client’s expectations.

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With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we are dedicated to the safety of our clients, attorneys, and staff. We are now doing case evaluations via Zoom to provide a safe environment for our clients while still discussing your matter face-to-face.
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To learn more about how our office can assist with your legal case, call or contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced California attorneys today and discuss your legal options.