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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

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    Best DUI attorney in Los Angeles

    When I came to Michael Kraut, after having drunkenly totaled my car, he promised me that he would ensure that this episode in my life would be nothing more than a “serious learning experience,” as a first time offender. I am happy to say that Michael came through for me in a big way. In almost over a year of litigation, Michael managed to negotiate a fair deal for me that allowed me to move forward with my life without having made any permanent damage to career.

    During the process, Michael and his staff were always very responsive and helpful. Whenever I approached Michael with a question or concern, he always got back to me, that day, to ensure that I stayed informed and clearly understood what was going on in my case.

    Michael is not an attorney that will hold your hand through the process and nor will he sugarcoat it. However, given his experience as a former district attorney, his specialization in DUI related criminal litigation, and his great client communication, Michael is the best attorney, in Los Angeles, to ensure that your DUI-related case reaches its best possible conclusion.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Katie

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    Michael is the definition of an amazing attorney! Simply the best!!

    No one ever wants to find themselves in a situation where they are in serious need of an amazing defense attorney, but if you do, Michael Kraut should be your first call!! I spent the last 11 months working very closely with Michael on my boyfriends case and I cannot sing his praises highly enough! When I first started looking for lawyers, Michael's name popped up on every search and his ratings, reviews and most of all his experience spoke volumes. Then, we made a few calls and professionals in his field verified what I'd been reading about Mr. Kraut, that he was an incredible lawyer!! He did not fail to deliver!

    When we first went into this none of us expected that it would take 11 months to resolve or that there'd be so many ups and downs, but Michael never gave up! He kept fighting, kept coming up with new ways to attack the case and expose the problems and get to the truth! He would not stop until we reached the resolution we desired!! His skill, knowledge, experience and integrity and truly unparalleled! Being a former DA he was able to advise us on both sides of things and give us insight others couldn't which gave us clarity on crucial days where the smallest things mattered! He is extremely honest, good or bad, he always told us the truth no matter if it's what we wanted to hear or not, which I truly believe you need in a lawyer and is hard to find! He is well respected in his field which shows in the courtroom and rightly so, his skill, knowledge, character, integrity and morals when it comes to the law are second to none and his colleagues know and respect him highly for that! Michael is incredibly good at what he does and even more so, he genuinely cares about his work, his client and all those involved! After 11 months and an amazing outcome, I would not just call him our attorney, I would call him our friend!!

    Hopefully we will never need to employ him again, haha, but if anyone ever asks me who to go to for the best legal representation in Los Angeles, I will always say Michael Kraut without hesitation, it doesn't get any better than him!!

    Thank you Michael for all of your hard work, your tenacity, you honesty and your endless pursuit of justice!! We are forever grateful!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

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    Michael performs miracles

    He got my probation terminated one year early and got my record expunged. You read that right.

    He's prosessional, straight forward, and most importantly reachable.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Rob

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    God sent!

    I committed an act that was not a DUI but can ruin families and careers. When I called Michael Kraut I was scared and breaking down.It was my first time ever being arrested.  He told me to meet him and would not discuss it over the phone, this showed he cares about the people in the case and not just the fees. We talked and he felt he was going to represent me. I honestly let him know I couldn't afford an attorney of his caliber....he responded with setting me up on monthly payments. This allowed me to live and work and have an elite criminal defense attorney represent me. He showed up in court and I never had to miss work. He contacted me through email and phone. Keeping me up to speed. He asked for things from me that I wonder why at the time, but this man was at work doing what he does best. My case was at a courthouse most attorneys said was very difficult as they were severe towards offenders. Michael never batted an eye.  We knew what the ideal outcome was but he prepared me for all circumstances. Today as I paced back and forth he calls me asking for final details and says stay by your phone. Few hrs later. .he calls......the DA supposed "deal" (life and career ruining) was not what I got. The ideal outcome is what he got me...I HAVE A SECOND LEASE ON LIFE!!!! Instead of hearing convicted..i heard dismissed Thank you Michael Kraut for all you do...I can't thank you enough! Although I n hope to never need his services, I recommend Kraut law group to anyone in need!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by David

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    Efficient and friendly

    I was accused of a DUI in the city of Glendale in 2011. Naturally I was stressing about finding a good attorney that was actually out to help me and not just looking for a paycheck. I began looking through reviews and found Mike Kraut, a great attorney with years of experience, who was also the ex-DA in Glendale, and a Harvard graduate, seemed well equipped to help me out. I called the office and was able to talk to Mike right away, schedule an appointment rather quickly, and just like that it was in his hands. I called Mike on July 4 and he answered my call, what other attorney is going to help on a holiday?

    He was able to help my case tremendously while also guiding me through all of the DMV's hoops. Any questions I had, any paperwork I needed, Mike was able to help without hesitation. He actually cared about my case and was easy to talk to, both qualities are greatly appreciated in such a high stress time in my life! A standup gentleman with the experience and knowledge to get the job done, I would recommend Mike Kraut to anyone.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kris

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    DUI and Criminal Lawyer

    Michael Kraut is a tough, experienced DUI and criminal defense lawyer. He is highly regarded by trial attorneys, judges and prosecutors in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, including hundreds of cases that went to trial before a judge or jury. His experience as a former deputy DA and prosecutor gives him insight into what other criminal defense attorneys simply don't posses. His knowledge and presence of mind with the ability to read people and situations on the feet is unparalleled.

    Mike does have contacts throughout the different courthouses. If you are unfortunate and unlucky to have been ended up in the wrong side of the law YOU NEED HIM!!

    It was impressive to watch him fight my case with DMV. The way he questioned the police officer and the respect Mike gained by the DMV officer. He is man of few words, but Man of ACTION!! I am fortunate to have him on my side and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. His staff is awesome too!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kris

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    DUI, Criminal Defense

    Michael Kraut is a tough, experienced DUI and criminal defense lawyer. He is highly regarded by trial attorneys, judges and prosecutors in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, including hundreds of cases that went to trial before a judge or jury. His experience as a former deputy DA and prosecutor gives him insight into what other criminal defense attorneys simply don't posses. His knowledge and presence of mind with the ability to read people and situations on the feet is unparalleled.

    Mike does have contacts throughout the different courthouses. If you are unfortunate and unlucky to have been ended up in the wrong side of the law YOU NEED HIM!!

    It was impressive to watch him fight my case with DMV. The way he questioned the police officer and the respect Mike gained by the DMV officer. He is man of few words, but Man of ACTION!! I am fortunate to have him on my side and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. His staff is awesome too!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Michael is amazing! He works wonders!

    Like any other case, I was in a load of trouble. I had just been accepted into medical school and was arrested for a DUI. I literally thought my life was over. I had agreed to an on scene breathalizer and field sobriety test. Two things that my peers told me never to do when getting arrested. I really thought I had no hope for my case.

    I immediately went home and began searching for a lawyer to help me. After visiting a few lawyers, Michael's background and expertise really stood out to me. Fast forward nine months: I am still going to medical school (woo!), there is no DUI on my record (knocked down to an exhibition of speed), and I was able to drive till the day I had to leave for school. Micheal really worked wonders. Everything I wished to come true; came true.

    If you are ever in a sticky situation like I was in, it's definitely worth it to visit Micheal and see what he has to say.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Stacy

    Helped me get my life back

    Life was going good, I had three girls and was six months pregnant with my first little boy. All that changed in August of 2014 when various police agencies came into our place of business, guns drawn and pounding on the doors. Before I knew what was happening my husband was arrested and I was left there not knowing what to do. In an instance my world had been turned upside down and I was faced with having to figure out how to put the pieces back together.

    Fortunately we were referred to Michael Kraut so my husband and I made an appointment to see him immediately. Walking into his office I was a nervous and hormonal wreck, everything felt like it was slowly disappearing. The business that my husband and I had built over the past ten years was in jeopardy and the stress was taking its toll on me and the baby. We didn't tell our family or friends of the situation, we were embarrassed and scarred.

    Michael Kraut meet with us in his office and we went over the details of our case. He did mention that he was a former DA and I made it a point to google him on our car ride home. The fact that he wasn't afraid to go up against the police in his quest for justice was a huge deciding factor. Yes, he was straight forward and to the point. Which I didn't mind, after all we were there on a serious matter not to mingle and make friends. He listened to every question, concern or comment, and always responded to messages regardless of the time of day. He even answered his phone when on vacation.

    Some may question his fee however I think you get what you pay for. Don't expect a Ferrari while only paying for a Ford. Michael Kraut was truly worth every dollar we spent.

    Our case ended up lasting longer than any of us could have anticipated, a total of 10 months. Through trial Michael Kraut was able to expose discrepancies in police filings, detective perjury and falsification of evidence. We were twice offered a plea deal, both times Michael Kraut counseled us on whether or not to take it, and both times we rejected the offer. He had faith in us, and more importantly he cared about how the outcome would affect our family. Any conviction whether felony or misdemeanor would have forced us to close our doors.

    He knew how high the stakes were for us and fought tirelessly in our defense. In June of this year our case was officially dismissed.

    As I mentioned previously, we did not go to Michael Kraut's office in attempt to make a friend. Through our legal journey many things have happened but one incident has stood out among the rest. Our family grew and I delivered a healthy baby boy in November. In May we were in the middle of our second trial when my six month old son had an accident that resulted in a head injury. We were flown to Children's Hospital Los Angeles where we remained for five days. It was during this time that Michael Kraut surprised me the most. As I sat there crying in my sons hospital room Michael Kraut walked in with a hot meal and a hug. At that moment I knew that he didn't just care about us as a client but along the way we had somehow become friends.

    Thank you Michael Kraut for giving us our life back. I will be forever grateful for your services.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by shawnspencer03

    IF YOU NEED A MIRACLE, CALL MICHAEL KRAUT!!!

    HELPED ME TURN A "BURGLARY FELONY" INTO "NO CONVICTION!" INCREDIBLE!

    IF YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY, LOOK NO FURTHER!

    As soon as I walked into Attorney Michael Kraut's office and spoke to him about my arrest, I felt the genuine concern and his willingness to help me in any way that he can. He met myself and my entire family during my first consultation. He is highly knowledgeable and takes great pride in his work with every single one of his clients. Immediately after I told him my story about my arrest for burglary, he looked at my parents and especially at my mother and said, "I will make sure to give you back your son completely clean and without any problems." And from that moment on, I had absolutely no doubt that I would be able to continue my life without a single blemish on my record.
    Michael Kraut updated me throughout the case as soon as there were advancements and gave me great hope every time we spoke. There were several court hearings and he managed to rid me of my problems and the mistake that I made.
    I was arrested for a burglary felony which turned into a misdemeanor in a matter of a few days and eventually to NO CONVICTION.

    Thanks to Michael Kraut, I can continue studying, have a great career, and have a future! I am forever grateful! And if you need an attorney for a felony, misdemeanor, DUI,etc. he is the only person that you should be speaking to. Do not waste your time with other attorneys. He is THE BEST in the business!

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