TOP-RATED LOS ANGELES AND HOLLYWOOD CRIMINAL, DUI AND FEDERAL CRIME LAWYER. 22 YEARS EXPERIENCE.
Top-Rated Los Angeles Criminal Attorney with 22 Years Expereince. Client's Choice Winner 2014.
Michael A. Goldstein was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1996 and is admitted to the Central and Southern Districts of the United States District Court. Michael represents clients charged in both State and Federal Courts and has represented the interests of clients in State or Federal cases pending in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, Nebraska and other jurisdictions.
Michael served as the 2014 president of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association and currently sits on the Board of Directors.
Michael has secured 4 consecutive not guilty verdicts. The last two juries found Michael’s client not guilty in 27 minutes and 50 minutes. The first of these significant victories involved an 8-week, 42 defendant complex insurance fraud case tried before the Honorable Lance Ito.
Michael is currently part of a team of lawyers in the UK defending an American clothing designer facing serious criminal charges. In another international case, Michael put together the defense team for a client arrested in Oslo, Norway. Michael collaborated with the defense team litigating issues under the US-Norwegian extradition treaty to prevent the extradition of our client back to the United States on Racketeering & Gaming charges. That matter was ultimately argued before the Norwegian Supreme Court in June 2014.
Michael has handled more than 1500 felony and misdemeanor criminal matters ranging from major narcotics cases, assault cases, DUI’s, homicide cases as well as complex fraud or regulatory matters for corporate clients. Michael has represented musicians, doctors, lawyers, athletes, entertainment executives, career criminals, and foreign nationals. Michael’s creative work on behalf of musicians and/or athletes has made it possible for them to tour and/or work internationally.
Michael has carved out a niche representing individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Where necessary, Michael relies on the assistance of intervention specialists and drug counselors to secure confidential and professional help for clients. Michael is an advocate of alternative sentencing and his network of experts provide his clients with the best chance to avoid incarceration. Michael has represented doctors, lawyers and other licensed professionals in criminal matters.
Michael currently sits on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association and sits on the Park Advisory Board of Pan Pacific Recreation Complex.
Michael also sits on the board of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition that provides a support and advocacy network for, and is comprised of formerly incarcerated young men and women. Michael was born and raised in Los Angeles, is married and the father of two young boys.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Partner||Goldstein Law Group||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2002 - Present|
|Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|University of LaVerne College of Law||Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Southern California||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|DUI Charges Dismissed||Charges Dismissed|
|Robbery Charges Dismissed and No Jail||No Jail Time in Robbery Case|
|Charges to be Dismissed in Marijuana DUI Case||Charges Dismissed|
|No Charges Filed In Sexual Assault Case||DA Declined to File Charges|
|Declaration of Factual Innocence Granted in Marijuana Transportation Case||Declaration of factual innocence|
|San Fernando Courthouse - Attempted murder charges dismissed||Charges Dismissed|
|Los Angeles Superior Court - Not guilty verdicts in attempted murder case||Not Guilty|
|Los Angeles Superior Court - Malibu Courthouse||Not Guilty|
|Los Angeles Superior Court - Malibu Courthouse-||Not Guilty Verdict|
|Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Against Non-Citizen Client||Charges Dismissed|
|Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Against Registered Nurse||Charges Dismissed|
|Felony Charges Dismissed and No Jail in Assault on Police Officers||Felony Charges Dismissed|
|Charges Dismissed in DUI involving Traffic Collision||Charges Dismissed|
|Charges Dismissed in Cocaine Arrest||Charges Dismissed After Completion of Terms|
|Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed||Case Dismissed|
|Felony Human Trafficking Charges Dismissed||Case Dismissed|
|Probation & Drug Rehab in 7 Count Residential Burglary Case||Probation & Drug Rehab|
|Charges Dismissed in Methamphetamine Sales Case||Case Dismissed|
|No Charges Filed in Venice High School Sexual Assault Case||No Charges Filed|
|Judge Dismisses Drug Trafficking Charges||Drug Trafficking Charges Dismissed|
|Charges Dismissed in DUI Arrest involving Traffic Collision||DUI Drugs Charges Dismissed|
|DUI Charges Dismissed||DUI Charges Dismissed|
|DUI Charge Dismissed||DUI Charge Dismissed|
|No Charges Filed in Vehicular Manslaughter Investigation||No Charges Filed|
|Drug Charges Dismissed Following Suppression Motion||Charges Dismissed|
|Attempted Murder & Robbery Charges Dismissed - San Fernando Superior Court||Charges Dismissed|
|Drug Charges Dismissed after 26 Years||Charges Dismissed|
|No Jail in 3rd DUI with .34/.35 blood alcohol level||Negotiated case with no jail time|
|1st Degree Murder Charges Dismissed in Gang Killing||Dismissal|
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