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Jonathan Scott Franklin

Criminal defense Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   61 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 28 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    32 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Just because your breath or blood-alcohol tested .08 or above does not mean that conviction on the charge is a certainty. There may be procedural, mechanical, or biological factors on which a successful defense can be based. For example, the police may have made an improper stop. The breath or blood test may not have been conducted correctly. Or, the breath testing machine may not have been in proper working order. Schedule your free consultation to discuss these factors and possible defenses.

    32 years

Jonathan Franklin had one goal when he opened the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin; to establish a firm that would serve clients with the legal counsel and courtroom advocacy they deserve. The services of the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin are available in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, and defending your rights is not only a job - it is a calling. When you are considering the DUI lawyers Los Angeles offers, this firm will aggressively defend your rights.

 

Jonathan Franklin

 

Jonathan Franklin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law, one of the nation's top-rated schools for trial advocacy. During his education, Jonathan spent time gaining practical experience as a Special Assistant Public Defender. He then served as an

Assistant State Attorney where he gained valuable courtroom experience prosecuting a multitude of cases. During his tenure in the State's Attorney's office, Jonathan successfully prosecuted his fair share of DUI and Criminal cases. However, Jonathan's real passion is to defend the rights of his client. So, he opened a practice dedicated to supplying an honest, intelligent legal defense in Los Angeles by defending those arrested for DUI and Criminal matters. He now uses his knowledge and skill to defend people accused of serious felony and misdemeanor crimes, including DUI, drug charges, white collar crimes, domestic violence, lewd conduct, and others.

 

When deciding to start his own practice, Mr. Franklin was determined to create a law firm that was dedicated to helping clients face and overcome difficult legal problems while providing them with the personal service they deserve. Thus, the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin was created exclusively to handle DUI and Criminal Defense matters.

 

 The Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin

 

When the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin opened, it was dedicated to the idea of providing the best criminal defense for their clients. This Hollywood DUI lawyer has experience on both sides of the law, with the Public Defender's Office and as a prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. This deep knowledge of both sides of our adversarial system has helped Jonathan Franklin hone his skills, which guides every action taken by the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin.

 

Jonathan Franklin has personal experience with prosecuting and defending a wide range of criminal matters; he is a top Beverly Hills DUI lawyer, but he also has experience in felony and misdemeanor crimes, including drug charges, white collar crimes, and many other areas of criminal law.

 

A vigorous courtroom defense will be waged, but in many cases the best outcome will result from plea negotiations. Jonathan Franklin has the experience to know when to negotiate, and when to push for a jury trial. No matter what the reason is for your arrest, do not hesitate to call a lawyer. For a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin at.

 

Dedicated To The Community

 

Jonathan Franklin is dedicated to the Los Angeles community, and supports a diverse range of charities and cultural organizations. This is not simply a matter of money; these are causes which he believes in and which the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin serve with time and effort to better the community.

Jonathan Franklin sits on the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and is also involved in the Delegation Committee of the Los Angeles Bar. Jonathan Franklin is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild – a professional union that gave him skills useful in any courtroom situation, allowing Jonathan Franklin to champion his client's cause in front of a judge or jury.

 

If you or a loved one have been arrested, call now for a free consultation. This Beverly Hills DUI attorney serves the entire Southern California region and will work diligently to help you achieve your best possible outcome.

 

Most major credit cards are accepted.

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Location

Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin
427 North Canon Drive
Suite 216
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210-4840

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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Officer of the Court
I love Jonathan Franklin. He is endearing to me. Not only did he keep bad things from happening to me but he didn't put me down or make me feel bad, he actually tried to improve my feelings and he was able to provide the help that I needed to help me feel better. Nobody does this unless they really care about people. He never wanted more money from me, I paid him once and I feel like I should be giving him more. Jonathan really cares about me and that makes all the difference in the world because it's hard to find a lawyer that cares about you and can provide the help you need. If you are in a tight spot, then you want Jonathan to be part of your team. He knows the way and he is a good captain.
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Posted by Natalie | January 3, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest
Jonathan Franklin provided a consultation and we found him to be honest, straightforward, and patient. It can be hard to find the attorneys like Jonathan Franklin who know what they're doing and are doing right by their clients vs. the bad ones who are trying to make a quick buck. I recommend reaching out to Jonathan.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Glad My Dad Had Him!
My 77 year old father had his diverse license suspended for the first time in his life due to a comment made by his wife to their medical doctor, my father wasn't even present. Their Russian born doctor didn't realize that would happen and apologized even though by law she was required to fill out the form- it's a relatively new requirement if I understand correctly. My father was very upset. The stress alone could cause his words to stumble, others could misattribute it to cognitive problems if they were primed to do so. He wasn't in a condition to handle this on his own. A lawyer is not required but having one exponentially increases your chance of success. That's where attorney Johnathan Scott Franklin comes in. He explained the procedure and answered questions my father had in the days leading up to the hearing with the DMV officer. He explained, it's not a court, your not on the witness stand, it's not adversarial environment, the hearing officer is not an attorney and other things that really help put the situation in its proper context. He was knowledgeable, friendly, affable, courteous and very assertive. My father said, the hearing officer didn't get one important medical evaluation that he sent and the officer offered to continue anyway with out it but that Mr. Franklin took charge as the medical evaluation was good evidence in favor of my father and he requested to pause the meeting to resolve the issue. After resuming, Mr. Franklin was able to ask my father questions which guided him step by step during the hearing; helping my father during his stressful moments. In the end, the hearing officer said they have no problems reinstating my fathers drivers licensee. Having Jonathan Franklin on my Fathers side like this representing him made all the difference. Our family is thankful and my father is smiling again.
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Posted by Kari | December 12, 2023
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10⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Well guys I’m out of state and Jonathan is theee BEST OF THE BEST TRULY!!! Don’t just think to look any further because he is PHENOMENAL!! My case was disappeared for ever !!! Due to the magic Jonathan does :) THANK YOU JONATHAN FRANKLIN
Posted by Joseph | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience with Attorney J. Franklin
Very Nice Experience! . Thank you for you preparedness to approach and turned my case 360 degrees to get dismissed. Hopefully I will not be involved again but if is the case i will retain you again . Referring You is no doubt. Highly Recommended.
Posted by Daniel | December 4, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review of Services form Jonathan Franklin
Jonathan assisted me on a legal matter. He was excellent to work with - very professional and congenial. Very easy to get in touch with - especially at critical times. Hopefully, it won't be necessary, but I would gladly use his services again.
Posted by Jody | November 11, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate Lawyer
Jonathan Franklin is the most responsive and compassionate lawyer in California. He answers his clients calls around the clock. I have seen him achieve favorable outcome after favorable outcome for his clients. Highly recommend.
Posted by Phil | November 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with.
Atty Franklin was easy to work with and was very responsive. I appreciate his time and help and his valuable advice. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Jonathan did a great job with my DMV case. I was facing a license suspension but ended up with probation instead. Straightforward and effective, they really came through for me. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Jonathan has recently helped me with my situation, and I must say that I was extremely impressed with his services. From the initial consultation to the final resolution of my case, he has displayed the highest level of professionalism and expertise. He has been very supportive every step of the way and always available to discuss any of my concerns or questions. Jonathan really stood out with his dedication to my case and his ability to secure a favorable outcome. I highly recommend Jonathan for anyone in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Blair | October 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Communicative & Professional
Jonathan was amazing to work with. Even with my complicated situation, he explained everything very clearly and went above and beyond to help settle my case. There were quite a few steps to work through, but he was there every step of the way. He is professional and communicative. While I hope I don’t need a lawyer again soon, I’d call Jonathan again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Ariel | October 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with and good at his job
Jonathan is really fantastic and handled my legal issues with ease, very kind and easy to work with. Highly recommended for anyone who needs legal help
Posted by Sonya | September 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jonathan Franklin is Awesome!!!
I highly recommend the legal services of Jonathan Franklin. He recently helped a family member with a legal matter where he was professional, patient and very understanding to the case. He made himself available at all times to talk to us, putting us at ease during a very stressful time. We are forever grateful that Jonathan was not only our Attorney, but he got the case dismissed!!!
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Posted by Kyle | August 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Responsive and
I was really happy with the support I got on my case. Jonathan was highly responsive and handled the case leaving me less stressed about next steps. Would definitely come back if any future needs arise.
Posted by Javier | August 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Getting a DUI is already life altering & scary enough. I'm extremely grateful to have Jonathan Franklin by my side every step of the way. I honestly couldn't ask for a better representation. Jonathan walked me through every step, and picked up literally every time I called. The experience has been A1, and exactly what they said it was going to be. I highly recommend.!
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Posted by Miguel | June 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Defeating People Of The State Of CA
Mr Franklin handled my case and was able to overcome the trial in my favor, very accessible and professional. Will definitely hire Mr Franklin again.
Posted by Gina | May 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I contacted several attorneys for consultation due to unique situation I experienced, but Jonathan was the only one spent extra time for research and promptly answered questions, so I hired him. He did his best to get the result asap. I highly recommended him.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience
Jonathan is a very kind hearted person. He handled my case with utmost care. I am so glad that I put my trust in him and am forever grateful for his services. A++++
Posted by Rivet | April 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly an amazing experience!
I can't thank Jonathan Franklin enough for helping me with my situation! He assured me that he would take care of everything and he absolutely delivered. It left me at ease and I really appreciate all the effort that was put into helping my case. I would recommend the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin to anyone I know! I recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Franklin. From start to finish, my experience with him was amazing. Not only was he highly knowledgeable, but he was also incredibly patient and understanding throughout the entire process. I had a lot of questions as I was very unfamiliar with the process. Mr. Franklin took the time to listen to my concerns and answer all of my questions thoroughly, which helped me feel more confident and informed. He was always available to discuss any issues that arose and provided great guidance and support every step of the way. He was also able to achieve an outstanding outcome for me, and I am forever grateful for his hard work and dedication. Mr. Franklin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and genuine care for his clients makes him an exceptional attorney, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation. Overall, I could not be more pleased with my experience, and I would give him a 5/5 rating without hesitation. Thank you, Mr. Franklin, for your exceptional service and for making a difficult situation much easier to navigate!
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Posted by Jerry | March 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly qualified and very kind
Jonathan came highly recommended from two prior clients. He was caring, professional and got my case settled with only a small fine. I would recommend him if you need that personal attention when things get crazy!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin
  • 1993 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Orange County State Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1993

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hollywood Heights Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Delegation Committee
  • 1993 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal
  • Franklin Opens Beverly Hills Law Offices
  • 2011
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal
  • Vintage Bouquet Auction Winner Jets to Big Apple
  • 2009
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal
  • The Order of Distinquished Attorneys Honors Jonathan Franklin
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hollywood Heights Annual Meeting
  • Avoiding a DUI in California
  • 2012
  • Hollywood Heights Annual Meeting
  • Crime Prevention and Public Safety
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (56)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Franklin is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable in his craft. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a knowledgable and helpful attorney. He has the experience and personality to help any client that walks in his door."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan has the experience and skills to minimize your problems after a DUI. Top notch attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail and exceptional client service. One of the best DUI attorneys there is. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's great! What more is there to say!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hardworking and sincere, I endorse Jonathan Franklin."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is one of the most reputable and highly-regarded defense attorneys in greater Los Angeles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Franklin is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jonathan Franklin is a knowledgeable and tireless advocate for his clients. He fights for his clients with his heart and soul. I unreservedly and wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer potential clients to Jonathan Franklin for criminal defense work. He is professional, responsive and does excellent work. Roy Jimenez"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Jonathan for twenty years. When one of my clients needs a criminal defense lawyer, I send them to Jonathan. They tell me they are very happy with and grateful for his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you need a solid defense attorney on your team, you need Jonathan by your side."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Not only is he a great attorney, but also an astounding individual. Watching Jonathan in and out of court is a delight. He has a completely professional demeanor in court and knows the law very well. Outside the courtroom, he communicates excellently with clients, using humor to build a rapport."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Beverly Hills Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan Scott Franklin
Jonathan Scott Franklin
Criminal defense Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 31 years
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