Attorney Simon Aval has completed over 150 Criminal Jury Trials to a verdict. He is also Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor
Kratu R. Patel spent his first seven years of his career as a trial attorney for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. There he developed a county-wide reputation for his tenacity, charm and honesty. Kratu has represented thousands of c...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, Expungement, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.