Defense Attorney for Violent Crimes in Los Angeles

Trustworthy & Diligent Legal Counsel

Violent crime refers to those crimes which are often the most serious in our criminal justice system and carry the heaviest potential punishments. With the exception of some sex crimes, these are the cases that most often go to trial because there is so much at stake for both sides.

Some of the better known violent crimes include:

  • Homicide, Murder or Manslaughter
  • Assault (with or without a deadly weapon)
  • Sexual Assault/Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery/Theft
  • Extortion
  • Criminal Threats

The Complexity of Violent Crimes

Make no mistake, these are the most serious and complex cases in our criminal justice system. They often involve multiple witnesses, police officers and defendants, which can lead to several different accounts of what happened. Furthermore, because they are less routine compared to charges such as Driving Under the Influence or Domestic Violence, there is less consistency from courtroom to courtroom as different judges and prosecutors may hold very different opinions on what is fair. As such, the law affords ample room to an overzealous, young district attorney or an inexperienced judge to hand down a very harsh punishment for what someone else might think is a relatively minor offense.

Our Approach to Violent Crimes

With so much at stake, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of having an attorney you feel understands your position, is absolutely trustworthy and hardworking, and who is not afraid to take a case all the way to trial. Creative negotiation or long-standing relationships will not get a client very far in these matters, which is why, even if an individual does not hire the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani, we strongly recommend that you hire a private attorney who is diligent, experienced and skilled in a courtroom because it could very well mean a difference of several years of jail time or the very course of your life.

If you or someone you know is being charged with a violent or serious crime, please give us a call at (310) 702-9701 with any questions or concerns. Given the gravity of these matters, even if you don't retain us, we feel it is essential you speak to an honest and experienced attorney about your case.