Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

Spolin Law P.C. provides top-notch representation in SoCal for clients accused of crimes and those whose civil rights were violated by government action. The firm known for its outstanding record in court and its vigorous use of legal motions to strengthen our clients’ cases

Getting Cases Dismissed Spolin Law P.C. has an incredibly high rate of obtaining dismissals, dropped charges, and not-guilty verdicts. Having a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with this type of record makes a difference. Learn More.

Suppressing Illegal Evidence: Law enforcement must follow the law if they wish to punish you for breaking the law. The Constitution requires that the prosecution not use evidence that was acquired through illegal action. Learn More.

Treating All Clients with Respect: Some people assume that anyone accused of a crime is guilty and also must be a bad person. That’s just not true, and we know it. We treat our clients with respect and dignity.

Cases We Handle

We understand that suddenly being arrested, handcuffed, and charged with a crime is likely one of the hardest things you’ve ever experienced

A lot will be going through your mind and you’ll have many questions. From misdemeanors, felonies, and highly complex financial crimes, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Spolin can explain what you are up against, review all your options, and craft a defense plan that puts you in the best possible position.

The criminal justice system does not always get it right. If you were convicted and want to appeal the court’s decision, Spolin Law P.C. can help. We know how to create a strong case for your appeal and will meet all necessary deadlines. We can give you another chance.

If your fundamental civil rights have been violated by a law enforcement agency, you may be unsure of how to protect yourself. You need a strong force by your side to help you assert your rights. Spolin Law P.C. frequently handles cases that involve demanding changes in policies and requests for monetary damages from the government. We can help you if your civil rights have been violated.

Criminal Defense

Civil Rights

Criminal Appeals

“He is a brilliant courtroom tactician. I’ve seen Aaron Spolin in court on multiple occasions, and he is truly a master. Nothing gets past him, and he is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is probably one of the strongest examples of how a great lawyer can truly ‘speak truth to power’ in a courtroom.”

Tomer Konowiecki. L.A. Attorney

A Record of Successful Outcomes

As a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, Aaron Spolin has achieved favorable outcomes in hundreds of criminal cases.

He is also a former prosecutor with extensive experience in a wide array of both misdemeanors and felonies, from petty theft to murder. He was previously a member of California Law Review and the recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Medal of Excellence in Oral Advocacy.

Attorney Spolin is passionate about upholding the rights of the accused, having authored the Princeton thesis Reforms for the Process of Eyewitness Identifications in Criminal Trials, which discusses the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States. He approaches every case with the same devotion and compassion, making him a great ally in California’s harsh criminal justice system

  •  Former Assistant District Attorney
  •  Princeton University, B.A., U.C. Berkeley School of Law, J.D.
  •  Successful outcomes of hundreds of cases

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Why You Need a Lawyer with Trial Experience

Criminal charges are pursued aggressively in California and this is particularly true in and around Los Angeles

  • Law enforcement and prosecutors are highly trained in securing convictions. They are often relentless in their desire to see you punished to the fullest extent of the law. Depending on the specific accusations and charges against you, this could mean a haunting mark on your record, losing your driver’s license, paying expensive fines, losing your job, or beign incarcerated. Even misdemeanors can have a significant and lasting effect on your life, from social stigma to job applications.

    You need a defense lawyer who is relentless about preserving your freedom and limiting your exposure. At Spolin Law P.C., our Los Angeles attorneys are capable of seeing your case through the entire criminal justice process, up to and including a trial, if necessary. Criminal cases should always be fought with the possibility of a trial in mind, and your ability to present a strong argument in court will influence every aspect of your case.

  • Prosecutors and law enforcement must prove your guilt ‘beyond a reasonable doubt.’ This is a hard standard to meet. If there is any indication that prosecutors are unable to achieve this, they will be more willing to drop the case, reduce or amend the charges to something more appropriate, or offer a favorable sentence recommendation. Additionally, by presenting a compelling case at trial, you may be able to achieve a dismissal if there is clearly not enough evidence to secure a not-guilty verdict.

    At Spolin Law P.C., our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys prepare every case as if it were going to trial. From the very beginning, we will examine every piece of evidence, develop arguments that present your case in the best possible light, and advocate for your interests at every stage. This exhaustive preparation has led to an impressive track record of success and keen insight into what it takes to succeed at trial. We leverage all this to give you the best chance of a positive outcome.

Know What to Expect at Every Turn

When you are represented by Spolin Law P.C., you can trust that our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will provide you with step-by-step guidance throughout each phase of the criminal process. The California justice system is a scary place and you have enough to worry about. Our team will work tirelessly to support you and alleviate as much of this burden as possible.

  • Investigation

    If you’re suspected of a crime, law enforcement may start considering your level of involvement well before making an arrest. Some complex crimes can even involve attempts to access bank and telephone records or a search of your property. An investigation can begin in any number of ways, but regardless of how you became a target, it is never too early to speak with a criminal defense lawyer. This is particularly true if you’re questioned by law enforcement. By having a lawyer present, you’ll know what to answer and how to frame responses. We will make sure your rights are not abused.

  • Arrest

    If law enforcement believes they have enough evidence that you committed a crime, you will likely be arrested. During an arrest, you’ll be taken into custody. An important thing to remember about being arrested is that the police are required to advise you of your rights. This is significant because one of your rights is to have a lawyer. By contacting an Los Angeles criminal defense attorney immediately, you can ensure you are not questioned in an abusive or inappropriate manner. If there any issues with the case early on, it may be possible to avoid moving forward, either by finding flaws or negotiating for reduced charges.

  • Arraignment

    When you are arrested for a serious crime, the prosecutor will file formal charges against you and you’ll be required to attend your first court appearance, knownas an arraignment. During the arraignment, the charges against you will be read, a judge will determine if you͛re to be released before a trial takes place, and you’ll have a chance to enter a plea. You have the right to have a lawyer present at this proceeding. An effective Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will advocate for your release and properly advise you about entering a plea.

  • Motions

    Between your arraignment and trial, the prosecution and your defense attorney will share evidence and begin developing their cases. If either side raises an issue of law, they will file motions in support or defense of their positions. These motions may address illegal government conduct pertaining to your case, the admissibility of certain evidence, and other crucial matters involved in a case. An experienced Los Angeles lawyer will be vital at this point. Cases are often won or lost based on the motions filed.

  • Trial

    If your cases progresses past motions and a resolution has not been negotiated between the prosecution and your criminal defense attorney, the matter will be set for trail. As previously mentioned, the prosecutor will have the burden of proving that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. During your trial, the prosecution will present their evidence, which may include police reports, witness statements, videos, photos, and more. Your defense lawyer will prepare the strongest possible arguments that counter their claims. These often involve alternate theories of the crime, impugning witness statements, or casting doubt on evidence credibility.

  • Sentencing & Appeals

    If you’re found guilty, a judge will impose your punishment, which is based on several factors, including the facts of the case, reports resented by both sides, and statements from certain relevant parties. A dedicated criminal defense attorney will continue to advocate your best interests. Your lawyer can argue for a lighter sentence, lower fines, probation, or other alternatives like house arrest.

    Additionally, a quality Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will discuss and evaluate your basis for appeal. Essentially, this is a request to a higher court to change or overturn the conviction issues at trial. The success of an appeal depends on major violations or errors committed against your rights.

Assert Your Rights at Every Stage

Remain Silent

If questioned by law enforcement, you can invoke your right to remain silent by saying: “I am invoking my right to remain silent. I would like to speak to my attorney before I say anything.” Then, remain silent. If you speak to the police without an attorney, then you are waiving your rights against self-incrimination and your right to counsel.

Supress Any Illegal Evidence

Police, prosecutors, or other agents of law enforcement may gather information illegally. Illegally obtained evidence may be suppressed. Examples of illegal government actions include illegal searches, abusive interrogations, illegal arrests, and other inappropriate methods of gather evidence like wiretapping phones without a warrant.

At Spolin Law P.C., we believe it’s our responsibility to uphold these protections and scrutinize each case for possible illegal action, and pursue violations to the fullest extent. Successful motions to suppress illicit evidence or statements will nearly always strengthen a client’s case and can also result in dropped or dismissed charges.


Fraud & Other Financial Crimes

If you are charged with a financial crime or an offense related to fraud in or around Los Angeles, the need for an experienced financial crimes attorney cannot be over stated. Whether you’re charged with embezzlement, insurance fraud, or forgery, these types of crimes usually carry a lot of public anger, which can overshadow the facts of any individual case.

State and federal authorities are increasingly cracking down on financial crimes. Individuals charged with traditionally white collar crimes are now facing years and often decades in prison. Additionally, prosecutors frequently seek to make an example of white collar defendants. This can result in disproportionate sentences that are based more on systemic issues rather than fairness or proportionality.

It takes a highly-trained professional with comprehensive knowledge of how regulators and prosecutors handle these cases to develop a well-measured approach that gives you the best odds at reducing, avoiding, or dismissing a criminal charge. Before working as a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, Aaron Spolin served as an economic crimes prosecutor, handling fraud, embezzlement, employee theft, and various other financial crimes. With his substantial background in this area, Spolin Law P.C. has successfully defended numerous clients when financial matter threatened their careers and liberty.

If you are under investigation or have already been charged with a financial or fraud related crime, speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles and contact Spolin Law P.C. for a free consultation about your case.

What Sets Spolin Apart

While other firms often take a one-size-fits-all approach, our SoCal criminal defense attorneys located in Los Angeles take the time to get to know you and what͛s important to you. We will examine every detail of your case before building the strongest possible argument on your behalf. We know people come to Spolin Law P.C. during very difficult times in their lives. We proudly offer compassionate, reliable, and practical legal counsel as well as fierce representation.

At Spolin Law P.C., you’ll benefit from:

Our Records and Results

Being represented by a trial attorney with a record of success can help at every stage of the criminal process. At Spolin Law P.C., we’eve amassed an impressive track record for our clients in a wide array of criminal cases.

Individualized Attention

We don’t offer canned responses or false hopes. No matter what your situation, we will always deliver a practical assessment of your legal issues and sensible solutions.

Honest Communication

No criminal case is the same as another and how your attorney approaches it should be just as unique. If you’re best served by negotiating with the prosecutor that͛s how we’ll proceed, but if a trial is your best bet, Spolin Law P.C. will be by your side.

Our Utmost Respect

Some people assume that anyone accused of a crime is guilty and must be a bad person. At Spolin Law P.C., we know that simply is not true and sometimes good people are falsely accused, make mistakes, or are caught up in something they did not understand. We treat all our clients with respect and dignity.

Advice from a Former Prosecutor

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The State has seemingly unlimited resources at their disposal and everything will be aimed at securing your conviction. No matter what charges are levied against you, it’s critical to anticipate their actions and determine how you can challenge their assertions. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Aaron Spolin developed a keen insight into how prosecutors approach criminal cases. He applies this knowledge to his work as a criminal defense attorney.

When it comes to how a prosecutor moves forward in a criminal case, there are several factors involved, including the type of offense, your prior criminal record, and if violence was an element. Regardless of your specific set of circumstances, an effective SoCal defense attorney can present any mitigating factors that may apply to you, highlight any errors in the evidence that the prosecutor has in their hands, and advocate for a result that shows you are not defined by the charge in question.

Areas Served

Spolin Law P.C. is located in West Los Angeles and serves clients in Southern California. Speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles today.