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Criminal Law

Being charged with a crime in the State of California is a terrifying experience — no matter how simple or complex the charges — and one that should not be faced alone. At the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C., our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will provide the confidence, leadership, and solutions you need to extract the best outcome available for your case, whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, we will design an exceptional defense strategy for your unique case.

Our San Fernando Valley defense attorney, Ben Sternberg, has unmatched experience in criminal and constitutional procedures that were developed during his time with the both the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Since his time in government, Mr. Sternberg has devoted his experience and legal acumen to protecting the rights of our residents who are facing misdemeanor or felony charges to provide a successful outcome for their circumstances. Our firm can help you discover the best legal path available for your criminal charges, too.

Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C. Criminal Law Practice Areas

Criminal law is about more than providing the proper counsel for those in need, it is about offering and delivering justice for our clients. Facing misdemeanor or felony charges are life-changing experiences that can mar your personal record going forward. Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney believes everyone who is facing charges should have the chance to redeem themselves either through a diversion program, plea agreement, or trial to ensure their best interests are upheld from the moment upon their arrest.

Our San Fernando Valley criminal law defense practice areas include:

  • Traffic offenses, including driving while intoxicated
  • Misdemeanor and felony cases
  • Drug and possession crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Restraining orders
  • Expungement cases

Your criminal case is unlike any other and requires a personalized approach to success. At the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C. your case is more than a file, it’s personal. Your livelihood depends on our ability to provide the best outcome available for your charges, and our firm works tirelessly to ensure we achieve results. Our exceptional track record in criminal cases is a reflection of our determination, hard work, and commitment to our clients.

Our legal background and successes allow our attorney to:

  • Evaluate the legality of the circumstances that led to your arrest, including probable cause, valid warrants, and any information obtained therein
  • Assess the Constitutional value of your transport, including being read your rights and access to an attorney
  • Examine the crime scene, and review any evidence obtained therein
  • Contact and interview witnesses
  • Partner with experts and investigators to improve your case’s legal standing
  • Contact the District Attorney’s Office to discuss the terms of your arrest, and the charges applied

Our defense attorney will leave no detail to chance when it comes to your case.

Ben Sternberg: Our Experience from the Other Side of Criminal Law Delivers Results

Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney started his legal career in the city and county prosecutors offices, handling a wide variety of prosecutions, so he knows every move the prosecutor would make. His experience provides an in-depth look at the processes the District Attorney employs, so you can reap the benefits of his foresight and intelligence.

The consequences of misdemeanor and felony charges — if convicted — are far-reaching and require an accomplished attorney’s representation to ensure the charges are diminished in cases where they cannot be thrown out completely.

Any felony or misdemeanor charges that are not represented with fervor and determination by our attorney can lead to life-changing circumstances, including:

  • Charges on your permanent record
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • House arrest
  • Jailtime

In addition, the public and social consequences of being convicted of a crime can be just as damning to your personal and professional life including:

  • Revocation of professional licenses
  • Rights to hold public office
  • Job loss
  • Voting eligibility
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Child custody rights
  • Inability to obtain employment in certain sectors
  • Marital or family strife
  • Lack of trust in the community
  • Interference with college applications
  • Exceptions to volunteering, including coaching sports or involvement with children

No matter what you have been arrested for, our criminal defense attorney will confront the prosecutors with the facts in your case with the law on our side. Do not leave your liberty to chance. Contact the Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C. today to get the legal help you need to come out on top.

What If I Have Already Been Convicted of a Crime? Is There a Way to Clear My Record?

If you were convicted of a crime, and have a permanent record that reflects that charge, or charges, chances are they have come back to haunt you in some way since the criminal activity occurred.

At Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C., our criminal defense attorney believes that everyone should receive a second chance in life, which is why we offer premier legal expungement representation.

Expungement is the legal process of clearing your criminal conviction.

It is important to understand that not all criminal convictions are eligible for expungement, but when the criteria are met, our attorney will provide guidance in your objective to achieve positive results.

In doing so, and in most cases, an expungement will:

  • Clear your record
  • Reestablish most of your rights
  • Ensure that any prior conviction — as viewed by the law — never existed

When your past conviction is expunged, it is possible that you may legally deny the conviction on certain applications.

If you are looking for a fresh start, contact our criminal law attorney in Los Angeles today to understand your complete expungement rights, and how we can help you enforce them.

Call Our Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense Attorney

Getting into trouble with the law can alter your life’s path beginning the moment you are arrested. Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at Law Offices of Benjamin N. Sternberg, A.P.C. wants to help minimize the negativity that an arrest charge induces by providing the experience you need to persevere during these tough legal times. Contact our criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles today at (818) 574-0860 to discuss the details of your case and learn the best legal approach to moving forward with positivity, so you can get your life back.


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