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We provide aggressive criminal defense services for all major crimes. Regardless of whether you’re accused of DUI, a petty misdemeanor, or a complex federal case – we can help. We are here to protect and defend you. Regardless of what you’ve been accused of doing. Our criminal lawyers can provide legal representation for all types of crimes, regardless of what stage the case is at.

When you work with one of our criminal attorneys – our main goal is to get you the best outcome. We focus on getting all charges either dismissed, or reduced. In the event we can’t – we try to find the best outcome. Once you’ve been charged with a crime, you need a professional criminal defense lawyer to help you.

If you, or a loved one, is under criminal investigation, or is being charged with a crime, then you need an experienced  criminal attorney to help protect your freedom. The law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP has over 30 years of combined experience helping clients with legal problems. Todd Spodek, our of-counsel attorney, has experience handling crimes ranging from petty misdemeanors, to full federal investigations. As your criminal defense attorney, Todd will put his expertise to work for you.

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  • Los Angeles has numerous criminal defense lawyers to choose from – the firm of Farar & Lewis LLP sets itself apart because we personally handle your case. You are not passed off to associates, or unqualified paralegals. By hiring our firm, you receive the personal attention of an attorney with a track record in handling your exact legal situation. You get treated like family.
  • Farar & Lewis LLP is a premier Los Angeles criminal defense law firm who passionately believes in helping those who have been wrongfully accused of a crime.We have one goal: get charges against our clients dismissed or significantly reduced. We help prevent criminal charges from impacting your future. We are here to help you – 24/7. We offer flexible payment plans which make it so you can afford us. We are flexible, and charge lower than other law firms. We work with you – so that our fees aren’t a burden on you, or your family members. As premier criminal defense lawyers, we empathize with what you’re going through, and have over 30 years of combined experience. We have experience handling all types of cases, ranging from petty misdemeanors, such as marijuana  possession to complex felonies. Moreover, if you’re accused of a crime, we offer a risk free consultation. Attorney Todd Spodek, a member of the firm, has been called a “high powered lawyer,” by elite magazines. He’s frequently interviewed by media outlets. He’s a second generation attorney whose respected by prosecutors and judges alike.
  • One of the major differences between us and other firms is the fact we’re very selective about the overall number of clients we work with each month. We take on a select list of clients only. Our goal is to take on fewer clients, and to provide the greatest service possible to them. That’s one of the main reasons clients refer us to their friends, family members, and associates – when they need a los angeles criminal attorney to help them.

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The attorneys at Farar and Lewis LLP are trustworthy, and frequently interviewed and quoted by the media. If you are being accused of a crime, speak to a law firm like Farar & Lewis LLP who can help you. If the media can trust our criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles, so can you.

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  • Sometimes, individuals are involved in a police investigation or are charged with a criminal offense. People are often confused as to when they should contact a criminal lawyer. Some individuals think that if they are innocent that everything will work out fine. The power that police officers have during any sort of possible criminal investigation can allow them to put pressure on the person being investigated. The police only are required to remind their suspects that they can remain silent. Often, the detectives hint that the suspect’s cooperation will help them. The reality is that a suspect might say something inadvertently that could be used against them.Individuals are urged to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as they get wind that they are suspected of a criminal offense. This may not be known until the individual is actually charged and arrested. Other times, individuals will know that they are under some sort of suspicion ahead of time. It is crucial to have a good criminal defense attorney on your side during any sort of police interrogation. This is true even if the police say that the individual is not a suspect. Police detectives often apply psychological pressure during these sorts of interrogations. Call a lawyer as soon as you’re asked to come in for questioning by the police. Having a reputable lawyer at your side can lesson the chances of being subjected to harsh questioning techniques commonly used by police detectives. Younger individuals often say what the officers want to hear simply because they are tired or frustrated with answering questions. This false confession scenario happens all too often. A criminal defense lawyer will put a protective shield between the suspect and the detectives. The lawyer will know when the suspect should answer the question, and when the suspect needs to stay silent. Every citizen has the right to invoke their 5th amendment rights. This amendment allows individuals to remain silent if they feel that something that they say could incriminate them. Retaining an experienced criminal lawyer often keeps people from the hassle of arrest and jail. The lawyer will be there to plead for all of your given rights under the law. If police show up to your place of business or residence with a search warrant, call a criminal defense lawyer immediately. If unable to get in touch with a lawyer immediately, be sure to get a search warrant copy that the lawyer can review later. If police search somewhere that is not on the warrant, any evidence that they seize can be excluded during trial. Even if individuals are only being questioned or investigated for a minor crime, they should still get in touch with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. These kinds of charges can haunt a person for life. A criminal conviction can make it hard to find high paying professional jobs, obtain future loans, ruin chances of getting into a college and more. Contact a criminal lawyer sooner rather than later for help.

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“From the start of the case to the finish, Todd and his team worked very closely with me and others to find a solution to my needs and circumstances. The team was helpful, and always provided 24/7 help and coverage. Todd and his team are very supportive, and truly I am fortunate to have found this great team of Los Angeles criminal attorneys. I spoke to several criminal attorneys in Los Angeles, but none of them seemed like they truly cared about helping me, and understanding the situation my family was facing. These guys are pretty awesome, and work with you”

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Read recent blog posts and articles by Farar & Lewis LLP. We frequently write about trending legal topics, crimes, and other frequently asked questions. Whether it be about federal agencies such as FINRA and the SEC, or crimes like DUI, and petty misdemeanors, we cover it all. Learn more about how we can help you any number of legal issues. With over 40 years of combined experience, we understand how a DA will build their case against you – and how to defend you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. I was coerced into giving a confession. What now?

Q2. Do I have to speak to the police after an arrest?

Q3. I was offered a plea bargain. Should I take it?

Q4. Do I need a los angeles criminal lawyer if I intend to plead guilty?

Q5. What are your rights when stopped with a DUI

Q6. What to do if you’ve been falsely accused?