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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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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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When should I contact a criminal lawyer?

  • 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 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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  • When a person is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), he or she will face two different types of potential penalties: criminal and administrative. The criminal charge of DUI will be heard in a court of law and may result in a monetary fine and / or incarceration. An administrative charge of DUI may result in the suspension of his or her driving privileges. It is important for a person charged with DUI to understand the administrative suspension process in order to properly protect his or her rights.
  • The request for an administrative suspension hearing will result in the licensing agency scheduling a hearing where an administrative official will determine whether or not the suspension is proper. In most cases, the arresting officer will be required to attend the hearing to give testimony regarding the traffic stop and what the officer observed that made him or her determine that the driver was intoxicated. Even if a driver believes that he or she is guilty of the DUI charge, it can still be a wise decision to request a hearing. In most jurisdictions, a person’s license is reinstated when he or she requests an administrative hearing. The license will then be in effect, allowing the accused to drive, until the hearing is held.
  • Most states have an administrative suspension process. This means that the state will suspend the driver’s license of anyone charged with criminal DUI or anyone who refuses to submit to sobriety tests at the time he or she is pulled over by police. Administrative suspension notices can be given immediately when a person is stopped or will arrive through the mail in the days following the traffic stop, depending on the laws in the area where the stop occurred. When a person receives notice of an administrative suspension, he or she can request that the licensing authority schedule an administrative suspension hearing about the license suspension in front of an administrative official..
  • It is important to note that the result of an administrative suspension hearing has no bearing on what will be decided regarding the criminal charges. For example, a person could have his or her license suspended but be found not guilty of the criminal charges. As DUI charges can have serious consequences, a person charged with DUI should consider hiring an experienced attorney to help defend him or her from both the administrative and criminal penalties of the charge.

“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.”

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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. When should I contact a los angeles criminal attorney?

Q4. I was offered a plea bargain. Should I take it?

Q5. Do I need a los angeles criminal lawyer if I intend to plead guilty?

Q6. Rights When Stopped For DUI

Q7. What to do if you’ve been falsely accused?