Criminal Law

If you face a criminal prosecution, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. The criminal justice system has its own language and set of rules. You can easily become overwhelmed and intimidated. You want an attorney who understands the law and who has successfully helped others in similar situations.

At the Law Office of Yarian & Patatanyan LLP, we have protected the rights of individuals charged with felonies or misdemeanors for many years, from drug possession or assault to attempted murder. We offer comprehensive criminal defense counsel, helping you find practical solutions that protect your rights while minimizing the time and expense involved.

We handle the defense of all misdemeanors and felonies in State and Federal courts in California. We represent individuals at all stages of a criminal prosecution, from arraignment and trial through appeals.

In the federal courts, we focus our representation on:

  • Intellectual property
  • Medicare crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Internet sex crimes: We defend people charged with Web-based sex crimes, including child pornography, criminal solicitation of minors and other offenses.

In our state court practice, most of our cases involve crimes against people, such as assault or property crimes. Because of our experience in both state and federal court, we understand that the criminal process generally moves a lot faster in state court. Nonetheless, we take the same approach, meticulously investigating the facts and circumstances of your case, preparing your defense, and using our extensive trial experience to argue on your behalf.

Whether you have already been charged or are under investigation for a crime, it is important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible, so that you don’t make statements or take action that would be detrimental to your defense. When you hire us, we will work together with you throughout the process, keeping you continually informed of developments, and respecting your wishes regarding how you want to proceed. We will take the time to fully apprise you of your options and your likelihood of success, so that you can make educated decisions.