A Misdemeanor Or Felony Allegation Is Serious And Requires The Attention Of A Qualified And Experienced Lawyer
If you are under investigation for or have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, it is important that you retain a qualified and experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our principal attorney, Robert S. Ernenwein, is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney and is board-certified in criminal law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been an attorney for almost 40 years. Mr. Ernenwein has a reputation as an attorney who secures excellent resolutions for his clients prior to trial. He is known for his expert skills and favorable results at jury trials. In short, Mr. Ernenwein is considered one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles.
Attorney Michelle Mathes is a former extern with the United States Court of Appeals and a former intern at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. She brings to the Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, team 25 years of criminal defense experience.
Leo Jackson is a former Los Angeles police detective who spent 25 years in law enforcement. He is a licensed private investigator who assists in the defense of the firm’s clients. The office is staffed by five dedicated professionals who act in support of the lawyers and the firm clients.
Make no mistake: Misdemeanors are criminal charges that can result in a criminal conviction and jail time and can have adverse effects on your ability to gain employment or obtain a professional license. Mr. Ernenwein and his experienced team can assist you in finding alternatives to pleading guilty that can include diversion, deferred entry of judgment, mental health diversion or veteran’s diversion. If required, Mr. Ernenwein will personally and aggressively represent you at trial. At Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, we will do all we can to prevent you from being convicted of a misdemeanor crime.
AtErnenwein & Mathes, LLP, you will be defended by a knowledgeable and caring legal team with a track record of success that is unmatched. Contact us, set an appointment and meet or speak to Mr. Ernenwein or Ms. Mathes personally.
Common Misdemeanor Offenses
A misdemeanor charge can be petty and result in a slap on the wrist. However, the circumstances of your case will determine how the court will treat it. The common misdemeanor offenses under California law include:
- CA Penal Code 647(f) public intoxication
- CA Vehicle Code 20002(a) hit-and-run accidents
- CA Vehicle Code 14601.1(a) driving with a suspended license
- CA Penal Code 240 assault
- CA Penal Code 242 battery
- CA Penal Code 415 disturbing the peace
Each of these common misdemeanor offenses can result in high fines and jail sentences. In addition, repeated misdemeanor offenses can result in mandatory minimum jail sentences. With an experienced criminal defense attorney, you may be able to benefit from an alternative resolution and avoid jail time.
Common Felony Offenses
Felony offenses are more serious, and the court could impose state prison. Some common felony charges are:
- CA Penal Code 32 accessory after the fact
- CA Penal Code 592 vandalism
- CA Penal Code 182 conspiracy
- CA Penal Code 240 assault with a deadly weapon
- CA Penal Code 191.5(a) vehicular manslaughter
Protect Your Freedom With An Aggressive Criminal Defense
For decades, our attorneys at Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, have provided aggressive criminal defense for all criminal charges. We believe that there is an alternative to what you face, and we will fight your criminal allegation as if it were our own. Mr. Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney and understands how the prosecution may proceed in your case, and we will provide you with the professional legal counsel you need.