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Torrance Felony and Misdemeanor Lawyer

Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses Attorney in South Bay and Los Angeles County

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.

A Misdemeanor or Felony Allegation Is Serious and Requires the Attention of a Qualified and Experienced Torrance Lawyer

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.

At Ernenwein & 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.

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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. 

You can contact us for your free consultation at our office in Torrance by calling (310) 361-3068. If you would prefer to reach us by email, complete this contact form.

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Common Misdemeanor Offenses in California

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:

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 in California 

Felony offenses are more serious, and the court could impose state prison. Some common felony charges are:

  • I cannot thank Robert enough for his efforts, knowledge, and execution in my case. He gave me a second chance.
    - Kevin Q.
  • Michelle has had a profound impact on my life. She not only has a firm grasp of legal matters, but also of human emotions. This dynamic duo worked all hours of the day and night on my case. They exerted effort way beyond the amount that I had paid them.
    - Khadijeh K.
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