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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense AttorneyIf you are under investigation or charged with a crime, you need an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to protect your future. Call The Rodriguez Law Group today at (213) 995-6767 for skilled legal assistance.

With over 13 years of experience as a Senior Deputy District Attorney and 20 years of criminal defense law experience, our founder, Ambrosio E. Rodriguez, understands what you are up against — “the system.” The government has unlimited resources to come after you, and you need an aggressive defense attorney to fight for you.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Rodriguez not only knows the system, he was part of the system. Armed with that experience and knowledge, Attorney Rodriguez can aggressively represent you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. When you work with The Rodriguez Law Group, we can level the playing field and actually tip the scales of justice in your favor.

Contact our law office today for a free consultation. Our team handles all types of criminal law matters, including:

Los Angeles domestic violence cases,
Drug crimes,
Federal crimes,
Homicide cases in Los Angeles,
Sex crimes,
and more.

We help clients throughout Los Angeles County face criminal charges. We offer virtual consultations for your convenience. Call our criminal defense law firm at (213) 995-6767 for immediate assistance.

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Our Founder: An Award-Winning Los Angeles Defense Lawyer

Ambrosio Rodriguez prosecuted over 1,000 cases, including death penalty trials, during his 13 years as a prosecutor. He was the Trial Team Leader of the Sex Crimes Unit and part of the Homicide Unit. He has also cross-examined hundreds of “experts” and is prepared to challenge any scientific evidence presented by the prosecution in their case against you. He will put his vast experience in the criminal justice system to work for you so that you can get back to your life.

Beyond experience, Mr. Rodriguez works with a strong team comprised of legal professionals, outside experts, investigators, and associate attorneys. His team often conducts its own investigation, including questioning witnesses, examining the crime scene, and combing through the evidence to understand the situation and ensure the jury hears your side of the story. Our satisfied client reviews speak for themselves.

Do not be intimidated by an aggressive prosecutor trying to scare you into accepting a plea deal. Instead, call a dedicated criminal lawyer in Los Angeles with a proven track record and experience in courthouses throughout California to fight your charges.

Types of Los Angeles Area Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

Contact The Rodriguez Law Group today if you need legal representation for charges related to:

Domestic violence
Drug crimes
Sex crimes or
Any other criminal charges our Los Angeles defense lawyers can handle

During a free consultation, we will review the details of your unique circumstances, answer all your questions, and explain your legal rights and options. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain when you partner with our team of criminal attorneys.



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Common Questions About Criminal Defense in Los Angeles, California

If you have been arrested or believe to be under investigation, it is critical that you call a Los Angeles defense lawyer immediately so we can start working on your case.

Can I Get Arrested If the Police Don’t Have a Warrant?

Yes. The police don’t need an arrest warrant to take you into custody or charge you with a crime. However, it’s easier to fight the legitimacy of an arrest if it was made without a warrant. Be sure to tell your criminal defense attorney everything you can remember about the arrest to help lay the groundwork for a motion to dismiss the charges against you.

Can the Police Conduct a Warrantless Search?

Generally speaking, the answer is “no.” However, there are exceptions – like when an officer has reasonable suspicion or believes there are certain extenuating circumstances (for example, if there is a present threat of violence or that evidence will be destroyed if a search is delayed) or something like a weapon or drugs is in “plain view.” Officers can also conduct a search if you provide consent. Absent any of these things, however, a search must be supported by a warrant. A warrantless search can lead to a dismissal of the charges against you or, at the very least, devastate the state’s case by leaving the prosecution without evidence.

I Wasn’t Read My Miranda Rights. Can My Case Be Dismissed?

The police must absolutely read you your rights before you are taken into custody and questioned. If you’re interrogated without being “Mirandized,” that’s a serious violation of your Constitutional rights – and grounds for having the charges against you dismissed. A skilled Los Angeles defense attorney will work hard to make that happen.

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer If I’m Innocent?

It certainly helps to have an experienced Los Angeles criminal attorney represent you, regardless of whether or not you’re guilty of a crime. Hiring a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles can help ensure your rights are respected and decrease the odds of getting convicted for a crime you didn’t commit. Remember, state and federal prosecutors have tons of experience trying criminal cases. The best way to protect yourself is to have a skilled attorney in your corner, too.

Is It Worth it to Hire a Lawyer If I’m Guilty?

Absolutely. Even if you are guilty of a crime, there are a lot of factors at play that can influence a California criminal case. With an attorney representing you, it can potentially reduce the level of the charge(s) you face (misdemeanor vs. felony), set the stage for favorable plea negotiations, and help you minimize the penalties that might be included in your sentence if convicted. Remember, the state has to prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt – which is much tougher to do when an attorney is fighting them every step of the way.

What About a Public Defender? Do I Really Need to Hire a Private Attorney?

It’s true that an attorney can be appointed to defend you. However, public defenders in Los Angeles tend to be overworked and are often navigating several criminal cases at once. This means that your case might not get the time and attention it really needs. And, if you’re facing charges for a sex crime, domestic violence, or federal offense, it’s likely that the state-appointed lawyer won’t have the in-depth experience and expertise that’s required to give you a well-rounded and comprehensive defense. Hiring a private defense attorney can give you the edge you need to walk away with a successful outcome.

What is Bail?

If you’re arrested, there’s a chance that the state might hold you in lieu of bail. This simply means that you (or a family member or bail bondsman) must pay a certain amount of money to secure your release. It’s essentially collateral to ensure you return for your hearings and court date. Sometimes, you might be released on your own recognizance or detained without bail, depending on your record and/or the charges you face.

What’s a Plea Bargain? Should I Accept a Deal?

A plea bargain is an offer extended to a defendant by the prosecution in a criminal case. Typically, the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduction in charges and/or reduced penalties. A plea bargain means that a guilty plea will be on the defendant’s permanent criminal record – so it is important to give a lot of thought as to whether or not to accept a deal. A Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer can help you weigh the pros and cons and figure out the best course of action for your particular case.

What’s the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by up to one year in county jail. Felonies, on the other hand, carry the possibility of considerably more time behind bars in a county jail or state prison – ranging from 16 months to three years to life. Crimes of a more serious nature – typically those that involve an act of violence or physical harm to another person – are often charged at the felony level, while less serious offenses are tried as misdemeanors. However, if you have a criminal record that can certainly affect what charges you ultimately face.

Does California Have a “Three Strikes” Law?

Yes. Under the Golden State’s Three Strikes Law, serious felonies are classified as “strike” offenses. Every time you’re convicted of serious felony, you’ll get a strike on your record and face increasingly harsh penalties for subsequent crimes. For instance, let’s say you have two strikes on your record. When you’re charged with a third strike offense, you’ll automatically face 25 years to life in prison – regardless of what the penalty typically is for the underlying crime.

Recent Los Angeles Criminal Defense Case Results

Mr. Rodriguez handles criminal cases throughout all Los Angeles courts. The following is a partial list of victories we have secured for our clients.
Los Angeles Superior Court
Criminal Court Building: Client charged with Murder in the First Degree with a gang allegation, Attempted Murder with. Gang allegation, and Second Degree Murder with a Gang Allegation.
Not Guilty – Jury Trial
Los Angeles Superior Court
Criminal Court Building: Client charged with multiple counts of child molestation. A conviction would lead to 28 years in state prison.
5 years of probation and therapy
Los Angeles Superior Court
Criminal Court Building: Client investigated for molesting patient. A conviction would have led to 6 years in state prison, lifetime registration as a sex offender and loss of professional license.
Investigation stopped and all charges dropped
Los Angeles Superior Court
Criminal Court Building: Client charged with felony domestic violence. A conviction would have led up to 5 years in state prison.
All charges dropped after meeting with law enforcement and the district attorney
Los Angeles Superior Court
Criminal Court Building: Client charged with Murder in the 1st Degree. A conviction would have led to Life in Prison.
Case dismissed
Los Angeles Superior Court
Client charged with multiple counts of domestic violence. Conviction would have led to 1 year in jail, fines and a 52-week anger management class.
Client attended 24 classes of anger management and all charges dismissed. No probation, no jail, no fines
Domestic Violence
Los Angeles Domestic violence convictions can have long-lasting effects for you and your family. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need a strong defense.
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Drug Crimes
As a Senior Deputy D.A., Mr. Rodriguez trained other prosecutors. He knows what the prosecution team knows, which allows him to spot...
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As a former prosecutor, Mr. Rodriguez handled homicide cases and death penalty trials. If you have been charged with homicide, call today.
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Sex Crimes
If you have been charged with committing a sex crime, you need an experienced Los Angeles criminal lawyer. Call today so that we can discuss your case.
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Criminal Defense Available Throughout Southern California

Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers can help you wherever you are facing charges throughout Southern California. That includes Los Angeles CountyRiverside County, Burbank, Culver City, Encino, Glendale, Hollywood, Koreatown, Los Feliz, Mid-Wilshire DistrictNorth Hollywood, Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Van Nuys, and more. If you have been arrested or are under investigation, it is critical that you contact a qualified criminal defense attorney near you to assist you in this time of crisis.

California Criminal Defense Law Firm With Experience You Can Trust

Los Angeles has thousands of criminal defense lawyers to choose from. The Rodriguez Law Group is different from the rest because we will personally handle your case and give it the attention you deserve.

By hiring The Rodriguez Law Group, you will receive the personal attention of an experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record. More importantly, you will receive the quality representation and respect you deserve during this difficult time.

If you have been charged with a crime anywhere in Los Angeles, hiring the best criminal defense attorneys is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A skilled criminal lawyer can greatly increase the chances that the case will end as favorably as possible for the defense. The quality of representation will have long-term consequences for you and your family.

If you are seeking a top-rated criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, make sure you hire someone with the expertise and a proven track record. Regardless of the crime, we are prepared to defend your legal rights aggressively.

Call our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers Near You For A Free Consultation

Choosing a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles can be a difficult process. To make the process easier, we offer a free consultation. Call (213) 995-6767 today or fill out our free case evaluation form to see how we can assist you during this difficult time. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your criminal defense needs.

Ambrosio Rodriguez

With over 20 years of experience, and 13 years experience as a Senior Deputy District Attorney, Ambrosio E. Rodriguez has the experience you need when you have been charged with a crime.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Rodriguez handled thousands of cases, including domestic violence, sex crimes, and death penalty trials. When facing a possible criminal conviction, you owe it to yourself to hire a criminal defense attorney with a proven track record that will fight for you in court.

Mr. Rodriguez has unmatched trial court experience and will aggressively protect your liberty. See Mr. Rodriguez’s media appearances to learn more.

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