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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kraut

attorney blog If you or a loved one have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense in the Los Angeles area, it is absolutely critical that you contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kraut immediately. Mr. Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney with over 14 years of prosecutorial experience who understands how to effectively defend those charged with criminal offenses.

Mr. Kraut previously served as a senior trial attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. At the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Kraut prosecuted major felonies as part of the elite Major Fraud and Hardcore Gang Divisions. As a prosecutor, Mr. Kraut was known as a fierce litigator who would never back down from a challenge. Mr. Kraut’s mastery of the law and skills in the courtroom earned him a reputation among law enforcement, judges and prosecutors as a top-notch attorney. Mr. Kraut now brings his years of prosecutorial experience to help those who have been accused of crimes.

Being arrested for a criminal offense, or learning that you are facing a criminal investigation, can be one of the most traumatic experiences a person may face. It is imperative that anyone who finds themselves in this type of situation speak with a qualified and experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer right away. If retained early enough in the criminal investigation process, Mr. Kraut may be able to intervene and consult with the investigating officer or District Attorney in order to have charges dismissed or significantly reduced.

As a result of his years prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors, Mr. Kraut understands how these cases are investigated, charged and prosecuted and knows how to effectively challenge the prosecution’s evidence at all stages of the criminal process. As a defense attorney, Mr. Kraut has been sought out by the media for his insight into the criminal law process and makes regular appearances on shows such as Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight. Because of his stellar reputation within the legal community, Mr. Kraut is often the attorney that law enforcement officers and judges turn to when someone in their family gets into trouble.

Mr. Kraut is respected as a dedicated advocate who fights passionately on behalf of his clients who have been charged criminally. Mr. Kraut has significant experience in defending clients charged with all levels and types of criminal offenses and works hard to ensure his clients receive the most comprehensive and effective defense possible. Renowned for his investigative instincts and skills as a prosecutor, Mr. Kraut immediately starts mounting a defense for his clients as soon as he is retained. Mr. Kraut works with the top investigators and experts in the field to make sure that no stone is left unturned and no avenue of defense is left unexplored.

Mr. Kraut knows how to effectively represent clients at all stages of the criminal process. Every case is different and may require unique defense strategies and Mr. Kraut works with his clients to determine what is best for them. Mr. Kraut does not back down from a challenge and is recognized throughout the court system for his unmatched trial skills. As a district attorney, Mr. Kraut tried over 80 felony cases and was successful in 99% of his jury trials.

Mr. Kraut is experienced in handling all aspects of the criminal process. This includes removing warrants for defendants without them having to appear in court in many cases, researching and filing all types of motions on behalf of his clients and arguing them in court, representing clients at contested hearings and even handling matters such as expungements to help people clear their criminal records.

Mr. Kraut understands what is at stake for those who have been charged criminally and works hard to make sure his clients’ interests are absolutely defended. Being charged with a crime is a terrifying experience and those who have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense need a skilled and knowledgeable advocate on their side.

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Michael Kraut is outstanding! He genuinely cared about my case and instructed my mom and I throughout the entire process. He was very clear on what he needed in order to receive the best results. He kept us updated until the end. I thank him so much for getting my charges rejected. I highly recommend him to anyone with legal needs! Shaquan
I contacted Michael with concern for my personal and business reputation. He was very reassuring and confident the entire time. After about 3 weeks it was determined that no charges were being filed by any agency and I was in the clear of any investigation. One thing that is amazing is just how FAST Michael is at replying to phone calls, texts, and even emails! We are talking under 30 minutes in most cases. That is unheard of for most attorneys! Michael is incredible and not your typical run of the mill attorney. For best results hire him if you feel like you might be under investigation or could face charges. Even if you know you are innocent it is best to take care of the smoke before it becomes a fire. Brad
Michael Kraut is-hands down-the best criminal defense attorney and I can't begin to thank him for all that he did for me and my family. I reached out to him in the middle of the night and less than a couple hours later, he had gotten back to me and scheduled a meeting. He's a no-nonsense attorney who knows how to get the job done! From the second we retained him, I had peace of mind in knowing that we were in the best hands possible. If Michael Kraut couldn't get it done, I knew that it couldn't be done at all. You can't put a price tag on your freedom. He was worth every single penny. Lida
Michael Kraut is an outstanding attorney. He was extremely professional, and straightforward, yet sensitive with my case. I am confident I made the right choice by hiring Michael. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly experienced lawyer. Daniel
Michael Kraut - I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for ​my son. When I came to you I read that you used to be a district attorney but I never knew how much that meant until I watch you in court. I knew it took 3 months but the final day when I heard the judge say that all charges were dismissed it was all worth it! I will always be grateful for all that you did for us. A.N.