Pasadena Criminal Attorneys
The Pasadena Police Department any other law enforcement agencies in the San Gabriel Valley generate thousands of arrests each year. These cases are sent to the Pasadena Courthouse at 300 East Walnut Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 for prosecution. This court is considered a “hub” and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office maintains a Branch Office at the Pasadena Courthouse. In addition, the Pasadena City Attorney’s Office is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor offenses which occur within the City of Pasadena.
Anyone arrested for a crime in Pasadena should consult with an experienced and respected Pasadena criminal defense attorney immediately. The following are some of the more common criminal offenses prosecuted in the Pasadena region.Theft Offenses in Pasadena
Pasadena is home to many high-end retail establishments and as a result there are numerous arrests and prosecutions for theft offenses, including shoplifting, that are litigated at the Pasadena Courthouse. These theft offenses can either be felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the extent of the theft and the defendant’s criminal history. Those who are arrested for theft will often be cited for an arraignment date at the Pasadena Courthouse. It is very important to contact a criminal defense attorney experienced in handling Pasadena cases right away if you receive a citation for theft.Pasadena Domestic Violence
Domestic violence arrests are also very common in the Pasadena area. Law enforcement take these crimes seriously and will pursue criminal charges against those arrested. In many cases, the alleged victim has no interest in pressing charges, however the prosecutor can, and often will, pursue criminal charges even without the cooperation of the victim. It is absolutely critical to meet with a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, as the early intervention before a case has been sent to the prosecutor can result in charges being rejected or reduced significantly. In addition to domestic violence involving those who are married or in romantic relationships, domestic violence offense also include elder abuse and certain other assault and battery cases. These are often considered “domestic violence” crimes and those convicted may be subject to mandatory sentencing provisions.Pasadena White Collar Offenses
White collar crimes can include a number of different criminal offenses, including grand theft, embezzlement, credit card fraud, computer crime, mortgage fraud, identity theft and many more. The loss suffered by a victim does not have to be extensive for an offense to be considered a white collar crime, however the extent of financial damages can often steep. Prosecutors and law enforcement officers take these crimes very seriously as they often involve taking advantage of a position of trust or feature a high degree of criminal sophistication. These cases often involve complex legal issues and extensive amounts of evidentiary material and anyone who has been charged with a white collar crime or who believes they may be under investigation for this type of offense should speak with an attorney experienced in handling complex criminal matters immediately.Drug Crime in Pasadena
Every week, law enforcement officers in Pasadena conduct arrests for a wide variety of drug crimes, including possession, production, drug sales and possession for sale. These can be very serious charges and anyone facing drug charges in Pasadena should speak with an attorney right away.
If you or someone you know have been arrested for a criminal offense in Pasadena, it is imperative that you discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Michael Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney with over 14 years of prosecutorial experience who previously was a Senior Trial Attorney in the Pasadena Branch Office. Mr. Kraut is highly respected by judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers in the Pasadena area for his in depth understanding of law and procedure and his unmatched skills as a criminal litigator.
For more information about Pasadena criminal defense, and to schedule your free consultation, contact Michael Kraut at the Kraut Law Group located at 790 East Colorado Boulevard, 9th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101. Mr. Kraut can be reached 24/7 at 888-334-6344 or 626-345-1899.