Beverly Hills Criminal Defense Attorneys
Have you been charged with a crime? Before the prosecution further builds its case against you, talk to a criminal defense attorney who can start building a strong case on your behalf.
At Kaplan Marino, we appear almost daily in state court, where strong relationships and a reputation for tenacity and integrity lead to the fair treatment of our clients. To schedule a consultation with one of our criminal law attorneys in Beverly Hills, complete our contact form.
Understanding State Crimes
Most prosecuted crimes are done through state court. Each county in California has a superior court. Some counties, like Los Angeles and Orange counties, have many courthouses within their district.
When someone is arrested by the local police department, that individual is typically prosecuted in state court. Some typical state court crimes are:
- Driving under the influence
- Hit-and-run/leaving the scene of an accident
- Drug offenses
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence and criminal threats
- Theft offenses
- Sex crimes
- "Three Strikes" violations
State cases may also include city attorney office hearings and district attorney office hearings, probation violations, bench warrants and juvenile crimes.
Most state court cases are prosecuted by the district attorney of the county in which they occurred. The State Attorney General’s Office does prosecute some crimes if it was involved in the investigation. In some counties, the local city attorney may prosecute misdemeanor offenses.
Contact Our Beverly Hills Law Office
Charged with a crime in California? Call one of our experienced state criminal defense lawyers at 310-557-0007 .