Criminal Defense

Just because a person’s accused of a crime doesn’t make it true. Innocent people are caught up in the nets of mistaken, overzealous cops and DAs more often than people think.
– S.J. Babachanian

California criminal defense attorney S. Jacob Babachanian believes people accused of crimes are entitled to effective defenses. Call now and let Mr. Babachanian help you or your loved one effectively deal with the issues you are facing.

When you retain Mr. Babachanian’s services, expect that as your criminal defense attorney he’ll work hard to protect your rights to the fullest extent of the law. Babachanian:

Fights exaggerated charges, illegal searches, lying witnesses and false evidence.

Negotiates dismissal of charges, lower bail and fines, jail alternatives and less (or often no) jail time.

Helps you keep your job, calm your family, get treatment if appropriate and stay out of jail or prison.

All along, Mr. Babachanian will explain the criminal justice process to help you understand what’s going on around you so that you can be part of the team as is your right.

The way Mr. Babachanian sees it, just because you’re accused of a crime doesn’t make it true. Innocent people are caught up in the nets of mistaken or overzealous police officers and prosecutors more often than people think.

Even if you have committed a crime, it’s not necessarily the one charged. Law enforcement officers routinely hit criminal defendants with exaggerated charges — usually to get themselves a strategic advantage when it comes to plea bargaining. For example, persons shoplifting items worth less than $50 are often arrested for felony commercial burglary instead of misdemeanor petty theft (i.e. “shoplifting”). The government also has plenty of resources – officers, investigators, cutting edge technology and skilled prosecutors. Mr. Babachanian levels the playing field through dedication to client interests, technological expertise, courtroom skill, a tenacious desire to protect clients to the extent of the law and the willingness to make a stand to ensure the government doesn’t run roughshod over clients’ constitutional rights.

Whether the charge is state or federal offense, felony or misdemeanor, and whether the defendant is an adult or juvenile, S.J. Babachanian can help.

Mr. Babachanian’s clients include people and companies concerned about being investigated, and those who have been arrested or accused. Whether it’s challenging false or exaggerated charges, confronting mistaken or lying witnesses, arguing the sufficiency of a warrant or fighting to exclude wrongfully obtained evidence at trial, Mr. Babachanian will argue the law and facts to get you the best result. If you have a criminal defense problem, call S.J. Babachanian 24/7 to talk straight about getting rid of that dark cloud over your head.

Mr. Babachanian professionally handles a range of criminal issues including:

  • Access Device Fraud
  • Annoying or Molesting a Minor
  • Arson of Forestlands
  • Arson of Structures
  • Assault
  • Assault on a Peace Officer
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW)
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Auto Theft
  • Bad Casino Marker Fraud
  • Bad Check Fraud
  • Battery
  • Battery on a Minor
  • Battery on a Cohabitant or Spouse
  • Brandishing a Firearm
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Commercial Burglary
  • Commutation of Sentence Applications
  • Computer Crimes
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Criminal Threats (formerly known as Terrorist Threats)
  • Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ)
  • Delaying a Peace Officer
  • Dirk or Dagger Possession
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • DMV License Hearings
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Marijuana (DUI/DWI)
  • Driver License Suspension
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Sales
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Transportation
  • Domestic Violence (Spousal/Cohabitant) & DV Restraining Orders
  • DUI Alcohol
  • DUI Drugs
  • DUI Marijuana
  • DUI Under 21 Years Old
  • DUI Refusal
  • Drunk in Public
  • Early Termination of Probation
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungement
  • Extortion
  • Firearm Possession by Convicted Felon
  • Forgery
  • Fraud (including Federal Frauds)
  • Fugitive Counseling
  • Grand Theft
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Grand Theft Firearm
  • Gubernatorial Pardon Applications
  • Homicide (Justifiable, Manslaughter, Murder)
  • Identity Theft
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Interfering with a Firefighter
  • Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Internet Crimes
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Joyriding
  • Kidnapping
  • Loitering
  • Machine Gun Possession
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Marijuana Possession
  • Marijuana Sales
  • Marijuana Trafficking
  • Mayhem
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Legal Counsel
  • Medical Hashish (Hash Possession Cases
  • Medical Marijuana Possession Cases
  • Municipal Code Violations
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Pandering
  • Parole Violations
  • Petition to Seal and Destroy Arrest Records
  • Petty Theft
  • Pimping
  • Probation Termination
  • Probation Violations
  • Prostitution (and Solicitation of Prostitution)
  • Proposition 47 Relief
  • Record Sealing
  • Reckless Driving (“Dry” Reckless)
  • Residential Burglary
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Robbery
  • Sex Offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Suppressor (Silencer) Possession
  • Taxicab Offenses (including LADOT review)
  • Theft (Grand and Petty)
  • Three Strikes Offenses (3-Strikes)
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Warrant Problems
  • Weapon Possession (Assault Weapon, Gun, Knife, Dirk, Dagger, Blowgun, Shuriken, etc.)
  • “Wet” Reckless Driving Involving Alcohol
  • White Collar Crime