Seppi Esfandi

Downey Criminal Defense Attorney

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The Importance of Criminal Defense

If you’ve been accused of a crime in Downey, you need a strong, well-connected criminal defense attorney who knows the Judges and District Attorney to help you get the best possible result.

The criminal defense attorney you choose can make all the difference in the outcome of your particular case. A criminal attorney’s experience is critical, since essential evidence must be preserved or brought to the attention of the authorities.

Think about it, all that stands between you and the power of the police is a committed criminal defense attorney. Protect your rights!

Why a Legal ‘Expert’?

Seppi Esfandi is one of only 70 hand-picked attorneys and is ranked among the top 5% of attorneys in the greater Los Angeles area, so you are sure to get great legal representation.

An average criminal defense attorney will treat you like a number, settling for an easy plea bargain the way a public defender would, because they simply cannot spend the energy and time to fight for you the way an expert defense attorney will fight.

What we offer:

  • Defense by a top 5% Criminal Law Expert
  • A consistent track record of results
  • Over 17 years of legal experience
  • Aggressive, creative & effective defense strategies
  • Constant Communication and Availability
  • Affordability

We Handle Everything

Our Downey criminal defense team represent clients in both state and federal court on all criminal charges, whether it’s a small misdemeanor or a serious felony, or an expungement.

We understand after an arrest, clients have many questions about the charges and consequences they are facing. Every case is unique, and there is no substitute to a free consultation with The Law Offices of Seppi Esfandi.

To get started with your representation, please contact our office right away.

Call 844-776‑5291, for your free consultation.

Need Help Getting Out of Jail?

People arrested in Downey are booked at the Downey Jail, where they are generally held until their arraignment. If inmates have not bonded out or released after their arraignment, they most likely will be transferred to one of the LA County jails.

After being booked you will be required to make a court appearance.  If the incident was a felony then you will likely appear before a judge for arraignment within 48-hours of being booked.  If the incident was a minor crime like a misdemeanor then you will likely be released after your arraignment within 48 hours, or be released on ‘OR’ and be arraigned within 2 to 3 weeks, and be released.

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Arraignment

At your arraignment you will be informed of the charges against you and will be asked enter a plea of either: guilty, not guilty, or no contest.  During arraignment the judge will also determine the specifics of your bail, or grant you permission to leave on your own recognizance.

Following your arraignment you will be asked to appear at a later date. The second meeting will be the Pretrial Conference.  During this meeting your criminal defense lawyer will discuss the details of your case with the district attorney in an attempt to resolve the issue without going to trial.  If a deal can be struck then your sentencing will commence. On the other hand, if the two sides cannot come to a ‘deal’ then your case will go to trial.

Early Intervention

One of Mr. Esfandi’s specialties is early intervention.  Early intervention refers to the time between a defendant being arrested and their charges being filed. Seppi Esfandi is an expert at contacting the prosecuting agency and convincing them that there is insufficient evidence to successfully prosecute. By utilizing an early intervention specialist it’s possible to have a case dismissed without any effect on one’s criminal record.

A criminal arrest is not something you should or can take lightly. Not only do you stand to face a number of legal penalties, but you could also face other consequences as well. We represent people accused of misdemeanors, felonies and infractions in Glendale and throughout Los Angeles County.

Call Now 844-776‑5291, for a free consultation.

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