Seppi Esfandi

Santa Monica Criminal Defense Attorney

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Santa Monica, California Criminal Defense

We started The Law Offices of Seppi Esfandi because we recognized the need for quality criminal defense in Santa Monica and surrounding West LA communities.

Being accused of a crime can be a frustrating experience. The possibility of jail or prison time, hefty fines, and the loss of driving privileges, professional licenses can wreak havoc on your life and career.

Having an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as early as possible in your case will make all the difference. We take the time to get to know all our clients, understand the issues you are facing, and work with you to craft a strategy to move forward, ideally with NO JAIL TIME.

At the Law Offices of Seppi Esfandi, we believe in defending the rights of Santa Monica’s citizens no matter how serious of a crime you were alleged to have committed. Your future is important and we’re here to protect it. Here’s an entire list of the all California Crimes We Have Successfully Defended.

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What We Offer to Santa Monica

  • A consistent track record of results
  • Aggressive, creative & effective defense strategies
  • Defense by a top 5% Criminal Law Expert
  • Over 16 years of legal expertise
  • Constant Communication and Availability
  • We Treat You as a Family Member

Each and every client and case is important to us. Whether defending a client against a California DUI charge, dismissing a drunk in public charge or fighting for a defendant’s freedom from an alleged violent felony crime, our criminal defense team takes their job seriously and we work together as a team to create dynamic, aggressive defense strategies that win cases against the Santa Monica prosecution.

Why a Criminal Law ‘Expert’?

Seppi Esfandi is not your average criminal defense attorney. He’s also an Expert in Criminal Law. What is an expert? An expert is one of only 70 hand-picked attorneys and is ranked among the top 5% of attorneys in the greater Los Angeles area.

This means that he is well-connected with all judges and district attorneys, a professional relationship that is paramount to your freedom. Esfandi was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the UCLA School of Law.

Give Us a Call

Both in the courthouse, and out if needed, we aggressively defend individuals charged with crimes in the Santa Monica Area because we know how important it is to avoid a criminal conviction. We are dedicated to effectively and thoroughly preserving your rights to the fullest extent of the law. With an aggressive and committed lawyer, your charges can be reduced or even dropped entirely in a timely manner.

Whether you are facing Federal or California state charges for DUI, theft, burglary, violent, or white collar, we have the skills, experience and judgment needed to help you avoid the upending experience of facing a guilty verdict and a jail or prison sentence.

To get started with your representation, please contact our office right away. There is virtually no criminal case we cannot handle.

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

Need Help Getting Out of Jail?

When someone has been arrested in the city of Santa Monica, it’s important to note that sometimes inmates are transferred to the Men’s Central Jail or the Twin Towers Facility in Downtown Los Angeles.

After being booked you will be required to make a court appearance. If the incident was a serious 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 arraigned within 2 to 3 weeks.

For more information, please visit our page How to Get Someone Out of Jail in Santa Monica. We’re happy to assist getting a loved one out of jail, anytime.

Early Intervention is The Key

It’s imperative that your criminal defense team begins working on your case immediately, to mitigate supposed evidence that might incriminate you.

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 expert, it’s possible to have a case dismissed without any effect on one’s criminal record.

Conclusion

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 Santa Monica, and throughout West Los Angeles.

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

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Gerardo C.

Seppi was amazing, one of the nicest persons I've met. He was very professional and handled my case like so. He assured me from the beginning what he was going to be able to do for me and always was truthful. He always answered my phone calls and when he didn't he would respond to my voicemails promptly as well communicate via text. The fees were very reasonable. I never had to go to court and he fixed everything for me. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family.

Anthony M.

I was facing 2 felony counts which included 2 strikes on my record. Each count was a sentence of 2-4 years in state prison. I was looking at 2 counts which could have sent me to jail for a maximum of 8 years. The DA was trying to offer me a lesser misdemeanor charge and Mr. Esfandi advised me to deny their offer and he assured me of a better outcome. MY CASE WAS DISMISSED! I told my girlfriend this is a blessing from God, and she said no it wasn't, you had a great lawyer! Thank you Seppi for doing an outstanding job. You saved my life!

Evan N.

This was the first time that I had to choose an attorney for anything. I am very thankful that I end up choosing Seppi Esfandi. The outcome of my brothers case was perfect and beyond fair with no jail time! I believe that without Seppi, my brother would had definitely been charged with a felony and served jail time. My family is extremely pleased with the professionalism that the Law Office of Seppi Esfandi had provided during the case. The paralegal, Jorge, was very friendly, professional, and I could immediately tell that they cared about our family situation. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!

Courtney M.

I've never been in a situation where I needed a lawyer before. Seppi has been highly communicative, proactive and knowledgeable as well as affordable. He is very personable and listens to you, as well as makes you feel comfortable with the process. I felt such relief after choosing him. The best part? He got my case dismissed! I highly recommend him.

Amber B.

Meeting with Seppi Esfandi was the first step in the right direction after a big setback. He is professional, honest, generous, and has passion for what he does. He quickly and effectively answered every single question I had regarding my case and went above and beyond to help me. Esfandi did not stop fighting for me until he saw results in my case - I am so appreciative and grateful for all of his dedication and passion.

Carrie P.

Seppi was the first attorney I have ever hired and will be the only one I ever hire! My kids father was looking at 4 years prison and he got him down to 180 days and back to probation. So instead of prison time he is staying in county to only serve around 90 days. There were more then one cases and even though Seppi could've have charged more to help extra he made sure the other case was done right. He was very attentive and caring and didn't have very bad pricing considering. Thank you so much Seppi!

Miguel T.

I was facing two felony charges Seppi was able to bring it down to a 1 misdemeanor, the other charge was dropped, i did not have to do any jail time and I did not have register. I'm very pleased with Seppi's help and also Jorge who was there from the day I called. I would highly recommend Seppi if you are in need of any legal help.

Cindy F.

Seppi and Shaun were by far the nicest people I have dealt with. I had a complicated situation with terrible prosecutors thinking just because I had a DUI, it automatically makes me a loser, a drunk, a terrible person - we all make mistakes. Seppi was able to get my case dismissed at one courthouse, and at the second was able to have me get the minimum sentence. I was scared from the get-go, but he was very supportive, especially after my mom passed. I would recommend Seppi and the Firm to my family/friends (heaven forbid they ever end up in my situation).

Britney D.

Seppi was awesome. He will answer his phone at 10pm on a Saturday or any other time you need him. The decision to hire him was obvious. I've never been in legal trouble before and he made me feel very comfortable and assured throughout the entire situation. I actually relocated to northern California before the case ended and he was able to handle everything for me from a distance. I did not have to fly back to LA once. As far as LA lawyers go I found him priced at the going rate and money very well spent. I cannot not speak for more serious offenders, but for my situation, it was perfect.

Johanna D.

Seppi was great. He helped me get through one of the most stressful and frightening moments in my life. He answered nearly every question I had & if he was unable to answer at the moment, he made sure to follow-up with me as soon as he had the answer and/or information I needed. Since this was my first time ever in a legal situation, I was scared and confused. Seppi definitely helped me get through it. With his willingness to listen to me and with his expertise, I felt comforted & at ease knowing I had his assistance.

Amanda P.

Seppi is the best lawyer!! I was charged with a felony and he told me that it was a felony strike but that he would work hard for me. I knew to get him on my case because of the way he presented himself, i could tell he was a good lawyer. my case got dismissed after he went to court with me a few times. I am so thankful to Seppi for helping me.

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