Seppi Esfandi

Torrance Criminal Defense Attorney

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Torrance Criminal Defense You Can Trust

A conviction on a criminal charge in Torrance can change your life, and cast a shadow over your family. Finding good employment will be more difficult. It can result in probation, fines or even jail or prison.

Find out how the experienced criminal defense team at the Law Office of Seppi Esfandi will do everything possible within the confines of the law to prevent a conviction for you or your loved one. Our goal is to get you through this tough time so you can get on with your life.

Our Criminal Defense Services

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 attorneys in the greater Los Angeles area.

What we offer:

  • Aggressive, creative & effective defense strategies
  • Defense by a top-rated Criminal Law Expert
  • A consistent track record of results
  • Over 16 years of legal experience
  • Constant Communication and Availability
  • Affordability

Sex Crimes

Being accused of a sex crime can not only be humiliating, it can ruin your life and your livelihood. If you are facing a sex crime charge, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights and determine the best way to take control of the situation. Take the first step to protecting your freedom by consulting with us today!

Drug Crimes

Our drug crime defense team has extensive experience fighting charges related to cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription drugs and PCP. We have a proven track record of winning cases involving possession, possession with intent to sell, trafficking, and manufacturing. If you are faced with a drug charge, it’s time to contact us now.

DUI Crimes

A DUI or DWI on your record can have devastating consequences on your ability to drive, and both your personal and professional life. Don’t let a drunk driving conviction destroy your freedom and rights as an upstanding citizen. Our DUI defense team has over 16 years of experience fighting for people who are facing alcohol-related charges. Don’t settle for less.

White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are often categorized differently from crimes involving violence or drugs, but the consequences of a conviction can be just as severe or even worse. Fortunately, Esfandi Law Firm specializes in white-collar crimes involving embezzlement, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, corruption, identity theft, money laundering, RICO and various types of fraud.

All Other Crimes

Our Torrance, Ca criminal defense lawyers represent clients in both state and federal court on all criminal charges.

We understand after an arrest, criminal defense clients have many questions about the consequences they are facing. Every case is unique in circumstance, and there is no substitute to a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney. 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 your free consultation.

Need Help Getting Out of Jail?

People arrested in Torrance are booked at the Torrance City 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 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.

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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 our specialties is early intervention. Seppi Esfandi is a 16 year expert at contacting the prosecution and convincing them that there is insufficient evidence to successfully prosecute. By utilizing our early intervention expertise, it’s possible to have a case dismissed without any effect on your 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 Torrance, and throughout Los Angeles County.

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

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Criminal Defense Help

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  • What is the Discovery Process in a Criminal Case?

    What is the Discovery Process in a Criminal Case?

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  • What Are The Steps in A Criminal Case?

    What Are The Steps in A Criminal Case?

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  • The Importance of Early Intervention

    The Importance of Early Intervention

    What is Early Intervention? Early intervention refers to the window of time between a defendant being arrested and their charges being filed, usually at their arraignment. A well-connected, seasoned criminal defense attorney can contact the prosecuting agency and convince them that there is insufficient evidence to successfully prosecute. By utilizing an early intervention expert it’s... Read More »
  • What is ‘Competency to Stand Trial’?

    What is ‘Competency to Stand Trial’?

    The Defendant Must be Competent A person cannot be tried or adjudged to punishment while that person is mentally incompetent. With ‘Competency to Stand Trial’, a defendant is mentally incompetent if, as a result of a mental disorder or developmental disability, or other condition, the defendant is unable to understand the nature of the criminal... Read More »
  • Knowing Your Rights: What to do If You Are Being Arrested

    Knowing Your Rights: What to do If You Are Being Arrested

    What to do If You Are Being Arrested This article focuses on what you should do if you are being placed under arrest by a police officer. We will discuss 10 basic rules to follow when you are being arrested: Don’t get angry Remain Silent Don’t agree to a search Ask to Contact Your Attorney... Read More »
  • How to Avoid Getting Your Drivers License Suspended for a DUI

    How to Avoid Getting Your Drivers License Suspended for a DUI

    Driving Under the Influence in California requires that the defendant attend 2 hearings. In this article we will be discussing the DUI DMV hearing. A DMV DUI hearing in California is an administrative hearing held at the DMV office, and is completely separate from the hearing held in criminal court. Ten Days to Request a... Read More »
  • How to Reduce a Felony to Misdemeanor

    How to Reduce a Felony to Misdemeanor

    We are commonly asked at our offices if it’s possible to reduce a felony conviction to a misdemeanor, and the answer is commonly yes. I say commonly because there are some limitations to the types of crimes that are eligible for such treatment. The two most important factors that determine if your crime is eligible... Read More »

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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