Violent Crime Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles

Accused of a Violent Crime in California State or Federal Court?

Violent Crime Criminal Defense

Shaun Khojayan and his Firm represent and fight for individuals accused or charged with violent crimeShaun Khojayan and his Firm represent and fight for individuals charged with violent crimes including domestic violence, assault and battery, kidnapping, and homicide.

Homicide

Homicide is a very serious offense that requires excellent representation. Shaun Khojayan is a criminal defense attorney who will provide you or your loved one with top notch representation. The investigation and review of discovery on your behalf will be thorough. The right experts and investigators and mitigation experts will be used. We will fight the charges to try to achieve a dismissal, acquittal or a reduced charged. You and your loved one would be visited regularly and keep fully abreast of all facts and developments. This Firm’s private investigators and experts, many of whom have law enforcement backgrounds, will conduct an independent investigation and review of the evidence in preparation for trial.

Manslaughter

Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of another human being without premeditation or deliberation. The punishment for manslaughter is substantially less than life in prison or the death penalty.

Voluntary Manslaughter is based on the intent of the accused during the commission of the crime. For example, the intent can be through provocation, the heat of passion, or possible diminished mental capacity.

Murder

Murder is a form of homicide that is described as an intentional killing of another person. In California, there are two degrees of murder recognized by the law:

First Degree Murderis murder that is a premeditated act, meaning that the individual planned the killing of another with forethought to opportunity and method so as to increase the likelihood of success or to evade apprehension. A murder committed during the course of a serious felony such as a robbery can also qualify as first degree murder. First degree murder can lead to life in prison with the possibility of parole. However, a first degree murder with special circumstances can lead to the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Second Degree Murder is the intentional killing committed without premeditation and deliberation.
Shaun Khojayan is a criminal defense attorney who will provide you or your loved one with top notch representation. The investigation and review of discovery on your behalf will be thorough. The right experts and investigators and mitigation experts will be used. We will fight the charges to try to achieve a dismissal, acquittal or a reduced charged. You and your loved one would be visited regularly and keep fully abreast of all facts and developments. This Firm’s private investigators and experts, many of whom have law enforcement backgrounds, will conduct an independent investigation and review of the evidence in preparation for trial.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the use of physical violence, the threat of violence, or harmful psychological or emotional tactics against another individual in a person’s family. Domestic violence can be a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending on the nature of the crime and the presence or absence of physical injuries to the witness/victim. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence offense, contact Criminal Defense Attorney Shaun Khojayan. Domestic violence would also have immigration consequences for non-citizens. This Firm will defend you aggressively against domestic violence accusations like we do for all crimes that our clients are accused.

Assault and Battery

Assault and battery charges may be misdemeanor or felony offenses, depending on the severity of the crime and resulting injuries. Assault is the attempt to cause bodily injury to another individual. Unless it involves a law enforcement officer, assault is most likely a misdemeanor. Aggravated assault involves the use of a deadly weapon and thus most likely a felony. Battery is the actual contact and/or injury inflicted on another individual with the intent to cause bodily harm. There are a number of defenses including self-defense that this Firm can aggressively present in your case to defend you against such charges.

Kidnapping and Child Abduction

Kidnapping can subject the accused to a life term in prison, or at a minimum, a long prison sentence. Shaun Khojayan and his Firm can assist you and your loved one in defending against such charges through thorough investigation and appropriate motions.

DUIs

DUI defense needs the best representation possible.

DUIs or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are criminal charges that may result in time in jail, deportation, loss of your job or loss of your license.
You need an attorney who can defend all aspects of your case, including the hearing with the DMV, court dates and possibly a jury trial.
Contact us now so that we can defend the suspension of your license with the DMV (You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to obtain a hearing with the DMV).
We can arrange alternatives to jail, like community service.
Hit-and-run can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony charge and involves even the slightest movement of a vehicle from an accident scene. If you suspect you may be under investigation for hit-and-run, it is crucial that you contact Shaun Khojayan immediately, before you have been contacted by police if at all possible. In many cases, an attorney who is involved early in the police investigation can prevent hit-and-run charges from ever being filed.
When you have previously lost your drivers’ license because of a DUI conviction but continue to drive, you face stiff penalties if you are caught. While it is most often handled as a misdemeanor offense, driving with a suspended license after a DUI conviction can subject
you to jail time, costly fines, impounding of your vehicle and, in the most serious cases, the seizure of your vehicle, which is then auctioned off by authorities.