Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf
The LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE WOLF, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers, have been effectively helping individuals charged with crimes for over 30 years. The California criminal defense lawyers of the firm have both prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor crime in the California courts. Focusing the practice in the field of criminal law, Mr. Wolf is a recognized expert in Drunk Driving, Addiction-related offenses and Juvenile Law. Lawrence Wolf and his associate criminal lawyers have been pioneers in developing all forms of alternative sentencing such as house arrest and diversionary programs. They have established relationships with Judges and District Attorneys in Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento and Ventura Counties.
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Lawrence Wolf has been helping individuals charged with crimes for 30 years. He has both prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor crime. Specializing in the field of criminal law, he is a recognized expert in Drunk Driving, Addiction-related offenses and Juvenile Law. Lawrence Wolf has been a pioneer in developing all forms of alternative sentencing such as house arrest and diversionary programs. Along with Laura McCabe, he has established The Center for Law and Addiction which offers treatment designed to address the problems at the root of many offenses. He has established relationships with Judges and District Attorneys throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. HE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Are you facing criminal charges? If so, your future is on the line, and you need Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Lawrence Wolf. Lawrence Wolf, personally, has Over 35 Years Experience in all Southern California Courtrooms. He is available immediately to take your case and provide you, the client, with aggressive legal representation.
Lawrence Wolf understands the fear that goes along with being charged with a serious crime or being arrested in California. He will aggressively and tenaciously defend you to any length necessary. If you have been arrested, you need to know your legal rights, and act without delay to let our Los Angeles criminal lawyers protect them for you.
Lawrence Wolf specializes in the aggressive defense of all DUI, misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout Southern California. Lawrence is personally known throughout many local courts by various judges and prosecutors for his years of experience, outstanding reputation, legal acumen and excellent courtroom results.
We focus on getting your case dismissed.
Top-Rated Criminal Attorneys Specializing in Los Angeles County, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Riverside courthouses, judges and prosecutors.
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Lawrence Wolf has been helping individuals charged with crimes for over 30 years. He has both prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor crime. Specializing in the field of criminal law, he is a recognized expert in Drunk Driving, Addiction-related offenses and Juvenile Law. Lawrence Wolf has been a pioneer in developing all forms of alternative sentencing such as house arrest and diversionary programs. Along with Laura McCabe, he has established The Center for Law and Addiction which offers treatment designed to address the problems at the root of many offenses. He has established relationships with Judges and District Attorneys throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. HE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Laura McCabe's 23 years experience in the Chemical Dependency and Addiction field provides each client with a comprehensive solution-based plan which addresses the legal and personal crises. Laura has an established track record of helping clients and families afflicted with compulsive and addictive behaviors. These individuals often face criminal consequences resulting from their inability to control their addictions.
LAURA TAKES A COMPASSIONATE AND SENSITIVE APPROACH TO EACH CLIENT.
Richard Sudar, of counsel to the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf, has extensive practice in the criminal arena. Prior to practicing as a criminal defense attorney, he most recently served as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles. As a Deputy District Attorney, Richard successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases. From his experience as a prosecutor he has established relationships with numerous Judges and District Attorneys. He is now using those relationships and his knowledge from the inside to give his clients the best possible representation and results. He has participated competitively in nationally recognized trial competitions and has been honored with the prestigious Byrne Trial Advocacy Award.
The LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE WOLF has been helping individuals charged with sex crimes in Los Angeles for over 30 years. Mr. Wolf has both prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor crime. Lawrence Wolf has been a pioneer in developing all forms of alternative sentencing such as house arrest and diversionary programs. He has established relationships with Judges and District Attorneys throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties.
The aggressive California sex crime defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have a long history of successfully handling the defense of clients charged with ALL types of sex crimes in California. Some examples of crimes that are considered criminal sexual behavior in California are:
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Abuse
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Statutory Rape
- Date Rape
- Criminal Sexual Contact
- Forced or Unlawful Copulation
- Unlawful Sodomy
- Unlawful Penetration
- Sex Crimes Upon a Dependant Adult
- Unlawful Possession of Pornography
- Indecent Exposure
- Lewd Acts
There are many types of sexual assault or sexual abuse, including many of the terms listed above. Sexual assault, in most states, includes any type of unwanted physical contact with any sexual organ. Most sexual abuse and/or sexual assault crimes are felonies in California. In some states the laws include provisions against aggressive sexually suggestive statements, where no physical contact occurs. Physical contact is "unwanted" if the victim did not legally consent to such contact. Examples of non-consent are, saying “no”, physically objecting, being intoxicated or incapacitated to the point of not being able to give consent. Sexual contact with an intoxicated person can be considered sexual assault, "date-rape" or statutory rape.
Statutory rape is defined as sexual intercourse with a female below he legal age of consent but above the age of a child. In most states the age of consent is 18 and you are no longer considered a child when you reach the age of 14. Even if the person under the age of consent has knowingly, willingly, and with mutual consent, participated in sexual intercourse with an adult, and refuses to cooperate with the state, charges can still be filed against the adult perpetrating the act. There are additional laws and penalties imposed when a person of authority such as a teacher, priest, or member of the community held in high esteem engages in sexual relations with a person (male or female) under the age of majority.
Date Rape is forcible sexual intercourse by a male acquaintance of a woman, during a voluntary social engagement in which the woman did not intend to submit to the sexual advances and resisted. The fact that the engagement was voluntary and the parties were acquainted is not a defense to this type of charge.
Prostitution, solicitation, pandering or pimping are either considered felonies or misdemeanors in the State of California. Prostitution is defined as any person who receives payment for sexual intercourse or any other sexual acts. Pimping is defined as any person soliciting acts of prostitution or pandering on behalf of another.
Lewd acts, lascivious conduct and indecent exposure are usually charged as misdemeanor crimes in the State of California. These crimes involve public sexual acts or the exposing of the genitals in a public place.
All of the above crimes, either felony or misdemeanor, are very serious charges and can carry life changing consequences. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a sex crime in Los Angeles, you need advice from an experienced California sexual crime defense lawyer. Protect your rights and your freedom….
The LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE WOLF have been helping individuals charged with crimes for over 30 years. Mr. Wolf has both prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with every type of felony and misdemeanor drug crime in California. Lawrence Wolf has been a pioneer in developing all forms of alternative sentencing such as house arrest and diversionary programs. He has established relationships with Judges and District Attorneys throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties.
The Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf has a long history of successfully handling the defense of clients charged with ALL types of drug charges in Los Angeles under the Controlled Substance Act. The Controlled Substance Act is a consolidation of laws that regulate the possession, manufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and chemicals used in the illicit production of controlled substances or illegal drugs.
The Act breaks down narcotics into 5 different categories or "schedules", the most serious being "Schedule 1" offenses.
Some examples of "Schedule 1" narcotics are:
Penalties for schedule 1 narcotics offenses are severe. Depending on the amount of narcotic seized, a first offense conviction could mean a prison term of up to 20 years plus fines; and, if you have been convicted of 2 previous offenses, you could be facing life in prison.
Marijuana laws vary slightly from the above and are generally based on the amount of marijuana or hashish seized. However the penalties for marijuana and hashish can be equally as severe, depending upon the quantity.
For a concise list of controlled substances and related penalties, please refer to http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/agency/penalties.htm.
If you have been charged in California with an offense under the Controlled Substance Act, do not attempt to face the court system without representation from a Los Angeles drug offense attorney who has experience in successfully defending clients charged with drug crimes.
Your California narcotics offense attorney may be able to reduce the penalties or even have the case dismissed by doing the following:
- Have the evidence against you thrown out of court. If you were searched and evidence was collected against you, it must have been done according to the law. If the method by which law enforcement personnel carried out the search of your property was illegal, the evidence against you cannot be used in court.
- If this is your first offense and there was no violence involved, you could be eligible for alternative sentencing such as diversion program, special drug court or in California, proposition 36.
A diversion program means that, if you plead guilty...and...if you submit to random drug testing for a specified period of time...and if you test "clean"; your case will be dismissed.
Drug court is an alternative for drug-addicted offenders. The court will use a combination of steps geared to rehabilitating you. Each phase must be successfully completed before you will be eligible to enter the next phase. If you successfully complete all phases of rehabilitation, the charges will be dismissed.
California Proposition 36, offers an alternative to incarceration for non-violent first time offenders. You will be placed on probation and sentenced to a drug rehabilitation facility for a year and follow-up care for an additional period of 6 months.
Controlled substance crimes are very serious charges and carry life changing consequences. If you or someone you know has been arrested, or is being investigated for a drug crime, you need advice from an experienced California drug offense lawyer. Protect your rights and your freedom...
A juvenile crime accusation can throw families into turmoil. What are the potential consequences for a juvenile offender in California? Will their crime affect their ability to lead a productive adult life? Will your child have to spend time in juvenile detention?
These questions and many more will arise if your son or daughter is accused of a juvenile crime. At stressful times like these, it's essential that you have an experienced, sensitive and aggressive California Juvenile Crime Defense attorney at your side to advise and guide you through the often frustrating juvenile justice system. During over 30 years providing legal support to adults and juveniles accused of committing crimes, the California criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have developed the expertise, experience, and personal relationships necessary to maintain your child's freedom and prove their innocence.
If your child is under the age of 18, they will most likely be tried as a minor. However, serious crimes such as rape, murder or kidnapping may result in an adult charge. The California juvenile system, while similar in some respects to the adult justice system, is complex and has its own rules, regulations and customs. For example, the juvenile system opts for rehabilitation efforts over incarceration wherever possible. However, the rights of juveniles are the same as those of adults. Your child has the right to proper disclosure of charges, a legal defense, and a humane arrest. However, the juvenile system does not engage in jury trials.
If your child is arrested in Los Angeles, they should behave as an adult would, refusing to answer questions without legal representation present, cooperating within reason without volunteering any information, and resisting search without a proper warrant. Juveniles who have been arrested in Southern California should insist on having their parents and a Los Angeles juvenile criminal attorney present before answering any questions or speaking about the accusation.
The California Juvenile Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Lawrence Wolf know the juvenile crime system and have participated extensively in the development of alternative sentencing processes throughout California and Los Angeles. This experience can be brought to bear on a juvenile case involving investigation, honesty and savvy legal defense. Time is of the essence in juvenile cases - arm yourself with a competent California Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer before appearing in court and protect your child's rights.
Interested in what the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf can do for you and your child? Contact us today for a free California juvenile crime case consultation.
If you have been arrested for committing a theft crime in California, you need the immediate assistance and representation of an experienced Los Angeles theft defense attorney at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf. Our experienced Los Angeles, California criminal defense lawyers have over 30 years of experience defending the rights of clients who have been accused of a variety of criminal charges. If you are facing theft crime charges, please contact the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today to discuss your case with one of our Los Angeles theft defense lawyers.
There are a variety of different theft crimes, which in California, carry with them serious legal repercussions. Listed below are just a few theft related crimes that may result in harsh punishments, if convicted:
Identity theft - Using one's personal information (i.e. Social Security card, driver's license, or identification card) without consent or permission, to commit fraud and larceny.
Petty theft - A crime in which an individual knowingly steals another person's property. To be considered petty theft, the stolen property must amount to no more than $400.
Grand theft - This is a crime where a person steals the goods of another person, which equally $400 or more in monetary value. Grand theft may be referred to as grand larceny.
Burglary - A crime in which an individual breaks into a building with the intent of committing a felony.
Other serious theft related crimes include misuse of public funds, counterfeiting, first degree burglary, second degree burglary, embezzlement, bribery, receiving stolen property, and theft of artwork. Although most theft crimes have standard penalties, the jail term and/or fine may be drastically increased depending upon the situation. Some factors that may result in even harsher punishments include: committing a theft crime with a firearm or weapon, and whether or not anyone was seriously injured or killed as a result of the theft crime.
Irregardless of whether or not you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony theft crime, you should contact a Los Angeles robbery defense lawyer right away. You freedom and future are in jeopardy and you need the representation of a skilled lawyer who has successfully defended cases similar to yours.
If you are convicted of theft charges in California, you will most likely serve a jail or prison term, and/or pay expensive monetary fines. In order to make sure that your legal rights are being aggressively defended, you should contact the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today for a free consultation. We have decades of experience having our clients charges dropped, sentences reduced, and other alternatives to jail made available.