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Serious Representation for Serious Charges.

When you are dealing with a criminal charge, which can wreak havoc on your life, it is extremely important that you take immediate steps to protect your legal rights and to help improve the outcome of your case. Attorneys at LA Criminal Defense know how vital it is to provide responsive and effective legal assistance and to relentlessly defend their clients.

Should you choose to work with a criminal defense attorney from LA Criminal Defense, you can have confidence knowing you are in good hands. By continually working to defend your rights, addressing every detail of your case, and fighting to obtain the outcome you deserve, the firm will stop at nothing to combat your charges. Contact us at (818) 855-2115 for free case evaluation.


An unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.


A very severe traffic and alcohol-related offense that kills or harms a significant number of people.


A drug-related crime is a crime to possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse.


Sex crimes are any specifically defined crimes relating to sexual acts or sexual behaviors that can be prosecuted by state courts.


Theft crimes are crimes that involve the unauthorized taking of the property of another with the intent to deprive them of it permanently.


Federal crimes are crimes that violate federal law (laws of the country) and the defendants must be tried at a higher level than that of a state violation.


California domestic violence laws make it a criminal offense to harm a current or former spouse, cohabitant, co-parent, dating or intimate partner.


List of other crimes that you might have been arrested for or believe to be under investigation for.. click the link or call us right away.

Choosing a Law Firm is a very important decision, and not an easy one to make. We recommend you consider the following: The Firm/Lawyer's Specialty in the Areas of Law You Need, Years of Experience, The Firm's Resources at Your Disposal, The Lawyers Communication with You to Make Sure You Know Whats Going On, and Comfort Level when Speaking with the Lawyer and the Firm's Team.

Results, Communications, and Service is our goal at LA Criminal Defenders for you and every client. Fill out the form below to download the free guide and learn about the most important factors you need to consider when hiring our a lawyer!

A Firm Focused on Quality

Why We're the Best Choice

The firm carries an impressive track record, including media swamped cases in which charges were dismissed and the defendant was acquitted. If you have been arrested or charged, please feel free to contact them at once to get started building your case and defending your rights.

  • 55 Years of Combined Experience
  • Thousands of Defended Cases
  • Hundreds of Jury Trials Handled
  • Highly Respected by the Legal Community
  • Honest & Straightforward Legal Advice
  • Accessible & Responsive Representation
Meet Our Attorneys

Meet Our Attorneys

If you have been charged with a crime anywhere in Los Angeles, hiring a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A skilled lawyer can greatly increase the chances that the case will end as favorably as possible for the defense. The quality of representation will have long-term consequences for you and your family.

The Difference between Lawyers at "LA Criminal Defenders" and other law firms in California is the personal relation we built with our clients. Our Attorneys will personally handle your case and will not pass you off to any associate after completing the initial interview. By hiring us, you will receive the personal attention of an attorney with a proven track record. More importantly, you will receive the quality representation and respect that you deserve during this difficult time.

If you are seeking a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, make sure you hire someone with the expertise and proven track record. Regardless of the crime, we are prepared to aggressively defend your legal rights.

C.R. McReynolds

C.R. McReynolds

Founding Attorney

A highly experienced trial attorney and founding partner of Los Angeles Criminal Defenders (LACD), with expertise in criminal defense, DUI, cannabis business licenses, and civil litigation.

Narek Vardanyan

Narek Vardanyan

Founding Partner

A founding attorney at Los Angeles Criminal Defenders (LACD), with a focus on criminal defense and expertise in advising business owners in California’s cannabis industry.

Chris Nalchadjian

Chris Nalchadjian

Founding Partner

A founding attorney at Los Angeles Criminal Defenders (LACD), focused on criminal defense. A Whittier Law School graduate, who takes pride in being an honest and detail-oriented attorney.


Choosing a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles can be a difficult process. To make the process easier, we offer a free consultation. Call today at (818) 855-2115 or fill out our free case evaluation form to see how we can assist you during this difficult time. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your criminal defense needs.

Arra Yepremyan


Great experience overall having LA Criminal Defenders as my attorney law firm. Narek understands his client, very insightful and is an expert in his field. Truly a professional and marvelous individual.



Professional. Efficient. Personable. The team at LA Criminal Defenders executed my dissolution expeditiously and fairly. Highly recommend their services.



My experiences with LA Criminal Defenders were stupendous through and through. These people know their craft and walk the extra mile for you. I consulted with them on two different occasions and each one of them was handled with utmost care and professionalism. I also appreciated working with people that care for you on a personal level instead of just handling you as a “case“. Highly recommend.


Store Manager

My experience with LA Criminal Defenders was excellent. My attorney, Chris Nalchadjian, gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in court. He was a calming and confident presence during very difficult court proceedings. Although I acquired his services through the Modest Means Program, I never once was treated as anything other than a valuable client by Mr. Nalchadjian. I very much appreciate the knowledge and support I received through Boyd Law.



Narek helped me finish a long time case I’ve been trying to wrap up for years. He was completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end and I’m so grateful! Highly recommend!!

Frequenty Asked Questions

Frequenty Asked Questions

Below are some frequantly asked questions. Make sure to read them before hiring a lawyer.

  • A felony is a charge given to a serious crime such as an assault, rape, or a theft. Any crime using a weapon is also charged as a felony. These types of charges normally carry much stiffer penalties, including larger fines and stiffer jail or prison sentences.

  • A misdemeanor is a lesser crime than a felony, normally charged for crimes such as certain DUI cases, shoplifting, petty theft, prostitution and others. Sentencing for a misdemeanor are usually lighter than for a felony, with smaller fines and little or shorter jail sentences. We have a whole separate page coming soon about California felonies and misdemeanors in case you want more.. Click here.

  • The first thing to remember is not to speak with the police or prosecutors. Remember, you have the right to remain silent. The police are not your friends at this time and may say anything to try to get you to admit wrongdoing. Immediately call Los Angeles Criminal Defenders attorneys to represent you. Contact us at (000) 000-0000 to set up your free case evaluation.

  • Domestic violence cases are very common in Los Angeles, and accusations of this crime are often found to be retaliation by a spouse to get revenge against their partner. With careful investigation into the facts, Attorneys at Los Angeles Criminal Defenders can help determine what charges, if any, you might be facing and fight to protect your rights. Just give us a call.

  • Self-defense may be defined as an action taken by a person in an attempt to protect him or herself or another from bodily harm by blocking the attack or launching a counter-attack. In the United States people have the right right to defend themselves and their property when these are threatened. The general rule of thumb however is that the degree of violence must be comparable to the threat faced, and that this was the reasonable course of action to take.

    This is a complex area of law and somewhat open to interpretation depending on the particular circumstances of the case. How can you determine what would be a comparable level of violence to counter a threat faced? What if the defendant actually killed his or her assailant? These questions must be addressed in such a way as to prove to the judge and jury that the defendant's actions were called for.

    Therefore, at Los Angeles Criminal Defenders law firm, we approach these cases with the utmost care, using physical evidence, witness testimony, cross-examination and recreations of the incident to build a compelling argument that supports self-defense.

    You can read more about self-defense arguments and domestic violence accusations in our Violent Crimes section.. or give us a call (000 000 0000) as consultation are always WELCOMED and FREE.

  • If you believe that you were the subject of an illegal search, we will look into this for you and work to build evidence that supports this fact. Based on what we find, we will file a motion to suppress evidence that was illegally acquired by law enforcement.

    We will also look to other issues related to the evidence against you, including how it was processed, the chain of custody, and more. Even the smallest error or violation of procedure may be enough to challenge all evidence that was affected.

    In their efforts to arrest alleged suspects and put them behind bars, police officers sometimes make mistakes. They may cut corners, conducting a search or making an arrest without a valid warrant or before establishing probable cause. Depending on what evidence was unlawfully obtained, this may cripple or entirely destroy the prosecuting attorney's case against a defendant.

Let Us Help You Today

When you’re accused of a crime you didn't do, the thought of losing everything can be overwhelming. At LA Criminal Defenders we will walk you through the process, and help you get your life back.

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At LA Criminal Defenders we strives to find what is the best solutions for our clients needs. Our attorneys have over 20 years of combined criminal defense experience which has taught us how to shape and handle criminal cases so accusers and prosecutors think twice, which is why we’ve gotten so many criminal charges dropped and cases dismissed.

Our criminal attorneys can help you wherever you are facing charges throughout Southern California. That includes Cities of Los Angeles County including - but not limited to - Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, San Fernando and Silver Lake.

Establishing your side of the story right away is critical – don’t waste time, get experienced criminal defense lawyers on your side immediately. Call the number (818) 855-2115 or fill the form below and we will give you immediate assistance and a free legal consultation on the details of your case!


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Glendale, CA 91210


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Pasadena Court

Pomona Court

San Fernando Court

Sylmar Court

Torrance Court

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Bellflower Court

Clara Shortridge Foltz Court

Compton Court

Eastlake Juvenile Court

Downey Court

East Los Angeles Court

El Monte Court

Long Beach Court

Inglewood Court

Metropolitan Court

Norwalk Court

Santa Clarita Court

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Lancaster Valley Court