State Criminal Law

State Criminal Law


At Shevin Law Group, our experienced and dedicated attorneys fight for the best possible outcome in your case.  With over a combined 40 years of daily courtroom experience, we do everything we can to protect you and your future.  We work hard and care deeply about achieving results for our clients. If you’re not sure where to turn after your arrest, call (818) 918-5838 for a consultation.

​We use our knowledge of California criminal matters, laws and precedents to fight the accusations being made against you and to seek dismissal or reduced charges in exchange for treatment or community service. Our criminal defense experience includes:


No matter what the circumstances of your drunk driving-related arrest — or if you were driving with a suspended license — we advocate for you in court and with the DMV. We understand the intricacies of DUI charges and know how to challenge evidence and limit the penalties.


We specialize in defending cannabis and drug cases of all kinds. We boast a stellar track record of incredible results. We are specialists in cannabis-related offenses in California and throughout the country. In California, the possession of different drugs comes with varying penalties. In recent years, there has been a major push toward decriminalization, with many officials arguing that a focus on treatment over incarceration will help more people and solve some of the major issues associated with drug crimes.  Any drug conviction may dramatically affect your rights as a citizen of the United States, including the loss of your 2nd Amendment constitutional right to own a firearm.  Felony drug convictions can also negatively affect a person’s ability to vote, secure employment or receive financial aid.

There are many proven, successful resolutions that our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys can help you achieve. Deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) and Proposition 36 drug diversion programs provide options for non-violent drug offenders if they can fulfill certain obligations to the court and keep their records clean for a period of time.

California also has drug courts, where cases can be dismissed if the defense, prosecution and court can agree that the matter lends itself to treatment rather than incarceration. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys will assist you in examining all the options available to you, and fight for the best possible outcome for your future.


Under California law, possessing illegal drugs with the intent to sell is punishable as a felony. Whether or not a person intends to sell the drugs is typically determined by the presence of packaging, sales paraphernalia and drug quantity. Manufacturing drugs of any kind carries some of the harshest felony punishments of all California drug crimes.

Additionally, Shevin Law Group specializes in fighting cases resulting from illegal search and seizure in violation of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  If law enforcement violates your rights during their investigation, the evidence can be suppressed and all charges dismissed.


Are you a minor, or is your child in trouble with the law? We can help you with any type of juvenile matter, including: drug charges, theft-related charges, violent crimes, weapons-related incidents and anything else a juvenile might encounter.


California law takes crimes of violence and weapons offenses seriously. We take your defense just as seriously and explore every possible angle to resolve your case. At the Shevin Law Group, we pride ourselves in our experience and relationships that result in avoiding jail time and reducing the severity of the charges.


Prosecutors and law enforcement look for criminal activity in places far beyond their local street corners. Businesses and financial transactions are often a source of criminal activity, typically without the parties ever being aware they are being investigated. If you or your business is facing criminal charges, our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the maze of criminal liability that can arise in the professional world.

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