LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY & DUI LAWYER
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
Arrested? Charged with a crime? The Law Offices of Nicholas M. Loncar provide Los Angeles and surrounding areas in Southern California with professional, personal, diligent and affordable criminal defense legal services. Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Nicholas Loncar has handled a wide range of criminal matters from DUI to Homicide. We proudly provide our clients with excellent service and achieve strong results. There is nothing more offensive than an accusation, and in criminal cases, accusations can carry severe consequences for your life, liberty and future. If you have been arrested, charged with a crime or believe you may be under investigation for a crime, you need a passionate, aggressive LA criminal defense attorney who will fight for you. With a strong record of success, reasonable fees and flexible payment plans, the Law Offices of Nicholas Loncar can help you fight your case. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime in Los Angeles, contact the Law Offices of Nicholas Loncar now for a Free Consultation. 818-646-8788.
Conveniently located on Ventura Boulevard in LA's Studio City neighborhood, nearby Hollywood/Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Laurel Canyon, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Van Nuys, Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood and the rest of the San Fernando Valley (Encino, Tarzana, Valley Glen, Reseda, Northridge, Canoga Park, San Fernando, Valley Village, Woodland Hills, Mission Hills, North Hills, Winnetka, Chatsworth, Pacoima, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village). Also serving: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, West LA, Westwood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Venice, South LA/South-Central, Long Beach, Echo Park, Downtown (DTLA), Pasadena, Altadena, East LA, Koreatown, Westlake, Paramount, South Gate, Cerritos, Artesia, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, Pico Rivera, Lynwood, Cudahy, Bellflower, Lakewood, Compton, Downey, Culver City, Lawndale, Westchester, Inglewood, the South Bay (Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Hermosa Beach, Hawthorne, Gardena), the San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel, Temple City, Monrovia, Duarte, Alhambra, Rosemead, Monterey Park, El Monte, Montebello, Arcadia, Azusa), West Covina, Rowland Heights, Whittier, San Dimas, Diamond Bar, Pomona, Lancaster, Palmdale, Santa Clarita and more locations throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.
Contact the Law Offices of Nicholas Loncar immediately to speak with a passionate, aggressive criminal defense attorney. We will thoroughly investigate the charges against you (or your loved one) and provide excellent legal service, asserting your rights and defenses to get you the best possible outcome in your case. Our office has a proven track record of achieving great results for clients, including dismissals, not guilty verdicts and charge reductions in serious cases in Los Angeles and Southern California.
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There is a war going on in the battle between individual liberties and government power. It is with a heavy heart that I opine We The People are losing. The US has the world's highest incarceration rate, the largest prison population in human history, and a growing police brutality problem. Citizens are gunned down by the thousands, and locked in cages. Wiretaps, unlawful searches and deceptive interrogation tactics are rapidly eroding our constitutional freedoms. The criminal courtroom is the main battlefield in this war, and I have the privilege to fight it for the rights of my clients and all citizens. Seeing this growing injustice and inequality makes me proud to be a criminal defense attorney in LA.
LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Let the Law Offices of Nicholas Loncar show you the true meaning of dedication. Passionate criminal defense includes carefully explaining each step of the criminal justice process and working tirelessly to achieve the best outcome possible for your case. For testimonials and endorsements of Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Nicholas Loncar, please visit the Attorney Profile page. If you have been arrested, you undoubtedly have questions about what to do next, the permissibility of police conduct, what defenses may be available to you and what the likely outcome of your case may be. For starters, our Practice Areas page provides detailed information about every type of criminal charge in California and the Southern California Court Locations we serve. While every case is different, knowing the laws that apply to your case will help you better understand how to proceed. You need the best Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney you can get! Our office offers superb service, reasonable fees, easy payment plans, and a track record of getting great results for clients.
Keeping our clients out of jail and keeping their records clean is our main focus. Criminal convictions can carry severe consequences beyond the courtroom. California Criminal Defense Lawyers need to have a strong grasp of the immigration consequences associated with criminal convictions, as well as the effects your case might have on professional licensing and employment. Sometimes your Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney will file a motion to suppress evidence, to dismiss the case, or fight your case at a preliminary hearing or trial. Other times your attorney will fight for you by obtaining a favorable disposition through plea negotiations. The likely outcome of a case depends on many factors. The facts of the case, the strength of the government's case against you, your criminal history (if any) and the county and courthouse in which the case is held have a big impact on the outcome of your case. After arrest, most of these factors are out of your control. Hiring a passionate Los Angeles criminal defense attorney whose knowledge, skill and track record you can trust is the most important move you can make to protect your rights, keep you out of jail and your record clean.
The criminal justice system in this country is broken, but that doesn't mean it cannot be fixed so that it works for you. Despite the phrase "innocent until proven guilty," good people throughout LA and Southern California are often arrested, charged with crimes and forced to prove their innocence. Career motivated prosecutors do not care what happens to you, will disregard your constitutional rights, and will seek the harshest punishments they can get, even in juvenile cases. Police and prosecutors ARE out to get you. Your Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer can help! You need a Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer who is passionate about your rights on your side. Let us assert your innocence and fight the case against you. You deserve a passionate, committed and powerful criminal defense attorney to advocate your side. Whether you are charged with a small or serious crime, whether you are guilty or innocent, LA Defense Lawyer Nicholas Loncar will fight tirelessly for you and get results. An arrest does not have to mean a conviction. Criminal charges do not have to mean a conviction. Your charges might be based on inadmissible evidence and there may be inconsistencies in the prosecution's case. Whether through a jury trial, motion to suppress, motion to dismiss or plea bargaining, you need a passionate, committed Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to fight for the best outcome in your Southern California court case.
ARRESTED FOR DUI? LOS ANGELES DUI LAWYER
For California Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases, it is important to act to preserve your driving privilege and avoid the harmful effects of a DUI conviction. Upon arrest for DUI, the DMV will automatically suspend your license unless you request a hearing within 10 days of your arrest. This process, known as a DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) Hearing can save your driver's license from suspension and allow you to continue to drive. This DMV process is separate from the criminal charges that are filed in court.
Your Los Angeles DUI Lawyer can raise a variety of complex defenses at these court proceedings and administrative hearings to keep your record driving record clean and to preserve your driving privilege, as well as assert your rights in court to fight the criminal DUI charges. DUI checkpoints and pullovers are very common in Los Angeles and Southern California. A good criminal and DUI defense lawyer cares deeply about his clients and their futures, and will work tirelessly to help a client through this very difficult time. Hire a top Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney on your side to fight for you!
If you have been arrested or charged with any crime in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County, San Diego, Santa Barbara or Riverside County, you need an LA DUI Lawyer on your side. Call our office for a free consultation now at (818) 646-8788, (323) 803-4352. If you are in custody, you can reach us toll-free at (888) 200-9454. Our office has helped clients throughout Southern California achieve great results in DUI cases (whether a first offense, DUI with a prior, or even multiple priors).
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IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH A CRIME IN LOS ANGELES, YOU FACE HARSH PROSECUTION AND THE POSSIBILITY OF JAIL TIME, PRISON TIME, PROBATION, A PERMANENT CRIMINAL RECORD, IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES, DENIAL OF RIGHTS, LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT AND MUCH MORE. HIRE THE BEST LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY YOU CAN TO DEFEND YOU AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS. CALL THE LAW OFFICES OF NICHOLAS LONCAR FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 818-646-8788.
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AVOID JAIL TIME IN YOUR CRIMINAL CASE
WHY HIRE A LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
HOW MUCH WILL CRIMINAL CHARGES COST ME?
YOUR RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT
KEEPING YOUR RECORD CLEAN
WHAT TO DO IF PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE
PROTECTING THE INNOCENT
LA Defense Attorney Nicholas Loncar
is deeply committed to criminal defense and
fights hard for his clients
in every case.
"Mr. Loncar fights hard for his clients and delivers excellent results. He also has a sharp legal mind and knows how to treat his clients. He has my full endorsement."
-Attorney Jasen Nielsen
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PASSION AND PERSONAL SERVICE
The Law Offices of
Nicholas Loncar, located on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, provide tenacious, passionate and affordable criminal defense to clients throughout Southern California. If you're facing criminal charges or are under investigation, contact our office today for a free consultation.
OVERVIEW OF THE CA CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
COMMONLY USED TERMS
TAKING YOUR CASE TO A JURY TRIAL
FIGHTING A CRIMINAL CASE
GETTING A SECOND CHANCE
PRELIMINARY HEARINGS IN FELONY CASES
MOTIONS THAT HELP YOU BEAT YOUR CASE
ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL TIME IN LA
THE BAIL PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA
WINNING YOUR CA DMV HEARING
TOP LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
CLEARING A WARRANT IN LA
DO I HAVE TO GO TO COURT?
CAUGHT WITH DRUGS IN THE CAR?
FIRST TIME OFFENDERS
COMMON DEFENSES TO CRIMES
WHAT IS A "JOINT SUSPENSION"?
DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHABILITATION
RESTRAINING AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS
DID THE POLICE READ YOU YOUR RIGHTS?
BAILING OUT OF JAIL
DIVERSION IN LA COUNTY (AVOID A CONVICTION)
HOW TO WITHDRAW YOUR PLEA
YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
RESTORE YOUR GUN RIGHTS
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Visit our KNOW YOUR RIGHTS page for information regarding handling police encounters, pullovers and DUI checkpoints. Knowing and asserting your rights can stop you from being searched, arrested and could be the basis of a motion to suppress evidence against you. We offer free consultations and are happy to meet with you to discuss your case or an investigation against you.
Visit our ATTORNEY PROFILE page for information about Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Nicholas Loncar.
Visit our PRACTICE AREAS page to see the various criminal defense services our firm offers.
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LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AND DUI LAWYER
LOS ANGELES CRIME NEWS:
Three LA County deputies convicted in jail beating case (LA Times)
Prosecutors withholding exculpatory evidence is a serious problem (LA Times)
Obama Signs ‘USA Freedom Act,’ Limiting NSA’s Access to Phone Records (KTLA)
Ex-LAPD Officer Suspected of Murder Returning to LA County (NBC Los Angeles)
Supreme Court rules in favor of man who threatened wife on Facebook (LA Times)
Driver of Stolen Vehicle Dies After Officer Opens Fire in South Gate (KTLA)
Deputies change stories on jail visitor's beating, court records show (LA Times)
Veteran Detective shares his secrets for solving homicides (Los Angeles Daily News)
Two People Shot in Separate, But Related Incidents (NBC Los Angeles)
Immigration and Enforcement Policies and the LA County Jails (LA Sheriff's Dept.)
LOS ANGELES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEY
Law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys have begun to place a special emphasis on Domestic Violence (DV) arrests and charges. Police receive special training in field investigation tactics, detection and many local law enforcement agencies have instituted mandatory arrest policies for domestic violence calls. In court, DV prosecutions are often specially assigned to prosecutors or courtrooms that deal exclusively in DV cases. Despite the many reasons to question the reliability of many domestic violence accusations, police and prosecutors almost never take that position. Getting these charges dismissed or reduced, or winning your case at trial is not as simple as it may seem. Even with strong cooperation from the complaining witness/victim, police have been trained to gather admissible statements for their reports and build a case without cooperation from the victim. Many prosecuting agencies will proceed with preliminary hearings or trial, even without . Having an attorney who knows the ins and outs of your defense is absolutely essential. A great domestic violence lawyer must have a strong grasp of the law and evidence code as well as being a persuasive orator and powerful negotiator. You want a lawyer with public speaking and trial experience, because that is how an attorney wins cases. Even for cases that end in dismissal or a plea deal, the threat of trial is the leverage the attorneys have. If this is an empty threat, you will not get the results you want. The most common domestic violence charges include: PC 243(e)(1) (spousal battery), PC 273.5 (inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant), PC 245 (aggravated assault), PC 422 (criminal threats) and more. These charges carry serious consequences including jail/prison, long terms of probation, a year long domestic violence counseling class, weapon restrictions, protective/stay away orders and more. Even most plea deals will typically involve most of those consequences. You need a passionate, aggressive Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyer.
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Schedule your free consultation with a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyer now. Or Call 818-646-8788.
LOS ANGELES DRUG CRIMES LAWYER
California Law has recently changed, making (among some theft crimes), ALL simple drug possession crimes misdemeanors. Possession of a controlled substance (HS 11350, HS 11377) and possession of concentrated cannabis (HS 11357(c)) are now strictly misdemeanor offenses pursuant to Prop 47. Previously punishable as felonies, old convictions can now be reduced to misdemeanors as well. If you are facing a drug possession offense, or have a prior felony drug conviction, contact our office for a free consultation. Drug sales and manufacture/cultivation, are still felonies, even after the passage of prop 47. If you are facing more serious felony drug sales, transportation, possession for sale, manufacture or cultivation, you need a passionate, aggressive and knowledgeable attorney on your side. Your Los Angeles Drug Crimes Lawyer will assert your fourth amendment rights to invalidate bad searches, argue persuasively, and negotiate effectively on your behalf.
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Schedule your free consultation with a Los Angeles Drug Crimes Attorney now. Or Call 818-646-8788.
LOS ANGELES THEFT CRIMES LAWYER
The consequences of theft crimes conviction reach far beyond the courtroom. Considered crimen falsi, or crimes involving moral turpitude, theft crimes can be the damaging on your criminal record. Things like employment, professional licensing, school admissions, and immigration all become much more difficult, if not impossible, with theft crimes on your record. Our office handles a wide range of theft crimes, from misdemeanors to felonies. Whether you have been charged with petty theft, shoplifting, receiving stolen property, embezzlement, grand theft, burglary or robbery, you need an intelligent, knowledgeable, detail oriented lawyer who knows how to fight your case from every angle. You may be eligible for diversion or a reduced charge, or you may have strong defenses that can win at trial in front of a jury of your peers. If you have a prior conviction for a theft offense, contact our office to see how Prop 47 might apply to make your felony a misdemeanor. We also handle expungement. Call now to speak with a Los Angeles Theft Crimes Lawyer.
More information about Theft Crimes in Los Angeles
Schedule your FREE CONSULTATION with a Los Angeles Theft Crimes Attorney. Or Call 818-646-8788.
LOS ANGELES VIOLENT CRIMES ATTORNEY
Crimes involving violence are very serious. Whether a misdemeanor or felony, a violent crime conviction is probably the most likely offense to carry jail time. From simple assault and battery (PC 240 and PC 242), to murder (PC 187), rape (PC 262), and robbery (PC 211), all violent crimes carry serious consequences, including jail/prison time, weapon bans, probation, fines, restitution, immigration consequences and more. A violent crime conviction could completely ruin your life. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a violent crime in Los Angeles, you need a passionate, aggressive and dedicated criminal defense attorney on your side. Your lawyer must have a strong grasp of the law, a sharp legal mind, effective argument skills, and powerful negotiation tools. Our office has a track record of success, helping defendants charged with violent crimes avoid convictions at a very high rate.
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LOS ANGELES EXPUNGEMENT ATTORNEY
Our office places a strong emphasis on keeping out clients' records as clean as possible. We begin to fight a case even before charges are filed, and hope to avoid a filing in the first place. Next, we assess the defenses, prepare motions (e.g. motion to suppress evidence, motion to dismiss, etc.) and exploit weaknesses in the government's case. In cases where a conviction is sustained, or if you have prior convictions from years ago, we can take steps to clean up your record. Some examples include: expungement (1203.4 "dismissal"), 17B motion to reduce felony to misdemeanor, Prop 47 motion to reduce felony to misdemeanor, certificate of rehabilitation, application for pardon, SB 260 youth offender parole hearings and more.
More information about cleaning up/expunging your record
Schedule your FREE CONSULTATION with a Los Angeles Expungements Lawyer now. Or Call 818-646-8788.
If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or believe you may be under investigation for a crime, it is best to have the guidance and service of a skilled, passionate attorney. Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Nicholas Loncar is a powerful negotiator, has a sharp legal mind and uses his knowledge and experience to help clients achieve the best achievable outcome. Whether through motions to dismiss or to suppress evidence, trial or plea negotiations, we will work hard for you, asserting your rights and defenses and fighting for your freedom. Free Consultations. Affordable Fees and Payment Plans Available.
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”