Gina Tennen is a Nationally Recognized Criminal Defense AdvocateDefending sex crime cases can be very different from other types of criminal cases and requires a specific skill-set and approach to be effective. A talented team of criminal defense attorneys in California often employ an entire unit of psychologists, forensic computer experts, and private investigators to implement the consummate defense.
Early intervention is the key to our mutual success. Call a criminal defense attorney in California at (855) 529-7761 for a free consultation.
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Finding the best defense attorney in Los Angeles is more challenging than most assume. Thousands of lawyers handle criminal cases. The freedom to choose any lawyer you want might feel liberating, but combing through the sheer number of options can also be overwhelming.
If you’re facing charges in Los Angeles, our criminal defense attorney can help steer your case in a favorable direction. We have the best criminal defense attorneys in California. Although there are many other Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers, no one holds a candle to the decades’ worth of combined industry experience our firm boasts.
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California Criminal Lawyers and Defense Experts
The Los Angeles criminal lawyers at LibertyBell Law Group know the damaging effects that a criminal record might have on their clients’ lives and future employment. The consequences go beyond the years you spend in retribution.
Convicted felons often face stereotyping even after they serve their time. Many have trouble qualifying for leases, getting a job, and applying for loans, among other tasks that require background investigations.
As a criminal defense law firm, we strive to help accused individuals share their side of the story. Innocent people are convicted of crimes every day which could result in spending the rest of their lives in prison. Sadly, clearing your name after doing jail time is no simple feat.
Preventing, reducing, or eliminating charges is the main objective of our criminal lawyers in Los Angeles and most importantly — keeping you out of jail.
Why Choose Our Criminal Lawyers?
Regardless of whether you’re guilty of your charges or not, the system will extensively scrutinize anything they can use against you. You might even end up fighting falsified evidence.
For these reasons, you need to work with a reputable criminal defense attorney. California police officers and investigators will use aggressive investigation tactics to harass and coerce you into pleading guilty. Accused individuals undergoing investigation for the first time often break in a matter of minutes.
Fortunately, a skilled, knowledgeable California criminal defense attorney can help you answer all probing questions safely and prudently. Do not give in to your investigators’ mind games. Any criminal history can affect your life, so our defense lawyers work hard for you in each case.
At LibertyBell Law Group, you are not just a case number as our lawyers take great care to achieve open and direct communication with you. Our criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles, California provide you services based on your individual and specific needs.
Immediate Response from Our Lawyer
Our Los Angeles criminal lawyer begins working on your criminal case immediately, the same day that you retain us.
Our Defense Lawyers Will:
- Immediately request that your case be turned over to our Los Angeles criminal lawyer.
- Carry out extensive research for your benefit to obtain an advantageous result.
- Interview witnesses, victims and police officers.
- Dissect and gather evidence to establish a winning defense.
LibertyBell Law Group is California’s trusted lawyer
If you need a tenured, experienced California criminal defense lawyer, turn straight to LibertyBell Law Group. Our team of legal professionals has handled hundreds of cases involving:
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:
Gina was like a lioness protecting her cub.
I hired Gina and her team for my son who was facing 10 years for something they said he did when he was 17 years old. Gina was like a lioness protecting her cub. She did not stop. She fought hard and was able to defend the charges. We are so grateful to her and her team. They gave us our son. He recovered his life!– L. W.
Best defense lawyers in the country.
I hired this law firm in 2014 for my son who was facing 16 years in prison for a felony robbery. Lina Helou answered all our questions. I was extremely distraught regarding what my son was facing but Lina comforted me and told me that it would be okay. And thank goodness LibertyBell saved my son from going to jail and they were able to obtain only 3 years of probation. I could not have hired a better law firm for my son and if you want the best defense call LibertyBell Law Group. Thank God for this great group of lawyers.– V. J.
A great team of lawyers.
I do not have enough words to describe how incredible the experience with this firm was. They work very hard to make sure you have winning results. I could not have asked for better service from the moment I called, until my case was over. I was glad I made the right choice. Thank you again LibertyBell Law Group!– S. O.
She took her time to review all of my evidence and proved my innocence.
My father had found this group through his company and coworkers. I was assigned Gina Tennen and I cannot explain in just a review on how gratefull I am to be working with her. My case was an accusation of unlawful sex. This had looked extremely bad on my part since I was in a fraternity and she was in a sorority. During these times with Greek life, there are too many bad stigmas surrounding these organizations. Gina had believed in me and knew that I was innocent and that these accusations just were not true. She took her time to review all of my evidence and proved my innocence. I totally recommend this law group because they are willing to put in the work to help your situation.– C. D.
Gina always kept me fully aware of how the case was proceeding.
When I first heard I was under a criminal investigation, I initially thought I would try and resolve this in the best way possible, without legal representation, as we were all interested in a "just" outcome. I quickly discovered that was not the case and contacted Gina at Liberty Bell. She clearly described the expectations and the choices available to me. She was always available to me, and when I called, if she couldn't talk with me at that time, she would quickly get back to me. Gina always kept me fully aware of how the case was proceeding. Her fee's were stipulated up front, as well as what those fees covered and what they did not.– S. B.
Attorney Gina Tennen was on point from day one.
Attorney Gina Tennen was on point from day one putting pressure on the sherrif's office to get things handled. With Child molestation accusatinos being thrown around Gina and Attorney Castro were great at keeping the pressure on and had no charges filled. The DCFS indications were appealed and we won with flying colors. Great service, great work, and will use again for all legal matters.– A. B.
Will Recommend, Total Experience, Awesome Team
Being involved in legal matters can be scary. When researching who to put my trust in, I came across Liberty and I am glad that I did. From the first time that I met with Gina and her team she made me feel comfortable and listened to all that I had to say. She assured me that her team would be on it and that they would do everything that they could! A little while in, Alan took over my case. When meeting with him you can tell that this is his passion and I immediately knew he was going to do everything in his power to make the outcome right! He was relentless and worked day and night working on the case. He kept in constant communication with me and truly cared not only about me but about my family as well. I am forever grateful for the support that this whole team has given me and would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for truly the best lawyers!– L. B.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a criminal defense attorney do?
A criminal defense attorney helps the defendant navigate the complex legal system and get the best possible outcome for their case. They do extensive research to ensure that they have a full understanding of their client’s case so they can come up with the best defense possible.
Defense attorneys will also investigate the cases against their clients so they can argue against it more effectively. In some cases, they’ll even negotiate with the prosecution to try to get a deal that will benefit their clients.
In short, a defense attorney is a professional who will provide unique legal insight, do endless legwork, and negotiate on their client’s behalf.
How much does a criminal lawyer cost in California?
Every defense attorney is different, and there are endless payment plans and styles. Some attorneys take retainers, some charge a flat fee, and others charge by the hour. Fees may vary according to the field of law, the lawyer’s experience, the seriousness of the charge, and the complexity of the case.
One of the best ways to figure out how much your case will cost is by consulting with a lawyer and requesting a quote to get a full picture of how much legal representation will cost.
Those who cannot afford their own attorney will be assigned one by the court. However, these attorneys, known as public defenders, are often stretched thin across numerous cases. They may not have as much time and energy for your case as a private attorney. If possible, it’s always best to invest in your case to avoid jail time and other concerns.
Do defense lawyers get paid if they lose?
It depends on the fee arrangement your lawyer uses, but generally speaking, yes. If your lawyer gets paid hourly, with a retainer, or with a flat fee, then they will get their payment regardless of the case outcome.
However, contingency fees are different. With this type of fee, there’s no need to pay until the end of the case, and the lawyer takes a percentage of the money you receive in court or from an out-of-court settlement.
Even with contingency fees, you may be responsible for court fees and lawyer fees that fall outside of the contingency fee agreement. Make sure to clarify all the payment details with your lawyer before you begin working with them officially.
When can you recover attorney fees in California?
In California, both parties are responsible for paying their attorney fees unless there’s a relevant law or contract that states that one can recover their attorney fees. If there are no attorney’s fees provided by law or contract, then they will not be recoverable.
However, on occasion there is a law or contract that states that the winning party gets their attorney fees reimbursed. The losing party will need to handle the opposition’s legal fees in addition to any damages they owe, as determined by the court.