Criminal Defense in Los Angeles and Pasadena

Criminal Defense is Our Specialty Since Day One

Our clients' success determines our own. We focus only on what we do best - Criminal Defense - to maintain the highest customer satisfaction while achieving the best results. Some firms dabble in everything without ever excelling in one area of the law. We have 10 years of success in providing a variety of criminal defense services and we look forward to putting our expertise to work for you. Contact Law Office of Tarek Shawky for a consultation!


We provide free consultations to prospective clients. We also consult for other attorneys and professionals in need of criminal legal expertise. If you need a legal expert in the area of criminal law, call us today and we'll be happy to assist you.


Whether you're being investigated by local police or the FBI, never speak to law enforcement before consulting a criminal lawyer. We represent and defend clients during interviews with law enforcement to make sure they do not get themselves into trouble or reveal information that may result in their prosecution or possible incarceration. Silence is golden but if you decide to talk, talk to us first.


If you have already been arrested you may still be able to avoid prosecution. We represent clients before their case is filed. We communicate with the prosecuting agency and present any available evidence that can persuade the prosecutor not to file so you don't have to deal with a criminal charge.


Once a case is filed, you need an advocate who is invested in your success. A successful resolution requires strategy, planning and preparation. Let us guide you through the process and present you with proven strategies as we have done for thousands of satisfied customers.


A successful criminal trial requires work and preparation. From the day we take your case we start collecting evidence necessary to achieving our goal of a not guilty verdict. We are passionate about trial and getting you a not guilty verdict because your success determines our own.


We reduce certain felonies to misdemeanors under PROP 47. We file the documents and appear in court so you never do. If you are on probation we can also represent you at probation hearings. We handle sentencing modifications such as converting custody time or other modifications. Any probation term can be modified with the approval of the court and the assistance of a skilled defense attorney.

Prop 47


If you have a felony or misdemeanor conviction you may be eligible for an expungement. This essentially wipes the conviction from your record allowing you access to education, employment or benefits that are otherwise unavailable.


We represent sentenced clients at parole hearings. Even clients sentenced to life may be eligible for release on parole if they show remorse, improvement and provide a realistic life-plan upon release. We work with the client and family to present the parole board with everything they need to grant our clients a release date.


We provide a free initial consultation to answer all of your questions, advise you on the criminal process and what to expect with your case. If you choose to hire our firm and we accept your case then we sign a fee agreement and begin work immediately.

Once you hire our firm we start reviewing different strategies with you and we develop the best course of action together. Our staff, attorneys and investigators begin reviewing discovery and gathering evidence and information to build the strongest possible defense for you before we ever step foot in court. We explain the law in detail and discuss any and all viable defenses.

We appear for you at all hearings and waive your presence whenever possible so you don't have to take time off work to sit in court. We aggressively advocate for you to achieve our goals and strategies to ensure your success. From the arraignment date until your case is closed, we stand by your side and work with you every step of the way to exceed your expectations. We communicate any updates or new information with you so you always know what's happening with your case. We make this process as smooth and easy as possible.

If you plead guilty or are convicted at trial we may still be able to have your case dismissed through the expungement process. If you were placed on probation and successfully completed all the required terms and conditions we may be able to have the case expunged or essentially dismissed for most purposes. We can also help get your probation terminated early in some circumstances. Call us today for a free consultation.


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