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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys
Goldstein Law Group
1645 Vine Street
Suite 809
Los Angeles, California 90028

Phone(323) 461-2000


Goldstein Law Group Overview

Goldstein Law Group is a criminal defense firm located in Los Angeles that serves individuals and companies in Southern California and throughout the United States. Practice areas include assault, drug charges, firearm violations, juvenile crimes, DUI, white collar crimes, theft, murder and other violent crimes, probation violations, insurance fraud, and other state and federal charges.

Attorneys Jim and Michael Goldstein have nearly 70 combined years of experience and have collectively been involved in more than 300 jury trials and 80 murder trials. They work closely together to prepare for trial and often work as co-counsel. Between them, they are admitted to the California Bar, the U.S. District Court-Central and Western Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The attorneys at Goldstein Law Group have vast knowledge of the local courts, judge, and prosecutors. Providing innovative and compassionate representation, they are committed to pursuing the best possible results for each client.

Year this Office was Established: 1975

Languages: English, Spanish

Goldstein Law Group Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Extradition; Elder Abuse; Domestic Violence; Alternative Sentencing; Arrest Warrant; Asset Forfeiture; Bail; Bench Warrant; City Attorney Office Hearings; Criminal Threats; DEJ; Disorderly Conduct; DMV Hearings; Electronic Monitoring; Failure to Register; Federal Crimes; Federal Property Crimes; Felony; Grand Jury Investigations; Habeas Corpus; House Arrest; Immigration Violations; Juvenile Delinquency; Juvenile Offense; Larceny; Misdemeanor; Pandering; Parole Violation; Probation Violation; Receiving Stolen Property; Restraining Orders; Stalking; Suspended License; Termination of Probation; Terrorist Threats; Three Strike Cases; Trespass; Public Intoxication; Insurance Fraud; Corporate Crime; Gang Enhancement; Prescription Drug Fraud; Violent Crimes; Felony Hit & Run; Grand Theft Auto; Human Trafficking; Resisting Arrest; Corporal Injury to Spouse; Mental Health Diversion; Crisis Management; Kidnapping; Carjacking; Forgery; Joyriding; Vandalism; Drug Smuggling; Mail Fraud; Conspiracy; Interstate Crime; Healthcare Fraud; Check Fraud; Assaulting a Police Officer; Child Endangerment; Illegal Search and Seizure; Misappropriation of Public Funds; Auto Insurance Fraud; Workers’ Compensation Fraud; Lewd Acts in Public; Pimping; Indecent Exposure; Human Trafficking; Civil Harassment Restraining Order; Workplace Violence Restraining Order; Child Molestation; False imprisonment; Alcohol & Beverage Control Violations; Hate Crimes; Blackmail; Counterfeiting.

Goldstein Law Group Areas of Law Description

At Goldstein Law Group, we provide legal representation in the following areas:

– Drug Offenses

Goldstein Law Group represents clients in all types of drug crimes including: cocaine, crack cocaine, drug cultivation, drug distribution, drug diversion, drug manufacturing, drug possession, drug possession with intent to sell, drug transportation, drug violations, ecstasy, forged prescriptions, heroin possession, meth, methamphetamine manufacturing, methamphetamine possession, methamphetamine sales, narcotics, possession of chemicals for drug manufacturing, prescription drug possession, prescription drugs, prop 36, proposition 36, rock cocaine, soliciting drugs to minors.

– Medical Marijuana

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is a subject of much controversy. Supporters stand by the drug’s ability to ease suffering for people with terminal illnesses and debilitating conditions, while the federal government considers possessing, cultivating, or distributing marijuana a crime, regardless of whether it’s for medicinal purposes or not. The conflicting laws between the state and federal government make medical marijuana charges very confusing and have made it difficult when it comes to prosecuting individuals for medical marijuana crimes. As a result, many people with lawful prescriptions for medical marijuana are finding themselves arrested or in trouble with the law. Furthermore, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has urged the city council to place limits on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Goldstein Law Group defends clients in all types of marijuana cases including: medical marijuana, marijuana, marijuana possession, marijuana cultivation. marijuana trafficking

– Violent Crimes

Goldstein Law Group defends clients in all type of violent crimes including: aggravated assault, assault, armed robbery, arson, assault & battery, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, child abuse, bank robbery, battery, carjacking, domestic violence, drive-by shootings, elder abuse, hate crimes, homicide, kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, robbery, vehicular manslaughter, violent crimes.

– Theft Crimes

Goldstein Law Group defends clients facing all types of theft crimes including: bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, blackmail, bribery, burglary, check fraud, commercial burglary, computer fraud, conspiracy, counterfeiting, credit card fraud, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, fraud, fraud crimes, grand theft, grand theft auto, healthcare fraud, identity fraud, mail fraud, Medicare fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, pension fraud, petty theft, petty theft with prior, pyramid schemes, racketeering, real estate fraud, residential burglary, shoplifting, tax evasion, theft, theft crimes, white-collar crimes, wire fraud, workers’ compensation fraud.

– Sex Crimes

Goldstein Law Group defends clients in all Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley , Van Nuys and Ventura County courtrooms in all types of sex crimes including: aggravated sexual assault, child enticement, child molestation, child pornography, date rape, failure to register, indecent exposure, internet pornography, lewd & lascivious conduct, lewd conduct, molestation, obscenity, pandering – pimping, pornography, possession of child pornography, prostitution, rape, selling of pornography, sex crimes, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, solicitation, solicitation for prostitution, statutory rape, sodomy.


When a person drives a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit, he or she will be charged with DUI. In California, people will be charged with DUI if their BAC level reaches or exceeds .08. DUI charges can also be filed against a person who drives under the influence of drugs. This includes both illegal drugs and prescription or over-the-counter medications. When a drug impairs a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle, he or she will be charged with DUI, regardless if the drug in question was legal or illegal.

– Criminal Appeals

If you have been convicted of a crime, you may be eligible to file an appeal. Appeals are usually sought when a defendant feels a mistake or error was made during the original trial. Errors or mistakes can be committed unintentionally during a trial in many different ways. Some examples of errors or mistakes that justify an appeal include:

* Evidence was brought against the defendant that should not have been
* Evidence that could have benefited the defendant’s case was unheard
* The defendant’s attorney committed legal malpractice
* The defendant’s attorney made incorrect or inappropriate arguments
* The wrong laws were applied
* The sentence was inappropriate for the charges being brought against the defendant
* The jurors were confused about their instructions or were given wrong information

– Expungement

An expungement is a process of removing or dismissing a conviction from a person’s criminal record. Pleas of guilty or no contest can also be expunged from a criminal record. When an expungement is successful, it will be as if the defendant had pleaded “not guilty” and the court ordered the case to be dismissed. It should be noted that an expungement doesn’t erase a criminal conviction. Rather, all of the records revolving around the defendant’s arrest and conviction will be sealed in a file, and the court will place a notation stating that the conviction has been dismissed. It should also be noted that not all convictions can be expunged. Under California law, felony convictions in which the defendant was sentenced to federal prison are not eligible for expungement. Furthermore, a defendant, regardless of the type of conviction, must have successfully completed and abided by all of the terms of their probation.



Michael Goldstein Mr. Michael A. Goldstein
Child Pornography, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Drug Crime, DUI and DWI
James Goldstein Mr. James A. Goldstein
Child Pornography, Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, DUI and DWI, Expungement

Goldstein Law Group Affiliations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers
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