My criminal caseload ranges from misdemeanors to serious felonies, and includes DUI cases, theft cases, drug cases, robberies and murders. I have also successfully represented clients in complex Federal Cases as well as expungement of criminal records. I know that your case is incredibly important to you, and weighs on you every day. I am ready to help, no matter what the charge
LAPD Planting Evidence Investigation Leads to Charges Being Overturned
CBS2 News reported on exclusive body-cam footage obtained by investigative reporter David Goldstein that Shields’ defense attorney said shows an officer planting a small bag of cocaine in Shields’ wallet during the incident. Asked whether CBS2’s reporting had anything to do with the plea agreement, Shields’ defense attorney Steve Levine said: “This case blew up, and you were out there asking lots of hard questions to a lot of people, and it was the video that showed the mishandling of evidence. So, of course, it might have had something to do with it.” For video coverage -- CLICK HERE CBS2 video report.
Can I Expunge My Records?
An expungement (also called a “dismissal”) is a way of cleaning up your adult record that limits the information that shows up on a background check. It can also relieve you of some of the consequences of a conviction.
I am well-versed in the process of expungement of court records related to applicable crimes and can assist you in following the intricate process that will work to your advantage in the California Courts system. I can begin by reviewing your entire record and help to determine what relief might be available to you. In the case of especially complicated petitiions, you want someone who is experienced and on your side to handle the process properly.
The Steven Levine Law Offices can assist you with the petitions, motions and declarations, (possible waved fees), and assistance with declarations in court, arguing your case for the dismissal/expungement should that be required. Bear in mind, some cases do not allow for an expungement, so contact me regarding your case so that I might assist in determining the next steps available to you and how to best to begin the process.
Don't put off any longer getting your legal record expunged and moving towards getting your life back. Call me today to discuss your case and we can go from there.
You've Been Arrested! What Should You Do?
If you are in custody, call the person you trust most, and then have him or her call me, immediately. Time is critical at this point. You have rights and I will be able to exercise those rights for you. For example, my bail bond company, Chickie’s Bail Bonds, has been in the business for 40 years. They work 24 hours a day and know how the system works, inside and out, and they fully understand that no case is too big or too small if you are in custody. You'll get out quickly at a small fraction of your stated bail amount.
If you are out of custody, time is still of the essence, as there are things I can do for you prior to the filing of the case, and prior to your first listed court date. For example, we may want to hire an investigator to examine the alleged crime scene or talk to or find potential witnesses, and I may want to talk to the police or prosecutor.
Accordingly, once we meet, we'll review the circumstances of your case and begin to get your legal matter under control. This is no time for unsteady hands. Call as soon as you learn you are in legal trouble. I'll begin the steps that are needed immediately. The legal clock is ticking..
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Yahoo News asks Steve Levine to weigh in on the Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman college bribery scandal and offer important insights - and speak to what is really going on in the case. (CLICK FOR VIDEO)
Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, and 48 others are getting a lesson in the law they’ll never forget.
Dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” federal prosecutors have outlined a far-reaching scheme that allegedly included wealthy individuals bribing college coaches to admit students who had never played on athletic teams (and doctoring photos to make it appear that they did), and working with SAT and ACT proctors to tamper with tests to ensure higher scores for their children.Watch him explain it all -- CLICK HERE or image above.
While this case is winding to a close with Loughlin's recent guilty plea, Levine's insights, offered at the outset of the case, show his uncanny ability to foresee legal outcomes in high-profile cases.
Steve Levine catches an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department planting evidence, in first ever video clips released from LAPD bodycams. His discovery triggers an immediate LAPD internal affairs investigation.
Defense attorney Steve Levine says officer body-cam video shows an officer planting drugs on his client. The shocking video shows an on-duty officer leaning down, picking up a small plastic baggie from the ground and placing it in his client's wallet.
CBS2 News reported on exclusive body-cam footage obtained by investigative reporter David Goldstein that Shields’ defense attorney said shows an officer planting a small bag of cocaine in Shields’ wallet during the incident. Asked whether CBS2’s reporting had anything to do with the plea agreement, Shields’ defense attorney Steve Levine said: “This case blew up, and you were out there asking lots of hard questions to a lot of people, and it was the video that showed the mishandling of evidence. So, of course, it might have had something to do with it.” For video coverage -- CLICK HERE or image above for CBS2 video report.
Need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, California including Hollywood and Beverly Hills? Get a defense lawyer specializing in all aspects of criminal defense law, including serious felony and misdemeanor crimes. The Los Angeles Criminal Law Firm of Steve Levine - As a California Super Lawyer, Steve Levine specializesas a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, and his firm represents clients charged with a host of serious crimes involving the most difficult to defend, including:
The Law Office of Steve Levine is a full-service criminaldefense law firm that is uniquely suited to assist you when you have pressing legal troubles. We are ready and able to assist you in serious criminal matters and have wide experience with the criminal and civil court systems in California. Defense Attorney for Beverly Hills, Century City, Brentwood, Santa Monica and the West Side - Los Angeles, California.
If you legal advice on your case, please call Steve Levine on the Defense Lawyer Hotline (310) 497-1974.
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Steve Levine comments on discovery issues plaguing this high-profile corruption case, and the difficulty his client will have getting back the eight years lost to fighting the case in court.