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Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Sturm Law offers a range services for serious crimes. Our top trial lawyer is here to take up your cases and assure you full-fledged legal support and assistance. criminal defense felony

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In criminal law Arson is when a fire is willfully or recklessly set on someone else’s land or property, including forest land.

At Sturm Law we provide  advice on if you have a case, and if so, what steps can be taken towards rectifying your charges.

Drug crimes

Have you been arrested and charged with a drug-related felony crime?

Drug crimes are among the most commonly charged offenses in Los Angeles.

If you are facing drug charges, it is very important to hire an effective criminal defense lawyer right away. 

Narcotics offences

Narcotics offences range from large-scale drug trafficking to possession of a controlled substance, and they can be either felonies or misdemeanors. 

A drug criminal defense attorney will investigate the details of the crime, elicit problems and scrutinize for mistakes or misconduct.

Sex crimes

The number of sex crimes in the U.S. is alarming and on the rise. 

If you have been involved with one of these terrible crimes, the best action to take is to contact the skilled criminal defense attorney at Sturm Law.

Assault with a deadly weapon

Assault with a deadly weapon, ADW and aggravated assault are all typically the same offense in California and the charge can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. 

Our defense attorney is experienced in investigating the details of the charge and finding all the possibilities while comparing them with the state statutes. criminal defense


In criminal law a California DUI (Driving Under the Influence) as established by California law means driving a vehicle while having a blood alcohol content [BAC] of 0.08% or higher for other cases. DUI can be charged as misdemeanor or felony charge.  Find the best criminal defense team for you.

A trained DUI Attorney knows exactly where to look for errors in reports, field sobriety tests and blood alcohol tests. 

Misdemeanors and felony charges

Domestic Violence

In criminal laws a Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior that is harmful or offensive—and is committed against.

Unfortunately, innocent people often get wrongly accused with misdemeanor and felony domestic violence.   Find a criminal defense attorney to help you win your case. 

Online Date Rape

Tinder Bumble and other mobile dating apps have greatly increased the likelihood that people will meet other romantically inclined individuals online.

With more and more people use online dating apps  it forces us to reexamine an old problem in the law: how to handle sexual fraud. 


Reduction (Felony to Misdemeanor) 

In criminal defense a reduction refers to reducing a felony charge to a misdemeanor. This process of criminal law can greatly benefit the person who has been convicted. 

Assault with Deadly Weapon

The ADW is at the top of the list of assault charges with assault first, battery, aggravated battery and finally, ADW. The possible penalties for these assault charges increase as they progress so that is why consulting with a skilled criminal defense lawyer can assist in finding ways to lower your charges or by pleading for a lesser charge. 

Vehicular Manslaughter

California (PC 192(c)) is causing the death of another person while driving a vehicle, by negligently committing either an unlawful act that is not a California felony, or a lawful act that may cause death.

In contrast, if you killed someone while driving a car and committing an act that was a felony, you would be charged with Penal Code 187 PC murder under the California felony-murder rule.


In criminal law Penal Code 187, California law defines "murder" as "the unlawful killing of a human being or fetus with malice aforethought." Murder can be charged as "first-degree" or "second-degree.

First-degree murder generally carries a sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. Second-degree murder generally carries a sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.

Proper criminal defense is necessary for these type of felony charges.

Probation violation


You have options when facing a probation violation. If you don't fight back, more of your freedom could be taken away from you.

A skilled and experienced criminal attorney will give you a significant advantage during your hearing.



Theft is one of the common types of crime in the L.A. area. A significant number of citizens are charged with theft-related crimes each year.

We are the best Los Angeles law firm for theft cases. Our lawyer is an expert on Los Angeles theft charges and will mount an effective defense. 

Battery charge


Battery charge in California occurs when there is a willful and deliberate touch to another person that is unwanted or harmful.  

A skilled criminal defense attorney is aware of the necessary steps and is always your best route to take when handling legal matters.


When law enforcement or government agents use distasteful tactics such as threats, fraud, harassment or even flattery to entice defendants into committing crimes, this is entrapment.

Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney at Sturm Law for consultation and more details of the offense


A reduction refers to reducing a felony charge to a misdemeanor. This process can greatly benefit the person who has been convicted.

Our expert lawyer will work hard to find a way to reduce your felony to a misdemeanor.


In 2012, the Department of Motor Vehicles reported that there were approximately 196 million drivers in the US, and California fell into fourth place nationwide with traffic violations, which were not always arrests.

Whatever the charge, it is highly important to equip yourself with the best criminal defense available. 


In criminal law a burglary is defined as the unauthorized entry, done either with or without force, into a specified area with the intent to commit a theft. 

Our criminal defense attorney Craig Sturm is rated a Top Los Angeles Trial Lawyer and has a perfect 10 rating from AVVO on misdemeanor and felony cases.


A conviction can haunt you for years. It can limit where you can get a job and your ability to travel to other nations. 

Our experienced lawyers will mount an effective case that will substantially increase your chances of a criminal record cleaning.

Resisting an officer

In California, the charge of resisting an officer is closely related to resisting arrest. The law prevents an individual from delaying, resisting or obstructing the work of a law enforcement officer or an emergency medical technician. 

It is best to consult with a criminal defense attorney and discuss the details of the arrest and your rights as a California citizen.

Vehicular manslaughter

Traffic collision, DUI, Accident, injuries, Misdemeanor, Felony, Manslaughter, Vehicular, Criminal

The charge of vehicular manslaughter can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the details.

There are many issues to consider in a vehicular manslaughter charge, so contact an experienced DUI criminal defense attorney to discuss the details of the accident and learn your rights.  

Domestic violence

Domestic Violence, DV, Violence, Partners, Wife abuse, Battered, Restraining order, Domestic

Domestic violence crimes are associated with violence toward family members, typically a spouse or child. Domestic violence is one of the most common crimes in the Los Angeles area, you are not alone. 

If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is crucial that you hire a high-powered attorney to protect your rights. 

Firearms Charges

Gun, shotgun, rifle, ak47, Firearms, Glock, Gang, Burglary, Assault, ADW, Deadly weapon

Illegally possessing, using, or transporting a firearm is a very serious charge. In some cases, you could have broken the law without even knowing it.

A skilled and well-trained attorney makes all the difference in any charge, especially those involving firearms in the state of California.

Warrant recall, quash warrant, clear warrant, Arrest warrant, bench warrant.


When an individual has been convicted of a crime in California, it does not mean that the charge will have to stay on their record.

Sturm Law and criminal defense team can help you clean your record.

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Do you or someone you know have a search warrant out for arrest in the city of Los Angeles?  

If so, it is imperative that you contact an able Criminal Defense lawyer in order to attempt everything in your power to expunge, or reduce the severity of the warranted crime

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