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Alexandra S. Kazarian | Wittier Criminal Defense Lawyer

Alexandra Kazarian Lawyer

Alexandra S. Kazarian

Criminal

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As an Attorney for the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, Kazarian handled hundreds of serious criminal cases each month, dealing with issues ranging from, but not limited to new filings, preliminary hearings, bail hearings, pretrial status conferences, trial preparation and investigation, presentation of mitigation, motions for dismissal, suppression motions, appointment and consultation with various defense experts, court trial, jury trial, jury selection, sentencing, and various probation issues and expungements. Alexandra Kazarian is well known for aggressive representation of clients. Alexandra handles White Collar Fraud cases, Theft Related Crimes, Expungements, Drug Offenses, Juvenile Crimes, Domestic Violence , Lewd Conduct, and Arson cases throughout Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and Orange County. Throughout her practice, she has defended clients in over 35 Criminal Jury Trials against charges including municipal code violations, battery, domestic violence, drug possession, drug sales, prostitution, child abuse, assault, robbery, robbery with gang enhancements, DUI, DUI with injury, sexual battery, and murder. Alexandra defends clients against any and all possible misdemeanor and felony charges. ​​

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
A client was charged with attempted murder for assaulting a man who had attacked his girlfriend, some weeks before. The client was caught on camera stabbing the victim while he sat in a chair. Because of this, the client faced a 25-life minimum sentence for attempted murder. Client did not want to go to trial. Through our own investigation and intense negotiation with the district attorney, we were able to avoid trial, and secured an offer of 7 years at 50% for our client, who was very happy with the result.

How did you build a successful practice?
Mostly through word-of mouth referrals from previous clients and their family. There is nothing like the recommendation from a close friend or family member to make a new client trust you. I hope to leave every client I have with the feeling that their friends and family will be better off in my hands than in anyone else’s.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Someone who will spend enough one-on-one time with them and their case to really get to know them as a person. The best way to resolve a criminal case is to show the prosecution that your client is a human being, and if your lawyer does’n know you, they can’t defend you they way they should.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Having a relationship with the prosecutor, the court staff, the judge, and the supervisors in the prosecutor’s office, where the case is filed, is an extremely important part of being able to represent your client. If you are a stranger in the room, and have no way of breaking the ice, or letting them know you are trustworthy, it will be very hard to get anyone to listen to and care about your client’s side of the story

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Each conversation is different, because each client is looking for different things when they call, but hopefully, my clients gain some knowledge, peace of mind, and have answers to their questions that make the process less scary by the time our first conversation is done.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
It always helps to know the facts surrounding the arrest, where and when the court date will be, if the client thinks they have any defenses, or if they think the situation was fair or unfair, even if they don’t know the law, and if there were any witnesses during the arrest.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I have spent my career building relationships with both sides of the law, and because of that, I have an army of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and defense attorneys, as well as members of court staff, that I can call on with quick questions, or look to for insight, when I need some extra eyeballs or advice on a case.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping good people in terrible situations makes me feel good. I hope that people call me on their worst day and I make them feel better about the chaos that is surrounding them. As Abraham Lincoln said: “I do good, and I feel good, and that is my religion.”

Position Organization Location Duration
Extern Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Armenia N/A June 2004 – August 2004
Congressional Extern Armenian Assembly of America Washington D.C. Metro Area June 2001 – August 2001
Felony Trial Attorney Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender Los Angeles County January 2007 – May 2015
Attorney The Law Office of Alexandra Kazarian Whittier, CA 2015 - Present
Delegate California Democratic Party California 2010 – Present
Los Angeles County Public Defender Law Clerk Los Angeles County 2005 – 2006
School Degree Major Graduation
Pepperdine University School of Law JD Law School 2006
California State University-Fullerton B.A. English 2003
State / Court Date
California 2006
  • -Mexican American Bar Association PAC
    -Armenian American Bar Assocation
  • - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • People v. Uribe

    Criminal Defense: (Not Guilty)

    Client was arrested for Assault and Battery causing Great Bodily Injury, after punching the complaining witness in the head four times, causing him to pass out, and fall to the ground, fracturing his face. The prosecution offered 4 years at 80%, and his maximum was 7 years in State Prison. Client rejected the offer and demanded a trial. Client testified that he was defending himself after the complaining witness kicked him and spit on him as he slept on the sidewalk.

  • People v. Trujillo

    Criminal Defense: (Not Guilty)

    Client admitted to having one glass of wine, but was charged with a DUI refusal because she was crying too hard during breathalyzer testing to register a proper blow.

  • People v. Hayrapetyan

    Criminal Defense: (Not guilty due to insanity)
     
    Client accused of first degree murder of his wife, after she was found strangled in their home.

  • People v. Geragos

    Criminal Defense: (Not Guilty)

    Client accused of attempted murder of ex wife's new boyfriend, by shooting him 4 times at his workplace.

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(2006) Licensed as Attorney in California. Verified with California Bar Association. July 21, 2016

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Service Type:Private

Update Date:2016-03-24


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15851 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90603

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