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Peter Swarth has been a criminal defense attorney for over 20 years with extensive trial experience in Federal, State and Juvenile Court for both misdemeanors and felonies. He specializes in DUI and DWI defense, and has experience in holding police accountable. He is passionate about the law and defends his clients with equal amounts of concern and guaranteeing their rights under the law. He is steadfast in his belief that everyone has the right to an aggressive and to have a fair hearing, and will rigorously defend your criminal charges.

A graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School, Attorney Peter Swarth was admitted to the California State Bar in 1989. He is a certified specialist in criminal law defending the rights of the accused. Los Angeles Defense Lawyer Peter Swarth has also distinguished himself in the field of Criminal Law and Trial Skills, having taught this area of practice for 15 years at the University of West Los Angeles Law and Glendale College of Law. He has also been a guest lecturer at UCLA presenting Psychology and the Law. He has been a frequent lecturer at Public Defender Conferences on the subjects of Infant Homicide, Drug Rehabilitation and the Law, and Learning Disabilities and the Law. And Peter Swarth has been published in the Hastings Comm/Ent (Communications / Entertainment) Law Journal. He is active in the Los Angeles County Bar Association as Chairman of the IPEL section.
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Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Peter SwarthWest Hills, CA2000 - Present
Trial AttorneyOffice of Los Angeles County Public Defender'sLos Angeles, CA1989 - 2000
School Degree Major Graduation
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityJD Law School1989  
University of California - Los AngelesBachelor of ArtsPolitical Science1976
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California1989
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association as Chairman of the IPEL section
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law State Bar of California 2015
    Entertainment Law Writing Competition Los Angeles County Bar Association, Intellectual Property & Unfair Competition Section 1989
  • People v Brown
    Practice Area:Criminal Defense
    Date: Sep 04, 2009
    Outcome: Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client charged with 22 counts of child molestation against 2 cousins. Jury aquitted on some counts, but hung on others. The Court of Appeal ordered the hung counts dismissed based on double jeopardy

    People v Harris
    Practice Area: Criminal Defense
    Date: Jun 19, 2014
    Outcome: Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with assualt, possession of gun by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, with two prior strikes. Possible sentence of 25 years to life. Matter dismissed after 995 motion and writ by Court of Appeal, because DA failed to disclose they were prosecuting client's prior attorney.

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