Trusted Criminal Defense Attorneys In Southern California

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  • Sole focus on criminal defense
  • 1 on 1 consultation with the attorney
  • In-depth case evaluation
  • Proven results
  • Strong advocate for the Los Angeles community
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  • Strong and respected court presence
  • Long standing relationships with the courts and prosecutors
  • Well-versed in all criminal matters from non-violent offenses to serious and violent crimes
  • Dedicated to protecting our client’s future
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  • Available 24/7
  • Free consultations
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Jail visits and collect calls
  • Bilingual staff readily available
  • In-house Notary available
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  • Endorsed and recognized by AVVO
  • Endorsed by NACDA
  • Named Rising Star 2018 by
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  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • Over 100 5-Star Yelp Reviews
Shaheen F. Manshoory

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OUR CLIENTS ARE OUR SOLE PRIORITY. We are a time-proven Los Angeles criminal-defense law firm dedicated to your future.

When your future, your family and your livelihood are at stake, a false accusation or an innocent mistake should not derail a lifetime of hard work.

Preserving your future and your career is Mr. Manshoory and his associates’ sole focus. As a STRICTLY criminal-defense firm, we are DEDICATED to you and your family. If you have been accused of a crime in Southern California, a pending criminal case can have serious consequences for you, your family, and your career. Many attorneys fail to consider these additional consequences, but at Manshoory Law Group, we understand that your case outcome should have BOTH the PRESENT AND FUTURE CONSEQUENCES resolved to protect you and your family’s livelihood.


Our attorneys have extensive training solely in criminal-defense. We are committed to using these skills to our client’s advantage. OUR GOAL is simple, custom-tailored representation for EACH INDIVIDUAL we represent. This individualized representation and advocacy is why members of law enforcement, fellow lawyers, medical professionals and hard-working members of society all have chosen Manshoory Law Group as their trusted advocates and guides through the Criminal Court System.

Do Not Speak to the Police Before Calling Us. We Are Available 24/7. Let us Speak on YOUR BEHALF.

Manshoory Law Group, APC is here to guide you in making an INFORMED DECISION about how to RESOLVE your case.


When You Need A Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney…

There is nothing more disturbing than getting charged with a crime. When you feel the cuffs clinch around your wrists and hear that you’re under arrest, a whole system starts working against you to destroy your life.

Fortunately, we live in a nation of laws and all people are guaranteed certain legal rights in this country. One of them is right to an attorney. Your first step after an arrest is to contact a qualified Los Angeles criminal lawyer like the team at Manshoory Law Group.

To benefit from our aggressive strategies and representation:
Call(877) 977-7750

Fight Back Against The System

With Manshoory Law Group, APC, on your side, you can trust that we will use creative methods and a zealous attitude to pursue the best possible result for your case. We are fully committed to our clients and to their needs, whether they have been charged with a minor crime or one with the potential of changing their lives forever. No matter what your crime, we are the Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys you need to handle your case.

A defense attorney does more than just defend your legal rights. Our job is to keep the system honest. If they make a mistake, we point it out and do our utmost to prove that it throws the whole case in doubt. That’s why we undergo so much training and fight so diligently on behalf of our clients.

But if you do not have a Los Angeles criminal lawyer on your side in the courtroom, you’re at the mercy of the court. You do not know all of the tricks the prosecution can pull. You do not know what is a good deal and what is a poor deal. A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney is your greatest ally in the courtroom. If you have been charged with a crime, we urge you to contact us immediately. The sooner we can get to work, the better your chances will be.

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Your First Steps After Arrest

Many people do not know what happens after an arrest or when they should call a lawyer. The best time to call a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney is as soon as possible after your arrest. Here’s why.

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The Criminal Complaint

The first major step after arrest is for the state to decide whether or not to file a criminal complaint. The officers will decide whether they have enough evidence to make a case. If they do, they will forward that information on to the District Attorney (DA). It is the DA that decides whether or not to file the complaint.

If you can contact a Los Angeles criminal lawyer before this point, they can talk with the people involved to try and convince them that they don’t have enough evidence to move forward, along with several other legal strategies.

It’s important to note that if you are held in custody, the DA must make a decision within 48 hours. However, if you know you’re under investigation then they have the right to make a decision for up to one year in misdemeanor cases and for longer periods based on what they are investigating you for.

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Depending on your alleged charges, you may be let go and ordered to appear in court later. You may also have to pay bail to get let out, or in some cases held until your arraignment. The first thing you should do when you get released from jail is to contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney and build a strategy for your defense.

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Facing Arraignment with a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

If the DA moves forward, an arraignment will be scheduled and you will be notified. The arraignment is when your charges are read to you and you are asked to make a plea. It is crucial that you have a Los Angeles criminal lawyer before this point to advise you on what to do at this critical point.


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Top Ten DUI Law 2019
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– Driving under the influence can wreck your financial life far more than might expect and can draw you into ongoing legal problems for the rest of your life

Violent Crimes

– Sometimes an act of self-defense can be judged as a violent crime. We will come to your defense and share your side of the story with the court.

Domestic Violence

– This is another serious charge that is looked upon poorly by the court. If you are charged with this, you need a vigorous and experienced defense.

Drug Crimes

– California may have recently legalized marijuana, but there are plenty of other drugs that can land you in serious trouble, especially if you are accused of transporting them.

Sex Crimes

– This is a very broad category of crimes, but most of them can get you put on the sex offender’s list, a lifelong punishment and embarrassment. Let our lawyers fight to keep your record clean.

Record Expungements / Sealing

– If you’ve served your time and have lived within the law, or if you committed crimes as a minor and you are now an adult, these processes can help you wipe the slate clean so you can move on without your past following you.


– If you believe the police have a warrant out for your arrest, a lawyer can ask on your behalf to get information about it before you are arrested.

Theft Crimes

– From minor shoplifting crimes to white collar crimes, theft can cover many categories. The question is, can they prove that it was you who stole what they said you did?

Probation Violations

– One of the things that keep people locked in the legal system are minor probation violations. A lawyer on your side can keep you from going back to prison or getting your probation term extended.


What our client’s are saying

Finding an attorney during a difficult time is an overwhelming and difficult process, but I couldn't be happier that I found Manshoory Law Group. Shaheen and his colleagues are the best in the business. Fair, honest, and their sole purpose is to protect you and make sure you receive the best possible result. I was having trouble trying to decide which lawyer would defend me best and have my best interest at heart, and thats where Shaheen came along. My initial phone conversation with him comforted me and assured he was the guy I was looking for. He and his team were extremely persistent and on top of my case every step of the way. My only regret is that I didn't find him sooner! I would recommend him to all of my friends and family, and anyone else who has unfortunately gotten into a bit of trouble. With Shaheen, you get the personal attention and care that every client is looking and hoping for. He keeps contact extremely consistently, always keeping you in the loop and relaying all updates and outcomes as he helps you navigate the legal process. I always felt like I was his most important client and I always had his 100% attention and care. Shaheen is the man and he exceeded all my expectations, so if you're in need of a lawyer, look no further than Manshoory Law Group.
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Iman R.
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This was by far the best experience I had, having Mr Manshoory as my representative was the best choice I've ever made he is not only super knowledgeable and professional he is a great person as well. He got the best deal for me and now I'm not even facing jail time it's awesome to know I could enjoy my family thanks to him. I'm so grateful words cant explain. I totally recommend him 5 stars without a doubt!!
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Marty B.
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Shaheen and his group helped me a lot during a very difficult time. His team made sure I understood my rights, expected outcomes, and how the processes would work the entire time. I felt very confident in his skills and abilities. Manshoory law group was very good at making sure my calls where answered and responded to. I felt like I could call 24/7 and was always relived to within minutes. They worked with me on a fair price for service and I really appreciate these guys. If anyone is looking for a intelligent, capable, and dependable lawyer look no further. Thanks again.
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Ayuni K.
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Shaheen and his team are true professionals. They take pride in their clients cases. The attention to detail is second to none. If anyone is seeking representation I absolutely recommend Manshoory Law Group. Not only will you be satisfied with the results, but this team will exceed your expectations.
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Vincent B.
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Attorney Shaheen Manshoory is one of the best in the business. He came well recommended by a seasoned veteran lawyer and he transformed my case in one sitting. After hearing from other offenders how messed up their case turned out because of their lawyers I'm glad i went to the best one in town. Believe me, Shaheen in trial will turn you into a believer. To me he deserved every dollar. Shaheen is very smart, passionate, and really cares about his clients' future. He's trustworthy and loyal and has the intellectual and physical stamina it takes to win tough cases and favorable outcomes. I would strongly recommend Shaheen to anyone who needs a strong and talented advocate for their defense.
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Ari G.
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I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. From the moment we contacted Mr. Manshoory, I knew that my case was in good hands. He worked diligently and thoroughly to ensure that we understood all aspects of my case and the legal process. Mr. Manshoory was the perfect choice and I will be eternally grateful for what he has done for me and my family. Best lawyer in Los Angeles by far!
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Daniel J.
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I highly recommend the offices of Manshoory Law Group for any legal matters. I was referred by two friends who have also used their services and I was extremely pleased with the service that I received. Shaheen handled my case and I was very confident in his ability to get the result I wanted. He is extremely thorough in his approach and goes above and beyond for his clients. Shaheen was very responsive in all matters and always available via email or his cell phone. I would most definitely recommend Manshoory Law Group services to anyone as Shaheen got my complicated case dismissed. I would definitely use them again in the future should I need to. Thank you Shaheen!
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Nikki M.
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Shaheen is the best attorney I have ever dealt with, he fought over 8 traffic violations for me and got them all dismissed, he and his team provide excellent customer service and is always reachable... highly recommended...
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Wasif F.
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Excellent attorney. Very professional and extremely diligent. I've recommended him to multiple friends and family members who will say the same thing. Thank you Mr. Manshoory!
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Sharon R.
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Unfortunately I got in trouble and needed a lawyer. When I called the law offices of Manshoory Law Group, they were quick to make an appointment with me, and followed through with a free consultation which I found very comforting. Shaheen asked when I was available and I went in asap. He listened to my story, asked me details about my background and what happened. Then he told me what he could do for me. When he was telling me what he could do to help me out, I already knew that I was going to hire him, because he was asking me questions that other lawyers hadn't asked me. He didn't butter things up for me at all, he tells it like it is. He basically said this could either go very bad or very good. With Shaheen by my side i was willing to take that risk, and now i'm happy i did. I walked into that office hoping that he would be able to get my charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. He was able to get my case dismissed before it even went to court! If I had any questions about my case, he was always available to answer. At times he would contact me for no reason, give me small updates and see how i was doing. I would definitely recommend Manshoory Law Group to anybody. Shaheen really knows what he's doing. He exceeded all of my expectations! Thank you Shaheen.
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Matthew K.
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If you're looking for a knowledgable, professional, and dedicated attorney for your legal needs, look no further! Very reliable, I was very pleased with the advice I received and I would recommend to friends and family.
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Nikki H.
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Mr Manshoory is a very respectful and knowledgable lawyer. I've recommended him to many of my friends and family. I admire his straightforwardness and honesty which is hard to comeby when finding a good attorney.
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Shahab S.
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I had contacted the Manshoory Law Group when I had gotten a DUI and Shaheen Manshoory took my case, within a matter of a couple months he had gotten my case thrown out. I couldn't recommend them more. I've dealt with other Lawyers in the past and none of them were as genuine has him, he really cared about my case and fought for me.
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Aron R.
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Mr. Manshoory is by far the best of the best. I beyond gratefull I chosed him to represent me. He was very attentive to my case since the moment I called him. He is very reliable and amazingly smart. The outcome of my whole situation was a totall success. Thanks to his hard work and dedication my record is clean. Thanks so much Mr. Manshoory Definitely high recommend.
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Rebecca C.
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I got into some minor trouble and was in need of an attorney and after doing my research I decided to contact Manshoory Law Group and it was the best decision I ever made!! Shaheen was very respectful and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process! He kept in constant contact with me about my case and was quick to answer my questions. I have already recommended him to my family and will continue to promote his service, because he is definitely the best of the best!!
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Stephanie Q.
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Had the pleasure of using this firm for a mishap I had. Thought it was going to be a headache but Shaheen and his team were able to assist me quickly and were in constant communication with me regarding the entire incident. Looked around a few different firms for help but felt the most comfortable with this firm.
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Jennifer N.
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Without getting into details, I needed an attorney and contacted several law firms that were in my area. Mr. Manshoory had personally called me back with a great turnaround time. He took the time to discuss my concerns and his approach in dealing with my issue. I was impressed by his knowledge, professionalism and, most importanly, his honesty. His fees were very reasonable as well. Long story short, he took care of all my legal problems. I am definitely recommending Mr. Manshoory to any and all who are seeking someone to fight for them in court. If I were to ever get into trouble again, I will definitely look to have Manshoory Law Group in my corner!
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Charles L.
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With so many attorneys in this business, it's hard to find someone like this one. I wish I had known about Shaheen sooner. He helped me with early probation termination and tickets. I have recommended him to all my clients for criminal cases and have all been very satisfied with his services. I can honestly say I do not trust anyone more than Shaheen when dealing with a criminal case. Forever thankful for what you've done for me and my clients. Thank you!!
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Evelyn E.
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I had contacted Manshoory Law Group because of their online reviews but more importantly the reason I chose Shaheen as my attorney is of the initial phone conversation. He was more interested in discussing the details of my situation than discussing payment terms. Yes finances were clearly an important discussion, but what seemed more important to him was that he would be my representation, and when an attorney cares about your situation from his heart more than his pocket, it's clear the results will be favorable. Shaheen and his team showed a true concern for my case and took the care to advise me of the direction he thought I should follow while incorporating my requests and never discounting my input. This guy far exceeded my expectations. He was persistent in his contact with the Court and the other lawyers to try and reach a resolve without litigation. While I hope to never need to contact an attorney again if needed to I would not hesitate to contact Shaheen and his team and I strongly recommend him to those that do. On a side note he is also personable and really a quite likeable guy. My family and I thank you for all your help. As we didn't want to be in such a situation, you truly came through for us. Thank you.
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Itzel S.
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I've had the privilege of working with Shaheen and his team. He is a tremendously competent criminal defense attorney representing hundreds of clients throughout all of Los Angeles. admire him for his honesty, ethics and a high level of personal integrity. But most of all, I especially appreciate his concern for protecting average citizens from zealous prosecutors and sloppy law enforcement investigators. When people get caught up in our scary, heavy-handed legal system, you need somebody like Shaheen Manshoory that you know is going to defend you, and really cares as much as I know Shaheen does. Mr. Manshoory was an amazing attorney! From the very first consult to the end he was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I talked to many different attorneys when I began my search for hire and Shaheen outshined the rest with his personable and dedicated demeanor. He made me feel at ease with the legal process and I got the end result I wanted. Highly recommended!
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Christal M.
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