Criminal Defense

(530) 802-5047

Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense is often a life-altering event. You could lose your job. If you are a divorced parent, you may lose custody or visitation with your children. If you are convicted, you could lose your liberty for a long time, and be forced to pay a hefty fine and/or restitution.

With both your freedom and your future at risk, you need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney who you can trust, and who will understand your side of the story, look at the case from all angles, and be responsive to your questions and concerns. You will find those attributes if you choose Jeffrey Kaloustian to guide you through this crisis time.

Mr. Kaloustian, at the Law Office of Jeffrey Kaloustian, will provide you the vigorous defense to which you are legally entitled under both the California and U.S. Constitutions. He does not overpromise. He works tirelessly for the freedom and best interests of his clients.

As with all of this defense matters, Jeffrey is great at keeping you informed, being responsive to your questions and explaining defense strategy to you. He will always go the extra mile to provide individualized attention and to deliver the desired case results. His approach to practicing law is a holistic one: it is fueled by both his professional duties to, as well as a deep compassion for, his clients as people. These special qualities together have lead to over ten years worth of highly-satisfied clients. 

Mr. Kaloustian's skilled representation at your DMV hearing is included in his complete DUI Defense services as well.

Some of the cases he has resolved successfully include, but are not limited to, charges for:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug sales, distribution, manufacture and trafficking
  • Medical Cannabis 
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DUID)
  • Crimes of violence, including domestic violence
  • Child abuse/endangerment
  • Theft, grand theft, larceny
  • Assault and battery
  • Sex crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Insurance fraud
  • Fraud and identify theft
  • Vandalism
  • Resisting arrest
  • Reckless driving
  • Evading
  • Driving on suspended license
  • Weapon possession
  • Arson
  • Probation violations

It is extremely important that you exercise your Fifth Amendment rights and not speak to anyone about your case except your attorney. For example, anything you say to your friends, family, or cellmate can later be used against you at your trial. Additionally, Mr. Kaloustian works to protect all your rights under both the California and federal constitutions. This includes your:

  • Fourth Amendment right to be free from warrantless searches and seizures without probable cause.
  • Fifth Amendment right to be silent and to the due process of law.
  • Sixth Amendment right to an attorney, a speedy trial, and to confront witnesses against you.

Mr. Kaloustian is a highly-skilled trial attorney who will zealously fight for the defense of your rights. He always goes the extra mile in order to minimize the consequences for clients who are facing criminal charges. If negotiating for reduced charges or penalties is in your best interest, he is an incredibly skilled and seasoned negotiator. If going to trial is a better option, Jeffrey is  a truly exceptional courtroom advocate with the passion, expertise and tenacity to present your case to a jury and win.

Mr. Kaloustian also has solid relationships with top-notch defense experts and private investigators that can assist with preparing your case. When the case calls for it, Jeffrey can assemble a team of highly-qualified scientists and other experts, giving you the best chance of success.

The Law Office of Jeffrey Kaloustian is proudly based in Grass Valley and serves the surrounding Sierra Nevada foothills communities, including those in the counties of Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra. Jeffrey's secondary (by appointment) Oakland office provides the firm with a base of operations to serve the Bay Area counties as well. Jeffrey's use of remote communication technology and his mobile office (Volkswagen Westfalia camper van) allow him to range throughout the Golden State to serve his clients, including Yuba-Sutter and Truckee-Tahoe. 

He is admitted to practice in all state courts in California and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Contact him as soon as possible so he can begin assessing your case and working on your defense.

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At The Law Office of Jeffrey Kaloustian, my practice is results-driven and client-centered. I focus on Cannabis Law, Clean Record cases, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury matters. I am here to listen to you, gain your trust and help you navigate the legal system.

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The Law Office of Jeffrey Kaloustian is committed to answering your questions about Cannabis Law matters, Criminal & DUI Defense, Personal Injury & Post-Conviction Relief issues in California.

I'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact me today to schedule an appointment.