Criminal Defense

Being 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.

Criminal Defense

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 works tirelessly for the freedom and best interests of his clients. Some of the cases he has resolved successfully include, but are not limited to, charges for:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug sales, distribution, manufacture and trafficking
  • Defense for use of 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
  • 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 passionate trial attorney who will zealously fight for your acquittal. 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 a super-skilled and seasoned negotiator. If going to trial is a better option, he is an outstanding courtroom advocate with the passion, expertise and tenacity to win your case.

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

The Law Office of Jeffrey Kaloustian is proudly based in Oakland and serves all the Bay Area counties. Jeffrey has expanded his practice to also serve the Lake Tahoe and Sierra foothills region, including those in the counties of Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra. 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 working on your defense.