Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense

Finding the right criminal defense attorney can often be a frustrating and difficult process. Many people don't know where to begin the search and who to hire. At my firm, I offer quality services that come with decades in the legal field. I represent cases in a professional and helpful manner. Learn more about criminal defense and my practice with some of the frequently asked questions listed below.

What should I do after I am arrested?
The first thing you should do is remain silent and cooperate with the police. Resisting arrest may only aggravate the situation. Politely request to speak with an attorney and call my firm immediately.

What types of criminal cases do you handle?
I am able to handle any type of criminal case, including misdemeanors, drug charges, DUI, felonies, murder, domestic violence, and insurance fraud. No matter what your case involves, you can request an appointment with my firm to discuss how I may be able help you fight your charges.

What are your qualifications as a Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney?
I received my J.D. from Southwestern Law School and have been a practicing attorney since 1972. As a criminal law specialist certified by the State Bar of California, I have garnered numerous awards. These include a Lifetime Achievement Award, consistently being ranked by Super Lawyers® as one of the top 5% of my field, and AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for ethical standards and legal ability.

What is your approach to taking on a case?
I understand that every case is different and requires customized attention, and I always stick to my personal philosophy of treating others as you would want to be treated. What some may consider a small crime may be considered serious to you. This means that I give each of my clients the same 100% commitment to defending and assisting them, whether the charge is a minor misdemeanor or major felony.

To schedule an appointment, call me, Jay Jaffe, at (310) 275-2333 or contact my Beverly Hills office online.