When it comes to criminal defense attorneys not all are created equal, and this post touches on the benefits of hiring a defense lawyer with experience in the particular courthouse where your case is taking place. And that is worth its weight in gold.

Looking at criminal cases being heard at Van Nuys Courthouse West – which is located at 14400 Erwin St. in Van Nuys, CA – it’s important to find a local attorney that not only knows the courthouse like the back of their hand, but also the prosecutors. This will give you a huge advantage from the start.

Think about it this way: If you’re looking to purchase a home in Van Nuys but don’t know the area, would you rather have a real estate agent that specializes in Van Nuys guide you or someone that doesn’t know the area either? The same applies to hiring a criminal defense attorney.

Also, going back to the prosecutors, they are like any other human beings and may have stronger opinions and demand harsher sentences for particular types of crimes then ask for leniency in others, though it all comes down to the individuals. At Schwartz & Weinrieb we have spent over 15 years defending clients in the Van Nuys courthouse and know the prosecutors well, which our track record shows.

If you have been charged with a crime and are looking for a Van Nuys criminal defense attorney we are here to help! Feel free to call us at (818) 888-2711 for a FREE consultation.