THE LEVENTHAL FIRM is a powerhouse boutique law practice dedicated to criminal defense in both state and federal court. ANDREW LEVENTHAL, ESQ.
Andrew Leventhal, lead trial attorney at THE LEVENTHAL FIRM, is a dynamic, passionate, and charismatic criminal defense attorney. Andrew spent seven years battling in the courtroom trenches as a Los Angeles Public Defender; it is here that Andrew developed a reputation for being a fearless trial lawyer. Andrew has defended thousands of criminal cases and taken almost every charge on the books to jury trial; his incredible legal knowledge has yielded close to a 90% jury trial win rate. Andrew loves the underdog and fights for his clients to the very end - lawyering is his calling. Andrew practices like an old-school attorney: He treats his clients like family and advocates for them like he would with his own flesh and blood. Andrew’s compassionate style earned him a 2015 invitation into the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers” club. Andrew Leventhal has dedicated his life to defending people – he strongly believes in fighting for what is right. Andrew does not beat around the bush; you will know if he can help. ______________________________________ YVONNE RODRIGUEZ, ESQ. Yvonne Rodriguez is THE LEVENTHAL FIRM’s managing attorney. Her work-ethic is unmatched - Yvonne’s hard-working style leaves every client feeling confident and secure that no stone is left unturned before the case ends. Yvonne doesn’t sleep at night if she hasn’t been able to complete her daily work for each and every client. Yvonne was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Without much familial support or resources, Yvonne beat all odds and became the first person in her immediate family to become an attorney. Yvonne is strong, driven, resilient, and most importantly, brilliant. Yvonne is passionate about criminal defense – she too spent seven years as a Los Angeles public defender battling for people in the criminal court trenches. She has defended thousands of cases and developed important positive relationships with judges and prosecutors all over Los Angeles County. Her experience, work-ethic, and positive relationships make her an amazing asset to THE LEVENTHAL FIRM’s mission – to get results.
Mission: To forever change people's lives for the better.
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Filing this Writ of Habeas Corpus today. I am trying (very hard as always) to get my COVID vulnerable clients out of custody.
Please click to watch this domestic violence presentation with my esteemed family law colleague, Randi Susan Klein, Esq. I discuss a few defense strategies in a criminal domestic violence case that is connected to an underlying family law dispute. A lot of cross-over issues in criminal/family law. Thank you so much Ashley Andrews for giving me the opportunity to present at your professional networking meeting with TEN: The Esquire Network, very grateful.
I answer the following:
Can the police tell me to shut my phone off and/or take it away from me if I am recording them?
How can I lawfully record police behavior without subjecting myself to arrest/phone seizure?
You will hear me open up about my practice area during the Pandemic here. I very much appreciate Marty Rudoy, Esq., a founder of The Esquire Network (TEN) (and distinguished L.A. real estate attorney) for giving me the opportunity to present on criminal law.
If you are a dedicated attorney anywhere in the U.S., I highly recommend that you join TEN, especially now. TEN provides highly interactive zoom networking forums with top notch attorney talent in every discipline. It is a great place to stay connected professionally. You can visit TEN here: https://tenesquire.com/
Domestic Violence Cases: Here I explain a little of what I like to do in matters involving no witnesses other than the accuser and the client.
Mental illness and criminal law
You know I love to keep my clients out of jail. And, I love to help them.
Here I talk about crimes that are called "strikes" in California; I explain what they are and how they play out in my criminal law practice.
Client Testimonial! We encourage our clients to fight. We don't just give up or fold. We do everything that can possibly be done for our clients, and we think outside the box. These qualities increase the probability of favorable outcomes in our cases. And, our results speak for themselves.
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Here I explain what arrest warrants are, the types of arrest warrants available, and whether arrest warrants are required.
I had a former client come by my office to say HI. I represented him about 8 years ago - I was a Los Angeles Public Defender at the time. We did a jury trial. He enjoyed my cross examination of the police officer and the end result, naturally : )
You know I love to discuss your rights! Here I talk about what a seizure is, and what the police must do to justify that seizure.
When do our Fourth Amendment rights apply?
Do the Police Have to Read Our Rights?
I’m not sure I can put my gratitude towards The Levanthal Firm into words, but I’m going to try. A mentally handicapped member of my family was, incredibly, arrested, along with another person. Andrew Levanthal and Yvonne Rodriquez of The Levanthal Firm swung into action, talking to their many police and prosecutor connections. They spent many hours advocating for this family member and convinced the prosecutors not to press charges. (The other person, who was represented by a different firm, had to take a felony plea deal.) I am so grateful to The Levanthal Firm. They were warm, understanding, and compassionate throughout the entire ordeal. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Andrew and Yvonne!
We are a full service criminal law firm. We handle anything related to criminal law. #theleventhalfirm #criminaldefense #juveniledefense #recordcleaner #attorneys @ Los Angeles, California
Motion to blow up search warrant
Motion to blow up search warrant
Motion to blow up search warrant
One step closer to a dismissal in furtherance of justice (domestic violence case - previously negotiated classes for a dismissal, no admission of guilt, client innocent, saves the client's career). 🥳🇺🇸
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One of the most effective, probabily the most effective of all California Law firms.
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Happy Father’s Day!
Result from yesterday’s post regarding the preliminary hearing scheduled to go this AM:
DISMISSED IN THE FURTHERANCE of JUSTICE! I am so incredibly grateful that the Prosecution analyzed my work and exhibits BEFORE going forward with the full blown cross-exams I had prepared so deeply. The Prosecution was tremendous; they showed so much honor — what I mean by that is they simply looked at my work and made their OWN call. The Prosecution could have disagreed with me here and I’d still feel the same way. It warms my ❤️ to work with lawyers on the other side that care.
Please note that this is better than a dismissal because the DA couldn’t proceed (couldn’t get witnesses in time for example)—— this helps me set up a petition to seal AND destroy the underlying arrest (as opposed to a more basic petition per PC 851.91/92, the former actually truly erases everything for all purposes). My ❤️ is so full. Thank you for your support.
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Client on FELONY probation with new open misdemeanor - dealt for a straight dismissal after treatment (no admission of guilt and no probation violation). Permission to post granted. Great kid. I love him.
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I’ll personally be reviewing resumes and cover letters. Those who take the time to read this post and follow instructions will be highly considered. Thank you!
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Anyone want this preliminary alcohol screening device? I good friend passed this Alco Sensor IV down to me about 8 years ago when I was still in the deep trenches as a Los Angeles Public Defender. Cops still use this in many jurisdictions to capture breath samples pre-arrest at a DUI roadside encounter. Cheers. I think it still works.
I have used this in jury trial. 😬
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Gift for the baby from a Client’s Mom (facing life in prison) 🥰🙏🏼💙#theleventhalfirm #criminaldefense #dedicatedtothecraft #savinglives #grateful🙏 #thankyoumom
Child abuse case thrown in the trash after a very successful hearing! We presented strong exculpatory evidence, and the City Attorney agreed on the spot not to file! The City Attorney didn’t even feel the need to ask my client what happened! We were lucky to draw a very experienced prosecutor.
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Happy Mother’s Day! 😘🥂💜😎
Serious felony case (arising out of the workplace) rejected for “lack of sufficient evidence!” We couldn’t be happier for this great man who has been through hell the past few months. Now, he can celebrate with his family over a big breakfast and get back on track! It is critical to intervene early. 🤓 💜
Don’t wait to see if the case is filed; we must feed exculpatory evidence to the prosecution team before they make their initial impressions.
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Testimonial: A little of clip here of me and my client coming outside the court, coming off a HUGE win yesterday.
When my clients believe in me, I become a much better advocate.
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