A Former Prosecutor With More Than 30 Years Of Experience

When you are facing criminal charges, the stress can be overwhelming. Your future is at stake. You deserve to have someone in your corner who understands how important it is to secure the best possible outcome.

I am a criminal defense attorney David S. Kestenbaum. I am a former Van Nuys prosecutor who tried cases between 1985 and 1992. I know how prosecutors approach cases and what it takes to be able to secure the best possible outcomes for my clients. My record of success in defending my clients has led to me being recognized by my peers in the legal community. I am AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and have been selected for inclusion on the California Super Lawyers list every year since 2014.

I offer a strong defense against a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including:

  • DUI — Drunk driving can carry unexpected and lasting consequences such as jail time, loss of driving privileges and years of increased insurance premiums. Fighting the charges now is the only way to prevent long-term issues.
  • Domestic violence — Domestic abuse charges can upend your life. The related restraining order can mean the loss of access to your home and children. It can also mean that you have to turn over firearms.
  • Drug charges — No other nonviolent criminal charges carry sentences as severe as drug charges. Let me help you fight.
  • Theft charges — Theft charges are considered as a crime of moral turpitude. A conviction on theft charges can create a black mark on your record that can make it hard to secure employment and can cause you to be deported in certain circumstances.
  • Murder — Homicide charges are taken very seriously by the prosecution. I have the experience necessary to effectively fight for you.
  • Gun crimes — Whether you were charged with using a gun in the commission of a crime or some other form of gun charge, I can help.
  • Internet crimes — From identity theft to other types of internet crime charges, my firm has the necessary investigative experience to build a strong case for you.

I also assist people who are seeking to expunge past issues from their criminal record so they can work on building their lives without an extra burden holding them back.


Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Van Nuys And Throughout Southern California

When your future is on the line because of criminal charges, turn to Kestenbaum Law Group. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 818-616-4312, or contact me online.

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