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Los Angeles Criminal Attorney Todd Melnik

Todd Melnik has the special distinction of saving a completely innocent man from Death Row who was wrongly fingered by an eyewitness and falsely charged with special circumstances homicide for allegedly executing a witness in another murder case. 

Our firm has 21 years of Los Angeles criminal law knowledge, and our team has dedicated themselves to offer the finest criminal defense available to those under investigation or prosecution for state and federal offenses. Our network team of investigators, researchers, and support staff are committed to superior performance and results, earned via tireless effort and the highest ethical standards. Mr. Melnik handles state prosecutions throughout California and federal cases nationwide.

The tremendous difficulties that go with criminal charges both inside and out of the courtroom can become overwhelming, and looking for representation can prove to be very difficult. Nevertheless, choosing the right and best criminal lawyer is one of the most crucial decisions you can make. Call our office today to talk to Mr. Melnik who will protect you as best as possible.

When you are dealing with criminal charges, you need a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with experience, who is available to take your case quickly and confidently. Mr. Melnik will go above and beyond to completely investigate your case, and to get the best possible resolution, whether it be at trial or negotiating on your behalf with the prosecutor.

Contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Melnik immediately for a free consultation.

  • First and foremost, you can call and speak to Mr. Melnik. Our technology can forward your first call to Mr. Melnik to discuss your case immediately even if he is not in the office. After 20 years of criminal defense practice, he understands your need to talk to an attorney as soon as possible and get answers to the questions you have.
  • Once on your case, Mr. Melnik returns all phone calls and e-mails the same day. He will not ignore your calls like some other lawyers. If you retain Mr. Melnik, you get Mr. Melnik – not junior lawyers or paralegals.
  • Mr. Melnik handles misdemeanor cases to complex high-profile felony cases for clients, including those covered by the media. Regardless of guilt or innocence, Mr. Melnik fights for each client to obtain the best possible result he can. Even if your guilty, often times a skilled lawyer can help you tremendously. Mr. Melnik has 23 years of experience in criminal law.
  • Integrity, trust and experience are essential to selecting your attorney. Your attorney should have an excellent reputation among other lawyers, judges and prosecuting attorneys. Mr. Melnik and several of his cases are well known and his results respected. Current United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has personally discussed with Mr. Melnik his personal admiration for Mr. Melnik’s work in the Dodger Stadium – Curb Your Enthusiasm murder TV alibi case, and shared Mr. Melnik’s concern about wrongly accused defendant’s and the problems with eyewitness identification. Below is a link to the documentary pertaining to this case.

Mr. Melnik routinely goes the extra mile for his clients. Mr. Melnik has a very long list of appreciative clients. Mr. Melnik has the special distinction of saving a completely innocent man from Death Row who was wrongly fingered by an eyewitness and falsely charged with special circumstances homicide for allegedly executing a witness in another murder case.

To make his case, Mr. Melnik out-investigated several seasoned LAPD homicide detectives (again) with diligent fact finding through a unique investigation process involving the use of subpoenas, court orders and 21st century technology.

Todd Melnik is Not, and Never Will Be, a “Mill.”

A frequent mistake individuals seeking representation against criminal charges make is retaining a “law mill.” A “law mill” is a criminal defense firm that focuses on aggressively retaining clients with promises they cannot follow through on. Once they have succeeded in retaining a client, and obtaining the client’s money, the client becomes a secondary concern; they do not aggressively defend their clients’ interests. Instead, the “law mill” takes the client’s money, and hires an individual known as an “appearance attorney” for a fraction of the cost. Frequently, these “appearance attorneys” are only retained to perform a portion of the tasks a dedicated attorney should be performing, but in extreme cases, a “law mill” will hire an attorney you have never even met to represent your entire case. The “law mill” is both unethical, and ineffective.

At Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer, we decline to engage in the unethical and ineffective practices of “law mills.” Instead of taking short cuts, Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer utilizes their extensive experience, and proven work ethic to provide top-tier representation to every single client we retain. At LACL we work on every case internally and personally, the only attorneys who will work on your case are the attorneys listed on our “Team” page above. This is a guarantee from LACL to you.

Call Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer today for a FREE consultation at 310-502-1314

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Los Angeles, CA 90071

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They did a great job. They clearly answered all my questions and kept me informed of developments as my criminal case progressed, and quickly responded to all my questions. I highly recommend his firm to anyone in need.

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I highly recommend the San Diego Criminal Attorney Law Firm for your criminal defense matters. Vincent's experience and tenancity in the courtroom is the advantage you want on your side.

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