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Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of David J. Givot is a criminal defense firm located in Long Beach, California and serving clients throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.
Attorney David J. Givot has years of legal experience and diligently applies his skills and knowledge in defense of his clients. With personal attention, he answers clients’ questions, explains options that may be available, and guides them through the process of the criminal justice system.
Mr. Givot understands that facing criminal charges can affect employment, health, family, and finances. He ensures clients’ rights are protected and offers professional representation and zealous advocacy on their behalf while pursuing the best possible outcomes.
Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Assault with a Deadly Weapon; Criminal Threats; Disturbing the Peace; Defense of EMS Providers; Defense for College Students; Drug Possession; Drunk in Public; Misdemeanors; Possession for Sale; Warrants and Warrant Recall; Violent Crimes.
Areas of Law Description
I provide affordable, comprehensive criminal defense to people facing felony and misdemeanor crimes, including drunk driving, drug offenses and theft. I handle felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, including:
- Defense of EMS Providers
EMS Providers risk it all, every day, to protect others. At a time when most people look away, it takes a very special and unique type of individual to confront the worst of the world in an effort to make it better. But when trouble rears its ugly head for you, who is there to defend and protect you? I am. At the end of the day, EMS Providers are human and humans make mistakes. My job is to do everything possible to see that you learn from your mistakes, not suffer for them. With one eye on the trouble at hand and the other on your future, I will aggressively and strategically defend you in court and with administrative agencies such as the DMV or State Licensing Board. If necessary, I can also offer counsel for disciplinary actions brought by your employer.
- Domestic Violence
California takes domestic violence accusations seriously. Jail time, fines, counseling, restraining orders and probation are possible punishments, if you are convicted. You could also have your child taken away from you, lose your job and be deported. At the Law Office of David J. Givot in Long Beach, California, I defend clients charged with felony and misdemeanor domestic violence crimes. I understand how this type of charge can disrupt your family and threaten your reputation and your freedom. Rest assured I will work to protect your rights as I aggressively defend you.
- Drug Crimes
California prosecutes drug crime cases aggressively. A conviction can lead to county jail or state prison, costly fines, driver's license revocation and mandatory drug counseling. Further, a conviction can prevent you from getting a good job, renting an apartment and being accepted into certain schools or training programs. As your attorney, I will work directly with you. I will give you an honest assessment of your case, inform you of your options, explain the legal process as it applies to you and aggressively fight for you at trial. Rest assured you are not alone. I will be at your side the entire time.
- DUI / DWI
A DUI/DWI arrest is frightening. Not only can it lead to time behind bars and costly fines, it can also cost you your driver's license, your job and even your professional license. Because the consequences are serious, it is critical that you have a skilled defense attorney on your side. I am David J. Givot. From the Law Offices of David J. Givot in Long Beach, California. I aggressively defend clients charged with drunk driving crimes. Whether this is your first offense or you have had previous convictions, I will work directly with you to fight the charges.
Felony convictions involve a jail or prison sentence of at least one year. Misdemeanors are punished by less than one year in jail and fines up to $1,000, plus probation and community service. Misdemeanors include crimes such as: DUI/DWI, Drug crimes, Shoplifting, Domestic violence, Prostitution, Trespass, Reckless driving, and Simple assault. A misdemeanor can be raised to a felony, depending on such things as the seriousness of the crime, your previous criminal history and injuries to the alleged victim. I defend clients charged with juvenile and adult misdemeanor offenses. I understand how a criminal charge can affect all aspects of your life. I will work to protect your privacy as I fight for you.
- Parole Board 'Lifer' Hearings
If you have been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole, you are probably waiting for the first opportunity to request your parole hearing. However, did you realize it might benefit you to wait if you have violated prison rules or policies? Did you know being denied parole could mean you can't apply for another hearing for a certain period of time? I aggressively represent prisoners who are eligible for parole. As your lawyer, I will carefully review your prison record, give you an honest assessment of your case, provide sound advice and fight to protect your rights.
- Sex Crimes
When it comes to sex crimes, an accusation alone can damage your reputation, your career and your family life. A conviction, however, will have an even more serious affect on your life. That's why it's vital to fight this kind of charge with the help of a knowledgeable lawyer who understands how much is at stake for you. While maintaining complete discretion, I aggressively defend people charged with sex crimes. Always treating you with respect, I will review your case and attack the charges against you.
- Theft Crimes
Whether you are a good person who made a bad decision, or you have been wrongly accused of theft, you need the help of a knowledgeable lawyer to fight for you. You deserve a second chance — a cleared name. I handle a variety of cases involving theft crimes, including: Shoplifting, Identity theft, Credit card theft, Car theft, Check theft, and White collar crimes.
- Warrants and Warrant Recall
Did you know that a judge can issue a warrant if you fail to appear in court for a required date? It's called a bench warrant. Having one issued in your name means law enforcement can take you into custody. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can work to have a bench warrant recalled and keep you from spending time in jail. I will work directly with you to handle your bench warrant issue.
Mr. David J. Givot
Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence
- American Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- California Public Defenders Association
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