Criminal Defense Attorney serving in Hollywood, CA

Hollywood is a major community in Central Los Angeles, supporting the largest hub of the entertainment industry. This area is synonymous with movie studios like Paramount Pictures and recording studios like Capitol Records. As the key attraction in Los Angeles, the city draws in close to 40 million tourists every year.

However, Hollywood does experience a fair amount of crime, with an average rate of around 2,000 crimes for every 100,000 residents. There are 4 times more property crimes than violent crimes. This is a much higher rate than nearby communities such as Hollywood Hills (1,700 crimes per 100,000 residents) and Los Feliz (1,175 crimes per 100,000 residents), but below neighborhoods like West Hollywood and Fairfax.

Standing Up for Hollywood Residents

Though property crimes may be more common in Hollywood, the law firm of Larry M. Bakman is ready to offer legal aid and a courtroom defense to residents in need. He’s handled cases on both the state and federal level, taking on crimes common to this area of Los Angeles.

Theft and Burglary

Crimes such as theft and burglary (also known as “breaking and entering”) can counted as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on where the crime took place and other factors such as the use or possession of a weapon. A felony charge of burglary can result in up to 6 years in prison, as well as a strike on your record according to California’s Three Strikes Law.

However, an arrest for theft or burglary doesn’t mean you deserve to be convicted for it. Larry M. Bakman has experience with federal cases involving theft and burglary charges, having successfully argued for a mistrial or gotten a “Not Guilty” verdict for his clients.

Drug Crimes

The most common illegal drugs include heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, but there are also issues involving the abuse or sale of prescription drugs, as well as issues with medical marijuana, even while protected by the state’s Compassionate Use Act. Drug possession and sales (also known as “trafficking”) are serious offenses in the State of California, but can count as a federal charge if drugs have been moved across state lines.

On both the state and federal level, Mr. Bakman has handled numerous cases involving narcotics possession and sales, even in RICO conspiracy cases. He’s earned more acquittals than convictions thanks to his skillful and persistent defense on behalf of his clients. Mr. Bakman uses his knowledge of legal rights against search-and-seizure and all the information he can obtain to poke holes in the prosecution’s case.


Murder is a charge that can apply on either the state or federal level, depending on where it took place and who the victim was. Federal penalties for murder can include life imprisonment or a death sentence. An allegation of murder is the most serious charge anyone can encounter.

Fortunately, Mr. Bakman has plenty of experience dealing with murder charges at the federal court level. He’s handled cases involving RICO conspiracies to commit murder and earned acquittals based on the strength of the evidence and his own thorough arguments.

Get Your Legal Consultation Today

If you live in the Hollywood area, don’t delay if you need reliable counsel and defense in court. The law office of Larry M. Bakman is here to provide the best results for your case, starting with a free consultation. Contact our office by email at or call 310-553-5512.

Directions to Los Angeles Criminal defense Attorney from Hollywood, CA

These directions are from Google Maps starting from:

Hollywood, CA 90028

Total Est. Time: 19 mins

Total Est. Distance: 6.9 mi

  1. Head west on Hollywood Blvd toward Vine St
  2. Turn left onto Vine St
  3. Turn right onto Santa Monica Blvd
  4. Turn right onto CA-2 W/Santa Monica Blvd
  5. Slight left onto Avenue of the Stars
  6. Destination will be on the right


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We are located at:
1901 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067