WE FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS

THE COURTS & CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!


Throughout my legal career, I have represented people who have been charged with sex crimes. As a matter of fact, my first case-the day after I received my law license- involved the defense of a woman charged with prostitution-AND I WON!

I have represented hundreds, and perhaps, thousands, of defendants charged with sex crimes covering a variety of offenses- prostitution, lewd conduct, indecent exposure, peeping toms, rape (forcible & statutory), porn, child molestation, sexual battery-you name it. Of course, I have also represented hundreds of other criminal defendants charged with offenses from petty theft to murder.

MY STRONG BELIEF IN THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED

I selected criminal law for a number of reasons. To begin with, I am an unabashed liberal. I’m not afraid to reveal that fact. A liberal is a profound and ardent believer in the principle that every person is entitled to the protections of our Constitution- from freedom of speech, religious freedom, the right to privacy (which some conservatives claim is not a right protected by the Constitution), and most important, due process rights.

Due process rights include, among other things, the right to a fair trial, the right to be free from illegal searches and seizures, the right to an attorney, the presumption of innocence and the right against self-incrimination. Equally important is the right not to be persecuted by unscrupulous law enforcement officers and prosecutors. Liberals, not conservatives, fight for those rights for you!

POLICE & PROSECUTORS ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW

Although most police and prosecutors believe in, and practice the rule of law, there are some who trample on, or ignore the constitutional rights of others. It is up to the criminal defense lawyers to make certain that the courts protect the public from these wrongdoers.

In my view, the crimes of police officers who offer false evidence-and prosecutors who knowingly present false evidence to the court-are offenses more dangerous and harmful to the public than most traditional crimes such as robbery or burglary.

Why? First of all, these crimes against justice are committed by the identical persons who are sworn to uphold the law and to protect citizens from lawlessness. Police and prosecutors are endowed with a public trust-to arrest and convict the guilty and, of equal importance, to absolve the innocent. We have an absolute right to depend upon our law enforcement community to do justice and to set an example of rectitude for society to follow.

Second, a robbery, for example is an invasion against a limited number of victims. However, a policeman or prosecutor who falsifies evidence assaults the integrity of the entire judicial system-and society as a whole.

When a law enforcement officer or prosecuting attorney presents false evidence to the court, not only have they committed the crime of perjury, their conduct contaminates the very core of our judicial system-the search for truth and justice.

Without a doubt, we have the best judicial system in the world. Under our checks and balances system, the Courts are the final arbiters of right and wrong. For example, a legislature may enact a law that deprives an ethnic group or a gender of a constitutional right. The executive power, or police power, may attempt to enforce that law (for example, when the cops marched into southern all-white restaurants or buses and forcibly removed non-whites). But it has always been, and always will be, the courts who declare: “The law which prohibits non-whites access to a restaurant is unconstitutional-and a person who peacefully resists a police officer from enforcing that law is constitutionally permitted to resist.”

The constitutional principles that protected the non-white individual are the same principles that protect all people-no exceptions. Therefore, is there any rational person who would favor the contamination of our courts? Well, there are some people, but I question if they are rational.

I have met some police officers who complain bitterly about the manner in which persons accused of crimes are protected (or to them, coddled), by the courts. And yet, ironically, some of those same police officers end up being arrested for a crime. And do they scream for their constitutional rights! And although those police officers may be evil, even evil folks are entitled to the same protections of our constitution. And SexCrimeDefenders protects everybody’s rights!

CRIMINAL LAW-EXCITING & DIVERSE

In the field of criminal law, no two days are alike. I have witnessed the best of life and the worst of life. Over the years, I have visited numerous crime scenes, many of which have been in squalid neighborhoods. In murder cases, I have visited gang areas to investigate the condition of street lighting where a cop claimed he identified my client at night. In drug cases, I have visited bars, street corners, alleys and housing projects where more drugs are sold than legal merchandise. I have inspected motels and apartment buildings to investigate the thickness of walls or the location of windows where those facts were essential to establish, for example, whether a cop saw or heard an act of lewd conduct or prostitution. I have been to many of these places to interview clients and witnesses. To me, these pursuits are more exciting than those of a corporate lawyer who spends the day pouring over boring documents or sitting presiding over dreary board meetings.

CRIMINAL LAW-I LOVE THE CHALLENGE

I love the challenge of criminal law. As I have stated, I am passionate about constitutional rights and to the right of every accused person to a fair trial. To this end, I have defended a number of people whom I did not particularly like-admitted robbers, Nazis and other racists, admitted murderers-and even politicians and police officers. Regardless whom I represent, my personal feelings go out the window. The Nazi, politician, police officer or admitted child killer is entitled to the same constitutional protections and the best of my skill, knowledge and unbiased dedication as does the starving homeless lady who stole a loaf of bread. And, from me, they all receive my best!

Although the press frequently characterizes criminal lawyers as “slick” or “sleazy,” criminal lawyers are a noble group of professionals who make certain that everyone’s constitutional rights are protected.

Everyone asks me, “How can you defend a person who you know is guilty?” The answer is simple. I am not only defending the so-called “guilty” who, under the law, is presumed innocent-I am contributing to the preservation of our Constitution. If we bend the rules of the Constitution for someone whom we think is guilty-isn’t it possible that the government may attempt to bend the Constitution against someone whom we know is innocent? A surgeon takes an oath to heal all mankind. If called upon to save the life of an evil person, the surgeon would not hesitate to do so. Attorneys take an oath to defend all mankind. We take that oath very seriously.

Even if you think you are guilty, the prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We will use every legal means to raise a reasonable doubt in your case and to get you acquitted.

Don’t confuse my love of criminal law with a love of crime. I detest crime as much as the next person. I don’t want my home broken into, I don’t want to be robbed at gunpoint and I don’t want my loved ones beaten, raped or murdered. I don’t deny that I have made a good living as a criminal lawyer. But I would rather have lived in a crime-free world these past years and earned my living doing something else.

AN ACCUSATION OF A SEX CRIME IS EXTREMELY SERIOUS.
IF YOU ARE ACCUSED, YOU SHOULD CALL US IMMEDIATELY!

Anyone facing charges or being investigated for a sex crime should immediately hire a competent sex crimes defense lawyer. A lawyer with experience in defending sex crime cases will fight for your best interests. If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, you should realize that a conviction of any sex crime will have profound and serious effects on a person's life and reputation. The person may be imprisoned if convicted of certain sex crimes. In many cases, the person will be required to register as a sex offender, perhaps for life.

If you are accused of a California sexual offense-or you are being investigated for one, you should immediately speak to an attorney to learn about your rights, your defenses, and the legal system. Contacting an attorney early on is critical. Do not attempt to speak to law enforcement without an attorney. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Do not contact the victim or their family. Contacting the alleged victim could make your situation worse and it may appear that you are trying to influence a witness. Successful resolution of a sex crime case requires a combination of skillful legal counsel, thorough investigation, exhaustive preparation and effective negotiation techniques.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DEFEND YOU!

We will vigorously and passionately fight for you. We will present to the court and the jury every defense that the law allows and that is applicable to your case.

There are numerous defenses we can and will use to fight against any criminal accusation. Each defense will vary from case to case and may include one or more of the following:

  • Insufficient Evidence
  • Illegal Search & Seizure
  • Illegally Obtained Confessions
  • Defective Search Warrants
  • False Evidence Presented by Police
  • False Accusations with a Motive
  • Consent (Not always a defense)
  • Statute of Limitations 
  • No Witnesses 
  • Witnesses Who Lack Credibility
  • Mistaken Identity 
  • Improper lineup
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • Invidious Prosecution
  • Lack of Physical Evidence (such as DNA) 
  • Other Possible Defenses

THE RIGHT ATTORNEY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

If you are charged with a sex crime, make certain that the attorney you hire does not harbor some personal animosity or distaste for persons charged with such crimes. Some attorneys, especially those with clients charged with sex crimes, pre-judge their clients. The attorney thinks that the client is guilty-and you certainly don't want that attorney representing you! I DEEPLY BELIEVE THAT EVERY ACCUSED PERSON IS PRESUMED INNOCENT.

We never pre-judge our clients. Of course we will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each case-but we never abandon our belief in, and dedication to, our client. Innocence or guilt of the client does not alter our belief, dedication or aggressiveness.

WE FIGHT FOR OUR CLIENTS
WE ARE DEVOTED TO OUR CLIENTS

I devote personal attention to each client. I return all calls promptly, usually within the hour.

We also have a walk-in policy. In many cases, if you have an emergency, we can meet with you within a few hours.

LAW OFFICES OF STUART J. FABER
3699 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 700
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90010
213-384-8886
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