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Criminal Defense

Mr. Hartman truly believes in and aggressively fights for the principles upon which this country was founded-that every single person is entitled to equal justice under law and every single person accused of a crime is entitled to an honorable defense and a fair trial. Mr. Hartman is appalled every time the government so readily undermines the Rights of its citizens simply for efficient prosecutions. That is simply injustice at work, and it only serves to degrade the integrity of our system.

Mr. Hartman's years of experience in criminal defense have given him the opportunity to defend against almost every charge imaginable. Mr. Hartman has experience in defending against cases such as murder, burglary, robbery, theft, drug possession and drug sales, kidnapping, assaults, domestic violence, DUI, medical marijuana, sexual battery, child molestation, child abuse, child endangerment, criminal threats, resisting arrest, and various gang allegations.

Mr. Hartman’s trial skills have resulted in numerous "Not Guilty" verdicts and mistrials being declared on both felony and misdemeanor charges. Mr. Hartman is also very proficient in filing motions challenging law enforcement authority to execute a search and seizure, and has been successful in having numerous felony cases dismissed after moving to suppress evidence under California Penal Code 1538.5 based on a violation of his clients' 4th Amendment Rights. Mr. Hartman has also been successful in obtaining a fair and just sentence for his clients, in that he is very proficient in filing Romero motions to dismiss his clients' "Strike priors" from being used as sentence enhancements, and by also arguing mitigating factors in order to show the Courts how the prosecution often trumps up their charges and makes a case sound much more serious than what actually occurred. Mr. Hartman is also very proficient in having prior convictions expunged and probation terminated early by filing motions under California Penal Codes 1203.3 and 1203.4 in order to assist his clients clean up their record so that they can obtain employment and to leave the conviction in the past.

If you have been arrested, accused of a crime, or questioned by law enforcement in the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or San Diego, you need the best legal representation possible. You have Legal and Constitutional Rights that must be asserted, and you cannot do this alone. It is extremely important that you speak with a seasoned criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, and you should do this before you agree to speak to law enforcement or the prosecution about the criminal allegations. Call Mr. Hartman today to discuss your Rights.

If your loved one is currently serving a Life sentence based on a third strike punishment, he or she may be eligible for resentencing for earlier release. Because voters in November 2012 passed a law for three strikes reform, current Life prisoners may petition the Court that imposed the Life sentence to seek a sentence lower than 25 to Life. Resentencing is NOT automatic; a petition MUST be filed and granted by the Court. Call Mr. Hartman today to discuss the criteria required for such a petition.

Violent Crimes

We can help you with the following violent crimes:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Assault(Weapon)
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Endangerment
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Domestic Violence
  • False Imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Stalking
  • Vehicle Assault
  • Vehicle Homicide
  • Violation of Protective Order
  • Internet Exploitation of a Child

Drug Crimes

We can help you with the following drug crimes:

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  • Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale


We can help you with the following DUI/DWI crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI/DUID)
  • Driving Under the Influence Causing Great Bodily Injury
  • Driving Under the Influence Causing Death

Sex Crimes

We can help you with the following sex crimes:

  • Indecent Exposure
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault on a Child
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Child Molest
  • Sex Offender Registration (Penal Code 290)

White Collar Crimes

We can help you with the following white collar crimes:

  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Breech of Contract
  • Identity Theft
  • Larceny
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Perjury
  • Theft

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