• Perliss Law Firm

    Former California Prosecutor Now Fighting For You. We are experts from both sides of the courtroom.


    "I am kind to the weak, I am brave against the strong, I will fight for those who cannot fight, I will help those who call me for help." By Sanford Perliss

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer​



    Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, Assault with a deadly weapon, Battery with Great Bodily Injury, Arson, Robbery, Criminal Threats, Manslaughter, Murder, Kidnapping, Mayhem, Concealed weapons, Brandishing a firearm, False Imprisonment, Resisting Arrest.


    Rape, Sexual Assault, Pimping, Pornography, Prostitution, Child Molestation, Indecent Exposure, Child Pornography, Statutory Rape, Failure to Register.


    Drug Possession, Possession for Sale, Drug Distribution, Drug Trafficking/ Transportation, Prescription Fraud, Marijuana Cultivation.


    DUI arrests, Felony DUI with traffic accidents, DMV Hearings, High Blood Alcohol Levels, Chemical Test Refusals, Prior DUIs, Vehicular Manslaughter. Save Your Driver's License and Avoid Jail!


    Petty Theft, Grand Theft, Identity Theft, Appropriation of Lost Property, Receiving Stolen Property, Burglary, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Firearm, Theft of US Mail, Auto Burglary, and Embezzlement.


    Mail Fraud, Aircraft Hijacking, Carjacking, Kidnapping, Bank Robbery, Child Pornography, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Computer Crimes, Federal Hate Crimes, Violations of the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt.

  • Perliss Law Firm


    The Law Offices of Sanford H. Perliss are dedicated to the aggressive and zealous representation of their clients. A former criminal prosecutor, Mr. Perliss knows the justice system from both sides. Using this knowledge to his advantage, he is often able to achieve results that other lawyers cannot. As a trial lawyer of over 35 years, Mr. Perliss has handled thousands of cases and has successfully helped countless clients with their legal problems.


    • Owner Sanford H. Perliss, A Professional Law Corporation
    • Partner Law Offices of Perliss and Gross
    • Deputy District Attorney Los Angeles District Attorney Office

    CONSPIRACY AND BANK ROBBERY: The Santa Monica branch of a major bank was robbed at gunpoint. My client worked at the bank and was charged with setting up the crime, meeting with the accomplice and teaching him how, when and where to do the robbery, and giving him the gun. My client was facing over fifteen years in prison.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.

    KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY, RAPE, SODOMY: My client was arrested while sitting in a van wearing a ski mask. There were two women tied up in the back of the van. Jewelry from the women's house was found in my client's pocket and a gun was found underneath his seat. My client claimed he was paid to watch the van and put on a ski mask when he saw there were tied-up victims in the back. The victim's jewelry in his pocket was payment to watch the van. My client was facing life in prison.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.

    MURDER: My client was charged with first-degree murder after witnesses allegedly saw him shoot the victim. There was evidence that the victim and my client had an argument earlier that day. The defense was mistaken identity. He was facing life in prison.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.

    ROBBERY: My client and two friends were accused of beating and physically restraining the victim, and stealing his wallet. My client was facing five years in prison. The defense was mistaken identity.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.

    SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE MURDER TRIAL: My client was charged with murdering a woman during the course of a robbery. If convicted he faced life in prison without the possibility of parole. After several months of trial, the jury hung. Thereafter, the District Attorney agreed to a reasonable settlement well below their early demands.

    SHOOTING INTO A VEHICLE AND BRANDISHING A FIREARM: My client, a prominent doctor, shot into the vehicle of a drunk driver, who had crashed into my client's home late at night. My client held a gun on the driver and ordered him to lay down on the ground. When the driver refused, he shot into the car.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.

    SPOUSAL ABUSE: My client, a police officer, was accused of pummeling his wife with his fists. The wife immediately went to the local police department to report the crime and gave a lengthy videotaped statement. My client claimed that the wife was very angry at him for what she believed was his cheating on her and she fabricated the crime.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.

    SPOUSAL ABUSE: My client was accused of beating his wife after learning of her affair with his neighbor. The defense was that the wife fabricated the story to get rid of the husband so she'd be free to marry the neighbor. On the witness stand, the wife lied about the neighbor giving her a ring, then when confronted with proof, was forced to admit that she had lied about it.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.

    CONSPIRACY AND IMMIGRATION FRAUD: My client was accused of aiding and abetting others in an immigration fraud ring. There was evidence she met with the victims and took their money. She claimed she was just an accountant for the company and didn't know the inner workings of the business.

    DRUNK DRIVING: My client was prosecuted for driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. The defense maintained the police did not comply with their regulations when they administered the breath test without waiting the requisite fifteen minutes after initial detention.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY.


    This same client arrested for DUI again several years later. This time he gave a urine sample which put his blood alcohol level at .14%. The defense was the faulty nature of urine tests.

    GRAND THEFT: My client entered a major department store and allegedly pretended to purchase several hundred dollars of merchandise. The cashier was the co-conspirator. She pretended to ring up the sale, bagged the merchandise and gave the client a fake receipt. The defense was that the client didn't know the cashier didn't actually ring up the sale.


    PETTY THEFT/SHOPLIFTING: My client exited a large department store carrying a bag of stolen merchandise. He was detained by security five feet outside the store, but still inside the larger shopping mall. He claimed he panicked when he realized that his small children were missing, and he went searching for them. The children were found inside the Mall's pet shop. The prosecutor argued that my client planned the incident.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY


    BATTERY: My client was charged with repeatedly striking his roommate with fists and metal objects. The victim showed police officers multiple bruises and cuts from the alleged fight. The defense was that the victim was drunk and the injuries were self-inflicted in a violent rage.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY


    PROSTITUTION: My client was charged with agreeing to a sex act with an undercover police officer. The defense was that the officer exaggerated the conversation and the client never agreed to the act.
    Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY


    PROSTITUTION: My client was charged with soliciting a sex act with an undercover officer for money. The defense was the failure of the officer to record the conversation which caused the evidence of the conversation to disappear. As such, there was not sufficient evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • Know Your Rights

    What Should I Know if I’ve Been Arrested?

    Being arrested is not an easy experience, but it can be made tolerable when you understand your rights and how our criminal justice system works. Remember that you have the right to a presumption of innocence, meaning that you are considered innocent until proven guilty. You also have the right to challenge the allegations made against you by the government, and you can do this with the assistance of legal representation.

    Can I Be Detained without Being Arrested?

    Depending on the circumstances involved in your unique situation, law enforcement officers can lawfully detain you while determining whether you may be connected to a crime. However, they must have reasonable suspicion whenever they stop and detain you, and they cannot move you from the location where you are detained unless they make an arrest or you voluntarily comply.

    What Rights do I Have After an Arrest?

    You have a number of rights following your arrest, including all the rights you had before, such as the right to remain silent. You also have the right to be made aware of the reason for your arrest and to communicate by phone with family, friends, bail companies, or your lawyer. At all stages of the arrest and criminal process, you have the right to legal representation, which can ensure you navigate the process smoothly and that you have the resources to fight the charges against you.

  • Top Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Reclaim your life and dignity!


    Stop being a victim of the circumstances.


    Yes, that’s what will happen to you when you choose Perliss Law for extricating yourself from the legal mess that you find yourself in. We help you in reclaiming your life and freedom and bring back the happiness in your life. Something that has eluded your family and loved ones ever since your existence has been overshadowed by the Damocles sword hanging over your head in the form of a legal case that has been slapped on you by virtue of inclement circumstances. Comprising the very best of Los Angeles City defense lawyers, Perliss Law Firm is well equipped to represent you in the criminal courtroom.


    Reclaim your life and dignity!

    Hire Perliss Law Firm for your LA criminal charge and win back your freedom. It’s a great feeling being free to go around anywhere and do anything. Those who have been behind bars know how it feels to be cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time; and when freedom comes, it comes like a breath of fresh air. Don’t let the inevitable happen to you as you are not alone in your misery. Your spouse, your kids, your parents and siblings are also co-dependent on you for moral support. Moreover, if your freedom is curtailed, you become a source of embarrassment for your family and friends. Going behind bars carries a social stigma and it’s the collective loss of society. The society spends so much on your up-bringing and education and if you are imprisoned and thereafter debarred from taking on any responsible job or carry out any trade or profession, then the net loss to society is incalculable. The Los Angeles criminal attorneys in our team have enough arsenal to take your case head-on, no matter how serious the offense is, and will certainly help bring closure.


    Your Life: Replugged!

    We handle a wide variety of cases as our expertise in criminal law extends to not just white collar crimes but also drug crimes, sex crimes and federal crimes. Nothing is too complex for our team of criminal defense attorneys at Perliss Law Firm.

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    It's your life. Don't take any chances with your freedom and your reputation. Hire an experienced criminal attorney.


    It's your future. Your ability to get a job, work in your field, and earn a living in the future can be permanently affected by a criminal prosecution. Our firm can protect your rights.


    Experience. Attorney has been helping criminal defendants win their cases for over 20 years, and every attorney and staff member on our team are experienced and dedicated.


    We're flexible. Can't come to us? Our investigators will come to you to discuss your situation.


    Resources. With highly experienced defense lawyers and staff members, we have the means to help you with your criminal case, and keep your informed throughout the process


    Se Habla Español. And more. Our bilingual attorneys and staff can help protect your rights in many different languages.


    Don't wait. As every day passes, your criminal case moves further forward. Let us help you protect your rights and fight your criminal charges as soon as possible.


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