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At the Law Office of Lisa A. Kopelman, we understand that the complexities of the California Penal Code can leave you vulnerable. Private citizens are not qualified to successfully respond to serious accusations in LA & Orange Counties, CA, so they need help from a criminal defense attorney. A skilled criminal defense lawyer can help defend your rights if you are accused of a crime. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Lisa A. Kopelman will learn about your case and develop a defense suited to your circumstances. If you are facing any criminal charge, from DUI or drug charges to murder, and need defense, reach out to a lawyer now.

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When charged with murder, your life hangs in the balance. There is no criminal charge more serious, with graver consequences than murder. You will need assistance from an experienced murder defense attorney. Lisa Kopelman has significant experience defending all types of homicide, from murder to manslaughter.

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Reach Out to a Drug Defense Lawyer Today for Assistance

Not every criminal defense lawyer can serve as a drug defense lawyer in Orange & LA Counties, CA. The law office of Lisa A. Kopelman delivers a robust defense even in the toughest cases. Over nearly three decades, Ms. Kopelman has worked in the courtrooms defending those accused of any crime listed in the California Penal Code, including drug-related offenses. Drug crimes are sensitive issues because those accused need not have any malicious intent to be found guilty.

Don’t stand on principle alone, because the prosecution may turn your words and use them against you in court. Seek a free consultation criminal defense attorney to review your case and represent you before the state bureaucracy. You may not even realize exactly how serious the charges are until you speak with a professional criminal defense attorney. Let us inform you of the stakes so that you’re aware of what happens if you go it alone. Our legal system allows you competent representation and we strive to ensure you get more than your money’s worth. You must meet criminal charges from the state with a vigorous defense.


Driving under the influence is a serious offense. When the state accuses you of DUI, you risk losing your license, spending time in jail, and paying a substantial fine. You must pursue every avenue of defense, and without a competent DUI lawyer, that’s not possible. Criminal defense attorney Lisa A. Kopelman knows the intricacies of the law due to her direct experience in the California court systems. She knows what kind of defense stands up to a prosecutor’s scrutiny, and what kind falls apart.

Drug crime accusations can bring with them similarly heavy consequences. As a DUI lawyer, we will find the best route to freedom from the charges against you. Prosecutors, interested in delivering convictions, use the state’s considerable resources to bear down on every alleged criminal. Let a lawyer protect you from the strength of the state and give you a fighting chance to resist serious drug or DUI-related charges.

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Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Lisa A. Kopelman provides legal services to clients all throughout California. She handles criminal cases including (but not limited to):

  • Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW)
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Force Likely to Cause Great Bodily
  • Injury
  • Battery
  • Burglary (commercial & residential)
  • Certificate of Rehabilitation
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Annoyance
  • Child Neglect
  • Child Molestation
  • Clearing your Record including Cert of rehab, pardons, expungements and
  • 851.91 motions
  • Dissuading a Witness
  • Domestic Violence
  • DMV Hearings
  • Drunk in Public
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Sales
  • Drug Transportation/ Transportation for Sales
  • Driving under the Influence (DUI)
  • Driving related offenses
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungements
  • False Imprisonment
  • Felonies
  • Forgeries
  • Gang crimes
  • Hit and Run
  • Human trafficking
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Lewd Conduct (misdemeanor and felony)
  • Marijuana Cultivation
  • Misdemeanors
  • Municipal Code violations
  • Pardons
  • Perjury
  • Pandering
  • Prostitution
  • Probation
  • Rape
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reducing Felony to Misdemeanor (17(b) Motion)
  • Reducing Formal Probation to Informal Probation (modifications)
  • Residential Burglary
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Restraining Orders
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • Robbery
  • Second Opinions
  • Sex Crimes (including registration-related offenses)
  • Solicitation
  • Statutory Rape
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Thefts
  • Three Strikes
  • Traffic Cases
  • Vandalism
  • Violent felonies
  • Warrants
  • Weapon related offenses
  • White Collar Crimes

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Sheila Artish
12/28/2020 - Google

From our first call (my son & I) she was very attentive, compassionate & yet this woman is a Savy... read more

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Caitlin Sei
1/10/2020 - Google

Lisa is responsive, compassionate, and passionate. I could not recommend her more!

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Lauri Sickler Tock
12/25/2019 - Google

My niece hired Ms Kopelman and said it was the best decision she ever made. Having worked as a public... read more

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