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McGregor & Ernenwein Law Offices

Our Torrance Criminal Defense Lawyers deliver powerful, compassionate defense backed by over 50 years of getting acquittals, dismissals and reductions for our clients.

McGregor & Ernenwein is one of the most highly-reputable criminal defense law firms in Southern California. That's because we vigorously defend our clients and put our vast experience and powerful credentials to work for you!

In spite of our prestige, we keep our fees reasonable and offer payment plans to help you through these trying times.

Former Los Angeles Prosecutors Robert Ernenwein and Bruce McGregor founded McGregor & Ernenwein in 1987. Since then, they have successfully defended tens of thousands of criminal defendants. Since 2004 to the present day, Los Angeles magazine designated Robert Ernenwein as a "Super Lawyer." He is also certified as a Criminal Law Expert by the Board of Criminal Specialization. Bruce McGregor is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for excellence in criminal law. We put these powerful credentials to work for you. We have the tools to defend you successfully against any and all criminal charges.  

We will fight for you. 
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Contact one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys or DUI Defense Attorneys today at McGregor & Ernenwein for a free consultation at 877-338-4489.   You can also e-mail us (using our contact form on the sidebar).  We are available 24 hours a day.

Our attorneys not only have the expertise to build a strong defense on your behalf, we also have had over two decades of daily contact with prosecutors and judges in Los Angeles and Orange County.  We have established a reputation of being aggressive and effective defense attorneys for our clients. 

At the Law Offices of McGregor & Ernenwein, we are committed to being available for each and every client.  When you are represented by our law firm, your case will be handled directly by a knowledgeable lawyer who understands what you are going through. Our attorneys regularly handle cases involving the following: 

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault with a firearm
  • Exhibition of a firearm
  • Grand theft
  • Shoplifting or other petty theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Murder
  • Drug possession
  • Rape charges
  • Child molestation
  • Juvenile cases
  • Driving under the influence, DUI
  • Housing violations


Contact our office for a free consultation at 877-338-4489

We represent clients throughout Los Angeles, in addition to the South Bay.  These cities include Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, City of Industry, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, Eagle Rock, East Los Angeles, El Monte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Inland Empire, Irwindale, La Canada Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Playa Del Rey, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Seal Beach, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, Watts, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, and Whittier.

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Palos Verdes Criminal Defense

Palos Verdes Criminal Defense
  • The Law Offices of McGregor & Ernenwein, LLP has over 30 years of experience as criminal defense lawyers dealing with Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills criminal matters prosecuted by the L.A. County D.A.’s Office.

Hermosa Beach DUI and Criminal Defense

Hermosa Beach DUI and Criminal Defense
  • Apart from its fantastic beach and festive pier, Hermosa Beach prides itself on its low crime rate. This is, in large part, due to the presence of both the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Hermosa Beach City Prosecutor’s Office.

Torrance DUI Defense

Torrance DUI Defense
  • If you have been arrested for DUI in the Torrance area, you are not alone. The Law Offices of McGregor and Ernenwein sympathize with you and are aware of the fear and confusion you may be feeling.

Manhattan Beach DUI Defense

Manhattan Beach DUI Defense
  • Being arrested in Manhattan Beach can be a terrifying and upsetting experience. The Law Offices of McGregor and Ernenwein have been defending individuals accused of DUI since 1987. 

Redondo Beach DUI Defense

Redondo Beach DUI Defense
  • Being arrested for DUI in Redondo Beach can be an extremely embarrassing and traumatic event. Having an attorney on your side that is experienced and knowledgeable can help you during this difficult time.

Accessory After the Fact

Accessory After the Fact
  • Being an accessory after the fact to a felony can subject you to felony or misdemeanor criminal liability, carrying substantial jail time, fines, fees and lengthy probation. If you or a loved one have been charged under Penal Code 32, don't just plead guilty. Call McGregor & Ernenwein Torrance Criminal Defense Lawyers. With over half a century of combined experience, our lawyers are well-versed in the law and aggressive in defending you from liability. 

Arson

Arson
  • California law prohibits the willful and malicious setting of fire to the property of another.  However, it also criminalizes recklessly setting fire to the property of another. If you are accused of setting fire to your own property, you can only be convicted if the purpose was fraudulent, as in the case of attempting to collect insurance proceeds, or if the fire injures another person or his or her property.

Assault & Battery

Assault & Battery
  • Our South Bay cities criminal defense lawyers, Torrance assault and battery lawyers, Lomita assault and battery defense lawyers have a combined experience of over half-a-century (50+ years) defending persons accused of violation California Penal Code Section 240 and 242, commonly known as "Assault" and "Battery," respectively. Robert Ernenwein is a Board Certified Criminal Law Expert, Bruce McGregor is AV-Rated in Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell, both attorneys are former prosecutors and have been named "Super Lawyers" for several years. We are experienced Assault and Battery Defense Lawyers in Torrance, Lomita and other South Bay Cities.

Bail Review & Reduction

Bail Review & Reduction
  • Our South Bay criminal defense lawyers, Torrance criminal defense lawyers, Redondo Beach criminal defense lawyers have a combined experience of over half-a-century (50+ years) successfully representing criminal defendants at Bail Review hearings and obtaining O.R. releases (on "own recognizance") for our clients. Robert Ernenwein is a Board Certified Criminal Law Expert, Bruce McGregor is AV-Rated in Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell, both attorneys are former prosecutors and have been named "Super Lawyers" for several years. We are experienced Bail Review Lawyers in Torrance, Hermosa Beach and other South Bay Cities.

Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Our Torrance gun crimes defense lawyers can advance a significant and robust defense on your behalf if you have been charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon (or any other criminal) charge. 

Child Endangerment

Child Endangerment
  • Child endangerment charges in California are extremely dangerous because they can be charged as felonies, can appear as a "Strike" under the Three Strikes Law and can subject you to up to six years in the California State Prison if you are convicted. Our Torrance child endangerment defense lawyers can provide you with vigorous, aggressive and highly-experienced criminal defense. We are available at 877-338-4489 for a free consultation.

Conspiracy

Conspiracy
  • Our Torrance criminal defense lawyers, South Bay criminal defense lawyers will use any and all available defenses in our legal arsenal to protect you against a conviction for Conspiracy. If you are charged with Conspiracy, please call our attorneys at 310-782-0552 for a free consultation.

Criminal Threats

Criminal Threats
  • If you issued a threatening communication in person, by phone, e-mail, text message, Facebook or other electronic means, you may be facing charges for Criminal Threats.  In the midst of a growing zero tolerance stance towards "cyber bullying," Criminal Threats charges are very serious and can expose you to incarceration in county jail, state prison, lengthy probation, fines and post-conviction consequences such as loss of employment and the social stigma of a criminal record.  Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers, who are former Los Angeles prosecutors, are considered "Super Lawyers." Robert Ernenwein is a board certified criminal law specialist.  Let us represent you and fight for you.

Driving with A Suspended License

Driving with A Suspended License
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license is not a trivial matter. It can have devastating consequences, including jail time, significant fines, and a stain on your driving and criminal records. It can also lead to you being classified as a "habitual driving offender," which can lead to the revocation of your driving privilege in California. Our Los Angeles criminal defense law firm has a combined experience of over half a century defending persons accused driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Drug Possession

Drug Possession
  • Possession of drugs for personal use in California is a criminal offense. The gravity of the offense (whether it will be charged as a felony or misdemeanor) depends on the type of drug you are accused of having possessed. Being in possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or designer drugs will typically result felony charges. Marijuana (cannabis) possession will usually incur misdemeanor charges. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have a combined experience of more than 50 years defending persons accused of drug possession for personal use.

DUI Defense

DUI Defense
  • If you are found guilty of DUI in California, you could be facing jail time and your driver's license will be suspended. You will be fined and may have to attend an alcohol education program. At the Law Offices of McGregor & Ernenwein, we have defended thousands of clients accused of driving under the influence in court and have been able to negotiate reasonable settlements. Our Los Angeles DUI lawyers are at the criminal courthouses in Los Angeles and Orange County every day, defending our clients. Don't wait to contact a Los Angeles DUI attorney. Contact us today at 877-338-4489 for a free case review.

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse
  • Our elder abuse defense lawyers in Torrance and Los Angeles have over 50 years combined time defending persons accused of violating California Penal Code Section 380, the "elder abuse law". Call us at 877-338-4489 for a free consultation

Embezzlement

Embezzlement
  • Our South Bay (Torrance, Carson, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Gardena, etc.) criminal defense lawyers have a combined experience of more than 50 years defending persons accused of embezzlement. Call us at 310-782-0552 or e-mail us immediately for your free consultation.

Expungements

Expungements
  • Don't let the stain of a criminal conviction haunt you for the rest of your life.  Having a criminal record can be an anchor in your life, stopping you from getting that job that you want, or securing or keeping a business or professional license. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will go to court on your behalf to seek the expungement of your criminal record.

Hit and Run

Hit and Run
  • If you were involved in a car accident and failed to stop at the scene, it is likely (after an investigation identifying you as the driver) that you will be arrested and brought up on “hit-and-run” charges.  If death or serious injury was involved, the charges will be elevated to felony status, subjecting you to possible lengthy incarceration and heavy civil penalties. 
    But don't despair: we can defend you.  Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have a combined experience of more than 50 years defending persons accused of hit and run (California Vehicle Code section 20002).

Housing Violations

Housing Violations
  • If you are a property owner or landlord who has been accused of a Los Angeles housing violation, you need to contact a defense lawyer immediately. You could be criminally prosecuted and may have your rents forfeited if you are found to be in violation of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.

Juvenile Defense

Juvenile Defense
  • There are options in juvenile cases. Call our office today to find out more information regarding diversion, alternative sentences and sealing of records. Our Los Angeles juvenile defense lawyers know who to talk to and what alternatives to request.

License Defense

License Defense
  • Our Torrance licensing attorneys defend the following: Accountant Licenses, Architects Licenses, Attorney Licenses, Barber Licenses, Chiropractor Licenses, Contractor Licenses, Cosmetology Licenses, Dentist Licenses, Doctor Licenses, Engineer and Land Surveyor Licenses, Insurance Broker Licenses, Insurance Agent Licenses, Landscape Professionals, Mechanic Licenses, Nurse Licenses, Occupational Therapist Licenses, Pharmacy and Pharmacist Licenses, Podiatrist Licenses, Principal Licenses, Real Estate Agent Licenses, Real Estate Broker Licenses, Social Worker Licenses, Teacher Licenses, Therapist Licenses, and others.

Murder

Murder
  • Arguably the most serious accusation you can face in California, a murder charge can change your life forever. Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.  If you are convicted of murder, you may be imprisoned for 25 years to life (without the possibility of parole).  Because the death penalty has not been abolished in California, you can be sentenced to death. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have over half a century of combined criminal defense experience on their side. They are "Super Lawyers" and Robert Ernenwein is a board certified criminal law specialist.  Hire an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense law firm that will fight for you: hire McGregor & Ernenwein.

Police Misconduct Litigation

Police Misconduct Litigation
  • The extensive experience and knowledge of our Torrance Criminal Defense Lawyers (Los Angeles criminal lawyers, South Bay criminal defense lawyers) give us the tools we need to prosecute a civil claim against law enforcement for abuse of your person or other deprivation of your civil liberties. Call us immediately at 877-338-4489 if you have been the victim of police misconduct.

Pre-Filing Investigations

Pre-Filing Investigations
  • If you’ve been arrested for a crime but have not yet been charged with a crime, you may be anxious and worried about what happens next. The anxiety of impending charges can be terrifying and overwhelming. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have a combined experience of more than 50 years conducting pre-filing investigations.

Professional & Vocational License Defense

Professional & Vocational License Defense
  • If you are a licensed professional in California, and you are facing discipline by the board that governs your ability to maintain your professional license – due to misconduct on or off the job, including a criminal arrest, charge or conviction – your livelihood and ability to practice your career may be in jeopardy. In this precarious economic climate, keeping your license can mean the difference between stability and dire financial straits. State authorities review court records, run background checks, investigate grievances and prosecute many licensed professionals against whom complaints have been filed. Professionals who incur criminal charges or convictions face the possibility of having their licenses suspended or even revoked.  Our Torrance vocational license defense attorneys and Torrance professional license defense attorneys will stand with you and fight hard to keep your license.  

Prostitution

Prostitution
  • Our South Bay cities criminal defense lawyers, Torrance criminal defense lawyers, Lomita prostitution defense lawyers have a combined experience of over half-a-century (50+ years) defending persons accused of violation California Penal Code Section 647(b), commonly known as "Prostitution."  Robert Ernenwein is a Board Certified Criminal Law Expert, Bruce McGregor is AV-Rated in Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell, both attorneys are former prosecutors and have been named "Super Lawyers" for several years. We are experienced Prostitution Defense Lawyers in Torrance, Lomita and other South Bay Cities.

Public Intoxication

Public Intoxication
  • There are a number of defenses to public intoxication charges available, and an experienced attorney can prepare a strong defense that is suited to your specific case. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will carefully review the event in question and investigate the statements of any witnesses present at the scene. If we are able to prove that you were sober enough to provide the police with your personal information and to interact with them, that is a very good indication of your innocence.

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes
  • If you are charged with a sex crime, such as rape, child molestation, prostitution or sex with a minor, you face serious consequences. You may also be subject to lifetime registration as a sex offender. Charges may be reducible to misdemeanors and the lifetime registration requirement may be avoidable. Contact a criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of McGregor & Ernenwein for a free consultation regarding your case.

Theft Charges

Theft Charges
  • Petty theft, shoplifting, grand theft, embezzlement, identity theft and burglary are all crimes that could end in a jail sentence.  These offenses can also be reduced to misdemeanors.  Talk with a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer (Torrance criminal defense lawyer, South Bay criminal defense lawyer) at the Law Offices of McGregor & Ernenwein for advice regarding your theft case.

Three Strikes Law

Three Strikes Law
  • Under the "Three Strikes" law, a conviction for a felony or violent crime can result in a "strike" on a person's criminal record. With each strike, the sentencing consequences for a defendant will increase dramatically. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have over half a century of combined criminal defense experience. They are knowledgeable and skillful and fighting off strike convictions for our clients.

Vacating Convictions

Vacating Convictions
  • The "collateral consequences" of a criminal conviction can be devastating. These are the repercussions attached to criminal convictions. During the pendency of criminal proceedings, these consequences may not be readily apparent because they are often felt after the fact, like when you want to apply for a job, a business license, a professional license, or want to apply for a student loan, a public benefit, public housing, as well as the loss of certain civil rights, such as the right to vote, should be convicted as a felon.

Vandalism

Vandalism
  • California Penal Code Section 594 criminalizes vandalism.  If the amount of damage you are accused of having caused is less than $400, you will be charged with misdemeanor vandalism; if it is above that amount, however, you are facing a felony charge. Vandalism is not something to handle lightly and it is not recommended that you represent yourself in something as serious.  You require the services of an aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.

Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Manslaughter is prosecuted very severely in California, particularly if it involves driving while under the influence.

    In the last several years, with the advent of laws prohibiting cell phone usage and text messaging while driving, law enforcement often seeks to make an example of people who engaged in "negligent behavior" (including talking on your phone, texting, DUI, etc.) and who ultimately killed somebody as a result. This means potentially tougher jail or prison sentences. Our vehicular manslaughter lawyers defend our clients very aggressively.

Warrant Recall

Warrant Recall
  • Imagine having to look over your shoulder or shuddering every time you see a police officer or a patrol car, fearing that you might be arrested at a moment’s notice. If you believe you have committed a crime, or are under suspicion for it, or if you failed to make a court appearance, there may an outstanding warrant for your arrest.

    But there is hope. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have a combined experience of more than 50 years having warrants "recalled and quashed" for our clients.

Weapons Charges

Weapons Charges
  • You can be arrested for carrying a firearm in public or in your vehicle.  Police officers often make arrests as felony charges, but it is possible to get your charges reduced.  Contact a Los Angeles criminal lawyer (Torrance Criminal Defense Lawyer, South Bay Criminal Defense lawyer) to find out how to avoid a felony charge.

Witness Intimidation

Witness Intimidation
  • Witness intimidation (by bribe, threat or other means) is a crime in California punishable with up to four (4) years in prison and a $10,000 fine!  You cannot go without anybody but the most competent and experienced criminal defense attorney! If you believe you are being investigated or will be charged with this crime, call us immediately at 310-782-0552. We are Torrance Witness Dissuasion Charges Defense Lawyers.