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Carson Criminal Defense Attorney – Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP

We know this is a difficult time for you and your family.

Being arrested for a crime in Carson, CA is a serious and traumatizing event, but it doesn’t mean that you are automatically guilty and should face harsh punishments. If you have been charged with a crime, you need the experience and guidance of an expert criminal defense attorney to guide you through the process and come up with an effective strategy to fight your charges.

Some important things to remember if you have been charged with a crime:

  • The police and investigators are not on your side.
  • The District Attorney’s Office is not on your side.
  • The court system is complex and seemingly incomprehensible.

Where do you turn? At this difficult time, you need an advocate that will sit with you, listen to you and protect you.

Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP – Experienced Carson Criminal Defense Attorneys

Robert Ernenwein and Stephanie Johnson have the skills and experience required to get your charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense:

  • They are former prosecutors in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, so they know how the other side operates.
  • They have been in private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Torrance, CA for over 40 years combined.
  • Robert Ernenwein is board certified in criminal law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Robert Ernenwein and Stephanie Johnson are well known in their community.
  • They are both very proud of their reputation with Judges and Prosecutors in the Torrance and other South Bay courts. They know the local system very well and will use this familiarity to your advantage.

Why Choose Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP to be your Carson Criminal Defense Attorney?

Choosing a defense attorney is an important decision. At the end of the day, your defense attorney is your advocate and will be your only true friend in the South Bay court system. Please consider calling our office or coming in and talking to me. When you come into our office, understand that it’s going to be a FREE CONSULTATION with NO OBLIGATION or pressure to hire our firm.

We will quietly and intently listen to what happened and give you as much time as you need. We will review the facts of your case, review the law as it applies to your case, and discuss strategies that we might employ to get to a successful result in your case.

And at the end of the day, if you hire our firm, we will join you arm in arm and walk together with you through the legal process to get to the best possible result for you and your family.

Robert Ernenwein is a husband and father to five children and is vested in this community. He is a compassionate advocate for his clients.

Robert Ernenwein and Stephanie Johnson have committed their entire professional life to becoming excellent criminal defense attorneys and effective advocate for their clients. But more than that, they are dedicated to doing their absolute best that they can for their clients each and every day.

They also have over 40 years of combined experience practicing criminal law in areas including but not limited to Hermosa Beach, Ranch Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Rolling Hills, Carson, Lomita, Riverside, Pasadena and Burbank. This experience has earned them a prestigious reputation in the legal community. Their dedication and devotion as advocates for their clients shows in the results they achieve for their clients in courthouses throughout the Los Angeles area.

Between 1984 and 1987, Robert Ernenwein was employed as a Deputy District Attorney in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 75 misdemeanor and felony jury trials. In addition to that, while at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Ernenwein negotiated over 1,500 misdemeanor and felony cases to settlement.

The offices of Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP are located at 1405 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA.

Carson Criminal Defense Case Histories

Case History #1

Charge: Protecting the Rights of a Client Accused of Sexual Molestation

A family out of Carson were faced with dramatic circumstances. A mother and father of two children came to our office after the father had been placed under investigation for molestation of his daughter. Our client indicated that the investigator was putting a great deal of pressure on him to submit to a lie detector test. While the results of lie detector tests are inadmissible in court, the same is not necessarily the case with the information it uncovers. Thus, our client’s penal interests were being put to great risk by the pressures of the investigator located in Carson.

Upon retention, we immediately contacted the investigator. We prepared a letter indicating that our client would not be taking a lie-detector test. We further indicated that our client would be happy to go to the office in Carson with counsel and discuss the matter with him. In addition, my associate contacted the investigator twice and had telephone conferences in which she stated our client’s position and again protected our client’s interests.

Next, we prepared a mitigation package to be submitted to the Carson investigator. Mitigation packages are commonly used at the early stages of a case. They allow the accused to provide a background of themselves as individuals and often aid in settling a criminal matter.

Case Resolution:

Ultimately, after protecting the rights of our client, providing the investigator with a comprehensive mitigation package and discussing the matter with the investigator on a weekly basis, the case was rejected by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. This was due to the lack of evidence and the strong mitigating evidence we provided the detective.

We Defend Clients Accused of Most Felonies and Misdemeanors:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Public intoxication
  • Grand theft
  • Petty theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Burglary
  • Hit and run
  • Suspended license
  • DUI
  • Sexual assault
  • Statutory rape
  • Rape
  • Molestation
  • Child molestation
  • Lewd acts
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Juvenile cases
  • Drug possession

Local Information about Carson, CA

Carson, California is another city in which Ernenwein & Johnson frequently practices and retains clients facing criminal charges. Close to their offices in Torrance, Carson is located approximately 13 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and 14 miles south east of LAX. Carson is also the youngest city in the Los Angeles County South Bay region.

The 2010 U.S. Census reported Carson having a population of 91,714:

  • 38.6% were Hispanic/Latino
  • 23.8% were White/Non-Hispanic
  • 25.6% were Asian
  • 23.8% were African American
  • 2.6% were Pacific Islander
  • .6% were Native American

The City of Carson is patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Carson Station. Carson Station is located at 21356 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, California 90745. All criminal matters handled by the Carson Station officers and occurring in Carson are referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in Torrance.

According to “,” over the past six months, there have been 1,337 property crimes and 211 property crimes in Carson. Of the 1,337 property crimes, 269 were burglary, 396 were theft, 299 were grand theft auto and 373 were theft from a vehicle. Of the 211 violent crimes, 3 were homicide, 5 were rape, 109 were aggravated assault and 94 were robbery.

Among many other types of crime, Ernenwein & Johnson, are skilled in representing clients faced with theft crimes. They are sensitive to the fact that a conviction for theft on a client’s record can be an extreme hardship, especially with regards to the client’s occupation. Robert Ernenwein and Stephanie Johnson are sensitive to this fact and will fight to achieve a result without a conviction of theft.

City of Carson website:

Carson, California

Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located 13 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and approximately 14 miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport.
Area: 18.97 sq mi
Population: 91714


Courthouses near Carson, CA

Website: Torrance Courthouse.
Phone Number: (310) 787-3697

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Carson Station

Website: LA County Sheriff
Phone Number: (310) 830-1123

If you have been charged with a crime in Carson, California, get expert help now. Contact us at 310-375-5858 for a free case review.