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El Segundo Criminal Defense Attorney – Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP

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

Being arrested for a crime in El Segundo, 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 El Segundo 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 El Segundo 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 us. 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.

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

El Segundo Criminal Defense Case Histories

Case History #1

Charges: felony vandalism pursuant to Penal Code § 594(a) and resisting, obstructing and/or delaying police in violation of Penal Code § 148(a)

A man living out of El Segundo was charged with felony vandalism and resisting, obstructing and/or delaying police. According to the El Segundo Police Report, the El Segundo Police Department located at 348 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, received a call indicating that two individuals witnessed a man vandalizing a local apartment complex. The police report indicated that my client had caused over $2,000 of damage.

Generally, vandalism is prosecuted aggressively because it is seen as destructive and disruptive in communities. The prosecutor may also increase charges or, at the very least, allege that the vandalism was done for the benefit of a gang if the vandalism appears to reflect the work of a gong or in any way promises the identity of a gang or “tag crew.”

Case Resolution:

In my client’s matter however, the alleged vandalism was not gang affiliated. In addition, my client did not have a criminal record. After much negotiation and discussion with the prosecutor and the property owner’s association, I was able to obtain a civil compromise for my client pursuant to Penal Code §§ 1377 and 1378 and the case was dismissed thereafter.

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 El Segundo, CA

El Segundo is a part of the South Bay Cities. However, it is located on the Santa Monica Bay. The Spanish name, “El Segundo” literally means “The Second” in English.

The El Segundo Police Department is located at 348 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245. According to the Uniform Crime Report, in 2013, there were the following reports of crime:

  • 19 robberies
  • 18 aggravated assaults
  • 143 burglaries
  • 343 thefts
  • 52 motor vehicle thefts
  • 6 arsons.

Burglary is by far the most reported crime in El Segundo. In 2017, there has been over seven reported burglaries.

The El Segundo Police Department has multiple divisions including The Field Operations Bureau, The Investigative Division, The Special Operations Division, The Animal Control, and The Parking Enforcement.

Should a client be arrested by the El Segundo Police Department, the case will be referred to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – the Airport Branch. The Airport Courthouse is sometimes called the “LAX Courthouse” due to its close proximity to LAX airport. The Airport Courthouse is located at 11701 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90045. Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP works in the Airport Courthouse regularly and is familiar with these unique officers and procedures of the court.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, El Segundo had a population of 16,654. The races included in this community are:

  • 78% White/Non-Hispanic
  • 15.7% Latino or Hispanic
  • 8.8% Asian
  • 2% African American
  • .2% Pacific Islander
  • .4% Native American
  • 4.8% of other races.

City of El Segundo website:

El Segundo, California

El Segundo is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. El Segundo, from Spanish, means "The Second" in English.
Area: 5.46 sq mi
Population: 16654


Courthouses near El Segundo, CA

Website: Airport Courthouse
Phone Number: (310) 725-3099

El Segundo Police Department

Website: El Segundo Police Department
Phone Number: (310) 524-2200

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