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Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorney – Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP

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

Being arrested for a crime in Long Beach, 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 Long Beach 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:

  • Robert Ernenwein and Stephanie Johnson 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 Long Beach, 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 Long Beach 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.

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.

This experience, along with over a combined 40 years in criminal defense private practice has earned Ernenwein & Johnson a prestigious reputation amongst the legal community. Their dedication and devotion as an advocate for their clients show in the results they achieve for their clients not only in the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach but in the other courthouses in which he practices throughout Southern California.

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

Long Beach Criminal Defense Case Histories

Case History #1

Charge: Grand Theft Embezzlement in violation of Penal Code § 487(a)

A client living in the city of Long Beach had previously been arrested by the Torrance Police Department located at 21311 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 220 in the city of Torrance. Being represented by a different law firm, she was convicted by the Torrance District Attorney of Grand Theft Embezzlement in violation of Penal Code § 487(a). She then came to my law firm post-conviction in an attempt to terminate probation and expunge the conviction from her record.

The conviction consisted of embezzling thousands of dollars from her Torrance employer. My client explained that she had expenses including that her child, who lived with her in the city of Long Beach, had been diagnosed with a serious and expensive illness. Moreover, my client had a large amount of school tuition, for which she was having difficulty paying. This financial pressure contributed to the embezzlement of funds from her employer located in the city of Torrance.

By all accounts my client was a great student, hard-worker and dedicated mother. I prepared a motion to terminate probation early and expunge the misdemeanor conviction. I included extensive legal argument, a declaration of my client explaining the circumstances surrounding the conviction and multiple exhibits identifying why the judicial officer of the Torrance Court should grant my motion. I presented these documents to the Torrance District Attorney.

Case Resolution:

Upon examining the evidence that I had presented, the judicial officer of the Torrance Court granted my motion. Because of these efforts, my client no longer has a criminal record.

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 Long Beach, CA

Located south of Los Angeles County and bordering Orange County, Long Beach is the 36th most populous city in the U.S. and the 7th most populous city in California. The Long Beach Port is also one of the world’s largest shipping ports.

Long Beach, California’s 7th largest city by population, sits on the Pacific coast just south of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Home to the Port of Los Angeles, the largest commercial container port by volume in the United States, and a vibrant waterfront that hosts the RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach is a unique and wonderful place to live and visit.

Downtown Long Beach has become a focal point in Southern California and boasts many great hotels and restaurants. Centrally located, it provides great access to all of the sites and destinations in the Los Angeles area. In town, you can enjoy many cultural delights at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, home to the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Opera and International City Theater. The Long Beach Museum of Art is a wonderful diversion for locals and visitors alike.

Long Beach residents can choose from some of the best schools in Southern California. There are 15 High Schools including Avalon, Cabrillo and Long beach Poly. Nearby Colleges include Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College, Loyola Marymount University, and El Camino College.

Long Beach provides something for every kind of shopper. From Fourth Street’s funky shops to the boutique shops on Second Street in Belmont Shore, there are many serious outdoor shopping destinations all over the city,

The recently remodeled Del Amo Fashion Center is close by, located on Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance, CA. It is one of the largest malls in the US and boasts some of the best shopping and entertainment in the Los Angeles area.

In 2010, the population of Long Beach was 462,257. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Long Beach residents consisted of:

  • 46.1% White/Non-Hispanic
  • 40.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 12.9% Asian
  • 13.5% Black/African American
  • 1.1% Pacific Islander
  • .7% Native American.

The Long Beach Police Department provides law enforcement for the City of Long Beach. Because of Long Beach’s large size, the Long Beach Police Department has three main locations:

  • First is the Long Beach City Police department located at 400 W. Broadway, Long Beach, California 90802.
  • Second is the Long Beach Police – West Division located at 1835 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach, California 90810.
  • The third is the Long Beach Police – North Division located at 4891 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California 90807.

The Los Angeles County Superior Court in Long Beach is the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse located at 275 Magnolia, Long Beach, California 90802. It the newest courthouse in Los Angeles county and was completed in 2013. All criminal matters filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney occurring in Long Beach will be filed in the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse.

City of Long Beach website:

Long Beach, California

Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Los Angeles metropolitan area of Southern California.
Settled: December 13, 1897 {{Cite web
Area: 51.48 sq mi
Population: 462257


Courthouses near Long Beach, CA

Website: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse
Phone Number: (562) 256-2310

Long Beach City Police Department

Phone Number: (562) 435-6711

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