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Redondo 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 Redondo 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 Redondo 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 defending clients in Redondo 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 very proud of their reputation with both 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 Redondo 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 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.

Redondo Beach Criminal Defense Case Histories

Case History #1

Charge: Misdemeanor violation of Penal Code § 647(b) – Solicitation of Prostitution:

A client was charged with a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code § 647(b). This matter was very sensitive as it was involving allegations of soliciting or otherwise engaging in prostitution.

The client lived in Redondo Beach and solicited prostitution by an undercover deputy who worked for the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department located at 11705 Alameda Street in Lynwood, California. Ultimately, my client was caught in the sting operation by the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department on Long Beach Boulevard in Compton, California. My client was charged pursuant to Penal Code § 647(b) after requesting a sex act from the officer.

At all times, I handled this matter with care, confidentiality, and tact. After advocating for the rights of my client at the Compton Courthouse and persuading the Compton District Attorney as to how the act was a simple lack of judgment, I obtained an offer from the Compton District Attorney to dismiss the matter upon my client’s completion of HIV testing and few days of community service near his home in Redondo Beach.

I helped my client throughout the entire process by obtaining the proper HIV testing forms and finding the proper locations near Redondo Beach for his court-ordered community service. I was extremely careful to keep the matter confidential at all stages of the case. I was always making sure that my client was alone when I called and never left any identifying information on his cell phone or otherwise.

Case Resolution:

Upon completion of the above requirements, the case was dismissed. My client escaped the system without ever having this charge that carries great negative stigma on his record.

Case History #2

Charge: Domestic Violence:

Domestic violence cases almost always two sides to the story. What often adds to these situations is the element of children, which sometimes involves the Department of Child and Family Services (“DCFS”) and/or Dependency Court. Our firm handles these issues in addition to any criminal matters.

A professional living in Redondo Beach and his wife had always had a tumultuous relationship. The wife provoked the husband in Redondo Beach stating that she had a Redondo Beach attorney and that she will not permit him to see his daughter. On the evening of the arrest, the couple got into a disagreement near their home because the husband stated that the wife was too drunk to handle her child. They become relatively physical. The wife then called the Redondo Beach Police Department who later arrested the husband.

Upon returning home from jail, the couple received a knock on the door of their home. DCFS had arrived to determine if the couple was a threat to the children. After the parties placed restraining orders on one another, DCFS ultimately removed the children from their custody. This is when the client came to me.

The ultimate goal at this stage in the matter is to stop the criminal case from being filed at all. I worked quickly to explain the above circumstances to the Torrance District Attorney. I further explained to the Torrance District Attorney that the arrest should not result in a criminal case filing. While some issues of borderline domestic violence did exist in the marriage, the circumstances were such that two responsible adults were handling their divorce, children and personal safety in a way that did not justify criminal consequences.

Case Resolution:

Upon further discussion with the Torrance District Attorney, the case was ultimately rejected. I have been practicing in the area of domestic violence and am well versed in helping my clients through the Department of Child and Family Services and/or dependency court. I understand these issues can be extremely dramatic on families and I strive to demonstrate compassion to ease the situation and achieve the best possible result.

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 Redondo Beach, CA

Redondo Beach, California

Redondo Beach is coastal city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles area.
Settled: April 29, 1892 {{cite web
Area: 6.21 sq mi
Population: 66,748


Redondo Beach is a residential community and one of the three beachfront cities in the South Bay area of Southern California. It is considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in the greater Los Angeles area and has Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Palos Verdes Estates as its neighboring towns. The city boasts its own police and fire departments, performing arts center, two public libraries and over fifteen parks.

Redondo Beach has a large and beautiful recreational and commercial harbor featuring the Redondo Beach Pier, Seaside Lagoon and King Harbor Marina, a private 1500-slip marina.

Prior to 1990, Redondo Beach had a population composed of large numbers of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans. However, after the housing began to take off in the late 1990’s, much of this population expanded to include fisherman and maritime workers who were of European and Latin American decent. Redondo Beach was also highly populated with Latino American residents after 1990.

The 2010 U.S. Census demonstrated that Redondo Beach was composed of the following racial population:

  • 74.6% White
  • 12% Asian
  • 2.8% African American
  • 5.8% Hispanic
  • .3% Pacific Islander

The Redondo Beach Police Department serves the City of Redondo Beach and is located at 401 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, California 90277. The Redondo Beach Police Department was established in the 1920s. It currently consists of 90 sworn members and 57 non-sworn members.

According to a recent study, in 2016 there were 2,835 crimes reported in Redondo Beach which included the following:

  • 2 murders
  • 19 rapes
  • 70 robberies
  • 94 assaults
  • 348 burglaries
  • 1,244 thefts
  • 165 vehicle thefts

Redondo Beach has 12 of the finest public schools in the area Redondo Beach Unified School District including Redondo Union High School, Alta Vista School, Beryl Heights School, Adams Middle School and Parras Middle School. Loyola Marymount University and El Camino College is located nearby.

The top private employers of residents of Redondo Beach, CA include Northrup Grumman, Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach, Ocean Club Apartment Homes, Cheesecake Factory, Target Store, and DHL Global Forwarding.

Nearby is the recently remodeled Del Amo Fashion Center, located on Hawthorne Boulevard. It is one of the largest malls in the US and boasts some of the best shopping and entertainment in the Los Angeles area. The Galleria at South Bay is another popular shopping spot.

City of Redondo Beach website:
Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP is connected in the legal community in the South Bay. They have defended multiple criminal matters arising out of Redondo Beach and are confident that they can defend your criminal matter with excellence.

Courthouses near Redondo Beach, CA

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

Redondo Beach, CA Police Department

Website: Redondo Beach Police Department.
Phone Number: (310) 379-2477

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