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  • II ARRESTED FOR CRIME? CHARGED WITH A CRIME? ARE YOU BEING INVESTIGATED FOR A CRIME? If either of these scenarios applies to you, you need to call our criminal defense experts at the Law Office of Edgar B. Diaz and Associates.

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CALL (323) 318-9545 or (626) 926-1616 immediately to protect your rights and remain free to live your life, provide for your family, and not allow the authorities to permanently affect your life. WE REPRESENT INDIVIDUALS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES IN STATE COURT AND/OR FEDERAL COURT.


If you or a loved one is under investigation or charged with a crime, you need an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to protect your freedom.

With over 15 years experience as a practicing attorney,

  • Edgar B. Diaz understands what you are up against: “the system.” Diaz and his associate attorney’s have been fighting “the system” for over 30 years, none of our attorney’s have ever thought of being part of the California District Attorney’s Office, (Prosecuting Attorneys).
  • We are always on the side of the accused, and do not back away from the California District Attorney at any stage of our client’s case. The government has unlimited resources to come after you. Mr. Diaz knows the system, our system knows that the system is flawed, and that most of the time, the District Attorney is sorely lacking in evidence to actually convict a person of the charged crime.
  • Our office has won hundreds if not thousands of cases against the District Attorney, beating them at trial, or before trial, all based on the fact that we are aggressive and know the law.
  • Diaz and his attorney associates will aggressively represent you to achieve the best possible outcome.  When you hire The Law Offices of Edgar B. Diaz and Associates as your criminal attorneys, you tip the scales of justice in your favor.
  • You will have 2-3 attorney’s working on your case at the same time, with one attorney being your main attorney of record, the one that will be by your side until we get the best results for your case.

Experienced Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer

Beyond experience, Mr. Diaz brings a strong team to your defense comprised of associate expert criminal defense attorneys, experts, investigators, forensic experts and financial experts. His team ALWAYS conducts its own investigation, which includes questioning witnesses, examining the crime scene, and combing through the evidence to understand the situation and make sure the jury hears your side of the story.  We are a team made up of different experts in all areas that will be relevant in your specific case.  We do not take the District Attorney’s “investigation” as conclusive.  We conduct our own investigation, and determine the facts for ourselves.  That is what it means to have an aggressive and competent attorney that will fight for your rights.

Do not be intimidated by an aggressive prosecutor trying to scare you into accepting a plea deal. Instead, call a Los Angeles criminal attorney with a proven track record and experience in courthouses throughout to fight the charges. 

Under the Constitution, criminal law is mostly handled by individual states. If you are accused of murder committed in California, you will most likely be charged and tried under California’s laws. However, there are many circumstances in which killing someone can also break a federal law. In those instances, you can be tried in federal court.

These cases usually involve killings that are related to the following:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Crossing state borders
  • Occur on a body of water
  • Are considered an attack on the U.S. government or judicial system

Here are 10 such circumstances in which a killing could be charged as a federal crime:

  • I Murder of an Elected/Appointed Federal Official (18 U.S.C. Section 351, 1751)
  • II Murder of a Federal Judge or Law Enforcement Official (18 U.S.C. Section 1114)
  • III Killing of an Immediate Family Member of Law Enforcement Officials (18 U.S.C. Section 115(b)(3))
  • IV A Killing Designed to Influence the Outcome of a Court Case (18 U.S.C. Section 1512)
  • V A Killing Committed During Bank Robbery (18 U.S.C. Section 1111)
  • VI Murder Related to Rape, Child Molestation, and Sexual Exploitation of Children (18 U.S.C. Section 2248, 2251)
  • VII Murder Aboard a Ship (18 U.S.C. Section 2280)
  • VIII Drug-Related Murders (18 U.S.C. Section 36, 924(i))
  • IX Murder for Hire (18 U.S.C. Section 1958)
  • X Murder by Mail (18 U.S.C. Section 1716)

Contact the Attorneys at The Law Offices of Edgar B. Diaz and Associates to Begin Your Defense

  • A murder attorney can help you fight for your freedom.
  • If you or someone you care about has been accused of murder, contact one of our experienced defense attorneys as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Edgar B. Diaz and Associates, our attorneys have been successfully defending people accused of murder at the federal and state levels for over 30 years. We are committed to giving you the best defense possible. Our attorneys are available to answer any of your questions.
  • With offices in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Azusa, and Covina, there is a Law Office of Edgar B Diaz and Associate attorney experienced in Federal or State criminal defense near you no matter where you work or live.

Call us today at (323) 318-9545 or (626) 926-1616 for a free phone consultation with an attorney. If the attorney is unavailable, please leave a message with your number, and an attorney will return your call the same day.

Mr. Diaz handles criminal cases throughout all Los Angeles courts. Mr. Diaz also handles Federal Criminal Cases. The following is a partial list of victories we have secured for our clients.

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Criminal Court Building: Client charged with multiple counts of grand theft and embezzlement. Conviction would have led to 12 years in jail, fines and restitution equaling over $2,300,000.00. Result: Client was found NOT GUILTY BY A JURY OF HIS PEERS. The District Attorney could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that my client was not acting under lawful authority and that my client actually did any act that was unlawful.
  • United States District Court-Central District of California: Client charged with multiple charges of possession of child pornography.  Results:  Client given 5 years of formal probation with intensive therapy.
  • United States District CourtCentral District of California: Client charged with the importation of a controlled substance, to wit 60 kilograms of methamphetamine.  Results:  After a long meetings with the United States Attorney, the charges were dropped.
  • United States District Court Central District of California: Client charged with 18 U.S. Code § 201 – Bribery of public officials and witnesses;  Results:  After a 6 week trial, charges were dismissed due to a hung jury. The United States Government refused to re-file and client was cleared of any wrongdoing.
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Criminal Court Building: Client charged with multiple counts of child molestation. Conviction would lead to 50 years in state prison. Result: 5 years formal probation, Intensive therapy to be administered in private hospital for a 6 month period.
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Criminal Court Building: Client investigated for embezzling over $300,000.00 from private corporation. Conviction would have led to 10 years in state prison, and fines of up to $1,000,000.00. Result: After contacting the investigating authorities, our office determined that they did not have enough evidence to proceed. They needed our client’s testimony (admission) to have enough evidence.  And once you call our office and are being investigated for a crime, you will never speak to any law enforcement official.  We will take the case from then on and obtain the best outcome.
  • Burbank Courthouse, Criminal Court Division: Client charged with felony domestic violence. Conviction would have led up to 10 years in state prison. Result: All charges dropped after conducting the preliminary hearing.
  • Burbank Superior Court, Criminal Court Division: Client charged with battery with great bodily injury. Conviction would of carried a 3 year State Prison sentence.  Result:  6 months Anger Management Treatment, 3 years informal probation.

Los Angeles Superior Court- Criminal Division:  Client was charged with Murder in the first degree with an enhancement that the murder was committed for profit.  Result: After a 4 week trial, the jury could not render a guilty decision.  The district attorney did not retry the case.  Result: All charges dismissed

Domestic violence convictions can have long lasting effects for you and your family. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need a strong defense.

Drug Crimes

With 15 years representing people accused of drug possession, sales, and importation, you can rest assured that you will receive the best outcome if you hire our office.


The Attorney’s at The Law Offices of Edgar B. Diaz have handled numerous Homicide cases and trials. Both in State and Federal Court. If you have been charged with homicide, call today.

Sex Crimes

If you have been charged with committing a sex crime, you need an experienced Los Angeles criminal lawyer. Call today so that we can discuss your case. Every person accused by the government of a crime is entitled to legal representation. The Constitution does not discriminate against any person charged with a crime. Every one deserves their day in court. Although sex crimes are the most controversial crimes to defend, I have found that many of these accused are actually innocent. So, the public needs to know that just because someone is charged with one of these sex crimes, does not mean they are guilty of the crime. What if your son, grandson, father, uncle, or good friend was falsely accused and charged with a sex crime? Would you remain a friend/family member, or would you be the judge/jury/and executioner? Our attorney’s represent individuals accused of any crime to our best ability. We do not discriminate based on the crime. It is our duty under the Constitution to uphold the US Constitution’s laws and give all individuals competent legal representation in criminal trials. SO CALL US IMMEDIATELY IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU AT 323-318-9545 or (626) 926-1616 so that you or your loved one can receive a fair and proper representation.

Experience You Can Trust

Los Angeles has thousands of criminal defense lawyers to choose from. Mr. Diaz sets himself apart from the rest because he will personally meets with you and goes over your case. He will then assign the expert attorney that deals specifically with your case. An attorney cannot be the best in all areas of the law, but here at the Law Office of Edgar B. Diaz, you will receive the best attorney for your case. We are a 5 aggressive attorney’s that know the law, go to court every day, and never back down from any opponent. By hiring The Diaz Law Group, you will receive the personal attention of an attorney with a proven track record. More importantly, you will receive the quality representation and respect that you deserve during this difficult time.

If you have been charged with a crime anywhere in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and San Diego County, hiring a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A skilled lawyer can greatly increase the chances that the case will end as favorably as possible for the defense. The quality of representation will have long-term consequences for you and your family.

If you are seeking a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, make sure you hire someone with the expertise and proven track record. Regardless of the crime, The Diaz Law Group is prepared to aggressively defend your legal rights.

Call Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers The Law Offices of Edgar B. Diaz and Associates For a Free Consultation

Choosing a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer can be a difficult process. To make the process easier, we offer a free consultation. Call today at (323) 318-9545 or (626) 926-1616. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your criminal defense needs.


With over 15 years of experience, and over 60 years of combined legal the Law Office of Edgar B. Diaz is the best choice you can make if you want your case to end with a favorable outcome.

Arrested? Charged with a crime? CALL NOW 323-318-9545 OR 626-926-1616
The Law Offices of EDGAR B. DIAZ provides Los Angeles and surrounding areas in Southern California with professional, personal, diligent and affordable criminal defense legal services. Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer EDGAR B. DIAZ has handled a wide range of criminal matters from DUI to Homicide. We proudly provide our clients with excellent service and achieve strong results. There is nothing more offensive than an accusation, and in criminal cases, your charges can carry severe consequences for your life, liberty and future. If you have been arrested, charged with a crime or believe you may be under investigation for a crime, you need a passionate, aggressive LA criminal defense attorney who will fight for you. With a strong record of success, reasonable fees and flexible payment plans, the Law Offices of EDGAR B. DIAZ can help you fight your case. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime in Los Angeles, Call now for a Free Consultation. 323-318-9545 OR 626-926-1616


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Beverly Hills Office
Law Office of Edgar B. Diaz & Associates
9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
P: (323) 318-9545
F: (323) 318-9546
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San Gabriel Valley Office
Law Office of Edgar B. Diaz & Associates
234 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702
P: (626) 926-1616
F: (626) 969-3007
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