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William Mihrtad Paparian

William Mihrtad Paparian

Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, White Collar Crime...
  • California, California
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Summary

Winner 2018 Pasadena Star News-San Gabriel Valley Tribune-Whittier Daily News reader's choice Best of Pasadena and neighboring cities Criminal Defense Attorney; Winner Pasadena Weekly Reader Recommended Criminal Defense Lawyer; Winner 2015 BEST ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM by Pasadena Weekly readers; Winner Criminal Law Top Attorney In Pasadena by The Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012. William Paparian is the Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena, CA, defending clients accused of and charged with felonies and misdemeanors. Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney Paparian is one of the toughest, most dedicated criminal defense lawyers in Los-Angeles County; former Mayor of Pasadena, CA., Bill Paparian has earned a well deserved reputation, as a Criminal Lawyer in Pasadena, CA. who strives to obtain the very best results for his clients. Professional Affiliations National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Criminal Courts Bar Association National College for DUI Defense Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program providing complete legal defense services through the trial level for indigent criminal defendants. Obtained a rare reversal by the California Board of Parole Hearings for Mr. R. F. a decorated active-duty Marine, incarcerated since 1983, at the time of his offense. The Court Of Appeal Of The State Of California 4th. Appellate District-Division 3, handed him a WIN after months of litigation in the J. H. case in a published opinion; not all opinions are published by the Court of Appeal. William M. Paparian, Criminal Defense Attorney, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, organized Armed Forces committee's attorney and public defender training program for parole hearings. He served as Vice Mayor, and Mayor of Pasadena and as a member of the Pasadena City Council for 12 years. https://www.defenselawyer.legal/Pasadena-Criminal-Defense-Attorney http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Paparian

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Fraud defense Lawyer
  • Serious personal injury
  • felony
  • Business Fraud Defense
  • Three Strikes
  • Veteran's Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Veteran's Felony and misdemeanor Defense Attorney
  • Jury Trial Attorney
  • misdemeanor lawyer
  • Elder Abuse Defense
  • Insurance Fraud Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Each case is individual, after I review the court documents, police reports the criminal accusations and charges you are facing I discuss the appropriate fees with the potential clients. I usually charge a flat fee that you can pay upfront and/or make credit card payments. I am very honest straight forward, I don't make fantasy promises. I don't overwhelm my clients with constant billing.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
member
State Bar of California
Current
member
Criminal Courts Bar Association
Current
member
Pasadena Veterans DAY Committe
Current
Criminal Defense Attorney in LosAngeles-Pasadena-California
Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
Current
Mayor
Pasadena City Council
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Vice Mayor
city of Pasadena, California
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Vice Mayor
city of Pasadena, California
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Education
Southwestern University School of Law
Juris Doctor (1979)
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts (1971)
Awards
Best of Pasadena 2018 Winner Reader Recommended Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena and Neighboring cities
Pasadena Weekly
2018 Best Attorney
Pasadena Star News
2018 Best Attorney
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
2018 Best Attorney
Whittier Daily News
BEST ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM 2015
Pasadena Weekly
Voted by the readers of the Pasadena Weekly the BEST ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM 2015
Best Criminal defense attorney in Pasadena, CA
The Magazine Pasadena
Best Criminal defense attorney in Pasadena, CA
The Magazine, Pasadena
William Paparian-Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena-California
Best Criminal defense attorney in Pasadena, CA
Pasadena The Magazine
2011-2012...
Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal
Secretary of the Navy
Paparian’s service as the Mayor of Pasadena in support of the military and veterans was recognized by the Secretary of the Navy who awarded Paparian the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. The citation reads in part: "Mayor Paparian’s leadership, professionalism, and selfless dedication throughout reflected great credit upon himself, the city of Pasadena, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
member
Current
Criminal Courts Bar Association
Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
Current
California State Bar # 86598
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
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Court of Appeal Opinion
Court Of Appeal Of The State Of California 4th. Appellate District-Division 3
Certifications
Juris Doctor Degree
Southwestern University School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
76 Questions Answered

Q. got a warrant from a county over 200 miles away.
A: You should be able to onto the court's website and retrieve basic information about the case but you will eventually have to make a court appearance if the case has been filed as a felony. If it's filled as a Misdemeanor a lawyer can make the initial appearance on your behalf.
Q. I was assaulted and in my own self defence was set up by my ex abusive boyfriend on video tap
A: If you were acting in self-defense you cannot be convicted of felony domestic violence. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Q. On 11/6/17 will be his 3 time in court, pre preliminary trial. He waived 10 day to be stand trial. So it on 11/6/17 is
A: California Penal Code section 25800 as a felony has a range of punishment from 16 months on the low term to 36 months on the high term. However, it is also what's known as a "wobbler" meaning that it can be alternatively charged as a misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of no more than 1 year in the county jail.
Q. I got a DUI in Cali 3yrs ago and failed to pay the fees. I am now financially stable and want to know the next steps?
A: Unfortunately you will need to engage the services of a DUI lawyer in California. When you didn't pay your fines and fees on time the court would have found you in violation of the terms and conditions of your probation. This isn't a DMV issue, it's a court issue and has to be resolved with the court.
Q. If a victim won't press charges or testify can her husband get convicted on domestic violence charge
A: Yes, the case could possibly be dismissed if your wife refuses to testify against you.
Q. Can I have my whole felony record reduced after a period of time or am I stuck with it for life
A: Yes, it is possible in many instances if your were placed on probation to have your case later reduced to a misdemeanor and then dismissed.
Q. When is the earliest I can file to have my felonies reduced to misdemeanors/dismissed?
A: Usually you have to wait until the end of your probationary period but after 3 years you might be able to file your petition pursuant to section 1203 of the Penal Code to have your cases reduced to misdemeanors and dismissed.
Q. I'm trying to get my boyfriends domestic violence charges dropped. Any help would be amazing thank you
A: This is a fact pattern that frequently emerges when there is a false allegation of domestic violence and the alleged victim doesn't want to prosecute. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. It sounds like your boyfriend has a viable defense to the charge.
Q. I am being accused of sexual assault in the Navy. I am currently being investigated and may face a court martial.
A: Yes, your definitely should retain civilian counsel because you could be facing criminal charges "in town" if this alleged assault occurred in the CONUS. You should not be answering any questions about the allegation before you have consulted with an attorney. And talk about the allegations with anyone.
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272 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
272 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
Telephone: (626) 795-1750
Cell: (626) 818-9749