Kraut Law Group

★★★★★
  • 6255 Sunset Blvd #1480

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

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  • 323-464-6453

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Mike Kraut has a balance of professionalism, compassion, and a winning mentality that is unmatched within the law community in Los Angeles. Earlier this year I was facing the roughest patch of my life. I had a possession charge, lost my job, and also lost my home. Mike refused to give up on me. No matter how bad the situation was in my personal life, no matter how down I was on myself, Mike Kraut was there to help me in any way possible. We not only won my court case, but also got the charges cleared from my record. I now have an outstanding future that includes a bright career and a new home. Thank you again Mike!

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Mike Kraut has a balance of professionalism, compassion, and a winning mentality that is unmatched within the law community in Los Angeles. Earlier this year I was facing the roughest patch of my life. I had a possession charge, lost my job, and also lost my home. Mike refused to give up on me. No matter how bad the situation was in my personal life, no matter how down I was on myself, Mike Kraut was there to help me in any way possible. We not only won my court case, but also got the charges cleared from my record. I now have an outstanding future that includes a bright career and a new home. Thank you again Mike!

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Michael Kraut is, hands-down the best defense attorney I could have chosen to represent me. He is easy to work with, follows up promptly and most importantly, jumps in with both feet with the skill and confidence of someone who has years of experience winning cases. He was recommended to me and Im glad my friend had Michaels name on his short list. If youre reading my recommendation now, consider this: if you need someone to aggressively defend you and you are in a vulnerable place, run - dont walk - to Michael Krauts office. Equal parts big brother, warrior and scholar, he will get the job done. Without question.

5
★★★★★

Michael Kraut is, hands-down the best defense attorney I could have chosen to represent me. He is easy to work with, follows up promptly and most importantly, jumps in with both feet with the skill and confidence of someone who has years of experience winning cases. He was recommended to me and Im glad my friend had Michaels name on his short list. If youre reading my recommendation now, consider this: if you need someone to aggressively defend you and you are in a vulnerable place, run - dont walk - to Michael Krauts office. Equal parts big brother, warrior and scholar, he will get the job done. Without question.

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Attorney Mike Kraut is honest, dependable, and overall an excellent lawyer. He was always professional and supportive and went over and beyond the scope of his duty which I will always be grateful for. Without reservation I would highly recommend this top notch attorney. Take a moment and read his bio - that is what drew me to call him and Im glad I did.

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Attorney Mike Kraut is honest, dependable, and overall an excellent lawyer. He was always professional and supportive and went over and beyond the scope of his duty which I will always be grateful for. Without reservation I would highly recommend this top notch attorney. Take a moment and read his bio - that is what drew me to call him and Im glad I did.

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Michael Kraut is simply an amazing lawyer! My professional career would have stopped if it wasn't for Michael's firm and Michael. I was not arrested, thanks to him and to his quick thinking and involvement. He is very responsive, personable, and hard working. I called him several times about my case, maybe more then I should have, but I was nervous. Either he or someone from his Law Group helped me out with every issue I had. They responded to every inquiry I had about my case either in person, via email, or phone. I was able to work while he was fighting for my rights, and never had to go to court. He kept me informed when I was out of this country; he kept up with every detail of my case. He got me a good deal, one I never imagined. Good job Michael. I highly recommend his services; he and his group will take care of you when you need them.

5
★★★★★

Michael Kraut is simply an amazing lawyer! My professional career would have stopped if it wasn't for Michael's firm and Michael. I was not arrested, thanks to him and to his quick thinking and involvement. He is very responsive, personable, and hard working. I called him several times about my case, maybe more then I should have, but I was nervous. Either he or someone from his Law Group helped me out with every issue I had. They responded to every inquiry I had about my case either in person, via email, or phone. I was able to work while he was fighting for my rights, and never had to go to court. He kept me informed when I was out of this country; he kept up with every detail of my case. He got me a good deal, one I never imagined. Good job Michael. I highly recommend his services; he and his group will take care of you when you need them.

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When I came to Michael Kraut, after having drunkenly totaled my car, he promised me that he would ensure that this episode in my life would be nothing more than a serious learning experience, as a first time offender. I am happy to say that Michael came through for me in a big way. In almost over a year of litigation, Michael managed to negotiate a fair deal for me that allowed me to move forward with my life without having made any permanent damage to career.

During the process, Michael and his staff were always very responsive and helpful. Whenever I approached Michael with a question or concern, he always got back to me, that day, to ensure that I stayed informed and clearly understood what was going on in my case.

Michael is not an attorney that will hold your hand through the process and nor will he sugarcoat it. However, given his experience as a former district attorney, his specialization in DUI related criminal litigation, and his great client communication, Michael is the best attorney, in Los Angeles, to ensure that your DUI-related case reaches its best possible conclusion.

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★★★★★

When I came to Michael Kraut, after having drunkenly totaled my car, he promised me that he would ensure that this episode in my life would be nothing more than a serious learning experience, as a first time offender. I am happy to say that Michael came through for me in a big way. In almost over a year of litigation, Michael managed to negotiate a fair deal for me that allowed me to move forward with my life without having made any permanent damage to career.

During the process, Michael and his staff were always very responsive and helpful. Whenever I approached Michael with a question or concern, he always got back to me, that day, to ensure that I stayed informed and clearly understood what was going on in my case.

Michael is not an attorney that will hold your hand through the process and nor will he sugarcoat it. However, given his experience as a former district attorney, his specialization in DUI related criminal litigation, and his great client communication, Michael is the best attorney, in Los Angeles, to ensure that your DUI-related case reaches its best possible conclusion.

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No one ever wants to find themselves in a situation where they are in serious need of an amazing defense attorney, but if you do, Michael Kraut should be your first call!! I spent the last 11 months working very closely with Michael on my boyfriends case and I cannot sing his praises highly enough! When I first started looking for lawyers, Michael's name popped up on every search and his ratings, reviews and most of all his experience spoke volumes. Then, we made a few calls and professionals in his field verified what I'd been reading about Mr. Kraut, that he was an incredible lawyer!! He did not fail to deliver!

When we first went into this none of us expected that it would take 11 months to resolve or that there'd be so many ups and downs, but Michael never gave up! He kept fighting, kept coming up with new ways to attack the case and expose the problems and get to the truth! He would not stop until we reached the resolution we desired!! His skill, knowledge, experience and integrity and truly unparalleled! Being a former DA he was able to advise us on both sides of things and give us insight others couldn't which gave us clarity on crucial days where the smallest things mattered! He is extremely honest, good or bad, he always told us the truth no matter if it's what we wanted to hear or not, which I truly believe you need in a lawyer and is hard to find! He is well respected in his field which shows in the courtroom and rightly so, his skill, knowledge, character, integrity and morals when it comes to the law are second to none and his colleagues know and respect him highly for that! Michael is incredibly good at what he does and even more so, he genuinely cares about his work, his client and all those involved! After 11 months and an amazing outcome, I would not just call him our attorney, I would call him our friend!!

Hopefully we will never need to employ him again, haha, but if anyone ever asks me who to go to for the best legal representation in Los Angeles, I will always say Michael Kraut without hesitation, it doesn't get any better than him!!

Thank you Michael for all of your hard work, your tenacity, you honesty and your endless pursuit of justice!! We are forever grateful!!

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★★★★★

No one ever wants to find themselves in a situation where they are in serious need of an amazing defense attorney, but if you do, Michael Kraut should be your first call!! I spent the last 11 months working very closely with Michael on my boyfriends case and I cannot sing his praises highly enough! When I first started looking for lawyers, Michael's name popped up on every search and his ratings, reviews and most of all his experience spoke volumes. Then, we made a few calls and professionals in his field verified what I'd been reading about Mr. Kraut, that he was an incredible lawyer!! He did not fail to deliver!

When we first went into this none of us expected that it would take 11 months to resolve or that there'd be so many ups and downs, but Michael never gave up! He kept fighting, kept coming up with new ways to attack the case and expose the problems and get to the truth! He would not stop until we reached the resolution we desired!! His skill, knowledge, experience and integrity and truly unparalleled! Being a former DA he was able to advise us on both sides of things and give us insight others couldn't which gave us clarity on crucial days where the smallest things mattered! He is extremely honest, good or bad, he always told us the truth no matter if it's what we wanted to hear or not, which I truly believe you need in a lawyer and is hard to find! He is well respected in his field which shows in the courtroom and rightly so, his skill, knowledge, character, integrity and morals when it comes to the law are second to none and his colleagues know and respect him highly for that! Michael is incredibly good at what he does and even more so, he genuinely cares about his work, his client and all those involved! After 11 months and an amazing outcome, I would not just call him our attorney, I would call him our friend!!

Hopefully we will never need to employ him again, haha, but if anyone ever asks me who to go to for the best legal representation in Los Angeles, I will always say Michael Kraut without hesitation, it doesn't get any better than him!!

Thank you Michael for all of your hard work, your tenacity, you honesty and your endless pursuit of justice!! We are forever grateful!!

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Michael Kraut is a tough, experienced DUI and criminal defense lawyer. He is highly regarded by trial attorneys, judges and prosecutors in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, including hundreds of cases that went to trial before a judge or jury. His experience as a former deputy DA and prosecutor gives him insight into what other criminal defense attorneys simply don't posses. His knowledge and presence of mind with the ability to read people and situations on the feet is unparalleled.

Mike does have contacts throughout the different courthouses. If you are unfortunate and unlucky to have been ended up in the wrong side of the law YOU NEED HIM!!

It was impressive to watch him fight my case with DMV. The way he questioned the police officer and the respect Mike gained by the DMV officer. He is man of few words, but Man of ACTION!! I am fortunate to have him on my side and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. His staff is awesome too!!

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★★★★★

Michael Kraut is a tough, experienced DUI and criminal defense lawyer. He is highly regarded by trial attorneys, judges and prosecutors in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, including hundreds of cases that went to trial before a judge or jury. His experience as a former deputy DA and prosecutor gives him insight into what other criminal defense attorneys simply don't posses. His knowledge and presence of mind with the ability to read people and situations on the feet is unparalleled.

Mike does have contacts throughout the different courthouses. If you are unfortunate and unlucky to have been ended up in the wrong side of the law YOU NEED HIM!!

It was impressive to watch him fight my case with DMV. The way he questioned the police officer and the respect Mike gained by the DMV officer. He is man of few words, but Man of ACTION!! I am fortunate to have him on my side and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. His staff is awesome too!!

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This man is the epitome of a sleaze ball lawyer. He hard sold me and pressured me into paying an extremely high retainer.

My case was cut and dry from the start. I bought a used car that turned out to be stolen and was arrested. It was EXTREMELY obvious and provable that I did not steal this car.

Michael Kraut fed me lines at his consultation like "You have cancer and you don't have time to shop around for a doctor" and "Normally I charge $15,000 for this but I'm going to do it for 10 because you got screwed".

I'm ashamed to say that my head was spinning from being arrested and spending a night in jail and I stupidly took the bait on his lame 'I was a former DA' sales pitch.

And of course (like many others whove also posted online) once he had his money all our communication was short, condescending and rude. My advice is to go with ANY OTHER LAWYER IN TOWN. I'm sure your chances, your experience and your money will be better off.

Needless to say I've been screwed over pretty bad from my whole situation. I lost the money on my car purchase, I lost the bail money but what was most upsetting in my ordeal was Michael Kraut's behavior and disregard for his profession. I turned to legal council in a time of need and he wound up taking me for more money then the person who sold me the stolen car on Craigslist. He misrepresented the scope of my case in his office, preyed on me, exploited my situation and took advantage of my fearful state of mind.

A part of me feels bad for him. His life's work seems to be defending drunk drivers and ripping honest good people off. I wouldn't want that for all the money in Los Angeles. In my opinion he is truly a disgusting awful person.

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This man is the epitome of a sleaze ball lawyer. He hard sold me and pressured me into paying an extremely high retainer.

My case was cut and dry from the start. I bought a used car that turned out to be stolen and was arrested. It was EXTREMELY obvious and provable that I did not steal this car.

Michael Kraut fed me lines at his consultation like "You have cancer and you don't have time to shop around for a doctor" and "Normally I charge $15,000 for this but I'm going to do it for 10 because you got screwed".

I'm ashamed to say that my head was spinning from being arrested and spending a night in jail and I stupidly took the bait on his lame 'I was a former DA' sales pitch.

And of course (like many others whove also posted online) once he had his money all our communication was short, condescending and rude. My advice is to go with ANY OTHER LAWYER IN TOWN. I'm sure your chances, your experience and your money will be better off.

Needless to say I've been screwed over pretty bad from my whole situation. I lost the money on my car purchase, I lost the bail money but what was most upsetting in my ordeal was Michael Kraut's behavior and disregard for his profession. I turned to legal council in a time of need and he wound up taking me for more money then the person who sold me the stolen car on Craigslist. He misrepresented the scope of my case in his office, preyed on me, exploited my situation and took advantage of my fearful state of mind.

A part of me feels bad for him. His life's work seems to be defending drunk drivers and ripping honest good people off. I wouldn't want that for all the money in Los Angeles. In my opinion he is truly a disgusting awful person.

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IF YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY, LOOK NO FURTHER!

As soon as I walked into Attorney Michael Kraut's office and spoke to him about my arrest, I felt the genuine concern and his willingness to help me in any way that he can. He met myself and my entire family during my first consultation. He is highly knowledgeable and takes great pride in his work with every single one of his clients. Immediately after I told him my story about my arrest for burglary, he looked at my parents and especially at my mother and said, "I will make sure to give you back your son completely clean and without any problems." And from that moment on, I had absolutely no doubt that I would be able to continue my life without a single blemish on my record.
Michael Kraut updated me throughout the case as soon as there were advancements and gave me great hope every time we spoke. There were several court hearings and he managed to rid me of my problems and the mistake that I made.
I was arrested for a burglary felony which turned into a misdemeanor in a matter of a few days and eventually to NO CONVICTION.

Thanks to Michael Kraut, I can continue studying, have a great career, and have a future! I am forever grateful! And if you need an attorney for a felony, misdemeanor, DUI,etc. he is the only person that you should be speaking to. Do not waste your time with other attorneys. He is THE BEST in the business!

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IF YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY, LOOK NO FURTHER!

As soon as I walked into Attorney Michael Kraut's office and spoke to him about my arrest, I felt the genuine concern and his willingness to help me in any way that he can. He met myself and my entire family during my first consultation. He is highly knowledgeable and takes great pride in his work with every single one of his clients. Immediately after I told him my story about my arrest for burglary, he looked at my parents and especially at my mother and said, "I will make sure to give you back your son completely clean and without any problems." And from that moment on, I had absolutely no doubt that I would be able to continue my life without a single blemish on my record.
Michael Kraut updated me throughout the case as soon as there were advancements and gave me great hope every time we spoke. There were several court hearings and he managed to rid me of my problems and the mistake that I made.
I was arrested for a burglary felony which turned into a misdemeanor in a matter of a few days and eventually to NO CONVICTION.

Thanks to Michael Kraut, I can continue studying, have a great career, and have a future! I am forever grateful! And if you need an attorney for a felony, misdemeanor, DUI,etc. he is the only person that you should be speaking to. Do not waste your time with other attorneys. He is THE BEST in the business!

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Due to my lack of poor judgement, I recently found myself in need of representation. Without knowing where to look, I resorted to google where I was able to find 2 lawyers with whom I met with to discuss possibly retaining 1 of them. I had no idea what I was up against or who would be the better fit. I was arrested for a felony and Michael told me that early intervention might make the difference. Michael was able to get the prosecution to only file a misdemeanor. I chose Michael Kraut because I strongly believed he was the best due to his prior experience and relationships within the legal system and was confident he could get me the best outcome possible. I just prayed about it, after all the only hands big enough to turn over your problems to is God. I prayed that I had the made the right decision in hiring Mr. Kraut and that he would allow Mr. Kraut to give the best defense possible according to his will and also really favorable to me, even though I probably wasnt too deserving of such a request. Mr. Kraut got me in right away for my consultation, after retaining him anytime that I reached out to Michael via text, phone or e-mail he always got back to me promptly. I went to court with Michael as I wanted to get this resolved so I didn't have to worry a day longer! Once Mr. Kraut came in he was talking to the Prosecutors and Judge more than any other Lawyer in that room, it was apparent the connections & friendships he had with all of them. He never promised me an outcome, he just told me he wouldnt stop trying to get me the best possible result and I strongly believe that he did. Provided I finish my community service hours which I will be sure of, my entire case will be dismissed with no fine, no record and no jail time. I dont know if there was a better outcome than that.. its hard to imagine that there is. Thank you so much, Michael!

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Due to my lack of poor judgement, I recently found myself in need of representation. Without knowing where to look, I resorted to google where I was able to find 2 lawyers with whom I met with to discuss possibly retaining 1 of them. I had no idea what I was up against or who would be the better fit. I was arrested for a felony and Michael told me that early intervention might make the difference. Michael was able to get the prosecution to only file a misdemeanor. I chose Michael Kraut because I strongly believed he was the best due to his prior experience and relationships within the legal system and was confident he could get me the best outcome possible. I just prayed about it, after all the only hands big enough to turn over your problems to is God. I prayed that I had the made the right decision in hiring Mr. Kraut and that he would allow Mr. Kraut to give the best defense possible according to his will and also really favorable to me, even though I probably wasnt too deserving of such a request. Mr. Kraut got me in right away for my consultation, after retaining him anytime that I reached out to Michael via text, phone or e-mail he always got back to me promptly. I went to court with Michael as I wanted to get this resolved so I didn't have to worry a day longer! Once Mr. Kraut came in he was talking to the Prosecutors and Judge more than any other Lawyer in that room, it was apparent the connections & friendships he had with all of them. He never promised me an outcome, he just told me he wouldnt stop trying to get me the best possible result and I strongly believe that he did. Provided I finish my community service hours which I will be sure of, my entire case will be dismissed with no fine, no record and no jail time. I dont know if there was a better outcome than that.. its hard to imagine that there is. Thank you so much, Michael!

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In October 2014, I was stopped by CHP and I refused to take a sobriety test. I was taken into custody and released but only after did I realize how serious a DUI refusal was. As soon as I made the phone call to Michael, he guided me through the complexity of getting all my paperwork, my testimony and the mindset and courage to face what was going to be a difficult & challenging road ahead that is the realm of a DUI refusal. He worked miracles behind the scenes, and because of his connections with the DA and the DMV, his excellent timing and his intelligence, my DMV hearing was closed (cop didn't appear) and no case was filed. He truly is a miracle worker and he is thorough, meticulous and worked with me to prepare to fight and win. I truly think that my choice to hire Michael was the BEST decision I made and only he has the skills that helped me not lose my license and win.

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★★★★★

In October 2014, I was stopped by CHP and I refused to take a sobriety test. I was taken into custody and released but only after did I realize how serious a DUI refusal was. As soon as I made the phone call to Michael, he guided me through the complexity of getting all my paperwork, my testimony and the mindset and courage to face what was going to be a difficult & challenging road ahead that is the realm of a DUI refusal. He worked miracles behind the scenes, and because of his connections with the DA and the DMV, his excellent timing and his intelligence, my DMV hearing was closed (cop didn't appear) and no case was filed. He truly is a miracle worker and he is thorough, meticulous and worked with me to prepare to fight and win. I truly think that my choice to hire Michael was the BEST decision I made and only he has the skills that helped me not lose my license and win.

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I couldn't have found a better representative. Michael made sure that I was properly guided trough the legal process and ensured that my case was professionally handled to the end. I was in school full time in Norcal the time of my last appearance and he appeared for me so I didn't miss my final. In the end, my case was reduced then eventually dismissed. Michael is an amazing lawyer and person and recommend him indefinitely. Thanks Michael!

5
★★★★★

I couldn't have found a better representative. Michael made sure that I was properly guided trough the legal process and ensured that my case was professionally handled to the end. I was in school full time in Norcal the time of my last appearance and he appeared for me so I didn't miss my final. In the end, my case was reduced then eventually dismissed. Michael is an amazing lawyer and person and recommend him indefinitely. Thanks Michael!

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I would highly recommend Mike if you or a family member are facing a legal challenge. Hes bright, knowledgeable, forceful and responsive. Most importantly, Mike thankfully delivers positive results. Mike successfully arranged a pre-filing diversion program for our child after a recent legal skirmish. This was the best possible outcome we could have hoped for. Mike was responsive and took quick action to help medicate the matter. When we were originally contemplating his services, Mike took the time to answer all of our questions in a calm and confident fashion. Most importantly, he ultimately did what he said he was going to do. Mike is a consummate professional but he does have a great sense of humor which can help during tense times. As a family, we feel fortunate that we chose Mike to represent our interests. Good luck with your particular challenge.

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★★★★★

I would highly recommend Mike if you or a family member are facing a legal challenge. Hes bright, knowledgeable, forceful and responsive. Most importantly, Mike thankfully delivers positive results. Mike successfully arranged a pre-filing diversion program for our child after a recent legal skirmish. This was the best possible outcome we could have hoped for. Mike was responsive and took quick action to help medicate the matter. When we were originally contemplating his services, Mike took the time to answer all of our questions in a calm and confident fashion. Most importantly, he ultimately did what he said he was going to do. Mike is a consummate professional but he does have a great sense of humor which can help during tense times. As a family, we feel fortunate that we chose Mike to represent our interests. Good luck with your particular challenge.

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I was backed into a corner at the last minute and needed an attorney fast. I found Mr. Kraut by chance through an internet search. It turned out to be an outstanding choice. From the beginning of the process, Mr. Kraut was reassuring and began handling all of the legal matters with minimal involvement from me. It was a criminal case that was overcharged and the district attorney would not lessen the charge and the case went to trial. The charge was a 314(pc) which would have required me to register as a sex offender for life. Mr. Kraut was completely prepared in all aspects of the case from the jury selection process to interviews of witnesses, etc. His staff was available to support him as necessary. He was very supportive in answering questions and maintaining a positive attitude about the outcome, helping to alleviate my stress and anxiety about the process and the uncertainty of the outcome. Mr. Kraut was able to weaken the prosecutors allegations against me by finding every hole possible in the case. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and would recommend Mr. Kraut to anyone looking for a hard working, smart, and professional defense attorney.

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★★★★★

I was backed into a corner at the last minute and needed an attorney fast. I found Mr. Kraut by chance through an internet search. It turned out to be an outstanding choice. From the beginning of the process, Mr. Kraut was reassuring and began handling all of the legal matters with minimal involvement from me. It was a criminal case that was overcharged and the district attorney would not lessen the charge and the case went to trial. The charge was a 314(pc) which would have required me to register as a sex offender for life. Mr. Kraut was completely prepared in all aspects of the case from the jury selection process to interviews of witnesses, etc. His staff was available to support him as necessary. He was very supportive in answering questions and maintaining a positive attitude about the outcome, helping to alleviate my stress and anxiety about the process and the uncertainty of the outcome. Mr. Kraut was able to weaken the prosecutors allegations against me by finding every hole possible in the case. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and would recommend Mr. Kraut to anyone looking for a hard working, smart, and professional defense attorney.

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I got arrested in for a DUI during a music festival, was partying a lil bit too hard that weekend and got pulled over with a .19 BAC which included some other illegal substances in my blood. I was FREAKING OUT!! Could not sleep, worried about my job, worried about going to jail, high fines, and a public record bc of the high BAC etc and I live in LA county.

I called 10 attorney's in the hopes of rolling the dice and finding someone good, got referred to Mike by a friend who said he never takes no and never quits on you. I called him and he said I had to come on and talk face to face not like the other shame lawyers, who just wanted my money and hand it off. We spoke he talked me down and explained the entire process, was concerned bc of the extra substances in my BAC but said ti would take time but he would do all he could to figure it out.

Well, after a few months of going back and forth with the court, he was able to get the BAC down .08 and a first time DUI, no jail time and 3months DUI program. I still don't fully understand how he was able to do all he did.

But I am SOOO thankful, he saved my life, me money and he fought for me unlike anyone else I could have imaged.

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I got arrested in for a DUI during a music festival, was partying a lil bit too hard that weekend and got pulled over with a .19 BAC which included some other illegal substances in my blood. I was FREAKING OUT!! Could not sleep, worried about my job, worried about going to jail, high fines, and a public record bc of the high BAC etc and I live in LA county.

I called 10 attorney's in the hopes of rolling the dice and finding someone good, got referred to Mike by a friend who said he never takes no and never quits on you. I called him and he said I had to come on and talk face to face not like the other shame lawyers, who just wanted my money and hand it off. We spoke he talked me down and explained the entire process, was concerned bc of the extra substances in my BAC but said ti would take time but he would do all he could to figure it out.

Well, after a few months of going back and forth with the court, he was able to get the BAC down .08 and a first time DUI, no jail time and 3months DUI program. I still don't fully understand how he was able to do all he did.

But I am SOOO thankful, he saved my life, me money and he fought for me unlike anyone else I could have imaged.

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Michael Kraut is truly a lifesaver. My wife and I had been dealing with a lot of stress, and in a heated verbal argument, she called the police and made a false report against me. Soon I was facing two misdemeanor counts for domestic violence and child endangerment since our kids were nearby. My wife almost immediately told the truth that nothing happened, but it didn't matter--the legal system had basically taken over and they planned on pursuing this as much as possible.

I initially hired a different defense attorney who came highly recommended by a reliable trusted attorney friend. However, after taking my money, that defense attorney basically did nothing for two months and said there was nothing more we could do other than wait for a trial. Obviously, my family and I were terribly worried about our future. As a professional, my license and career were at risk.

Finally, a week before my arraignment, I met with Michael Kraut. Even prior to retaining him, Mr. Kraut went into detail about several things that could still be done on my behalf to try to stop this case from proceeding further. For the first time in weeks, I allowed myself to feel even a little hopeful.

My wife and I met with Mr. Kraut once that week and then showed up for my first court date in Alhambra Courthouse. As my wife and I waited nervously in the courtroom, Mr. Kraut walked in, shook my hand, and told me he had already made arrangements to have my case dismissed! I was shocked, overwhelmed, and nearly in tears to hear the good news. A few minutes later, the judge formally dismissed the case, and my wife and I went home together happily.

The glowing reviews of Mr. Kraut are no exaggeration. Mr. Kraut is an amazing attorney who knows the system and the players so incredibly well. During the time that he worked on my behalf, he was always available by email and by phone. Even though he is very busy, he really made me feel like I was his most important client. My only regret is that I didn't meet Mr. Kraut much sooner--if I had, my family and I might have been spared two of the most horrific months of our lives. Do not hesitate to hire Mr. Kraut. Without a doubt, it will be the best thing you can do for yourself if you find yourself in legal trouble.

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Michael Kraut is truly a lifesaver. My wife and I had been dealing with a lot of stress, and in a heated verbal argument, she called the police and made a false report against me. Soon I was facing two misdemeanor counts for domestic violence and child endangerment since our kids were nearby. My wife almost immediately told the truth that nothing happened, but it didn't matter--the legal system had basically taken over and they planned on pursuing this as much as possible.

I initially hired a different defense attorney who came highly recommended by a reliable trusted attorney friend. However, after taking my money, that defense attorney basically did nothing for two months and said there was nothing more we could do other than wait for a trial. Obviously, my family and I were terribly worried about our future. As a professional, my license and career were at risk.

Finally, a week before my arraignment, I met with Michael Kraut. Even prior to retaining him, Mr. Kraut went into detail about several things that could still be done on my behalf to try to stop this case from proceeding further. For the first time in weeks, I allowed myself to feel even a little hopeful.

My wife and I met with Mr. Kraut once that week and then showed up for my first court date in Alhambra Courthouse. As my wife and I waited nervously in the courtroom, Mr. Kraut walked in, shook my hand, and told me he had already made arrangements to have my case dismissed! I was shocked, overwhelmed, and nearly in tears to hear the good news. A few minutes later, the judge formally dismissed the case, and my wife and I went home together happily.

The glowing reviews of Mr. Kraut are no exaggeration. Mr. Kraut is an amazing attorney who knows the system and the players so incredibly well. During the time that he worked on my behalf, he was always available by email and by phone. Even though he is very busy, he really made me feel like I was his most important client. My only regret is that I didn't meet Mr. Kraut much sooner--if I had, my family and I might have been spared two of the most horrific months of our lives. Do not hesitate to hire Mr. Kraut. Without a doubt, it will be the best thing you can do for yourself if you find yourself in legal trouble.

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Michael Kraut has been a God-send to me. My case was very unusual involving blackmail and extortion covering more than one state. He has been forthright, informative, knowledgeable and very reassuring to me. He quoted me his fee and told me that if it takes 4 days or 4 months, that would be his fee. Well, one year later, my case is still active and he has never asked me for any more money. He has been available to me nights and weekends. He said he would stay on this case for as long as it takes and he has lived up to his word. He responds to phone calls and emails promptly in spite of time differences. I have never talked to a paralegal or secretary, only to Mike. His expertise and advice in my case has been spot-on. I had used several other attorneys in my case who did not always give me the best advice. Even when I didn't think Mike was giving me the best advice, in the end, it turned out that he was always right. I highly recommend Michael Kraut to anyone in need of an intelligent, honest and candid attorney.

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Michael Kraut has been a God-send to me. My case was very unusual involving blackmail and extortion covering more than one state. He has been forthright, informative, knowledgeable and very reassuring to me. He quoted me his fee and told me that if it takes 4 days or 4 months, that would be his fee. Well, one year later, my case is still active and he has never asked me for any more money. He has been available to me nights and weekends. He said he would stay on this case for as long as it takes and he has lived up to his word. He responds to phone calls and emails promptly in spite of time differences. I have never talked to a paralegal or secretary, only to Mike. His expertise and advice in my case has been spot-on. I had used several other attorneys in my case who did not always give me the best advice. Even when I didn't think Mike was giving me the best advice, in the end, it turned out that he was always right. I highly recommend Michael Kraut to anyone in need of an intelligent, honest and candid attorney.

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I got a DUI ticket the end of 2013 and had no idea how to handle it. I work with lots of attorneys but none are DUI attorneys. Fortunately, my friend recommended Mike Kraut. I met Mike and hired him and I'm really glad I did. Mike helped me deal with both DMV and the courts which were foreign to me. He knew what was possible and got me a very favorable arrangement. As I was going through the DUI program, I talked with many other people like me who were new to legal trouble. I heard some horror stories about clients who couldn't get their attorneys on the phone or who stupidly didn't hire an attorney. I was very lucky that my friend recommended Mike Kraut. I was always able to reach him; a couple times we talked over the weekend, when I had a question. While I hope I won't need Mike again, if I did, I would call him again. I recommend him completely.

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I got a DUI ticket the end of 2013 and had no idea how to handle it. I work with lots of attorneys but none are DUI attorneys. Fortunately, my friend recommended Mike Kraut. I met Mike and hired him and I'm really glad I did. Mike helped me deal with both DMV and the courts which were foreign to me. He knew what was possible and got me a very favorable arrangement. As I was going through the DUI program, I talked with many other people like me who were new to legal trouble. I heard some horror stories about clients who couldn't get their attorneys on the phone or who stupidly didn't hire an attorney. I was very lucky that my friend recommended Mike Kraut. I was always able to reach him; a couple times we talked over the weekend, when I had a question. While I hope I won't need Mike again, if I did, I would call him again. I recommend him completely.

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When someone very dear to me needed help finding a trustworthy and skilled DUI defense lawyer, I looked diligently and met with many lawyers and finally selected Mike Kraut as the right person for the job. He had the background as a former prosecutor and clearly knew what he was doing when I spoke with him. The most important thing, however, in coming to the decision was his confidence and personality. He was able to get the best result for me. I personally attended the court hearings and personally witnessed Mike Kraut get a tough DUI case thrown out by cross-examining the arresting officer in front of the judge and showing that the arresting officer: 1) made many mistakes in his report, 2) made false statements in his testimony before the judge, and 3) was generally incompetent. This was exceptional work by an exceptional trial attorney. I am very happy with my choice.

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When someone very dear to me needed help finding a trustworthy and skilled DUI defense lawyer, I looked diligently and met with many lawyers and finally selected Mike Kraut as the right person for the job. He had the background as a former prosecutor and clearly knew what he was doing when I spoke with him. The most important thing, however, in coming to the decision was his confidence and personality. He was able to get the best result for me. I personally attended the court hearings and personally witnessed Mike Kraut get a tough DUI case thrown out by cross-examining the arresting officer in front of the judge and showing that the arresting officer: 1) made many mistakes in his report, 2) made false statements in his testimony before the judge, and 3) was generally incompetent. This was exceptional work by an exceptional trial attorney. I am very happy with my choice.

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When I met with Mike, I realized how motivated and confident he was in working within the system to minimize the blow-back of my unintentional, ill-informed crime. Despite my felony charges and an aggressive prosecution, I was able to receive a manageable punishment and probation sentence. Mike is one of the smartest and most dedicated lawyers I have ever encountered. He is able to deal with any challenge that comes his way; even the crotchety probation department. When there was a mix-up in the clerk's office about my probation, the matter went to court the very next day I contacted Mike and was quickly resolved. In conclusion, hard lessons will be learned, but Mike will keep you from the worst of what the criminal justice system was created for.

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When I met with Mike, I realized how motivated and confident he was in working within the system to minimize the blow-back of my unintentional, ill-informed crime. Despite my felony charges and an aggressive prosecution, I was able to receive a manageable punishment and probation sentence. Mike is one of the smartest and most dedicated lawyers I have ever encountered. He is able to deal with any challenge that comes his way; even the crotchety probation department. When there was a mix-up in the clerk's office about my probation, the matter went to court the very next day I contacted Mike and was quickly resolved. In conclusion, hard lessons will be learned, but Mike will keep you from the worst of what the criminal justice system was created for.

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I was in need of an attorney after an automobile accident where I was facing a several felonies that could ruin my life and career. I have a prior arrest on my record, and I knew I needed an experienced attorney who was a former District Attorney in the Los Angeles courts. In my frantic attempt to find a lawyer, I called at least a dozen, and Michael was the only one who answered the phone himself. Given that it was a national holiday weekend, that really meant a lot to me. I was so terrified, and fearful, but after he answered all of my questions, and told me we needed to act quick during the pre-filing, I was reassured that he was the attorney for me. After the holiday weekend, I went to my appointment Monday morning and hired Michael to represent me.

After I hired him, he let me know that it would be a slow process from that point. I would follow up with him every week by email, and his replies always put me at ease, even though I was so stressed and worried about the outcome. Finally I checked in with him and he asked me to come by his office. That was the most nerve-racking drive I have ever been through. When I got to his office he surprised me with the wonderful news that my case was rejected, and I was done with the criminal case. This was such a huge relief after that frightening ordeal I have been through. Michael Kraut really does work miracles, and I am thrilled to share my positive experience.

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I was in need of an attorney after an automobile accident where I was facing a several felonies that could ruin my life and career. I have a prior arrest on my record, and I knew I needed an experienced attorney who was a former District Attorney in the Los Angeles courts. In my frantic attempt to find a lawyer, I called at least a dozen, and Michael was the only one who answered the phone himself. Given that it was a national holiday weekend, that really meant a lot to me. I was so terrified, and fearful, but after he answered all of my questions, and told me we needed to act quick during the pre-filing, I was reassured that he was the attorney for me. After the holiday weekend, I went to my appointment Monday morning and hired Michael to represent me.

After I hired him, he let me know that it would be a slow process from that point. I would follow up with him every week by email, and his replies always put me at ease, even though I was so stressed and worried about the outcome. Finally I checked in with him and he asked me to come by his office. That was the most nerve-racking drive I have ever been through. When I got to his office he surprised me with the wonderful news that my case was rejected, and I was done with the criminal case. This was such a huge relief after that frightening ordeal I have been through. Michael Kraut really does work miracles, and I am thrilled to share my positive experience.

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I was charged with a DUI in West Hollywood and Michael Kraut came to the rescue. He is an outstanding attorney, with experience on the other side as a prosecutor, and an extremely aggressive mentality. He also walked me step by step through the process and helped me at every point along the way. I received the absolute minimum sentence for the original charges. He saved the day.

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I was charged with a DUI in West Hollywood and Michael Kraut came to the rescue. He is an outstanding attorney, with experience on the other side as a prosecutor, and an extremely aggressive mentality. He also walked me step by step through the process and helped me at every point along the way. I received the absolute minimum sentence for the original charges. He saved the day.

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I had been arrested and wrongly charged with a felony. It was the scariest position I have ever been in my whole life. My entire career was at stake plus my ability to stay in the United States was in the balance. Through the actions of another person my whole future was at stake. I had no one to help as I was completely alone. I knew I had to seek legal help to resolve my situation. I hadnt had anything to eat for days and was suffering from panic attacks and severe anxiety. In short I was a total wreck.
I went online and in desperation booked an appointment with an attorney who I thought I could help. I sat in front of an adviser (not an actual attorney) I handed over a retainer and received quite possibly the worst advice I could ever had got for my money. The advice I received was so potentially damaging that the outlook of my situation was very grim. All hope was lost until I decided to look out there for help.
I went online and found Mikes information and decided to give him a call. He answered straight away! Not a secretary or an assistant but Mike himself. He was just coming out of court having won a case and he spoke to me about my situation and gave me his full attention. I was terrified as I said before and hadnt eaten for days.
Mike immediately knew the situation I was in mentally and physically and was such a calming force. Through all of this he was the only person I felt was truly on my side. I went to his office the same day as he arranged to see me straight away. He walked into the office and immediately shook my hand and went and got me some chocolates for energy and a box of tissues! I immediately felt secure and in the right hands. Before we stared he made sure I ate at least three chocolates to get my energy levels up! Mike genuinely cares about your welfare. Mike stopped all my fears and anxiety in their tracks. He talked me through my case and I immediately hired him. I knew I was in good hands, leagues ahead of the last attorney in every way! Just a total different class!
Mike is extremely well connected and knows everyone. He even made a few calls while I was sat there to help resolve my case! Mike worked on my case instantly and was always available every call, every email its unbelievable. I even recently got in a situation where someone was trying to break into my house (linked to the case) and Mike answer my call late at night as it was an emergency. Gave me excellent advice AND checked up on me the following next few nights! Words cannot express how grateful I was!
Mike recently defended me in court and I have to say I havent seen anything like it in my life! This man is truly at the top of his game. From the moment he walked into court he controls the room and usually knows everyone in there! He kept me calm directed me through the process and won the case despite the odds being severely out of our favor. I was truly stunned!
My advice is to hire this man! Do not hesitate. Look no further and DO NOT WASTE MONEY ELSEWHERE!!! He is the best in his game and I am first witness to this. He has truly saved my life and gave me the future back that was almost ripped away from me. He goes absolutely above and beyond where he needs to and it is a pleasure to know him. I will say again do not hesitate, look no further and hire him! That is the best advice I could ever give another person in a traumatic potentially life changing situation.

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I had been arrested and wrongly charged with a felony. It was the scariest position I have ever been in my whole life. My entire career was at stake plus my ability to stay in the United States was in the balance. Through the actions of another person my whole future was at stake. I had no one to help as I was completely alone. I knew I had to seek legal help to resolve my situation. I hadnt had anything to eat for days and was suffering from panic attacks and severe anxiety. In short I was a total wreck.
I went online and in desperation booked an appointment with an attorney who I thought I could help. I sat in front of an adviser (not an actual attorney) I handed over a retainer and received quite possibly the worst advice I could ever had got for my money. The advice I received was so potentially damaging that the outlook of my situation was very grim. All hope was lost until I decided to look out there for help.
I went online and found Mikes information and decided to give him a call. He answered straight away! Not a secretary or an assistant but Mike himself. He was just coming out of court having won a case and he spoke to me about my situation and gave me his full attention. I was terrified as I said before and hadnt eaten for days.
Mike immediately knew the situation I was in mentally and physically and was such a calming force. Through all of this he was the only person I felt was truly on my side. I went to his office the same day as he arranged to see me straight away. He walked into the office and immediately shook my hand and went and got me some chocolates for energy and a box of tissues! I immediately felt secure and in the right hands. Before we stared he made sure I ate at least three chocolates to get my energy levels up! Mike genuinely cares about your welfare. Mike stopped all my fears and anxiety in their tracks. He talked me through my case and I immediately hired him. I knew I was in good hands, leagues ahead of the last attorney in every way! Just a total different class!
Mike is extremely well connected and knows everyone. He even made a few calls while I was sat there to help resolve my case! Mike worked on my case instantly and was always available every call, every email its unbelievable. I even recently got in a situation where someone was trying to break into my house (linked to the case) and Mike answer my call late at night as it was an emergency. Gave me excellent advice AND checked up on me the following next few nights! Words cannot express how grateful I was!
Mike recently defended me in court and I have to say I havent seen anything like it in my life! This man is truly at the top of his game. From the moment he walked into court he controls the room and usually knows everyone in there! He kept me calm directed me through the process and won the case despite the odds being severely out of our favor. I was truly stunned!
My advice is to hire this man! Do not hesitate. Look no further and DO NOT WASTE MONEY ELSEWHERE!!! He is the best in his game and I am first witness to this. He has truly saved my life and gave me the future back that was almost ripped away from me. He goes absolutely above and beyond where he needs to and it is a pleasure to know him. I will say again do not hesitate, look no further and hire him! That is the best advice I could ever give another person in a traumatic potentially life changing situation.

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I hired Attorney Mike Kraut and I'm am so happy and grateful that I did! I was arrested for a DUI because my BAC level was over the .08 limit. I did not know what to do as I have never had a DUI or let alone got arrested before. It was a very scary experience. My friends told me to hire an attorney and I was referred to someone "who knew a good attorney" and went with it because I had no idea what else to do. After a few months of going back and forth with that attorney he asked me to plead guilty to a DUI with 3 months of classes and probation. That did not sit well with me. I did not want a DUI on my record and did not want it to affect my career. That attorney was extremely hard to get a hold of and out of frustration I started looking for other attorney's to take on my case. I was introduced to attorney Mike Kraut through a friend. My friend called him and explained to him what was going on with my case and that I was looking into hiring someone else. The very next day I met Attorney Kraut and he was very confident that he could help me. He reassured me that he would communicate with me as he knew that was a major issue I had with the previous attorney. So I decided to have Mr. Kraut take on my case and since he knew that I had already spent a good amount on my previous attorney he gave me a really good deal, even less than what I paid the previous attorney.

Attorney Kraut made me feel more comfortable and at ease. He answers all his own calls and emails. Sometimes it's better to get a hold of him through email, and although they might not be very detailed he will let you know what's going on and what you need to do. He won't hold your hand through the whole process as he is a busy man, but he gets things done!

I ended up getting a wet and reckless instead of a DUI. I still have to do some classes and I'm on probation, but I do not have a DUI on my record. This was a big relief as my career is extremely important to me. I even called him a month after my case was settled because I had questions about a background check for graduate school and he answered all my questions and didn't even charge me for it! I am extremely grateful for attorney Kraut! I was able to see a huge difference between the first attorney that I hired and Attorney Kraut. If you have a DUI hire Attorney Kraut, he definitely knows his stuff!

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I hired Attorney Mike Kraut and I'm am so happy and grateful that I did! I was arrested for a DUI because my BAC level was over the .08 limit. I did not know what to do as I have never had a DUI or let alone got arrested before. It was a very scary experience. My friends told me to hire an attorney and I was referred to someone "who knew a good attorney" and went with it because I had no idea what else to do. After a few months of going back and forth with that attorney he asked me to plead guilty to a DUI with 3 months of classes and probation. That did not sit well with me. I did not want a DUI on my record and did not want it to affect my career. That attorney was extremely hard to get a hold of and out of frustration I started looking for other attorney's to take on my case. I was introduced to attorney Mike Kraut through a friend. My friend called him and explained to him what was going on with my case and that I was looking into hiring someone else. The very next day I met Attorney Kraut and he was very confident that he could help me. He reassured me that he would communicate with me as he knew that was a major issue I had with the previous attorney. So I decided to have Mr. Kraut take on my case and since he knew that I had already spent a good amount on my previous attorney he gave me a really good deal, even less than what I paid the previous attorney.

Attorney Kraut made me feel more comfortable and at ease. He answers all his own calls and emails. Sometimes it's better to get a hold of him through email, and although they might not be very detailed he will let you know what's going on and what you need to do. He won't hold your hand through the whole process as he is a busy man, but he gets things done!

I ended up getting a wet and reckless instead of a DUI. I still have to do some classes and I'm on probation, but I do not have a DUI on my record. This was a big relief as my career is extremely important to me. I even called him a month after my case was settled because I had questions about a background check for graduate school and he answered all my questions and didn't even charge me for it! I am extremely grateful for attorney Kraut! I was able to see a huge difference between the first attorney that I hired and Attorney Kraut. If you have a DUI hire Attorney Kraut, he definitely knows his stuff!

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When I received my DUI, I was just 21. It happened in May 2013 and I had only been in LA for 2 weeks. I was arrested in Beverly Hills and taken to their jail for the night. Luckily, my parents are out here as well and my dad had been told to hire Mike Kraut as my attorney. Immediately after my dad called him, he spoke to the Beverly Hills jail and I was actually released earlier than I was supposed to be. Might I add that my BAC was very high. More than 3x the legal limit, so I basically thought I was screwed even worse. Right after my parents got me out of jail, we went to Kraut Law Offices. We sat down, and Mike made me feel at ease. I am sure I looked like a mess and had been hysterical but he seemed to calm me down. He told me that we were going to fight this together. He also told me how extremely connected he is to District Attorneys etc. in LA. He is extremely knowledgeable concerning DUI's and alc. related charges. The case took about 6 1/2 months AND WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT. He miraculously got me a lesser charge than I could have ever thought possible. For someone with a BAC like mine, I should have to take a 9 month alc class, a ton of AA's, even jail time. I walked away with only having to complete my 3 month alc. program as well as a few handful of AA's.

I was extremely stressed out and nervous throughout this process. I was constantly worried. Sometimes couldn't even sleep! I would constantly email and call Mike asking him a million questions, and he always got back to me. Keep in mind he is a very busy man so if he doesn't email back right away, he will! Don't worry. Thank you so much, Mike! This man is a Life saver.

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When I received my DUI, I was just 21. It happened in May 2013 and I had only been in LA for 2 weeks. I was arrested in Beverly Hills and taken to their jail for the night. Luckily, my parents are out here as well and my dad had been told to hire Mike Kraut as my attorney. Immediately after my dad called him, he spoke to the Beverly Hills jail and I was actually released earlier than I was supposed to be. Might I add that my BAC was very high. More than 3x the legal limit, so I basically thought I was screwed even worse. Right after my parents got me out of jail, we went to Kraut Law Offices. We sat down, and Mike made me feel at ease. I am sure I looked like a mess and had been hysterical but he seemed to calm me down. He told me that we were going to fight this together. He also told me how extremely connected he is to District Attorneys etc. in LA. He is extremely knowledgeable concerning DUI's and alc. related charges. The case took about 6 1/2 months AND WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT. He miraculously got me a lesser charge than I could have ever thought possible. For someone with a BAC like mine, I should have to take a 9 month alc class, a ton of AA's, even jail time. I walked away with only having to complete my 3 month alc. program as well as a few handful of AA's.

I was extremely stressed out and nervous throughout this process. I was constantly worried. Sometimes couldn't even sleep! I would constantly email and call Mike asking him a million questions, and he always got back to me. Keep in mind he is a very busy man so if he doesn't email back right away, he will! Don't worry. Thank you so much, Mike! This man is a Life saver.

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I was charged with a DUI in Orange County about a year ago. As soon as it happened I was so unhappy and stressed out because I have seen a couple of my friends get DUIs and I know that it comes with very high costs, both monetarily and criminally speaking. I had no idea what to do so I called up one of my friends before they took me to jail for the night and asked him to call around and look on the internet in order to find a good DUI lawyer in Los Angeles. He spoke to a couple people that he knew and they told him about the Kraut Law Group. So naturally he looked them up online and found that many people had used the Kraut Law Group and had excellent things to say about them. As soon as I got home from jail, I gave Mike Kraut a call so I could set up a meeting to tell him about my DUI experience and see if he could help me. I met with him in person that week at his office in LA and after speaking with him, my mind was much more at ease and I really liked how professional and courteous he was. He seemed to actually care about me and my situation where other law groups just see you as a potential pay check. So naturally I hired him to defend my on my DUI charges. He handled all the paper work, court filings and court dates (along with all other pain in the ass administrative things that come with a DUI). I literally did not have to do anything except wait for him to tell me when my court date was. I finally had my big day when I had to go to court and had the privilege of watching Mike Kraut defend me in the court room. He was extremely well spoken and knew the law inside and out. And after all his hard work, my DUI charges were dropped and I was able to walk out of the court room with no criminal charges and a free man. He truly cared about me and my case and did everything he could to get the charges dropped and he was successful in doing so. I remember how scared and unsure of what lawyer to chose after I got charged with a DUI. I am so happy that I decided to hire Mike Kraut and the Kraut Law Group. Looking back on it, I would hire him again in a heartbeat and I recommend that anyone who reads this does the same. He will work hard for you and will give you the time and care that you deserve.

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I was charged with a DUI in Orange County about a year ago. As soon as it happened I was so unhappy and stressed out because I have seen a couple of my friends get DUIs and I know that it comes with very high costs, both monetarily and criminally speaking. I had no idea what to do so I called up one of my friends before they took me to jail for the night and asked him to call around and look on the internet in order to find a good DUI lawyer in Los Angeles. He spoke to a couple people that he knew and they told him about the Kraut Law Group. So naturally he looked them up online and found that many people had used the Kraut Law Group and had excellent things to say about them. As soon as I got home from jail, I gave Mike Kraut a call so I could set up a meeting to tell him about my DUI experience and see if he could help me. I met with him in person that week at his office in LA and after speaking with him, my mind was much more at ease and I really liked how professional and courteous he was. He seemed to actually care about me and my situation where other law groups just see you as a potential pay check. So naturally I hired him to defend my on my DUI charges. He handled all the paper work, court filings and court dates (along with all other pain in the ass administrative things that come with a DUI). I literally did not have to do anything except wait for him to tell me when my court date was. I finally had my big day when I had to go to court and had the privilege of watching Mike Kraut defend me in the court room. He was extremely well spoken and knew the law inside and out. And after all his hard work, my DUI charges were dropped and I was able to walk out of the court room with no criminal charges and a free man. He truly cared about me and my case and did everything he could to get the charges dropped and he was successful in doing so. I remember how scared and unsure of what lawyer to chose after I got charged with a DUI. I am so happy that I decided to hire Mike Kraut and the Kraut Law Group. Looking back on it, I would hire him again in a heartbeat and I recommend that anyone who reads this does the same. He will work hard for you and will give you the time and care that you deserve.

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I was in a really bad situation. I was arrested on two outstanding warrants in November of 2012 out of the Burbank Courthouse, one for credit card fraud and one for harassing phone calls. I made bail but it took almost three days before I was finally released.

The offer on the table from the prosecutor's office was for a guilty plea and subsequent conviction on both counts, a total of 75 days jail time, and huge fines.

I freaked out at the thought of going back to jail again and my professional career would certainly come to an abrupt end if I had one conviction on my record, let alone two. I knew I was innocent and if I did not find a great attorney to fight these bogus criminal charges then my life was going to be totally ruined. Things could not have been more stressful.

And then I made the best decision I ever made in my life by hiring Michael Kraut. Michael Kraut knows the Burbank courts inside and out. He worked for the City Attorney's office for many years and personally knows the people who are sitting at the other side of the courtroom who will decide your fate. He really has a commanding presence in the courtroom and everyone respects him and looks up to him.

The results he achieved for my two criminal cases could not have been better. Both counts have been dismissed, no fines, no jail time, my bail was exonerated, and I will not have a single conviction on my record. I could not have asked for better results.

Michael Kraut really does go above and beyond for his clients, and I can say that he pretty much saved my life as going to jail and having multiple convictions on my record would have been devastating to my personal life and my career.

Hopefully, you will never need to hire an attorney but if do, do not hesitate to call Michael Kraut. Hands down he is the best criminal defense lawyer out there and he is committed to get you the best possible outcome possible for your criminal case.

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I was in a really bad situation. I was arrested on two outstanding warrants in November of 2012 out of the Burbank Courthouse, one for credit card fraud and one for harassing phone calls. I made bail but it took almost three days before I was finally released.

The offer on the table from the prosecutor's office was for a guilty plea and subsequent conviction on both counts, a total of 75 days jail time, and huge fines.

I freaked out at the thought of going back to jail again and my professional career would certainly come to an abrupt end if I had one conviction on my record, let alone two. I knew I was innocent and if I did not find a great attorney to fight these bogus criminal charges then my life was going to be totally ruined. Things could not have been more stressful.

And then I made the best decision I ever made in my life by hiring Michael Kraut. Michael Kraut knows the Burbank courts inside and out. He worked for the City Attorney's office for many years and personally knows the people who are sitting at the other side of the courtroom who will decide your fate. He really has a commanding presence in the courtroom and everyone respects him and looks up to him.

The results he achieved for my two criminal cases could not have been better. Both counts have been dismissed, no fines, no jail time, my bail was exonerated, and I will not have a single conviction on my record. I could not have asked for better results.

Michael Kraut really does go above and beyond for his clients, and I can say that he pretty much saved my life as going to jail and having multiple convictions on my record would have been devastating to my personal life and my career.

Hopefully, you will never need to hire an attorney but if do, do not hesitate to call Michael Kraut. Hands down he is the best criminal defense lawyer out there and he is committed to get you the best possible outcome possible for your criminal case.

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Stop researching. Just read!!!!!
I just got a new job. It was the last day at my old job and my coworkers took me out for a celebrational farewell. On my way back home, I receive my 2nd DUI - a felony DUI for a traffic accident. To make matters worse, I refused all chemical tests. With a list of prior convictions, I was sure my life was over. I was scared, frustrated, confused and stressed. Like many of you, I have searched the internet endlessly to find a good attorney to represent me. I was referred to few and have spoken and met with many more. Then I came across Michael Kraut and Kraut Law Group on AVVO. When I went to go see him I was a nervous wreck. Like every attorney, he asked what my charges were and reviewed my papers. Then, unlike any, he puts the papers down, looks me in eye and asks me how I'm doing (trust me I was surprised too). We sat and talked for a long time.
Here it is. He's attended Harvard Law School - he's very well educated. For many years, he was a prosecutor (gang division) - enough said. His network and connection is unparalleled (keep reading).
Within couple of weeks of hiring Michael, he had intervened with the police and prosecution and was able to get them to file my case as a misdemeanor DUI. WHAT?? The City Attorney dropped the refusal and minimized every part of this case.
This is magic - you can't make this up. Next day I'm in court waiting. Michael arrives. We go inside the courtroom and he tells me to sit. I sit. He walks right up shakes everyone's hand and waits in line to grab my file. He gets my file and walks right up to the prosecutor - court is in session and all the other attorneys are sitting down waiting for their case. He looks at the judge and goes right up to the prosecutor. They talk for a little and laugh for a little. Afterwards, he turns around, looks at me, winks and smiles. He talks to another prosecutor, then his assistant. After, he extends his arm and motion me to come. As I approach him, he shows me both hands and says "10 days". 10 days!! He reduced my sentence from 30 days to 10 days on the day of my court!!! All this in like 5 minutes!!! Anyways, I thanked him and he ran off to go to Van Nuys for trial. Confused, I asked his assistant to what just happened and he replied, "I've been working for him for over 2 years and I have no idea how he does it."
Never seen anything like it. 30 days jail, reduced to 10 days on the day of court!!! Now the only thing left is my DMV hearing which is in couple weeks and I know Michael will fight to try to save my driver's license as well.
I know there are many attorneys out there; however, you have the right to interview and choose an attorney to represent you in court. However, you want an attorney that knows the law, have a good reputation and rapport with prosecutors and judges, proven results, sharp and is well connected. For these reasons, I urge that you to place Michael Kraut on top of your list of attorneys to interview.

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Stop researching. Just read!!!!!
I just got a new job. It was the last day at my old job and my coworkers took me out for a celebrational farewell. On my way back home, I receive my 2nd DUI - a felony DUI for a traffic accident. To make matters worse, I refused all chemical tests. With a list of prior convictions, I was sure my life was over. I was scared, frustrated, confused and stressed. Like many of you, I have searched the internet endlessly to find a good attorney to represent me. I was referred to few and have spoken and met with many more. Then I came across Michael Kraut and Kraut Law Group on AVVO. When I went to go see him I was a nervous wreck. Like every attorney, he asked what my charges were and reviewed my papers. Then, unlike any, he puts the papers down, looks me in eye and asks me how I'm doing (trust me I was surprised too). We sat and talked for a long time.
Here it is. He's attended Harvard Law School - he's very well educated. For many years, he was a prosecutor (gang division) - enough said. His network and connection is unparalleled (keep reading).
Within couple of weeks of hiring Michael, he had intervened with the police and prosecution and was able to get them to file my case as a misdemeanor DUI. WHAT?? The City Attorney dropped the refusal and minimized every part of this case.
This is magic - you can't make this up. Next day I'm in court waiting. Michael arrives. We go inside the courtroom and he tells me to sit. I sit. He walks right up shakes everyone's hand and waits in line to grab my file. He gets my file and walks right up to the prosecutor - court is in session and all the other attorneys are sitting down waiting for their case. He looks at the judge and goes right up to the prosecutor. They talk for a little and laugh for a little. Afterwards, he turns around, looks at me, winks and smiles. He talks to another prosecutor, then his assistant. After, he extends his arm and motion me to come. As I approach him, he shows me both hands and says "10 days". 10 days!! He reduced my sentence from 30 days to 10 days on the day of my court!!! All this in like 5 minutes!!! Anyways, I thanked him and he ran off to go to Van Nuys for trial. Confused, I asked his assistant to what just happened and he replied, "I've been working for him for over 2 years and I have no idea how he does it."
Never seen anything like it. 30 days jail, reduced to 10 days on the day of court!!! Now the only thing left is my DMV hearing which is in couple weeks and I know Michael will fight to try to save my driver's license as well.
I know there are many attorneys out there; however, you have the right to interview and choose an attorney to represent you in court. However, you want an attorney that knows the law, have a good reputation and rapport with prosecutors and judges, proven results, sharp and is well connected. For these reasons, I urge that you to place Michael Kraut on top of your list of attorneys to interview.

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Michael Kraut made my problems go away. I was arrested and falsely accused of conspiring to commit felony theft. Despite knowing I was completely innocent I couldn't help from completely freaking myself out. I knew I didn't have the money to defend myself if it came to trial and worried incessantly about being pressured into pleading to lesser charges, living with a record, and the possibility of jail. I couldn't eat, I couldn't work, I couldn't sleep. I started smoking again. I was a mess. I met with several lawyers and shopped around. A lawyer friend of the family who I trust very much recommended Michael Kraut as he was working with him on another case. I looked him up. His reviews were the best I had seen and I liked that he is a former D.A. After meeting with him, I hired him on the spot. He was not the cheapest lawyer I talked to but I think that when dealing with criminal matters thrift must take a backseat to quality. That said, he was in the ballpark of what the other good lawyers were charging and none of them had experience and connections in the D.A.'s office. Michael was able to get my case rejected before it ever reached the prosecutor's office and get my property returned --all without me ever having to tell my Mom what was going on.

I would definitely recommend Michael Kraut to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.

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Michael Kraut made my problems go away. I was arrested and falsely accused of conspiring to commit felony theft. Despite knowing I was completely innocent I couldn't help from completely freaking myself out. I knew I didn't have the money to defend myself if it came to trial and worried incessantly about being pressured into pleading to lesser charges, living with a record, and the possibility of jail. I couldn't eat, I couldn't work, I couldn't sleep. I started smoking again. I was a mess. I met with several lawyers and shopped around. A lawyer friend of the family who I trust very much recommended Michael Kraut as he was working with him on another case. I looked him up. His reviews were the best I had seen and I liked that he is a former D.A. After meeting with him, I hired him on the spot. He was not the cheapest lawyer I talked to but I think that when dealing with criminal matters thrift must take a backseat to quality. That said, he was in the ballpark of what the other good lawyers were charging and none of them had experience and connections in the D.A.'s office. Michael was able to get my case rejected before it ever reached the prosecutor's office and get my property returned --all without me ever having to tell my Mom what was going on.

I would definitely recommend Michael Kraut to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.

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Seven months ago I contacted Michael Kraut of the Kraut Law Group. I was broken, afraid, and scared. My relationship was on the line, and so was my government job. I had never had any experience even SEARCHING for an attorney, nor had I any reason to before, so upon reading his reviews and high ratings, I trusted the public's opinion and decided to solicit his services. Meeting with him the first time made me feel entirely at ease and comfortable with the whole process. I was charged with felony grand theft auto, felony taking a vehicle without owner's permission, and felony receiving stolen property, in Upland, CA. Just this week the entire charges were reduced to a miniscule $700 fine and a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace. I owe Michael Kraut my life and would highly recommend him to ANYONE in Southern California looking for a criminal attorney, no matter hoe severe or miniscule the charges. DO NOT go into a courtroom without help, and Michael is the best kind of help to have. I can also attest that he himself answers his own phone no matter what time of day or night you call, he is a deeply caring family man, and a true professional that anyone should be proud to be associated with. He is a man I have not only done business with, but a man I am proud to call a close, personal friend.

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Seven months ago I contacted Michael Kraut of the Kraut Law Group. I was broken, afraid, and scared. My relationship was on the line, and so was my government job. I had never had any experience even SEARCHING for an attorney, nor had I any reason to before, so upon reading his reviews and high ratings, I trusted the public's opinion and decided to solicit his services. Meeting with him the first time made me feel entirely at ease and comfortable with the whole process. I was charged with felony grand theft auto, felony taking a vehicle without owner's permission, and felony receiving stolen property, in Upland, CA. Just this week the entire charges were reduced to a miniscule $700 fine and a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace. I owe Michael Kraut my life and would highly recommend him to ANYONE in Southern California looking for a criminal attorney, no matter hoe severe or miniscule the charges. DO NOT go into a courtroom without help, and Michael is the best kind of help to have. I can also attest that he himself answers his own phone no matter what time of day or night you call, he is a deeply caring family man, and a true professional that anyone should be proud to be associated with. He is a man I have not only done business with, but a man I am proud to call a close, personal friend.

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Being an innocent person yet investigated for a potential white collar crime was the most harrowing experience that ever happened in my life. Having spotless records in my personal and professional life, a potential criminal charge and a conviction with possible prison time would have devastating impacts on my career and family life. My family and I lived an extremely stressful life for over 6 months not knowing what could happen the next day as the outcome of the investigation.

After I found out that I was being investigated, I hired a local lawyer (not from Los Angeles area) who provided a decent service in keeping me abreast of the status of investigation. However as the investigation was being completed and the DA was getting closer in making decision whether and what charge to file, I was getting increasingly anxious since this lawyer only seemed to wait for the charge to be filed and did not make his priority to prevent the charge to be filed in the first place. By the act of God I found Michael's name through a Google search, at the last minute! (The DA was about to file a charge the week after I contacted Michael!) I was highly impressed by his background as a former DA and his track records of handling pre-filing representation. I immediately made a decision to replace my previous lawyer with Mike which turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life. In our first meeting Mike explicitly stated that his main objective was to have my case dropped since he believed me that I just made a stupid mistake and did not have any malicious intent. Of course legally he could not make an advanced guarantee of the final outcome, but his objective was very clear and reassuring to me, something I did not hear from other lawyers I had previously interviewed.

After Michael started representing me, I was still very worried of the outcome of my case since anything could still happen. Michael kept assuring and informing me about the progress of my case, which made me calmer. He responded to all my phone calls and emails promptly. He only asked me to trust him and allow him to do his work. After almost 2 months of work, Michael called me and my wife to his office to let us know of the final result: CASE REJECTED! We almost did not believe it when we heard it, but it was real! After over 6 months of nightmare, we got our normal life back!

If you are being investigated for a potential white collar crime, don't wait even a minute to call Mike.
He answers all calls himself, no secretary! As a former DA, Mike is very well connected and knows how the legal system works from the inside and the outside, and thus knows how to best approach your case and give you the best possible outcome before the charge is filed!

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★★★★★

Being an innocent person yet investigated for a potential white collar crime was the most harrowing experience that ever happened in my life. Having spotless records in my personal and professional life, a potential criminal charge and a conviction with possible prison time would have devastating impacts on my career and family life. My family and I lived an extremely stressful life for over 6 months not knowing what could happen the next day as the outcome of the investigation.

After I found out that I was being investigated, I hired a local lawyer (not from Los Angeles area) who provided a decent service in keeping me abreast of the status of investigation. However as the investigation was being completed and the DA was getting closer in making decision whether and what charge to file, I was getting increasingly anxious since this lawyer only seemed to wait for the charge to be filed and did not make his priority to prevent the charge to be filed in the first place. By the act of God I found Michael's name through a Google search, at the last minute! (The DA was about to file a charge the week after I contacted Michael!) I was highly impressed by his background as a former DA and his track records of handling pre-filing representation. I immediately made a decision to replace my previous lawyer with Mike which turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life. In our first meeting Mike explicitly stated that his main objective was to have my case dropped since he believed me that I just made a stupid mistake and did not have any malicious intent. Of course legally he could not make an advanced guarantee of the final outcome, but his objective was very clear and reassuring to me, something I did not hear from other lawyers I had previously interviewed.

After Michael started representing me, I was still very worried of the outcome of my case since anything could still happen. Michael kept assuring and informing me about the progress of my case, which made me calmer. He responded to all my phone calls and emails promptly. He only asked me to trust him and allow him to do his work. After almost 2 months of work, Michael called me and my wife to his office to let us know of the final result: CASE REJECTED! We almost did not believe it when we heard it, but it was real! After over 6 months of nightmare, we got our normal life back!

If you are being investigated for a potential white collar crime, don't wait even a minute to call Mike.
He answers all calls himself, no secretary! As a former DA, Mike is very well connected and knows how the legal system works from the inside and the outside, and thus knows how to best approach your case and give you the best possible outcome before the charge is filed!

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GOD BLESS YOU, MICHAEL KRAUT!!
Getting pulled over after a couple of glasses of wine and being slapped with a DUI for the first time ever was the most TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE in my entire life!! I was so scared, and although I didnt feel drunk, my BAC was over the legal limit, and at that moment I was just - SCREWED - in my mind. Nothing like this had ever happened to me, let alone GOING TO JAIL and being in a cell with other women who were prostitutes, armed robbers, Identity thieves you name it. No other experience had ever made me feel that low and full of shame. I was now a criminal. To add insult to injury, the cops treated me like I had just committed an act of terrorism and were LESS THAN NICE, to put it in short. Being someone with no prior criminal record - EVER, an educated person with a good heart and someone always willing to help others in need, it was a HUGE blow to my self worth to be treated like a common criminal, and I now faced the criminal charges of a DUI, so the nightmare continued beyond the jail part, and I knew I was in for months of more terror and stress.
I did a LOT of research on the internet and compared various lawyers Id found. They all seemed to have big promises, but what stood out for me was that Michael Kraut was Harvard Law educated, had AMAZING reviews (I spent a lot of time in awe reading what he had done for others and I was VERY impressed), and the best of all reasons I chose him (and I thank GOD I did!!!) was that he was actually a former D.A. prosecutor for DUI offenses! He has been on the other side of the system, and is EXTREMELY WELL CONNECTED. He knows the deputies, DMV officers, other attorneys I asked him about the man knows EVERYONE, and believe me, he knows how it ALL works -from BOTH sides. My favorite thing about Michael Kraut was that He ALWAYS answered his phone. Not some answering service, not an associate it was always HIM. I probably annoyed him in the beginning because although I didnt want to keep bothering him, I had a LOT of What ifs and Will Is. Michael is a very To-the-point, no-nonsense person. It wasnt only his way of alleviating my stress by reminding me to stay calm and not to over-think things (which I do), but he had confidence every time I talked to him or sent an email (which he ALWAYS promptly responds to, as well) that gave me the secure sense that he really had everything handled, so I stopped feeling the need to contact him. I didnt have to worry about being in court he does all of that, or going to my DMV hearings he does all of that, too. You just hire him. He jumps. He runs. He does it ALL.
The outcome of my case was certainly not one I expected: Less than a month after I hired him, he called me and asked if I was ready to hear some good news. I thought perhaps he might tell me my fine was being reduced, or something to that effect at BEST. He calmly told me my case had been DISMISSED!!! I think I was in disbelief and he must have felt my silence of disbelief, because he then calmly clarified that it was OVER and that my NIGHTMARE WAS FINISHED. My screams of joy and thanks probably broke the poor mans eardrum (Sorry, Mike!) and he then politely said he had to go attend to another issue. All I could manage to get out to him amidst my confusion, relief, questions and thank yous before he had to get off the phone was a huge GOD BLESS YOU!!! and I swear I could hear him smile over the phone as he said Oh, well thank you! and politely excused himself to end the call. Had I not hired Michael Kraut, I could have had more to lose than one ever wants to even think about: My job, a TON of my time, a lot of money in fines, higher insurance rates, my clean record, not to mention my dignity. He really was a Godsend to me and I still want to pick up the phone sometimes and just keep thanking him (and yes, he would answer, but he is a BUSY man and Ill leave him alone ). Ill say it once again anyway: THANK YOU, MICHAEL!!

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GOD BLESS YOU, MICHAEL KRAUT!!
Getting pulled over after a couple of glasses of wine and being slapped with a DUI for the first time ever was the most TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE in my entire life!! I was so scared, and although I didnt feel drunk, my BAC was over the legal limit, and at that moment I was just - SCREWED - in my mind. Nothing like this had ever happened to me, let alone GOING TO JAIL and being in a cell with other women who were prostitutes, armed robbers, Identity thieves you name it. No other experience had ever made me feel that low and full of shame. I was now a criminal. To add insult to injury, the cops treated me like I had just committed an act of terrorism and were LESS THAN NICE, to put it in short. Being someone with no prior criminal record - EVER, an educated person with a good heart and someone always willing to help others in need, it was a HUGE blow to my self worth to be treated like a common criminal, and I now faced the criminal charges of a DUI, so the nightmare continued beyond the jail part, and I knew I was in for months of more terror and stress.
I did a LOT of research on the internet and compared various lawyers Id found. They all seemed to have big promises, but what stood out for me was that Michael Kraut was Harvard Law educated, had AMAZING reviews (I spent a lot of time in awe reading what he had done for others and I was VERY impressed), and the best of all reasons I chose him (and I thank GOD I did!!!) was that he was actually a former D.A. prosecutor for DUI offenses! He has been on the other side of the system, and is EXTREMELY WELL CONNECTED. He knows the deputies, DMV officers, other attorneys I asked him about the man knows EVERYONE, and believe me, he knows how it ALL works -from BOTH sides. My favorite thing about Michael Kraut was that He ALWAYS answered his phone. Not some answering service, not an associate it was always HIM. I probably annoyed him in the beginning because although I didnt want to keep bothering him, I had a LOT of What ifs and Will Is. Michael is a very To-the-point, no-nonsense person. It wasnt only his way of alleviating my stress by reminding me to stay calm and not to over-think things (which I do), but he had confidence every time I talked to him or sent an email (which he ALWAYS promptly responds to, as well) that gave me the secure sense that he really had everything handled, so I stopped feeling the need to contact him. I didnt have to worry about being in court he does all of that, or going to my DMV hearings he does all of that, too. You just hire him. He jumps. He runs. He does it ALL.
The outcome of my case was certainly not one I expected: Less than a month after I hired him, he called me and asked if I was ready to hear some good news. I thought perhaps he might tell me my fine was being reduced, or something to that effect at BEST. He calmly told me my case had been DISMISSED!!! I think I was in disbelief and he must have felt my silence of disbelief, because he then calmly clarified that it was OVER and that my NIGHTMARE WAS FINISHED. My screams of joy and thanks probably broke the poor mans eardrum (Sorry, Mike!) and he then politely said he had to go attend to another issue. All I could manage to get out to him amidst my confusion, relief, questions and thank yous before he had to get off the phone was a huge GOD BLESS YOU!!! and I swear I could hear him smile over the phone as he said Oh, well thank you! and politely excused himself to end the call. Had I not hired Michael Kraut, I could have had more to lose than one ever wants to even think about: My job, a TON of my time, a lot of money in fines, higher insurance rates, my clean record, not to mention my dignity. He really was a Godsend to me and I still want to pick up the phone sometimes and just keep thanking him (and yes, he would answer, but he is a BUSY man and Ill leave him alone ). Ill say it once again anyway: THANK YOU, MICHAEL!!

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I was accused of a DUI in the city of Glendale in 2011. Naturally I was stressing about finding a good attorney that was actually out to help me and not just looking for a paycheck. I began looking through reviews and found Mike Kraut, a great attorney with years of experience, who was also the ex-DA in Glendale, and a Harvard graduate, seemed well equipped to help me out. I called the office and was able to talk to Mike right away, schedule an appointment rather quickly, and just like that it was in his hands. I called Mike on July 4 and he answered my call, what other attorney is going to help on a holiday?

He was able to help my case tremendously while also guiding me through all of the DMV's hoops. Any questions I had, any paperwork I needed, Mike was able to help without hesitation. He actually cared about my case and was easy to talk to, both qualities are greatly appreciated in such a high stress time in my life! A standup gentleman with the experience and knowledge to get the job done, I would recommend Mike Kraut to anyone.

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I was accused of a DUI in the city of Glendale in 2011. Naturally I was stressing about finding a good attorney that was actually out to help me and not just looking for a paycheck. I began looking through reviews and found Mike Kraut, a great attorney with years of experience, who was also the ex-DA in Glendale, and a Harvard graduate, seemed well equipped to help me out. I called the office and was able to talk to Mike right away, schedule an appointment rather quickly, and just like that it was in his hands. I called Mike on July 4 and he answered my call, what other attorney is going to help on a holiday?

He was able to help my case tremendously while also guiding me through all of the DMV's hoops. Any questions I had, any paperwork I needed, Mike was able to help without hesitation. He actually cared about my case and was easy to talk to, both qualities are greatly appreciated in such a high stress time in my life! A standup gentleman with the experience and knowledge to get the job done, I would recommend Mike Kraut to anyone.

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Early this year, I was arrested unexpectedly for a misdemeanor DUI. I only had a few drinks, and did not think much of it, as I drove home. I was pulled over for tinted windows, by CHP in Rowland Heights. The officer decided to give me a field sobriety test since it was Saturday night. I passed everything, and submitted to the chemical test. I was then taken into custody soon after. I was in complete shock and disbelief. Nothing like this has ever happened to me. As I sat in the cell, I contemplated what my future would be, considering that I am a medical professional. I knew I needed professional help right away.
The moment I was released I found Michael Kraut. I scheduled an appointment to meet with him, and he immediately saw my anguish, pain, and suffering. He understood immediately what was in jeopardy, and told me he would do everything in his power to help me. He kept reassuring me with his kind demeanor and sensitivity. Once I started googling him, and read other reviews from his past clients, my mind was put to ease. I knew he was the one that could help me out of this jam, and save my professional and personal life.
Michael was always available. Always there to listen, regardless how busy he was. The time that he spent with me, he was dedicated, and solely there for my needs. He would always put aside extra time for me, when I would walk into his office in tears.

I knew we were moving in the right direction when he told me to go and pick up a new drivers license--because we had won the DMV hearing. Soon after in a meeting with Michael he surprised me--with what I was dying to hear --charges had been dropped!!!
I couldn't believe it! He was truly an angel sent from above.

Trust me, I learned my lesson, and I vowed never to even have a sip and get behind the wheel. Michael taught me a life lesson, and I will be forever grateful.

Please learn from me. Everyone makes mistakes. I get that. But if you find yourself in a life jam, Michael is the man you want by your side. His professionalism, fighting spirit, kind heart, and of course, HARVARD LAW EDUCATION, has made him a game changer!! --Dan M.

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Early this year, I was arrested unexpectedly for a misdemeanor DUI. I only had a few drinks, and did not think much of it, as I drove home. I was pulled over for tinted windows, by CHP in Rowland Heights. The officer decided to give me a field sobriety test since it was Saturday night. I passed everything, and submitted to the chemical test. I was then taken into custody soon after. I was in complete shock and disbelief. Nothing like this has ever happened to me. As I sat in the cell, I contemplated what my future would be, considering that I am a medical professional. I knew I needed professional help right away.
The moment I was released I found Michael Kraut. I scheduled an appointment to meet with him, and he immediately saw my anguish, pain, and suffering. He understood immediately what was in jeopardy, and told me he would do everything in his power to help me. He kept reassuring me with his kind demeanor and sensitivity. Once I started googling him, and read other reviews from his past clients, my mind was put to ease. I knew he was the one that could help me out of this jam, and save my professional and personal life.
Michael was always available. Always there to listen, regardless how busy he was. The time that he spent with me, he was dedicated, and solely there for my needs. He would always put aside extra time for me, when I would walk into his office in tears.

I knew we were moving in the right direction when he told me to go and pick up a new drivers license--because we had won the DMV hearing. Soon after in a meeting with Michael he surprised me--with what I was dying to hear --charges had been dropped!!!
I couldn't believe it! He was truly an angel sent from above.

Trust me, I learned my lesson, and I vowed never to even have a sip and get behind the wheel. Michael taught me a life lesson, and I will be forever grateful.

Please learn from me. Everyone makes mistakes. I get that. But if you find yourself in a life jam, Michael is the man you want by your side. His professionalism, fighting spirit, kind heart, and of course, HARVARD LAW EDUCATION, has made him a game changer!! --Dan M.

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In 2012 I was charged with two counts of assault with deadly weapon charges one count of domestic violence and one count of attempted murder by Van Nuys Da's Office my bail as $1,100.000 due to 3rd strike allegations by the Da's office I was depressed and sitting in a maximum security jail in downtown Mens Central Jail with no hope. Due to the seriousness of the charges against me I contacted a different attorney from jail who initially took my case after a week went by and I appeared Van Nuys court I was still sitting in custody and the Judge didn't lower my bail because of flight risk. I then contacted Kraut Law Group and spoke with Michael Kraut I heard his the best in L.A. initially I was skeptical and as everyone knows lawyers never come through what they promise at the end they just want to take your money and make you plead guilty and save their reputation front of Da's and Judges. Mr. Kraut appeared in court first appearance and got my bail reduced to $250,000.00 and got me released same day on a bond I didn't believe saw my case and immediately understood what was going on and my ex wife had tried to gain custody of my children since I had 100% custody and tried to get advantage in family court. The District attorneys office was fighting very hard and in fact but end of the Mr. Kraut brought everything in to light to the Da's office and the Judge not once he cared about what the Da's office thought of him or his reputation and future relationship with the Da's office before me! I appeared maybe 7 times in court and my lawyer Mr. Kraut got the whole thing dismissed on April 2nd 2013. Thanks to him now I can go on in my life.!!!!!

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In 2012 I was charged with two counts of assault with deadly weapon charges one count of domestic violence and one count of attempted murder by Van Nuys Da's Office my bail as $1,100.000 due to 3rd strike allegations by the Da's office I was depressed and sitting in a maximum security jail in downtown Mens Central Jail with no hope. Due to the seriousness of the charges against me I contacted a different attorney from jail who initially took my case after a week went by and I appeared Van Nuys court I was still sitting in custody and the Judge didn't lower my bail because of flight risk. I then contacted Kraut Law Group and spoke with Michael Kraut I heard his the best in L.A. initially I was skeptical and as everyone knows lawyers never come through what they promise at the end they just want to take your money and make you plead guilty and save their reputation front of Da's and Judges. Mr. Kraut appeared in court first appearance and got my bail reduced to $250,000.00 and got me released same day on a bond I didn't believe saw my case and immediately understood what was going on and my ex wife had tried to gain custody of my children since I had 100% custody and tried to get advantage in family court. The District attorneys office was fighting very hard and in fact but end of the Mr. Kraut brought everything in to light to the Da's office and the Judge not once he cared about what the Da's office thought of him or his reputation and future relationship with the Da's office before me! I appeared maybe 7 times in court and my lawyer Mr. Kraut got the whole thing dismissed on April 2nd 2013. Thanks to him now I can go on in my life.!!!!!

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Worried was an understatement; I had never been in trouble before and was looking at a Felony DUI with Injury in Los Angeles County. With a felony on my record, my dreams of entering into the medical field would have flown right out the window. All my money, schooling, and preparation would have been for nothing. Originally, I had gotten a lawyer right across from the courthouse thinking it would be beneficial for me. In my eyes, a lawyer that close to the courthouse would be familiar with the DA or judges and would probably be able to work out a deal. Fast forward a year after my initial arrest and I was still showing up to court dates and no progress was being made. I was still facing a felony charge and the DA wanted me to serve a year in jail! My calls to his office were not returned in a timely fashion and he never asked me to provide anything that might help my case. After the initial proceedings and a hefty chunk of change, my original lawyer sent me a letter in the mail asking for an additional outrageous sum to continue fighting my case. That was it, I was fed up!! Thats when I found Kraut. After reading his reviews online, I set up a meeting with him. What a difference! Kraut was straightforward with me and to the point. He directed me to do things and provide documents and other items that would show the type of person I really was. A good person who made a mistake, not a common criminal. Kraut never sugar coated anything, was always brutally honest and never made promises if he knew he couldn't guarantee them. Instead, he worked hard and miraculously got my sentence reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor! I am so grateful for his hard work and am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case! Thank you Kraut!!!!

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Worried was an understatement; I had never been in trouble before and was looking at a Felony DUI with Injury in Los Angeles County. With a felony on my record, my dreams of entering into the medical field would have flown right out the window. All my money, schooling, and preparation would have been for nothing. Originally, I had gotten a lawyer right across from the courthouse thinking it would be beneficial for me. In my eyes, a lawyer that close to the courthouse would be familiar with the DA or judges and would probably be able to work out a deal. Fast forward a year after my initial arrest and I was still showing up to court dates and no progress was being made. I was still facing a felony charge and the DA wanted me to serve a year in jail! My calls to his office were not returned in a timely fashion and he never asked me to provide anything that might help my case. After the initial proceedings and a hefty chunk of change, my original lawyer sent me a letter in the mail asking for an additional outrageous sum to continue fighting my case. That was it, I was fed up!! Thats when I found Kraut. After reading his reviews online, I set up a meeting with him. What a difference! Kraut was straightforward with me and to the point. He directed me to do things and provide documents and other items that would show the type of person I really was. A good person who made a mistake, not a common criminal. Kraut never sugar coated anything, was always brutally honest and never made promises if he knew he couldn't guarantee them. Instead, he worked hard and miraculously got my sentence reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor! I am so grateful for his hard work and am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case! Thank you Kraut!!!!

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I wish I could give Michael 6 stars but there are only 5 available.

When I first walked into Michael's office, I was confident that I would not need to hire him -- I thought I could handle my restraining order defense case on my own. After meeting Michael, and hearing his thoughts on my situation, I immediately realized that I was dealing with a professional. With minimal effort on my part, Michael got me off. He is an intellectual and strategic thinker who saved my reputation.

If, heaven forbid, I should find myself in trouble again, I will call Michael even before I call my wife. You will be in good hands with him.

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I wish I could give Michael 6 stars but there are only 5 available.

When I first walked into Michael's office, I was confident that I would not need to hire him -- I thought I could handle my restraining order defense case on my own. After meeting Michael, and hearing his thoughts on my situation, I immediately realized that I was dealing with a professional. With minimal effort on my part, Michael got me off. He is an intellectual and strategic thinker who saved my reputation.

If, heaven forbid, I should find myself in trouble again, I will call Michael even before I call my wife. You will be in good hands with him.

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Let Go and Let Kraut. A 3rd DUI and .23 alcohol content? I was terrified. I was pulled over on Hollywood Boulevard for Excessive Honking of the Horn. I had actually never honked my horn and had told the 2 motorcycle cops just that. They could care less. I was arrested and taken to the station and released an hr later for DUI. Immediately I hired an attorney that I had worked with before and thought how could one lawyer be different from the rest. WOAH! Well turns out in CA, previous DUIs, even from a different state can be tacked on to your existing one if they are within a 10 yr time frame. Any other lawyer would of plea bargained and got me out of there before they had time to research my past. One of the DUIs was from 9 yrs and 10 months ago. I missed the cut off by 2 months. So my lawyer put my case on the back burner , delayed the initial hearings and gave the prosecution time to find out everything. Immediately after he told me I was facing a 3rd time DUI and mandatory minimum of 120 days in jail, I fired him. On to Attorney 2. and I quote "Big Shot(well he thought he was) Beverly Hills DUI Miracle Worker". Made things even worse and pissed off the prosecution so much that they weren't even willing to plea bargain anything, No House Arrest, No Gigantic Fine, Nothing. Fired Him. FYI, you don't get refunds from attorneys. So now this is 8-9 months after my initial arrest. I have no attorney, facing jail time along with a million other punishments, no direction and no hope. If convicted I would lose my company, clients and who knows what else. After all the referrals from colleagues, friends etc. I found Michael Kraut on the internet. I called and he personally answered the phone , which threw me off and immediately I go into a 300 word a minute ramble about everything that has happened. He tells me to "Calm Down" and come in the following day. "Wait, Does he not understand Im facing Jail Time and whats at stake here"? I go into meet Mr. Kraut and he is stern, honest and to the point. In this situation you don't want someone to cuddle you and tell you its gonna be okay. Mr. Kraut is the guy that is gonna know every angle of your case in a day and tell you what to expect to the best of his knowledge. He will prepare you and be honest with you which is the best situation you want to be in, rather than have false hope. The cops had lied initially about me honking the horn. He got the cops on the stand and got the officers totally contradicting their stories. locations, which direction i was heading, duration of the so called "excessive honking" everything. The next day the prosecutor offered a deal which was a better situation then if i had been found guilty in a trial but I declined and went for a dismissal. After the defense testimony and the police officers screwing up their stories, my 3 passengers testifying honestly and saying that there was no honking going on, the judge dismissed the case. There has been few times in my life when I have had complete joy and sense of God giving me another chance and Mr Kraut provided that. If you want an attorney that will tell you how great he is and what he can do for you then go to the yellow pages outside the jail. If you want an attorney to be straight forward with you, prepare you and get you the best possible outcome then definitely hire Mr. Kraut. I owe him a lot and still stop by his office to say thanks and bug him even after the 300 phone calls a day i gave him during this scary period of my life. You have to put your trust in him. He is well connected and was with the DA's office for 14 years. Believe me you want somebody that knows there way around this crazy scary legal system. Thanks again Mr Kraut. Also the bailiff that day smiled as I was walking out as to be in disbelief. 50 other attorneys could not believe that Mr. Kraut could get a .23 3rd time DUI thrown out no matter what the facts.

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★★★★★

Let Go and Let Kraut. A 3rd DUI and .23 alcohol content? I was terrified. I was pulled over on Hollywood Boulevard for Excessive Honking of the Horn. I had actually never honked my horn and had told the 2 motorcycle cops just that. They could care less. I was arrested and taken to the station and released an hr later for DUI. Immediately I hired an attorney that I had worked with before and thought how could one lawyer be different from the rest. WOAH! Well turns out in CA, previous DUIs, even from a different state can be tacked on to your existing one if they are within a 10 yr time frame. Any other lawyer would of plea bargained and got me out of there before they had time to research my past. One of the DUIs was from 9 yrs and 10 months ago. I missed the cut off by 2 months. So my lawyer put my case on the back burner , delayed the initial hearings and gave the prosecution time to find out everything. Immediately after he told me I was facing a 3rd time DUI and mandatory minimum of 120 days in jail, I fired him. On to Attorney 2. and I quote "Big Shot(well he thought he was) Beverly Hills DUI Miracle Worker". Made things even worse and pissed off the prosecution so much that they weren't even willing to plea bargain anything, No House Arrest, No Gigantic Fine, Nothing. Fired Him. FYI, you don't get refunds from attorneys. So now this is 8-9 months after my initial arrest. I have no attorney, facing jail time along with a million other punishments, no direction and no hope. If convicted I would lose my company, clients and who knows what else. After all the referrals from colleagues, friends etc. I found Michael Kraut on the internet. I called and he personally answered the phone , which threw me off and immediately I go into a 300 word a minute ramble about everything that has happened. He tells me to "Calm Down" and come in the following day. "Wait, Does he not understand Im facing Jail Time and whats at stake here"? I go into meet Mr. Kraut and he is stern, honest and to the point. In this situation you don't want someone to cuddle you and tell you its gonna be okay. Mr. Kraut is the guy that is gonna know every angle of your case in a day and tell you what to expect to the best of his knowledge. He will prepare you and be honest with you which is the best situation you want to be in, rather than have false hope. The cops had lied initially about me honking the horn. He got the cops on the stand and got the officers totally contradicting their stories. locations, which direction i was heading, duration of the so called "excessive honking" everything. The next day the prosecutor offered a deal which was a better situation then if i had been found guilty in a trial but I declined and went for a dismissal. After the defense testimony and the police officers screwing up their stories, my 3 passengers testifying honestly and saying that there was no honking going on, the judge dismissed the case. There has been few times in my life when I have had complete joy and sense of God giving me another chance and Mr Kraut provided that. If you want an attorney that will tell you how great he is and what he can do for you then go to the yellow pages outside the jail. If you want an attorney to be straight forward with you, prepare you and get you the best possible outcome then definitely hire Mr. Kraut. I owe him a lot and still stop by his office to say thanks and bug him even after the 300 phone calls a day i gave him during this scary period of my life. You have to put your trust in him. He is well connected and was with the DA's office for 14 years. Believe me you want somebody that knows there way around this crazy scary legal system. Thanks again Mr Kraut. Also the bailiff that day smiled as I was walking out as to be in disbelief. 50 other attorneys could not believe that Mr. Kraut could get a .23 3rd time DUI thrown out no matter what the facts.

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I went to Michael Kraut this year after being a victim of an elaborate psychic scam in West Hollywood, CA. I was completely devastated and vulnerable. My world had been turned upside down, I was emotionally shaken and hundreds of thousands of dollars had been stolen from me. With this type of crime in today??s society there is not much attention paid. The police are hesitant to respond. The perpetrator knows that the victim does not have a leg to stand on. It is a grey area in terms of the ??type? of crime that psychics and gypsy??s can be charged with. Most believe that if you go to these people you are on your own as far as the spiritual faith you place in their hands or the money you spend for their ??services.? In my case I was manipulated emotionally and tormented as well as threatened of the well being of my life. Feeling lost and concerned I had put my trust in someone that expressed her ability to help me through what was a very painful time. They took advantage of my desperation and preyed upon my emotional and mental fragility. In the end, the money that she had committed to by written agreement that was to be placed back in my hands, was stolen away! Emotionally distraught, my credit destroyed and thousands of dollars in debt I called Michael Kraut for direction and help. He took on my case without doubt that this was a crime and was aggressive about making sure that justice was served. He was diligent and determined and completely experienced and knowledgeable of every angle we needed to cover. He has long standing relationships with the police force, DA, other lawyers and criminal court judges which helped us push through my case. He is highly respected and truly loves his work! I can??t imagine a better lawyer or person to have on my side. He has helped me beyond belief and stood by me through any and every obstacle of this case. He has been able to challenge the system so my case is now recognized and reported as a ??Grand Theft.?
We continue to fight and I have absolute faith that Mike will blaze a trail for myself and future cases of this kind, so that others will feel comfortable coming forward and in hopes that psychic/gypsy scams will begin to be recognized as fraud schemes under the criminal law. He is not just a great lawyer, Mike is a FANTASTIC lawyer that believes in his clients and doing every thing he can to get them to the other side! I would highly recommend Michael Kraut and cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me. I have my life back!

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★★★★★

I went to Michael Kraut this year after being a victim of an elaborate psychic scam in West Hollywood, CA. I was completely devastated and vulnerable. My world had been turned upside down, I was emotionally shaken and hundreds of thousands of dollars had been stolen from me. With this type of crime in today??s society there is not much attention paid. The police are hesitant to respond. The perpetrator knows that the victim does not have a leg to stand on. It is a grey area in terms of the ??type? of crime that psychics and gypsy??s can be charged with. Most believe that if you go to these people you are on your own as far as the spiritual faith you place in their hands or the money you spend for their ??services.? In my case I was manipulated emotionally and tormented as well as threatened of the well being of my life. Feeling lost and concerned I had put my trust in someone that expressed her ability to help me through what was a very painful time. They took advantage of my desperation and preyed upon my emotional and mental fragility. In the end, the money that she had committed to by written agreement that was to be placed back in my hands, was stolen away! Emotionally distraught, my credit destroyed and thousands of dollars in debt I called Michael Kraut for direction and help. He took on my case without doubt that this was a crime and was aggressive about making sure that justice was served. He was diligent and determined and completely experienced and knowledgeable of every angle we needed to cover. He has long standing relationships with the police force, DA, other lawyers and criminal court judges which helped us push through my case. He is highly respected and truly loves his work! I can??t imagine a better lawyer or person to have on my side. He has helped me beyond belief and stood by me through any and every obstacle of this case. He has been able to challenge the system so my case is now recognized and reported as a ??Grand Theft.?
We continue to fight and I have absolute faith that Mike will blaze a trail for myself and future cases of this kind, so that others will feel comfortable coming forward and in hopes that psychic/gypsy scams will begin to be recognized as fraud schemes under the criminal law. He is not just a great lawyer, Mike is a FANTASTIC lawyer that believes in his clients and doing every thing he can to get them to the other side! I would highly recommend Michael Kraut and cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me. I have my life back!

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I was recently arrested for the first time in my life. Not knowing what to do or who to trust, I'd hired the first lawyer that I found online and he was doing nothing for me. In fact, I found out that he incriminated me and refused to work with the police investigator on my case.

I quickly realized that I needed to get my act together and find a new lawyer. Determined to rigorously vet my potential replacement attorney, I visited Avvo.com and met with eight different high quality firms, many of which seemed very competent and determined to help me.

However, Michael Kraut was the only one who seemed willing to go above and beyond. He told me to follow my instincts and hire the right lawyer for me. Well I did just that, hired him, and am so glad that I did.

He was attentive and in control from the get go. He is a straight shooter, kept me up to date and personally answered my phone calls and emails.

He was the best lawyer I could have asked for and got seven of my eight charges dropped. I faced serious life-long repercussions and, with Michael's help, ended up just having to serve 20 days of community service and one year of therapy. I truly believe that Michael was the only person who could have gotten this fantastic plea deal for me.

Michael Kraut has integrity, grit, and a love for his job that is extremely rare. He is well respected and he shows others respect.

Thank you Michael! I will never forget this!

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★★★★★

I was recently arrested for the first time in my life. Not knowing what to do or who to trust, I'd hired the first lawyer that I found online and he was doing nothing for me. In fact, I found out that he incriminated me and refused to work with the police investigator on my case.

I quickly realized that I needed to get my act together and find a new lawyer. Determined to rigorously vet my potential replacement attorney, I visited Avvo.com and met with eight different high quality firms, many of which seemed very competent and determined to help me.

However, Michael Kraut was the only one who seemed willing to go above and beyond. He told me to follow my instincts and hire the right lawyer for me. Well I did just that, hired him, and am so glad that I did.

He was attentive and in control from the get go. He is a straight shooter, kept me up to date and personally answered my phone calls and emails.

He was the best lawyer I could have asked for and got seven of my eight charges dropped. I faced serious life-long repercussions and, with Michael's help, ended up just having to serve 20 days of community service and one year of therapy. I truly believe that Michael was the only person who could have gotten this fantastic plea deal for me.

Michael Kraut has integrity, grit, and a love for his job that is extremely rare. He is well respected and he shows others respect.

Thank you Michael! I will never forget this!

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How do you place a review of someone that literally saved your life and your family??s life?

I met Mr. Mike Kraut in April of 2012. I researched approximately 10 attorneys before hiring Mike. It was important to me to have a former District Attorney represent me, I felt that he would know the process better, he would know people, and he would be trusted inside the District Attorney??s Office as an honest and straight forward attorney. And as it turns out I was absolutely right, he knew everyone, and they all respected him. That was so important. I actually witnessed this, not heresay; I personally saw his relationships go to work for me.

A criminal investigation was initiated against me by The Los Angeles District Attorneys Office for conversion of funds, misappropriation of funds and several other alleged charges, these potential charges could have led to multiple felony counts against me. Due to the nature of these charges and them being considered by the District Attorney??s office as financial crimes, white collar crime, I felt that only a former District Attorney would be effective for me.

To say that I was scared to death would be an understatement, could not sleep, could not rest, this situation consumed my entire life for months. I would literally go off the deep end from time to time. I have a 4 year old son and at the time also had a 3 week old baby at home, the stress was UNREAL, but Mr. Kraut was always there for me, always able to put things back in prospective for me. That??s another thing, Mike Kraut himself answers his phone, every time, not once through this 5 month process did he not personally answer his phone and take my call, EVERY CALL.

I hired Mr. Kraut and he immediately contacted the DA??s office on my behalf and started arranging meetings and started relaying my side of the story to them, the way a former prosecutor would do. When you know the process and how it works, like he does, you would know how to relay the proper information. Mr. Kraut really got to know me, know my family, not just by my case, but took time to know me personally and know what I was about, versus just believing the horrendous allegations that were alleged against me. He cares, he cares about me, he cares about the outcome and he cares about his reputation.

From the very beginning after our first meeting he told me not to worry. Mike Kraut actually took care of it. When Mike Kraut tells you not to worry, honestly don??t worry, he is the type of Attorney that would tell you to worry if you needed to.

In closing, this man saved my life. It was a ??White Collar? crime, financial crime, he took the bull by the horns from the very first day, just last week Mr. Kraut, myself and my wife had our final meeting, he had received a decision from the District Attorney??s Office, after a five month investigation no charges will be filed against me, the matter is closed and I am free of so much stress and can move forward with my future plans and enjoy my life and family. There was a time during this process that I would have bet MY SOUL that this would never be dismissed, I was CONVINCED, 100% that I was going to State Prison, Prison, that what I thought. In comes Mike Kraut, no charges, goodbye, have a great day, you are free to go. MIKE, UNREAL!!!!

Please listen carefully, if you are in trouble, if you have a criminal issue, stop looking for an Attorney. Just Stop. Call Mike Kraut and he will take care of your matter. I promise you, I do not usually post reviews. I assure you, every word written above is the gospel truth, and this man is all that I say he is. He is awesome, honest, tentative, respected, diligent, caring and just an overall winner. I love Mike Kraut, I will have his number in my phone for the rest of my life. He is no longer my Attorney because he resolved all my matters, but he is something more to me, he is my friend. Thank you Mike Kraut I have no words that will ever justify how I feel about you, but thank you Mike, I owe you my life and I will forever be indebted to you.

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★★★★★

How do you place a review of someone that literally saved your life and your family??s life?

I met Mr. Mike Kraut in April of 2012. I researched approximately 10 attorneys before hiring Mike. It was important to me to have a former District Attorney represent me, I felt that he would know the process better, he would know people, and he would be trusted inside the District Attorney??s Office as an honest and straight forward attorney. And as it turns out I was absolutely right, he knew everyone, and they all respected him. That was so important. I actually witnessed this, not heresay; I personally saw his relationships go to work for me.

A criminal investigation was initiated against me by The Los Angeles District Attorneys Office for conversion of funds, misappropriation of funds and several other alleged charges, these potential charges could have led to multiple felony counts against me. Due to the nature of these charges and them being considered by the District Attorney??s office as financial crimes, white collar crime, I felt that only a former District Attorney would be effective for me.

To say that I was scared to death would be an understatement, could not sleep, could not rest, this situation consumed my entire life for months. I would literally go off the deep end from time to time. I have a 4 year old son and at the time also had a 3 week old baby at home, the stress was UNREAL, but Mr. Kraut was always there for me, always able to put things back in prospective for me. That??s another thing, Mike Kraut himself answers his phone, every time, not once through this 5 month process did he not personally answer his phone and take my call, EVERY CALL.

I hired Mr. Kraut and he immediately contacted the DA??s office on my behalf and started arranging meetings and started relaying my side of the story to them, the way a former prosecutor would do. When you know the process and how it works, like he does, you would know how to relay the proper information. Mr. Kraut really got to know me, know my family, not just by my case, but took time to know me personally and know what I was about, versus just believing the horrendous allegations that were alleged against me. He cares, he cares about me, he cares about the outcome and he cares about his reputation.

From the very beginning after our first meeting he told me not to worry. Mike Kraut actually took care of it. When Mike Kraut tells you not to worry, honestly don??t worry, he is the type of Attorney that would tell you to worry if you needed to.

In closing, this man saved my life. It was a ??White Collar? crime, financial crime, he took the bull by the horns from the very first day, just last week Mr. Kraut, myself and my wife had our final meeting, he had received a decision from the District Attorney??s Office, after a five month investigation no charges will be filed against me, the matter is closed and I am free of so much stress and can move forward with my future plans and enjoy my life and family. There was a time during this process that I would have bet MY SOUL that this would never be dismissed, I was CONVINCED, 100% that I was going to State Prison, Prison, that what I thought. In comes Mike Kraut, no charges, goodbye, have a great day, you are free to go. MIKE, UNREAL!!!!

Please listen carefully, if you are in trouble, if you have a criminal issue, stop looking for an Attorney. Just Stop. Call Mike Kraut and he will take care of your matter. I promise you, I do not usually post reviews. I assure you, every word written above is the gospel truth, and this man is all that I say he is. He is awesome, honest, tentative, respected, diligent, caring and just an overall winner. I love Mike Kraut, I will have his number in my phone for the rest of my life. He is no longer my Attorney because he resolved all my matters, but he is something more to me, he is my friend. Thank you Mike Kraut I have no words that will ever justify how I feel about you, but thank you Mike, I owe you my life and I will forever be indebted to you.

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On June 23, 2011, after side-swiping a parked SUV and leveling a stop sign, i was arrested and booked into the WONDERFUL Beverly Hills Jail (no joke- was comparable to a recent stay at the Beverly Hilton) on suspicion of DUI?for the second time. This would have been my second DUI charge, resulting in a large fine, 9 months of DUI class, community service, and possible jail time, had i not been blessed with meeting Attorney Michael Kraut. After my first and ONLY DUI (thanks to Michael), i realized i had a drinking problem and sought help. After a few months of being sober and an active AA member, i was accused of being under the influence of prescription meds while driving (Still a DUI), as they "found" my prescription bottles hidden on the cushion of passenger seat ;). I have since tapered off ALL my medications. As you can imagine, after working so very hard to get and maintain sobriety, and be booked for taking medications prescribed to me for anxiety, i was furious and very scared. After a quick online search, really good reviews, and a more than proficient understanding of DUI charges, i met Michael Kraut. He's a straight shooter. He will tell you the facts, inform you of all possibilities, but also assure you that he will make things better. AND BOY, CAN HE!!! As i and Mr. Kraut felt the charges were not valid, and should not be treated as a second offense, he stood by me for a YEAR! I didn't have to show up to court until the last day, but would get phone call updates on a regular basis, letting me know what he was working on and what they were trying. In the end, i ended up with a "Dry Wreckless Driving" charge, a 3 month driving school (Half the time of a first DUI charge), no com. service, and no jail time. If i had to do it again (please, oh please, never, ever,ever?did i say ever? EVER again) i would choose Michael. Thank you, sir!

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On June 23, 2011, after side-swiping a parked SUV and leveling a stop sign, i was arrested and booked into the WONDERFUL Beverly Hills Jail (no joke- was comparable to a recent stay at the Beverly Hilton) on suspicion of DUI?for the second time. This would have been my second DUI charge, resulting in a large fine, 9 months of DUI class, community service, and possible jail time, had i not been blessed with meeting Attorney Michael Kraut. After my first and ONLY DUI (thanks to Michael), i realized i had a drinking problem and sought help. After a few months of being sober and an active AA member, i was accused of being under the influence of prescription meds while driving (Still a DUI), as they "found" my prescription bottles hidden on the cushion of passenger seat ;). I have since tapered off ALL my medications. As you can imagine, after working so very hard to get and maintain sobriety, and be booked for taking medications prescribed to me for anxiety, i was furious and very scared. After a quick online search, really good reviews, and a more than proficient understanding of DUI charges, i met Michael Kraut. He's a straight shooter. He will tell you the facts, inform you of all possibilities, but also assure you that he will make things better. AND BOY, CAN HE!!! As i and Mr. Kraut felt the charges were not valid, and should not be treated as a second offense, he stood by me for a YEAR! I didn't have to show up to court until the last day, but would get phone call updates on a regular basis, letting me know what he was working on and what they were trying. In the end, i ended up with a "Dry Wreckless Driving" charge, a 3 month driving school (Half the time of a first DUI charge), no com. service, and no jail time. If i had to do it again (please, oh please, never, ever,ever?did i say ever? EVER again) i would choose Michael. Thank you, sir!

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As a physician it was so painful to be charged with DUI. My professional life was in danger. After spending a night in the jail I was hopeless and helpless. Michael Kraut, is the man of his words. He said he is very honest and he was. He said he could help me and he did. He is as competent and efficient as he says. He made the impossible happen and rejected all the charges before the court day, as if it never happened. When I re-applied for my driver license, I realized that DMV never got informed; they had no idea why I do not have my driver license. Medical Board also never got informed. I learned my lesson and I am back on my feet. Michael you are great and I owe you the rest of my professional life.

5
★★★★★

As a physician it was so painful to be charged with DUI. My professional life was in danger. After spending a night in the jail I was hopeless and helpless. Michael Kraut, is the man of his words. He said he is very honest and he was. He said he could help me and he did. He is as competent and efficient as he says. He made the impossible happen and rejected all the charges before the court day, as if it never happened. When I re-applied for my driver license, I realized that DMV never got informed; they had no idea why I do not have my driver license. Medical Board also never got informed. I learned my lesson and I am back on my feet. Michael you are great and I owe you the rest of my professional life.

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In late 2010 my life was completely changed in one horrible instant. One night, while driving home, I was involved in a fatal car accident. I had been drinking earlier that night so when the police gave me a sobriety test, I blew over the limit. I was arrested and spent the night in a holding cell at the local police station. For a person who had never been arrested before, that was pretty rough. At the time, I was unaware of the condition of the other driver, so as far as I knew, I would be charged with a DUI and that would be the end of it.
The next morning some detectives questioned me and I was informed that the other driver had died. I remember feeling sick and absolutely devastated. It felt like a nightmare that I couldn??t wake up from. I spent the next day in LA County Jail with $100,000 bail and the charge of ??gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated? filed against me. In the days/weeks after my release I felt totally hopeless and helpless. I asked everyone I knew what to do as far as legal defense. Those who worked in legal circles warned me not to go with a public defender, especially considering the severity of my charges.
So my wife and I started looking for a criminal defense attorney. We met with several, and let me tell you, the process was not fun. I??m very much a person who goes with his gut feeling when it comes to people and every lawyer we met with made me feel uneasy. They all seemed so heartless, calculating, and money-hungry. Then while searching online, I stumbled onto Michael Kraut??s website. I liked the fact that he had experience as a prosecutor and that he specialized in DUI cases. I decided to give him a call, and to my surprise, he answered on his cell. I explained my charges to him and he seemed to genuinely care about my predicament We set up a time to meet in person to go over the details of the case and determine if he??d be able to help me or not.
From the moment I met Mike in his office, I had a good feeling about him. As we discussed the accident, I could tell that he really cared about my mental state and well-being. Now, one thing I really appreciate about Mike is that he doesn??t sugar coat things. He explained that day that should we decide to hire him, the process would be long and trying. It would be months and possibly more
than a year before we would have any type of absolution. He also told me that I needed to be prepared for the likelihood that I would be spending some years in prison, and it was just a matter of how many. He assured me that he would do his very best to achieve the best possible outcome.
We decided to hire Mike, and so began a little over a year of court appearances that seemed to just keep coming. To someone who had never been to court in his life, it was all a little overwhelming o say the least. The first time Mike showed up to court with me, I immediately knew I had made the right decision hiring him. Mike shines in a courtroom. He has a confident and friendly demeanor that sets him apart from other lawyers. I used to compare him to all of the other defense attorneys and public defenders in the courtroom, and I was always so glad that Mike was the one representing me. He also seems to have a lot of professional relationships in legal circles, and as I learned, that can only help your case.
When the day of the preliminary hearing arrived, I really got to see Mike in action. Not only is he sharp and experienced, but he has a firm grasp on the subtle nuances that others in the courtroom miss. Again I was reassured as to why I had hired him.
In the end, the DA wanted me to serve several years in state prison for my charges, and would settle for nothing less. In a move I can only chalk up to Mike??s experience and know-how, he approached the judge with an open plea on my behalf. The judge then agreed to sentence me to a year in county jail. I knew that this was the best sentence I would be offered so I immediately took it. I ended up serving about 10% of the term due to zero priors and jail overcrowding.
I??m now on the other side of what has been a horrific year and a half. I lost a career, my wife left me, but I still have my life. I thank God I was able to hire Mike. He did exactly what he promised he??d do; he got me the best outcome possible, and it was a far better one that could have hoped for. If you??re reading this right now and facing a similar situation, first of all, don??t give up. There is always hope. You will get through it. Secondly, you want someone going to bat for you who really cares about you as an individual, someone who sees you as a person and not just a case file. Mike will be with you every step of the way. I can??t speak highly enough of his skills. There are plenty of criminal defense attorneys out there, but the one you need is Michael Kraut.

5
★★★★★

In late 2010 my life was completely changed in one horrible instant. One night, while driving home, I was involved in a fatal car accident. I had been drinking earlier that night so when the police gave me a sobriety test, I blew over the limit. I was arrested and spent the night in a holding cell at the local police station. For a person who had never been arrested before, that was pretty rough. At the time, I was unaware of the condition of the other driver, so as far as I knew, I would be charged with a DUI and that would be the end of it.
The next morning some detectives questioned me and I was informed that the other driver had died. I remember feeling sick and absolutely devastated. It felt like a nightmare that I couldn??t wake up from. I spent the next day in LA County Jail with $100,000 bail and the charge of ??gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated? filed against me. In the days/weeks after my release I felt totally hopeless and helpless. I asked everyone I knew what to do as far as legal defense. Those who worked in legal circles warned me not to go with a public defender, especially considering the severity of my charges.
So my wife and I started looking for a criminal defense attorney. We met with several, and let me tell you, the process was not fun. I??m very much a person who goes with his gut feeling when it comes to people and every lawyer we met with made me feel uneasy. They all seemed so heartless, calculating, and money-hungry. Then while searching online, I stumbled onto Michael Kraut??s website. I liked the fact that he had experience as a prosecutor and that he specialized in DUI cases. I decided to give him a call, and to my surprise, he answered on his cell. I explained my charges to him and he seemed to genuinely care about my predicament We set up a time to meet in person to go over the details of the case and determine if he??d be able to help me or not.
From the moment I met Mike in his office, I had a good feeling about him. As we discussed the accident, I could tell that he really cared about my mental state and well-being. Now, one thing I really appreciate about Mike is that he doesn??t sugar coat things. He explained that day that should we decide to hire him, the process would be long and trying. It would be months and possibly more
than a year before we would have any type of absolution. He also told me that I needed to be prepared for the likelihood that I would be spending some years in prison, and it was just a matter of how many. He assured me that he would do his very best to achieve the best possible outcome.
We decided to hire Mike, and so began a little over a year of court appearances that seemed to just keep coming. To someone who had never been to court in his life, it was all a little overwhelming o say the least. The first time Mike showed up to court with me, I immediately knew I had made the right decision hiring him. Mike shines in a courtroom. He has a confident and friendly demeanor that sets him apart from other lawyers. I used to compare him to all of the other defense attorneys and public defenders in the courtroom, and I was always so glad that Mike was the one representing me. He also seems to have a lot of professional relationships in legal circles, and as I learned, that can only help your case.
When the day of the preliminary hearing arrived, I really got to see Mike in action. Not only is he sharp and experienced, but he has a firm grasp on the subtle nuances that others in the courtroom miss. Again I was reassured as to why I had hired him.
In the end, the DA wanted me to serve several years in state prison for my charges, and would settle for nothing less. In a move I can only chalk up to Mike??s experience and know-how, he approached the judge with an open plea on my behalf. The judge then agreed to sentence me to a year in county jail. I knew that this was the best sentence I would be offered so I immediately took it. I ended up serving about 10% of the term due to zero priors and jail overcrowding.
I??m now on the other side of what has been a horrific year and a half. I lost a career, my wife left me, but I still have my life. I thank God I was able to hire Mike. He did exactly what he promised he??d do; he got me the best outcome possible, and it was a far better one that could have hoped for. If you??re reading this right now and facing a similar situation, first of all, don??t give up. There is always hope. You will get through it. Secondly, you want someone going to bat for you who really cares about you as an individual, someone who sees you as a person and not just a case file. Mike will be with you every step of the way. I can??t speak highly enough of his skills. There are plenty of criminal defense attorneys out there, but the one you need is Michael Kraut.

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Upon opening my DUI case with Kraut Law Group, I immediately felt a sense of security dealing with Attorney Micheal Kraut. As soon as we begun our first hearing he dove right in, asking plenty of questions, and he began to assess my situation. After hearing my story he provided me with the best possible options as well as his plans for my case. In his response, not only was he realistic with his foreseen outcomes of my case but he surpassed my expectations by ultimately fighting for and winning me my full dismissal (the best possible outcome).

In my opinion Attorney Micheal Kraut and his firm saved my life, my record, as well as a great deal of finances that I would be obligated to pay if I had not chosen Kraut Law Group to represent me in my case. I am very thankful for their hard work, and would definitely recommend them to anyone dealing with a stressful case such as a DUI.

5
★★★★★

Upon opening my DUI case with Kraut Law Group, I immediately felt a sense of security dealing with Attorney Micheal Kraut. As soon as we begun our first hearing he dove right in, asking plenty of questions, and he began to assess my situation. After hearing my story he provided me with the best possible options as well as his plans for my case. In his response, not only was he realistic with his foreseen outcomes of my case but he surpassed my expectations by ultimately fighting for and winning me my full dismissal (the best possible outcome).

In my opinion Attorney Micheal Kraut and his firm saved my life, my record, as well as a great deal of finances that I would be obligated to pay if I had not chosen Kraut Law Group to represent me in my case. I am very thankful for their hard work, and would definitely recommend them to anyone dealing with a stressful case such as a DUI.

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I was falsely charged with DUI in the City of Pasadena in late December 2011. Ever since then, it has been very stressful for my life since I had never dealt with DUI before in my entire life. I began the searching process. I went through different review websites to find attorneys. such as http://AVVO.com,http://martindale.com...etc. I have to say, it was very time consuming because there are a lot of DUI attorney's out there on the web, and it is very difficult to judge which one is better. Almost all of the websites made the attorney(s) sounded really professional, but how do you know if they are truly professional and knowledgeable or just an Advertisement? I called at least 8 attorney's offices and I highly recommend Michael Kraut, Esq. Attorney Michael Kraut is very different than other DUI attorney's that I had contacted with during this searching process. He would personally answer his call almost 24/7. I remembered the first time I called him was on a Saturday afternoon around 3pm, I was surprised that he answered the call himself. A lot of the other DUI attorney's office I called, they usually have an answering service to answer calls for the attorney, and then answering service will page the attorney, then the attorney will either call, email, or text you back. It is such a long process plus waiting time. Not only he answer the call, he was able to answer all the questions I have regarding DUI case. Michael Kraut also has a resourceful website that is very useful for anyone who has questions regarding DUI cases. I met with Attorney Michael Kraut later on that week following with the first call and he is really professional and well connected. I was glad that I found Attorney Michael Kraut. And the best of all is, I didn't have to go to jail, no DUI records, and no penalties. Life is not perfect sometimes, and if you happened to need a DUI attorney, Michael Kraut, esq. is your #1 choice! Highly recommended for his service. A+

5
★★★★★

I was falsely charged with DUI in the City of Pasadena in late December 2011. Ever since then, it has been very stressful for my life since I had never dealt with DUI before in my entire life. I began the searching process. I went through different review websites to find attorneys. such as http://AVVO.com,http://martindale.com...etc. I have to say, it was very time consuming because there are a lot of DUI attorney's out there on the web, and it is very difficult to judge which one is better. Almost all of the websites made the attorney(s) sounded really professional, but how do you know if they are truly professional and knowledgeable or just an Advertisement? I called at least 8 attorney's offices and I highly recommend Michael Kraut, Esq. Attorney Michael Kraut is very different than other DUI attorney's that I had contacted with during this searching process. He would personally answer his call almost 24/7. I remembered the first time I called him was on a Saturday afternoon around 3pm, I was surprised that he answered the call himself. A lot of the other DUI attorney's office I called, they usually have an answering service to answer calls for the attorney, and then answering service will page the attorney, then the attorney will either call, email, or text you back. It is such a long process plus waiting time. Not only he answer the call, he was able to answer all the questions I have regarding DUI case. Michael Kraut also has a resourceful website that is very useful for anyone who has questions regarding DUI cases. I met with Attorney Michael Kraut later on that week following with the first call and he is really professional and well connected. I was glad that I found Attorney Michael Kraut. And the best of all is, I didn't have to go to jail, no DUI records, and no penalties. Life is not perfect sometimes, and if you happened to need a DUI attorney, Michael Kraut, esq. is your #1 choice! Highly recommended for his service. A+

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Since you are reading this review I assume that you are likely where I was seven months ago... in search for an honest, trustworthy, and candid lawyer while being overwhelmed with the recommendations from friends and millions of lawyer websites. After many interviews with a variety of lawyers, my wife and I met with Michael Kraut at his office. We knew right away that he was our man.

I was falsely accused of two misdemeanors. When my wife and I first met with Michael we were overwhelmed, emotional and scared because of the situation that I was in. Michael was the only lawyer who immediately calmed our nerves and put our challenge into perspective. He was like a psychologist, helping us to think through our options and giving us the confidence that our lives would go back to normal as long as we followed a few simple steps. We left Michael's office feeling confident that he had the intelligence, connections, and experience to help me. That feeling was invaluable, as it helped my wife and I to take the necessary steps to start the healing process.

Sure enough, months later Michael showed me the "letter" (his delivery was quite a memorable one - he has a very witty sense of humor) stating that the city had dropped all charges! That was one of the happiest days of our lives, and we owe it to Michael.

I highly recommend Michael Kraut as your defense attorney. You will not regret it.

5
★★★★★

Since you are reading this review I assume that you are likely where I was seven months ago... in search for an honest, trustworthy, and candid lawyer while being overwhelmed with the recommendations from friends and millions of lawyer websites. After many interviews with a variety of lawyers, my wife and I met with Michael Kraut at his office. We knew right away that he was our man.

I was falsely accused of two misdemeanors. When my wife and I first met with Michael we were overwhelmed, emotional and scared because of the situation that I was in. Michael was the only lawyer who immediately calmed our nerves and put our challenge into perspective. He was like a psychologist, helping us to think through our options and giving us the confidence that our lives would go back to normal as long as we followed a few simple steps. We left Michael's office feeling confident that he had the intelligence, connections, and experience to help me. That feeling was invaluable, as it helped my wife and I to take the necessary steps to start the healing process.

Sure enough, months later Michael showed me the "letter" (his delivery was quite a memorable one - he has a very witty sense of humor) stating that the city had dropped all charges! That was one of the happiest days of our lives, and we owe it to Michael.

I highly recommend Michael Kraut as your defense attorney. You will not regret it.

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I contacted Mr. Kraut after getting pulled over for and arrested for an underage DUI, a little above the legal limit. I spent a night in jail following the arrest. It was by far one of the most anxiety-provoking situations I have ever been in. I saw my whole future go down the drain, contemplating the potential consequences of this charge. Upon getting released, I decided to seek out an attorney to help me out with the case. After doing extensive research on those in my area, I came across Mr. Kraut. Immediately after talking on the phone with him, I knew that I wanted him to represent me. He seemed confident, experienced, personable, and helpful. All these first impressions turned out to be true. After hiring him, he virtually took care EVERYTHING. He is a very busy man, and though at times it seemed like I was not involved enough, he was still able to take the time to walk me through the proceedings of my trial.

I came out with my charge reduced to a wet and reckless. I cannot stress how lucky I am that this happened, and also to have picked Mr. Kraut to represent me. He is a great guy, knows the court system like the back of his hand, and really cares for his clients. I could not be happier with these results.

5
★★★★★

I contacted Mr. Kraut after getting pulled over for and arrested for an underage DUI, a little above the legal limit. I spent a night in jail following the arrest. It was by far one of the most anxiety-provoking situations I have ever been in. I saw my whole future go down the drain, contemplating the potential consequences of this charge. Upon getting released, I decided to seek out an attorney to help me out with the case. After doing extensive research on those in my area, I came across Mr. Kraut. Immediately after talking on the phone with him, I knew that I wanted him to represent me. He seemed confident, experienced, personable, and helpful. All these first impressions turned out to be true. After hiring him, he virtually took care EVERYTHING. He is a very busy man, and though at times it seemed like I was not involved enough, he was still able to take the time to walk me through the proceedings of my trial.

I came out with my charge reduced to a wet and reckless. I cannot stress how lucky I am that this happened, and also to have picked Mr. Kraut to represent me. He is a great guy, knows the court system like the back of his hand, and really cares for his clients. I could not be happier with these results.

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Michael Kraut saved & changed my life. I was pulled over by the CHP for reckless driving and arrested for a DUI. I have a chronic back problem, so I was prescribed MS Contin (morphine), Vicodin, Norco, Percoset, Soma, Flexiril, Xanax and others. I also take Ambien and Adderall.
I called & met a few DUI attorneys but every time I felt like they were trying to sell me a used car. I was helpless, depressed and still in tremendous back pain.
Then I found Michael Kraut. I gave him a call and an hour later met with Michael in his Hollywood office. I explained my situation and within minutes I saw a difference from him and the previous attorneys. He could see I was rattled and assured me that he could help, not to worry and focus on my health. I walked out of his office feeling I was in good Within a few days, he handled my DMV hearing, explained how the system works, be patient and stay positive.
I received a letter stating the Long Beach Court was charging me with a felony DUI. I called Michael up and he explained the severity of a of a felony, but assured me we can still get through this.
At my arraignment, there were a few other lawyers representing other cases but none of them had the professionalism and confidence that he carried in the courtroom. It was easy to see his good reputation with the prosecutors, court clerks & the Judge. After he briefly explained the circumstances and my clean criminal record, the judge approved his request for an extension. I felt confident knowing I was in good hands with Michael on my side. At the next hearing, Michael had the prescriptions I was on and I could see him relentlessly going back and forth with the Prosecutor fighting for me. Minutes later when my name was called, I stepped up to the Judge with Michael. The Prosecutor told the Judge the medications matched up with my blood from the arrest and asked the judge to dismiss the case. DISMISSED! My life was changed thanks to Michael Kraut. He is my attorney for life & I would recommend him to anyone looking for the BEST!

5
★★★★★

Michael Kraut saved & changed my life. I was pulled over by the CHP for reckless driving and arrested for a DUI. I have a chronic back problem, so I was prescribed MS Contin (morphine), Vicodin, Norco, Percoset, Soma, Flexiril, Xanax and others. I also take Ambien and Adderall.
I called & met a few DUI attorneys but every time I felt like they were trying to sell me a used car. I was helpless, depressed and still in tremendous back pain.
Then I found Michael Kraut. I gave him a call and an hour later met with Michael in his Hollywood office. I explained my situation and within minutes I saw a difference from him and the previous attorneys. He could see I was rattled and assured me that he could help, not to worry and focus on my health. I walked out of his office feeling I was in good Within a few days, he handled my DMV hearing, explained how the system works, be patient and stay positive.
I received a letter stating the Long Beach Court was charging me with a felony DUI. I called Michael up and he explained the severity of a of a felony, but assured me we can still get through this.
At my arraignment, there were a few other lawyers representing other cases but none of them had the professionalism and confidence that he carried in the courtroom. It was easy to see his good reputation with the prosecutors, court clerks & the Judge. After he briefly explained the circumstances and my clean criminal record, the judge approved his request for an extension. I felt confident knowing I was in good hands with Michael on my side. At the next hearing, Michael had the prescriptions I was on and I could see him relentlessly going back and forth with the Prosecutor fighting for me. Minutes later when my name was called, I stepped up to the Judge with Michael. The Prosecutor told the Judge the medications matched up with my blood from the arrest and asked the judge to dismiss the case. DISMISSED! My life was changed thanks to Michael Kraut. He is my attorney for life & I would recommend him to anyone looking for the BEST!

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Unfortunately, I can??t take credit for finding Mike, I was already in jail. The charges against me; 84 felony counts (insurance fraud)and bail set at $2 million. Having never been in trouble with the law before and finding myself locked up in LA County Jail, I was terrified.

It was actually my friends & family that found Mike and immediately after they met with him he was at work. Not only did Mike know the D.A.??s prosecuting me but was able to actually get them on the phone right then and there. Needless to say my friends & family knew they had found the right attorney with Mike and retained Kraut Law Group immediately.

My first actual encounter I had with Mike was while I in jail. Although we talked briefly, the discussion was not only comforting but clear to what his priority was at the moment? to get me out of jail. The conversation ended with; ??relax and let me take care of it?. 15 days later I was out of jail without paying any bail!

Although I was now out of jail, I wasn??t out of the woods. I still had over 80+ felony charges against me that could mean years in prison! The hearings dragged on for over a year, and although this drove me crazy, Mike assured me this was the best strategy. During each court date, Mike methodically chip away at the charges against me by the D.A. until finally, after a year the D.A. gave me a first offer. After a couple of day, an agreement was made? 2 felonies, 90 days community service, restitution and 0 days in jail.

Now, if anyone is thinking this was just a lucky outcome, let me remind you that it took Mike working relentlessly for over a year to hammer away at the D.A.??s case, to get me the deal I got. If anyone is unsure about Mike??s abilities, just spend a day with him in the court room and you will see where he shines. The level of respect he has with his colleagues in the court (judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, reporters) and his understanding of the courtroom is why he is able to gets the RESULTS that other attorneys simply can??t.

5
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Unfortunately, I can??t take credit for finding Mike, I was already in jail. The charges against me; 84 felony counts (insurance fraud)and bail set at $2 million. Having never been in trouble with the law before and finding myself locked up in LA County Jail, I was terrified.

It was actually my friends & family that found Mike and immediately after they met with him he was at work. Not only did Mike know the D.A.??s prosecuting me but was able to actually get them on the phone right then and there. Needless to say my friends & family knew they had found the right attorney with Mike and retained Kraut Law Group immediately.

My first actual encounter I had with Mike was while I in jail. Although we talked briefly, the discussion was not only comforting but clear to what his priority was at the moment? to get me out of jail. The conversation ended with; ??relax and let me take care of it?. 15 days later I was out of jail without paying any bail!

Although I was now out of jail, I wasn??t out of the woods. I still had over 80+ felony charges against me that could mean years in prison! The hearings dragged on for over a year, and although this drove me crazy, Mike assured me this was the best strategy. During each court date, Mike methodically chip away at the charges against me by the D.A. until finally, after a year the D.A. gave me a first offer. After a couple of day, an agreement was made? 2 felonies, 90 days community service, restitution and 0 days in jail.

Now, if anyone is thinking this was just a lucky outcome, let me remind you that it took Mike working relentlessly for over a year to hammer away at the D.A.??s case, to get me the deal I got. If anyone is unsure about Mike??s abilities, just spend a day with him in the court room and you will see where he shines. The level of respect he has with his colleagues in the court (judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, reporters) and his understanding of the courtroom is why he is able to gets the RESULTS that other attorneys simply can??t.

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Michael Kraut and the Kraut Law Group is a top rated Los Angeles criminal defense law firm. Mr. Kraut is a former senior trial prosecutor. He was educated at Cornell University and Case Western Reserve School and completed his legal education at Harvard Law School. The law firm handles Los Angeles and Southern California DUI and White Collar Criminal Defense.

 

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