Todd, I can’t thank you enough and will never forget your hard work, tenacity and responsiveness during this seemingly unbearable time. I am grateful for the outcome you actualized, in addition to the second chance Jeffrey will now receive. I know my son was facing life in prison, but a 6 year deal was more than we had ever hoped for. Thank you so much for your hard work and caring so much about my son.
I was charged with five counts of assault weapon sales with gang allegations. Mr. Melnik took over my case as my criminal defense attorney. His availability to discuss my case was impressive. He always returns calls and is extremely professional. Immediately after accepting my case, Mr. Melnik conducted intensive research on the types of weapons I was being accused of. He wanted to make sure the weapons were in fact illegal in California. He discovered one of the weapons was legal and it was dropped from my charges. After multiple court appearances, and after conducting an interview with the ATF’s informant, Mr. Melnik discovered the he was not being truthful about my gang affiliation and the gang allegations were dropped. Mr. Melnik discussed my case with the District Attorney on several occasions. After first wanting to send me to prison, after discussions with Mr. Melnik for over a year, the District Attorney gave me a plea bargain in which I obtained three years probation with no jail time at all! Overall, Mr. Melnik is a very professional attorney with a lot of experience and an exceptional defense record. You can’t go wrong with him.
I’ve been a private investigator for over 15 years and I specialize in criminal defense cases. I’ve worked with hundreds of attorneys over the years and worked closely with Todd Melnik on several. I could count on one hand how many lawyers I would trust with my own family. Melnik is one. Many veteran attorneys care more about squeezing out your last dollar than defending you. Todd Melnik is passionate, diligent and presents cases for the best possible outcome. It’s a honor to have my name affiliated with his office.
My case was a worst case scenario, when I called Todd for help I was a 48 year old professional with no criminal background. I knew I could rely on Todd as we had known each other for years and I knew him to be an excellent lawyer and well respected by his peers as a seasoned and skilled attorney. Todd informed me of what he expected to accomplish and the worst that could happen. I thought he was extremely patient and understanding with me and I was able to communicate with him whenever I needed. I felt completely protected throughout the entire process. The only thing I did not know about Todd was how incredibly experienced and knowledgeable he is and his unwavering commitment to protecting his clients. The result I received was well beyond my expectations. I was given a suspended sentence, probation and allowed to rebuild my life. I know without Todd I would never have received such a sentence. His ability to work with the prosecution, convince the Judge to do the right thing and his no nonsense manner impressed me and I recommend him to those who need the best criminal defense lawyer.
- 3 Strikes Cases
- Bench Warrants/Probation Violations
- Child Abuse
- Civil Commitment/Mental Health Cases
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Charges
- Federal Crimes
- Federal Writs of Habeas Corpus
- Grand Jury
- Gun Crimes
- Hit and Run
- Internet Crimes
- Juvenile Cases
- Probation Violation
- Sex Crimes
- Sexually Violent Predator
- Criminal Appeals
- Theft Offenses
- Vehicular Crimes/Manslaughter
- White Collar
- Murder and All Violent Crimes
What Is Most Important to You When You Need a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer?
- First and foremost, you can call and speak to Mr. Melnik. Our technology can forward your first call to Mr. Melnik to discuss your case immediately even if he is not in the office. After 20 years of criminal defense practice, he understands your need to talk to an attorney as soon as possible and get answers to the questions you have.
- Once on your case, Mr. Melnik returns all phone calls and e-mails the same day. He will not ignore your calls like some other lawyers. If you retain Mr. Melnik, you get Mr. Melnik – not junior lawyers or paralegals.
- Mr. Melnik handles misdemeanor cases to complex high-profile felony cases for clients, including those covered by the media. Regardless of guilt or innocence, Mr. Melnik fights for each client to obtain the best possible result he can. Even if your guilty, often times a skilled lawyer can help you tremendously. Mr. Melnik has 23 years of experience in criminal law.
- Integrity, trust and experience are essential to selecting your attorney. Your attorney should have an excellent reputation among other lawyers, judges and prosecuting attorneys. Mr. Melnik and several of his cases are well known and his results respected. Current United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has personally discussed with Mr. Melnik his personal admiration for Mr. Melnik’s work in the Dodger Stadium – Curb Your Enthusiasm murder TV alibi case, and shared Mr. Melnik’s concern about wrongly accused defendant’s and the problems with eyewitness identification.