December 26, 2010 (Newswire.com) - There are three things the Government and State can do to punish you. They can take away your property, they can take away your freedom and they can take away your life.
A good criminal defense lawyer is the only thing between you and the loss of what is most precious to you.
Renowned criminal defense attorney Peter L. Knecht's calendar is among the busiest in Los Angeles County. On any given day, he and his staff travel throughout the county appearing in half a dozen courthouses. He also appears in neighboring counties and states.
Among his client roster are entertainment world notables such as David Crosby, Sly Stone, Dennis Hopper, Andy Garcia, Peter Fonda, John Barrymore, Jr., Jason Priestly, Ike Turner, Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, Rob Lowe, Heidi Fleiss, Robert Blake, Charles Bronson and Robert Downey, Jr. Mr. Knecht has also represented numerous police officers and their family members, medical doctors, and fellow attorneys who have been accused of crimes.
Even though he is known for representing the "bad boys" of Hollywood, he opts to keep their cases low profile and out of the media whenever possible. He can also be credited with forever changing the search and seizure laws by taking adverse rulings to the appellate courts.
Mr. Knecht became a criminal defense attorney, in part, as a reaction to the Nazis raiding his childhood home in Austria. "You expect the bad guys to be bad, but when people in power are corrupt, that's when we need protection as a society."
He began his career as a law clerk for the District Attorney's Office and later taught search and seizure at the Sheriff's Academy, eventually becoming District Attorney in charge of the Beverly Hills Judicial District. He was educated at the Black Fox Military School, University of Southern California and Southwestern College of Law.
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