After being arrested for a crime, it can be difficult to take the first steps toward obtaining proper representation. You may feel confused and uncertain about where to turn and who to hire, especially with the number of firms and lawyers making promises and clamoring for your attention. At the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling we understand the overwhelming nature of your situation and we are here to help.


The outcome of your case depends on the quality and experience of the individual lawyer fighting for you. Experience and local knowledge are key. Mr. Sterling has extensive experience representing clients within the Airport Courthouse and has litigated everything from misdemeanors to serious felonies.

Our firm has handled thousands of criminal defense cases within the Airport Courthouse and has successfully obtained many reductions and dismissals of charges. Hiring an experienced trial lawyer is one of the best decisions you can make when faced with criminal charges because we understand the importance of crime scene investigation, evaluating evidence, conducting witness interviews, as well as utilizing expert negotiating techniques in order to avail our clients of the best possible outcome.

Our firm will work collectively to obtain the information we need to defend your case from all sides. Your initial consultation is free of charge so contact our office today if you need an aggressive defense for any of the following charges.



Burglary can be committed in the first or second degree depending on what type of structure was entered and whether or not it was occupied. Burglary can be a misdemeanor or felony.

Drug Crimes

Drug-related offenses such as possession and trafficking can be misdemeanors or felonies. Some cases may even be federal crimes handled by agencies such as the FBI or the DEA. Our practice has extensive state and federal experience with active working relationships with the District Attorney’s Office as well as the US Attorney’s Office.


Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if convicted, can trigger high fines, license suspensions, and possibly time in jail. DUI defense is a specialization requiring in-depth knowledge of California DUI laws in addition to how the human body absorbs alcohol. Mr. Sterling has defended literally thousands of DUI cases with an impressive trial record to show for.

High-quality DUI defense also requires an understanding of the DMV consequences associated with an arrest. Our practice assists with every aspect of this phase.

Federal Crimes

Federal offenses are crimes which are committed against the federal government, or any crime committed on federal property. As such, they are generally handled by federal agencies such as the FBI, DEA, ICE, IRS and the DHS, and all trials are held in federal courts. Our practice has extensive experience within federal court and has obtained remarkable results for our clients in even the most serious of charges.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are those involving infliction of bodily harm or death. These offenses are usually felonies and include homicide, manslaughter, assault and battery, and domestic violence. Mr. Sterling has tried numerous cases involving crimes of violence within the Airport Courthouse, and has reached extremely favorable resolutions, both before and after trial.


Aggressively representing our clients day-in and day-out has garnered recognition from both our clients and peers. We are proud of some of our recent achievements and believe that it reflects our commitment to high-quality legal representation:

- 2013 Trusted Advisor (Ventura Blvd. Magazine)

-Selected to the Who’s Who Registry of Preeminent Lawyers for 2013 

-Named Attorney of the Year in Misdemeanor Practice by the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Association 

-Superb 10/10 AVVO Rating

-Named Top 10 Criminal Trial Lawyer Under Age 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc.


Mr. Sterling is a trial lawyer not a businessman. He takes cases only when he believes he can help. His experience and skill as a criminal trial lawyer has cemented his reputation for being a trusted advisor in criminal defense. Call our office today for a free, private consultation – (747) 233-3663.



If you have been arrested or are currently under investigation, you need the best by your side. At the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling, we've been honored statewide, including being named Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles County PDA. We fight tirelessly to achieve the absolute best for our clients.

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