Education & Honors
Pezhman Pakneshan graduated with honors from UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Pakneshan also received a Certificate of Study in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member in good standing with the State Bar of California.
Since receiving his law degree, Mr. Pakneshan has focused his practice on criminal and DUI law. Upon graduating from law school, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney. As a prosecutor, he successfully prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony criminal and DUI cases and tried numerous jury trials. During that time, Mr. Pakneshan grew to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution of criminal and DUI charges.
As a prosecutor, Mr. Pakneshan handled over 1,000 DUI cases. Now, he specializes in DUI defense. Over the years, he has received extensive training by the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensic Services, in all aspects of DUI cases. That extensive training included alcohol extrapolation studies, as well as EPAS and Intoxilyzer analysis. He has also received extensive training and has experience handling DUI cases involving prescription medications and illegal drugs.
As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Pakneshan specializes in virtually every area of criminal law ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies.
Mr. Pakneshan’s intricate knowledge of the criminal justice system affords his clients with unique “inside information” and gives him the advantage in defending criminal matters. Knowing how the prosecutor thinks gives him the opportunity to develop an effective defense designed to counter the government’s strategy.
Mr. Pakneshan is also one of California’s foremost authorities on how to clear (expunge) criminal convictions. He is committed to helping people who have been unfairly saddled with a criminal record to expunge or seal their record.
Your Case Will Get Immediate Attention
Many criminal defense attorneys do not do anything before appearing at your arraignment for weeks, maybe months, after your arrest. By the time a court date has been scheduled, it may be too late to obtain critical evidence available for your defense. On the contrary, Mr. Pakneshan takes immediate steps to protect your constitutional rights and attempts to resolve the case with the prosecution before a court appearance is ever made.
We Don’t Just Plea Bargain
Too many criminal defense attorneys see your only option as a plea to the charges. Mr. Pakneshan believes that the best defense is a good offense. Therefore, he aggressively prepares the case by filing necessary motions and requests for pretrial discovery. He focuses on getting your case dismissed because the consequences of a criminal conviction are serious.
Experienced and Aggressive
Mr. Pakneshan will help you understand the best approach and strategy for the defense of your case. He takes the time to understand each client’s specific situation and takes an individual approach to each case. He believes that a client should be treated with respect and integrity.
Communication, honesty, aggressiveness and legal expertise are all words that have been used to describe The Pakneshan Firm. Judges and prosecutors respect us because we know exactly how the system works and we never allow them to take advantage of our clients.
Getting arrested and being charged with a crime or DUI can have life changing consequences, so it is critical to have an attorney with experience defending these charges. Hire an experienced and aggressive criminal and DUI defense attorney who understands criminal and DUI laws, and knows what it takes to get you the best possible results.
For a free consultation, call (415) 293-8454.