Practice Areas

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can range from drug possession, sale of drugs, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking, transportation, cultivation, importing drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription drug fraud.

A drug offense may be a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the type of drug and the quantity found by law enforcement officials.  A prior criminal record could also result in a more severe punishment than if the defendant had a clean record. If you’re convicted of a drug crime, you could face jail time, seizure of personal property and/or steep fines.

Prosecutors usually seek the maximum penalties for people who commit drug crimes, making it crucial that your criminal defense lawyer be skilled, experienced and aggressive in defending your case.

Lombard Law handles all types of state and federal drug crimes.  We can advise you on the penalties that could be faced and your options.  We can also fight to keep personal property that was seized and fight to avoid jail time.

If you have been arrested and/or charged with a state or federal drug crime, it is important that you contact a criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in drug-related crimes who you can trust.

Contact the Lombard Law at (310) 399-3259 or by email today for a free consultation.

Violent Crimes

There are a number of serious crimes that are categorized as violent crimes. These are crimes that include violence or the threat of violence to another individual. These crimes could include the use of a weapon or just the threat of physical harm. Some of these crimes include, assault, murder, rape/sexual assault, aggravated assault, domestic battery, resisting arrest, battery to a law enforcement official, robbery, armed robbery, and home invasion or burglary.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime, your entire future is at stake. You need for an experienced and tenacious legal defense. For this reason, it is imperative that you obtain a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney experienced in defending violent crimes to combat the charges against you and work towards a desirable outcome.

Prosecutors seek serious penalties for these violent crimes in California. If you have been charged with a violent crime, it is critical that you contact a criminal defense attorney experienced in defending violent crimes to aggressively defend you.

If you have been arrested or charged with a violent crime, contact the Lombard Law at (310) 399-3259 or by email.

Theft Crimes

Theft crimes include a large range of crime. Most commonly, theft crimes are shoplifting, grand or petty theft, fraud, burglary, robbery, larceny, trespassing, vandalism, receiving stolen property, and forgery.  Petty theft is usually assigned to theft crimes under $400, while grand theft crimes are levied for crimes over $400.

Being accused of a theft crime, could have you facing jail or prison time, large fines, probation and/or restitution.  If you are charged a theft crime, your employment, any state licenses you may hold or hope to hold, your ability to apply for loans or scholarships, and your immigration status could also be negatively impacted.

Criminal defense lawyer Matthew J. Lombard has a track record of success in the handling of theft crimes in California and nationwide.  His office is ready to help, regardless of the seriousness of your charges.  Often cases can be worked out and a desirable outcome achieved.

If you or someone you know has been arrested or accused of a theft crime, contact Lombard Law today at (310) 399-3259 or by email.

Business and Financial Crimes

Business and financial crimes or “White Collar Crimes, can include embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, debit/credit card fraud, computer fraud, bank fraud, cellular phone fraud, health care/Medicare fraud, investor fraud/Ponzi schemes, securities fraud, insurance fraud, and tax evasion.

Some of these crimes can range from merely making a false statement on a loan application to as much as defrauding government programs like Medicare.  These crimes can carry substantial fines and prison terms. They may also lead to criminal and civil forfeiture proceedings being initiated against you.

Attorney Matthew J. Lombard has a tremendous amount of experience in defending clients against these charges. He will fight to challenged the evidenced against you and work with prosecutors and judges to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed.  In the event your case goes to trial, we will strive to obtain an acquittal from a jury.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with committing a business or financial crime, hope is not lost. Call Lombard Law immediately for a consultation at (310) 399-3259 or by email.

DUI / Motor Vehicle Offenses

Motor vehicle offenses cover crimes involving the use of a motor vehicle. These crimes can range in severity from minor offenses to more serious crimes. Some types of motor vehicle offenses include:  Traffic violations, driving on a suspended license, joyriding, carjacking, vehicular manslaughter, homicide by using a motor vehicle or driving under the influences (DUI).

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has authority to suspend or revoke one’s driving privileges of drivers who have committed a motor vehicle crime.  This can have an adverse effect on a person’s livelihood.

DUI penalties in California can range from 4-6 months in jail, a $1,400-$2600 in fines and penalties, and 30 days – 10 months of license suspension for the first offense alone.

At Lombard Law, our Los Angeles defense attorneys aggressively defend individuals accused of motor vehicle offenses including driving under the influence (DUI) in California.

We strike to keep our clients out of jail, protect their right to drive and help them avoid other damaging consequences. We have helped our clients obtain favorable results through powerful advocacy inside and outside the courtroom.

If you have been arrested for suspicious of DUI or have be accused of committing any motor vehicle offense, contact the Lombard Law at at (310) 399-3259 or by email


A misdemeanor is, by definition, a less serious offense than a felony. California classifies three types of crimes in descending order of severity:  Felonies, misdemeanors and infractions.

Misdemeanors can be punishable by a maximum of six months in county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine. Misdemeanors are petty theft, trespassing, disturbing the peace, domestic violence, simple drug possession, DUI, drunk in public, etc. Aggravated misdemeanors or more serious and can carry up to a one-year jail sentence.

Being charged with a misdemeanor should be taken seriously.  If you are charged with a misdemeanor, contact Lombard Law at (310) 399-3259 or by email.