Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson, A Professional Corporation

Criminal Justice Attorney in Long Beach
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Can you have your California criminal record expunged? What steps are involved in the expungement process? Are there records that cannot be expunged? Learn the answers to these questions – and learn more about expunging a criminal record in California – by reading here:

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Who qualifies to have a criminal record expunged in California? What steps must be taken to expunge a record? And what are the benefits of having a criminal record expunged in this state? For the answers you may need and more about expunging criminal records, read here:

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How are trial dates set in California? Are precise deadlines spelled out by law? Are the rules different for felony cases and misdemeanor cases? Especially if you’re charged with a crime, what else should you know about court dates and schedules? To learn the answers, read here: https://jnlawoffi...

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If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, you cannot represent yourself. The law is too complex, and too much will be at stake. How should you go about selecting the right California criminal defense attorney to represent you? Read the tips and suggestions offered here: https://jnlawoffic...

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The Constitution guarantees a “speedy” trial to anyone facing criminal charges, but how is “speedy” defined by the law? If you are charged with a crime in California, when does the state have to begin your trial? What can delay a trial? For the answers you may need, read here: https://jnlawoffice...

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Who can place you under arrest in California? Under what circumstances? Can you be arrested by a police officer who is off-duty? Can you be arrested by a parole or probation officer? What are your rights during an arrest? For the answers about arrests in California, read here:

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3 months ago
My wife was ticketed by a police sting on grubhub drivers delivering alcohol. This was a misdemeanor charge. They used a dummy minor (17 years old, but he looked like he was in his 20's. This guy was buffer than any 17 year old Id ever met.) We hired Jerry and Julissa. A couple months later, they got the DA to dismiss the charge in a special hearing before the arraignment. My wife was out of the country during the hearing, while Jerry and Julissa were handling everything. They were always quick to respond to any questions we had. We also want to mention that it brought us great comfort to know that Jerry was a former DA for many years and was able to give us insight into what to expect, and with superb accuracy too. We are more than happy to recommend Jerry and Julissa as your criminal defense! Thank you Jerry and Julissa!
- Carlos A
4 months ago
This was the first time I have ever needed an attorney, after an extensive search I came across the law office, of Jerry Nicholson, not only does Mr. Nicholson, have the experience, but also the knowledge to represent you. I highly recommend the offices of Mr. Jerry Nicholson, for any defense,
- Daniel M
6 months ago
Jerry and Julissa are the best legal team in Long Beach! They took care of my entire legal matter without me needing to do a thing. Julissa is always there to answer any questions you may need and Jerry will call you with updates you along the way. Thank you Jerry!
- Jace Q

Passionate Criminal Defense Lawyers

Being arrested is a frightening and stressful experience. Unfortunately, it does not get easier after the arrest. Navigating the criminal court system is complicated, which is why you will need skilled Long Beach criminal defense attorney Jerry Nicholson to guide you along the way. Jerry Nicholson has spent decades defending clients who have been accused of committing crimes in California. He is known for his unwavering commitment to reach the best possible outcome in each of his client’s cases. Find out how Jerry Nicholson can help with your criminal case by calling 562-434-8916 or filling out the form on our website today.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Aggressively Defending Clients Against Serious Criminal Charges 


Driving under the influence (DUI) is aggressively prosecuted in Long Beach. DUI defendants face a number of serious penalties, including jail time, substantial fines, and suspended driving privileges. A conviction can also lead to increased insurance rates that carry on for years. Your best bet at avoiding some or all of these legal penalties is working with the right attorney. Let Jerry Nicholson defend your rights and protect your future. 

Domestic Violence 

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors treat domestic violence crimes very seriously. In fact, the District Attorney’s office has a special domestic violence team that is dedicated to handling these cases. Because these crimes are treated so seriously, fighting allegations of domestic violence is not easy. Don’t protect your reputation and future on your own—let Jerry Nicholson help.  

Sexual Offenses 

Many people who are convicted of sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders for life, which means a single sex crime conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Having a sex crime conviction on your record can affect your employment opportunities and your relationships with your loved ones. Protect your personal and professional future with the help of the Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson.   

Arrest Warrants 

An arrest warrant is issued whenever law enforcement has provided sufficient evidence to prove that the person named in the warrant was likely involved in criminal activity. If your name is on an arrest warrant, you may not even find out about it until you are placed under arrest. If this happens to you—or if you believe there is a warrant in your name—contact Jerry Nicholson at once.  


A burglary charge should not be taken lightly. Defendants who are convicted of burglary could be ordered to spend time behind bars, pay fines, and compensate their victims for their losses. A burglary conviction will remain on your record, making it hard to find employment or housing in the future. If you are facing burglary charges, maximize your chances of reaching a positive outcome in your case by hiring attorney Jerry Nicholson.   

Drug Crimes

It is illegal to possess, manufacture, sell, or distribute controlled substances in the state of California. These drug crimes each carry serious consequences that can affect both your personal and professional life for years in the future. Let our skilled defense attorneys fight for your future by defending you against these criminal charges.   

The Importance of Seeking Legal Representation Immediately After An Arrest 

You may feel overwhelmed after being arrested, with thousands of thoughts and questions racing through your mind. This is completely normal, but it’s important to take a few deep breaths so you can think clearly and contact an attorney. A criminal defense attorney will protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly by the criminal court system. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner you will have this protection.    

An attorney will immediately step in and make sure you do not make any crucial mistakes when dealing with law enforcement that could affect the outcome of your case. For example, if you fail to exercise your right to remain silent, you could end up divulging too much information to the police. The information you provide to these officers could then be used against you in court to prove your guilt.   

Hiring a criminal defense attorney right away also ensures you will have representation at your arraignment. This is an important hearing in a criminal case, so it’s best to have an attorney with you to explain your charges and speak on your behalf.  

Seeking legal representation as soon as possible will also give your attorney more time to review the details of your case and prepare a defense strategy. The more time that your attorney has to devote to your case, the better the outcome could be. For these reasons, it is in your best interests to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following your arrest. Call Jerry Nicholson at 562-434-8916 to discuss your legal options today.   

Start Fighting For Your Freedom—Schedule A Free Consultation Today 

Have you been accused of committing a crime? If so, there’s no time to waste. Seek legal representation from the Long Beach criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson. Attorney Jerry Nicholson has decades of legal experience, which is one of the reasons why he is the most trusted defense attorney in the area. Jerry Nicholson is committed to reaching the best possible outcome in each and every case he takes on.  

The Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson is located in the Naples community of Long Beach, which is just a short drive away from the Los Angeles County Superior Court. New clients are welcome to read our reviews on Yelp or watch our brief videos on YouTube to learn more about working with our law firm. Our law firm’s business page on Manta also contains information that new clients may find helpful in their search for the right criminal defense attorney for their case. If you’re ready to discuss your legal options with our team, call 562-434-8916 or fill out the contact form on our website to schedule a free consultation. Let our attorneys work tirelessly to keep you out of jail and help you avoid other serious legal penalties.   

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