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Rana Parsanj

Rana Parsanj

Glendale Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • California
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Summary

RANA PARSANJ IS AN ATTORNEY IN GLENDALE FIGHTING TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF EACH OF HIS CLIENTS.

Rana Parsanj began his legal career as an attorney with the Mendocino County Public Defender's Office and continued his career with the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office. Coming back to where he grew up here in the Los Angeles Area, Rana brings the courtroom experience and dedication so valued in a public defender office to the matters he handles daily.

Rana has handled thousands of cases and works to protect his clients at every stage of their matter. Rana has experience handling arraignments, preliminary hearings, bail hearings, pretrial status conferences, trial preparation and investigation, presentation of mitigation, motions for dismissal, suppression of evidence motions, speedy trial motions, appointment and consultation with various defense experts, court trial, jury trial, jury selection, sentencing, probation issues, early termination of probation, and expungements.

With experience handling misdemeanor and felony caseloads along with numerous jury trials to verdict and favorable outcomes for clients along the way, Rana brings a measured approach of putting in the work for each client to secure the best possible result.

Rana has represented clients charged with municipal code violations, DUI, DUI with injury driving offenses, battery, domestic violence, drug possession, drug sales, theft, receipt of stolen property, prostitution, child abuse, assault, indecent exposure, sexual battery, and burglary.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • Armenian: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Deputy Public Defender
Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office
Current
Deputy Public Defender
Mendocino County Public Defender's Office
Current
Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. (2012)
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University of California - Santa Barbara
B.A. (2010) | Economics
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Awards
Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Equal Justice Works
Professional Associations
Glendale Bar Association
Member
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. Hi! OK So I got arrested yesterday for the sale of xanax to an undercover cop in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) 11375(b)(1)
A: You have been arrested for a matter that may be charged in a variety of ways. Regardless of the charge, Adequate representation is necessary to protect your rights and defend your liberty. An attorney can provide further consultation with more information regarding your prior history and the nature of the interaction with law enforcement. Do not speak to anyone other than an attorney regarding your matter while this situation is pending. You have a right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself. You are entitled to an attorney to represent your interests regardless of your ability to pay. Take care.
Q. Money laundering for client
A: Aiding or abetting is an accomplice theory of liability for the predicate crime that an "accomplice" can be charged with in a criminal matter. If a person is charged under an accomplice theory, they can be charged and sentenced in the same manner as the "principal". Knowledge plays a large part in the formulation of the above theory. Discussion with an attorney (and only an attorney) regarding the specifics of the case is essential to determine possible liability.
Q. Can I get my charges reduced from a misdemeanor to an infraction?
A: If you were charged with CA Vehicle Code Section 12500(a) it is possible to reduce your charges to an infraction. If you need assistance with this matter an attorney goes a long way to assist you in your matter. Contact Parsanj Law Group (818) 273-1360 to get help in your legal matter.
Q. Does the prosecutor have to present all of the People's evidence, including police video, or can he/she be selective?
A: A prosecutor in a criminal trial is a minister of justice and does not take on the role of an advocate for a party. The obligations of what a prosecutor must provide in discovery to a person accused of a crime versus the tactical choices an individual prosecutor may make during a criminal trial are different. (See Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)).
Q. In a criminal case, can the prosecutor call the defendant to testify as their first witness?
A: The Defendant in a criminal matter may not be compelled to testify in a criminal matter against themselves. 5th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, "Nor shall any person be... compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself..." Take care.
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Contact & Map
500 N. Brand Blvd.
Suite 1250
Glendale, CA 91203
USA
Telephone: (818) 273-1360