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Shaun Khojayan

Shaun Khojayan

Immediate Attention - Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Los Angeles
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Appeals & Appellate
  • California
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Criminal Defense - Appeals / Appellate law - Federal Criminal Defense

Shaun Khojayan and Associates, a Criminal Defense Law Firm, based in Los Angeles will help you early in your criminal defense matter. We provide criminal defense representation in California State Courts and all United States Federal Courts.

Mr. Khojayan earned his J.D., with Distinction, from the University of the Pacific. He has conducted complex federal felony trials with most resulting in not guilty verdicts. Mr. Khojayan has also written and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals gaining reversals of several convictions. Mr. Khojayan is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

I also assist attorneys from around the country as Local Counsel in Federal Criminal and Civil cases in the Central District of California (Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County) and the Southern District of California (San Diego).

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Local Counsel Federal Cases in Central District and Southern District
  • Free Consultation
    One hour.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Cashier's Checks accepted.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
  • Armenian: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Law Offices of Shaun Khojayan & Assoc PLC
- Current
Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach
Trial Attorney
Federal Defenders of San Diego
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D. (1998) | with Distinction (Honors)
Activities: Law Review; Managing Editor
University of California - Irvine
B.A. (1994) | Criminology, Law & Society
Honors: Minor in Political Science
Top 100 Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
- Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Current
Criminal Justice Act Attorney for the Central District of California
- Current
California State Bar # 197690
- Current
Articles & Publications
Taking an Effective Deposition in a Criminal Case
Champion Magazine - NACDL
Speaking Engagements
OJ Simpson Robbery Trial
FOX Morning News
Key Developments in Ninth Circuit case law
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
Upcoming Ninth Circuit Criminal Law Update
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
Websites & Blogs
Shaun Khojayan & Associates, P.L.C.
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. We are in California my boyfriend is getting picked up the feds to be taken to Virginia. But we do not know what part?
A: Hello. If you contact my office I can discuss with you. I handle federal criminal defense cases. Thank you. Shaun Khojayan 800 274-4290
Q. has my son's riggt to speedy trial been violated?
A: If you waive your right to a speedy trial then the set trial date is proper. However, the AUSA can only in rare circumstances cause the trial to be delayed. You would have to object or move for a dismissal to preserve your objection. The specifics of the situation would have to be examined.
Q. If I have a criminal court case can I go see the judge before the date
A: No, sorry you cannot and should not contact the judge directly. However, your attorney can contact the AUSA to discuss your case early and not wait until the arraignment.
Q. Can citizenship be revoked for felony?
A: One can only have their citizenship revoked if there was any fraud in the application process when applying for the U.S. citizenship including not disclosing any crimes at the time. It is a complex question as to what qualifies to revoke someone's citizenship. The lawyer you hire would need more information as to his case to better respond to your question but that is generally the rule.
Q. Does there need to be a Possession, or controlled buy in order to be indicted?
A: There does not need to a actual possession or a controlled buy in order to be indicted for example a conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance or the aiding and abetting the distribution of a controlled substance. All the elements of each crime still have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt which would require an analysis of the evidence and indictment. Further, whether people are telling truth ultimately has to be decided by a jury at trial. Please contact my office if you have further questions.
Q. I am on probation am I able to bow hunt for deer?
A: It depends on the terms of your probation and your particular case. For example, if the crime for which you are on probation involves hunting wildlife on federal lands then probation may include the condition that prohibits hunting including by bow. However, if you are generally asking whether bow hunting is prohibited by the "standard" terms of federal probation, unless it is specifically prohibited, then it does not appear to be an issue because it is doubtful that bow hunting would be considered a firearm. To be better able to answer your question, an attorney would have to review in detail your terms of probation. Thank you.
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515 S. Flower St., 19th Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90071
Toll-Free: (800) 274-4290
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