Matthew J Ruff
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney | Criminal Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA

Contact a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney if you have been charged with a crime.

Law Offices of Matthew J Ruff
1412 17th St #555
Bakersfield CA 93301
Tel: 661 327-7833; 877 213-4453

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer

Matthew J. Ruff is a Los Angeles based Criminal Defense Attorney with more than 15 years experience defending clients charged with all types of criminal offenses. Mr. Ruff knows that being arrested and accused of a criminal offense can, and most often is, the most traumatic and frightening experience a person can go through in their entire life. Over the course of his long and successful career he has spared clients from what they believed would be certain incarceration and a permanent scar on their record. He endeavors to provide the information and advice essential to understand what lies ahead in the criminal justice system in Los Angeles and Kern County and can help to avoid the potential life long consequences resulting from an arrest or police investigation.

When you are facing Criminal Charges you need to choose a qualified California Criminal Defense Attorney quickly. A LOCAL and EXPERIENCED Criminal Defense Lawyer will be able to evaluate your situation and set an effective legal strategy. Criminal Defense Attorney and local Lawyer Matthew J. Ruff can answer your questions about Serious Felony cases, Three Strike Allegations, Juvenile Offenses involving minors, DUI, DWI DMV Hearings, Expungement of Convictions, Bail Reduction, Jail Alternatives, Drunk Driving, Assault, Drug Possession, Criminal Threats, Petty Theft, Felony Shoplifting, Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse, Burglary, Robbery, Driving with Suspended License, identity theft, Hit and Run. Call the Defense Attorney for a FREE CONSULTATION honest advice and information about your specific case and all available options for all cases in Los Angeles and Kern County. CALL TO SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH MR. RUFF Toll Free: 1-877-213-4453.

When you or someone close to you has been arrested for a crime Attorney Matthew Ruff can help answer your questions and concerns. Will I be going to Jail? Will I lose my Job? Will I lose my drivers license?, among many others. Mr. Ruff is available to speak with you directly about your case, you will not be transferred to a paralegal or "case manager". For many individuals facing probation violations, or bench warrants for failing to appear in Court, Mr. Ruff can act as your advocate and appear for you, thereby avoiding the possibility of a remand or jail. If you would like to consult with a local, experienced, criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, Torrance, and Kern County Courts call toll free 1-877-213-4453.

As a Local Criminal Defense Attorney in both Los Angeles and Kern County, Matthew Ruff has the advantage of knowing the particular Judge who will be hearing your case, as well as the specific prosecutor. His clients also have the benefit of direct personal contact, in that Mr. Ruff is available to speak to directly, the client is not forced to go through a secretary, or paralegal each time he or she has questions about the case. In addition, Mr. Ruff gives each of his clients his cell phone number so that he can be reached in cases of emergency. It is this PERSONAL ATTENTION and caring that sets him apart from other lawyers in the area of criminal law.

How do you choose a Criminal Defense Attorney to represent you?
First, you should look at the lawyers experience in defending people accused of violating the law. Many attorneys claim to be capable of representing people being prosecuted by the government, however, when asked to describe specific cases in which they have obtained victories for the client, they speak of their jobs as prosecutors or try to change the subject. Matthew Ruff has nearly a decade and a half actually defending ordinary citizens against the incredible power of the state of California. Although he spent time working within the office of the District Attorney, he used this experience wisely to learn the inner workings and later applied this inside knowledge to defend his clients as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles and Kern County.

Criminal Defense Lawyer, Matthew J. Ruff has personally defended thousands of cases!
Unlike many other lawyers, attorney Ruff practices criminal law exclusively. He is in Court virtually every day securing the release and negotiating favorable dispositions for his clients. For him the law is not merely a vocation, it is his passion. He understands that a criminal allegation is perhaps the most stressful event a person can go through whether it be a simple petty theft, underage 21 DUI, domestic violence or accusations of rape, assault or even murder. Frankly, what is most important is what his clients say about his work and he takes great pride in the fact that most of his cases come from referrals from clients he has represented.


Someone told me to wait until I go to Court to get a Lawyer, is this good advice?
We have all heard the expression a ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the same applies to the area of criminal investigations and prosecution. Having a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles or Kern County available, up to speed on the facts and particulars of your individual legal problem gives you a distinct leg up and advantage in acquiring the most advantageous outcome. Let's face it, burying your head in the sand and hoping your problem goes away is not an effective way to deal with any trouble, call an attorney who has gone head to head with the District Attorneys office in all major Courts from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, your future is too important to risk on chance.

I was arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles County, do I need a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney to assist me in the process of going to Court and protecting my license?
While there is no absolute requirement that a lawyer be retained to represent an accused, not having a private attorney can cost you big time. First, we can go to Court without you having to travel back to California. Second, we have consistently been able to get charges dropped for those visiting the state while on vacation. Third, we can take steps to immediately save your home state drivers license from suspension following a drunk driving incident. Fourth, we know the local D.A. and Judges and can be a tremendous asset in the process of avoiding jail and the long term consequences of a criminal conviction.

Can Mr. Ruff help my child with a Juvenile Case or Under 21 Criminal Charge?
Yes, in addition to defending adults, the lawyer has an impressive track record in Juvenile Court as well. With dismissals for such serious offenses as robbery, theft, vandalism, minor in possession of alcohol, DUI, zero tolerance DMV license actions, gang arrests, sexual molestation and assault just to name a few. Matthew can help to avoid a criminal record and increased insurance costs for all juvenile cases in Los Angeles, Orange and Kern Counties. The amazing results that our law firm has achieved are too numerous to list, however a short list of the 2010 cases include: Underage DUI Dismissed in Los Angeles Superior Court , Robbery Charges Dropped in Inglewood Juvenile Court, Refusal to submit to breath test suspension at DMV set aside in El Segundo, Third time drunk driving charges dropped in Santa Clarita, Drug Possession charges dismissed for minor in criminal Court in Torrance/Palos Verdes, Hit and Run charges dropped in Long Beach among the many other fantastic case results....

Our central California Kern County Bakersfield Attorney Office serving: Lamont , Tehachapi, Shafter, Taft, Mojave, Delano, Lake Isabella, California City, South Bakersfield, Ridgecrest and Eastern Kern County CA.
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