Criminal Justice Attorney With Over 37 Years of Criminal Defense Experience

  • After a lawyer from our law firm reviews your case, we will create an aggressive defense strategy to protect your rights.
  • Our award winning attorneys have earned the respect of other legal professionals.
  • The Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson is recognized as one of the best criminal defense law firms in Long Beach.
  • Our phones are staffed 24/7 so clients have access to honest legal advice from top lawyers at all hours.

With more than three decades of experience handling criminal defense cases throughout southern California, Jerry Nicholson has the background, skills, judgment, and reputation he needs to provide clients with sound legal advice and high-quality, aggressive defense representation against criminal charges in Long Beach. Experienced Long Beach criminal defense attorney Jerry Nicholson has handled virtually every kind of criminal defense case, including DUI, sex crimes, white collar crimes, theft, drug possession charges, and assault and battery. If you face misdemeanor or felony charges in Long Beach, CA, let criminal defense lawyer Jerry Nicholson fight to keep a conviction off of your record.


If you or someone you love has been arrested in Long Beach, veteran criminal defense attorney Jerry Nicholson can help you with obtaining release on bail, having the bail amount reduced, or obtaining your release upon your promise to appear in court. Defense lawyer Jerry Nicholson routinely handles criminal cases, working to negotiate sentencing modifications and alternatives to jail including house arrest, work release, or alcohol and drug rehabilitation. He will use every available criminal law tool and service to defend your freedom, which is one of the reasons he is so highly sought after by people in the state of California. Long Beach
courts are notoriously tough on crime, so you’ll need to hire an Long Beach criminal defense attorney who knows what it takes to keep you out of jail. Jerry Nicholson is that attorney who will fight for your rights.


Jerry Nicholson’s phones lines are staffed by a live person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensuring that you will always have access to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Many lawyers will promise you a free consultation, but they only deliver a 15-minute sales pitch. Not Jerry Nicholson. On your first visit to our law office, he will sit down with you for as long as you need to review your case fully and to consider all of your legal options. Our office is located in the Naples neighborhood in Long Beach near Mothers Beach and the Long Beach Sea Base Aquatics Center. If you’re facing any criminal charge in the Long Beach area, you need an experienced Long Beach criminal defense attorney who can address your concerns and provide you with a sound, aggressive legal defense. See what former clients have to say about working with Jerry by reading the Google Plus reviews of the Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson, A Professional Corporation. Call the Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson as quickly as possible or fill out the form on this website to speak with our Los Angeles County criminal defense attorneys.


I have used Jerry's services before and was thrilled to see the results. He gave my case his full attention and made the whole process as easy as he could for me. I am pleased to say he won our case. I hope to not be in court again, but if I am, Jerry will definitely be representing me again.

Sophia N.
Sophia N.
Long Beach, CA

Criminal Defense Services


Driving Under the Influence

If you are charged with DUI, contact Long Beach DUI lawyer Jerry Nicholson for the legal help you’ll need. Jerry Nicholson can challenge the legality of the traffic stop, the results of DUI tests, and the testimony of the police. With your future at stake, don’t take unnecessary risks. Jerry Nicholson has the experience and the dedication you’ll need if you are arrested and charged with DUI. With the likelihood of fines, a license suspension, and possible jail time if you’re convicted, it’s imperative to have an experienced Long Beach DUI attorney working for you.

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Domestic Violence

If you’re accused of domestic violence, you’ll need to contact a Long Beach domestic violence defense attorney at once. The state will prosecute aggressively anyone charged with domestic violence. A domestic violence charge may be filed as either a misdemeanor or as a felony hinging on the seriousness of the alleged abusive behavior, but severe injuries will almost always generate a felony charge. The laws governing domestic violence are complicated and govern a variety of circumstances and behaviors. If you are charged with domestic violence in or near Long Beach, you must hire an experienced domestic violence defense attorney.

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Sexual Offences

If anyone accuses you of a sex crime, you’ll need to be represented by an aggressive, experienced Long Beach sex crimes attorney. Sex crimes can be some of the most serious offenses that the criminal justice system addresses. In California, sexual assault, rape, and statutory rape are punished without leniency. Attorney Jerry Nicholson handles cases ranging from physical child abuse charges to accusations of lewd conduct in public. Call the Law Offices of Jerry Nicholson as quickly as possible after an arrest for any sex crime in the Long Beach area.

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Arrest Warrants

Typically, an arrest warrant will be issued after a grand jury indictment or when law enforcement officials reasonably suspect that criminal activity has occurred. In most cases, a person is not even aware that an arrest warrant exists until the arrest is made. Having the assistance of an experienced Long Beach arrest warrants attorney is beneficial. If you believe that an arrest warrant has been issued for you, you need the help of experienced Long Beach arrest warrants attorney Jerry Nicholson. He knows what the courts will require and in some cases can help you avoid time in jail. If there’s a warrant with your name on it, don’t wait to make the call.

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Under California law, entering a building with the intent to commit a theft or another felony constitutes burglary. Burglary may be prosecuted as a felony or as a misdemeanor in California, but a conviction for even the misdemeanor charge can put you in jail for up to a year. You must retain aggressive defense representation immediately if you face burglary charges. Long Beach burglary attorney Jerry Nicholson has extensive experience successfully defending burglary suspects. If there was a misunderstanding or misidentification, Jerry Nicholson will see that your side of the case is fully understood. If you are accused of burglary, fight the charge and call attorney Jerry Nicholson without delay.

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Drug Crimes

If you’re charged with any drug crime or drug-related crime, contact experienced Long Beach drug crimes attorney Jerry Nicholson immediately. California’s drug laws are difficult to understand and almost always changing. However, while some drug laws are currently undergoing reforms, most drug charges in California still require at least some amount of time in custody if you’re convicted. If you are charged with a drug crime, let experienced Long Beach drug crimes attorney Jerry Nicholson fight aggressively for justice on your behalf.

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Should You Post Bail After An Arrest?

Even though bail is usually set pursuant to a fixed schedule for each crime, judges can sometimes deviate from these schedules & adjust the bail amounts. Any adjustments can, however, only be made during or after your first arraignment & unless you post the bail as quoted then you will remain in custody until you are arraigned. At your first arraignment, your attorneys can try to convince the judge to reduce the bail amount but there is a real risk that the prosecutors will also try to have it increased. The best way to beat the prosecution’s arguments, in this respect, is to prepare adequately & for that you need enough time. Posting bail as it is means that you do not have to appear for your first arraignment for up to 30 days instead of 3 & this time should be enough for your attorneys to craft the best arguments to get your bail reduced.