Burbank Criminal Defense Lawyer


Burbank Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby has more than 19 years of experience defending individuals against criminal charges that originate from the Burbank Superior Courthouse. If you have been arrested in the Burbank area, you will need a lawyer who has experience in dealing with the Burbank Police Department, the Burbank branch of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, and the Burbank City Prosecutor’s Office. Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby has been successful in contacting these agencies before going to court in an effort to have your criminal charges dismissed before the initial court date.

Call Burbank Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby at (323) 477-2819

You are innocent unless proven guilty and the burden of proving your guilt rests entirely upon the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the Burbank Branch. It may be possible to reduce the charges against you to a lesser offense or otherwise negotiate an alternative resolution to your case. I can help answer some of the questions you may have regarding your case, such as:

  • Did the police violate my constitutional rights?
  • What are the next steps in the legal process?
  • What are the chances of accomplishing a reduction in the charges?
  • Is it possible to be incarcerated for my alleged offense?
  • Are there any alternative programs to avoid possible incarceration?

When you are looking for a lawyer, you need aggressive and experienced counsel to successfully defend your rights. I have handled countless criminal cases in the Burbank Superior Court. When you are facing criminal charges, don’t risk your liberty and future.

Call Burbank Criminal Defense Attorney Max Gorby 

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(323) 477-2819

Burbank Superior Courthouse
300 East Olive Ave.
Burbank, Ca 91502

Phone: 818-557-3466

Burbank District Attorney’s Office
300 E. Olive Avenue, Room 215
Burbank, Ca 91502

Phone: 818-557-3525

Burbank City Attorney’s Office
275 East Olive Avenue
Burbank, Ca 91502

Phone: 818-238-5700

Burbank City Attorney serves as legal advisor and representative for the City of Burbank. The CAO works with other City departments and divisions on legal matters to defend the City from legal action(s) brought against it. It is responsible for initiating lawsuits, code enforcement compliance, collection of monies owed to the City, eminent domain proceedings, and misdemeanor prosecution for violations of State and local statutes. The office is comprised of three divisions: Departmental Services and Administration, Litigation, and Prosecution.

Burbank Police Department
200 N. Third Street
Burbank, Ca 91502

Phone: 818-238-3333

The Patrol Division provides police service to the community 24 hours a day. Officers within the division generally work in uniform and drive “marked” (black and white) police cars. Almost half of Burbank’s sworn police officers are assigned to patrol. This division enforces traffic laws, investigates all observed or reported suspicious activities, and interacts with residents and businesses to promote a sense of community. Officers utilize directed patrol to target specific areas to positively impact the crime rate by deterring criminal activity and apprehending suspects. This division is also responsible for the Communication Center (911) operation ensuring rapid response to calls for service. Patrol maintains the readiness of the Special Response Team for resolution of critical incidents and specialty assignments such as the K-9 unit, park patrol, and the bicycle detail.


The land occupied by the present City was part of two large Spanish land grants. The first was the vast Rancho San Rafael, granted to Don Jose Maria Verdugo by the Spanish government in 1798. Nearby Rancho La Providencia was created following Mexico’s successful bid for independence from Spain in 1821. The real history of the city, though, began when a New Hampshire dentist headed west with the thousands of Americans seeking new opportunities. This was at a time when men like Isaac Lankershim and Isaac Van Nuys were changing the face of the San Fernando Valley.  Dr. David Burbank was active in Los Angeles real estate when he purchased portions of both ranchos in 1867. He combined them into a large ranch where he raised sheep, built a ranch house (on what was later Warner Bros. backlot) and occasionally sold off small plots of land. Realizing that bringing in the railroad would increase the value of his ranch, Dr. Burbank sold the Southern Pacific Railroad a stretch of right-of-way for one dollar. The first train passed through Burbank on April 5, 1874.  During the rate war between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads, low fares brought people streaming into California and Dr. Burbank once more seized the opportunity. In 1886, he sold his property to a group of land speculators for $250,000 and the Providencia Land, Water and Development Company was formed.  The speculators laid out a business district, started construction on a “brick block building” which still stands on the corner of San Fernando Blvd. and Olive Avenue, and subdivided the property into small farms and residential lots. They opened the tract for sale on May 1, 1887, and the town of Burbank was born.  The population of the town was 500 when the voters approved incorporation in 1911. That same year, civic boosters began a campaign to have the Pacific Electric Streetcar line extended from Glendale into Burbank. The citizens of Burbank had to put up a $48,000 subsidy to get the reluctant P.E. officials to agree. The first Red Car rolled into Burbank on September 6, 1911.  Leading the opposition to the public fundraising was J.W. Fawkes, who had patented the first monorail car in the United States. He built a prototype on his Burbank ranch, running a line between Lake and Flower Streets. Fawkes called his invention the “Aerial Swallow.” City officials, however, called it “Fawkes’ Folly” and the proposed monorail system never materialized.

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