El Monte Criminal Defense Attorney

El Monte is a residential city in Los Angeles County. The city got the name from the Spanish soldiers and missionaries, who often stopped by in the area. Interestingly enough, the in exact translation of the name “El Monte” means “the mountain”, however, the city is located in the Valley and there is no mountain. It is still a mystery, why the soldiers and missionaries referred to the area as the mountain.

Historically, the area of the El Monte was known for its rich, fruitful land. In mid eighteen hundreds, time of California Gold Rush, the city was a stopping point for immigrants on their way to the gold fields. Some of the immigrants realized that the land in the area was the real gold and the settling began.

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From the very beginning, the city of El Monte had a reputation of a rough town. Men often settled their disputes with guns and knives in the local gambling saloons. The city was a home to some of the most ruthless gangs, such as of Juan Flores and Pancho Daniel. Gang activities along with Indian raids together kept the crime rate in the area considerably high.

Now days, the city of El Monte is not as dangerous as it was in mid eighteen hundreds. However, the crime rate is considerably higher than national average in United States. The chances of becoming a victim of a violent or property crime are one in forty five. Statistically, one is more likely to become a victim of a property crime, such as theft, arson, larceny or burglary, with the chance of one in fifty two.

Such unfortunate statistics keep El Monte’s own state of the art El Monte Criminal Defense Lawyer busy all year long. Be it a DUI, assault, thefts or any other criminal charges, the El Monte Criminal Defense Lawyer is always there to help.

  • El Monte Police
    11333 Valley Blvd.
    El Monte, CA 91731
    Phone: (626) 580-2100