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Criminal Defense

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Civil Defense

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Arthur Khachatourians is an experienced defense attorney who represents healthcare and real estate professionals in matters arising from governmental investigations that trigger criminal and civil exposure. The Khachatourians Law Group was designed to address the complex legal issues that arise against professionals in simultaneous criminal, civil, and licensing matters.  The Khachatourians Law Group is not a one track law firm; it addresses the underlining case along with the collateral effects.  Mr. Khachatourians and his defense team actively develop a case strategy to mitigate the client’s exposure and advocate to reject, reduce, or dismiss the allegations as possible.
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Mr. Khachatourians has obtained not guilty verdicts on Medi-Cal  fraud and falsification of medical records, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, child abuse, and dismissal and rejection of multiple criminal charges for battery, assault, domestic violence, and charges for elder abuse and neglect arising from incidents’ in nursing homes. Mr. Khachatourians practice focuses on the defense of nursing homes, residential care facilities, physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals.  He has also prevented numerous cases from being filed against nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physicians, and hospitals by providing additional or missing information which resulted in  rejection of the criminal investigation.  Mr. Khachatourians has extensive experience in representing clients who are under investigation or prosecution by the Attorney General’s Office of Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.  He is routinely active throughout the various courthouses in Southern California and has experience in media relations in high profile cases.

“Our most significant priority is to ensure that we successfully defend our clients. We look forward to reviewing your case and working with you to defend you.”Arthur Khachatourians
A domestic violence case also has several collateral effects.  A domestic violence charge, (i.e. Penal Code 273.5, commonly known as spousal battery), will trigger the Department of Child and Family Services to commence an investigation while there is an active criminal case if there are any minor children.  If the parties are getting a divorce, the domestic violence arrest will also affect the child custody and child and spousal support orders.  Mr. Khachatourians has successfully prevented domestic violence charges from getting filed against his clients and has been able to handle the collateral effects as to obtain a positive outcome for his clients in the family law, restraining order, and immigration matters as well.

A nursing home recently receiving a “G” level deficiency or a citation, may trigger a cross-reporting investigation with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse.  Such an investigation may subject the facility, the administrator, Director of Nurses, charge nurses, and/or the CNAs to criminal prosecution.  The case may also affect the arrestee’s professional license; a disciplinary action may be commenced against the professional license with the various licensing boards in California, including but not limited to, the medical board, RN board, LVN board.  A criminal conviction may also trigger a civil lawsuit against the provider.  If the medical professional is not a US citizen, there may also be immigration consequences that subject the arrestee to removal or deportation proceedings.   
A workplace investigation regarding sexual harassment, may trigger a civil lawsuit, possible media coverage, and possible criminal prosecution.  There may be a simultaneous unemployment hearing or a workplace violence restraining order hearing that subjects the parties to alternative judicial proceedings and multiple or inconsistent statements.  Mr. Khachatourians has the experience in navigating through the various judicial proceedings as to vindicate the best possible resolution for his clients.

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Elder Abuse –California Penal Code 368

Failing to Report Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse – California Welfare & Institutions Code 15630

Failing to Report Child Abuse – California Penal Code 11166

Medi-Cal Kickbacks, Bribes, Rebates – California Welfare & Institutions Code 14107.2(b)

Embezzlement by a Caretaker – California Penal Code 368(e)

False Claim, Falsification of Medical Records, Fraudulent Claims, Medi-Cal Fraud

Violations, Penalties Relating to Operation or Maintenance of Long-Term Healthcare Facilities – California Health and Safety Code 1290(c)

Murder, Attempted Murder, Manslaughter, Voluntary, Involuntary Manslaughter

Battery, Battery on Peace Officer, Battery with Great Bodily Injury, Assault, Sexual Battery

Domestic Violence, Spousal Battery, Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Criminal Threats

Burglary, Embezzlement, Grand Theft, Petty Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Bad Checks, Fraudulent Conveyance

Civil Action for Unfair Business Practices – Business & Professions Code 17200

Civil Action for Knowingly presenting a false claim – Government Code 12650

Civil Action for Wrongful Death, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse, Negligence, Unruh Act, Battery, Assault

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

Residential Care Facilities for the Elder (RCFE or Assisted Living)

Private Ambulance Companies



Registered Nurses

Licensed Vocational Nurses

Certified Nursing Assistants

Nursing Home Administrators and Providers

Home Health Agencies

Licensed Realtors and Brokers

Los Angeles Police Department

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

Investigations by the Office of Inspector General (OIG)

California Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Fraud and Elder Abuse

California Department of Public Health – Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA), Home Health Aides (HHA), Certified Hemodialysis Technicians (CHT), Nursing Home Administrators (NHA), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

California Community Care and Licensing

Medical Board of California

California Board of Registered Nursing

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Ambulance and Taxi

California Bureau of Real Estate

California Department of Consumer Affairs

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