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The Winning Defense Team

Fighting Tooth & Nail for Your Freedom in the West Coast

At Falangetti, we are proud of the results that we have achieved for our clients. Hard work and attention to detail are the foundation of great results. Below are some examples of actual cases and the results obtained by Anthony J. Falangetti. These results are not a guarantee or promise of future results, individual cases and results will vary. If you or a loved one faces criminal charges, please contact our offices at (800) 922-6989. We answer our phones any time, day or night.

    • Accused of a Felony Criminal Threats - Criminal Defense Entire case was dropped


      Our client was experiencing an ongoing dispute with his neighbor. They were living in an apartment complex and the noise was creating friction between the residents. Our client became angry and out of frustration threatened his neighbor and displayed a toy gun. It was a terrible mistake. Our client was remorseful and truly never meant any violence to come to anyone. Our client was accused of a felony Criminal Threats in violation of Penal code section 422. Through our early intervention, we were able to get the felony dropped. Then, we got his matter referred to an office hearing with the Los Angeles City Attorney. Result: No charges filed, entire case was dropped.

    • Accused of Child Molestation - Sex Crimes CASE DISMISSED


      Our client was a teenage boy who was accused of child molestation. Through our analysis of the case, the circumstances of the offense and all of the mitigating factors surrounding our client, we managed to get our client into a diversion program with community service and counseling. Result: CASE DISMISSED.

    • Arrested for a Felony possession - Drug Offenses DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED


      As our client was pulling up to her own home, she was stopped by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy. She was arrested for a Felony possession of Cocaine in violation of Health and Safety Code section 11350 and a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 148, resisting an officer. Through our efforts, the drug possession was reduced to a misdemeanor and then dismissed and the resisting was reduced to a disturbing the peace. Result: DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED.

    • Arrested for Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence Case was dropped


      Our client was married to a law enforcement officer. They were separating and their relationship collapsed. He began to stalk her and follow her. After following her, he started an altercation. Then, when police were called, he convinced the responding officers to arrest her for domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 273.5. Through our efforts very early in the case, we avoided any charges from being filed against her. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office conducted an office hearing. Result: No criminal charges were filed and the case was dropped.

    • Arrested for Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence CASE DISMISSED


      Our client was arrested for domestic violence against his wife. He was charged with threatening her with a knife in violation of Penal Code section 417(a)(1), also known as exhibiting a deadly weapon in a threatening manner. Our office conducted a detailed analysis of the evidence in the case, exposing some weaknesses in the evidence. Base on this analysis, we were able to get our client misdemeanor diversion. Upon completion of the conditions of diversion, the charge would be dismissed. Result: CASE DISMISSED.

    • Arrested for Felony Arson - Criminal Defense All felony charges DISMISSED


      Our client was a college student at UCLA. He and a fellow student were arrested for felony arson of a residential building. He was also charged with arson of personal property, setting fire in a public sidewalk and vandalism. The bail amount was too great for his family to bail him out. We began working on the case immediately. We were able to get him released from jail on his own recognizance. We contacted the District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Result: All felony charges DISMISSED. Place on misdemeanor summary probation for lighting a fire on a public sidewalk.

    • Arrested for Violation of Probation - Violation of Probation ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED

      FEMALE CLIENT IN LOS ANGELES, CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER, APRIL 2017. The client had been placed on felony probation in 2004. In 2017, she was arrest for a bench warrant issued by the court for violations of her probation. One of the claims was that she failed to report to probation as directed or due the required community service. Immediately, Anthony convinced the Court to release her on her own recognizance so that she could continue to go to work. Anthony convinced the judge and the prosecution to terminate her probation, drop the community service and confirm the restitution was already paid. Result: ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED.

    • Carrying a Concealed Knife - Criminal Defense Misdemeanors were dismissed.

      Female client in Torrance Courthouse, August 2019.

      Our client was charged with bringing a knife onto school grounds in violation of Penal Code section 626.10 as well as having marijuana at school. Both charges were misdemeanor criminal offenses. She was an 18 year-old senior in high school preparing to graduate. Our chief objective was to prevent her from getting a criminal record of conviction. We put together a compelling mitigation package and presented it to the prosecution. They agreed and reduced the case to an infraction (simple ticket). Thus, there is no criminal record of conviction.

    • Charged with Battery on a Child / Child Abuse - Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

      Male Client in Long Beach Courthouse, January 2018.

      Our client was charged with battery on a child and child abuse in violation of Penal Code section 242 and Penal Code section 273.5. It was alleged that he had slapped the juvenile. The juvenile victim never stated that our client slapped him. There was no corroborative evidence to establish the charges. We were able to cast doubt on the allegations and show there was no reliable evidence to support the charges.

    • Charged with Being Drunk in Public - Criminal Defense Case DISMISSED.


      Client was charged with being drunk in public in violation of Penal Code section 647(f). Our legal team addressed this case with the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s office to work out a resolution. Result: Case DISMISSED.

    • Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon - Gun Charges ALL FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED

      MALE CLIENT IN COMPTON COURTHOUSE, APRIL 2017. The Client was charged with carrying a concealed dirk or dagger in violation of Penal Code section 21310 as a felony. It was also alleged that he had two prior strike convictions as well as prior prison sentences. The prosecution was initially seeking a state prison sentence. The client had the knife in a holster attached to his belt. We contended that it was not concealed and therefore legal for him to carry the knife openly. After extensive negotiations and discussions with the Court, the Judge reduced the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail. Result: Misdemeanor summary probation. ALL FELONY CHARGES AND PRIOR WERE DISMISSED.

    • Charged with Criminal Threats - Criminal Defense Charged Reduced

      Male client in Long Beach Courthouse, May 2019.

      Our client was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal threats in violation of Penal Code section 422. The allegations arose out of a verbal dispute with a neighbor. The client was a vice president in the banking industry and could not afford a criminal conviction of this kind. Through negotiations with the prosecution and a complete review of how the incident came about, the charges were reduced to one count of disturbing the peace in violation of section 415 and counseling.

    • Charged with Criminal Threats - Criminal Defense Case Dismissed

      Juvenile Client in Long Beach Courthouse, January 2018.

      Our client was a juvenile alleged to have committed a violation of Penal Code section 422, Criminal Threats. It was alleged that he made the threats online on a social media site. We were able to uncover evidence that he made the posts as a joke and never intended for them to be taken as an actual threat or that anyone would be placed in fear. We are able to achieve a successful resolution through diversion.

    • Charged with Cruelty to a Child Inflicting Injury - Criminal Defense CASE DISMISSED


      Our client was an award winning elementary school teacher in San Fernando. She was charged with cruelty to a child inflicting injury, also known as child abuse, in violation of Penal Code section 273a(b). She was alleged to have struck a child in front of her class. Our team conducted a complete investigation, which showed she did not commit any crime. Result:CASE DISMISSED.

    • Charged with Felonious Crime - Criminal Defense Case Diverted, No Charges Filed.

      Male client in San Pedro, Long Beach Courthouse, August 2018.

      Our client was a young man who thought he would play an innocent prank on a friend. He had learned in science class and on YouTube videos that combining some everyday items in a plastic milk bottle creates a reaction and the build up of pressure until the plastic bottle bursts, or explodes. He did not think it was dangerous, never intended to hurt anyone or break the law. What he did not know is the exploding bottle he created is an illegal explosive device, which is extremely dangerous. He was facing serious felony charges. Thankfully, we were able to explain his intensions and present a complete mitigation package showing all of the positive things he had already accomplished in his youth, and emphasize he had never been in any trouble with law enforcement before. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office agreed to handle the case through an office hearing and community service.

    • Charged with Felony Domestic Violence with Great Bodily Injury - Domestic Violence No Charges Filed

      Male client in Indio California, 2019.

      Our client was arrested for a felony domestic violence incident with great bodily injury. Our team immediately started our investigation and the interviewing of witnesses. We were able to prove the accusations untrue and made out of anger while being extremely intoxicated. The injuries had not been caused by the client, but a product of her being drunk. We also showed a history of false accusations by the accuser, made while she was intoxicated. We presented our investigation to the prosecution along with our mitigation package prior to the filing of any charges.

    • Charged with Giving False Information - Criminal Defense Case Dismissed

      Male client in Newport Beach, Harbor Justice Center, August 2019.

      My client was charged with giving false information to a police officer in violation of Penal Code section 148. After presenting the prosecution with our mitigation package showing that our client is a good person who just made a one time mistake, we were able to divert the case for community service and a donation to the victim impact fund.

    • Charged with Illegal Possession - Drug Offenses Case Dismissed

      Female client in the Torrance Courthouse, June 2019.

      Client was charge with a violation of Health and Safety Code section 11350, illegal possession of a controlled substance, heroin. Through negotiations with the prosecutor, we arranged for our client to attend narcotics anonymous meetings and the case was dismissed.

    • Charged with Multiple Felony Counts - Criminal Defense ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED


      Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) served a search warrant on our client’s home. They found two assault weapons and numerous unregistered handguns. Any felony conviction would have ended our client’s career as an armed security guard and armored car driver. He was charged with multiple felony counts including violations on Penal Code section 30605(a) possession of assault weapons. Result: resolution of one misdemeanor count. ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED and our client could keep his job.

    • Charged with Petty Theft - Theft Crimes DISMISSED


      Our client was charged with Petty Theft in violation of Penal Code section 484(a). The crime allegedly occurred in San Pedro. He was arrested by the Los Angeles Harbor Police. The evidence included video surveillance and a confession. Our team investigated the allegations, put together our defense and mitigation package to present to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Result: Case DISMISSED.

    • Charged with Possession of a Firearm - Other Crimes Felony Charge Dismissed

      Female client in Long Beach Courthouse, July 2018.

      Years and years ago, our client had legally purchased a handgun. She stored it in her home and never fired it. Then she was convicted of a felony theft offense, which made it illegal for her to own a gun. More than a decade past without incident. Due to recent changes in California law as well as increased enforcement efforts, law enforcement officers came to her door looking for the gun. She was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in violation of Penal Code section 29800(a)(1), a felony. We assembled mitigation materials and explained the situation. Through negotiations with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a fair and equitable outcome was reached and the case was reduced to a misdemeanor for community service.

    • Charged with Reckless Driving - Reckless Driving DISMISSED


      Our client was charged the reckless driving in violation of vehicle Code section 23103(a). Palos Verdes Police pulled him over and arrested him for the misdemeanor criminal offense. Our lawyers were able to present forensic analysis to rebut the charge of reckless driving. Result: Case reduced to infraction (Traffic ticket). Misdemeanor charge DISMISSED.

    • Charged with Vandalism - Criminal Defense Case Dismissed

      Male client in Bellflower Courthouse, July 2019.

      The client came to our officer after learning he had been charged with vandalism in violation of Penal Code section 594. The misdemeanor complaint had been filed more than a year and half earlier, but he never knew of it. He was never notified of the charge being filed or a pending misdemeanor criminal case. A warrant had been issued for him. Then, one day he was pulled over by a law enforcement officer. During the stop he was told about the warrant. Luckily, he was cited and released. Once we came on the case, we prepared a Motion to Dismiss the case for unnecessary delay and a denial of his Constitutional Right to a speedy trial pursuant to Serna v. Superior Court (1985) 40 Cal3d 239. The Court granted the motion.

    • Charged with White Collar Fraud - White Collar Fraud Probation with home confinement.

      Male client in downtown Los Angeles, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, April 2019.

      The client had been charged in a white collar fraud case with multiple counts of tax fraud for not paying the sales tax, in violation of Revenue and Taxation Code section 7153.5. The evidence in the case was voluminous. The prosecution wanted a state prison sentence. We assembled a tremendous mitigation package and filed it in a Disposition Memorandum with the court.

    • Fish and Game Violations - Fish and Game Violation Case Dismissed

      Male clients in Newport Beach, Harbor Courthouse, July 2019.

      Three men were fishing for lobster in Newport Beach without a proper fishing license while fishing on a stretch of the coastline where all fishing is prohibited. These were serious Fish and Game violations. Wardens from the Department of Fish and Wildlife cited all three men for misdemeanor violations. Each of the men were facing a criminal conviction for the first time in their lives. We were able to get the case against all three men dismissed in exchange for a donation to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund and each of them attending a one day class.

    • Fish and Game Violations - Fish and Game Violation Case Dismissed

      Male client in Torrance Courthouse, March 2019.

      Our client was charged with multiple violations of the Fish and Game Code, all of them misdemeanors. We were able to explain the violations and mitigate the violations. We provided information to show the violations were unintended mistakes that will be corrected so there would be no violations in the future.