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JURY TRIAL VICTORY in the Long Beach Courthouse: September of 2021
My client was facing life in prison, charged with robbery, the use of a gun and a gang enhancement. Furthermore, he had four prior strike felonies. But he didn’t do it and I intended to prove it. During trial I established the actual suspect looked nothing like my client. As the evidence was presented, it became clear the witness identified the wrong person and the wrong car. After closing arguments, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of NOT guilty.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September of 2021, in the Long Beach Courthouse was charged with a hit and run. I arranged for a civil compromise. The other party’s car was fixed, and my client’s case was completely dismissed.
August of 2021, at the LAX (Airport) courthouse. My client was charge with bring a gun into the airport. I was able to show the whole thing was just a mistake. The result: All charges dismissed.
November of 2021. My client arrested for felony vandalism. In the Airport courthouse, the case was reduced to a misdemeanor. Then, through negotiations with the People, the client was granted diversion. In exchange for paying restitution for the damage and attending AA meetings, his case will be dismissed.
November of 2021. Westminster Courthouse (West Justice Center), my client was charged with a hit and run. We cleared the up the accident, got his insurance to cover the damage. Client was granted diversion. He can attend a one-day class and then get his case dismissed. Case DISMISSED.
November of 2021, in the Long Beach Courthouse. My client was charged with assault with a firearm and being in possession of a gun while being previously convicted of a felony. The evidence that he possessed the gun illegally was overwhelming. However, we were successful in showing that he did not assault anyone with the gun. The assault charges were dismissed, and the case resolved for probation and no additional time in custody.
December of 2021, in the Long beach Courthouse. Our client was arrested for a domestic violence incident. He was adamant that he was innocent. He only touched his girlfriend to hold her and stop her from hitting him. We show her version was consistent with our client’s claim of self-defense, and she was uncooperative. Case was dropped and no charges were filed.
January of 2022, in the Torrance Courthouse. My client was charged with assault and battery at a local restaurant. We were able to bring the two parties together, work out their differences, and our client apologized. After fixing the problem, then we fixed the case in court and convinced the prosecution to dismiss the charges. Case DISMISSED.
January of 2022, in Imperial County. This case was a little far from our office, but the results were still great. Our client was arrested for attempted murder and assault with a firearm. We investigated the case, interviewed every possible witness. We dug into the police reports. We found the accusations made by the alleged victim were unsubstantiated. The attempted murder and assault with firearm charges were both dismissed. Our client received probation for the unlawful discharge of a gun.