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    • Federal Court Grants Early Termination of Probation - GRANTED - Early Termination of Probation Granted

      At the hearing to end probation early on a federal child pornography conviction, our client’s probation officer rattled off a list of supposed violations before the judge. Admittedly our client, who was sentenced to 8 years probation after his prison sentence, presented a few challenges, including an episode where his computer was seized while on probation. However, our attorneys were ready. The Judge had a strong Motion before him, detailing our client’s rehabilitative growth, renewed spirituality, and recognized leadership roles in various support groups. Our attorney at the hearing aggressively attacked the merits of the purported violations. Ultimately, the Judge saw that our client had made progress and no longer posed a threat to warrant continued probation. His Order: EARLY TERMINATION OF SUPERVISED RELEASE GRANTED.

    • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Under PC 290 - CASE DISMISSED - Failure to Register Dismissed

      Our client recently married, received a job promotion, and was looking forward to other promising opportunities after years of hardship, heartache, and struggle. He felt that finally, his life was approaching a hopeful turning point. Then, he was arrested.

      Even though he had been fully compliant with his sex offender registrations over the years—reporting changes in addresses and reporting annually— and even though he had committed no offenses since his conviction (which stemmed from his own childhood exploitation), our client was charged in Santa Clara County for allegedly violating Penal Code section 290.009.

      The misdemeanor offense stated that “[a]ny person required to register under the [Sex Offender Registration] Act who is enrolled as a student or is an employee or carries on a vocation, with or without compensation, at an institution of higher learning in this state, shall register pursuant to the provisions of the Act.” Our client was not enrolled as a student nor was he employed at the school; he simply volunteered every so often with a religious organization that appeared on a university campus. Neither he nor the entity was affiliated with the school.

      The prosecutor offered 90 days in jail, two years of probation, and other court-related fines to resolve the case. However, the team at Coimbra Law Firm, APC, diligently attacked each element of the prosecutor’s case – and, ultimately, the case against our client was DISMISSED.

    • Young Man Accused of Rape - Sex Crimes Client Released From Custody; No Charges Filed

      A family approached our office after being stunned at the results we were able to get for other people who have been accused of heinous crimes. They told us the sad tale of a young man in their family who had been falsely accused of a rape (California Penal Code 261) by a young woman. Our West Covina rape charges defense attorneys sprung into action, visiting our client in custody immediately and intervening early on in the process. As a result of our swift and immediate action, our client was released and no charges will be pursued. Moreover, as a result of our early intervention, our client will never have to register as a sex offender.

    • Megan's Law Exclusion Application Approved -- Termination of Registered Sex Offender Profile - Sex Crimes PROFILE REMOVED

      Client was previously convicted of having violated Penal Code sections 288(a) and 311.11, also known, respectively, as lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor and possession of obscene materials. The complaining witness was client's minor stepchild. Our office submitted a powerful legal argument supported by a significant amount of compelling documentation, including a favorable psychiatric evaluation of our client. The Department of Justice granted our petition and our client's online Megan's Law profile has since been removed.

    • Spared From Lifetime Sex Offender Registration - Sex Crimes Never Had to Register as Sex Offender

      Client, C. R., was represented by the public defender and sustained a conviction for violation of the California Penal Code. The court erroneously imposed penal code 290 lifetime sex offender registration. His probation officer was about to violate him for failure to register as a sex offender. Our sex crimes defense attorneys quickly mobilized and obtained a "nunc pro tunc" order showing that lifetime sex offender registration order was in error. Before probation could violate our client, we submitted this order with probation office. C.R. never had to register as a sex offender due to our swift and skilled action.

    • Jail Avoided for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: No Custody at Arraignment Despite High Chance of Remand - Sex Crimes DISMISSED

      Our client was accused of failure to register as a sex offender while on a college campus in violation of California Penal Code Section 290(b). The court issued notices regarding the necessity of his appearance in court, each time being told he needed to return until ultimately (he feared) that a warrant was issued for his arrest (despite repeated attendance). Our failure to register defense attorneys sprung into action, appearing each time, and then finally at his arraignment that took place in December 2017. We ensured that our client would not be remanded into custody. He walked out of the courthouse free and clear from any bench warrant. Our failure to register defense attorneys will be defending his case and we have vowed to secure a successful resolution. What a great start to the defense of his case: remand into custody AVOIDED.

    • Termination of Oppressive Federal Probation Conditions In Sex Offender Case - Sex Crimes Client Can Now Freely Visit with His Family

      Federal probation officer imposed oppressive and unreasonable geographic restrictions on our client, J.H., which prevented him from visiting his family in San Diego County. Our federal sex crimes attorneys aggressively pursued modification of probation conditions so that he would not be subject to these far-reaching conditions. We won. Our client can now freely visit with his family.

    • Spared From Life in Prison On Sex Crimes Accusation - Sex Crimes Charges Dropped

      Our client, C.G., was accused of sexual misconduct by a family member. We filed a flurry of legal motions and actively engaged in the negotiating process with the prosecutor. Through the discovery process, we found out that accuser had falsely accused her own mother of having hit her, thereby damaging her credibility and putting the integrity of her accusation against our client into question. Our client initially faced potential life in prison. The vast majority of the charges were dropped with only one remaining. C.G. given comparatively negligible custody commitment.

    • Another Client Spared From Lifetime Sex Offender Registration - Sex Crimes Able to Return to Normal Life and Pursue Career

      Client, M.L., was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct in violation of California Penal Code section 288(a). He stood to lose everything he ever worked for, including a stellar background in finance. Prosecutor was adamant that he should register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Our lewd and lascivious conduct defense attorneys aggressively challenged the allegations. We persuaded prosecutor to drop the 288(a). Client was spared prison and lifetime sex offender registration. He was able to return to his normal life and pursue his career.

    • Spared From Life in Prison On Sex Crimes Accusation - Sex Crimes

      Client J.G. accused of having had sex with a minor. Case was charged as lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor even though it should have been charged as statutory rape. Our office aggressively engaged in the negotiation process. Maximum exposure in for J.G. would have been 64 years in state prison. He will be out in less than five.

    • Failure To Register Allegation Vigorously Challenged: Years Of State Prison Avoided - Successfully Resolved - Sex Crimes Successful negotiation on reduced sentence

      Our client faced potentially up to 6 years in prison (3 years high term times two because of prior strike) for failing to report a change in address, as is required of § 290 registrants. Instead, he will be going home in less than 190 days, due to the diligent efforts of our sex crimes defense attorneys. And his family cannot wait to celebrate! Our client was arrested on his 73 rd birthday. He was registered at one address but had been caring for his ailing mother at least twice a week at another address, which authorities felt triggered a registration violation. Our sex crimes defense lawyers successfully negotiated with prosecutors and the court to not only cut in half a proposed sentence term but then double our client’s custody credits, resulting in a sentence of about 6 months before factoring in the credit for time already served. Our client will be home well before his next birthday and in time to continue caring for his mother.

    • Court Throws Out DUI Charge; Reduction to Wet Reckless - DUI Reduced to Wet Reckless

      Our client, a young man, could have faced potential jail time, significant fines and fees, probation, and a minimum of TEN YEARS of raised insurance premiums...had he not made the astute decision of HIRING the Award-Winning DUI Defense Law Firm, Coimbra Law Firm. Due to our diligent efforts VERY early on in the case, our DUI defense lawyer persuaded the prosecutor to THROW OUT the DUI charge in favor of a reduced wet reckless count.

      The young man, who works in construction, was given NO JAIL TIME, and, instead, must only fulfill some reasonable court obligations and summary probation. The resolution did NOT result in a suspension his license, which would have occurred had he been convicted of the original charges of violating Vehicle Code sections 23152(A), driving under the influence, and 23152(B), driving with a blood-alcohol-level of 0.08 % or more.

    • Successful DUI Result With .19 BAC (Double The Legal Limit-Plus-Three) - DUI No Jail Time

      Our client, T.K., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a .08 percent BAC or higher. Client is a professional with much to lose. On account of the unusually high blood alcohol concentration, prosecutor wanted extended alcohol program and also jail time. Due to our high level of drunk driving defense legal skill, we persuaded prosecutor to drop the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and to drop jail time as part of the resolution of the case.

    • West Covina Vehicle Code Violation Dismissal Case Dismissed

      Glendora police officer stopped defendants vehicle. After an abrasive and rude encounter with our client, police officer cited her for vehicle code violation that could have had a significant impact on her California drivers license record if convicted. Our office moved swiftly, diligently and aggressively in the direction of a complete dismissal. Our West Covina vehicle code violation defense attorneys filed a motion compelling discovery and motion for a dismissal. The police officer responded with a late and tardy response that left much to be desired both substantively and procedurally. We argued for a dismissal West Covina court threw out the citation and case was dismissed.

    • Probation Violation Dismissed - Early Termination of Probation Case Dismissed

      Client had been represented by public defender and was given onerous probation terms, including a one-year inpatient drug rehabilitation program. Client complained about being exploited by the program, made to work and being under tight control. He AWOL'ed and found out that he had a warrant for his arrest for leaving the program. Our probation violation defense attorneys swept in and not only had the warrant recalled and quashed (i.e., terminated); our firm also got him re-enrolled into an outpatient program with extremely reasonable terms so that he could serve out his drug rehabilitation without incident. Probation violation and potentially long prison sentence totally avoided.

    • Potential Probation Violation Squashed - Sex Crimes No Charges

      Our client, a registered sex offender Who is on federal probation, was confronted by his probation officer on bogus allegations that could have led to severe repercussions in criminal court. Our West Covina probation violation defense attorneys accompanied him during his meeting with his probation officer. On account of our effective representation skills, we prevented him from going into custody or otherwise suffering any adverse criminal consequences.

    • DUI with .12 BAC Dismissed in Favor of Reduced No-Jail Charge - DUI

      A young man with a career in banking, who also seeks to go to law school someday, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in violation of California Vehicle Code 23152a and Driving with .08 BAC or higher, in violation of California Vehicle Code 23152b. Our Van Nuys courthouse DUI defense attorneys swept into action and challenged the field sobriety test, the officer's statement and the forensic evidence the prosecutor had amassed against him. Through diligent defense work and negotiating skill, our DUI defense attorneys achieved a DISMISSAL of his DUI charge. Matter resolved for a lesser plea and client served no jail time and his driving record was not besmirched by any DUI conviction.

    • Client Charged with Multiple Counts of Violating Health and Safety Code 11351 HS "Possession of Cocaine for Sale" Law & Spared f - Drug Crimes Successful Resolution -- No Prison

      Client was faced with a felony charge for cocaine possession for sale out of the Alhambra courthouse in the San Gabriel Valley. He was looking at nearly a decade in a California State Prison. Our Alhambra courthouse criminal defense attorneys swept into action, forcefully challenging the evidence through powerful legal motion work and negotiation. Our determined defense work saved client from having to serve out 9 years in prison. He was released with no custody.

    • Dismissal of Driving While Intoxicated Charge & Prevention of Battery On a Peace Officer Charge - DUI

      Our client, a member of the police department, was arrested for suspected driving while intoxicated in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a). The circumstances of his arrest included altercation with fellow police officers and the prosecutor had ample opportunity to file battery on a police office (a violation of California Penal Code 243(b) and 243(c)). At minimum, the prosecutor could have filed resisting arrest, a violation of California Penal Code 148(a)(1). However, due to our early and aggressive intervention, the prosecutor never filed any such charges though it would have had good reason to do so. They also dismissed the DWI count. Matter resolved for lesser plea. Client served absolutely no jail time on account of this resolution. Another successful result.

    • Arrest Warrant Recalled and Quashed Client spared from being incarcerated

      Our client, S.M., who was investigated for financial fraud accusation, was the subject of an arrest warrant at Rancho Cucamonga courthouse. Our Rancho Cucamonga courthouse criminal defense attorneys swept into action and had the court terminate the warrant. Client could have spent the remainder of her criminal proceedings in custody but, thanks to our swift and effective challenge of the warrant, client obtained O.R. release.

    • Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Man Accused of Child Molestation Dismissed - Sex Crimes

      Our client was accused by the alleged victim's mother of having molested her underage daughter, known as lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor under 14 years old. Our sex crimes defense attorneys challenged the investigating officer and the prosecutor to produce forensic evidence to match up the verbal accusation. It became clear the government could not produce such evidence. Accordingly, our California sex crimes defense lawyers shut down the investigation and prosecution against our client. After approximately one year after the case opening up for investigation, The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office issued a "DA reject", refusing to pursue the matter on account of a lack of evidence. Considering that this easily could have led to lifetime sex offender registration for our client, as well as significant state prison time, this is an amazing victory.

    • Neighbor Vandalism Charge Dismissed

      Our client came to us dismayed that he was accused of vandalism (a violation of California Penal Code 594), which could've been prosecuted as a felony because of potential high monetary amount of the alleged property damage. He was intoxicated at the time the alleged vandalism occurred, which included extensive damage to a front window of his neighbors home. Our West Covina vandalism defense attorneys sprang into action, spearheading a legal defense effort months in advance of his court date. Exclusively as a result of our early and aggressive criminal defense intervention, the prosecutor declined to prosecute the case. Case dismissed even before the arraignment.

    • Registered Sex Offender Probation Violation Successfully Resolved - Sex Crimes

      Our client, a registered sex offender, was facing the imposition of a suspended sentence potentially approaching a decade of prison time. He was accused of having violated one of the conditions of his probation, which is not to use any social media. We argued that our client's use of social media had nothing to do with any illicit, sexual or unlawful purpose despite the condition and also argued the constitutionality of such a condition, among other arguments. The court did not impose either middle or high term but instead, the lowest possible term. Client got maximum custody credits, the lowest available custody time and the matter resolved successfully and to the great satisfaction of our client.

    • Possession of Methamphetamine Charge Dismissed - Drug Crimes

      Our West Covina drug defense attorneys represented a young man of college age after he was arrested and cited for possession of methamphetamine, a violation of California Health and Safety Code section 11377. Due to our early intervention, our West Covina meth possession defense lawyers were able to have the matter charged as a misdemeanor rather than a felony prior to filing. But we didn't stop there. We negotiated a settlement for drug diversion under PC 1000. Our client took a 20 day drug diversion course, maintained an arrest-free record. Judge dismissed of the matter. Not only was our young client able to avoid any jail time, but he will have no criminal record of this case.

    • Sex Offender Profile Successfully Removed from Public Website - Sex Crimes REMOVED

      Our client, a registered sex offender under California Penal Code 290, was being subjected to public disclosure of his private information. His personal profile was posted on privately-owned website that published his home address, as well as other sensitive contact information. Our sex crimes defense attorneys sprung into action argued that this presented a potential danger to his personal safety, among other persuasive legal arguments. The website complied with our request and took down his profile.

    • Sex Offender Profile Successfully Removed from Public Website - Sex Crimes REMOVED

      Our client, a registered sex offender under California Penal Code 290, was being subjected to public disclosure of his private information. His personal profile was posted on privately-owned website that published his home address, as well as other sensitive contact information. Our sex crimes defense attorneys sprung into action argued that this presented a potential danger to his personal safety, among other persuasive legal arguments. The website complied with our request and took down his profile.

    • Nurse charged with DUI and refusal to submit breath test receives reduced sentence and refusal stricken. - DUI REDUCED

      Our client, a nurse who received a DUI, was facing charges for both DUI and refusal to submit for BAC testing. Our attorneys worked arduously even before the arraignment by submitting mitigation materials to the DA prior to filing. Our attorneys were able to secure a deal which pleased the client, including having the refusal charge stricken. The client received credits toward her overall sentence, a reduced fine, and the minimum program required for a DUI conviction. In addition, the client was able to plead no contest, as opposed to guilty, for the reduced sentence.

    • Young man facing charges of drunk in public is granted diversion REDUCED

      Our attorneys were successful in securing diversion for a client facing charges for being drunk in public. He will only have to perform a minimal amount of community labor, and will be granted a dismissal upon completion of this reduced punishment.

    • Client facing charges of grand larceny in excess of over $20,000 receives no jail time and no probation Restitution

      After our attorneys went to bat for this client, the DA agreed to allow our client to pay restitution in exchange for no jail time, no community labor, and no probation. This is a huge success, especially given the amount in controversy and aggravating circumstances involved in the alleged crime.

    • Man on probation with outstanding warrant receives significantly reduced sentence for felony evasion - Early Termination of Probation WAIVED

      Our client, a man with an extensive criminal background, was charged with felony evasion after fleeing from a traffic stop. At the time, he was not only on probation, but he also had a warrant. He was facing a sentence of 3 years in state prison, in addition to an enhanced sentence for the probation violation. Our attorneys were able to secure a deal where the client will only serve 9 months in county jail and will later be placed in a drug rehabilitation program. The court agreed to waive additional punishment for the probation violation and the warrant at issue.

    • Failure to register as a sex offender charge dismissed DISMISSED

      Our client, a registered sex offender, was accused of having failed to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290.01(a)(1). Our sex crimes defense attorneys sprung into action, reached out immediately to the prosecutor and represented our client in court. The prosecutor dismissed of the accusation. Our client could have face to multiple years in the state prison for this alleged violation. Instead, and our failure to register charges lawyers got the matter thrown out.

    • Petition for Certificate of Rehabilitation Granted - Certificate of Rehabilitation GRANTED

      Our client, who had sustained multiple prior convictions, was anxious to obtain a certificate of rehabilitation to have certain legal rights restored. Our postconviction criminal defense attorneys put together a compelling legal argument and various supporting exhibits to convince the court to grant our client's petition. We appeared in department 100 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, made the oral argument on behalf of our client in support of the petition. The judge granted our client's certificate of rehabilitation.

    • Domestic violence case thrown out before first court appearance due to our early intervention DISMISSED

      Our client, a promising college student with career ambitions, was accused of having assaulted her live-in boyfriend. The prosecutor was going to file domestic battery charges against her. A California domestic violence conviction would have destroyed her life, her dreams and any ambitions of pursuing her desired career. Our Long Beach courthouse domestic violence attorneys intervened in her defense in advance of her arraignment. We advocated on her behalf before the Long Beach city attorney's office at a city attorney hearing. After doing so, the Long Beach city attorney's office dismissed her case, deciding not to pursue any prosecution against our client.

    • Prosecutor dismisses child endangerment charge. Our client enters a plea of a lesser offense and no jail time

      Our client was charged with having used excessive force while disciplining his child. Our West Covina child endangerment charges defense attorneys went to work, arguing that our client was actually acting within the confines of his parental right to discipline and that he did not act unreasonably. A conviction of this magnitude would've carried up to one year in the county jail. Instead, the prosecutor dismissed the child endangerment charge, our client entered a plea to a lesser offense and no jail time was imposed.

    • Pomona Courthouse Community Labor Extension Successfully Achieved; Bench Warrant Avoided

      Our client was required to perform 10 days of community labor by a certain court date pursuant to the terms of a case resolution. On account of a physical injury, our client was unable to complete those 10 days. Our Pomona courthouse criminal defense attorneys provided the court with proof of the physical injury and convinced judge to provide extension. Pomona courthouse is notoriously a very tough environment for criminal defendants and is not known for its leniency. Despite this, the court granted our client this extension. Pomona courthouse also frequently generates a bench warrants, including but not limited for failure to provide timely proof of community labor. Despite this very tough environment, our bench warrant defense attorneys therefore ALSO avoided a bench warrant from issuing against our client.

    • Pomona Courthouse DUI With High BAC (.23/.24) successfully resolved, no jail-time; charge of violating CVC 23152(a) DISMISSED - DUI

      Our client was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol (in violation of California Vehicle Code 23152(a)) and driving with a blood alcohol concentration level over the legal limit (in violation of California Vehicle Code 23152(b)). In this case, our client was accused of having driven virtually three times the legal limit BAC (.23/.24). Our Pomona courthouse DUI lawyers sprung into action, submitting a detailed and comprehensive written legal argument and engaging in intensive negotiations with the prosecutor. The charge of violating California Vehicle Code 23152(a) was dismissed and matter was resolved without any jail time despite very high blood alcohol concentration

    • Reckless driving charge against juvenile dismissed--case thrown out

      Our client, an adolescent male who aspired to follow in his father's footsteps as a commercial driver, was cited with reckless driving after doing "donuts" in a parking lot in the presence of others. Our Van Nuys Juvenile Court defense attorneys jumped into action, disputing the charge, clearing out a bench warrant that had arisen in the case and ultimately convincing the court to throw out the case. Our client was spared jail time and a driving record that could have impaired his ability to be a commercial driver. He was also spared a decade of tripled insurance premiums.

    • Felony drug conviction probation terminated: court grants early termination of probation (as well as reduction to misdemeanor) - Early Termination of Probation Probation Terminated

      Our client, who was in the process of resettling overseas, inadvertently some old prescription narcotic pills sold on craigslist. He was charged and convicted, through his inefficient previous attorney, of having violated California health and safety code section 11350 (a felony). He was placed on five years formal probation, with burdensome conditions including but not limited to 24/7/365 search and seizure conditions. A native of Peru, he wanted to reunite with his family but was unable to do so because of his travel restrictions. Our West Covina early termination of probation attorneys got to work, assembling and constructing a powerful legal argument for the early termination of our clients probation. Sure enough, the judge agreed, terminating our clients probation nearly 3 years before his probation was over. Our client was overjoyed, expressed regret that he did not hire us sooner but was ecstatic at the result we obtained for him. He walked out of the courthouse a free man and has since reunited with his family

    • Young Man Gets a Second Change on Life and Employability as We Secure Expungement - Expungement Expunged

      A nearly 10-year-old conviction for an isolated alcohol-related driving offense had the potential of derailing a young professional’s ability to climb the ladder at work. But, due to the diligent efforts of Coimbra Law Firm, APC, this gentleman had his conviction successfully expunged at a recent hearing at the El Monte Courthouse. With the expungement, the young man can now seek international travel opportunities for work (some countries ban admission to anyone with an alcohol-related criminal offense), drive company cars without the fear of creating a liability for his boss, and continue to grow in his career without the stress and worry over how a long-ago misdemeanor crime could affect his future. At Coimbra Law Firm, APC, a successful outcome means a successful second chance at life.

    • California Weapons Charge Successfully Expunged - Expungement Successfully Expunged

      Our client, an industrious and career-driven person, was saddled by a "Carrying a Concealed Weapon" conviction (a violation of California Penal Code Section 25400---formerly 12025(a)) that happened nearly twenty (20) years ago. Despite her high degree of skill, she was unable to secure better employment on account of this long-ago mistake. Our West Covina courthouse expungement attorneys showed the judge that she had been living an exemplary, productive and law-abiding life ever since and that the court should exercise its power to liberate her from the chains of her conviction. Indeed, the Court agreed with our expungement law firm and granted her expungement petition. She can now go on to secure optimal employment becoming of her talents.

    • Hit And Run Against School Bus (With Property Damage Only) Dismissed

      Our client, a gentleman with a previous criminal conviction, was accused of "hit and run", a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 20002(a). A new conviction would have most certainly resulted in lengthy imprisonment on account of his rap sheet. Accordingly, our San Jose courthouse criminal defense attorneys fought from the very start to have the hit and run accusation thrown out. Our office was able to get a civil compromise where our client paid a small amount of restitution for the damage to the bus (no child or adult passengers were on the bus) at the time of the collision. Our client received an infraction and avoided a misdemeanor conviction. He also avoided any jailtime.

    • Hit and Run Dismissed, No Jail Time Despite High BAC - DUI Dismissed

      Our client was accused of having driven with .15 blood alcohol concentration (BAC), as well as having hit a parked vehicle and then fleeing the scene of the accident. Therefore, the prosecutor filed a criminal complaint alleging three criminal counts (driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher and hit and run, violations of California vehicle code section 23152(a), 23152(b) and 20002(a), respectively). The court imposed six-figure bail...UNTIL our attorneys got involved. Our DUI and hit-and-run criminal charges defense attorneys sprung into action immediately, first with convincing the judge to reduce bail significantly. The judge granted the bail reduction, our client made bail and was released from custody. Then, we mobilized to have the charges dismissed. Facing a potential one year in the county jail, our client was in jeopardy of being incarcerated and losing his job. We convinced the prosecutor to drop any jail time at all. Additionally, the prosecutor threw out the hit and run allegation as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. Not a single day of jail time was imposed.

    • Nursing License Discipline and Suspension Dismissed - Drug Crimes Suspension Dismissed

      A mid-career Vocational Nurse practitioner faced the possibility of losing her state license after drugs were found in her car during a traffic stop, but our attorneys at Coimbra Law Firm, APC successfully defended our client’s license—and livelihood.

      At a hearing today before the Office of Administrative Hearings, our attorney argued against the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians’ position to revoke or suspended our client’s Vocational Nurse License due to “unprofessional conduct.” The Board accused our client of unlawfully possessing and using a controlled substance, following her arrest nearly three years ago. Our attorney effectively argued that it was unnecessary to take away our client’s license, highlighting the positive character traits, goals, and amenability toward rehabilitation of our client, who had successfully completed a probation term earlier to dismiss the criminal charge against her. A similar probation term is expected in this case, as our client walked out of the hearing with the prospects of her license and career intact.

    • Child Endangerment Charges Dismissed (Also, Maximum Penalty on "Drug Possession for Sales" Avoided and Reduced Jail Time) - Drug Crimes

      Our client faced nearly a decade in prison for felony drug possession, along with a prior strike, and child endangerment charges against him, after authorities found drugs in his family home during a probation search. But, due to the tireless and creative efforts of the Coimbra Law Firm, APC, our client will end up serving a little more than two years (if that). We maxed out his custody credits. We submitted powerful evidence in mitigation which pointed out the challenges the District Attorney would face in proving specific charges and discussed our client’s genuine efforts to reform. And our attorney strongly advocated on his behalf at a recent hearing at the Pomona Courthouse. The District Attorney dropped all of the child endangerment charges, and the case was favorably disposed in exchange for our client’s plea on the sole drug offense.

    • Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk(shake): Driver Avoids Jail Time and Stiff Fines in Hit-and-Run Damage to Luxury Autos - Hit and Run Avoided Jail Time and Excessive Fines

      He spilled his milkshake in the car. He then lost control of the wheel, slammed into a parked luxury vehicle on a dealership lot of all places, which then slammed into another parked luxury auto. The driver, our client, lived nearby and decided to just walk home after, leaving the crumpled mess of three vehicles behind—along with his spilled milkshake.

      For this unfortunate chain of events, our client faced up to six months in the county jail for violating Vehicle Code section 20002(a), hit and run resulting in property damage, a misdemeanor.

      Due to the diligent efforts of Coimbra Law Firm, APC attorneys, who negotiated with the injured parties and presented strong arguments on behalf of our client, our client avoided any jail time and avoided having to pay any excessive fines. A judge at the West Covina Courthouse recently sentenced our client to two years of probation, less than three days of community service, and minor court costs.

    • Petition for Name Change Granted at Pomona Courthouse - Name Changes Granted

      Our client wanted to change her son’s name to pay homage to his deceased grandfather. Our attorneys undertook the rigorous procedures associated with petitioning to change name, including the newspaper publication requirements. The Pomona courthouse, known for its stringent name change requirements and frequent denials of petitions to change name, granted our client’s request.

    • Allegation of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: Corrected and Arrest Avoided - Failure to Register Client Was Not Arrested

      Our client’s publicly available sex offender profile demonstrated that he was “in violation” of his Penal Code 290 obligation to register as a sex offender. Our attorneys swept into action, carefully investing the source of this erroneous allegation. We attended the El Monte police department station with our client to show tangible proof that our client was in compliance with his PC290 registration obligation. Had we not attended with our client, the police officer would’ve proceeded with the “in violation” indication on our client’s profile and arrested him immediately. Fortunately, our El Monte sex crimes defense attorney was able to establish that our client was in compliance and the officer. The officer acknowledged a clerical error in their system and our client was processed without incident and without any arrest whatsoever. Crisis averted.

    • Firm Beats High-Priced Speeding Ticket Against Client - Traffic Tickets Ticket Dropped

      A client who faced a nearly $400 ticket for allegedly speeding near Citrus College beat the citation at trial with the diligent efforts of Coimbra Law Firm, APC. After arguing that the lack of conspicuous signage or other notice of the speed limit along our client’s route abrogated her due process rights, our team continued to doggedly fight the ticket until a judge at the West Covina Courthouse ruled in our client’s favor.

    • Client Allowed to go Home on a Lesser Charge and Probation After a Teenage Fight Became a Felony - Assault Client Released

      A 16-year-old boy who punched another guy at a gathering at a friend’s house earlier this year faced two felony charges, including a violent assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, also known as Penal Code section 245(a)(4). When he was arrested at school a few weeks later, police found our client with a billy-club, a violation of Penal Code 22210. Our client had the billy-club after an unrelated attack on him by a homeless man.

      For his alleged crimes, our client faced four years at a correctional camp, placement for youths who are typically identified as high-risk. Further, his record of conviction for the felony assault would never be destroyed, as is the case for other juvenile cases to promote rehabilitation. Our client had no previous criminal record, was not a gang member, and came from a largely stable middle-class home with a supportive family. Also, witnesses to the fight reported seeing the victim load up on Xanax and alcohol; they had described the victim as agitating the fights. To have convicted our client of the violent felonies at age 16 would have carried collateral consequences to negatively affect the rest of his life.

      However, due to the aggressive and diligent efforts of Coimbra Law, APC, our client was convicted of the lesser charge of battery causing serious injury, Penal Code section 243(d). The second charge for the billy-club was dropped, and he was placed on probation for the next three years. Instead of our client being convicted and sentenced for a crime that could result of years of incarceration, the Pomona courthouse released our client today, so he can be back home with his family.

    • Jail Time Avoided, Client Gets Probation for “Wet Reckless” - DUI Charges Reduced

      A rare night on the town for a young working Mom could have led up to a year in jail, after she was suspected of driving while under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%, and in possession of cocaine. But due to the diligent advocacy of Coimbra Law, APC, our attorneys reached an amicable agreement with the Pasadena City Prosecutor: Instead of jail, our client is serving a 3-year-term on probation for only a “wet reckless.” She was originally charged with violating Vehicle Code section 23152(a), Vehicle Code section 23152(b), and Health & Safety Code section 11350(a). A wet reckless is a reduced charge; it is for driving recklessly with alcohol involved. The drug charge against our client was dismissed. Our client was also sentenced to pay a $500 fine, plus assessment fees, and to attend an alcohol diversion program, among other conditions. The woman had been celebrating a friend’s birthday and decided to stay out later because she hardly ever had the time to socialize, given the demands of her home and work life. When she was stopped by Pasadena police, she had been up for 19 hours. Signs of sleep deprivation and fatigue easily mirror the symptoms of intoxication, our attorneys argued. She was also unaware that what was tossed into her purse was a controlled substance.

    • Dismissal of Shoplifting Charge From West Covina Mall - Theft Dismissed

      Our client is a young man in the financial sector. He was apprehended for Petty Theft (violations of California Penal Code Sections 484(a) & 488 PC). If convicted, our client stood to lose not only his freedom (up to one year in the county jail!), but also the illustrious financial career for which he had worked so hard. Our West Covina petty theft charges defense attorneys sprung into action. We challenged the evidence against our client, as well as presented a series of mitigation factors to diminish the severity of the charge against our client. Sure enough, a judge at the Citrus Courthouse (West Covina Courthouse) DISMISSED the petty theft charges against our client (in favor of a minor infraction). In so doing, we were able to protect our client from the ruination of his life.

    • Frivolous Complaint (To Homeowners’ Association) by our Client’s Neighbor Defeated and Ruled in our Client’s Favor - HOA

      Our client was the subject of whistleblower retaliation by a neighbor because our client had called the police on neighbor for beating up his dog. The police intervened and Animal Control removed the victim dog from Complainant’s property. Neighbor initiated a campaign of online defamation against our client. Further, he filed a frivolous complaint with the HOA because our client had installed a surveillance camera on his own property (for the protection of himself and his family against burglaries). Neighbor was implying that our client was using the camera to conduct surveillance on neighbor, an utterly baseless, false and preposterous allegation. Our neighbor harassment defense attorneys sprung into action, showing the context of neighbor’s vindictive actions and exposing his complaint as utterly meritless (and made to get back at our client for client calling the cops against neighbor for animal abuse). The HOA ruled in favor of our client and dismissed the defamatory complaint.

    • Young Man Arrested for Felony Firearm Possession; We Intervene and Case Gets Dropped - Gun Charges Client Released-No Charges

      A family member of a young man who was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm in his vehicle visited our office, desperate for help. Despite the fact that it was a weekend, our West Covina gun charges defense attorneys sprung into action, visiting him in a bright early Sunday morning (when many other attorneys are out golfing or idling about). We engaged the court process with the intention of getting the charges dismissed, and we did! The young man, who was in custody and terrified not knowing what the outcome would be, is now reunited with his family.