Domestic violence case thrown out before first court appearance due to our early intervention
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
Megan's Law Exclusion Application Approved -- Termination of Registered Sex Offender Profile
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.
Petition for 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
Failure to register as a sex offender charge 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.
Man on probation with outstanding warrant receives significantly reduced sentence for felony evasion
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.
Client facing charges of grand larceny in excess of over $20,000 receives no jail time and no probation
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.
Young man facing charges of drunk in public is granted diversion
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.
Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm Gets No Jail Time
No jail time
Our client, a young man with extensive criminal history, was found in possession
of a firearm, and charged under PC 29800(a)(1). He was facing up to three
years in county jail, and the prosecution was unwilling to negotiate anything
other than jail time. Our lawyers requested an in-chambers meeting with
the presiding judge, and convinced him to allow the client to serve only
six months on house arrest instead of incarceration.
Nurse charged with DUI and refusal to submit breath test receives reduced sentence and refusal stricken.
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.
Possession of Methamphetamine Charge Dismissed
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.