April 2019 - Confidential Case - Client charged with HS 11378 and HS 11379 which is importation and possession for sale methamphetamine with additional allegations of HS 11370.4(b)(4), more than 20 kilograms. In actuality client was found with over 61 kilograms (136 pounds) of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Exposure was well over 10 years. Case ended up in a plea bargain to one of the counts and allegations. 3 years local custody. Eligible for 50% good behavior credit. No probation upon release.
NC V. MS - Client filed a request for restraining order in San Diego Central Courthouse against her neighbor in a joint housing complex after she was assaulted due to her sexual orientation. With the use of video and detailed testimony we were able to impeach the credibility of the assailant who claimed to be the victim. Client was not only granted the restraining order for her neighbor to stay away from her at all times for two years but also attorneys fees.
People V. B.G. - Client was charged with a felony because he was trying to purchase a firearm after being declared a “prohibited person” in the Central Division of San Diego County Superior Court. The charge was California Welfare and Institutions Code 8103(f)(1) with a sentence range of 16 months to 3 years in prison. I was able to resolve the case as a misdemeanor with no jail time and informal probation.
People V. D. T. - Client was charged assault resulting in great bodily injury with prison priors and strikes, PC 245(a)(4), in the Eastern Division of San Diego County Superior Court. Client was facing life in prison with the two prior strikes. Through the coordinated efforts by the firm, we were able to rally the support of family, friends, employer and the community, to assemble a mitigation packet that put a personal connection to the defendant. After negotiating with the prosecutor and presentation of the packet, client accepted the offer negotiated. He accepted responsibility for his actions, but all custody was stayed pending successful completion of probation. Instead of life behind bars he got another chance to go home and provide for his family.
People V. A.G. - Client was charged with resisting arrest by force while her boyfriend was being taken into custody. Her case was charged as a felony which carried a term of 16 months to 3 years in prison. Due to careful examination of the body worn camera footage, it was argued at the Preliminary Hearing that her conduct was not felonious. He ordered the charges be reduced to a misdemeanor under 17(b). Instead of years in prison her maximum exposure is not in months. Her case is pending in misdemeanor trial court.
People V. F. M. - Client was charged with PC 594(a)(B)(2)(A) and PC 273.6(a) which is Vandalism and Disobeying a Court Order twice. The case was heard in San Diego before the Domestic Violence department since the victim was a former girlfriend. All of the charges were filed as misdemeanors carrying a possibility of over one year in jail. The first offer from the prosecutor included 60 days of jail and no house arrest. After meeting with client and properly counseling him to seek counseling, we were able to use his willingness to rehabilitate himself which ultimately resulted in client willingness to accept responsibility but not go to jail or house arrest. Client is not able to work and continue with his education without interruption.
PEOPLE V. R.C. - Possession for Sale/Transportation of approximately 150 pounds of illegal drugs. Case Dismissed after successful motion related to illegal search by law enforcement
PEOPLE V. M.B. - First Degree Murder Charge. Not Guilty at Trial
PEOPLE V. C.A. - Arson – 3 Strikes. Probation before Trial
PEOPLE V. B.M. - Felony DUI. Dismissed before Trial
PEOPLE V. R.C. - Grand Theft/Embezzlement. Not Guilty at Trial
PEOPLE V. N.G. - Embezzlement of approximately $400,000.00. Probation before Trial
PEOPLE V. A.F. - Rape. Charge dismissed and NO sex registration!
PEOPLE V. D.S. - Transportation of Drugs. Case Dismissed
PEOPLE V. M.M. - Client charged with 4 counts of felonies and 2 counts of misdemeanors, including a strike felony. Client is a veteran suffering from PTSD and drug addiction. After lengthy negotiations, agreed to a plea to a felony that can be reduced to a misdemeanor upon completion of probation. Judge also indicated that client will do no custody and allowed screening for veteran's court. In short, client will have the opportunity to have the entire case dismissed, and even if the case isn't dismissed, client will do no time in custody and have only a misdemeanor on his record.
PEOPLE V. S.G. - Client charged with felony domestic violence. Case dismissed for insufficient evidence.
PEOPLE V. R.C. - Client is on a recent grant of DUI probation. Client involved in a bar fight and arrested for assault and battery. Case dismissed for insufficient evidence.
PEOPLE V. L.S. - Client charged with felony domestic violence. After multiple interviews and investigations, case dismissed for insufficient evidence. Client subsequently face a restraining order. After a fully litigated hearing, restraining order was denied. Client went from facing felony charges to having everything, including civil restraining orders, dismissed against her!
PEOPLE V. J.S. - Client facing charges relating to fraudulent use of handicap plaque and obstruction of arrest. Case dismissed for insufficient evidence.
PEOPLE V. J.L. - Client facing charges for smuggling 2 gun barrels through airport security. After multiple negotiations and pushing the case to trial call, extracted an offer from the prosecutor where client gets an infraction after doing 40 hours of volunteers work. Client walks away from the case with the equivalent of a speeding ticket!
PEOPLE V. M.A. - Client facing charges relating to tax fraud and receiving stolen property. After following up with the case for over 6 months, case dismissed for insufficient evidence.
PEOPLE V. S.H. - Client facing theft charges and caught on camera. Case poses serious consequences for client as client is an international student and a conviction involving moral turpitude could potentially cause the revocation of her status. Case dismissed after an agreement to take a class and perform volunteer work.
PEOPLE V. D.L. - Client facing felony domestic violence charges. Interviewed witnesses immediately and got on top of the situation before charges could be filed. Case dismissed for insufficient evidence.
PEOPLE V. G.C. - Client facing felony domestic violence charges. Case dismissed for insufficient evidence. Client then faced restraining order from girlfriend. Negotiated a resolution whereby client and girlfriend agreed to an informal no-negative contact order. Client escapes case with no conviction and is allowed to continue visit his daughter!
PEOPLE V. C.D. - Client charged for theft offense. After multiple negotiations, pushed case to trial call. Extracted a final agreement whereby client walks away with only a disturbing the peace charge and a small fine.
PEOPLE V. R.L. - Client charged for 6 counts of domestic violence and related crimes. Made multiple investigative trips and interviewed victim extensively. After multiple negotiations, prosecutor agreed to dismiss case altogether.
PEOPLE V. A.A. - Client charged for assault with deadly weapon, a strike felony. Incident occurred on school grounds and client is a Chinese international student on a student VISA. Interviewed multiple witnesses and spoke with school to prepare for the case. After multiple investigative trips, case dismissed. Further, client and school came to an agreement whereby client voluntarily transfers in exchange for having no record in his school record.
PEOPLE V. E.S. - Client facing multiple charges relating to driving without a license, reckless driving, etc. Negotiated offer whereby client walks away with an infraction and a minimal fine. Client avoids custody, a misdemeanor record, and did not even need probation!
PEOPLE V. D.X. - Client faces domestic violence charge. Case involves officers who went into a neighbor's home and viewing activities through the window. After multiple investigative trips, case dismissed for insufficient evidence.
PEOPLE V. J.L. - Client has 4 cases stemming from multiple incidences of reckless driving, driving without a valid license, driving without insurance, etc. Negotiated a global offer where client only pleads to infractions, and pays a minimal fine to wrap up all cases. Client walks away with no custody, no misdemeanors, and paid a fine that is less than one-third of a normal statutory amount.
PEOPLE V. J.W. - Client charged for theft relating to a shoplifting incident. Client has a lengthy history with multiple prison sentences. Client turned his life around, but the case nevertheless occurred because of tragic circumstances. After multiple negotiations, client pled to a misdemeanor with no custody, no public works, and summary probation only.
PEOPLE V. K.C. - Client faces multiple drug charges including possession, possession for sale, and possession of paraphernalia. Client also has multiple priors relating to similar offenses. After getting a late call to take on the case, worked quickly to work out a disposition where client pleads only to a misdemeanor of possessing paraphernalia. Client released from custody the same day!
PEOPLE V. T.S. - Client faces serious drug charges from having over 100 marijuana plants. Prosecutor initially wanted years of custody, eventually deadlocked at 180 days of custody. After multiple negotiations and investigative trips, agreed to 90 days of custody, but can be served through alternatives. Client walked out of court with credit for time served, and merely need to do public work service to satisfy the remainder of his custody!
PEOPLE V. V.S. - Client charged for child abuse. After multiple negotiations, the case could not come to an agreement. Pushed case to trial, and after a full jury trial, jury finds client not guilty on both child abuses and simple battery. Client walks out with only an assault conviction. Sentenced to volunteer work only. No custody, no child abuse conviction, and not even public work service.
PEOPLE V. A.O. - Client charged with felony DUI and great bodily injury and has 2 prior strike convictions. Client looking at possible 3rd strike, minimum exposure was 10 to 14 years. After months of private investigator work District Attorney referred to City Attorney as a misdemeanor. After 4 months of voluntary rehab negotiated a plea involving no custody with 180 days on CPAC (ankle monitor) which can be removed after 90 days and 20 days on Public Work Service.
PEOPLE V. J.P. - Client charged with Felony Domestic Violence. Client retained firm for pre-file in attempt to dismiss prior to felony arraignment. Case was completely rejected by the district attorney’s office and client received a follow up letter notifying him that the booking arrest will only now show detained. Client has a professional license issued by the State of California.
PEOPLE V. S.V. - Client charged with Transportation and Distribution of 33 kilos of methamphetamine thru the San Ysidro port of entry. States offer was more the 7 years in the women’s state prison, client had no prior arrests. Prosecutors had video showing the cars entering and leaving the United States to Mexico and 3 other co-defendants’. Bail was set at $250,000.00. After several months of legal examination and deliberation and chamber conferences with the judge we reached an agreement of a split sentence which reduced the clients jail time to 1 year. Client was eligible for release after 6 months and was released 3 weeks later with credit for time served.
PEOPLE V. D.C. - Client charged with VC23153 Felony DUI with Special Allegations of PC12022.7 and VC23558 (Great Bodily Injury). Clients bail was $100,000.00. Clients exposure was 9 years and there were 2 victims. Firm utilized our Private Investigator and legal team
PEOPLE V. M. P. - Client was charged with felony domestic violence and bail was $50,000. Client was currently employed within the police department in Imperial County and was facing serious consequences. After posting bail the client also was served a temporary restraining order which further complicated not only the criminal case but his ability to perform his duties at work because he was unable to carry his service weapon. San Diego Criminal Attorney was able to have the felony charges rejected prior to the arraignment date and all charges were dismissed. Moreover, we represented the client in the temporary restraining order trial and the judge quashed the restraining order, this result allowed him to continue to carry his police issued service weapon, as well as continue to visit and see his children.
PEOPLE V. S.D. - Client was charged with Felony Domestic Violence PC273.5 as well as Child Endangerment. Client had a job in the financial field and any conviction of a felony would be automatic grounds for dismissal. Client retained law firm and at the preliminary hearing the case was bound over to the Superior Court and set the case for trial. After several attempts to negotiate an acceptable resolution to the case, the District Attorney’s Office was unable and unwilling to negotiate and cooperate with us. Attorney Vincent Ross set the case for trial, and after five days of jury trial and deliberation the client was found not guilty and received a full acquittal.
PEOPLE V. NW - Los Angeles County Superior Court – Metro Division - Client had just turned 21. Involved in accident on freeway (no other vehicles involved). Was charged with the DUI, a Refusal, Assault on Peace Officer and Resisting arrest. After working with the DA and the Court and providing mitigation information to Court and DA, was able to negotiate to a plea to a standard 1st and all other charges dismissed.
PEOPLE V. RR - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Fontana Division - Client was 23-year-old kid facing life in prison for attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, felon with a firearm and gang enhancement. Through motions and hearings, was able to suppress some evidence and witness statements calling into question DA potential for conviction of most serious charges. Just before announcing ready for Trial, able to reach plea agreement with lesser charges and client sentenced to 16 years in state prison.
PEOPLE V. EC - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Rancho Cucamonga Division - Client charged with 5th DUI and facing 3 years state prison offer from DA and $350k bail. Successfully filed bail reduction motion down to $150k so client could be out during duration of process. Continued negotiations on behalf of client through Preliminary and reached negotiated court offer to 17 months with credit for 5 months so client would do remaining time in county jail instead of state prison.
PEOPLE V. NW - Los Angeles County Superior Court – Torrance Division - Client was a minor charged with 2 counts of Assault and Battery and public intoxication. Was successful in obtaining a DEJ plea with full dismissal upon completion of terms.
PEOPLE V. AH - Los Angeles County Superior Court – Van Nuys Division - Client was charged with a 2nd DUI and 2 probation violations. He was facing offer of 180-days and 1-year DL suspension. Successfully filed and won on probable cause motion based on deficiency in cause for stop and able to get full dismissal.
PEOPLE V. DE - Orange County Superior Court – Fullerton Division - Husband and wife were in physical altercation with wife sustaining injuries and police called out. Husband charged with felony battery upon a spouse/co-habitant. Husband was up for promotion at work that required security clearance and could not have this on his record. Overtime, and providing letters from employer verifying promotion and requirements, was able to get case dismissed in entirety.
PEOPLE V. JL - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Rancho Cucamonga Division - Client was charged with a 2nd and 3rd DUI and 2 probation violation charges. Cases were in multiple courts San Bernardino County and able to consolidate within one location and obtain global settlement of all matters outstanding. Took several months after working various tactics via motions to challenge blood analysis and probable cause issues. Finally able to negotiate down to a plea to only a 2nd DUI and reinstatement of probation terms, classes and fines only with credit for previous time served.
PEOPLE V. SL - Orange County Superior Court – Santa Ana Division - Client was 18-year old kid charged with Hit & Run w/property damage and DUI. I was able to file motion to have DUI charges thrown amid time issues for taking of the sample from client. Then able to negotiate remaining down to DEJ offer with restitution and dismissal upon completion.
PEOPLE V. LH - Orange County Superior Court – Westminister Division - First time DUI w/BAC taken by blood coming in at .10. Client had no previous record. Put together a fairly thorough mitigation packet for the DA and Judge, and was able to obtain court offer of Wet Reckless for client.
PEOPLE V. KN - Riverside County Superior Court – Riverside Main Division - Client charged with assault and battery upon spouse/co-habitant. At preliminary hearing was able to put doubt into case using self-defense as reasoning. Judge agreed and refused to hold client over further, case dismissed.
PEOPLE V. AR - Orange County Superior Court – Harbor Division - Client charged with 2nd DUI and additional enhancements of excessive speed and high BAC. Able to obtain credit for time served, drop the speed enhancement and stipulate to lower BAC for 20 days CalTrans, DNA and standard other terms.
PEOPLE V. RC - Orange County Superior Court – Harbor Division - Client charged with 3rd DUI (4th lifetime). DA seeking 350 days county jail time, 1-year suspension, IID and various other items. Pushed for hardship consideration due to client’s circumstances and issues. Compiled all encompassing mitigation packet and provided to DA and Judge for consideration. Was successfully able to get dropped to 50 days CalTrans, 50 hours community service, scram for 30 days and 25 AAs.
PEOPLE V. JG - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Central Division - Client was charged with DV on spouse, public intoxication and petty theft from earlier incident. Through discussions with the wife and DA, I was able to negotiate down to a plea for just the public intoxication and a no negative contact order with credit for time served.
PEOPLE V. JS - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Juvenile Court Division - Client is 16-year old and was charged with felony trespassing. No previous record but DA was pushing hard at onset for at least misdemeanor plea. However, was successfully able to obtain DEJ with 40 hours community service and dismissal upon completion.