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    • Federal Crimes Client Accused of Attempting to Carry a Gun on an Aircraft
      Client Accused of Attempting to Carry a Gun on an Aircraft Informal Probation

      Client had forgotten to remove his loaded weapon from his luggage at a local airport, and faced federal and state charges of attempting to carry a concealed weapon on an aircraft. l negotiated with the prosecutor's office and federal officers, and the client received informal probation.

    • Domestic Violence Client Charged with Domestic Violence Against Spouse
      Client Charged with Domestic Violence Against Spouse Case Dismissed

      Client charged with domestic violence on wife. Persuaded prosecuting agency to drop charges in return for client's agreement to complete 8 anger management classes and 10 AA classes. Case dismissed.

    • Theft Crimes Client Charged as a Co-Conspirator in a "Smash & Grab"
      Client Charged as a Co-Conspirator in a "Smash & Grab" Sentence Reduced

      Charged as co-conspirator in multi co-defendant daytime smash and grab jewelry store robbery, facing multiple counts and lengthy state prison sentence. Negotiated with court and prosecutor to grant probation with six month sentence in county jail.

    • Theft Crimes Client with Two Prior Convictions Charged with Petty Theft
      Client with Two Prior Convictions Charged with Petty Theft Charges Dismissed

      Client charged in the Orange County Superior Court with petty theft with two prior convictions. Following negotiations with District Attorney's Office, client allowed to complete eight hour educational class in return for dismissal. All charges dismissed.

    • Drug Crimes Client Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance
      Client Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Informal Probation

      Client charged with possession of a controlled substance, without a prescription, with two priors and currently on drug diversion program, in another jurisdiction. He received sentence of fine and informal probation. No probation violation.

    • Drug Crimes Client Charged Possession of Marijuana for Sale
      Client Charged Possession of Marijuana for Sale Charges Reduced

      Young man charged with possession of quantity of marijuana for sale. Faced felony and jail time. Charge reduced to simple misdemeanor. Felony dismissed. No jail. No formal probation.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Assault on a Police Officer
      Client Charged with Assault on a Police Officer Served Time in a Psychiatric Facility

      Client charged with assault on a police officer, under the influence of a controlled substance, statutory rape. D.A. wanted state prison sentence. Following psychiatric exam and negotiations with court and District Attorney and D.A., client allowed to serve nine months in a psychiatric facility and released from custody thereafter. Probation terminated early.

    • Violent Crimes Client Accused of Assaulting a Victim Inside Their Home
      Client Accused of Assaulting a Victim Inside Their Home Not Guilty

      Client charged with assault and battery inside the residence of "victim." Following jury trial client found not guilty.

    • Drug Crimes Minor Charged with Conspiracy to Sell Drugs
      Minor Charged with Conspiracy to Sell Drugs Charges Dismissed

      Minor charged with conspiracy to sell prescription drugs at school. After negotiations with district attorney's office, client agreed to complete 50 hours of community service in return for complete dismissal of charge.

    • DUI Client Arrested for DUI and Hit & Run
      Client Arrested for DUI and Hit & Run No Charges Filed

      Client charged with DUI and hit and run. Negotiated civil compromise, resulting in no charges filed.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Domestic Violence & Assault
      Client Charged with Domestic Violence & Assault Informal Probation

      Client had three separate cases, including probation violations and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. He was on probation for two prior misdemeanors and faced extended county jail time. Client released from county; served no additional time. He was placed on informal probation and required to complete eight hours of community service.

    • White Collar Crimes Client Accused of Embezzling $325K from Employer
      Client Accused of Embezzling $325K from Employer No Criminal Charges Filed

      Client, a 42-year-old bookkeeper, embezzled $325,000 from employer. The client contacted our office before criminal charges were filed. I negotiated with employer and there were no criminal charges filed and thus no jail time.

    • Domestic Violence Former Law Enforcement Officer Charged with Domestic Violence
      Former Law Enforcement Officer Charged with Domestic Violence Not Guilty

      Former law enforcement officer charged with spousal abuse. Two eyewitnesses testified for the prosecution. Jury found our client "not guilty" after less than one hour deliberation.

    • White Collar Crimes Client Charged with Grand Theft & Embezzlement
      Client Charged with Grand Theft & Embezzlement Probation & No Jail Time

      A middle-aged female client was charged with grand theft and embezzlement of $75,000. I got her probation without jail time.

    • DUI Client Charged with Hit & Run While on Probation for DUI
      Client Charged with Hit & Run While on Probation for DUI No Jail Time

      50-year-old female client had multiple DUI charges on probation. She was charged with a new hit and run and two additional charges of driving on suspended license, and faced one year in county jail on probation violations alone. I negotiated a no jail sentence that included three years of informal probation.

    • Drug Crimes Client Tested Positive for Drugs While on Probation
      Client Tested Positive for Drugs While on Probation Probation Violation Hearing Dropped

      Client on formal probation for drug possession and sales violation. Tested dirty multiple times while on probation and judge "promised" prior attorney that the client would be sent to State Prison. Able to locate and enroll client in an inpatient rehab program and convince the court to drop probation violation hearing. Client successfully completed program and was released, with probation terminated and served no time in custody.

    • Drug Crimes Client Charged with Possession of Multiple Drugs
      Client Charged with Possession of Multiple Drugs Case Dismissed

      Client, a 22-year-old male college student, was charged with possession of mushrooms, marijuana and methamphetamine. I got his case dismissed.

    • White Collar Crimes Assistant Accused of Embezzling Over $200K
      Assistant Accused of Embezzling Over $200K No Time Served in Custody

      Bookkeeper/assistant charged with embezzling over $200,000. Charged with multiple felonies, including elder abuse embezzlement. D.A. asked for State Prison commitment. Convinced the court allow client to admit and receive straight probation with promise of restitution payment. Client served no time in custody.

    • Bench Warrant was Issued Against Our Client
      Bench Warrant was Issued Against Our Client Warrant Recalled

      Client charged with fleeing following arrest and convictions for one count of domestic violence and two separate DUI matters. Bench warrant was issued in the total sum of $75,000. Arranged for client to return and surrender. Bench warrant recalled and quashed. No additional penalties imposed by the court. Client able to complete required programs and had driver's license fully restored.

    • Domestic Violence Man Accused of Attempting to Push His Wife Out of the Car
      Man Accused of Attempting to Push His Wife Out of the Car Case Dismissed

      Longshoreman on felony probation charged with attempting to push his pregnant wife out of car. Prosecutor dismissed case on first trial day.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Battery on a Police Officer
      Client Charged with Battery on a Police Officer Charges Dismissed

      Client charged with battery on a police officer and causing major damage to police vehicle while under the influence. After negotiating with the prosecutors, all charges dismissed and client not convicted.

    • Domestic Violence Father of Three Accused of Child Abuse
      Father of Three Accused of Child Abuse Case Dismissed

      Father of three accused of child abuse and inflicting injury on his son. Client was also going through a custody battle with mother of child. Investigation demonstrated that accusations were unfounded and prosecutor waited too long to bring charges. On motion, case dismissed entirely.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon
      Client Charged with Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon Served Time in Psychiatric Facility

      Client with mental issues charged with assault with a deadly weapon, on a neighbor. Following psychiatric intervention and negotiation with District Attorney's Office, judge agreed to permit client to serve six months in a psychiatric facility and thereafter released on probation.

    • DUI Client Charged with DUI, Hit & Run and Evading Police
      Client Charged with DUI, Hit & Run and Evading Police All But One Charge Dismissed

      Client charged with DUI, hit-and-run, evading police officer. On date set for trial, plea negotiated to dismiss all charges except one count of DUI. Client required to complete first offender alcohol program, pay fine, all remaining charges dismissed.

    • DUI Client Charged with Felony DUI After Causing an Accident
      Client Charged with Felony DUI After Causing an Accident Charges Reduced

      46-year-old male client was charged with felony DUI in an accident resulting in injuries to multiple passengers. After I negotiated with the DA, his felony was reduced to misdemeanor. He received probation and served three days in a private jail.

    • Theft Crimes Client Accused of Robbing a Jewelry Store
      Client Accused of Robbing a Jewelry Store Reduced Sentence & Probation

      Client was alleged to be part of an organized "smash-and-grab" broad daylight robbery at jewelry store. Client charged as accessory and co-conspirator to $100,00.00 plus loss. Client charged with multiple felony robbery and related charges and faced years in state prison if convicted. Following negotiated plea, client served eight months in County Jail. Placed on formal probation which terminated after 18 months.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Domestic Violence & Assault
      Client Charged with Domestic Violence & Assault Informal Probation

      Client had three separate cases, including probation violations and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. He was on probation for two prior misdemeanors and faced extended county jail time. Client released from county; served no additional time. He was placed on informal probation and required to complete eight hours of community service.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Multiple Felony Counts
      Client Charged with Multiple Felony Counts No Jail Time

      Client charged with multiple felony counts, including battery on police officers, under the influence of drugs, etc. Following lengthy negotiations, client agreed to enter into an in-patient six month program in lieu of requested prison time by D.A.'s office. No additional jail time served.

    • Violent Crimes Teacher Charged with Battery on His Neighbor
      Teacher Charged with Battery on His Neighbor Charges Reduced

      School teacher charged with battery on his neighbor. Eyewitnesses for prosecution. After negotiations with prosecutor's office, charge reduced to infraction, no jail, no fine, no probation.

    • Federal Crimes Client Charged with Conspiring to Sell Marijuana
      Client Charged with Conspiring to Sell Marijuana No Time in Custody & No Probation

      Client charged in U.S. District Court per Federal indictment with multiple counts of maintaining premises for drug sales and conspiracy to sell large quantity of Marijuana. Multiple negotiations with the FBI and United States Attorney's Office. Client admitted one felony count and all remaining charges dismissed. Client was only one of 17 defendants to receive no time in custody, no supervised release (probation) and no fine. All remaining defendants received substantial time in prison and probation. (Primary defendant received over 30 years in prison).

    • DUI Client Charged with DUI, Hit & Run and Test Refusal
      Client Charged with DUI, Hit & Run and Test Refusal All But One Charge Dismissed

      Client charged with DUI, refusal to complete alcohol test, hit-and-run, and two additional counts. Refusal allegation, hit-and-run and all additional counts dismissed in return for no contest plea to DUI.

    • White Collar Crimes Client Charged with Ten Counts of Embezzlement
      Client Charged with Ten Counts of Embezzlement Charges Reduced, Then Dismissed

      Client charged with ten counts of embezzling over $250,000.00 from employer. Following negotiated plea to the court, client received no time in custody and three years of formal probation with restitution. Upon repayment of restitution all charges reduced to a misdemeanor and dismissed.

    • Drug Crimes Client Had Over Ten Prior Drug & DUI Cases
      Client Had Over Ten Prior Drug & DUI Cases Court Allowed Rehabilitation Program

      Client has more than ten prior possession of a controlled substance and under the influence cases. Prior efforts of in-patient/out-patient rehab failed. Client facing mandatory State Prison time. Persuaded court to allow client to enter a long term Impact Program in lieu of further incarceration. Client successfully completed and has remained clean and sober over one year to date.

    • White Collar Crimes Businessman Charged with Fraud & Misrepresentation
      Businessman Charged with Fraud & Misrepresentation Case Dismissed

      Businessman in Los Angeles faced a grand jury indictment for fraud and misrepresentation. I got his case dismissed.

    • White Collar Crimes Client Accused of Filing a False Insurance Claim
      Client Accused of Filing a False Insurance Claim Charges Reduced, Then Dismissed

      Felony filing false insurance claim. Client in management position with large company. Original offer included substantial jail time. Following negotiations, client completed community service and all charges later reduced to misdemeanor and later dismissed, after one year.

    • Theft Crimes Client Accused of Being an Accomplice to Theft
      Client Accused of Being an Accomplice to Theft Charges Dismissed

      Female accused of being accomplice to boyfriend in misdemeanor theft charge. Boyfriend convicted. Our client's charge dismissed after negotiations with D.A.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Child Endangerment
      Client Charged with Child Endangerment Charges Dismissed

      Client charged with child endangerment and child battery in state court. All charges dismissed in return for admission of probable cause to arrest and no prosecution.

    • Sex Crimes Client Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
      Client Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges Dismissed

      Client charged with failure to register as sex offender after moving from California to Central America. Warrant was issued for his arrest for felony charges. Following negotiations with the District Attorney's Office, charges dismissed and requirement for registration as sex offender dropped since the out-of-state requirement of registration not applicable in California under these facts.

    • DUI Client Charged with DUI & Possession of Drugs
      Client Charged with DUI & Possession of Drugs Charges Reduced

      Client charged with DUI, possession of drugs in L.A. Superior Court. Following filing motion to suppress evidence based on taking blood test without a warrant or consent, charge reduced to "dry-reckless." No license suspension no probation no time in custody.

    • DUI Client Arrested for Fourth DUI with BAC of .20%
      Client Arrested for Fourth DUI with BAC of .20% Sentence Reduced

      Female with three prior DUI's was arrested on a fourth with injury accident and high blood alcohol level (.20). Client expected mandatory state prison sentence. After negotiations with prosecutor, client received two weekends of custody and 20 days of Caltrans work.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Negligent Vehicle Operation
      Client Charged with Negligent Vehicle Operation Client Retained License

      Following fatal auto accident, client charged with negligent vehicle operation, resulting in fatality. Extended DMV hearing to revoke client's driving privilege for up to three years. Following contested hearing, DMV ruled in favor of client and client retained license without suspension.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon
      Client Charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Case Dismissed

      27-year-old machinist client was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm and threatening to kill his former girlfriend. Prior to jury selection, the case was dismissed.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Attempted Murder
      Client Charged with Attempted Murder Sentence Reduced

      Client, a 36-year-old union representative, was charged with attempted murder resulting in a broken neck to the victim. He faced a sentence of 25 years to life. One week prior to trial, I showed the D.A. the work of my investigators, which weakened prosecution's case. My client accepted a plea to assault and served 35 days in county jail.

    • Drug Crimes Client Charged with Possession of Cocaine for Sale Twice
      Client Charged with Possession of Cocaine for Sale Twice Reduced Sentence

      Client charged with possession of cocaine for sale and was facing state prison sentence. While on bail client was charged with identical new offense in a different county, facing additional state prison time. Negotiated package deal where defendant sentenced to eight months in county jail for both cases.

    • White Collar Crimes Client Accused of Embezzling $300K from Employer
      Client Accused of Embezzling $300K from Employer Sentence Reduced

      25-year-old male client was accused of embezzling over $300,000 from employer and committing federal bank fraud, facing a maximum of 30 years in prison. I negotiated with federal prosecutors and the client served six months in a minimum security facility.

    • Sex Crimes Client Charged with Rape
      Client Charged with Rape Not Guilty

      21-year-old male client charged with rape by former girlfriend. Client declined probation offer. I tried the case to the jury, which found my client not guilty.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Negligent Vehicle Operation
      Client Charged with Negligent Vehicle Operation Client Retained License

      Following fatal auto accident, client charged with negligent vehicle operation, resulting in fatality. Extended DMV hearing to revoke client's driving privilege for up to three years. Following contested hearing, DMV ruled in favor of client and client retained license without suspension.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Multiple Counts of Assault & Battery
      Client Charged with Multiple Counts of Assault & Battery 30 Days of House Arrest

      Client and brother charged in Orange County Superior Court with multiples counts of assault with deadly weapon and battery. Following negotiated disposition with prosecutor, client agreed to complete 30 days of house arrest, and anger management classes in return for complete dismissal of all charges.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Multiple Felony Counts
      Client Charged with Multiple Felony Counts No Jail Time

      Client charged with multiple felony counts, including battery on police officers, under the influence of drugs, etc. Following lengthy negotiations, client agreed to enter into an in-patient six month program in lieu of requested prison time by D.A.'s office. No additional jail time served.

    • Domestic Violence Minor Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon
      Minor Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Probation & No Time Served in Custody

      Minor charged with assault with a deadly weapon on his mother. Mother subsequently died from injuries and D.A. intended to charge minor with murder. Following evidentiary hearing and with the assistance of forensic pathologist, D.A. was persuaded to not file murder charge. Minor remained on probation and served no time in custody.

    • Federal Crimes Client Arrested for Fraud in Federal Sting Operation
      Client Arrested for Fraud in Federal Sting Operation No Jail Time or Probation

      Client, a professional real estate broker, was charged with fraud and misrepresentation in a federal sting operation. I negotiated a plea with the U.S. Attorneys resulting in no jail time, probation, and restoration of his professional license.

    • Violent Crimes Client Accused of Making Terrorist Threats
      Client Accused of Making Terrorist Threats Not Guilty

      25-year-old female client was accused of making terrorist threats and faced multiple prosecution witnesses. I tried the case to a jury, which deliberated 20 minutes and found my client not guilty.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Kidnapping & Attempted Murder
      Client Charged with Kidnapping & Attempted Murder Charges Reduced

      Client originally charged with kidnapping and attempted murder of his girlfriend and was originally facing 15 years to life in prison. On first day case set for trial, negotiated a plea for reduced charge with both original charges being dismissed. Client served eight months in L.A. County Jail. No state prison.

    • Client Accused of Illegally Possessing Firearms
      Client Accused of Illegally Possessing Firearms Charges Reduced

      Client charged in Superior Court with ex-felon in possession of over 1,000 firearms, ammunition, firearms parts etc. Matter set for motion to suppress based on improper search warrant. At hearing, prosecutor allowed client to plead to misdemeanor and dismissed all felony charges. Client sentenced to time served with one year formal probation. Client avoided possible eight years in state prison.

    • Sex Crimes Client Charged with Felony Child Endangerment
      Client Charged with Felony Child Endangerment Case Dismissed

      Client wrongfully charged with felony child endangerment based on eyewitness accounts. Client faced minimum mandatory prison and registration as a sex offender, if convicted. Following investigation and work up, District Attorney agreed that our client was wrongfully charged and dismissed case entirely.

    • Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Case Dismissed at Trial
      Domestic Violence Case Dismissed at Trial Case Dismissed

      27-year-old client charged with domestic violence. I took the case to trial and on the first day, the prosecutor dismissed the case.

    • White Collar Crimes Client Charged with Grand Theft & Insurance Fraud
      Client Charged with Grand Theft & Insurance Fraud Informal Probation

      Client, a 38-year-old professional, was charged with multiple felony counts of grand theft and insurance fraud. He faced state prison and the loss of his professional license. I negotiated with D.A.'s office and got him 90 days of informal probation which was terminated with no jail time. I also had his convictions expunged.

    • DUI Client Charged with DUI with BAC of .20%
      Client Charged with DUI with BAC of .20% Driver's License Restored

      24-year-old male client was charged with DUI in a serious accident. His blood alcohol level was .20% - more than twice the legal limit. Following his DMV suspension hearing, I got his driving privilege restored.

    • Theft Crimes Client Charged with Commercial Burglary & Shoplifting
      Client Charged with Commercial Burglary & Shoplifting Charges Dismissed

      Client charged with commercial burglary and shoplifting of over $500 in merchandise. Client was university student and job prospects limited, if convicted. Upon completion of an agreed upon program, all charges dismissed - no conviction.

    • Domestic Violence Multiple Counts of Child Endangerment & Domestic Violence
      Multiple Counts of Child Endangerment & Domestic Violence All Charges Dismissed

      Client charged with multiple counts of child endangerment and domestic violence on domestic partner. Following negotiated plea with prosecutor, all charges dismissed.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Attempted Murder
      Client Charged with Attempted Murder Sentence Reduced

      Client, a 36-year-old union representative, was charged with attempted murder resulting in a broken neck to the victim. He faced a sentence of 25 years to life. One week prior to trial, I showed the D.A. the work of my investigators, which weakened prosecution's case. My client accepted a plea to assault and served 35 days in county jail.

    • Violent Crimes Client Charged with Robbery After Police Chase
      Client Charged with Robbery After Police Chase Not Guilty

      28-year-old male client was charged with strong arm robbery with multiple witnesses after a police chase, involving a SWAT team and a police helicopter. I tried the case to a jury, which found him not guilty.

    • DUI Client Charged with Felony DUI After Hitting a Motorcyclist
      Client Charged with Felony DUI After Hitting a Motorcyclist Charges Reduced

      27-year-old female originally charged with felony DUI, causing great bodily injury to motorcyclist run over on freeway. GBI allegations dismissed.

    • DUI Client Charged with DUI with Injury and Hit & Run
      Client Charged with DUI with Injury and Hit & Run Charges Reduced

      30-year-old electrician charged with DUI with injury and hit and run. Faced loss of driving privilege for one year and substantial jail time. Charges reduced. No jail and driving privilege restored.

    • Theft Crimes Paramedic Arrested for Stealing Prescription Drugs
      Paramedic Arrested for Stealing Prescription Drugs Charges Reduced

      Client, a paramedic charged with multiple felonies including stealing prescription controlled substances, while on duty. Charges reduced to misdemeanor. Client received no time in custody and three years informal unsupervised probation plus payment of a fine.

    • Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Case Goes to Trial
      Domestic Violence Case Goes to Trial Not Guilty

      44-year-old male client charged with domestic violence. Prosecutors offered probation. Client declined. I tried the case to the jury, which returned a verdict of not guilty.

    • Sex Crimes Client Charged with Rape of Underage Girl
      Client Charged with Rape of Underage Girl Charges Reduced

      Young male client was charged with rape of underage girl. I presented our investigation results to the D.A. and got the charges reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time. The charges were later expunged.

    • Client Purchased Alcohol with a Fake ID
      Client Purchased Alcohol with a Fake ID Case Dismissed

      Client, a 20-year-old female college student, purchased alcohol with a fake ID. Negotiated with the D.A. and got her case dismissed.

    • Domestic Violence Client Faced Multiple Counts of Domestic Violence
      Client Faced Multiple Counts of Domestic Violence All Charges Dismissed

      Client charged with domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and imprisonment of his domestic partner. Following discussions with the investigating agency and District Attorney's Office, all charges dismissed.

    • Sex Crimes Client Charged with Prostitution
      Client Charged with Prostitution Sentence Reduced

      Client charged with prostitution with multiple prior convictions and probation violations, all occurring within the last year. Client facing three years in custody. Negotiated plea, with client serving 12 days in County Jail and released.

    • Federal Crimes Client Charged in Federal Court with Multiple Counts of Drug Sales
      Client Charged in Federal Court with Multiple Counts of Drug Sales Charges Reduced

      Client charged in Federal court with multiple counts of sales of mislabeled controlled substances and sales of nitrous oxide. Following on-going negotiations with the United States Attorney's Office, charges reduced to a single misdemeanor and client placed on one year formal probation. No time in custody.

    • Drug Crimes Client Charged with Drug Possession While Under the Influence
      Client Charged with Drug Possession While Under the Influence Case Dismissed

      Client was charged with drug possession while under the influence of drugs. I got his case dismissed.

    • Drug Crimes Marijuana was Found in Client's Luggage
      Marijuana was Found in Client's Luggage Community Service

      Marijuana was found in client's luggage during screening at LAX. The case was dismissed after 20 hours of community service. No probation.