Louie Michaelson: Good afternoon, everybody. This is Louie Michaelson at Business Talk Radio. We have a wonderful lawyer on today from Los Angeles, California. He’s the owner and attorney at Manshoory Law Group, Shaheen Manshoory. How are we doing Shaheen?
Shaheen Manshoory: I’m doing great, thanks for asking. How are you?
Louie: I’m wonderful. All I do is talk to wonderful people all day long, and it’s a wonderful thing.
Shaheen: Must be a good day every day then.
Louie: Every day is a good day. Some days are even better than others, if you can believe it. Well, I really want you to do is tell everybody out there a little bit about yourself, a little bit about what you do, why you do it and how you do it. I see that you’re a child abuse lawyer. How great does that have to be when you win those cases?
Shaheen: Well, whether or not we call it a win is something that many people can agree or disagree on, but it’s good to help people that are in situations in which, otherwise, it would not be able to help themselves so yes, day to day can be pretty rewarding.
Louie: Very good. Absolutely fantastic. Tell everybody about yourself.
Shaheen: Of course. I am strictly a criminal defense attorney. I’ve been practicing criminal defense law and laws. I’m coming up to my sixth year now. I do have my own practice. Criminal defense is the only area of law I have ever handled, so it is something that I’d like to say that I’m well-versed in. I started practicing law in Los Angeles County. I have moved to some of the surrounding counties like Orange County and San Bernardino County after I’ve been able to grow my practice, so practicing criminal defense, so far, has been the only thing that we’ve done in my office.
Our day today is focused on that and that’s helped us build whether it’s relationships with prosecutors and the judges, but also a very strong understanding of criminal cases and how to defend them.
Louie: How are the courts treating you these days?
Shaheen: Well, depending on the county you’re in. Some courts are a lot more flexible than others. I must say that the COVID situation has actually made the criminal section of the court have to update their system. They are much more open to telephonic appearances, whereas before it had to be an actual appearance in court, which actually helps us because we are in court every single day, but with the new changes, it’s actually benefited us by eliminating unnecessary appearances and using technology to advance our cases through the system.
Louie: Very good. What it’s doing is it’s saving everybody a lot of time and money?
Shaheen: It’s saving everyone a lot of time, it’s reducing unnecessary costs of travel, which then in and of itself saves a lot of time, and saving time is equating to saving money so yes, definitely, that saves money.
Louie: I think that’s going to be the new norm. I don’t think it’s ever going to go back to the way it was. Sometimes we’ll have to but I think that this is the way it’s going to be. You’re going to be doing a lot of things on your phone, on your computer. Now they’ll have to come up with new clause for lawyers that has a computer right in their dashboard.
Shaheen: [laughs] I think [unintelligible 00:04:13] are working on that.
Louie: Yes, I think you’re right. Or they’ll end up being, “Beam me up, Scotty.”
Shaheen: If that were available technology, we would definitely utilize it as well.
Louie: I imagine that we’re not too far away from it with all the crap that’s going on. You’re guaranteed that somebody’s been working on it.
Shaheen: I agree.
Louie: Yes. Very good. What was your most satisfying case?
Shaheen: Most satisfying case I cannot think of, but I was on a attempted murder preliminary hearing last week in which they judged how to make a decision on whether or not to hold my defendant over for trial. It was a four-defendant case. We conducted a two-day preliminary hearing in which officers testified as to what they observed, what information they gathered, basically detailing their investigation. I’m happy to say that upon my arguments to the judge, my defendant was the only defendant that was released on the case because the evidence did not support the charge. I believe, at that time, the prosecutor was overreaching on who they wanted to charge for the incident. My client was facing life in jail and was subsequently released within 24 hours. She now no longer is in the criminal system and is back to her normal daily routine with her family. So that was a pretty happy result, not to take away from the incident that occurred, but I strongly believe that the prosecutor was just charging whoever was at the scene, and I’m happy that the judge saw through that and released our client from the case.
Louie: Very good. Excellent. All right, Shaheen, what I need you to do is give out all your contact information on how to get in touch with you.
Shaheen: Of course, I appreciate it. We are in Los Angeles, so if you’re ever facing any sort of crime or anyone that you know is facing a crime, feel free to give us a call at any time. Our toll-free number is 877-977-7750. Again, that’s 877-977-7750. I’d be more than happy to speak with you directly and have my office provide you with a free consultation.
Louie: All right, everybody out there, if you got that number, tattoo it on your hand. This way, if you’re ever in trouble, you ever get arrested, something had happened that shouldn’t have happened, give Shaheen Manshoory a call and he will help you out. He will get you off. No ifs, and, or buts about it. This is Louie Michaelson at Business Talk Radio. We have been talking to the wonderful attorney, Shaheen Manshoory. Be safe, and don’t leave us. We will be right back.