Our Client's Success Stories
People v. J. P. - Felony DUI
Our client was arrested for his fourth DUI while on probation. Because someone was injured, our client was charged with a Felony DUI otherwise known as Vehicle Code 23153 VC. He was initially offered 4 years in prison. However, our client is his family’s sole provider, a loving husband, and a father of four beautiful children. We knew that prison was not an option. We had the client enter an out-patient treatment center, and the client successfully completed the program. Our firm fought for over a year, ultimately getting our client probation. We avoided prison, and more importantly, made sure he wouldn’t be separated from his wife and kids.
People v. V.A. - Felony Commercial Burglary
Our client was a Chiptole employee. Chipotle accused our client of taking thousands of dollars from their restaurant’s safe. The client was arrested for commercial burglary, which is a felony. Our firm was able to contact Chipotle’s legal team. We negotiated a return of the amount Chipotle claimed to have lost. Seeing the client’s good-faith efforts, the felony was reduced to a misdemeanor, and the client was offered probation instead of jail time. After the client completed probation, our firm had her record expunged.
People v. M.A.A - Fourth DUI While On Probation
Our client was arrested for his fourth DUI while he was on probation. He was charged with a felony and we fought for several months before we received an offer: probation and a year in county jail. That wasn’t good enough for us. Our firm had the client screened for house arrest without the knowledge of the judge or the prosecutor, and he was approved. We had the client complete his original sentence on House Arrest and made sure he never entered a holding cell.
People v. G. N. - Possession of Child Pornography
Our client was charged with possession of child pornography. The state demanded that the client serve two years in prison. With the help of our licensed experts and psychologists, our firm argued for probation and no jail time. Even though the prosecutor was against our offer, our firm convinced the judge to grant our request, and the client received probation.
People v. J.V. - Felony Domestic Violence
Our client was arrested for Felony Domestic Violence, known as PC 273.5. Our firm’s team of private investigators gathered witness statements and evidence. Our firm contacted the prosecutor’s office and had the case dropped before we ever made a court appearance. Afterward, we sealed and destroyed the client’s arrest record.
People v. A.H. - Felony DUI Causing Injury
Another client was charged with DUI causing injury, a felony. The client was facing several years in prison because of California's "3 Strikes" rule. Our firm placed the client on alcohol monitoring and provided the prosecutor’s office with a mitigation packet, which showed that our client was alcohol-free for 90 days. Our firm then had his DUI reduced to a misdemeanor and avoided jail time.
People v. J.R. – Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
Our client was arrested for possession of a firearm during a routine traffic stop. The initial offer from the prosecutor was for 2 years in prison. After our firm’s review of the evidence, we believed that the arresting officer illegally searched our client’s car when the gun was found. As such we decided to file a motion to suppress the evidence based on the officer’s illegal search. After multiple contentious hearings on the matter, the Judge granted our motion and the case was completely dismissed. Not only did we avoid jail, but also our client will not have a conviction on his record.
People v. G.L. – Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
Our client was arrested after neighbors called the police when they heard gunshots in the neighborhood. Additionally, there was video footage of him carrying a suspected gun. He was looking at serious state prison time. Our firm jumped on the case and we were able to negotiate a deal that avoided him serving any jail. We also negotiated a reduction of the charge to a misdemeanor. As a result, our client did not need to step one foot in jail and got a misdemeanor which will help him for any future career prospects.
People v. T.H. – Possession of a Controlled Substance
Our client was charged with possession of heroin during a routine traffic stop. She had no record and was extremely worried about how this would affect her life and future. She retained our firm and we immediately began working with the prosecutors to find a resolution. After aggressively advocating on our client’s behalf, we were able to negotiate a deal where she would seek self-help treatment in exchange for a dismissal. In the end, the case was dismissed and our client’s record is clean like nothing ever happened.
People v. E.S. – Domestic Violence on a Spouse
Our client was arrested after getting into an argument with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child. He was accused of physical violence against and there was an independent witness who corroborated the alleged victim’s claims. Additionally, our client was on Federal Probation at the time. This could have resulted in him serving a lengthy amount of time in prison. However, after our firm investigated the matter, it was uncovered that the ex-girlfriend was the actual aggressor. Throughout our litigation of the case, she had been arrested multiple times attempting to assault our client. We made the prosecutor and our client’s federal probation officer aware of this. Ultimately, the Federal Judge terminated our client’s probation and he was able to plea to minor misdemeanor trespass charge instead. Our client received no jail, a minor misdemeanor conviction, and kept his freedom.
People v. J.O. – Possession of a Firearm
Our client was arrested for possession of a firearm during a routine traffic stops. As a DACA recipient, he was in jeopardy of losing his legal status. Our firm was retained and we immediately began fighting for our client. We provided the prosecutor with a mitigation packet and convinced them to dismiss the case provided that our client remained in school and maintained employment. After 1 year, he got his case dismissed and was able to maintain his DACA status.
People v. I. C. – Domestic Violence
Our client was arrested for Domestic Violence, known as PC 273.5. At the initial court date, the District Attorney told us that our client would spend time in jail no matter what. Our firm’s attorney’s gathered witness statements and assessed the case in detail. After countless meetings with the District Attorney’s Office, we were able to have the case completely dropped.
People v. P.M. - DUI
Our client was arrested for DUI. He was incredibly worried that a conviction would cost him his job. Our team tirelessly negotiated with the District Attorney and was able to get the case dropped without even appearing in court. Afterward, our firm was able to seal and destroy the client’s arrest record.
People v. P.R. – DUI
Our client was arrested for DUI and was told that if he sustained a conviction, he could be deported from the United States. Our team filed a SERNA motion, attempting to have the case dismissed due to an unreasonable delay caused by the prosecutor’s office. The motion was successful, and the client’s case was dismissed.
People v. J.M. – Assault W/ a Deadly Weapon, Multiple Gun/Drug Charges
Our client was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Negligent Discharge of a Firearm as well as multiple drug charges. The case had spanned multiple court hearings and the District Attorney’s Office wanted the client to plead to a strike and serve three years in prison. Our attorneys were able to get the case dismissed at Preliminary Hearing for lack of evidence.
People v. C.R. – Dismissal of Prior Felony Cannabis Convictions
Our client had sustained multiple felony cannabis convictions many years ago. As a result, he was unable to obtain employment. Our attorneys put together complex Proposition 64 motions in order to address the client’s past criminal history. In court, our attorneys were able to get his past convictions completely dismissed.
People v. G.V.
Our client was arrested for Domestic Violence. The client swore he was innocent. At the initial court date, the court issued a protective order and forbid the client to see his pregnant wife. Further, the DA stated there was no way she would dismiss the case. Our firm’s attorney’s gathered witness statements and assessed the scene of the alleged incident. Our attorneys then met with the head district attorney and after countless meetings, we were able to have the case completely dropped. As a result, our client will be able to witness the birth of his child.
People v. B.N.
Our client was arrested for drunk in public by the LAPD. At court, our team was able to successfully get the case dismissed due to officer misconduct.