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Our team of dedicated, experienced and highly skilled attorneys will work tirelessly on every aspect of your case from arraignment through to acquittal.

If an acquittal is not possible, then our attorneys will fight for a minimal jail sentence and the most favorable Jail Alternatives available.

TOP RECENT RESULTS

  • 57 FELONY COUNTS OF FORGERY ( PC 470(a)) – After a two week JURY TRIAL our client was ACQUITTED by a JURY of his peers.
  • MISDEMEANOR RECKLESS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY (VC 23103) client faced 5 days jail and 24 months of informal probation – RESOLVED by a Deferred Entry of Judgment– In exchange  for a Court referral to the Alive at 25 Program and Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving Course,  the CASE is DISMISSED after completion of Programs with no arrest, criminal record, jail or probation.
  • VANDALISM OVER $400 DAMAGE/DEFACING PROPERTY (PC 594(a)) – Resolved through Pre-Filing CAD Diversion, CASE DISCHARGED (prevents case from being filed)no arrest or criminal record!
  • 2 FELONY COUNTS OF BURGLARY IN THE FIRST DEGREE (PC 459), which are strikes (dangerous and violent felonies); 1 MISDEMEANOR COUNT OF TRESPASS (PC 647(h)); reduced to only 3 misdemeanors —Client initially offered 4 years state prison and would have been deported and lost DACA.  Resolved for 6 months jail with jail alternatives, a small fine, eligible for expungement of  criminal record, and no immigration consequences. 2 Felonies—REDUCED to 3 MISD.
  •  FELONY RECKLESS EVADING LAW ENFORCEMENT (VC 2800.2) 7-year prison sentence negotiated down to only 6 months county jail and TASC -(In Jail Rehab)
  • ENTRY OF OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL DWELLING-(PC 602.5) Aggravated Trespass- RESOLVED WITH A DIVERSION PROGRAM. CASE WILL BE DISMISSED WITH NO CRIMINAL RECORD
  • 4 CHARGES OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (H&S CODE 11350) –Reduced to 1 misdemeanor charge- (BP 4060)
  •  High school pupil charged with numerous sexual harassment Education Code Section violations. After ARPC/Expulsion Hearing pupil allowed to transfer to another high school, remain in school, continue counseling and can return to his former high school next semester. District had planned to expel pupil and send him to continuation school. See Live Testimonial from parent CLICK HERE
  • CLIENT CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATION OF A POLICE OFFICER (PC 529(a)), RESISTING ARREST (PC 148(a)(1)), and DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE (VC 12500(a))– Case DISMISSED
  • SCHOOL EXPULSION HEARING CURSING OUT A BIASED and INCOMPETENT ADMINISTRATOR (48900(a)(1) Won hearing!
  • DUI (VC 23152(a) & 23152(b) & 2 Violations of Probation) convicted client fails to turn himself in on two occasions and has several relapses- Receives day-for-day credit. No jail time imposed!
  • MISDEMEANOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION (PC 647(f))– DISMISSED
  •  Client charged with High BAC DUI (VC 23152 (a) & 23152 (b) with significant property damage and a 2nd case of PUBLIC INTOXICATION (PC 647 (f))—DISMISSAL OF PUBLIC INTOXICATION CHARGE and very favorable DUI case resolution.
  •  3rd DUI within 10 years (VC 23152(a) & 23152(b)), offered 250 days no jail alternatives – Resolved for DUI Court, only 120 days imposed, may serve on home electronic confinement.
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION (PC 647(b))– Dismissed upon completion of diversion
  • Registerable offenses for ANNOYING AND MOLESTING A CHILD (PC 290)- Dismissed!
  • MISDEMEANOR HIT AND RUN (VC 20002(a))– Charges dismissed and resolved with a civil compromise
  • Client charged with: 2 Felony counts of CREDIT CARD FRAUD (PC 484 g (b)); one felony count of THEFT (PC 459.5) & one felony count of BURGLARY (PC 459)– reduced to only 1 misdemeanor PETTY THEFT charge (PC488)—Client faced prison and deportation. Resolved for no jail, a small fine and eligible for expungement of record.
  • Client charged with FELONY ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON—DEFENDANT ACQUITTED/ JURY TRIAL
  • Client charged with Felony, USE OF FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO ESTABLISH CITIZENSHIP STATUS (PC 114); FELONY FORGING/ POSSESSING A FRAUDULENT PUBLIC SEAL (PC 472); and FELONY IDENTITY THEFT (PC 530.5(a))-ALL felony charges DISMISSED. Client plead to only a misdemeanor, unlawful use of false or fictitious name (VC 20). NO jail.
  • Client charged with FELONY UNLAWFUL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A MINOR (PC 261.5(c)), FELONY UNLAWFUL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A MINOR WHO IS UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE (PC 261.5(d)REDUCED to only 1 misdemeanor, ordered a mandated reporter, NOT required to register as a sex offender (PC 11166(a)). No jail.
  • Client charged with a MISDEMEANOR, SOLICITATION OF A PROSTITUTE (PC 647(b))charges DISMISSED upon successful completion of pre-trial diversion (CAD). NO Court, no jail, no record.
  • Client charged with 2nd MISDEMEANOR PETTY THEFT CHARGE (PC 488)–charges DISMISSED upon successful completion of pre-trial diversion (CAD). No Court, no jail, no record.
  •  Client charged with the following FELONIES: cultivation of marijuana (H&S 11358); possession of marijuana for sale (H&S 11359); unlawful renting a building for the purpose of storing and distributing marijuana (H&S 11366.5(a)) & possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a) (1)).  ONLY plead to possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)(1)) and sentenced to 5 months on home confinement. NO jail.
  • Client charged with misdemeanor, DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE (VC 12500)REDUCED to an infraction and no probation.
  • Repeat offender client charged with three misdemeanors: RESISTING ARREST, PC 148 (a); BATTERY, PC 242 and PETTY THEFT, PC 484. Case resolved for a dismissal upon successful Completion of FACT Court.
  • Juvenile client charged with two Felonies: PC 311.10 DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY and PC 311.11 POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. All charges will be dismissed and criminal record automatically upon success completion of DEOJ/ Diversion.
  •  Repeat offender Client charged with 3 separate violations of probation for DUI/ DRUG IN PUBLIC. All VOP’s were DISMISSED in exchange for proof of IID installation.
  • Client charged originally with FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. After a 7 day jury trial, full acquittal!  

 See A Partial List Of More Results Below 

  • FELONY POLICE EVADING -(VC 2800.1)-REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR– favorable jail alternative and preservation of driver’s license. 
  • FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- (PC 273.5)-REDUCED TO A “SIMPLE” ASSAULT, no jail time, no immigration consequences.
  • FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR- (BP 25658) (decoy case)-RESOLVED through pre-filing Diversion, client retains clean record, no employment consequences.
  • RESISTING ARREST (PC 148)  & DRUNK IN PUBLIC- (PC 647(f))upon successful completion of diversion, all charges DISMISSED & RECORD EXPUNGED.
  • Serious Drug FELONIES for POSSESSION (HS 11350) & SALE OF CONCENTRATED CANNABIS (HS 11351) — REDUCED to Misdemeanor with no jail time, deportation avoided.
  • Serious FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (PC 273.5 with Injury–Case DISMISSED during motions, trial averted.
  • RESISTING ARREST (PC 148(a)(1))  & DRUNK IN PUBLIC (PC 647(f)), facing over 1 year in County jail-ALL CHARGES DISMISSED. Case resolved to a plea of “disturbing the peace” with NO JAIL, NO COMMUNITY SERVICE.
  • RESISTING ARREST (PC 148(a)(1))  and PUBLIC INTOXICATION (PC 647(f)), both misdemeanors, Client faced one year and 6 months in jail. Client was offered a Pre-trial Diversion and the case was DISMISSED.
  • Serious FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  (PC 273.5) charge subjecting Client to a prison term-DISMISSED after two Court appearances.
  • FELONY JUVENILE PROBATION Client picked up 3 new misdemeanors: RESISTING ARREST (PC 148(a)(1)) (Flee from Police), POSSESSION OF METH (HS 11377)  & being UNDER THE INFLUENCE (HS 11550)- -All charges DISMISSED, prevented client from returning to the dept. of juvenile justice (DJJ), drug treatment paid for by the county.
  • SOLICITATION OF A PROSTITUTE (PC 647(b))  (sting operation)-DISMISSED after successful completion of pre-trial Diversion consisting of drug testing, and education awareness. NO RECORD OF CONVICTION
  • FELONY ASSAULT (PC 240) & BATTERY WITH GREAT BODILY INJURY (PC 243(d)) & PUBLIC INTOXICATION (PC 647(f))- Case DISMISSED and counsel negotiated MONETARY reward from Landlord to compensate Client.
  • Young client with minimal criminal history charged with several SERIOUS FELONY ARSON (PC 451 & 452)  AND STALKING CHARGES (PC 646.9) WITH SEVERAL ENHANCEMENTS- RESOLVED by Court referral jail alternative to the Ohlhoff House in San Francisco. In addition, our law firm successfully negotiated the court ordered restitution from over $350,000 to just $2,000
  • CULTIVATION (HS 11358), POSSESSION (HS 11357) , STORAGE (HS 11359), DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF MARIJUANA & POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE (HS 11377)– REDUCED TO A LESSER INCLUDED MISDEMEANOR, no jail time.
  • SERIOUS FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (PC 273.5)– ACQUITTAL AT TRIAL.
  • PETTY THEFT (PC 488) WITH MULTIPLE PRIORS- CASE RESOLVED for community service, a small fine, no jail time.
  • DEFENDANT DEEMED A “NEGLIGENT OPERATOR” BY DMV- CLIENT RECEIVED RESTRICTED LICENSE after a long administrative hearing.
  • TWO CLOSE-IN-TIME DUI’s (VC 23152(a) & 23152(b))– – CASE RESOLVED with only a 45 day Work Release alternative.
  • POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HS 11350) WITH A PRIOR- CASE RESOLVED with a diversion program and small fine. No drug offender registration required.
  • POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HS 11350) Case resolved at pre-trial suppression motion. CASE DISMISSED.
  • SERIOUS RESISTING ARREST (PC 148(a)(1)) AND DELAYING PEACE OFFICER- CASE RESOLVED by only an anger management class, no jail time.
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION (PC 647(f)) AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HS 11350)The out of state client had ALL CHARGES DISMISSED with a promise to seek mental health services in home state.
  • A SUSPENDED LICENSE (VC 14601) WITH A PRIOR CONVICTION AND HAVING NO INSURANCE (VC 16028(a))- CASE RESOLVED for a simple driving without a valid license, no jail time for non-resident.
  • POSSESSION, SALE AND TRANSPORTATION OF MARIJUANA- (HS 11359 & 11360)- REDUCED PLEA TO ACCESSORY after the fact, which preserved client’s undocumented status and green card.
  • FELONY PROBATION VIOLATION WITH GANG TERMS- District attorney asked for prison for third violation- RESOLVED by jail alternative, participation in the Jericho Project.
  • POSSESSION, SALE, AND TRANSPORTATION (HS 11359 & 11360)- OF 35 LBS. OF MARIJUANA- REDUCED to misdemeanor and client was REFERRED to a 90 day Work Release jail alternative.
  • POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS WEAPON (PC 29800) AND PARAPHERNALIA (HS 11364)- REDUCED to misdemeanor possession of a weapon and DISMISSAL of all drug related charges.
  • FELONY POSSESSION OF COCAINE (HS 11350) AND RESISTING ARREST (PC148(a)(1)). Charges REDUCED to a misdemeanor, NO JAIL.
  • FELONY POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED WEAPON (PC 25400)– ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED after client completed a weapons safety class.
  • THIRD AND FOURTH DUI IN THE SAME DAY (VC 23152(a) & 23152(b)) WITH A VERY HIGH BAC (3X LEGAL LIMIT)- Client REFERRED to a 120 day treatment program with no ADDITIONAL JAIL TIME.
  • DRUNK IN PUBLIC (PC 647(f)) WITH NUMEROUS PRIOR CONVICTIONS- RESOLVED for a small fine and NO PROBATION OR JAIL TIME.
  • MARIJUANA SALES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY -(HS 11361)- REDUCED charges to a misdemeanor with NO JAIL TIME.
  • FELONY PROBATION FOR SALE AND TRANSPORTATION (HS 11360)-  OF MORE THAN 35 LBS. OF MARIJUANA- REFERRED to complete 90 days of Work Release, a jail alternative. No probation with the ability to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana with valid prescription.
  • Elderly driver charged with FELONY EVADING POLICE OFFICER (VC 28001.1) AND DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED DRIVER’S LICENSE (VC 14601)- ALL CHARGES DISMISSED upon agreement not to own or drive a vehicle.
  • JUVENILE WAS CHARGED WITH A FELONY DRUG AND WEAPONS VIOLATION WITH SEVERAL GANG ENHANCEMENTS- RESOLVED by Deferred Entry of Judgment, alternative to jail. RECORD EXPUNGED.
  • JUVENILE CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE PROBATION VIOLATIONS with a history of felony sex related charges- RESOLVED by releasing juvenile into his mother’s care and custody. Assigned to a court monitored treatment rehab program.
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Case Results

  • DUI- REDUCED
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- REDUCED
  • POSSESSION OF METH- DISMISSED
  • FELONY ARSON- RESOLVED
  • RESISTING ARREST- RESOLVED
  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA- REDUCED
  • PROBATION VIOLATION- RESOLVED
  • POSSESSION OF COCAINE- REDUCED
  • CONCEALED WEAPON- DISMISSED
  • DRUNK IN PUBLIC- RESOLVED
  • JUVENILE DRUG/WEAPON- RESOLVED
  • FELONY RAPE- REDUCED
  • DUI- Hung Jury
  • SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTE- DIVERSION
  • POLICE EVADING- REDUCED
  • DUI- REDUCED
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- REDUCED
  • FURNISHING ALCOHOL/MINOR- RESOLVED
  • RESISTING ARREST- DISMISSED
  • ACCIDENT DUI- DISMISSED
  • CANNABIS CHARGES- REDUCED
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- DISMISSED
  • DRUNK IN PUBLIC- DISMISSED
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION- DISMISSED
  • JUVENILE CASE- DISMISSED
  • PROSTITUTION SOLICITATION- DISMISSED
  • ASSAULT & BATTERY- DISMISSED
  • ARSON- RESOLVED
  • PETTY THEFT- COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS- DISMISSED
  • FELONY MARIJUANA- MISDEMEANOR
  • FELONY WEAPONS POSS.- REDUCED
  • Felony Assault - JURY ACQUITTAL
  • Domestic Violence - JURY ACQUITTAL
  • Felonies - REDUCED to 1 MISD.
  • Felonies - REDUCED to 1 MISD. NO JAIL
  • Sex Felonies - REDUCED/NO JAIL
  • Prostitution - DIVERSION/NO JAIL
  • 2nd Theft - DISMISSED
  • Drug Felonies - NO JAIL
  • Driving Misd - REDUCED TO INFRACTION
  • Resisting Arrest - DISMISSED
  • Juvenile Sex Felonies - DIVERSION
  • Multi-ED CODE Charges - REMAIN IN SCHOOL
  • 3 VOP'S - ALL DISMISSED
  • 1st Degree Burglary - REDUCED

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