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
State v. B.R. - High BAC DUI with great bodily injury and child endangerment allegations (there were 2 children under 14 in the vehicle). The initial offer was 3 years state prison. The case resolved for 180 days of electronic monitoring.
State v. B.G. - Out of state defendant charged with high BAC DUI with collision. Defendant got 20 days of public service work converted to 160 hours of volunteer work at any non-profit organization.
State v. V.B. - Alcohol and prescription medication DUI. DMV wanted to revoke his license and impose a lifetime ban. The license was reinstated.
State v. R.P. - Defendant was drinking in his vehicle parked in his own driveway. He is arrested for DUI. The case was dismissed and his license was reinstated.
State v. J.W. - Defendant stopped by a park ranger for having lights that were too bright. The ranger suspected the defendant of DUI. Defendant blew a .18. A suppression motion was filed and it was determined that the evidence must be suppressed because the stop was illegal. Case dismissed.
State v. A.L. - Harbor police stops defendant for not displaying a light on the bow of his 14 dinghy. Harbor police suspected the defendant of DUI. Defendant blew a .10. Case was dismissed at trial. Judge determined the case was “preposterous.”
State v. R.K. - DUI where the defendant was pulled over after leaving a bar at closing time. The cop testified that the probable cause for the stop was that the defendant did not have the headlights on. Defense files a suppression motion where factory expert on the vehicle testified that the headlights in that vehicle were always on by design and cannot be turned off by the operator of the vehicle. Court ruled that the cop was lying and dismissed the case.
State v. J.P. - Defendant is sentenced to 120 days house arrest, monitored electronically. Defendant violates the rules 6 times. Defense appeared for 3 court appearances and conducted 2 chamber conferences to convince the judge to maintain the same sentence for defendant. Defendant received half-time credit while on house arrest and thus only has to do 60 days of house arrest.
State v. V.C. - Defendant charged DUI while driving over 105 mph. It was his second DUI. DA would not offer anything less that 180 days actual custody. After having multiple chamber conferences and 4 hours of in court advocacy, the judge agreed to offer a sentence of 135 days of custody served through electronic monitoring. Defendant did not have to do any time in jail and instead only had to wear an ankle monitor for 135 days.
State v. S.T. - High BAC DUI. Defendant got probation and classes. Was not required to serve any custody, install IID, SCRAM or other electronic monitoring device, and no traffic hazard designation.
State v. B.R. - Client was convicted of his second DUI. There was a warrant out for his arrest and he was in violation with probation. Defense was able to resolve this with no additional penalty for the warrant.
State v. E.S. - Defendant was in violation of probation and had an outstanding warrant that was over 2 months old. This was resolved without additional penalty imposed for the warrant.
State v. L.W. - Juvenile client charged with DUI. This charge meant that his immigrant status, future, insurance, and driving privileges in jeopardy. The case was dismissed.
State v. R.C. - Client charged with DUI. Resolved with only probation during which client must do a 3 month class and a MADD panel. Client did not have to install an IID, did not have to do any custody, and did not suffer any special designations. Client was later arrested for a bar fight. Normally, this would trigger a probation violation. But, the bar fight arrest was dismissed and client was not revoked on probation.
State v. J.V. - Out of state client with an outstanding warrant over a year old. Client’s employment status and future opportunities were at risk. Client’s warrant was cleared and no additional penalty for the warrant was imposed.
State v. R.W. - UCSD student charged with DUI resulting in a flipped car and a knocked-down tree. The cops were able to locate multiple independent witnesses. Client would lose his immigration status if he lost the case. After lengthy negotiations, Defense secured a deal for client to plea to a wet reckless in lieu of a DUI. Client walked away with only probation and did not have to do any custody. No IID, no SCRAM and no special designations were ordered. Client also avoids adverse consequences from UCSD.
State v. C.H. - DOD employee charged with second DUI with high BAC allegations. His job was on the line because he needed a secret clearance. After lengthy negotiations, Defense was able to resolve the case as a standard DUI without the high BAC allegations. The client was able to avoid mandatory custody and special designation. Not only did client keep his job, he only needed to complete his classes to completely put this behind him.
State v. M.R. - Client charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license. The entire case was dismissed after a Speedy Trial motion was granted.
State v. K.C. - Client charged with two felonies. After lengthy negotiations, Defense was able to secure a deal for client to plea to a misdemeanor with probation and no custody.
State v. R.W. - Client charged with DUI with accident. The car was completely flipped over and totaled. Client walked away with a wet reckless. No custody and no public work service were imposed.
State v. L.W. - Client charged with DUI. Defense was able to secure a diversion deal. Client did three classes in exchange for a dismissal.
State v. T.J. - Client was charged with second DUI with a high BAC allegation. Client ended up pleading to a standard DUI (striking the prior), no IID, and no custody.
State v. B.P. - .10 DUI. Client walked away with a wet reckless. No IID, no public work service, and no custody were imposed.
State v. R.C. - Client charged with DUI with refusal allegation and resisting arrest. Client ends up pleading to a standard DUI without the refusal allegation. Client did not have any custody imposed.
State v. R.G. - Client charged with felony DUI with accident. The bail was set at $100,000. Defense was able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor. Client received credit for time served (5 days) and no additional custody was imposed.
State v. T.L. - Client charged with DUI and child endangerment. Client was able to plea to a wet reckless and no custody was imposed.
State v. J.A. - DUI with a prior that had high BAC allegations. Defense was able to get a deal for client to plea to a standard DUI (striking the prior). Even though the DA wanted to impose jail time, ultimately no custody was imposed.
State v. A.J.J. - Client was charged with third DUI with accident and high BAC (.183) allegation. Client received CPAC and public work service. All other charges were dismissed.
State v. E.W. - DUI with accident and BAC of .16. The car rolled over on I-5. Client walked away with no custody, no IID, no public work service, and no SCRAM.
State v. A.B. - DUI with accident and high BAC allegation (.211). Defense was able to secure a disposition where the client did not have to do any jail time. In addition, no IID, SCRAM, public work service were imposed.
State v. B.P. - Client charged with DUI with BAC of .121. Client walks away with a wet reckless.
State v. J.L. DUI with accident and high BAC allegation. Client’s car rolled over and struck another vehicle. Client walked away with only three years summary probation. No custody, IID, public work service, or SCRAM imposed.
State v. J.H. - Client charged with DUI with a prior and driving without a valid license. Client ended up with a standard DUI (striking the prior). No custody, IID, SCRAM, or public work service imposed.
State v. D.T. - Client had a prison prior for felony DUI and faces his seventh DUI. Case resolved for probation.
State v. C.S. - Client was charged with felony, high BAC DUI with injury. The case was reduced to a misdemeanor. No custody and no IID were imposed.
State v. D.T. - Client charged with high BAC (.15) DUI with accident causing injury and hit and run. Client hit another vehicle driven by a pregnant woman and fled the scene. Defense was able to secure a disposition that had no custody and no IID installation.
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.