Case Results

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  • Not Guilty
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Threats
    We successfully tried the case and did such a good job of confusing the complaining witness that he identified the detective (and not my client) as the person who assaulted him. The client was acquitted of the assault with a deadly weapon and ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
    Client was arrested for domestic violence when he told his wife that he wanted to leave her. We were able to show the DA that the complaining witness had lied to the officers and had exaggerated her claims of injury. As a result the DA dropped all ...
  • No Charges
    Domestic Violence
    Our client was attacked by his wife. Because she was not a citizen he knew that if he told the police that she started the fight that she would be arrested and could be deported. As a result, he remained silent and did not say anything to the police ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
    Our client was arrested for Residential Burglary, Domestic Violence, and Theft. The victim claimed that his “crazy” ex-girlfriend came into his home and attacked him for no reason. We were able to prove that our client used to live at that home with ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Check Fraud
    Client was arrested for check fraud. The police report indicated that he had “fully confessed” to the crimes and had admitted full culpability. It turned out that client had been hired to fill out these checks and was also the victim of the fraud. A ...
  • Penalty Reduced
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon Causing Great Bodily Injury
    Client was seen on videotape (along with another person) striking the victim who claimed that he passed out and lost consciousness. If he had lost consciousness, then the case was a “strike” and a “Serious Felony” which would have resulted in a ...
  • Not Guilty
    Vehicular Manslaughter
    The driver was coming down a steep hill when his car rolled down an embankment. We were able to retain an expert and were able to prove that width of the roadway was only 8 feet wide which only gave the driver less than one foot of clearance from the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assaults with a Deadly Weapon and Gang Charges
    After a gang fight, local police arrested our client for these charges. We reviewed each of the statements of the alleged victims and were able to obtain the cellphone tower information to conclusively prove that our client was not in the area at the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Attempted Robbery
    Client had just been released on a 5150 hold from the local hospital. He and his brother walked into a convenience store and the client shouted, “show me the money.” The brother told him to be quiet and left the store and waited at the curb. The ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony Child Endangerment
    Client was watching his 12-year old son leaning back on his chair and goofing off instead of doing his homework. The father tossed a plastic trash container intending to have it go past his son to startle him. Instead, the container struck him on his ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Possession for Sale of Cocaine
    The officer stopped the client because she had a broken tail light on her car at 3:15pm. We were able to have the case thrown out on a motion to suppress the evidence due to the fact that neither the officer nor the prosecutor realized that this ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    Officer stopped my client due to the fact that he was weaving. We were able to obtain the past police reports of the officer and all of them word exactly word for word the same. We were able to show that he could not independently recall this case ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    Client was stopped for a DUI. The officer write down that the breath test showed a result of a .14%. As we do in all our cases, we pulled copies of the breath test results and the maintenance and accuracies records. They showed that they actual ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    Client was stopped for a DUI. The officer stopped the client for a mechanical violation and the client performed no field sobriety tests. The blood alcohol test was a .13%. Client was adamant that she only had one drink. We obtained copies of the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Drug Possession
    Client was stopped for not using his turn signal and for weaving within his lane of traffic. A search of his car revealed 3lbs of cocaine in the trunk. Unlike the prosecutor, we reviewed the tape and it showed the client did in fact use his turn ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Juvenile Case
    Client was involved in shooting a pellet gun at students who were leaving campus. School wanted to expel the student. We prevented it as school had no jurisdiction as the event did not occur on the campus and since the student had “cut” school he was ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Battery
    In California, a conviction of simple battery has the consequence of being prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition for a ten-year period of time. Client was accused of striking a cab driver over an argument regarding the fare. We were able ...
  • No Charges
    Battery
    Client was a professional who was involved in an altercation whilst he had been consuming alcohol. Client needs to possess a firearm for his employment. We were able to conduct our own investigation and provide witnesses who could provide statements ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Juvenile Case
    Client was charged with sexual assault of another student. Our investigation turned out that the Client was not at school on the day of the incident and through the use of cellphone technology and bridge toll cameras we were able to establish that he ...