Felony Grand Theft

Description

The client was arrested for felony grand theft and told they may face additional charges. The client confessed to conduct fitting a grand theft charge. The client bailed out and was awaiting the court date set for the arraignment. Prior to that date, I was able to speak with the investigating detective and the prosecutor’s office, and present additional information. Ultimately, I was able to prevent any criminal charges from being filed.

Result

No charges filed.

Robbery and Residential Burglary

Description

I was hired by a client’s family to represent a client on one case involving residential burglary. The client had a recent prior strike for the same charge and the family had been informed that the offer was 17 years. After I took over the case, the family learned that he also had an open case for robbery. Both of those offenses are strike offenses in California and he already had one strike from within the last two years. I was able to negotiate an offer that involved pleading to zero strikes and reduced his custody time from 17 years to only two more years of custody time.

Result

A reduction in custody time of over 75% despite picking up a new robbery after the first offer.

Vandalism, Burglary, Trespass

Description

Two clients were facing charges for an issue with a former employer. The employer was seeking felony charges against them and damages in the tens of thousands of dollars. I represented both clients at a hearing with the district attorney’s office, the former employer, and the former employer’s attorney. Following this hearing, no charges were filed against my clients and the clients did not make any other settlements with their accuser,

Result

Charges dropped.

Vehicle Theft, Domestic Violence, Theft, Drug Possession

Description

A client was set for trial before hiring me on the eve of trial. He was facing three years in prison on one case only. I was able to negotiate an agreement with the judge over the prosecutor’s objection that resulted in less than a week of actual time in custody.

Result

Offer reduced from prison to less than one week in custody.

Drug Trafficking & Possession

Description

The client was arrested for drug sales and possession.

Result

Charges dropped due to an illegal search.