People v. Michael T.

Client charged with: Brandishing a Firearm in Long Beach.

Involved in an altercation involving his girlfriend and her mother on one side and co-tenants on the other, the co-tenants called the cops and reported that client was brandishing a gun. Cops arrived and arrested client.

We pushed the case to trial. At trial, the DA wanted to introduce a 911 call as evidence of my client’s guilt. I opposed confrontation cause grounds. Judge agreed. No 911 call.

Motion to dismiss granted.

Tough cases deserve tough lawyers who aren’t afraid to stand up to prosecutors gone wild.

Dismissal

People v. Maritza M.

Client charged with: 3d Time DUI with an accident and Hit and Run.

Maritza was driving a friend home early in the morning. As she turned right onto a street another car turned left and cut her off. This caused her to collide with a parked car. She lost control of her vehicle and struck another parked car 30 feet down the road. The police came and investigated the case for DUI. Over three hours after the accident, Maritza’s blood was tested for alcohol and came back .23% BAC.

The DA charged Maritza with a 3d time DUI. The DMV sought to suspend her license.  I fought the DMV and won on the because the test was done more than three hours after the accident and they can’t tell what Maritza’s BAC would have been at the time of driving.

I announced ready for trial and the DA, who initially wanted 180 days in jail, finally agreed to settle the case for a wet reckless. No Jail. No License Suspension.

Good things happen when you announce: “Ready for Trial!” This means that if someone promises to dispose of your case in one appearance or that you won’t have to show up, they are not fighting for you.

Case settled for wet reckless. DMV 3 year Suspension set aside.

People v. Chrissy H.

Client charged with: Felony Theft by Deceit and Misdemeanor Filing a False Police Report.

In 2007, Chrissy used the services of a doctor.  The procedure was paid by credit through Capital One.  Chrissy lost her job and defaulted on the loan.  Capital One sold the loan to a third party. In 2014, Chrissy was trying to obtain a mortgage when she saw the third party’s name on her credit report. At the direction of the mortgage broker, she made a complaint with the police for identity theft.  The cops contacted Capital One who said it was still a valid debt and that they had a right to collect on it.  Felony Theft by Deceit and Misdemeanor Filing a False Police Report charges were filed.

At Preliminary hearing, I proved that the debt was legally uncollectible and the felony charges were dismissed.  The DA refiled with felony theft charges which were dismissed via a PC 995 Motion to Dismiss. The DA then proceeded to trial on the filing a false police report charges. At the trial, the DA had to dismiss because of lack of evidence.

I obtained dismissals on all charges because (1) I know the law, (2) I fought hard for my client and (3) I announced ready for trial leaving the DA no option, but to fold

Case Dismissed.

People v. Nathan D.

Client charged with DUI and greater than .15% enhancement in West Hollywood.

Stopped by CHP for squealing tires. Cop stated slurred speech, unsteady gait, the odor of alcohol. According to cop, the client did poorly on FSTs. The client had blood drawn, was tested at .16% BAC. We pushed to discover actual chromatograms from the sheriff's lab. When we finally got them, 8 months later, they showed the blood sample had been contaminated.

We pushed the case to trial. After we disclosed the results of the blood showed contamination, the case was reduced to a wet reckless. 

If someone promises they can handle your case without you showing up or at arraignment go somewhere else. Discovery is important and takes a fighter to obtain.

Reduced to Wet Reckless.

People v. Anthony H.

Client charged with murder.

Client and a co-defendant were charged with murder following a supposed street race in Hawthorne after the vehicle driven by the other defendant lost control and flew across four lanes of traffic crushing and killing a driver on the other side of the road.  My client didn’t know anything about it, he was not racing and didn’t see what happened when the other vehicle flew across the road. My client wasn’t even picked up until four days later when he saw his car on the news. We obtained video from two different sources and pieced together how it showed my client wasn’t involved. The DA wouldn’t listen so we pushed it to trial. At trial the DA offered misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident as a plea and my client took it because it ended the case and he wasn’t on the hook for restitution for the death.

Client plead to leaving the scene of an accident.

People v. Miguel R.

Client charged with possession of a handgun in his car.

Client and a co-defendant were driving in South Central when the police bulled them over for a minor traffic violation. The police searched the vehicle; the cops say consentually, my client says no, when they found two handguns in bags in the backseat. They arrested both of them and charged them with possession of a handgun in the car and not properly locked up. The other defendant took a plea. We pushed it to trial and showed that the sheriffs were dirty. The jury came back hung 8 for guilt and 4 for not guilty. The DA dismissed the case. Good things happen at trial: my client’s case was dismissed and his co-defendant has a gun conviction.

Case dismissed.

People v. Kevin H.

Client charged with robbery.

Police arrested my client and his friend for robbery after they picked them up on the street in Inglewood and took them to where the robbery victim was. The robbery victim identified them as the people who robbed him. After a preliminary hearing, we filed a 995 motion and a non-statutory motion to dismiss arguing that the eyewitness identification was seriously flawed.  The motion was granted. Case dismissed.

Case Dismissed.

People v. Jonathan H.

Client charged with DUI.

Client was arrested in Valencia for DUI after the police caught him on his motorcycle doing over 120 miles per hour on the highway.  He was a military veteran who had been diagnosed with PTSD during his service. We convinced the judge over the prosecutor’s strenuous objection (he threatened to appeal his loss – I mean the guy served his country) to grant the client military diversion (PC § 1001.80). The client successfully completed military diversion and his case was dismissed. We know the law and fight hard for you.

Case Dismissed.

People v. Jonathan H.

Client charged with DUI.

Client was arrested in Valencia for DUI after the police caught him on his motorcycle doing over 120 miles per hour on the highway.  He was a military veteran who had been diagnosed with PTSD during his service. We convinced the judge over the prosecutor’s strenuous objection (he threatened to appeal his loss – I mean the guy served his country) to grant the client military diversion (PC § 1001.80). The client successfully completed military diversion and his case was dismissed. We know the law and fight hard for you.

Case Dismissed.

People v. Hyun K.

Client charged with assault with a deadly weapon

Client was arrested on suspicion of stabbing another guy outside a restaurant in Koreatown. We announced ready for trial, but the DA was unable to proceed: case dismissed. The DA refiled the case and we announced ready a second time. Again, the DA was unable to proceed and the case was dismissed. The DA can only file the same felony charge twice by law. By announcing ready for trial we were able to force the DA to dismiss the case.

Case Dismissed (Twice).

People v. Deron H.

Client charged with multiple counts of identity theft and violation of felony probation.

Client was arrested for suspicion of stealing people’s identification and using it to perpetrate a student loan scam. We had an investigator talk to the people who were supposedly complaining about the identity theft and the investigator revealed that the statements the cops said the complaining people made were exaggerated, to put it nicely. Armed with this we pushed it to trial at which time the DA folded. Case dismissed. The DA decided to proceed with the probation violation. We stood strong. He was unable to proceed.  Probation violation dismissed. Proper preparation arms you to face down the government.

Case Dismissed. Probation Violation Dismissed.

People v. Steven B.

Client charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

Client and four other co-defendants were arrested for running a ring that set up phony accidents and made false insurance claims on the accidents in Los Angeles. The cops raided his home and office and seized boxes of documents. We fought against the release of those documents for years.  The DA took the case to preliminary hearing where we showed they didn’t have a case. The court dismissed the case. The DA filed the same charges again. We fought the case and they finally dismissed the case after they realized they had no evidence.

Case Dismissed (Twice).

P. v. Mark K.

Client charged with DUI.

Client was arrested for DUI in Huntington Park after the police discovered him sleeping in his parked car. He was tested and the police found that after they arrested him he had a .18 blood alcohol concentration. The problem for the police and prosecutor was that they didn’t know how long he had been parked, completely legally, on the side of the road.  We took the case to trial. At trial we showed that without a time of driving the prosecutor couldn’t determine the client’s blood alcohol concentration at the time of driving – a necessary element in a DUI. Jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Case Dismissed.