CLIENT CHARGED WITH: FELONY THEFT BY DECEIT AND MISDEMEANOR FILING A FALSE POLICE REPORT.
PEOPLE V. CHRISSY H.
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
CLIENT CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
PEOPLE V. HYUN K.
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.
CLIENT CHARGED WITH DUI AND GREATER THAN .15% ENHANCEMENT IN WEST HOLLYWOOD.
PEOPLE V. NATHAN D.
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.
CLIENT CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS OF IDENTITY THEFT AND VIOLATION OF FELONY PROBATION.
PEOPLE V. DERON H.
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.
CLIENT CHARGED WITH MURDER.
PEOPLE V. ANTHONY H.
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 CHARGED WITH DUI.
P. V. MARK K.
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.