REDUCED TO INFRACTION

People v. D.F.

Client admits forging car registration (Vehicle Code Section 4463, falsifying or forgery of car registration).

Result:

Misdemeanor dismissed. Negotiated down to infraction for not having valid registration in possession (Vehicle Code Section 4462(b)). No jail, fine only.

RESISTING ARREST CASE DISMISSED

People v. S.S.

Charges:

  • Resisting, Obstructing, or Delaying a Police Office (Penal Code Section 148(a)(1)

  • Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11350(a))

Result: 

Dismissed. No jail, fine only. 

 

DISMISSED

People v. W.U.

Charges:

Petty theft (Penal Code Section 490.2)

Result:

Dismissed. Identification hearing proved my client was innocent. No jail or fines.

DISMISSED

People v. K.S.

Charges:

Vandalism (Penal Code Section 594(b)(2)(A))

Result: 

Dismissed. No jail or fines.

D.U.I. DISMISSED; REDUCED TO INFRACTION

People v. A.O.

Charges:

DUI (Vehicle Code Section 23152(a))

Result:

DUI dismissed. Negotiated to infraction for having a broken taillight. No jail. Fine only. 

DISMISSED

People v. J.P.

Charges:

Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 490.2)

Result:

Dismissed with community service.

DISMISSED

People v. K.D.

Charges:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Health & Safety Code Section 11364)

Result:

Dismissed after completion of drug education classes.

REDUCED TO INFRACTION

People v. S.P.

Charges:

Displaying a False or Stolen Registration Sticker (Vehicle Code Section 4462.5)

Result: 

Misdemeanor dismissed. Client pled to infraction for having an expired registration. No jail, fine only.

DISMISSED

People v. E.C.

Charges:

Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 490.2)

Result:

Dismissed. Released from jail that day.

DISMISSED

People v. C.C.

Charges:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Health & Safety Code Section 11364)

Result:

Dismissed. No jail, fines, or immigration consequences.

REDUCED

People v. M.G.

Charges:

  • DUI (Vehicle Code Section 23152(a))

  • DUI / Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 Percent or More (Vehicle Code Section 23152(b), client had .10% BAC)

Result:

Reduced to a "Wet Reckless" (Vehicle Code Section 23103/23103.5), no jail.

DISMISSED

People v. H.F. (2 cases)

Charges:

  • In Case #1, Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11550(a))

  • Case #2, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11350(a))

Result:

Case #1 dismissed. Case #2 to be dismissed after completion of drug education classes. 

DISMISSED

People v. L.A.

Charges:

Probation violation. Client faced jail time. 

Result:

Violation withdrawn (dismissed). No jail.

REDUCED

People v. J.R.

Charges:

Violation of Criminal Protective Order (Penal Code Section 166(c)(1)) from a domestic violence case.

Result:

Reduced to simple violation of court order (Penal Code Section 166(a)(4)), a non-domestic violence offense. No jail to do. No requirement to complete 104 hours of domestic violence classes. Restraining order dropped.

REDUCED

People v. I.S.

Charges:

  • Battery on a Police Officer (Penal Code Section 243(b));

  • Violation of a Restraining Order (Penal Code Section 166;

  • Simple Battery (Penal Code Section 242)

Result: 

3 misdemeanors dismissed. Negotiated down to Disturbing the Peace with Loud Noise (Penal Code Section 415(2)). Released from jail that day. 

DISMISSED

People v. A.V.

Charges:

Hit-and-Run with No Injuries (Vehicle Code Section 20002(a))

Result: 

Dismissed with completion of community service. No record or immigration consequences. 

DISMISSED

People v. W.C. (2 cases)

Charges:

  • In Case #1, Vandalism (Penal Code Section 594(b))

  • In Case #2, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11377(a)) and being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11550(a))

Result:

Case 1 dismissed. Case 2 dismissed with drug education classes.

DISMISSED

People v. S.R.

Charges:

Embezzlement from an Employer (Penal Code Section 503)

Result: 

Resolved pre-charging. DA agreed not to file case.

DISMISSED

People v. S.S.

Charges:

Hit-and-Run with No Injuries (Vehicle Code Section 20002(a)

Result:

Dismissed with community service.

DISMISSED

People v. A.N.

Charges:

Harassing Phone Calls (Penal Code Section 653m)

Result: 

Dismissed. Successful "Serna" motion to dismiss for violating my client's 6th Amendment right to a speedy trial.

DISMISSED

People v. W.C. (2 cases)

Charges:

  • In Case #1, Vandalism (Penal Code Section 594(b))

  • In Case #2, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11377(a)) and Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (Health & Safety Code Section 11550(a))

Result:

Case 1 dismissed. Case 2 dismissed with drug education classes.

DISMISSED

People v. J.P. (3 cases)

Charges:

  • In Case #1, two charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Penal Code Section 11364)

  • In Case #2, Drug Paraphernalia (HS 11364) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (HS 11377(a))

  • In Case #3, Drug Paraphernalia (HS 11364) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (HS 11377(a))

Result:

Cases 1 and 2 dismissed. Case 3 dismissed with drug education classes. No immigration consequences.

REDUCED

People v. M.G.

Charges:

Violation of Domestic Violence Restraining Order (Penal Code Section 273.6(a))

Result:

Reduced to simple violation of court order (PC 166(a)(4)), a non-domestic violence offense). No jail to do. No 104-hour domestic violence counseling classes. No guaranteed immigration consequences.

DISMISSED

People v. J.V.

Charges: 

Statutory Rape of Minor More than 3 Years Younger (Penal Code Section 261.5(c)), a felony.

Result: 

Reduced to misdemeanor after preliminary hearing. Dismissed at pretrial conference. Client avoided up to 3 years prison and immigration consequences.

REDUCED TO INFRACTION

People v. J.V.

Charges: 

DUI (Vehicle Code Section 23152) and Driving Without a License (Vehicle Code Section 12500(a))

Result: 

DUI dismissed. Reduced to infraction for being under 21 and driving with a blood alcohol of at least .05% (Vehicle Code Section 23140). 

DISMISSED

People v. S.H.

Charges: 

3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance Without Valid Prescription (Health & Safety Code Section 11350(a))

Result:

Dismissed the day of jury trial. 

DISMISSED

People v. C.M.

Charges:

  • Receiving / Possession of Stolen Property (Penal Code Section 496(a)

  • Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 484)

Result:

Dismissed. No jail or fines.

 

NO PRISON

People v. A.M. (2 cases)

Charges:

  • Case #1: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) for Sale (Health & Safety Code Section 11351), a felony

  • Case #2: Driving on a Suspended License (Vehicle Code Section 14601.1(a))

Result: 

16 days local jail and probation only rather than up to 4 years state prison in Case #1. Case #2 dismissed saving client about $2,000.

 

DISMISSED

People v. L.E.

Charges: 

Drunk in Public aka Public Intoxication (Penal Code Section 647(f))

Result: Dismissed. No jail or fines. No immigration consequences.

 

DISMISSED

People v. R.M.

Charges: 

Petty Theft (Penal Code Section 484)

Result:

Dismissed the day of trial. No jail or fines.

 

DISMISSED

People v. E.B.

Charges:

Petty Theft (Penal Code 490.2)

Result:

Dismissed. Client released from jail that day.

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