Client was charged with murder. Prosecution case was based on wiretaps, phone call detail records, cell tower mapping, and an informant who testified against the defense. The defense retained a private investigator and employed an expert in cell phone mapping. After a five-week trial, client was found “not guilty” of all charges. Clara Shortridge Courthouse, Los Angeles.
Client was charged with home invasion robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Prosecutors had wiretaps, GPS, and cell phone evidence, as well as a co-defendant who “flipped” and testified against the remaining defendants. The plea offer to client before trial was 25 years in prison. The defense rejected the offer, even though the gang allegation charge carried a life in prison sentence. Following a three week trial, the gang allegation was found to be not true. Compton Courthouse.
Client was charged with three counts of attempted murder, extortion, and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. This was client’s second strike, and he was looking at multiple life sentences in prison. Following an independent defense investigation, the defendant accepted two years in prison, where he will serve no more than a year (George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach).
Client charged with three counts of attempted murder, and was facing multiple life sentences if convicted. The defense undertook an extensive investigation and retained a video surveillance enhancement expert. Prior to trial the prosecutor dismissed all charges (George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach).
Client had a prior strike. He was charged with assault with a firearm, criminal threats, and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon. The prosecutor kept changing the plea agreement. The defense elected to go to trial. We extensively prepared the defendant to testify. He testified that his girlfriend’s estranged husband threatened him. The jury agreed. He was found “not guilty” of the most serious charge. The defendant admitted he secured a gun, which police found after he was threatened by the ex-husband (Clara Shortridge Courthouse, Los Angeles).
Client was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. We represented him previously at trial. He had been charged with possession of narcotics for sale, but the jury found him “not guilty.” Now, he was looking at another long sentence in prison. After an extensive investigation, we were able to show the prosecutor that the “victim” had told authorities a completely different story. The prosecutor dismissed the case (Clara Shortridge Courthouse, Los Angeles).
Mom was charged with intimidating a witness, with a gang allegation. She is an honest and hardworking member of the community. She was now looking at life in prison. The defense prepared extensively to demonstrate that police arrested her because they were trying to force her son to plead guilty. Police shot at her son and then tried to say that he was pointing a gun at them. The defense filed several motions to dismiss, based on police misconduct. Prior to trial, all charges against mom were dismissed (San Fernando Courthouse).
Client was charged with Mayhem along with a gang allegation. He was the focus of an article in Rolling Stone Magazine, “How I killed my way out of prison.” https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/how-a-wrongfully-convicted-inmate-killed-his-way-out-of-prison-153932/ Miraculously, he was freed from prison and was now suing the police for wrongful conviction. Another incident occurred after he was released. Now, he was looking at life in prison. We were retained to represent him in a retrial, where the jury deadlocked 9 to 3 for guilt. Our office successfully defended him at trial. During jury deliberations, the prosecutor offered the defendant a plea to time served. He accepted this offer and won his wrongful conviction civil case (Compton Courthouse).
Client had two prior strikes. He was charged with robbery. As a consequence of his past record, he was looking at a sentence of 25 years-to-life. The jury found him not guilty (Clara Shortridge Courthouse).
Client was arrested on a cold case DNA match. He was charged with kidnapping for rape, rape, and oral copulation. He was facing life in prison. Following a hard-fought trial, the jury announced they were deadlocked, at 11 to 1 for “not guilty.” The prosecutor then dismissed all charges (Clara Shortridge Courthouse, Los Angeles)
Client was charged with eight counts of sexual abuse. He was facing multiple life terms in prison. The defense fully prepared for trial and undertook its own investigation. Right before jury selection the prosecutor offered the defendant time served and to plea to a count, which did not require him to register as a sex offender (Clara Shortridge Courthouse, Los Angeles).
Client was a well-respected professional with a security clearance. Any conviction would end his career. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and assault. Extensive preparation and reenactments were undertaken. The jury returned a verdict of “not guilty” on all counts (Alhambra Courthouse).
Client was charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. After extensive preparation, client took the stand and testified at trial. The result, “not guilty” on all counts (San Fernando Courthouse)
Client was charged with domestic violence. The trial lasted nearly two weeks. The jury deliberated for no more than five minutes. He was found not guilty (Downey Courthouse)
Client was charged with sales/transportation of cocaine. He had a prior strike and a prior conviction for drug sales. The jury found him “not guilty” (Clara Shortridge Courthouse, Los Angeles).