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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Second DUI, with collision and serious injuries in Sacramento County

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client’s second DUI, with collision and serious injuries in Sacramento County. Client had a high BAC %, and after negotiation we were able to get them the 4 days in custody that is required by statute, and 20 days of alternative sentencing. Additionally, the client will have 4 years of informal probation with standard terms. Client could have been given up to a year so 20 days is an extraordinary result.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
First DUI by crashing into two cars, with injury to other drivers, and while having a high blood alcohol content

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client got a first DUI by crashing into two cars, with injury to other drivers, and while having a high blood alcohol content. We argued the case, negotiated, and ultimately plead them to first DUI with 42 days of alternative sentencing and standard probation conditions. Further, we were able to plead with the client to the lesser High Blood Alcohol allegation despite BAC %’s above .20 %. The client could have been sentenced to up to a year for this violation but only received 42 days.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Drove off the road and hit a tree with a very high blood alcohol content in El Dorado County

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client drove off the road and hit a tree with a very high blood alcohol content in El Dorado County. He was arrested for their first DUI, and we were able to negotiate the high blood alcohol allegation away so that he only had to do 3 months of classes instead of 9 months. Additionally, the client only had to do 10 days of alternative sentencing, along with probation with standard terms, for the offense.
SEX CRIMES
Client was charged with three counts of PC §288(a), Lewd Acts with a Minor Child

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SEX CRIMES
In a recent case the client was charged with three counts of PC §288(a), Lewd Acts with a Minor Child. The client was being held without bail, on a no bail hold. Based on our efforts, we were able to point out the problems in the case and we got the client released on his own recognizance pretrial.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Facing losing their job after being served with a restraining order

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was facing losing their job after being served with a restraining order. We were able to negotiate with the petitioner to get the restraining order dropped in lieu of a family order. Avoiding a CLETs restraining order allowed client to remain employed.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Facing a strike after getting into an altercation with a neighbor during a mental health crisis

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was facing a strike after getting into an altercation with a neighbor during a mental health crisis. We were able to negotiate a deal with the DA, helping the client to avoid a strike. Importantly, the client was also able to avoid jail time so that he could continue with his recovery and maintain stability in his family.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Facing a third DUI and a lengthy stint in jail

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was facing a third DUI and a lengthy stint in jail. We were able to convince the DA to allow the client to do weekends in jail based on an extensive mitigation package that was presented. This allowed the client to avoid months in jail and maintain custody of her kids.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was on the cusp of losing her lifelong career due to an isolated altercation during the pandemic

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was on the cusp of losing her lifelong career due to an isolated altercation during the pandemic. Over the DA’s objection, we were able to persuade the judge to grant diversion so that our client could avoid a conviction and keep her career. In addition to avoiding a conviction, our client did not have to spend any time behind bars.
SEX OFFENDER TIER RELIEF
Facing a sex offense conviction, time behind bars, and a decade of registering as a sex offender

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SEX OFFENDER TIER RELIEF
Client was facing a sex offense conviction, time behind bars, and a decade of registering as a sex offender. Over the DA’s objection, we were able to persuade the judge to allow our client to participate in military diversion. After which, the case against him will be dismissed and he will not have a conviction, have to go to jail, or have to register as a sex offender.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Facing a felony evasion charge

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was facing a felony evasion charge. In an unprecedented victory, we were able to convince the judge to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor at the preliminary hearing. Client was convicted of a misdemeanor only with no in custody time.
SEX CRIMES
Facing significant prison time after being accused of rape by multiple ex-girlfriends

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SEX CRIMES
Client was facing significant prison time after being accused of rape by multiple ex-girlfriends. We obtained an acquittal on the majority of the charges at trial. Additionally, we were able to uncover significant juror misconduct, leading to the two remaining guilty verdicts being thrown out.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Facing a felony resisting arrest charge after having a mental health crisis

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was facing a felony resisting arrest charge after having a mental health crisis. We were able to help our client avoid a felony and jail time by getting him into mental health treatment and eventually mental health diversion. Upon completion of mental health diversion, the case against him will be dismissed.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was accused of making tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card purchases

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Client was accused of making tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card purchases. Client was facing a major felony conviction and months in jail. We were able to eventually get the case dropped to a misdemeanor and client did not have to spend any time in custody. Most importantly, client was able to keep their career.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Getting the client into mental health diversion

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Our client was charged with resisting arrest when officers responded to his suicide attempt, severely beating client in the process. We successfully petitioned the court to get the client into mental health diversion, getting him much needed support.
SEX CRIME
Life imprisonment sentence resolved for determinate term

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SEX CRIME
Our client had been accused of sexually assault of multiple children and facing with potential for life imprisonment. The sentence resolved for determinate term.
CRIMINAL
The Court overturned the conviction

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CRIMINAL
Motion for New Trial based on juror misconduct. After significant investigation, it was determined that a juror had withheld relevant information.   The Court overturned the conviction.
Sex Crimes
Pre-file Dismissal of Allegations

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Sex Crimes
Pre-file dismissal of sexual assault allegations of a young child.
Sex Crimes
Dismissal of Rape Accusation

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Sex Crimes
Our client was accused of rape. We pre-filed the dismissal of the rape case.
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Sexual Assault Case Dismissed

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Sex Crimes
Dismissal of juvenile sexual assault case against young child prior to trial.
Criminal Defense
Domestic Violence Involving Injury

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Criminal Defense
Pre-file dismissal of domestic violence allegation where alleged victim was punched in the eye and suffered a cut over the eye.
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Sex Assault Case

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Sex Crimes
Dismissal of juvenile sexual assault case against young child prior to trial.
Criminal Defense
Serious Domestic Violence Charges

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Criminal Defense
Our client was facing domestic violence charges when the alleged victim was stabbed in the hand. We persuaded the DA not to file charges and dismissed the case.
Sex Crimes
Client Facing Life in Prison in Child Molestation Case

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Sex Crimes
Our client was facing life in prison for a child molestation case. We took the case to trial in a very conservative county. The jury hung on multiple counts, and we convinced the judge to release his client pending the resolution of the case.
Criminal Defense
Felony Identity Theft Charges Alleging Nearly $50K

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Criminal Defense
We were able to strategically structure our defense and successfully reduce felony identity theft charges, which alleged nearly $50K in losses, to a misdemeanor.
Criminal Defense
Client Charged with Felony Evasion

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Criminal Defense
Our client was charged with felony evasion, but at the preliminary hearing, we were able to successfully argue and reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, resulting in less jail time for our client.
Criminal Defense
Improper Use of Drug Dogs

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Criminal Defense
We were able to successfully suppress a motion based on improper use of drug dogs to obtain a probation offer for our client.
Criminal Defense
Our Client, a Father Struggling With Ptsd, Was Charged With Domestic Violence

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Criminal Defense
Our client, a father dealing with PTSD, was charged with domestic violence. However, we successfully petitioned the court to allow for mental health diversion, which resulted in him avoiding a jail sentence and being prohibited from possessing firearms.
Sex Crimes
Our Veteran Client Was Accused of Sexual Assault and Was Facing Potential Sex Offender Registration

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Sex Crimes
Our client, a veteran, was accused of sexual assault and was facing potential sex offender registration within the military division. However, we were able to successfully persuade the judge to not impose a jail sentence and waive the requirement for sex offender registration.
Criminal Defense
Our Client Was Facing Several Years of Jail Time for Being Involved in a Bar Fight

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Criminal Defense
After our client was involved in a bar fight, the judge wanted to impose a prison sentence, which could have resulted in several years of incarceration. However, we were able to help the client avoid being behind bars and instead return home to spend time with their family.
Sex Crimes
Client Caught Soliciting Prostitute in Sting Operation

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Sex Crimes
Our client was caught soliciting prostitution in a sting operation, and we took the case to trial. Ultimately, our client was found not guilty of the charges.
Criminal Defense
Our Client Was Charged With Assault After a Fight With Their Neighbor

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Criminal Defense
Our client and his neighbor got into a fight, and our client was charged with assault. We went to trial and argued self-defense. Our client walked home free.
Sex Crimes
Our Client Was in Possession of Child Pornography, but We Were Able to Successfully Suppress the Evidence by Arguing That It Was Obtained Through Unconstitutional Search and Seizure

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Sex Crimes
Our client was facing charges of child pornography possession, but our team was able to successfully suppress the evidence by arguing that it was obtained through unconstitutional search and seizure. As a result, the evidence was thrown out, and the District Attorney chose not to pursue any further.
Sex Crimes
The Client Possessed Child Pornography, and the District Attorney Sought Felony Charges Against Them

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Sex Crimes
Our client was found in possession of several images of child pornography, and the District Attorney sought to charge them with a felony. Through negotiation, our team was able to secure a favorable outcome for the client, resulting in a reduced sentence where they only had to register as a sex offender for the minimum number of years instead of being subject to lifetime sex registration.
Sex Crimes
A Coach Was Accused of Sexually Assaulting His Athlete and Faced Potential Jail Time and Being Registered as a Sex Offender

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Sex Crimes
Our client was a coach and had been accused of sexually assaulting his athlete. He was facing serious jail time and was subject to being a registered sex offender for a long time. He was acquitted and walked home as a free man.
Criminal Defense
Felony Transportation of Marijuana Across State Lines for Purpose of Sale or Distribution reduced to a Misdemeanor

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Criminal Defense
Negotiated case over the course of 11 months from a felony transportation charge for possession of 8 pounds of marijuana crossing state lines. Case successfully settled for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and community service.
Sex Crimes
Two Misdemeanor counts and no sex offender registration for multiple counts of 288(a), lewd and lascivious act with a child

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Sex Crimes
Client was charged with multiple counts of 288(a), lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14. A plea was negotiated for 2 misdemeanor counts, alternative sentencing and no sex offender registration.
Sex Offender Tier Relief
Felony conviction reduced to misdemeanor under Penal Code 17(b) and subsequently ALL convictions were dismissed. Client relieved

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Sex Offender Tier Relief
Client suffered felony and misdemeanor convictions when younger. Client’s felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor for all purposes under Penal Code 17(b) and subsequently, all convictions were dismissed under Penal Code 1203.4. The Client was relieved of all disabilities and penalties associated with the conviction.
Criminal Defense
Saved client 10 years in prison for marijuana grow that involved an officer shooting

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Criminal Defense
After thorough investigation, we were able to demonstrate that the officer was shot with friendly fire, saving our client 10 extra years in prison.
Sex Offender Tier Relief
Relieved of the duty to register as a sex offender and removed from Megan’s Law website

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Sex Offender Tier Relief
Client was convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and oral copulation of a minor under 16 by someone over the age of 21. Client was relieved of the duty to register as a sex offender approx. 4 years after the conviction and removed from Megan’s Law website.
Criminal Defense
Dismissal of Residential Burglary and Robbery with a Firearm

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Criminal Defense
Held preliminary hearing and receive “no holding order.” Judge dismissed the case for a lack of probable cause to continue to trial.
Sex Offender Tier Relief
Relieved of duty to register as a Sex Offender

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Sex Offender Tier Relief
Petitioned the Court to dismiss the client’s conviction pursuant to Penal Code 1203.4, and subsequently filed a Petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. The Court was compelled and granted both requests. Upon the granting of the Certificate of Rehabilitation, the client was relieved of the duty to register as a sex offender.
Criminal Defense
Dismissal of Grand Theft and Residential Burglary

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Criminal Defense
Original offer was state prison. DNA did not match and case completely dismissed. However, client was arrested for possession of drugs which created a new case. Successfully petitioned the court to grant him eligible for “Diversion Class” which when completed, resulted in a dismissal of those charges as well.
Sex Offender Tier Relief
Relieved of all disabilities and penalties for felony violation of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 18 years

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Sex Offender Tier Relief
Client was convicted of a felony violation of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 18 years of age under Penal Code 261.5. Client’s felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor for all purposes under Penal Code 17(b) and subsequently dismissed under Penal Code 1203.4. The Client was relieved of all disabilities and penalties associated with the conviction.
Sex Crimes
Reduced time for possession and receiving child pornography

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Sex Crimes
Client charged in federal court for possession and receiving child pornography. Federal Sentencing Guidelines were 97 – 121 months. After favorable evaluations and impassioned argument, the Client was sentenced to five years.
Criminal Defense
Dismissal for Speeding over 100 MPH and Failure to Appear at Court

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Criminal Defense
Client failed to appear in court for misdemeanor speeding over 100 mph. Judge found guilty and sent case to collections. Successfully petition the Judge to recall the case from collections and dismiss the failure to appear. Negotiate with DA and had charges dropped from Misdemeanor to a standard speeding ticket for over 65 mph. Made our client eligible for traffic school, after completion resulted in a complete dismissal.
Criminal Defense
Probation only for illegal marijuana growth

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Criminal Defense
Client was charged with an illegal marijuana grow. After negotiations with the U.S. Attorney, our client avoided time in custody and was placed on probation only.
Criminal Defense
Dismissal for laundering illegally obtained money through business

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Criminal Defense
Client was charged with laundering illegally obtained money through her business. After thorough forensic accounting and research, we were able to negotiate a dismissal with the Deputy U.S. Attorney.
Criminal Defense
Probation and no jail time for assault with a deadly weapon with a car

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Criminal Defense
Client was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with a car. The victim was left with a brain injury. After a complete review of all of the facts, we were able to negotiate a plea for probation and no jail time.
Criminal Defense
Dismissal for conspiracy to distribute drugs

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Criminal Defense
Client was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. After reviewing the facts, we were able to successfully argue the lack of our client’s involvement. The case was dismissed.
Sex Crimes
Credit for time served and no sex offender registration for over 40 violations of sexual intercourse and oral copulation

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Sex Crimes
Client originally charged with over 40 violations of sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor. Original offer was prison. Negotiated plea for probation with credit for time served and no sex offender registration.
Sex Crimes
Not guilty jury trial and no sex offender registration for oral copulation of a 4 year old and resisting arrest

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Sex Crimes
Client was charged with oral copulation of a 4-year-old and resisting arrest. Original offer was prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. After jury trial, client was acquitted of the 148 (resisting) and the jury hung 9 – 3 in favor, Not Guilty on the oral copulation charge. After trial, negotiated a plea to a misdemeanor with no jail time and no sex offender registration.
Sex Offender Tier Relief
Convictions reduced and dismissed of 2 felony counts of oral copulation with someone under 18

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Sex Offender Tier Relief
Client convicted of 2 felony counts of oral copulation with someone under 18. Client sought a reduction and dismissal. Court and DA originally agreed that client was ineligible for felony convictions reduced to misdemeanors. After filing points and authority with the court, and oral argument, the court agreed our client was eligible and granted our request to reduce his convictions and dismiss.
Sex Crimes
No sex offender registration or jail time for Indecent Exposure

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Sex Crimes
Client was charged with penetration with a foreign object and oral copulation, both with someone under 18. Original offer was prison and lifetime sex offender registration. We were able to negotiate a plea for a misdemeanor with community service and NO sex offender registration.
Sex Crimes
Misdemeanor with community service and no sex offender registration for penetration with a foreign object and oral copulation

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Sex Crimes
Client was charged with penetration with a foreign object and oral copulation, both with someone under 18. Original offer was prison and lifetime sex offender registration. We were able to negotiate a plea for a misdemeanor with community service and NO sex offender registration.
Sex Offender Tier Relief
Client acquitted of all charges of failure to register under Penal Code 290

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Sex Offender Tier Relief
Offer of prison, alleging client failed to register at a concurrent address. Client was acquitted of all charges by jury trial
Sex Crimes
Misdemeanor charge and eventual dismissal granted for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14

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Sex Crimes
Client was charged with lewd and lascivious acts with child under 14. After jury trial in which they hung favorably, negotiated plea for misdemeanor battery and no sex offender registration. After the completion of probation, we petitioned the Court for a dismissal pursuant to 1203.4 which was granted.
Sex Crimes
Jury acquittal of 7 counts of sexual assault

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Sex Crimes
Client was charged with 7 counts of sexual assault. Client was found not guilty of all 7 counts of sexual assault in a jury trial.
Criminal Defense
California Parole Division sued for false imprisonment of client for a parole violation

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Criminal Defense
Client spent 150 days in custody for violating parole. We determined the client in fact had been discharged from parole and was wrongly imprisoned. After client was released we successfully sued California Parole Division for false imprisonment of our client.
Criminal Defense
Bail reduced from half a million dollars to $10,000

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Criminal Defense
Successfully advocated on client’s behalf that they are not a flight risk or threat to public safety. Judge reduced bail from half a million dollars to $10,000.
Criminal Defense
Full dismissal of complex elder abuse and fraud case

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Criminal Defense
Client was charged in a complex elder abuse and fraud case. After establishing that the complaining witness was lying, we were able to obtain a full dismissal.
Criminal Defense
Found not guilty for Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Knife)

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Criminal Defense
District Attorney offered two years state prison and strike on our client’s record. A four-day jury trial was held where we advocated the right to the “self-defense” and “stand your ground” defenses available in California. The jury returned a unanimous verdict of Not Guilty for an acquittal of all felony charges.
Criminal Defense
After filing a Motion to Correct a Judicial Error, the court granted request and records were corrected

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Criminal Defense
Client was convicted of a misdemeanor. The court erroneously recorded the conviction as a felony in their records and the records sent to the DOJ.
Criminal Defense
Finding of Factual Innocence for throwing a beer bottle at a woman causing injury

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Criminal Defense
Client was charged with throwing a beer bottle at a woman causing injury. After proving that our client was not the one who threw the beer bottle, all charges were dismissed and we were able to secure a finding of factual innocence.
Criminal Defense
10 years reduced to six months’ time served in Attempted Murder with a weapon

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Criminal Defense
Client lacerated victim’s face and throat, victim almost died. Original offer for attempted murder was state prison for 10 years. Negotiated with the DA over a long period of time to reduce the charge to assault with a deadly weapon for county jail for one year. Client released after six months with time served.
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