Not Guilty Verdict for Murder but for Voluntary Manslaughter

August 9, 2020 1:05 pm Published by
I had a case a number of years ago in downtown Los Angeles where my client was charged with murder.  He had been involved in a bar fight with another person and that other person actually waited outside for him and my client ended up stabbing him with a knife.  It was captured on video and there were obviously witnesses. So, he really couldn’t say that he didn’t do anything… Continure reading

Manslaughter Charge Dismissed After Defense Investigation

August 7, 2020 12:34 pm Published by
I had a client once who was trying to drive to work and ended up getting in an accident with a motorcycle and the motorcycle driver died.  After a year-long investigation, prosecutors charged him with involuntary manslaughter under California Penal Code 192(b). He was looking at a criminal record.  He was looking at responsibility for this accident.  It was unbelievable to me just reading the police report, it just did… Continure reading

Attempted Murder Charges Dismissed After Hung Jury

August 5, 2020 1:24 pm Published by
This was one of the more interesting cases I’ve done in my career and I’ve been doing this a long time — 26 years.  I’ve worked for the DA’s office, a Superior Court judge, and then since 1994 I’ve been a criminal defense attorney, only defending people who are charged with crimes. In this particular attempted murder case under California Penal Code 664/187, my client was basically looking at 30… Continure reading

Not Guilty Verdict in Domestic Violence Case

August 3, 2020 12:22 pm Published by
I tried a case where my client was accused of domestic violence against his wife.  She had called the police.  They came out and whatever they saw and heard, they ended up looking for my client and arresting him.  He wasn’t home at the time. He had gone out with his son and when he came back the police were there waiting for him. A real scary situation and he had… Continure reading

Attempted Rape Not Guilty Verdict

August 2, 2020 1:24 pm Published by
 A number of years ago, downtown Los Angeles was pretty much overloaded with cases.  I don’t know whether it was just because there was a rash of crime or whether they just did not have an efficient system. I’m talking now about the main downtown courthouse — 210 West Temple.  I had a rape case down there under California Penal Code 261.  My client had indicated adamantly that he… Continure reading

Drug Sales Charges End in Hung Jury and Ultimate Dismissal

July 30, 2020 1:38 pm Published by
I had a client who was charged with selling drugs.  She was involved with another co-defendant allegedly in selling the drugs.  She was arrested and she pretty much was adamant that she did not sell drugs to anybody.  She was not involved in selling drugs. She did possess drugs; but she wasn’t selling them.  So, the prosecutors would not move off of trying to send her into custody and try… Continure reading

Not Guilty Verdict in Date Rape Prosecution

July 28, 2020 12:54 pm Published by
A number of years ago, I had a big date rape case and my client was charged with doing something very serious and he was looking at both prison time, registering as a sex offender and a host of other repercussions.  He was a student athlete and obviously, he would lose his standing in college and lose his reputation in the community. The case ended up proceeding to jury trial… Continure reading

Date Rape Allegations Dismissed for Athlete Defendant

July 26, 2020 1:32 pm Published by
A number of years ago, I represented an athlete at a major college who was accused of date rape.  Obviously, I won’t give all the specifics about it as to not reveal who it is. However, in the end we were able to convince the police not even to file the case in the first place. California Penal Code 261 defines the crime of date rape. My client ended up… Continure reading

Road Rage Charges Dismissed in Los Angeles

July 24, 2020 2:24 pm Published by
I represented a client who I liked a lot because he was a good guy and he was charged with road rage related offense based on an issue he had on a freeway with another driver.  The big dispute in the case was these guys ending up crashing into each other while they were mad at each other. One of these situations where somebody is going too slow, a guy… Continure reading

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Dismissed the Morning of Trial

July 23, 2020 2:52 pm Published by
Years ago I had a case that I tried in the San Fernando courthouse.  My client basically woke up and he was hallucinating, probably because he had taken drugs — a combination of drugs — and he believed that there was somebody in his house and that they were going to get him, so he grabbed his shotgun and started firing throughout his house.  Reloaded and fired multiple shots. The… Continure reading