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

Robbery Case Dismissed After the Preliminary Hearing

July 21, 2020 1:26 pm Published by
I had a case where I was defending somebody charged with a robbery at a particular store in the San Fernando Valley and I remember my client giving me kind of their version of events and then comparing that to the police report and just kind of scratching my head and thinking there is something no right about this case.  Something doesn’t make sense.  I’m going to get to the… Continure reading

Battery Causing Great Bodily Injury Dismissed on Eve of Trial

July 19, 2020 3:34 pm Published by
I was trying a big battery case where my client was an Uber driver who ended up kicking passengers out of his car because they were trying to jam five passengers in a car that could not have five passengers. One of the passengers challenged him to a fight, stepped outside and my client, in defending himself, punched the guy in the face and that caused him to break his… Continure reading

Residential Burglary Charge Dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing

July 16, 2020 2:49 pm Published by
I had a case a number where my client was charged with residential burglary.  It was actually a pretty weak case against him but the prosecutors had filed it anyway.  Basically, whoever the burglar was had gone up to burglarize a house and apparently was wearing some plastic or latex gloves to make sure that his or her fingerprints weren’t left at the burglary scene. They broke through the plane… Continure reading

No Jail Time in a Federal Child Pornography Case

July 15, 2020 3:37 pm Published by
A number of years ago I represented a client who will obviously remain anonymous, but he had thousands of images, including photographs and videos of child pornography. Normally, he would have been facing 7 to 10 years in federal prison, but I was able to get him no time in jail.  Now, really what you need to do in these types of cases if you expect to get a good… Continure reading

Appearing in Court Due to Coronavirus

April 17, 2020 2:38 pm Published by
If You Have a Criminal Case Pending in one of the San Fernando Valley Courts do you Have to Appear in Court and Disobey the Governor’s Order Regarding the Corona Virus? This is a good question because the Governor’s order right now as I put this content in the website says that nobody can leave except for essential things.  So, the bottom line is, the San Fernando Valley courthouses — if you… Continure reading