Victories

CHARGES DISMISSED

Client was accused of committing domestic violence against his girlfriend at home. Girlfriend told the police that Client strangled her and pushed her up against a wall. After defense investigation, negotiations, and multiple meetings with the prosecution, all domestic violence charges were dismissed.

CASE DISMISSED

Client was arrested for attempted murder against his girlfriend. Victim alleged that Client strangled her and tried to kill her. Victim sustained extensive injuries. Client maintained that he was acting in self-defense; client also sustained extensive injuries. Client had graduated from law school and he had endeavors to become a licensed attorney. Any type of felony record, let alone an assault or attempted murder charge, would ruin his chances of pursuing his law career. We conducted hours of defense investigation in preparation for Client’s case. After meeting with the prosecution and providing information concerning our defense investigation, all charges against Client were dismissed.

Domestic Violence Jury Trial - NOT GUILTY

Client is a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He has served our country for 17 plus years. His wife claimed that Client brutally attacked her by allegedly throwing her down the stairs, kicking her multiple times in the stomach, hitting and slapping her, and choking her. Wife went to the hospital and reported the alleged abuse to the medical staff and to law enforcement. Client was subsequently arrested. With his career on the line, Client exercised his constitutional right to a jury trial in order to combat these false allegations. After multiple days of a strenuous jury trial, the jury voted NOT GUILTY on the more serious charge of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse. As for the lesser offense of spousal battery, the jury was hung 9-3 in favor of NOT GUILTY. As a result, the judge DISMISSED the lesser count. Client received an acquittal and he was able to continue his career aspirations of serving as a high ranking officer in the USMC.

NO JAIL, NO 52 WEEK DV CLASSES, DISTURBING THE PEACE

Client was a Marine who was charged with domestic violence. Any misdemeanor domestic violence conviction would cost him his career as a Marine. Upon extensive negotiation with the prosecution, Client’s case resolved for a lesser crime of disturbing the peace, along with no jail time, minimal fines, no 52-week domestic violence classes, and no criminal protective order against the victim.

CHARGES REDUCED TO NON-DV

Client, a female college student, was accused of trespassing, vandalism, and committing domestic violence against her ex-boyfriend. There were several witnesses to the alleged incident. Victim owed Client money and she went to his house to request the return of her funds. Victim refused to give the money back to Client. After lengthy negotiations with the prosecutor, all domestic violence charges were dismissed. Instead, Client pled to a non-domestic violence related charge, no jail time, minimal fines, and no 52-week DV classes.

CASE DISMISSED

Client was charged with allegedly inflicting corporal injury upon his girlfriend. The alleged victim claimed that Client inflicted injuries upon her during an argument including extensive bruising and lacerations. There was an alleged witness to the incident. Client maintained that he acted in self-defense. After thorough defense investigation, we were able to subpoena the police reports and 911 calls of an incident in which the alleged victim was arrested for domestic violence upon my client only months before the incident in question; this strengthened Client’s contention that he was acting in self-defense. Additional defense investigation and interviews also revealed that the alleged victim inflicted domestic violence upon her ex-husbands in the past. In light of these findings and extensive negotiations with the government, the Prosecution DISMISSED all charges against my client.

Domestic violence - NO PROBATION, NO JAIL, NO 52-WEEK DV CLASSES, NO FINES

Client was charged with committing domestic violence against his girlfriend in front of a hotel located in downtown San Diego. Independent witnesses claimed that they observed my client push his girlfriend and put his hands around her throat in a forceful manner. The alleged incident was captured on hotel security surveillance. After carefully reviewing the video surveillance and defense investigation, the video revealed that Client’s girlfriend slapped Client’s face before he pushed her away from him. Upon extensive negotiations, Client pled guilty to one count of simple battery NOT in a domestic violence context. He was sentenced to the bare minimum with NO PROBATION, NO JAIL, NO 52-WEEK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASSES, and NO FINES.

Domestic Violence - CASE DISMISSED

Client was charged with felony domestic violence. The government alleged that Client punched his wife in her face more than 10 times. The complaining witness sustained a fractured and bruised eye. Client also sustained injuries to his chest and arm. There was a long history of alleged domestic violence between both the complaining witness and Client. Prosecution dismissed all charges against my Client.

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