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Felony DUI - Reduced to Misdemeanor

Client was arrested and charged with a fourth DUI within 10 years. Client was driving erratically on the freeway and several drivers called 911 to report his bad driving. When apprehended by the police, Client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and he tested positive for being under the influence of controlled substances at the time. Prosecution originally asked Client to serve 2 years in prison. After meticulous negotiation with the prosecution, the government agreed to strike one of Client's prior convictions resulting in a misdemeanor. Client did not serve any prison time. Client received a grant of probation and he was eligible for no jail time and house arrest.

Third Offense DUI - Prior DUI Stricken.

Client was charged with a DUI having been previously convicted of two DUI's within the past 10 years. Client's BAC was .27%. After taking the appropriate measures as advised by me, Client received substance abuse treatment among other factors to assist him in his road to recovery. Upon successful negotiation with the government, the Prosecution agreed to strike one of Client's prior convictions. In doing so, it saved Client from a 3 to 10 year revocation of his license. Also, instead of serving the statutory minimum time of 180 days in jail, Client was sentenced to probation and house arrest.

20% B.A.C. DUI. - CASE DISMISSED Second DUI - REDUCED to WET RECKLESS, KEPT LICENSE

Client was charged with a DUI having been previously convicted of a DUI. She could not afford to lose her license. Originally, the DMV suspended her license. Upon my advice, we filed a writ to appeal the DMV's suspension. The writ was granted in our favor and we were able to set aside the suspension. Client walked away with no license suspension and a reduction to a wet reckless charge. No jail time.

Third Offense DUI-HOUSE ARREST

.19% B.A.C. DUI. Client had been previously convicted of 2 DUI's. Thus, this case was client's 3rd time DUI. Client served no jail time/no custody after his sentence. Instead, he did 180 days of electronic monitoring.

2nd Time DUI while on probation - Back at Home Same Day as Sentencing

Client charged with 2nd time DUI along with a willful refusal to submit to any testing. Client hired me after she had been incarcerated for approximately 2 weeks. Client was still on probation for first DUI. Court had previously warned Client that if she were to be convicted for another DUI while on probation, court would violate her probation and impose the maximum statutory sentence provided by law. The prosecution was unwilling to negotiate a lesser sentence. Upon vigorous argument to the court, I convinced the court not to sentence my client to the maximum sentence. Instead, my client was released that same day.

Multiple cases in which the client was charged with a DUI with a prior conviction. I was able to convince the prosecution todismiss the prior conviction. No jail time.

Multiple DMV actions won by me and the license suspensions were set aside.

First Degree Murder - CASE DISMISSED

Client was charged with first degree murder. He, along with 2 co-defendants, was accused of killing the victim while at a house party. Specifically, the prosecution alleged that the defendants were involved in a fight with the victim. During the fight, the defendants allegedly kicked and stomped the victim to death. Upon extensive negotiation with the prosecution and upon thorough defense investigation, the DA DISMISSED ALL CHARGES against my client. Through investigation, it was shown that Client was not a participant of the fight and that he was not involved in the murder of the victim. Case was dismissed with prejudice before the preliminary hearing.

First Degree Murder- VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER.

Client was charged with first degree murder after she was arrested for stabbing the father of her child during an altercation involving his alleged infidelity. Client served our country as a member of the military for nearly ten years. This was another high-profile case that garnered widespread media attention. Client was facing 25 years to life if convicted. After a rigorous preliminary hearing involving the cross-examination of several prosecution witnesses, Client was faced with the option of going forward to jury trial or resolving the case via plea bargain. After extensive defense investigation and our negotiations with the prosecution, Client accepted a plea bargain of voluntary manslaughter. Upon initially facing 25 years to life in prison, Client was sentenced to 7 years.

Hit and Run involving Death

Client was charged with hit and run involving the death of another. Client, a college student, was driving down a windy road in Del Mar when he struck a man who was riding his bicycle in the middle of the night. This was a case which garnered extensive media attention. The government alleged that Client struck the man and fled the scene without providing assistance. Client was interviewed and investigated within the days following the incident before he was arrested. After hiring a renowned accident reconstruction expert and thorough defense investigation, there were some significant issues in the government’s case. Although he faced many years in prison, Client was ultimately sentenced to 2 years.

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