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Felony Assault with Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury WITH STRIKE Enhancement Alleged - CASE DISMISSED

Client was a Marine who was charged with committing an assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury. In addition, the prosecution had alleged that great bodily injury had been inflicted upon the victim. Client and his co-defendant were in the Gaslamp area of San Diego on a weekend night. Prosecution alleged that Client and his co-defendant had beaten up the victim by shoving him around and punching him in the face. A witness alleged that both Client and co-defendant had "jumped" the victim and that they were repeatedly throwing punches at the victim. Victim fell down and he sustained multiple injuries to his face and head. Despite some witness accounts, there were several other witnesses who indicated that Client was not in fact involved in the altercation and that he was trying to break up the fight between the victim and co-defendant. After defense investigation and negotiation with the prosecution, the case was dismissed against Client.

Felony Criminal Threats and Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Case REDUCED to MISDEMEANOR; NO JAIL TIME

Client was charged with felony criminal threats and felony assault with a deadly weapon or force likely to produce great bodily injury. Client, along with his father, were charged with threatening to kill their neighbor and assaulting a former neighbor. Prosecution alleged that Client and his father ganged up on the former neighbor and that they beat him up for no reason. After preliminary hearing, the felony criminal threat, which is a strike offense, was dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence. After negotiations, Client was granted a misdemeanor on the assault charge and he served no jail time.

Felony Assault - CASE DISMISSED

Client was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence offenses, and making criminal threats, which is a strike. Client was a licensed attorney; any conviction could affect his future ability to practice law. After defense investigation, I met with the deputy district attorney to discuss the case. After extensive discussions, the prosecution agreed to dismiss all charges. Entire case dismissed.

Possession of Controlled Substances - CASE DISMISSED

Client was arrested for possession of controlled substances and being under the influence of a controlled substance. After providing consent to search the vehicle, officers found methamphetamine, heroin, and numerous prescription pills. Officers also located foil paper with residue indicating recent use of the controlled substances. After extensive negotiation with the prosecution, Client did NOT even have to enroll in PC 1000 or Prop 36. Case was dismissed.

Possession of Controlled Substances - CASE DISMISSED

Client was talking to his girlfriend in his vehicle, which was parked legally on the street. A police officer approached him and blocked his vehicle from leaving. The police officer asked him what he was doing and asked Client if he had anything illegal in his car. Officer proceeded to search Client's person and vehicle. Controlled substances and marijuana were found in the vehicle. After litigating a motion to suppress the evidence based upon an illegal detention, the court granted our motion. Case dismissed.

Possession of Controlled Substances for Sale - NO JAIL TIME

Client was charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine for purposes of sale. The prosecution alleged that Client sold cocaine and methamphetamine to another while at a local nightclub. Client had a previous arrest for possession of controlled substances for sale. After in-depth defense investigation and negotiations, Prosecution agreed to NO jail time for client. Client was also eligible to earn a simple possession as a misdemeanor after one year.

Possession of Drugs for Sales - NO JAIL TIME

Client was charged with possession of drugs for sales. Prosecution alleged that he was in possession of nearly 20 grams of controlled substances and that he possessed it for purposes of sale. Client served no jail time; instead, he was ordered to complete days of public work service.

Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance - CASE DISMISSED

Client charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was looking at a minimum of 90 days in custody and registration as a narcotics offender. Upon defense investigation, I was able to convince the prosecutor to drop the charges. Case dismissed.

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