Riverside County South West Justice Center (Murrieta Court) - January 5, 2016 jury returned NOT GUILTY verdict on felony domestic violence case (PC 273.5). Demonstrated client's ex girlfriend was upset about the breakup, and she was caught lying multiple times when being cross examined by my partner Yvonne Todd. Jury didn't believe her story and the NOT GUILTY verdict was entered. Great job Yvonne Todd!
Below are some of our results for 2015:
November and December 2014 Case Results to date:
October 2014 Results-
Los Angeles Court - Victim claimed $16,000.00 in damages from DUI involving accident. Court ruled that victim was not credible on the stand and denied all of the $16,000.00 in restitution.
San Bernardino Court - PC 647f commonly known as drunk in public, and PC 148 resist, obstruct, or delay a peace officer charges dismissed.
Riverside Court - Drug DUI dismissed.
Riverside Court - Not guilty verdict on felony assault with a deadly weapon (knife) and false imprisonment charges.
6/19/14 - Pasadena Court - Driving on suspended license charges dismissed.
6/12/14 - Rancho Cucamonga Court - Assault and Battery case dismissed outright.
4/10/14 - Fontana Court - Felony Child Abuse case dismissed. We took case to trial. Jury came back with NOT GUILTY on felony child abuse charges. The jury was hung on the misdemeanor (7-5 in favor of not guilty). Court had to declare a mistrial. We went back to court and DA dismissed based on trial results. Great work by Yvonne Todd who tried the case.
4/9/14 - West Covina Court - .08 DUI dismissed.
3/3/14 - Rancho Cucamonga Court - PC 242 Battery case dismissed outright. Laid case out for District Attorney, pointed to fact that their "victim" was a defendant in another case where my client was the victim. Other problems were demonstrated. Case dismissed.
2/20/14 - Long Beach Court - Client had a preliminary alcohol screening test on side of road with a result of .12, and a .08 chemical test back at the station. Jury came back with a verdict of NOT GUILTY after only 20 minutes!
2/5/14 - Long Beach Court - Felony residential burglary case. Client was an 18 year old who had never been in trouble before. He was arrested before getting into home. DA and two different judges wanted two years of state prison! I kept pushing the case, got in front of the right judge who agreed it was not a state prison case and gave my client time served and sixty days of community service.
1/14/14 - Downey Court - Client involved in felony DUI with injury. Victims settled with insurance and then wanted an additional $22,000.00 from my client in restitution. Settlement resolved for $7,000.00 saving my client $15,000.00. Oddly enough victims are allowed to settle their cases with insurance and then go after people in criminal courts for legitimate losses. The rationale is that the courts are not going to force victims to wait to get money from insurance if they need it.
1/3/14 - Downey Court - Felony Domestic case dismissed for plea to misdemeanor charge. DA originally wanted 60 days of jail. I was able to negotiate 10 days of work release. Finally, over DA objection I was able to get the court to modify the no contact restraining order to allow contact.
12/6/13 - Rancho Cucamonga Court - Domestic Violence case (PC 243e) outright dismissal. Argued defense of others as my client was defending his child from agitated "victim".
10/ 25/13 - Van Nuys Court - .08 DUI dismissed due to rising blood alcohol argument.