People v. DD

Date: 10/18/21

Charges: Resisting Arrest

Court: San Bernardino Justice Center

Facts: Our client was involved in a domestic issue, and had a warrant for that. That case ultimately was dropped, but when police came to arrest him, he did not go willingly, and was charge instead of any domestic charges, with resisting arrest. We petitioned the Court for Judicial Diversion under AB 3234 in order for our client to have his case dismissed. This diversion is good for first time offenders, and is much harder with people who have a record. Unfortunately, our client had a prior strike and served two years in State Prison, but that was 22 years ago. He also had a DUI 17 years. Even with that, the Judge agreed with our argument that his actions, although not wrong, did not end in any injury to any person or officer, and he felt overall embarrassed and remorseful for what happened. The Judge granted our client Diversion, so once he completes some classes and community service in six months, his case will be dismissed entirely.

People v. OT

Date: 10/14/21

Charges: Violation of Probation

Court: Rancho Cucamonga

Fact: Our client had a new driving without a license case, and also had multiple probation violations for the same charge and for a DUI going back five years. Needless to say, the prosecutor was pissed, and wanted our client to serve actual jail time. We were able to continue the case briefly, bring in the necessary proof, and talk the DA off of a ledge. After some long arguments and debates, the prosecutor finally understood our side, understood our client was not the same person that he was five years ago, and that he has now turned his life around. We were able to avoid any jail time, and our client was able to walk out of the Courthouse with us, which is always the best case scenario.

People v. CB

Date: 10/5/21

Charges: Felony Evading a Police Officer

Court: Rancho Cucamonga

Facts: Client was involved in illegal street racing with a rather large group of people. At some point, police are called, and everyone scatters. Our client drove away from police and was then involved in a high speed pursuit. He did not get very far, before crashing into the side of a wall, before entering a freeway. Our client was young and had no criminal history. We also were able to show that the chase lasted under 1 minute and 30 seconds, and that his natural explanation and honesty showed he was merely acting as a scared kid, not as a criminal trying to get on TV with a high speed chase. We were able to convince the Prosecutor that he was deserving of a misdemeanor charge, not a felony, since he was still a college student. A felony would have led to him being removed from school, based on their own ethics requirement. Now, all that he must do is serve some community service, stay out of trouble for a year, and he can then return to expunge his misdemeanor charge.

People v. IS

Date: 10/4/21

Charges: Possession of a Firearm While Armed

Court: Rancho Cucamonga

Facts: Client was charged with having a firearm under his seat, and having several drugs he had picked up for back problems. However, these drugs were not proscribed, and to travel with illicit drugs and a firearm is a felony offense in California. However, the Prosecutor acknowledged some of the issues in the case, how Officers turned off recordings at crucial parts of the case, and that our client had no criminal history. After several court appearances, we were finally able to get the felony charges dismissed, and our client was able to resolve his case for a misdemeanor charge. He now only has a year of Probation, then he can expunge his case. He also will not lose his job, since we were able to get his felony charge dropped.

People v. RT

Date: 10/1/21

Charges: Early Termination of Probation

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was convicted of several sex crimes and was looking at additional time on Probation. Because he was on Felony Probation, he was having issues traveling, volunteering, and overall being around his kids, even in public places, despite his kids not being involved in his charges. He was also put on hold for a promotion, and needed to get off of Probation so he could easily travel for work. We were able to successfully petition that his Probation should be expired under the new AB 1950 law, the Judge at first attempted to deny the petition, but we explain the law was on our side, and his Probation should have ended in January of 2021. He is now off of Probation, able to travel without any restrictions, and be around his family more for events, and volunteering.

People v. RT

Date: 8/27/21

Charges: Early Termination of Probation

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was convicted of several attempted sex crimes, known as PC 664/288(a), and was placed on Probation. He then had his Probation transferred to Riverside County. Probation was slowing down his ability to expand and grow his business, and heavily limited where he could travel to. We made a motion to request for the Court to terminate his Probation early, which we did under the new Probation Laws under AB 1950. The Prosecutor’s heavily objected, and filed a response, claiming his charges were not eligible for this new law change. We were able to correct that prosecutors, citing the proper case law that confirmed we were correct in our legal stance. The Judge agreed, and explained that the Prosecutor’s were wrong, citing the cases we used. Now, our client is no longer on Felony Probation, and can move toward dismissing his case with an Expungement.

People v. ZB

Date: 8/25/21

Charges: Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle

Court: San Bernardino Juvenile

Facts: Client was charged with having a firearm in his car after a stop with police. The prosecutor did not want to budge on the case at all, and simply offered for our client to plead guilty to the charge as a misdemeanor without anything more. We are able to get a favorable probation report, and further negotiated with our prosecutor. Our client was then offered Juvenile Diversion where, if he commits no law violations for the next six months, his case will be dismissed, and automatically sealed. Now our young client will no longer fear possible juvenile hall, or a criminal record from his case.

People v. MM

Date: 8/4/21

Charges: Domestic Violence

Court: West Covina

Facts: Client was charged with Domestic Violence, originally as a felony, but soon became a misdemeanor. Client was steadfast that he was innocent of the charges, so we continued to push his case forward. When the DA was unwilling to dismiss the case, we set the case for Jury Trial. On the day of Jury Trial, the DA was not ready to proceed, and offered us “Diversion”, wherein my client would complete classes, stay crime free, pay fines, and his case would be dropped. He rejected that offer, and we pushed toward Trial. On the final day of Jury Trial, the DA moved to dismiss his case. Now, he has no criminal record, his charges were dropped, and he did not have to complete any classes, community service, or pay any fines.

People v. CR

Date: 7/16/21

Charges: Felony Reduction, Early Termination of Probation, Expungement

Court: Rancho Cucamonga

Facts: Client suffered a felony conviction in 2018 that has devasted her ability to get a better job to provide for her newly born child, and her husband. She accept the original deal out of fear, and for the past three years suffered for it. She contacted our office to see what we can do about reducing the felony, ending her probation, and expunging the case for her record. We were able to do all three. We successfully petitioned the Court to take her off of Probation, we then reduced her Felony charges down to Misdemeanor charges, and finally, we Expunged her case for her record. Now she is no longer a convicted felon, can obtain the job she wants, and can finally move past the old case that was holding her back.

People v. JG

Date: 7/9/21

Charges: Felony Reduction and Early Termination of Probation

Court: San Bernardino Justice Center

Facts: Client suffered a Felony conviction in 2019, and based on the nature of the charges, had significant restrictions from Probation. He was required to wear a GPS monitor, was unable to move for work, or attend many school functions with his kids. He ended up losing his job, and it became dire for him to get his charges reduced, and to get him off or Probation so he can travel more for work. We were successfully able to argue that his Probation should expire early, and that his Felony charge should become a misdemeanor. Because of this, he no longer has any travel restrictions, and can work on getting a better job for his wife and children.

People v. RT

Date: 7/6/21

Charges: Restitution from a Conviction

Court: Rancho Cucamonga

Facts: Client suffered a misdemeanor conviction involving a traffic accident. However, after the case resolved, the other party in his case tried to get rich from our client. This other party claimed damages up to $5,000 from the accident. However, upon some research and contacting the correct parties, it was determined that not only did the other party already receive damages paid by his own insurance, but the damages he tried to submit to the DA were from an incident that happened more recently, around 14 months after our case. Because of this, we were able to show that they were lying, and trying to get money from our client. The Judge and DA agreed, and his Restitution amount went from $6,000, down to only $500 in Court fees only.

People v. KC

Date: 6/24/21

Charges: Public Intoxication

Court: Rancho Cucamonga

Facts: Client was from out of state, and had a bit too much fun one evening, leading to an arrest by police for being drunk in public. We are able to negotiate the case with the Judge directly, bypassing the Prosecutor to resolve it in his favor. After showing our client does not have a history of alcohol problems, and that this was a one time incident where he had already completed an Alcohol Awareness Class, the Judge agreed to dismiss his case outright. Now, when he returns to his home state, he will not have a nagging criminal conviction slowing him down.

People v. BM

Date: 6/17/21

Charges: Domestic Violence

Court: Southwest Justice Center:

Facts: Client had a tumultuous relationship with her the father of her children that lead to constant arguments, fights, and police contact. On one evening, when the other half was to be watching the children, he decided to get drunk. When our client returned home to see this, an argument took place, and some pushing and shoving was done. Because our client was honest to police that she had pushed the father, she was charged, and he wasn’t. He refused to participate and assist in her case and left her to fend for herself. Thankfully, we are able to mitigate the charges down, and she is now able to continue teaching because her Domestic Violence charge was dismissed. She received a reduced charge, but one that protects her from losing her job or furthering her employment, and also gives her a chance to remove the charge from her record in only a year.

People v. DD

Date: 6/8/21

Charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition as a Felon

Court: Pomona

Facts: Client was arrested for having a firearm and ammunition in his vehicle, while also having been convicted of a felony which makes it unlawful for him to have any firearm. The DA originally thought his prior conviction was a strike offense, making his exposure 3 years 8 months doubled to 7 years 4 months in a State Prison. We were able to track down his old case file from 2008, and through legal research, determine that there was a law change that made the case back in 2008 not a strike, even though in 2021 it now is a strike. Because our client did not plead guilty to a strike, we worked with the DA towards dropping that. The DA had originally offered our client 16 months in Prison, but after our work and research, he was able to resolve his case for Probation, and to do 45 days of Community Service, with zero days spent in jail. Now our client can continue working, providing for his family, and can let this small hiccup not ruin his life.

People v. MG

Date: 6/4/21

Charges: Early Termination of Probation and Expungement

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was on Probation for a DUI he suffered in 2019. He wanted to move to Texas with a new job offer, but he could not, as the job hinged on whether or not he was off Probation. Client’s life had changed since his DUI conviction, where he became a first time father, so he was now supporting his wife and baby, while struggling to find work after his conviction. We were able to successfully get him removed from Probation, and to Expunge his case from his record, even with the DA on the case objecting to the motions. My client can now accept his new position in Texas, and create a better life for his family.

People v. SS

Date: 5/27/21

Charges: Petition to Seal Arrest Record

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client got into an argument with their wife over one drunken evening. After this happened, police were called, and both parties were cited for domestic battery. Both were in support of each other, and both agreed that neither should be charged with a crime, but unfortunately it was out of their hands. Our client was a teacher, so not only would a conviction destroy her career, but even the arrest would affect her ability to work. We were able to successfully get her Arrest now sealed, after the DA turned down filing charges against her. He record will now be sealed, and will not hurt her as she continues working towards furthering her teaching career.

People v. SC

Date: 5/19/21

Charges: Brandishing a Firearm

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client got into a heated argument with a Process Server, and chased after him with a fake/toy gun, that the other party thought was real. This is a charge that has a statutory minimum of 90 days in a County Jail. The Prosecution wanted him to plead guilty to the charge, but we decided to file a Judicial Diversion Motion under the new law AB 3234. The Prosecution heavily objected, but we were able to convince the Judge this was a one time incident, and a conviction would result in him losing his Professional License. He now has to complete some gun safety courses, pay a fine, and his case will ultimately be dismissed. He now can continue working without the possible punishment of a criminal conviction holding him back or taking away his professional license.

People v. EN

Date: 5/19/21

Charges: Solicitation for Prostitution

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was caught in a sting operation and arrested for attempting to pick up a Prostitute, who was an undercover police officer. The Prosecution wanted him to plead guilty to the charge, but we decided to file a Judicial Diversion Motion under the new law AB 3234. The Judge agreed with our Motion, and our client was given a year to complete some classes, testing, and fines, and when we return, his entire case will be dismissed. He now can continue working without the possible punishment of a criminal conviction holding him back.

People v. VG

Date: 5/19/21

Charges: Hit and Run

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client got into a car accident and was young and terrified, and made the mistake of leaving the scene. Since our client was so young and going to school, were able to get him into a Diversion Program to get his case dismissed. Now he can graduate school without any criminal record.

People v. SS

Date: 5/18/2021

Charges: Drug Possession

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with drug possession but was not a US citizen. We were able to have our Prosecutor agree that he can complete several Narcotics Anonymous Classes to earn a dismissal. Because of this, his case was dismissed, and he can continue to work on getting his United States Citizenship.

People v. TC

Date: 5/12/21

Charges: Battery

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client had a long history with another individual, which led them to engage in a fist fight at a gas station. The prosecution refused to offer any Diversion or anything that would help lead to a dismissal, they wanted a guilty plea and Anger Management. Our client had worked for a School District for the past 20+ years, and any conviction involving violence, could have lead to him losing his job. We then decided to file a Judicial Diversion Motion under the new law AB 3234. The District Attorney objected to this, and tried to spin a story that our client was aggressive and needing to be punished. We were able to provide background information about his job, the history with this individual, and the Judge overruled their objection, granting us Diversion. Our client now has to complete some classes and return to Court, and he will receive a dismissal, and no conviction on his record.

People v. TR

Date: 5/4/2021

Charges: Drug Possession

Court: San Bernardino Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with drug possession from several years ago. He was to complete drug classes back in 2015 but did not complete them. He ended up leaving California and has a warrant for the past six years. We were able to re-add the case to the Court Calendar, recall his warrant, and convince the Judge to dismiss the case entirely. Now our client, who has changed his life, and been sober for years, can now focus on school and work, without having a criminal record holding him back.

People v. AA

Date: 4/8/2021

Charges: Felony Vandalism with Prior Strikes

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was charged with vandalizing a car during a road rage incident in Riverside County. Client was suffering a maximum exposure of 6 years in State Prison because he has suffered two prior strike offenses in the late 1990s. The DA offered our client to plead guilty and serve 32 months in a State Prison. We quickly filed a Romero Motion (motion to strike prior strike), and the Judge agreed with our position, and dismissed the prior strike allegations. Client was then able to plead guilty to the Court for a Probation sentence and house arrest with no jail time.

People v. ZK

Date: 4/7/2021

Charges: Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle

Court: San Bernardino Superior Court

Facts: Client was charged with possessing a loaded firearm in his backpack during a traffic stop. Prosecutor’s wanted him to plead guilty to the charge, and be sentenced to Probation. We successfully filed and argued under the new Judicial Diversion Law, AB 3234 that our client would be a perfect candidate, given his lack of criminal record, and the underlying facts of our case. The Judge agreed with our argument, over the Prosecutor’s objection, granting our client Diversion. Our client now has to complete a few terms given by the Judge, and his entire case will be dismissed, and he will not have a criminal record.

People v. HS

Date: 3/30/2021

Charges: Robbery

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was charged with robbery after taking jewelry from another person during an offer up deal gone wrong. Client was facing a maximum of 5 years in State Prison, and the Prosecutor offered for the Client to complete House Arrest, but to plead guilty to the robbery charge, which carries with it a Strike. Since a robbery charge can never be reduced to a misdemeanor, we were able to provide sufficient mitigating information to the Prosecutor on this case, showing that our client was deserving of a second change. The Prosecutor then agreed to dismiss the robbery charge, and allow our client to plead guilty to a reduced charge of Grand Theft, a charge he can reduce to a misdemeanor and expunge after two years, while also never setting foot in a jail.

People v. EC

Date: 3/29/2021

Charges: Hunting Dove out of Season

Court: Southwest Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with hunting dove out of season, which is a misdemeanor. The prosecutors refused to allow client to obtain Diversion because he had a hunting license, and their only offer was to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and complete 10 days of House Arrest. We successfully filed and argued under the new Judicial Diversion Law, AB 3234 that our client would be a perfect candidate, given his lack of criminal record, and the underlying facts of our case. The Judge agreed with our argument, over the Prosecutor’s objection, granting our client Diversion. Our client now has to complete a few terms given by the Judge, and his entire case will be dismissed, and he will not have a criminal record.

People v. DW

Date: 3/23/2021

Charges: Motion to Reduce Felony to Misdemeanor under PC 17(b) and Expungement

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was convicted of various drug charges back in the early 1990s. With the passage of Proposition 47, Client had the ability to reduce his charges to misdemeanors. However, Proposition 47 does not restore a person’s gun rights, so we decided to file a Motion to reduce his felony charges to misdemeanor charges, and have his case expunged from his record. The Judge granted our motion, and our client now no longer has a felony so he can obtain a firearm, and his record is expunged.

People v. SZ

Date: 3/22/2021

Charges: Drunk in Public

Court: Victorville Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with being drunk in public and was facing a misdemeanor conviction. Our client had no prior criminal history, and our goal was to make sure to keep it that way. We were able to provide enough supporting documentation for the assigned Prosecutor to agree, and our clients charges were dismissed, and she now continues to have a clean record.

People v. AF

Date: 3/16/2021

Charges: Embezzlement

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with stealing over $2000 from her prior employer, including money and products. After significant time with the Prosecutor, we were able to return the missing items and money, which gave us a better bargaining position. Instead of the potential for a felony charge and conviction, we were able to get the Prosecutor to offer Diversion, allowing our client to complete classes, and earn a dismissal of her case. Because of this, her case was dismissed and she did not suffer a conviction on her record.

People v. MC

Date: 3/16/2021

Charges: Hit and Run

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with a hit run at a gas station that was caught on camera. Client works in a field that requires having a clean driving record, and a conviction of this charge would case points on his driving record and for him to potentially lose his job. We were able to conviction the Prosecutor of the need for something alternative to a conviction, which opened the door for our client to complete a Diversion Program. Because of this, his case was dismissed entirely, and he did not suffer any points on his driving record, and no conviction on his record.

People v. JL

Date: 3/16/2021

Charges: Theft

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with petty theft for stealing from a store during the beginning of the craze of the Covid-19 pandemic. Client had no prior record, and was taking items for his family. Prosecutor was able to listen and understand our position, and agreed to let our client complete Diversion. This diversion means our clients case was ultimately dismissed, and he did not suffer any conviction on his record.

People v. TT

Date: 3/10/2021

Charges: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon based on a bar fight that took place in the downtown area of Riverside. We were able to obtain the recorded street footage that was in poor condition. Upon spending several hours on the footage, we were able to screenshot second by second, and piece by piece, that our client was not the person who committed the assault. We were able to take the video frame by frame, and highlighting where our client was during this fight, and that the police had viewed the our client as incorrectly being the person guilty of the assault. Our client went from facing a felony conviction, to now receiving a simple battery charge for fighting in the street, that can be expunged from his record in one year.

People v. IP

Date: 3/2/2021

Charges: Child Abuse on a Minor Causing Paralysis

Court: San Bernardino Superior Court

Facts: Client was charged with Child Abuse on a Minor causing Paralysis. This charge, found under PC 273ab(a) carries with it a mandatory sentence of life in State Prison. We were able to negotiate the case with the Prosecutor, and determine that the injuries sustained were at as serious as originally thought, and the minor child was now doing great in the care of their family. Because of the time spent on this case negotiating, the client was able to resolve his case with only a 6 year sentence, allowing him to know when he will be released from custody and can start to move on with his life.

People v. JV

Date: 3/26/2021

Charges: Seal Arrest Record

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was cited for petty theft at a store. He was never charged with this offense, as he was innocent of the charges. However, because he was still arrested and cited, this offense still showed up on his record. We then petitioned the Court to Seal his Arrest, making it no longer appear on his record, and make it easier for him to finalize his citizenship paperwork. The Judge granted our Petition, and our client now has this prior arrest sealed.

People v. EM

Date: 2/17/2021

Charges: Motion to Reduce Felony to Misdemeanor under PC 17(b) and Expungement

Court: Southwest Justice Center

Facts: We had previously assisted this client on two matters, a felony probation violation and a violation of a restraining order case. Client contacted us because he wanted to now reduce his felony, and expunge his record for job purposes. Client had violated his felony probation with the new misdemeanor charge, meaning that the Prosecutor vehemently objected to our motions, indicating that our client was not suitable to have his charges reduced and expunged. We were thereafter able to convince the Judge that our client’s situation had sense change, he had been sober for almost two years since the incident, and was just looking for work. The Judge agreed, and granted our motions. This now means that our client no longer has a felony conviction and can purchase a firearm, and at the same time his record was expunged, which will help him greatly for employment.

People v. CM

Date: 2/16/2021

Charges: Vehicle Registration Fraud

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with stealing the registration from a vehicle and placing it on his, to avoid paying registration fees. Client had no prior record and was young, and we wanted to avoid a conviction for a person, not yet even a graduate of college yet. Prosecutor was able to listen and understand our position, and agreed to let our client complete Diversion. This diversion means our clients case was ultimately dismissed, and he did not suffer any conviction on his record.

People v. EJ

Date: 2/8/2021

Charges: Carrying a Concealed Firearm

Court: Victorville Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with having a concealed firearm in his car after a traffic stop. The circumstances of the stop were questionable and that was addressed with our prosecutor. The prosecutor then agreed to allow our client to complete a gun safety course, to therefore dismiss the misdemeanor charge, and allow him to plead guilty to a simple infraction (similar to a speeding ticket) for his case. Because of this, client did not receive a criminal conviction, and was able to continue working without a new probation sentence.

People v. AN

Date: 1/27/2021

Charges: Hit and Run

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was charged with a hit and run for a car accident where he had hit a guardrail. The Prosecutor was unwilling to allow our client to do any kind of diversion to avoid a conviction. Our client had no prior criminal record, and was a former Riverside Sheriff, so he could not afford a conviction. We decided to set the matter for a Jury Trial. On the date of Trial, the Judge agreed that the case was not worth a conviction, and allowed us to Petition for Diversion under the new law under AB 3234. Because of this, our client simply had to pay a fine, avoid trouble, and we return in just a few months and his case was ultimately dismissed. This allows him to continue trying to obtain work in Law Enforcement, and avoid any criminal charges on his record.

People v. MR

Date: 1/22/2021

Charges: Soliciting a Prostitute

Court: Pomona Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with attempting to soliciting a Prostitute. After meeting with our Prosecutor, we were able to provide enough mitigating details about our client’s life and his current attempt to become a lawful permanent resident, which helped convince the Prosecutor that our client was worthy of Diversion. Client completed the class, and his case was dismissed. Client now has no criminal record, and will not have any issues applying and completing his citizenship.

People v. CG

Date: 1/20/2021

Charges: Theft

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged with petty theft from a store. She had no prior record and was currently a college student. We were able to convince our Prosecutor of these factors, to allow our client to complete Diversion, so she can avoid a criminal record. Client completed Diversion, and her case was ultimately dismissed. This will assist her when she graduates, as she won’t have any criminal record to have to explain, since the case was dismissed.

People v. JV

Date: 1/14/2021

Charges: Child Molestation

Court: San Bernardino Superior Court

Facts: Client was charged with annoying or molesting a minor. If convicted, he would have had to register as a Sex Offender under PC 290. After several meetings with our Assigned Prosecutor, we were able to successfully negotiate that his case should be reduced to a charge that does not require any kind of Registration. The Prosecutor eventually agreed, and allowed our client to plead guilty to a reduced sentence, that requires no jail time or community service, no Registration, and the ability to expunge his case after only one year. This helped our client, who was a father, not be forced to relocate, or be unable to take his children to school since he will not have to Register as a Sex Offender.

People v. RM

Date: 1/13/2021

Charges: Willful Cruelty to a Child

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged willful cruelty to a child involving an accident with hot bath water. The incident happened back in 2017, but he was not charged until 2020, almost past the Statute of Limitations. We were able to successful get our client a Probation sentence with no jail time, and we were also able to avoid any bail being set, which is normally set at $100,000 for this charge, so our client could continue going to school, and avoiding any jail sentence.

People v. JM

Date: 1/13/2021

Charges: Drunk in Public

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged drunk in public, but had a very serious prior criminal record. Client had been to prison several times, but had since turned his life around. Normally, when a person has a bad record, a Prosecutor is less willing to deal or negotiate the case, since they normally believe once a criminal, always a criminal. We were able to show our client’s change since his prior cases were so long ago, and he was now working. Prosecutor’s eventually agreed to allow our client to complete numerous AA classes, which he did, and his entire case was dismissed. Our client will not have his successful future tarnished and he is allowed to continue moving forward in his lie without a new criminal conviction.

People v. CM

Date: 1/13/2021

Charges: Drunk in Public

Court: Rancho Cucamonga Justice Center

Facts: Client was charged drunk in public, he was going through a difficult time during the pandemic and the loss of a loved one. We were able to show that our client had no criminal record, and that his actions were explained based on the circumstances of his personal life. After much time, the Prosecutor agreed with the mitigation we provided, and we were able to get his entire case dismissed. Our client had no record, and that will continue with this case now being gone.

People v. ME

Date: 1/8/2021

Charges: Early Termination of Probation and Expungement

Court: Riverside Hall of Justice

Facts: Client was convicted of a DUI offense back in 2019, and upon contacting our office had completed roughly half of his time on Probation, but had completed all required terms. He wanted to get off of Probation, and to have his record Expunged, because he had a job waiting on him, but they would not accept him without him being off of Probation, and his record Expunged. The Prosecutor objected to our motion, but the Judge agreed with our position, and granted our client’s relief. Our client was therefore no longer on Probation, and his case was Expunged. This allows our client to continue working and advancing in the medical field, since his past can truly now be behind him.

People v. RR

Date: 1/5/2021

Charges: Criminal Threats, Brandishing a Firearm, Dissuading a Witness

Court: Antelope Valley Courthouse

Facts: Client was charged with numerous offenses after an argument with his wife. He was originally arrested for, and had to bail out from, several felony charges. Prosecutors eventually filed the case as misdemeanors, but attempted to have our client be removed from his home, during the middle of the pandemic based on the charges. We were able to convince the Judge against this, and allowed our client, who was attending counseling with his wife, to continue remaining home during the stay at home order. Upon working on the case for several months and fighting with the new Prosecutors assigned each time, the Prosecutor’s determined that they could no longer continue to prosecute our client, and they made a Motion to Dismiss his case, which the Judge granted. Our client was a former Los Angeles Sheriff, and was therefore now able to continue working, and obtain his firearm, since his case was dismissed.