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Updated March 15, 2017:
1. Not guilty verdict by a jury after a jury trial where the client was charged with attempted first degree murder with a gang enhancement and alleging the client personally used a knife to stab the victim multiple times. The client was acquitted and went home that day to his son, wife and family.
2. Not guilty verdict by a jury after a jury trial where the client was wrongfully accused of murder and felony child abuse resulting in the death of a child under the age of eight years old. The client was accused of murdering her three month old son. The client was acquitted quickly by the jury on all counts and the true perpetrator, her boyfriend, was convicted on both counts. My client was released the day of the verdict and went home to her older daughter, mother, father and siblings.
3. Authored a New Trial Motion for a client who was convicted of robbery and kidnapping for robbery after guilty jury verdict using another attorney. After the jury verdict, and before the Motion for New Trial, the client was facing a mandatory sentence of fifteen years to life in state prison. However, because our Motion for New Trial was granted, both the client and his co-defendant were able to obtain a sentence of nine years state prison where he is now eligible for FIRE Camp, a program in prison that can significantly increase credits for time served so he can get out earlier.
4. There was a win in the California Supreme Court where I preserved the issue for appeal to the California Supreme court that will reduce our then fifteen year old juvenile client’s sentence from the current sentence of fifteen years to life in the state prison to six years in the state prison where he will also be eligible for FIRE Camp , a program in prison that can significantly reduce credits for time served so that he can get out before he is even twenty one years old.