Orange County Criminal Defense

Case Results

  • Acquitted at Trial
    People v. Dalcin — Jury Trial — Central Justice Center in Santa Ana*, Orange County
    The defendant was charged with felony criminal threats (Penal Code section 422), which is a strike offense. Defendant, who was in his 20s, was allegedly involved in a road rage incident where he supposedly followed the other driver to a bank ATM, got ...
  • Acquitted at Trial of all charges
    People v. Richardson — Jury Trial — Riverside Justice Center, Riverside County
    The defendant was charged with felony domestic violence (Penal Code section 273.5), felony child endangerment (Penal Code section 273a), and felony assault with a deadly weapon (Penal Code section 245). The defendant had two prior convictions for ...
  • Community Service
    People v. S.B. — Plea — Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Orange County
    The defendant was charged with first-degree burglary (Penal Code section 459-460(a)) which is a strike offense and felony grand theft. The defendant was accused of burglarizing her neighbor’s home after she found out that the neighbor had moved out. ...
  • Dismissed
    People v. S.D. (2008)Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — Penal Code 647(f) (drunk in public)
  • Dismissed
    People v. S.G. (2009) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — Penal Code 647(f) (drunk in public)
  • Dismissed, DUI Reduced to Wet & Reckless
    People v. S.K. (2009) Location — West Justice Center, Westminster, Orange County
    Charges — 1) Hit & Run, 2) DUI
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. S.N. (2015) Charges — Petty Theft Location — Orange County
    Facts — Client shoplifted $430 woth of items from Kohl’s. Client was not a US citizen and faced immigration consequences. Result — Case dismissed. No immigration consequences.
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. S.T. (2015) Charges — Petty theft Location — Orange County
    Facts — Client shoplifted $500 worth of clothing from Macy’s. Client was not a US citizen and a guilty plea would have resulted in immigration consequences.
  • No Charges were Filed
    People v. V.D. (2019) – Defendant was arrested for domestic violence – Los Angeles County
    No Charges Filed People v. V.D. (2019) Los Angeles County Charges - Defendant was arrested for domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 273.5 Facts - Defendant and his girlfriend were fighting. She calls the police and claims that he ...
  • Charges Reduced to Disturbing the Peace; No Jail
    People v. V.N. (2014) Charges — Battery Court — Orange County
    Facts — Client slapped her ex-husband’s current girlfriend with her shoe, after current girlfriend started talking trash to the client. Ex-husband was present and told police client slapped his current girlfriend. Client admitted to the conduct. The ...
  • All Charges were Dismissed
    People v. V.S. (2019) – Defendant was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence in violation – Riverside County
    Case Dismissed Right BeforeTrial People v. V.S. (2019) Riverside County Charges - Defendant was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1). Facts - Defendant and her husband had been married for over 30 ...
  • Dismissed
    People v. W.G. (2008) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach
    Charge — Vandalism
  • House Arrest
    People. J.N. (2014) Charges — VC 23152 with prior Location — Orange County
    Facts — Cilent arrested for his 2nd DUI and refused to take chemical test. Police obtained a warrant and forced a blood draw. Client’s blood alcohol level was .19. DA wanted 90 days jail. We convinced judge to give client house arrest, over DA’s obje ...
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. A.K. (2015) Charges — Battery Court — Airport Courthouse, Los Angeles County
    Facts — Client attacked a bouncer who wouldn’t let him inside a nightclub. Client was a registered nurse and faced professional licensing consequences in addition to criminal charges.
  • Dismissed
    People v. A.M. (2006) Location — Airport Justice Center, Los Angeles County
    Charge — Hit and Run
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. A.N. (2014) Charges — Petty Theft Location — Orange County
    Facts — Client shoplifted $425 worth of items from Macy’s.
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. A.R. (2015) Location — Orange County
    Charges — Misdemeanor domestic violence restraining order violation pursuant to Penal Code section 273.6(a) Facts — The client was texting and calling his ex-girlfriend after she obtained a domestic violence restraining order against him.
  • 180 Days House Arrest
    People v. B.C. (2014) Charges — Felony smuggling drugs into jail and 3rd DUI Location — Riverside Justice Center, Riverside Coun
    Facts — Minimum jail time on 3rd DUI is 120 days
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. B.J. (2019) – Defendant was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence – Riverside County
    Case Dismissed Right Before Trial People v. B.J. (2019) Riverside County Charges - Defendant was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1). Facts - Defendant and his wife were going through a divorce but ...
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. C.D. (2020) –Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor & No Jail Through Negotiations – Los Angeles County
    Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor & No Jail Through Negotiations People v. C.D. (2020) Los Angeles County Charges - Defendant was charged with felony domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a) Facts - Defendant pushed his girlfriend ...
  • Convinced DA Not to File Charges
    People v. C.E. (2015) Charges — Sexual assault on a minor Location — Orange County
    Facts — Client admitted to sticking his fingers up his 13-year old cousin’s ass while she was asleep
  • No Charges Filed
    People v. C.H. (2020) – Defendant was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence – San Bernardino County
    Charges - Defendant was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1) Facts - Defendant had broken up with his fiancee and then ghosted her. She came over to his house to confront him and attacked him. He ...
  • Factual Innocence Granted
    People v. C.P. (2014) Charges — Possession of Cocaine for Sale Location — San Bernardino County
    Client and two other vehicle occupants arrested when police found 2 kilograms of cocaine in the trunk. Although other two occupants were found guilty, Client’s case was dismissed. Furthermore, we filed a motion for factual innocence pursuant to Penal ...
  • No Probation
    People v. C.S. (2015) — Felony Domestic Violence — Riverside County
    Charges — Felony domestic violence, felony assault with a deadly weapon (strike) and felony deadly threats (strike) Facts — Client’s boyfriend wanted to break up with her. Client scratched his face, tore off his glasses and broke them. Client threw ...
  • All Drug Charges Dismissed
    People v. C.W. (2010) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, Misdemeanor Evading Police, Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Reduction to Disturbing the Peace
    People v. D.H. (2009) Location — Long Beach Justice Center, Los Angeles County
    Charges — Client arrested for Felony Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Result — Convinced DA not to file charges for drugs; Defendant given house arrest for 2nd DUI
  • The prosecution agreed not to file charges
    People v. D.S. (2018) – Defendant was arrested for domestic violence – Los Angeles County
    Arrest Records Sealed People v. D.S. (2018) Los Angeles County Charges - Defendant was arrested for domestic violence against his wife. Facts - Defendant and his wife got into a fight where she punched him in the head but he pushed her. She called ...
  • Convinced DA Not to File Charges
    People v. D.W. (2009) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach
    Charges — Vandalism
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. E.T. (2019) – Defendant was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence in violation – Los Angeles County
    Case Dismissed Right Before Trial People v. E.T. (2019) Los Angeles County Charges - Defendant was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a). Facts - Defendant and his wife had an argument. She called the ...
  • Dismissal of All Charges
    People v. H.H. (2006) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — 1) Possession Marijuana, 2) Petty Theft
  • All Charges Dismissed
    People v. H.P. (2018) Location — San Bernardino County
    Felony domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 273.5, felony assault with a deadly weapon in violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(1), great bodily injury enhancement in violation of Penal Code section 12022.7 Facts — Client accused of ...
  • Convinced DA Not to File Charges
    People v. I.C. (2015) Investigated for Child Molestation Location — Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County
    Facts — Client was accused of allegedly touching his daughter’s 10 year old friend on her private parts over her clothes. When interviewed by police, client claimed his memory was foggy because he had been drinking that day. We spoke with the DA’s ...
  • No Charges were Filed
    People v. J.A. (2019) – Defendant was arrested for felony domestic violence – Riverside County
    Charges Not Filed People v. J.A. (2019) Riverside County Charges - Defendant was arrested for felony domestic violence. Facts - Defendant and his girlfriend got into a fight. She called the police and claimed he broke down their bedroom door and the ...
  • Dismissed
    People v. J.B. (2008) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — Penal Code 647(f) (drunk in public)
  • Dismissed
    People v. J.C. (2007) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — Hit & Run Causing Injury
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. J.C. (2015) Charges — Perjury and filing false document Location — Santa Ana, Orange County
    Client allegedly forged his ex-wife’s signature on a grant deed to transfer her interest in a property to him. Client and ex-wife were going through bitter child custody dispute at the time of the criminal case. Result — Case dismissed after jury ...
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor
    People v. J.K. — Plea — North Justice Center in Fullerton, Orange County (2010)
    Defendant was initially charged with felony criminal threats (Penal Code section 422), misdemeanor brandishing a firearm (Penal Code section 417) and misdemeanor battery (Penal Code section 242). Felony criminal threats is a strike offense. ...
  • Dismissed
    People v. J.M. (2009) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — Penal Code 647(f) (drunk in public)
  • Reduced to Infraction for Disturbing the Peace
    People v. J.W. (2014) Charges — Resisting arrest & trespassing in violation of Penal Code sections 148(a)(1) & 602 Location — Ri
    Client became extremely intoxicated at a party at a hotel and refused to leave premises after being asked to do so by hotel staff. Cilent physically resisted police when they arrived. Result — Reduced to infraction for disturbing the peace
  • Not Guilty after Jury Trial
    People v. J.W. (2018) Location — Orange County
    Charges — Misdemeanor Domestic Violence. Facts — The client prosecuted for domestic violence after the wife called 911 and claimed the client hit her. Client admitted to the police that he pushed his wife. After criminal charges filed, the wife then ...
  • Dismissal of All Charges
    People v. K.H. (2008) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — 1) Possession Controlled Substance, 2) Possession Controlled Substance without Prescription, 3) Petty Theft
  • Convinced DA Not to File Charges
    People v. K.K. (2011) Charges – Drunk in Public (Penal Code section 647(f)) Courthouse – Riverside Justice Center, Riverside Cou
    Facts – Client was under 21 and walking home from a fraternity party. Police stopped and arrested Client for being drunk in public. Fred Thiagarajah agreed to handle the case pro bono.
  • Convinced DA Not to File Charges
    People v. K.T. (2014) Charges — Battery Court — Los Angeles County
    Facts — Client arrested for hitting his employee in the face and knocking his glasses off. Client claimed he was just joking around.
  • Dismissal of All Charges
    People v. L.F. (2009) Location — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County
    Charges — Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance; Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
  • Dismissal of All Charges
    People v. L.L. — Dismissal — Downey Justice Center, Los Angeles County
    Defendant was charged with felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury (Penal Code section 245) with an enhancement for personally infliciting great bodily injury (Penal Code section 12022.7(a)) and felony battery with great ...
  • Charge Reduced to Infraction
    People v. M.E. (2014) Charges — Petty Theft Location — San Bernardino County
    Facts — Client shoplifted $150 worth of clothing from Kohl’s. Client was a permanent resident and in nursing school, so faced immigration and professional licensing consequences with a misdemeanor conviction for theft.
  • Reduced to Driving Without a Valid License
    People v. N.S. (2010) Locations – Alhambra / Metropolitan / West Covina Justice Centers, Los Angeles County
    Defendant had three cases all pending at the same time. Each case was driving on a suspended license with two priors and the mandatory minimum jail time on each case was 30 days jail and the DA on each case was requiring fines of $500 plus penalty ...
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. N.V. (2014) Charges — HS 11350 Location — Orange County
    Facts — We were arealdy representing client for his 2nd DUI, when he gets arrested for possession of heroin. However, we negotiate a dismissal of his felony drug possession case at the very first court appearance.
  • House Arrest
    People v. N.V. (2015) Charges — Multiple cases Location — Orange County
    Facts — Client had three pending cases. First case was a 2nd time DUI and driving on a suspended license. Second case was hit and run and possession of controlled substance. Third case was driving on a suspended license.
  • No Immigration Issues and No Jail
    People v. P.D. (2015) Charges — Petty Theft Location — Los Angeles County
    Issue — Client was not a legal resident. Although we managed to secure diversion as an option first, diversion wouldn’t work for the client because of immigration issues. Got the charge changed to trespass which was non-deportable and safe for the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. R.A. (2019) – Defendant was charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence – Los Angeles County
    Case Dismissed Through Negotiations People v. R.A. (2019) Los Angeles County Charges - Defendant was charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1). Facts - Defendant got into an argument with ...
  • Dismissed
    People v. R.B. (2007) Location — Pasadena Justice Center, Los Angeles County
    Charges — 1) Hit and Run, 2) Child Endangerment, 3) DUI
  • House Arrest
    People v. R.D. (2009) Location — Riverside Justice Center, Riverside County
    Charges — 1) Felony vandalism (Penal Code section 594), 2) Felony 1st-degree Burglary (Penal Code section 459)
  • Community Service
    People v. R.H. (2019) – Defendant was charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence – Orange County
    Community Service Instead of Jail People v. R.H. (2019) Orange County Charges - Defendant was charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence against his girlfriend in violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1). Facts - D had hired another ...
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. R.K. (2014) Charges — DUI Location — San Bernardino County
    Facts — Client pulled over for exhibition of speed and tinted windows. Officer conducted a DUI investigation. Client refused to submit to a blood test, but the officers forced a blood draw which resulted in a .16% blood alcohol level — double the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    People v. R.K. (2014) Charges — Possession of Cocaine Location — Orange County
    Five police officers come out of an unmarked van holding patrol sticks and tazers and claim they had a “consensual” encounter with client. Police claim that client voluntarily agrees to a search and they find cocaine on him. At arraignment, DA’s ...
  • House Arrest
    People v. R.M. (2015) Location — Riverside County
    Charges — Felony domestic violence, felony robbery and felony false imprisonment Facts — The client punched his girlfriend in the face, stole her cell phone and wouldn’t let her leave his car.
  • Convinced the DA Not to File Charges
    People v. R.R. (2015) Charges — Drunk in public and resisting arrest Location — Newport Beach, Orange County
    Client and is wife were on the side of the road. A passer by called the police because of suspected domestic violence. When the police arrived, they coudln’t prove domestic violence, so they arrested client for being drunk in public and when the ...