People v. J.R.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: August 12, 2017

Outcome: All counts reduced to misdemeanors with six months home confinement.

Client charged with multiple felony mortgage fraud counts. Total exposure on the case was 17 years in state prison.

City of Laguna Beach v. K.P.

Practice Area: Administrative Law

Date: February 28, 2017

Outcome: Permit Reinstated.

Client’s Administrative Use Permit allowing short-term rental of her home was revoked. The revocation was appealed before the City Counsel.

People v. T.A.

Practice Area: Appeals

Date: August 30, 2016

Outcome: Complete reversal of the Restitution Order.

After it convicted 15-year-old T.A. of Hit-and-Run, the Court imposed a restitution order exceeding $1,000,000 to cover the injured party’s medical bills.

People v. W.R.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: July 17, 2016

Outcome: Complete dismissal of the case.

Veteran charged with hit-and-run.

People v. R.P.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: June 1, 2016

Outcome: Following complete case work-up, including polygraph and background investigation of the complaining witness, we were able to stop the filing of formal charges.

Client accused of forcible rape on a young lady.

People v. P.C.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: March 9, 2016

Outcome: Complete dismissal of the case.

Veteran charged with indecent exposure.

People v. M. S.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: July 20, 2015

Outcome: Child endangerment charges raised against Laguna Beach single mother of four dismissed.

A Laguna Beach, single mother of four, was wrongly charged with child endangerment. She was innocent, and therefore the only acceptable outcome was a complete dismissal. But the prosecution did not see it that way, offering her a “no time” deal in exchange for her guilty plea. No way. We prepared for trial and forced…

People v. I.R

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: May 13, 2015

Outcome: Lifetime sex offender registration requirement lifted.

Client, husband and father of three, was wrongly convicted in 2002 of indecent exposure pursuant to California Penal Code section 314.1. A conviction under this seemingly minor misdemeanor penal code section has the unfortunate consequence of lifetime sex offender registration, a devastating punishment that hinders any true rehabilitation. We petitioned the court and succeeded in…

P. v. David C.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: March 16, 2015

Outcome: Early termination of DUI probation and dismissal of the charges.

Forty-two-year-old college teacher pleaded guilty in mid-2013 to driving under the influence. As part of his plea, he was given the usual terms and conditions of a first time DUI, including three years of summary probation. One-and-a-half years later, his pregnant wife, a Japanese national, developed sever complications with her second pregnancy and must return…

People v. J.M.

Practice Area: Juvenile

Date: January 14, 2015

Outcome: Rape charges were dismissed and the client pleaded guilty to simple misdemeanor battery. No detention. No registration. Record sealed.

A 15 year-old client was accused of raping his underage girlfriend during a party. If convicted of the charge, he would face prolonged detention and worse — lifetime registration as a sex offender. First order of business was to get the client out of juvenile detention during the pendency of the case. And following a…

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