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Client’s Administrative Use Permit allowing short-term rental of her home was revoked.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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