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Case Results

A partial list of specific case names, court locations, court case numbers, criminal charges, penalty exposure and the case disposition (what exactly happened in that case) have been provided below. See for yourself and make up your own mind. When you shop for your attorney, do your homework. Before hiring him/her ask to see their track record in writing and then go to the court and check them out!


People v. Richard Naudin

Case No. DMF 0906774
Merced County, Main Courthouse

Charges: Ct. 1 – First Degree Murder, with Criminal Street Gang (Mongol MC), prior prison term, and weapon (15 in Boone Knife used by another) enhancements.

Exposure: 27 years to Life in State Prison

RESULTS: After thorough investigation and preparation, at Preliminary Hearing, negotiated plea to 3 years State Prison sentence. Pled to 192 PC – Voluntary Manslaughter, with dismissal of all enhancements.


People v. Ahmed Garcia

Case No. DA 262867
Riverside County, Indio Courthouse

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Lewd act on child under 14 years;

Ct. 2 – Child molestation.

Exposure: 8 years in State Prison and mandatory life-time sex registration.

RESULTS: After thorough preparation before preliminary hearing, negotiated plea to 242 PC – simple battery. “Terminal disposition” – no fine, no time in jail, no sex registration, no probation.


People v. Ever Cordova

Case No. BA 330 232
Norwalk Courthouse

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Criminal Threats with criminal street gang enhancement (Mara Salvatrucha);

Ct. 2 – Criminal Threats with criminal street gang enhancements (Mara Salvatrucha).

Exposure: 10 years, 4 months with Deportation to El Salvador. This case arises out of an attempted murder investigation where LAPD investigating officers believed that my client was the shot caller for the murder. LAPD arrested my client with the stated purpose to squeeze him to give up the shooter or they would seek state prison time and make sure my client would be deported to El Salvador.

RESULTS: All charges dismissed after a preliminary hearing and granting of extensive 995 written motion to dismiss for insufficient evidence.


People v. Abner Cordova

Case No. BA 263 036
Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court Building (CCB)

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Murder 1st degree with firearm and criminal street gang activity enhancements (Mara Salvatrucha);

Ct. 2 – Attempted Murder 1st degree with firearm and criminal street gang activity enhancements (Mara Salvatrucha);

Ct. 3 – Assault with a firearm with firearm enhancement;Ct. 4 – Assault and battery with criminal street gang activity enhancement (Mara Salvatrucha).

Exposure: 107 years in State Prison.

RESULTS:  After thorough preparation and exhaustive investigation, All criminal charges dismissed.


People v. Paul Victor Diaz, Jr.

Case No.BA 241 879
Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court Building (CCB)

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Murder 1st degree with personal use of firearm.

Exposure: 2 Life Terms in State Prison.

RESULTS: 7 week jury trial – “DEFENSE VERDICT” ON ALL CHARGES. Paul is now walking the streets a free man.


People v. Farooq Mohammed Karim

Case No. CRF0310670
Tulare County Superior Court

Charges: 222 counts alleging various white collar crimes conspiracy to commit theft-related offenses. Special allegations of aggravated white collar crimes; excessive loss over $1 million.

Exposure: 47 yrs State Prison.

RESULTS: Following a 7 week preliminary hearing – ALL charges were dismissed with judicial factual findings preventing the DDA from refilling the same criminal charges in the future.


People v. Jorge Castro

Case No. BA 245 63 – 04
Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court Building (CCB)

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Robbery with criminal street gang enhancement (and STRIKE PRIOR);

Ct. 2 – Assault by means likely to produce Great Bodily Injury with criminal street gang enhancement (and STRIKE PRIOR).

Exposure: 22 years in State Prison.

RESULTS: 3 week jury trial – “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT on all charges.


People v. Adriel McFarlane

Case No. BA 234 59 – 3
Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court Building (CCB)

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Murder 1st degree with firearm and gang activity enhancements;

Ct. 2 – Attempted Murder 1st degree with firearm and gang activity enhancements.

Exposure: 4 Life Terms in State Prison.

RESULTSAfter thorough preparation and exhaustive investigation, All criminal charges dismissed.


People v. Edgar Tirado

Case No. GA 049505
Pasadena Courthouse

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Rape;
Ct. 2 – Sex Penetration;
Ct. 3 – Rape;
Ct. 4 – Sex Penetration;
Ct. 5 – Terrorist Threats.

Exposure: 35 years State Prison, Life Time Sex Registration Requirement.

RESULTSSubstituted in place of public defender on day of jury trial, obtained continuance and after 2 month of thorough preparation and exhaustive investigation, ALL criminal charges dismissed.


People v. Lori Marchand

Case No. 2WL01967
Los Angeles Airport Courthouse

Charges: 7 Counts of Disobeying at Court Order-Domestic Violence.

Exposure: 7 years Jail.

RESULTSClient previously retained a Century City Criminal Attorney who advised her to plead guilty. Client fired attorney and retained our office on advice of a private investigator that our firm used in the past on a murder case. After carefully preparing the case and a thorough investigation including tracking down critical witness in London, England, ALL criminal charges dismissed.


People v. Ruben Martinez, M.D.

Case No. 2JM06169
West Covina Courthouse

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Driving under the influence of alcohol;
Ct. 2 – Driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08%;
Ct. 3 – Hit and Run.

Exposure: Jail sentence but more importantly, possibility of losing medical license.

RESULTS: All criminal charges dismissed.


People v. Earl J. Daniel

Case No. 2AL04656
Alhambra Courthouse

Charges: Cruelty to child with injury.

Exposure: 6 months County Jail.

RESULTSCriminal charge dismissed.


People v. Orlando Duran

Case No. BA 216 77
Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court Building (CCB)

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Robbery with use and armed with firearm;
Ct. 2 – Robbery with use and armed with firearm;
Ct. 3 – Carjacking with use of firearm.

Exposure: 27 year, 8 months State Prison.

RESULTSDA offered 10 years state prison on first day of jury trial. 1st jury trial ended in hung jury; thereafter the DA dismissed ALL charges.


People v. Donovan Byers

Case No. 017713
Santa Barbara Courthouse

Charge: Indecent Exposure.

Exposure: 6 months Jail and Life Time Sex Registration requirement.

RESULTSAfter thoroughly preparing case, careful investigation, presented results and taped interviews of alleged victim and witnesses to DA. After independently confirming the results of our team’s effort DA dismissed charge.


People v. Daniel Egeonuigwe

Case No. 9LC00473
Cerritos Courthouse

Charge: Corporal injury to spouse.

Exposure: 1 year Jail; more importantly, defendant was and is a Federal Correctional Counselor with a PhD in psychology who must be allowed to carry a firearm in the course of his employment. Conviction would have prohibited him from carrying a firearm in law enforcement, which would have resulted in the loss of a then nine (9) year job with the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons.

RESULTSJury Trial – “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT.


People v. Jose Oscar Duran


Case No. FVA 015 498
Fontana Courthouse

Charges:
Ct. 1 – Possession to sell tar heroin;

Ct. 2 – Conspiracy to distribute tar heroin.

Exposure: 12 years, 8 months State Prison, Deported – Life time ban from US.

RESULTSAll charges dismissed.


People v. E. Paulsen (A minor)

Case No. KJ23897
Pomona Courthouse

Charges:
Ct. 1 – Receiving stolen property;

Ct. 2 – Possession of a firearm by juvenile;
Ct. 3 – Possession of a gun on school grounds.

Exposure: 6 years, 4 months CYA (California Youth Authority).

RESULTSCase diverted with dismissal of all charges in 6 months.


People v. Isaac Arredondo

Case No. VA 072 822
Norwalk Courthouse

Charges: Ct. 1 – Lewd Act with child under the age of 14 years old.

Exposure: 8 years State Prison, Life Time Sex Registration Requirement.

RESULTSCharge dismissed.


People v. Robert Tony Paul ESTRADA, Jr.

Case No. GA 086 962
Alhambra Courthouse

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Assault By Means Likely To Produce Great Bodily Injury – Victim 1
Ct. 2 – Battery With Serious Bodily Injury – Victim 2
Ct. 3 – Assault By Means Likely To Produce Great Bodily Injury – Victim 2

All Counts with (1st) Enhancement – Personal Infliction of Great Bodily Injury and (2nd) Enhancement – Strike Prior – Robbery

Exposure: 27 years, 2 months State Prison

RESULTS: DA offered 10 years State Prison which four (4) previous court- appointed attorneys all urged client to accept. After two (2) week Jury Trial, found “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT on all three counts


People v. Manuel ORTIZ

Case No. 5EA02717
East Los Angeles Courthouse

Charges:

Ct 1 – Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and allegation that defendant WILLFULLY REF– USED to submit to blood alcohol test

With Prior Conviction of DUI

Exposure: 1 year county jail and California Driver’s License Suspension for 2 years because of REFUSAL and prior conviction.

RESULTS: DA offered wet reckless and dismiss the “refusal” allegation. However court disposition would not be binding on then pending DMV hearing. Client was three years away from retirement. Existing job required Class “A” driver’s license. If convicted and/or DMV suspended license would have lost job, lost retirement pension. According to client would have lost home, lost marriage. Jury Trial – All charged dismissed.
DMV Hearing: Following a two hour hearing, Hearing Officer granted “Set Aside of California Driver’s License Suspension”, meaning client kept his Class “A” driver’s license, his job, his pension, his home and his marriage.


People v. Daniel ERICKSON

Case No. 2VY04791
Van Nuys Courthouse

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) after suffering four (4) prior convictions for DUI

Exposure: 3 years State Prison

RESULTS: Faced felony charge because of the four (4) prior DUI convictions. Extensive written MOTION GRANTED dismissing all four (4) prior convictions on grounds Constitutionally Invalid. Client sentenced to first time DUI standard disposition with no jail time.


People v Miguel RODAS-SANTOS


Case No. BA 435 024
Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Court Building (CCB)

Charges:

Ct. 1 – Lewd act with a child under the age of 14 years old
Ct. 2 – Lewd act with a child under the age of 14 years old

Exposure: 10 years State Prison and life-time Sex Registration

RESULTS: After thoroughly preparing case and detailed defense investigative work, DA reduced charge to misdemeanor battery charge with no sex registration requirement.


People v. Natalie CARRERA


Case No. 2BF04623
Bellflower Courthouse

Charges: Assault with a deadly weapon.

Exposure: 1 year in county jail

RESULTS: Jury Trial “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT


People v. Monica BECERRA


Case No. 3JB02864
West Covina Courthouse

Charges: Hit and Run, causing injury to a child

Exposure: 1 year in county jail. Client was prohibited from enrolling in college courses to obtain her teaching credential pending outcome of trial.

RESULTS: Jury Trial – “DISMISSAL” of charges. Client went on to obtain her teaching credential from Cal Poly Pomona and is now a teacher.