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Child Molestation with a Prior - Reduced Sentence

CHILD MOLESTATION: Our Alameda County client was arrested for an alleged violation of One Count of Penal Code Section 288.2(a) – sending harmful matter and Four Counts of Penal Code Section 647.6(a)(1) – child molesting with a prior violent sex offense involving a minor under 14 years of age.

Due to the prior felony conviction of Penal Code Section 288(a) – lewd act upon a child in Contra Costa County, client would be required to be sentenced pursuant to Penal Code Sections 1170.12(c)(1) and 667(e)(1) – 2 Strikes and was facing more than 20 years in prison.

After numerous negotiations with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, client plead guilty to one Count of Penal Code Section 647.6(a)(1) – annoying / molesting a child and the alleged strike on Count One was dismissed as were all other Counts. Client was sentenced to only 4 years in prison.

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Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 25 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.

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Seth P. Chazin is a San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Defense Lawyer with over 25 years experience.

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