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    Richmond Case- Domestic Violence Charges not Filed

    October 2018

    Client was arrested in Richmond, California for allegedly inflicting corporal injury (DomesticViolence) on her spouse. After numerous contacts with the Contra Costa County DistrictAttorney's Office, no charges were filed. Read On

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    Oakland Case- Client Not Charged with Prostitution

    October 2018

    Our client was arrested in Oakland for a violation of Penal Code Section 647(b) – (prostitution orsolicitation). The Alameda County District Attorney's Office declined to file charges. Read On

  • Shasta County - Charges Dismissed

    September 2018

    Client was charged with a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code Section 148(a)(1) - (willfully resisting, delaying, or obstructing a peace officer) in Shasta County.  All charges dismissed. Read On

  • San Francisco Case - Record Sealed

    September 2018

    Client arrested in San Francisco, California for alleged domestic violence against her boyfriend.  After we were able to make sure no charges were filed, our petition to seal the client'srecord pursuant to Penal Code Section 851.91 was granted in San Francisco Superior Court. Read On

  • Hayward Client Granted Petition of Factual Innocence

    Client arrested in Hayward, California for allegedly inflicting corporal injury (Domestic Violence) on her spouse. Client was granted petition of factual innocence pursuant to Penal Code Section 851.91 in Alameda County. Read On

  • Berkeley Client Escapes Criminal Charges

    Our client in Berkeley was under investigation for fraud for allegedly submitting fraudulent expense vouchers. After numerous contacts and aggressive negotiations with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Office of Administration of the United States Courts, no criminal charges were filed. Read On

  • DUI Charges Reduced

    Client arrested in Sacramento County for a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) – (driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage) and a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) – (blood alcohol of .08% or more), charges reduced to Penal Code Section 23103 – ... Read On

  • San Leandro Client's Case Dismissed and Sealed

    Our client in San Leandro was arrested for a felony violation of Penal Code Section 207(a) -(Kidnapping)https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=207.&lawCode=PEN. After numerous contacts, investigation and aggressive negotiations with the Alameda County Distr... Read On

  • Fremont Client Not Charged with Child Pornography

    Fremont client was facing a felony charge for possession of child pornography (a violation of Penal Code Section 311.11). After a detailed investigation and aggressive negotiations with the Fremont Police Department, the case was not even referred to the district attorney's office and nocharges f... Read On

  • Berkeley Client Not Charged for Possession of a Knife

    Our client from Berkeley was cited for a violation of Penal Code Section 21510(b) – (possession of a switchblade knife), during a protest at UC Berkeley. After a lengthy investigation and numerous contacts and negotiations with the police and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, no crim... Read On

  • Concord Client Not Charged with Child Pornography

    Our client in Concord was under investigation in Contra Costa County for allegedly downloading child pornography (a violation of Penal Code Section 311.11). After a lengthy investigation and numerous negotiations and contacts with the police and the district attorney's office, no criminal charges... Read On

  • Alameda County Client Charged with Disturbing the Peace

    In an Oakland case in Alameda County Superior Court, our client was charged with a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code Section 647(b)(2) – soliciting prostitution. Aggressive and creative negotiations with the Alameda County District Attorneys Office led to a disposition of a deferred entry of j... Read On

  • Alameda County Client Charged Dismissed for Vehicle Code Violations

    In an Oakland case in Alameda County Superior Court, our client was charged with a violation of Vehicle Code Section 2800(a) – disobeying an officer, a violation of Vehicle Code Section 12500(a) – unlicensed driver, a violation of Vehicle Code Section 23103(a) – reckless driving and a violation o... Read On

  • San Leandro Client Not Charged with Fraud

    Our client in San Leandro was under investigation for possible adoption agency fraud. After numerous contacts and a lengthy investigation, no criminal charges were filed. Read On

  • Santa Clara County Client Not Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

    In a case of creative lawyering, client was charged in a domestic violence case with a felony violation of Penal Code Section 422-(threats to commit a crime resulting in death or great bodily injury) and a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code Section 245(a)(4) – (assault by means of force likely t... Read On

  • Santa Clara County Client Convicted of Pimping

    Our client in Santa Clara County was alleged to have engaged in human trafficking (Penal Code Section 236.1(b)) as well as numerous other felony charges including assault, conspiracy and terrorist threats, among others. He was facing almost 50 years in prison, had just been released from prison w... Read On

  • San Francisco Client Not Charged with Illegal Aid to Foreign Combatants

    Our client in San Francisco was under investigation for possible federal structuring and illegal aid to foreign combatants. After numerous contacts and aggressive negotiations with Chase Bank and the San Francisco Federal Bureau of Investigation, no criminal charges were filed. Read On

  • Contra Costa County Client Sentenced to Only Probation for Child Pornography Possession

    Our Contra Costa County client was arrested in Danville and charged with a felony violation of Penal Code Section 311.11(a) – (Possession of Child Pornography), a felony violation of Penal Code Section 311.11(c)(1) – (Possession of Over 600 Images of Child Pornography) and a felony violation of P... Read On

  • San Francisco Client Sentenced to Probation for Racketeering and Money Laundering

    In San Francisco Federal District Court, our client was facing 20 years in prison for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) 18 U.S.C § 1962(c) – (Conspiracy to Conduct Enterprise Affairs Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activity) and money laundering charges. After several ye... Read On

  • San Francisco Client Not Charged with Felony Rape

    San Francisco client was facing a felony charge for forcible rape (Penal Code Section 261(2)).After aggressive investigation and negotiations with the San Francisco Police Department, nocharges were filed. Read On

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