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Client Accused of Battery - No Charges Filed

Client was accused of battering a woman on a San Francisco street after a lady with psychological problems approached her.  Client was forced to have to employ self-defense and the alleged victim was injured in the process.  The alleged victim ended up calling the cops and reporting that my client attacked her.

The Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin initiated a thorough investigation of the case and contacted the supervising DA from the San Francisco district attorney's office well before they were set to make their final decision as to whether they would file charges against my client.  This is essential to providing successful representation to clients who have a case in this procedural posture.  Our investigation including obtaining an eyewitness statement and mitigating information about our client.  We then successfully argued that our client should not be charged under these circumstances.

Result: No charges were filed in San Francisco Superior Court and the case was discharged.

Court: San Francisco Superior Court

Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 30 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson