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Client Arrested for Felony Assault-- Charges Reduced

June 2015

In this San Mateo County case at the San Francisco Airport, our client was arrested by the San Francisco Airport police for felony assault with means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, (Penal Code Section 245(a)(1)).  After aggressive negotiations with the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office and the presentation of an extensive mitigation case, charges were reduced to a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code Section 242 – simple battery and client was sentenced to only 1 year court probation and a fine and no jail time.

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