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Domestic Violence Case Results

In Santa Clara County, client was charged in a domestic violence case with a felony violation of Penal Code Section 422-(criminal threat 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 to produce great bodily injury). Client plead guilty to a petty misdemeanor offense of attempted vandalism (Penal Code Section 664/594). All other charges were dismissed. After less than a year of full compliance while on probation, the client was able to withdraw his previous guilty plea and the case was dismissed.


“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