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Berkeley client arrested with a felony violation of Embezzlement and Grand Theft-No Jail Time

Client from Berkeley was arrested in San Francisco and originally charged with a felony violation of Penal Code Section 508 – (Embezzlement by Employee) and a felony violation of Penal Code Section 487(b)(3) – (Grand Theft: Taking items over $950).  After an extensive investigation, gathering of mitigation evidence and negotiations with the San Francisco County District Attorney's Office, charges were reduced to a simple misdemeanor violation of Penal Code Section 415(2) – (Disturbing the Peace by Unreasonable Noise) and both felony counts were dismissed with 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