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Santa Clara County Case- Felony Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

January 2019

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.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

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