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Santa Clara County Client Convicted of Pimping

Our client in Santa Clara County was alleged to have engaged in human trafficking (Penal Code Section 236.1(b)) as well as numerous other felony charges including assault, conspiracy and terrorist threats, among others. He was facing almost 50 years in prison, had just been released from prison within about a year from commission of this new offense and had a prior strike offense for robbery (Penal Code Section 211). After a detailed and intense investigation, presentation of a strong mitigation case and aggressive negotiations with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, client plead to a simple violation of Penal Code Section 266h(a) – (Pimping) and was sentenced to only seven years in prison and received ½ time for a significant portion of his sentence.


“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