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Santa Clara County Client Not Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

In a case of creative lawyering, client was charged in a domestic violence case with a felony violation of Penal Code Section 422-(threats 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) in Northern California. After deconstructing the prosecution's case, assisting the victim in hiring her own attorney, conducting a thorough investigation and extensive negotiations with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, we got both charges dismissed and client admitted to a petty offense of attempted vandalism (Penal Code Section 664/594). He was sentenced to only one year court probation, no jail and the remaining charge is set to be dismissed at a later date so client will have no conviction at all on his record in the future.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense


“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