Case Results

  • Probation & House Arrest
    Theft Crime
    Office Manager Accused of Grand Theft and Embezzlement

    An office manager was accused of grand theft and embezzlement of approximately $55,000 from her employer. A subsequent background investigation revealed that the office manager was previously involved in a $3-million real-estate scam for which she was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison — we were able to resolve the office manager’s new case for probation and house arrest.

  • Marijuana Charge Dismissed
    Trafficking 2000 lbs. (1 ton) of Marijuana and Child Endangerment

    Our client and her boyfriend were arrested for possessing approximately 2000 lbs. (1 ton) of marijuana with intent to sell and with child endangerment. The marijuana was packaged for transportation & distribution and was located at two different houses in the Temecula and Murrieta areas — After lengthy court proceedings, we were able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charge of possession with intent to sell leveled against our client. Our client plead guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment and was placed on probation with work release.

  • 180 days of Caltrans work. Avoided prison.
    Transportation of 5 Pounds of Meth

    Our client was arrested for transporting approximately 5 pounds of methamphetamine. As a result, she was facing up to 7 years in state prison. As we began the discovery process, we determined that our client’s telephone calls had been intercepted by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents, who were operating one of the nation’s largest wiretap operations, secretly intercepting telephone calls and text messages from thousands of people – Initially the prosecutor insisted on sending our client to prison for a lengthy period of time. We were able to demonstrate that the wiretap warrant authorized by the judge to intercept our client’s telephone calls might be illegal. As a result, the prosecutor accepted the offer we presented for our client to serve 180 days of Caltrans work.

    (For a background story regarding the DEA’s wiretap operation, click here to read a USA Today news article)

  • Case dismissed
    Warrant issued in violation of the 4th Amendment
    During early morning hours, the Sheriff Department’s SWAT team executed a search warrant at our client’s home looking for illegal guns, rifles, ammunition and gang-related paraphernalia. The client’s entire family was woken-up at gun point and detained for several hours while their house was searched. The search warrant was based on information that was obtained during someone else’s arrest 2 weeks prior and then followed-up with round-the-clock surveillance of our client’s house for 10 days — we reviewed the search warrant and concluded that it lacked probable cause to connect our client’s home to any illegal activity. We then challenged the search warrant in court on the basis that the warrant was issued in violation of the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The DA’s Office fought to save the warrant. The judge who heard the evidence agreed with us, stating that the warrant was “woefully inadequate” and that the SWAT team should have known better than to rely on the inadequate warrant to search our client’s home. The entire case against our client was dismissed.
  • Probation and Avoided Registration
    Young Adult Accused of Felony Sex Offenses

    An 18 year old was charged with several felony sex-related offenses including sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl. If convicted of the felony offenses, the individual would have faced jail and registration as a sex offender for life — The individual was placed on probation and did not have to register as a sex-offender.

  • DA's Office Ordered to Return Money to Victims
    $360,000 in Asset Forfeiture From Burglary

    The District Attorney's Office seized approximately $360,000 in cash, cars and motorcycles from a group of individuals believed to be involved in sophisticated roof-top burglaries of jewelry stores. The property was sought for asset forfeiture. The DA's Office wanted to keep the money for itself – The judge ordered that part of the money be returned for victim restitution.

    ( Click here to read news article about the case.)