Recent Legal Victories in California

Recent Legal Victories in California

  • People v. N.B. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: California crime of transporting marijuana
Courthouse: Airport Courthouse (Los Angeles)
Description: Client is in process of completing a diversion program that includes counseling and community service.
Outcome: CHARGE SET TO BE DISMISSED UPON COMPLETION (February 10, 2014)

  • People v. A.S. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: domestic violence
Courthouse: Van Nuys Courthouse West (Van Nuys)
Description: Client was charged with felony domestic violence. After Shouse Law Group held an office hearing, the D.A. declined to prosecute.
Outcome: CHARGE NEVER FILED. (October 28, 2013)

  • People v. K.S. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charge: California crime of petty theft.
Courthouse: Central Justice Center (Santa Ana, CA)
Description: There was surveillance video of our client going into a fitting room with items and emerging with no items.
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (October 25, 2013)

  • People v. A.M. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charges: California crime of assault;California crime of battery; California crime of being drunk in public
Courthouse: North Justice Center (Fullerton, CA)
Description: Client was accused of attacking victims outside a bar. Shouse Law Group persuaded the D.A. that our client was merely defending herself.
Outcome: CHARGES NEVER FILED (October 22, 2013)

  • People v. K.S. (California)

Attorney: Karthik Krishnan
Charge: California crime of domestic battery
Courthouse: Airport Courthouse (Los Angeles)
Description: Client was arrested for domestic battery following an argument with her boyfriend. Shouse Law Group met with the hearing officer and convinced prosecutors not to bring charges. 
Outcome: CHARGE NEVER FILED (October 19, 2013)

  • People v. J.Z. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charge: California crime of vandalism
Courthouse: West Justice Center (Westminster, CA)
Description: Client was accused of slashing a coworker's tires. Shouse Law Group argued that this theory was inconsistent with the D.A.'s evidence.
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (October 18, 2013)

  • People v. G.P. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: California crime of worker's compensation fraud
Courthouse: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (Los Angeles)
Description: Client was charged with five counts of worker's compensation fraud. The D.A. dropped the charges after Shouse Law Group announced we would take the case to trial.
Outcome: CHARGES DISMISSED. (October 11, 2013)

  • People v. L.W. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charge: California crime of petty theft
Courthouse: Harbor Justice Center (Newport Beach, CA)
Description: Shouse Law Group persuaded the D.A. that our client had no intention to permanently deprive the owner of the items allegedly stolen.
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (September 5, 2013)

  • People v. E.P. (California)

Attorney: Shouse Law Group
Charge: California crime of grand theft
Courthouse: Torrance Courthouse (Torrance)
Description: Client confessed theft to the police. Shouse Law Group negotiated a no-charge deal between our client, detective, and victim.
Outcome: CHARGE NEVER FILED (August 6, 2013)

  • People v. R.G. (California)

Attorney: Nicole Valera
Courthouse: Pasadena Courthouse (Pasadena, CA)
Description: Client was charged a second strike felony. The charge was reduced after client completed community service and attended counseling. 
Outcome: REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR (August 6, 2013)

  • People v. J.C. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: DUI
Courthouse: Inglewood Courthouse (Inglewood)
Description: Client's blood alcohol level was .20. Shouse Law Group filed a motion to suppress evidence. The D.A. reduced charge to California misdemeanor of dry reckless driving. 
Outcome: REDUCED TO DRY RECKLESS DRIVING (October 3, 2013)

  • People v. A.V. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charge: California crime of possession of alcohol as a minor
Courthouse: West Justice Center (Westminster, CA)
Description: Shouse Law Group argued to the D.A. that prosecuting this case would not be in the interest of justice.
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (September 30, 2013)

  • People v. T.C. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charges: California crime of possession of alcohol as a minor; California crime of marijuana possession
Courthouse: North Justice Center (Fullerton, CA)
Description: The police searched client's dorm room and found pot and beer inside.
Outcome: CHARGES DISMISSED (September 5, 2013)

  • People v. F.C. (California)

Attorney: Karthik Krishnan
Charge: California crime of solicitation of prostitution
Courthouse: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (Los Angeles)
Description: Client accused of soliciting an undercover cop. Court dropped charge after client made conditional plea to California crime of trespass
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (August 21, 2013)

  • People v. D.F. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charge: California crime of criminal threats
Courthouse: Harbor Justice Center (Newport Beach, CA)
Description: Client was arrested and investigated for allegedly threatening to chop the victim into pieces. Shouse Law Group persuaded the D.A. that there was insufficient evidence to file charges.
Outcome: CHARGES NEVER FILED (August 19, 2013)

  • People v. N.H. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: California crime of domestic battery
Courthouse: Airport Courthouse (Los Angeles)
Description: Client was charged with seven counts of domestic violence. One count was dismissed, the client was acquitted on the others.
Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT. (August 15, 2013)

  • People v. E.P. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: California crime of grand theft
Courthouse: Torrance Courthouse (Torrance)
Description: Client confessed theft to the police. Shouse Law Group negotiated a no-charge deal between our client, detective, and victim.
Outcome: CHARGE NEVER FILED (August 6, 2013)

  • People v. M.M. (California)

Attorney: Karthik Krishnan
Charge: Petty theft
Courthouse: Alhambra Courthouse (Alhambra)
Description: Surveillance video recorded client stealing from Walmart, and client confessed to police. Charge was reduced to infraction with $325 fine. 
Outcome: CHARGE REDUCED TO INFRACTION (August 6, 2013)

  • People v. K.E. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: California crime of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter
Courthouse: Airport Courthouse (Los Angeles)
Description: Client's sentence was 300 hours of community service. D.A. reduced charge to California crime of reckless driving with injury.
Outcome: REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING WITH INJURY (July 23, 2013)

  • People v. M.V. (California)

Attorney: Karthik Krishnan
Charge: California crime of solicitation of prostitution
Courthouse: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (Los Angeles)
Description: Client accused of responding to ad for sexual services. Court dropped charge after client made conditional plea to California crime of trespass. 
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (July 23, 2013)

  • People v. L.F. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: DUI
Courthouse: Airport Courthouse West (Los Angeles)
Description: Client's blood alcohol level was .12.
Outcome: CHARGE REDUCED TO WET RECKLESS DRIVING. (June 28, 2013)

  • People v. F.T. (California)

Attorney: Sarah Watson
Charge: California crime of marijuana possession
Courthouse: West Justice Center (Westminster, CA)
Description: Police smelled marijuana during a traffic stop of our client. Police then found marijuana during a search of the client's car. Shouse Law Group argued that the client was a lawful medical marijuana patient.
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (June 27, 2013)

  • People v. J.G. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: California crime of cocaine possession
Courthouse: Beverly Hills Courthouse (Beverly Hills)
Description: Client completed an informal diversion program including Narcotics Anonymous and paid a $500 fine. The case was then dismissed without a conviction. 
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (May 30, 2013)

  • People v. J.B. (California)

Attorney: Ninaz Saffari
Charge: California crime of cocaine possession
Courthouse: Airport Courthouse (Los Angeles)
Description: Drug charge was dismissed when client completed an informal diversion program. 
Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED (May 30, 2013)

  • People v. A. (California)

Attorney: John Murray
Charge: California crime of DUI
Courthouse: Metropolitan Courthouse (Los Angeles, CA)
Description: Client's BAC was .15. The police failed to administer field sobriety tests. 
Outcome: HUNG JURY; CASE DISMISSED ON MOTION AT RETRIAL (May 13, 2013)

  • People v. W.D. (California)

Attorney: Karthik Krishnan
Charge: California crime of having a fake ID
Courthouse: Glendale Courthouse (Glendale)
Description: Client was caught in possession with a fake ID. His juvenile criminal record included burglary. Shouse Law Group persuaded prosecutors to reduce the misdemeanor charge to an infraction with a small fine. 
Outcome: CHARGE REDUCED TO INFRACTION (May 3, 2013)

  • People v. P. (California)

Attorney: John Murray
Charge: California crime of robbery with a gun 
Courthouse: Van Nuys Courthouse West (Van Nuys, CA)
Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT (March 1, 2013)

  • People v. S.N. (California)

Attorney: Nicole Valera
Charge: DUI
Courthouse: Pomona Courthouse South (Pomona, CA)
Description: Client's BAC was .28. Court reduced it to the California misdemeanor of dry reckless driving
Outcome: REDUCED TO DRY RECKLESS DRIVING (February 26, 2013)

  • People v. I. (California)

Attorney: John Murray
Charge: California crime of DUI
Courthouse: Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse (Lancaster)
Description: After prosecutor failed to offer an acceptable plea bargain, the case went to trial. 
Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT (January 24, 2013)

  • People v. I. (California)

Attorney: John Murray
Charge: California crime of solicitation of prostitution
Courthouse: Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse (Lancaster)
Description: After prosecutor failed to offer an acceptable plea bargain, the case went to trial.
Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT (Janary 24, 2013)

  • People v. C. (California)

Attorney: John Murray
Charge: California crime of animal cruelty
Courthouse: Van Nuys Courthouse West (Van Nuys, CA)
Description: Client was charged with ten counts of animal abuse. 
Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON ALL COUNTS (December 26, 2012)

  • People v. F.M. (California)

Attorney: Nicole Valera
Charges: California crime of battery of a police officer & California crime of resisting arrest
Courthouse: El Monte Courthouse (El Monte, CA)
Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON RETRIAL (November 16, 2012)

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