Our client is Shawn. At the time of his offense, Shawn was 60 years old. He had never been in trouble with the law before. He had been working in his career in the medical world for 34 years. In 2021, he unfortunately was involved in an automobile accident while under the influence of alcohol. The individual he collided with was injured. The injuries were significant enough to be charged as a felony, but we knew that if our client began a course of rehabilitation that one day we could work our magic and get Shawn a misdemeanor out of it and preclude him from becoming a convicted felon.
In March 2023, we announced ready for our PRELIMINARY HEARING in this case. At that prelim, the court had to find probable cause to believe that the injuries were that of “great bodily injury” to elevate his case to that of a strike offense. The prosecuting agency had already charged the Defendant with the strike offense PC 12022.7. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, the Court did not find sufficient evidence to hold the Defendant to answer for the GBI allegation and the court struck the strike enhancement. That eventually paved the way for us to continue fighting for Shawn.
CLICK HERE to see the court transcript dismissing the Great Bodily Injury Charge against Shawn.
Ultimately, we had no choice but to set the case for trial. On Day 9/10, we finally had our opportunity to persuade the court to reduce Shawn’s felony charges to misdemeanors.
On September 19, 2023, our wonderful Judge believed in our client’s rehabilitation process and agreed to reduce his offense to a misdemeanor.
Ultimately, we finally got resolution after over 24 months of working on the case.
At KIA LAW FIRM, we treat cases as if we were in trouble. We want to be the type of lawyers that care about their clients, their future and the goals they desire. We don’t do any type of cookie-cutter defense. Our client was wonderful and he listened to our advice and positioned himself to get the best result.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the CASE PRINT showing how the case resolved.
Finally, we are thankful for the wonderful prosecutor assigned to the case. He was extremely professional throughout the entire process and is an asset to the Riverside District Attorney’s Office.
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