Our client had an old citation for being drunk in public from February 2004 where he was cited for the charge, but never appeared in Court. Our office recalled the bench warrant and filed a Motion to Dismiss the charges. Our motion was unopposed and the Judge granted the motion to dismiss on May 10, 2013
Our client, Jose, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. As we started investigating the case, we realized that the client acted in self-defense. We were given an offer of 6 years before preliminary hearing and 15 years right before we started trial. We knew our client is innocent so we decided to go to trial.
On April 29, 2013, the jury returned after 3 days of deliberations and indicated to the court that they were unable to find our client Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The judge asked if there was anything else that could be done for the jury to make a decision about guilt or innocence. The jurors all indicated that they just had a difference of opinion about the facts of the case. As a result, the court declared a mistrial.
A mistrial is not a conviction. It is essentially the court’s determination that the jurors are “hung” and cannot reach a verdict.
This is a great result. In order for the prosecution to convict our client, they will have to try him again. However, considering all of the prosecution witnesses lied on the stand and were impeached by each other and their own testimony, we find it unlikely that there will be a re-trial. And, if there is a re-trial, we are comforted by the fact that we have prior sworn testimony to use against these witnesses.
We are pleased to report another successful victory at KIA LAW FIRM. In this case, our client was charged with 5 felony counts of Perjury, as well as 1 Felony charge of Fraud. Our client was facing multiple years in Prison based on these charges.
Not only did we persuade the Court to not put our client into custody on $150,000 bail (she was permitted to remain out of custody while the case was pending), we were also able to get the entire case dismissed.
Our client Monica was charged with Domestic Violence and Child Endangerment. Generally speaking, people who are convicted of Domestic Violence charges are required by the Court to attend a 52 week Domestic Violence Class. Additionally, people who are convicted of Child Endangerment charges are required to attend a 52 week Child Abuse Class.
In this case, we were successful in demonstrating through aggressive representation that our client was engaged in legal self-defense when her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s daughter attacked her.
On the eve of trial, we offered to resolve this matter for one Misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace.
Disturbing the peace is a crime generally defined as the unsettling of proper order in a public space through one’s actions. This can include creating loud noise by fighting or challenging to fight, disturbing others by loud and unreasonable noise (including loud music), or using offensive words.
Our client resolved the matter for a reduced charge. By doing so, she avoided the mandatory program requirements explained above.
At KIA LAW FIRM, we strive to get your case dismissed. Alternatively, we will also strive to reduce your charges so that the collateral consequences of pleading guilty or no-contest are minimal.
If you have any legal questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our client was charged with Robbery. Robbery in California is a straight felony, which, for most people, results in a hefty jail sentence, often including State Prison.
We have attached three documents above that you can review to see how serious this case was and how we ultimately had all of the charges dismissed against our client.
In this case, the prosecutor believed that they had sufficient evidence to prosecute our client beyond a reasonable doubt. In fact, even the probation officer who reviewed the allegations in this case recommended that the Defendant be sent to State Prison.
The original offer in this case was 3 years in State Prison.
On February 26, 2013, Kia Feyzjou appeared and announced ready for the Preliminary Hearing in this matter.
In California, a preliminary hearing (evidentiary hearing) is a proceeding, after a criminal complaint has been filed by the prosecutor, to determine whether there is enough evidence to require a trial. In this State, the judge must find there is probable cause that a crime was committed.
Prior to the commencement of this hearing, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office decided to dismiss the charges against our client. Our experience can make all of the difference.