To all our current and prospective clients: In light of the National Emergency, our office will still be operational from either our office or remotely depending on the status of events. Either way, we still answer all of our calls directly 24/7. The best way to get a hold of us would be through our office number (951) 686-4818 or email (kia@kialaw.com). Our day-to-day operations depend on the safety of our staff and the courts being open for business. Feel free to reach out to us to inquire about your case or discuss any new cases with Mr. Feyzjou at the number above. Stay safe and we remain hopeful that this too shall pass with everyone’s health and safety in mind.

Drunk in Public Charge Reduced to an Infraction. No Probation. No AA Meetings.

See PDF of Infraction Here

While a drunk in public misdemeanor charge doesn’t seem like a serious case, by pleading guilty to it, often Judges will require that the Defendant attend anywhere from 52 to 90 Alcoholics Anonymous Classes while on probation. In this particular case, we were able to have the charge reduced to an Infraction which means the only thing the client was responsible for was Court fines and and fees. No probation, no misdemeanor on her record and no requirement to attend AA classes. An infraction is the equivalent of what is received in a traffic court, except, in this particular case, there is no need to attend traffic school and it doesn’t affect your driving record. Don’t just plead guilty at arraignment. Often, an experienced attorney can help by reducing or dismissing your charges because of your particular fact pattern, defenses and arguments. All too often we see Defendants pleading guilty on their first day of court without an attorney at their side. They do this to save a few bucks. In the end, this ends up being problematic for a client.

When the client goes to get a job and the question asks, “Have you ever been convicted of a Misdemeanor or Felony” – the hard part starts. Most employment applications require the prospective employee to submit something in writing explaining the fact pattern. The applicant is also required to often obtain certified records pertaining to the conviction. Not only is this a hassle, but in this difficult job market, you have to do whatever you can do to preserve your blemish free record so that employers don’t pass you over and hire someone else because of petty crimes on your record.

I always tell Clients to consult with an attorney before pleading guilty to any crime. It only takes 30 minutes and we always provide a free consultation. Experienced and caring attorneys don’t charge for a consultation. We always believe in giving free advice. If you have any questions, call the attorneys at Kia Law Firm at (951) 686-4818.

Sept 20, 2012 Bench Warrant Recalled. Misdemeanor Case Dismissed.

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Our client was charged with possessing counterfeit materials. She had a bench warrant as well. We recalled the bench warrant and ensured that she did not have to post bail to be released on her promise to appear. Our request was granted.

Subsequently, at a pre-trial hearing, we convinced the District Attorney to dismiss the case in its entirety. We avoided probation, fines and a trial. Happy client means happy attorney.

Client Falsely Accused of Sexual Allegations Facing Life in Prison. Charges Reduced to a Misdemeanor with Community Service and No Jail. No Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender.

Click Here To View Court Records Showing Our Client’s Life Charge Dismissed

Our client was charged with very serious allegations of child sexual abuse, which, if convicted, he would serve a life sentence in prison. When we first received the case in May 2011, we knew our client was innocent. Our client’s bail was originally set at $1,000,000. We fought against the charges vigorously and in August 2011, finally shed some light on the prosecutor that the life charges against our client was not appropriate.

In August 2011, after four months in jail, the District Attorney finally agreed to Dismiss Count 1 which was a charge of engaging in oral copulation with a child under 10. After extensive investigation, we were able to provide evidence that our client had not engaged in this type of behavior, or any sexual behavior whatsoever. Accordingly, the life charges were dismissed and our client’s bail was then reduced to $50,000.00 and he was released on bail.

While our client was out on bail, we continued to aggressively defend this case by showing our client was innocent. In doing so, we knew that we had to set this matter for trial and let a jury of our client’s peers determine his guilt or innocence. Even though the life charges were dismissed, the District Attorney continued to allege that our client was a child sexual predator and proceeded against him based on allegations that he engaged in lewd conduct with a child.

We set the matter for trial and our client was scheduled to start on August 27, 2012. Just before we started trial, the District Attorney finally agreed to resolve this case for a Misdemeanor charge of False Imprisonment with the balance of his time to be done on Community Service. Client was not required to register as a sex offender Pursuant to Penal Code 290. Client will not be deported or face the ridicule and embarrassment of falsely being a convicted child molestor.

If you have a child sexual abuse case that you need a second opinion, please contact our office at (951) 686-4818.

Aggressive Lawyering Results in Dismissal of Case on the Eve of Trial

My client was charged with an act of violence which was purely defensible. I had met with my client several months ago and he explained what had transpired. Law enforcement was called to the scene and based on incorrect information from eyewitnesses who didn’t have a proper vantage point, our client was arrested. Nevertheless, we met with our client, learned his side of the story and appeared in court on his behalf. We did not waive any time for trial and demanded a jury trial. On Friday, June 1, 2012, 2 days before trial, we announced ready for trial. Finally, the District Attorney reviewed their file and realized we were right. Case dismissed.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PDF OF JUNE 1, 2012 DISMISSAL

Felony Burglary and Perjury Charges Dismissed. Client Pleads to Misdemeanor and is Released.

Our client was charged with significant felonies and offered a state prison sentence. Our office substituted into the case and challenged the state’s evidence. We believed that although a crime had been committed, it did not rise to the level of felony conduct.

We challenged the state’s evidence and proceeded to preliminary hearing where we cross-examined the arresting officers.

Following the preliminary hearing in this matter, we were then offered the opportunity to plead to a misdemeanor charge and to have both felonies dismissed.

Our client was released from custody without being a convicted felon. He was able to remain in this country and keep his greencard. As you can see from page 3 of this case report, the felonies were dismissed.

SEE PDF OF CASE RESULT HERE

Client Charged with Felony Grand Theft Charges Dismissed

Our client was charged with felony grand theft. She was initially offered a mandatory jail sentence. Client had initially utilized the services of the public defender’s office. Our office substituted into the case. After learning about the facts of the case, we came to the realization that our client’s constitutional rights were violated. We thereafter filed a SERNA MOTION which addresses these types of violations.

The District Attorney, after having reviewed our motion, agreed to “submit” on our moving papers, essentially indicating to the court that our position was rightful and that they had no opposition to the challenge we made to dismiss the charges.

The court agreed with our position and in May 2011 the Judge in the Fontana Superior Court dismissed the entire case against our client.

At KIA LAW FIRM, we fight for the rights of our clients. This is another example of how the police believed a crime had been committed, the District Attorney believed that they could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt and brought charges, and, ultimately, how significant representation at an aggressive level results in a favorable outcome for our client.

Our client was able to avoid a felony conviction, prevent herself from losing her job and keep her record clean.

For a free consultation, please feel free to contact one of the attorneys at KIA LAW FIRM at the numbers above.

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