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.

COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF ALL FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES

Our client retained us a week ago to assist him with representation on a significant felony charge of having drugs and a loaded weapon at the same time. Our client had significant defenses. On the date of his arraignment, literally on the first date of court, we were able to get his HS 11370.1 charges dismissed, along with the other felony and misdemeanor offenses.

 

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ALL FELONY CHARGES DISMISSED AND CLIENT PLEADS TO MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES

Our client Danny was charged with significant charges including assault with a deadly weapon, PC 245(a)(1) – a strike, PC 664/207(a), attempted kidnapping and PC 245(a(4) – assault with a deadly weapon with force likely to cause great bodily injury. Through successful negotiation involving the strength of the defense case as it relates to the offense, our office was able to have the charges reduced to misdemeanors and the client was subsequently released on summary probation with no significant record which would have affected his life. We understand that people make bad choices in life, however, once you are able to redeem yourself and mitigating factors come into play, we do believe that these factors are important in assessing what a case is worth in terms of punishment. As such, our client was able to be home with his family for the holidays and he was released from custody after facing such serious felony charges. At Kia Law Firm, we take criminal defense very seriously. If you have a question about the strength of your case, or would like a second opinion, please feel free to contact us.

 

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What To Expect At the Initial Consultation

The initial consultation is one of the most extremely important meetings with your attorney. This is the opportunity for both the lawyer and client to establish the relationship and to have an open and honest discussion about the charges, possible defenses, witness issues and the facts of the case. The most important thing is to be prepared to have an open and honest discussion. Most criminal defense attorneys do not judge clients. We surely don’t. We have seen it all. However, honesty can sometimes make the difference between winning and losing a case. The second most important thing to expect at the initial consultation is establishing a working relationship between the client and the attorney. Here, at the Kia Law Firm, we believe that the relationship between us is a special one. We need to establish trust and confidence with each other. We want you to feel safe with our assessment and our strategic planning of your defense. You need to feel comfortable that we have taken over your problem and are helping you receive the goals you wish to desire. We trust that with a great working relationship with each other, we can move to dismiss or reduce charges and to do our work professionally and with expediency.

If you are facing criminal charges, call the Kia Law Firm at (855) 662-2723 or contact them online to schedule a free consultation.

I Had A Warrant Out For My Arrest Due To Unpaid Traffic Tickets In Another State And Didn’t Know It. What Can I Do?

Have you ever walked around all day with a big stain on your shirt or the remnants of lunch on your face and you didn’t realize it? It can be pretty embarrassing once you find out, especially if you run into the wrong person along the way. If you have a warrant out for your arrest and have no knowledge of it, it can be more than just embarrassing. This is especially true if you run into the wrong person. A routine traffic stop by a police officer could result in your arrest, which could cost you money, jail time, and even your job.

Bench Warrants

If you fail to pay a fine or appear before a judge, the court will often issue a bench warrant. This does not mean that the police will come to your house to hunt you down and arrest you. However, if you get pulled over for any reason or you go to renew your driver’s license then the police officer will run you through the system and if there is a warrant for your arrest then you will get booked.

Pay Up

If you discover that you have a warrant out for your arrest due to unpaid tickets, the first thing that you should do is pay what you owe. This will not automatically get rid of the warrant for your arrest, but it is a good first step.

Talk To The Judge

It is much better for you to go willingly to the judge to plead your case rather then being brought in by the police. However, this is not recommended without taking a defense attorney with you. No matter how innocent you are and how truthful with the judge you are, many judges are predisposed not to trust people in your position. They have heard every excuse in the book, and this can work against you in this case.

Having a trusted attorney in your corner can be the difference between getting off with a slap on the wrist or facing larger fees and jail time. At the Kia Law Firm, we have the experience you need to get a bench warrant to go away and have it expunged from your record. If you have a bench warrant in your name, don’t wait to get arrested by the police to take care of it. Give us a call and let us help you. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call (855) 662-2723 today.

Three Things You Need To Know About California Penal Code 977(a)

When you get charged with a crime, a judge determines what your punishment will be. Whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony offense, your case will be brought before the judge who will decide whether or not to be lenient and give you the minimum punishment or levy the heaviest punishment allowable. The judge gets to decide whether you receive probation, jail time, a fine, or if the case will be dismissed and you walk away with no repercussions.

Most would assume that when your case goes before a judge, you would have to be present. However, that isn’t necessarily the case. According to California Penal Code 9(a), there are certain times when the defendant does not have to appear before a judge. Instead, an attorney can appear in place of the defendant. This does not apply to every situation, so it is important to know when this code applies to you. Here are three things you should know about Penal Code 977(a).

Felony Offenses

Penal Code 977(a) applies to most, but not all, misdemeanors. However, if you are being charged with a felony offense, your attorney cannot appear in your place. It is still a good idea to have your attorney with you, but you will have to appear before the judge for your arraignment and plea, as well as the preliminary hearing and sentencing. If you are facing a trial and there is evidence or testimony being presented before a jury, you are required to be there for that portion of the process as well.

Domestic Abuse and DUI’s

There are exceptions to every rule, and Penal Code 977(a) has two. If the misdemeanor is related to domestic abuse, then you will still need to be present for the arraignment and sentencing. In addition, if a protective order is issued, the defendant must be present for that as well.

In DUI cases, the defendant may be required to appear before the court at any or all of the following: the arraignment, the plea, and sentencing. This depends on the judge and the case.

Get An Experienced Lawyer

When facing a misdemeanor charge where you may or may not need to appear before the judge, you will have to rely heavily on your attorney. Experienced attorneys know which judges will likely require defendants to appear and which ones won’t. That’s why it is so important to have an attorney that you can trust.

At the Kia Law Firm, we have experience in criminal law and we now the personalties and tendencies of the judges in the Oklahoma City area. We can help walk through the process and advise you when you need to appear and when we can take care of the process for you. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call (855) 662-2723 today.

I Got Into A Car Accident While On Probation. How Can I Protect Myself?

A car accident can ruin your week. Besides the potential physical injuries that you can sustain, being involved in a collision is a pain. It costs you time and often money, plus there is the headache of having to deal with the insurance company, the adjuster, a rental car, and the repair shop. However, if you are on probation at the time of the accident, this can complicate matters even more. So what can you do to protect yourself in the case of an accident while you are on probation?

Stay Put

One of the worst things you can do if you get into an accident is to panic and flee the scene. This can take you from being the victim or receiving a minor traffic violation to a much more serious offense. No matter how worried you are about the implications on your probation, a hit and run can only make it worse. Stay calm and stay put.

Report It

If the police come to the scene, then this would be considered contact with the police, which means that you need to report the incident to your parole officer. Being involved in a car wreck in and of itself is not a violation of parole. If you were doing something illegal at the time, or breaking the rules of your parole agreement, then that could be an issue. But it is better to be forthcoming and report the contact with the police rather than your parole officer finding out by other means.

Don’t Admit Fault

A car wreck is not a violation of your parole, but certain traffic tickets might be considered a violation. It is obviously best to avoid a ticket if you can, and admitting that the accident was your fault could cost you more than a small traffic fine.

Call Your Lawyer

If you are on parole and find yourself in a traffic accident, the first call you should make is to your lawyer. At the Kia Law Firm, we have the experience in criminal law to assist you with any potential probation violations and will do anything in our power to keep you out of jail. Before you do anything else, give us a call. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today online or call (855) 662-2723.

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