On August 6, 2018, attorney Kia Feyzjou commenced trial on a sexual battery charge, as well as two other charges. Our client was accused of touching the intimate body parts of a girl he was dating. This particular girl, the so-called victim, claimed that she wasn’t dating our client and that they merely had a “business relationship”. The prosecutor believed in the veracity of the alleged victim’s statements and pressed charges against our client. At the initial arraignment, our client was given an offer to resolve the case if he were to agree to register as a sex-offender pursuant to Penal Code 290.
On July 12, 2018, Attorney KIA FEYZJOU set this matter for trial, with an expected start date of August 6, 2018. CLICK HERE to see the MINUTES confirming our trial date.
CLICK HERE to see the PROSECUTOR’S OFFER to resolve the case. Of course, we rejected the offer the rightfully litigated the matter through trial, starting on August 6, 2018 in the East Los Angeles Courthouse of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney KIA FEYZJOU was in trial defending our client for a total of 17 trial days, commencing on August 6, 2018 and reaching verdict on August 28, 2018. CLICK HERE to see the NUMBER OF DAYS this matter was in trial (17 days).
After almost 4 weeks of trial, the matter was submitted to the jury. With several hours of deliberations, the jury returned with a NOT GUILTY verdict as to the sexual battery charge which would have required the possibility of lifetime registration as a sex-offender. The jury did find our client guilty of simple battery and dissuading a witness which DO NOT CARRY LIFETIME SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION.
CLICK HERE to see the NOT GUILTY VERDICT as to SEXUAL BATTERY.
We believe, that, first and foremost, criminal defense lawyers must be humble, yet aggressive. Our office utilized every available opportunity to avoid trial by requesting that the prosecutor offer a NON-REGISTRABLE OFFENSE prior to trial. Each time we asked, our offer was rejected. Recognizing that we had no choice but to proceed to trial, we assemble our defense exhibits, trial brief and expert defense DNA arguments and announced ready for trial and received the verdict we sought that would have minimal impact on our client’s future.
Our office focuses on trials that result in favorable verdicts. To get an opinion of the strength and/or weakness of your case, please feel to contact Mr. Kia Feyzjou directly at (951) 686-4818, or contact Mr. Feyzjou’s two assistants at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for an immediate free in-person or telephonic consultation.