Client Avoids State Prison on Violent Felony Charge, Case Settles for Probation on March 2, 2017
In August 2016, our office received a telephone call from a distraught family member whose father was recently arrested for quite a serious charge. The maximum penalty for a violation of Penal Code 288(a) is 8 years prison.
CLICK HERE to see a copy of the maximum penalty for a violation of PC 288(a). After assembling our team of experts to evaluate the client, we were able to medical expert testimony to mitigate the damages in this case. Fortunately, we worked with a superb Riverside District Attorney who was extremely professional, cooperative and willing for our office to utilize the necessary time needed to obtain an expert. While most prosecutors are exceptionally professional, frankly, this particular prosecutor was a pleasure to work with.
In any event, on March 2, 2017, we finally were able to secure an offer from the Court wherein the client would not be sent to 3 years prison as the prosecutor wanted, rather, the client would receive only 365 days in county jail (with 50% custody credits). In other words, the client was released after 180 days in county jail and is now with his family. The maximum penalty for this offense would have been 8 years in prison.
CLICK HERE to see the CRIMINAL CASE REPORT which indicates that the matter settled for 365 days of jail and 5 years probation.
CLICK HERE to see the YELP review written by the client’s family in relation to the case.
The learning lesson from these facts is that proper lawyering can make the difference between a client being sent away to State Prison as opposed to a family member who has committed a crime to come home. At Kia Law Firm, we focus on justice. Sometimes, clients are completely innocent of their charges and nothing but aggressive lawyering can satisfy justice. Conversely, there are times where a client should get a second chance in life after having committed an offense.
As criminal defense attorneys, we strive to make a difference in every case we handle. We focus on the client’s result 24/7.
The most important advice we can give any prospective client when choosing a criminal defense lawyer is how happy have other clients been with the attorney’s prior representation of other clients. These reviews establish the focus, dedication and professionalism that the lawyer conveys to clients, court staff and opposing counsel.
Our focus is on resolving the case favorably on each case we handle. As a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Mr. Kia Feyzjou has the distinct ability to settle the case that need settling and to go to trial on the case that need a jury to determine guilt or innocence. It is this precise flexibility that provides clients the peace of mind knowing that Mr. Feyzjou will give 110% of his efforts to analyze and pursue every possible defense possible.
All too often, innocent people plead guilty all the time so that they can just “get it over with” or “go home”. We discourage this form of thinking.
If you have any criminal case that needs review, feel free to contact our office at (951) 686-4818 or email Mr. Feyzjou directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each prospective client will get a reply email generally the same day.