Felony Charges Dismissed. Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault on the Day of Trial.
Charges: Client was charged with three felony counts of making terrorist threats (PC 422), assault with a deadly weapon (PC 245(a)(1), as well as Burglary (PC 459). The alleged victim in this matter was shown to be entirely unreliable in his statements to the police. We announced ready for trial, and, prior to picking a jury, the prosecution offered our client the opportunity to plead guilty to one charge of simple assault, a misdemeanor. The client accepted the offer, avoided a state prison charge, avoided two strikes and was able to maintain his employment.
Result: Charges reduced to a simple assault charge.