Albert M. was charged with felony DUI, with multiple strike priors after he was stopped with children in his vehicle and the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. Due to the fact that he had prior strikes on his record, Albert faced a potential sentence of 25 years to life in prison. After careful analysis of the case and pointed negotiations with the Court and District Attorney, Albert received a probationary sentence and one year in county jail.
Lewis D. was arrested for being a gang member in possession of a concealed firearm after he was stopped for speeding and a search of his vehicle revealed a loaded handgun hidden within his car. Despite facing a potential of 9 years in prison, a strong defense and deft negotiation resulted in a 180 day sentence for a non-gang related misdemeanor.
Paul K. was arrested for felony spousal abuse after law enforcement arrived to find his wife with a black eye. According to the police report, Paul’s wife told the investigating officer that Paul had struck her in the eye and caused the injury during an argument between the two. Paul retained the Law Office of Joel E. Lueck immediately after arrest. A quick and thorough investigation revealed enough defense evidence to convince the District Attorney to drop the case without ever filing any charges.
Dan R. was charged with DUI after officers from the California Highway Patrol suspected him of driving under the influence of a multiple controlled substances. Cooperation by the client and a demand for additional testing of his urine sample by the District Attorney’s Crime Lab resulted in the entire case being dismissed.
Marcus D. was charged with one count of robbery and one count of possession of stolen property after he was identified as the getaway driver in a robbery. Based upon thorough investigation of the case and careful review of the 911 call and police dispatch logs, all charges were dismissed before the preliminary hearing.
Mike R. was stopped for DUI while driving through Kern County and also charged with transportation of a controlled substance after he was found in possession of Ecstasy. Facing a potential sentence of 9 years in state prison, the case was settled and Mike was sentenced to probation and 6 months in county jail.
Kevin B. was charged with assault with a firearm and facing a potential sentence of 19 years, if convicted. Thorough investigation of the incident before the preliminary hearing led to the entire case being dismissed.
Jerome J. was charged with selling narcotics for the benefit of a criminal street gang. After thorough cross-examination of the District Attorney’s Gang Expert during the preliminary hearing, the Court dismissed all gang allegations.
Damon L. was charged with attempted murder for his alleged involvement in the stabbing of a homeowner after a verbal confrontation. Cross examination by the defense led to the dismissal of the attempted murder charge.
James E. was charged with failing to register as a sex offender. The case was dismissed by the Court at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, based upon the defense argument that James was not even required to register, even though he had registered at one point in the past.
Victor R. was charged with felony arson and faced a possible sentence of 25-life, due to having four strike priors. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, the Court had no option but to dismiss the entire case.
Brandon B. was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and felony domestic abuse after a domestic dispute. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, the Court dismissed the entire case.
Shawn L. was charged with felony unlawful discharge of a weapon and making criminal threats after he allegedly fired a gun during a domestic incident. Investigation into the case led to the entire case being dismissed before the preliminary hearing.
Daniel B. was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed the victim in the chest. Prior to the preliminary hearing, investigation reveals sufficient defense evidence that resulted in the entire case being dismissed by the District Attorney.
Donald H. was charged with felony residential burglary after he allegedly entered a home and was detained by the victims until law enforcement arrived. Investigation into the case before the preliminary hearing led to dismissal of the felony charge for a plea to a misdemeanor trespass.
Justin C. was charged with five counts of robbery, each with a gun after he was identified by victims and through surveillance video as the suspect. Prior to the preliminary hearing, he was exonerated by DNA evidence – Case Dismissed.
Tessie B. was charged with battery causing serious bodily injury after she was involved in a physical confrontation with another female. After jury trial, she was found NOT GUILTY.
Vardan T. was charged with felony grand theft after he allegedly misappropriated thousands of dollars into his personal bank account. The entire case was dismissed by the Court at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing.
James W. was charged with possession of stolen property for the benefit of a criminal street gang. He also had two strike priors, which could have led to a sentence of 25-life, if convicted. Investigation before the preliminary hearing led to the entire case being dismissed.
Diane M. was charged with transportation of a controlled substance and misdemeanor weapons possession. Based upon investigation before the preliminary hearing, the District Attorney was convinced that the arresting officer had unlawfully detained Diane, resulting in dismissal of the felony charge.
Brandon K. was charged with residential burglary after being identified on surveillance video as one of the perpetrators. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, the Court had no choice but to dismiss the entire case.
Michael V. was charged with car theft and possession of stolen property, both for the benefit of a criminal street gang. At the conclusion of the preliminary, all gang allegations were dismissed by the Court.
Terry H. was charged with selling narcotics for the benefit of a criminal street gang. After thorough cross-examination of the District Attorney’s Gang Expert during the preliminary hearing, the Court dismissed all gang allegations.
Luis C. was charged with felony unlawful possession of gun for the benefit of a criminal street gang. During cross examination of the investigating officer, the entire case was dismissed by the District Attorney.
Darnell D. was charged with attempted murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang after allegedly being involved in a shooting at a house party. Investigation before the preliminary hearing led to dismissal of the attempted murder charge and a misdemeanor plea bargain for “Time Served”.
David D. was charged with felony DUI resulting in an accident and great bodily injury. Investigation into the incident and David’s past, before the preliminary hearing, led to a plea bargain of 45 days in the Work Release Program.