Recent Significant Cases

Recent Significant Criminal Cases-

  • U.S. v. A.M. N.D. Cal. Jury Trial in Federal Court. Two officers alleged client had drugs in his pocket, and case charged as 10 year mandatory minimum. Hung Jury 8-4 for acquittal. Case dismissed by United States.
  • People v. M.M. Trinity County - 300 lbs. of marijuana reduced from felony distribution. Straight probation plea deal to felony reduceable to misdemeanor.
  • People v. V.M. Humboldt County - Dismissal of 1000+ marijuana plant case based on illegal search.
  • U.S. v. K.M. N.D.Cal. jury trial in Federal Court. Assault with a weapon on a federal officers, brandishing. Case to verdict and appeal.
  • U.S. v. G.A. N.D.Cal., Trial counsel for alleged gang member in RICO conspiracy. Negotiated plea to 5 years less than guideline sentence.
  • U.S. v. M.N. N.D.Cal., Trial counsel for alleged white collar defendant charged with aggravated identity theft of attorney. Case settled for 24 months less than sentencing guideline recommended sentence.
  • U.S. v. J.S. N.D.Cal. Illegal search based on membership in the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Motion to Suppress granted and case dismissed by United States.
  • U.S. v. M.S.Y., N.D.Cal., Sexual slavery allegations by Korean massage parlors; client was wife of main defendant. Case dismissed by the United States.
  • U.S. v. Dr. J.M., N.D.Ohio. Medicare/Medicaid fraud, health care fraud causing death. Trial counsel for 2 month trial in Cleveland, Ohio. Case to verdict and appeal.
  • U.S. v. Dr.G.W., S.Carolina Trial counsel, obtained plea agreement for probation term based on factual defense; do-defendants all sentenced to prison.
  • U.S. v. Dr.H., E.D.Virginia. Trial counsel, 2 month trial before Judge Leonard Wexler in Alexandria, VA, verdict reversed by Fourth Circuit for Court's refusal to give Defense requested jury instructions on good faith defense for doctor's prescribing of controlled substances for pain.
  • People v. Dr. F., Shasta Country Suprior Court. Represented first doctor in the country charged with murder (7 counts) for prescribing pain medication to chronic intractable pain patient, and Medicare/MedicalCal fraud. After 7 week preliminary hearin, all murder charges dismissed. Appointed by Shasta County trial court. Case dismissed by People on the first day of trial.