Recent Cases 2015

Possession of Drugs for Personal Use Charges Dismissed On October 2015 Preventing Deportation

Kia Law Firm is pleased to report another successful win. This win has essentially guaranteed that our client will be able to remain in the United States despite an original 1994 conviction for possession of drugs for personal use. We received this case from a fellow Immigration lawyer who indicated that his client was on the verge of being deported back to his home country. This meant that our client, Pedro, would be forced to leave his three minor children here in the Unites States and leave. The government had provided a date in which Mr. Lora would be subject to deportation. Our staff, who actually never met with the client (as he was on the East Coast), immediately obtained a copy of his 1994 plea paperwork. Upon review of the charging documents and related records, we noticed that his rights were violated in 1994 when his plea was taken. As such, on August 7, 2015, we filed a Motion to Vacate his entire plea under Penal Code 1016.5.

A copy of the first page of our motion can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

A copy of the court order granting the motion can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

A copy of the 1994 drug charges can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

On Friday, October 23, 2015, our motion was granted and the court dismissed the underlying charge that prevented him from remaining in the country. With the good news that we shared with the client, we were ecstatic, in shock and cried throughout the entire phone call when we told him the good news. His minor daughters, ages 6, 9 and 11 came on the phone to say thank you to everyone at our firm. It is cases like this that provide the moral compass to continue to represent clients for the better good. Motions to vacate are extremely hard to win. We are essentially going back in time and changing history within the court system.

Our office also believes in second chances. We do believe that people can make mistakes, but once they learn from them, they become smarter, more respectful and focus on being the best citizen possible. Here, we were able to able to modify a 21 year old criminal conviction (the only conviction our client ever had) to allow him to adjust status to that of a US Citizen.

If you, a friend or loved one has found themselves in any form of criminal trouble, contact Kia Law Firm for a free consultation at (951) 686-4818.

Driving on a suspended license charges dismissed in Sept 2015

Client was charged with driving on a suspended license in violation of CVC 14601.1(a). This charges generally carries a penalty of being on probation for 36 months, as well as fines of anywhere from $1400 to $2000. On September 4, 2015, we were able to recall the client’s warrant for driving on a suspended license and reduce his charges to an infraction with only a $75.00 fine.

Case_Report_-_Jose_Luis Click on the link to the left to see the dismissal of his misdemeanor charges.

If you have any questions about your existing case, contact Kia Law Firm for a free consultation. Mr. Feyzjou is Board Certified by the State Bar of California as a legal specialist in criminal law.

All Drunk Driving Charges Dismissed on August 19, 2015

In this particular case, our client was charged with driving under the influence. This charge results in a drivers license suspension, as well as other terms and conditions of probation. We often hear clients ask us, “what other options do I have than accept a plea deal to a DUI”. The easiest way to answer this question is that the potential to reduce a DUI charge depends on multiple factors, however, depending on the strength of the case, it is possible to reduce it to non-dui related charges. One of those charges is what is commonly referred to as a “dry reckless”. This charge IS NOT A DUI. It is simply driving recklessly. As such, DMV will not suspend your license as a result of this conviction.


Dui Charges Dismissed On April 1, 2015

Our client, Jessica, was charged with driving under the influence. After reviewing her case, we determined that she has a great case to go to trial. In California, it is not illegal to drink and drive. It is illegal to drink and drive over the legal limit of .08 or more or to drive under the influence compared to that of a sober person. Ms. Jessica was both under .08 at the time of the traffic enforcement stop, as well as had no bad driving pattern. Our confidence in our legal abilities allowed us to persuade the prosecutor to give us a dry reckless offer which is not a DUI related offense. As such, on April 1, 2015, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the DUI charges in exchange for our client to plead to a dry reckless (also known as a reckless driving).

A dry reckless is a great resolution to what would have been a DUI related conviction.

If you have any questions, contact our office for a free consultation.

Felony Fraud Charges Dismissed on April 1, 2015

Our office is pleased to announce that Felony charges filed against our client, Melissa, was dismissed today. When we first met Melissa, she explained how she was not responsible for the fraud charges that were filed against her. After speaking with Melissa, reviewing the allegations against her and reviewing the facts alleged, we determined that Melissa did have a defensible case. We immediately filed for a motion to reduce her charges from that of a felony to a misdemeanor. Thereafter, on April 1, 2015, we set the matter for trial.

On the date the matter was set for trial, the prosecutor dismissed the charges against our client.

Click here to see the first page of our motion to reduce the offense from a felony to a misdemeanor

Click here for a Case Summary from the Court showing a dismissal of the charges in it’s entirety

If you have any legal questions, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Mr. Feyzjou is certified as a Legal Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Hit And Run Charges Dismissed On April 1, 2015

We are pleased to announce the dismissal of misdemeanor hit and run charges that were filed against our client, Robert (his full name has been blocked out for his privacy). The prosecutor filed charges against Robert for this offense. Robert was at risk for losing his job and being placed on probation. Through civil maneuvering, our office was able to secure the signing of a Civil Compromise which was approved by the Court and prosecutor. Therefore, on April 1, 2015, the charges against Robert were fully dismissed and Robert was not placed on any form of probation, was able to keep his job, etc.

Click here to see a copy of the Minute Order showing the dismissal

Click here to see a copy of the Case Summary showing the filing of charges and subsequent dismissal

If you have a legal matter in which you require assistance, feel free to call our office. We strive ourselves in providing the best professional representation imaginable. Mr. Feyzjou is certified by the State Bar of CA as a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. We can be reached at (951) 686-4818.

Sexual Penetration Charges Dismissed On Feb 19, 2015

Our client was charged with felony domestic violence and sexual penetration by force based upon fraudulent accusations.

Click here for proof of the dismissal of the felony charges.

The police officer who took the report believed the victim and arrested the Defendant. The filing prosecutor pressed charges against the Defendant and he was arrested. We were retained to assist with the case.

Our client had expressed that he was falsely accused of these felony charges. At the initial court appearance that we appeared on with the client in custody, he was offered 3 years in prison. We immediately started our investigation and defense in that case. After we interviewed witnesses that knew the alleged victim, we completely painted a different picture as to what happened on the date of the Defendant’s arrest. Had the Defendant not hired an experienced attorney, he would have potentially ended up in prison, deported and faced with the prospect of lifetime sex offender registration.

On February 19, 2015, immediately before we started the preliminary hearing, we were presented with an offer that our client did not want to refuse. In order to get a full dismissal, our client would have had to pay trial fees and be prepared for trial. Our client wanted to end the matter and agreed to accept a deal simply to find closure. However, the deal was decent. He would plead to two misdemeanor charges, get work release, not have to register for his lifetime as a sex offender. Considering the original offer was 3 years in prison, accepting responsibility to two misdemeanors was something that appeased the client.

Our client accepted responsibility to move on with his life. He would have had a great trial matter. Regardless, if it was not for an aggressive defense, we would not have been offered a misdemeanor proposal.

This case goes to show you that just because you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it does not mean that the charges will stick. Quite often, poor investigation and lying witnesses allow charges to be filed against you. Always have a good lawyer on your side. Mr. Feyzjou is certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in criminal law. For a free consultation, please contact our office.

Not Guilty Verdict At Trial On Feb 6, 2015

Our client, Melissa Lyons, was charged with possessing drugs with the intent to sell. She was offered multiple years in prison. From our review of the facts and evidence, we felt comfortable setting the case for trial. At trial, we cross-examined the state expert on their theory of our client possessing drugs for the purposes of being a drug dealer. At the end, we were victorious. The jury returned with a verdict in less than one hour of deliberations with a not guilty verdict as it relates to sales. She was convicted of possessing drugs and for having a smoking pipe, both misdemeanors. At Kia Law Firm, we take great pride in defending those wrongfully accused of crime. If you have any legal matters that you need an opinion on, please call (951) 686-4818.