PROSECUTOR DISMISSES ALL FELONY CHARGES DURING TRIAL ON JULY 18, 2016
On July 11, 2016, we started trial on several serious felony charges including 1st Degree Residential Burglary, Criminal Threats, Stalking, Felony Domestic Violence and Violation of a Court Order. Our lead attorney, Mr. Feyzjou, spent days preparing for trial. He appeared and he picked a jury. About 15 minutes before attorney Kia Feyzjou of Kia Law Firm was scheduled to present the opening statements in the case, the prosecutor dismissed all charges against the client and the client was released from jail the same day.
In this particular case, the prosecution case was weak. However, the refused to dismiss the case. They initially offered the client state prison. That offer was rejected. The day before trial, they offered the client the opportunity to plead guilty to a felony strike. We rejected the offer. Before the jury was impaneled, the prosecutor agreed to allow the Defendant to plead guilty to a non-strike felony. We rejected the offer. From the very beginning, we believed in the client’s innocence. Finally, on July 18, 2016, the prosecutor came to their senses and dismissed the entire case and the Defendant was able to go home and return to his family.
Moral of the story: Never give up if you are innocent.
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