THE EXPERIENCED DEFENSE LAWYER TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS DURING A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND ARREST
During a criminal investigation and after an arrest, a skilled criminal defense attorney with over 25 years of experience can prevent further prosecution of the client in court.
The following are examples of clients who were under investigation for a crime, or who were arrested for a crime, but were not prosecuted in court.*
1. Dog Mauling Death
The client owned and raised purebred dogs. One night a friend of the family came to take care of the dogs and feed them. The friend was later discovered at the home to have died in an area near the dogs under suspicious circumstances suggesting she had been attacked by one or more of the dogs.
Local police, detectives, animal control, and the medical examiner converged on the scene to investigate.
We contacted law enforcement right away on behalf of the clients to begin a dialogue with them and cooperate in a strategic manner. We requested and received a copy of the medical examiner’s report.
Through the course of the investigation, we were able to show that the clients were good people whose dogs were well trained, friendly, and had never shown any tendencies to bite or attack anyone.
The death was determined to have been caused by the dogs by the medical examiner, but we persuaded law enforcement that the death was a tragic accident.
No criminal charges, which might have included murder in the second degree, were filed.
2. Vehicle Code section 20002–Hit-and-Run
We contacted the investigating detective on behalf of the accused and were able to make arrangements to pay damages to the victim so that no criminal charges were filed (in re matter of K.W.)
3. Penal Code section 273.5–Felony Domestic Violence
Client and spouse were having an argument outside their place of employment. A person driving by them called the police who came to the scene right away and arrested the client for domestic violence.
We were able quickly and methodically to develop some valuable information about the incident, including photographs and written statements, that we sent to the prosecutor’s office immediately for review.
The prosecutor’s office determined there was insufficient evidence to go forward. No criminal charges were filed. The client was released from custody (In re matter of R.C.).
4. Penal Code sections 245–Assault
Neighbors were battling with each other, and one child of a neighbor was shooting a b.b. gun towards the other neighbor. We contacted the District Attorney’s Office with information about the case, worked with both parties and ultimately no criminal charges were filed. (In re matter of B.v.L.)
5. Penal Code section 288–Unlawful Touching of Another
We contacted the local law enforcement detective in charge of the case. Through successful review of testimony, including discrepancies in the alleged victim’s account of the event, the local police decided not to arrest our client, and no charges were filed by the district attorney. (In re matter of L.L.)
6. Penal Code section 273.5–Felony Domestic Violence
Our client had a verbal altercation with his wife and she became physically aggressive. The client informed us that he did push his wife, but in self-defense.
We contacted the district attorney, with the cooperation of the alleged victim, to raise the defense of self-defense on behalf of our client. The District Attorney;s Office decided not to file any criminal charges. (In re the matter of J.H.)
7. Penal Code section 273.5–Client Accused of Attacking Her Husband’s Lover
The alleged victim did not want to press charges against our client, which was helpful. We provided information to the investigating detective and District Attorney’s Office about the circumstances of the arrest, which were favorable to our client. There were no criminal charges filed. (In re matter of H.A.)
8. Penal Code section 243(e)–Client Accused of Spousal Battery
We contacted our client’s wife who clarified the circumstances surrounding the alleged domestic violence incident, including the fact that she had been drinking and was jealous.
We forwarded important information to the District Attorney’s Office. No criminal charges were filed. (In re matter of F.H.)
9. Penal Code section 273.5–Spousal Battery
The alleged victim contacted us immediately after his spouse’s arrest to request we defend his spouse against such accusation. Client had acted erratically after she had learned some gossip about her husband’s infidelity. We submitted the alleged victim’s declaration in favor of his spouse and his request to the District Attorney to not press charges against his spouse. There were no charges filed against the client, who was released from custody right away. (In re matter of B.G.)
10. Penal Code section 242–Battery
The client and his wife were working together catering food for a private party. The wife became jealous, but she was probably under the influence of alcohol and therefore not sure what happened. She fell down but blamed her husband.
We visited our client in jail and began working on his case immediately. We prepared some information about the case and sent it to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s office did not file any criminal charges against the client who was released from custody. (In re matter of D.J.)
11. Penal Code section 273.5–Inflicting of Corporal Injury on Spouse
This client was charged with domestic violence. Because she was in the United States on a visa, such an accusation could have disqualified her from remaining in the United States. We gathered information from her and the complaining witness, which was delivered to the district attorney. No charges were filed. (In re matter of J.S.)
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*Legal Disclaimer about Testimonials and Prior Results
All oral and written testimonials and descriptions of previous results are intended only to provide information about attorney David Pflaum, the opinions of his clients and those who work with him or have seen his work, and the results of many of the legal matters that David Pflaum has handled. Neither the oral or written testimonials nor the previous results are intended to, and should not be construed to, provide an express or implied guarantee or prediction about the outcome of your legal matter. The outcome of all legal matters depend upon on a variety of factors including the specific facts of the case, the background of the client, the laws that apply to the legal matter, the position of the prosecuting agency, other parties, witnesses and victims. The same or similar results cannot be obtained in every legal matter undertaken by David Pflaum, though he does his very best in every case to succeed on behalf of his client.
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