Felony Vandalism - Dismissed

A client that I represented at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center was accused of Felony Vandalism, a violation of Penal Code section 594(a). The crime is what is known as a "wobbler", that is, it can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. I represented him at the preliminary hearing. I persuaded the judge to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. At the next court date, I filed a Motion to Dismiss per Penal Code section 1377, the judge granted the motion and the case was permanently stayed (i.e. Dismissed). Another great result for a client, always happy to be of service to the community.