Blog Posts in March, 2016

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  • Attorney Steve Escovar Named in National Trial Lawyers
    Attorney Steve Escovar Named in National Trial Lawyers "Top 100"

    Escovar & Avila, LLP is proud to announce that Managing Partner Steve Escovar has been named in the National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers" in the Los Angeles area. This ...

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  • Felony Domestic Violence Conviction - VACATED, CASE DISMISSED
    Felony Domestic Violence Conviction - VACATED, CASE DISMISSED

    I successfully litigated another Penal Code section 1016.5 motion at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Courts Building (aka CCB) in Los Angeles. My client had been previously convicted of a ...

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  • Felony DUI (Fourth Offense) with Two Prior Strikes,
    Felony DUI (Fourth Offense) with Two Prior Strikes, "Romero Motion" Granted, Sentenced to SCRAM and home detention, No Prison Time!

    In the Norwalk Courthouse, I recently represented a client that was charged with a Fourth DUI within ten years. In addition, he had previously been convicted to two felony strike convictions. That ...

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  • Two Counts of Penal Code section 118 - Perjury, reduced to One Count of False Impersonation Penal Code Section 529(a)(3)
    Two Counts of Penal Code section 118 - Perjury, reduced to One Count of False Impersonation Penal Code Section 529(a)(3)

    I represented a client in the Norwalk Superior Courthouse who was charged with two counts of Perjury (violations of Penal Code section 118). One count related to the false information he gave several ...

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  • Licensed Professional Charged With Penal Code Section 459.5 - Shoplifting - Case Dismissed - Pre-Plea Diversion
    Licensed Professional Charged With Penal Code Section 459.5 - Shoplifting - Case Dismissed - Pre-Plea Diversion

    I recently represented a client who was a licensed professional. This person was caught shoplifting at a major retail store. The person was given a citation to appear in court. After consulting with ...

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  • Creative Post Conviction Relief Result - Penal Code Section 17(d) Reduction
    Creative Post Conviction Relief Result - Penal Code Section 17(d) Reduction

    An immigration attorney referred me a client to see if I could vacate one of his two misdemeanor convictions. Apparently, my client was present in the United States based on a Temporary Protected ...

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