Six Penal Code § 594(a) Violations Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 1385 In the Interests of Justice!

Recently at the Van Nuys Courthouse in Los Angeles County, I was able to negotiate for a complete dismissal of all charges filed against my client for allegedly vandalizing his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle on six different occasions.

When the case was originally filed, my client was charged with six counts of vandalism per Penal Code section 594(a) as felonies. After the preliminary hearing, the counts were all reduced to misdemeanors.

Our client was adamant that he was not the person who committed the vandalism and we were able to recover text message communications between the victims and our client, cell phone GPS location data from a cell extraction analysis, and we subpoenaed cell site records that demonstrated that the “alleged victims” may have been involved in the criminal acts.

We presented the prosecution with text messages that showed that the alleged victims had been harassing our client. We also presented the prosecution with copies of restraining orders the victims had taken out against each other and a copy of other exculpatory information.

After reviewing the documentation, the prosecution had doubt that our client was the person committing the acts and they dismissed all counts against our client in the interests of justice.

This is a great victory for our client!

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