Contested Probation Violation Hearing on a Penal Code section 245(a)(1) Charge Results in Client being Kept Out of State Prison!

Recently in Los Angeles County at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Courthouse our client hired our office to represent him at his probation violation hearing. Our client was originally charged with violating Penal Code section 245(a)(1) in 2013 and was placed on five years of formal probation with six years of state prison, execution of sentence suspended, on the condition that he complete 120 days of community labor.

During our client’s term of probation he had picked up a misdemeanor DUI offense (Vehicle Code section 23152(b)) in one case and picked up another case on a separate occasion for committing willful cruelty to a child (Penal Code section 273a(b)) and engaging in lewd act in public view (Penal Code section 647(a)). Our client was placed on a term of summary probation for both matters and ordered to complete domestic violence classes, alcohol education classes, and community labor.

Our client’s matter was recently put on calendar for a possible violation of probation for failing to complete the 120 days of community labor ordered in his original matter and for committing two misdemeanor offenses on separate occasions while on felony probation. Our client had six years in state prison suspended and faced execution of that sentence for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his probation.

At the hearing on this alleged violation, our office presented the court with all the conditions of probation he had completed for his subsequent cases and explained the circumstances for the violation.

After zealous advocacy, I was able to convince the court to order additional days of community labor in lieu of executing the suspended six-year sentence in state prison. This is a great result for our client!

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