Successful Preliminary Hearing Results in the Dismissal of a Felony Count!

Recently, at the Norwalk Courthouse in Los Angeles County, attorney Steve Escovar successfully defended our client at his preliminary hearing. Our client was being charged with violating Penal Code section 422, (“Criminal Threats”), a felony; Penal Code section 594(a), (“Vandalism over $400 Damage), a felony; and Penal Code section 664/459, (“Attempted Second Degree Burglary of a Vehicle”), a felony.

Based on his diligent investigation prior to the preliminary hearing and his experienced cross-examination of the complaining witness, Mr. Escovar was able to reveal that the prosecution failed to establish the requirement elements to hold our client to answer to the criminal threats felony charge. Thus, the court dismissed this offense and instead held the defendant to answer to Penal Code section 417, (“Unlawful Exhibition of a Weapon”), a misdemeanor.

Our office looks forward to zealously advocating for our client at further court hearings on this matter and the success at the preliminary hearing will place our client in a better position to achieve a great result!


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