Prosecutorial Formal Diversion and DEJ Granted on a Driving on a Suspended License and Possessing a Controlled Substance Case! Case Completely Dismissed After Defendant Completed Conditions!

Recently, in Los Angeles County at the East Los Angeles Courthouse our client’s family hired our office after he was arrested and charged with four misdemeanor counts: (1) Vehicle Code section 14601.2(a), “Driving on a Suspended License”; (2) Vehicle Code section 12500(a), “Driving Without a License”; (3) Health and Safety Code section 11364, “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia”; and (4) Health and Safety Code section 11377, “Possession of a Controlled Substance.” Our client’s family hired us the same day that he was in court for his first appearance, in custody, on his case. We were able to make it to court in time for his hearing and we were able to negotiate to a fantastic disposition that would result in a complete dismissal of the charges.

After reviewing the discovery for the case, and meeting with our client in-custody, it was clear that our client had in fact committed the offenses and he did not dispute the factual allegations. Our client was not a United States citizen and obtaining an immigration safe disposition was the priority for our client, especially given that he was being charged with controlled substances offenses – which cause mandatory and permanent federal immigration consequences.

After strenuous negotiation with the prosecution, we were able to negotiate to prosecutorial formal diversion on Count 1, the violation of Vehicle Code section 14601.2, and we were able to negotiate to pre-trial diversion (“DEJ”) on Count 4, the Health and Safety Code section 11377 offense. For Count 1, after our client completed 15 days of community labor, the charge would be completely dismissed. For Count 2, after our client successfully completed 45 Narcotic’s Anonymous Meetings, the drug possession charge would be completely dismissed – with no plea ever having been entered for the offense.

After successfully completing the diversion requirements and providing proof of completion to the court, the case was COMPLETELY dismissed!

This is an AMAZING result for our client, that resulted in a complete dismissal!

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