Felony Penal Code section 211 “Robbery” Charges Completely Dismissed Prior to the Preliminary Hearing!

When our client first hired our office he had been arrested and charged with violating Penal Code section 211, “Robbery.” It was alleged that our client and a co-defendant went to a 7-11 liquor store and pushed the cashier in the course of forcibly demanding money from the cash register.

From the start of our representation our client maintained his innocence and was adamant that he was not involved in the robbery in any way. Upon review of the prosecution’s discovery, it appeared from “still shot” images taken from the 7-11 store surveillance cameras that our client did not match the suspects captured in the photos.

Upon further investigation into our client’s alibi, we were able to obtain “Ring” camera footage that showed that minutes prior to when the robbery incident was occurring our client had just arrived to his friend's house with fast food. We were also able to obtain text message communications between our client and his friend stating that our client was going over to his friend’s house and was bringing fast food. We also obtained “Ring” camera footage of our client leaving his friend’s house over an hour after the alleged robbery had occurred. We presented this information to the prosecution with photo exhibits to detail that our client would have been unable to be at the location of the robbery at the time of the incident.

After presenting this information to the prosecution, the prosecutor moved to dismiss all charges against our client! Our client can now seek to obtain a factual finding of innocence pursuant to Penal Code section 851.8!

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