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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Health and Safety Code § 11352(a) “Transportation with Intent to Sell” Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to Immigration Neutral Plea!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Health and Safety Code § 11352(a) “Transportation with Intent to Sell” Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to Immigration Neutral Plea!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Inglewood Courthouse our office successfully litigated a Penal Code § 1473.7 motion arguing that our client failed to meaningfully understand the immigration ...

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  • Wrong Person – Identity Issue! Client in Immigration Detention. Incorrect Conviction Attributed to His Criminal Record! Motion to Verify Identity and Correct Record Granted!
    Wrong Person – Identity Issue! Client in Immigration Detention. Incorrect Conviction Attributed to His Criminal Record! Motion to Verify Identity and Correct Record Granted!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Torrance Courthouse our office successfully litigated a motion to verify identity and correct the record. We had previously successfully litigated a motion to ...

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  • Multiple Instances of Probation Violations on a Penal Code section 647(b) Offense Resolved for No Jail Time – Court Originally Indicated 1 Year Sentence for Violations!
    Multiple Instances of Probation Violations on a Penal Code section 647(b) Offense Resolved for No Jail Time – Court Originally Indicated 1 Year Sentence for Violations!

    While being represented by other counsel, our client pled nolo contendere in 2011 to a violation of Penal Code section 647(b), “Solicitation for Prostitution.” Our client was placed on deferred entry ...

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  • Contested Restitution Hearing Requesting Over $5,000 Results in Restitution Hearing Taken Off Calendar and No Victim Restitution Ordered for Hit and Run Case
    Contested Restitution Hearing Requesting Over $5,000 Results in Restitution Hearing Taken Off Calendar and No Victim Restitution Ordered for Hit and Run Case

    Our client was originally charged with a violation of Vehicle Code section 20002(a), “Hit and Run Driving Resulting in Property Damage.” After diligently investigating the charges, we were able to ...

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  • Two Penal Code section 1473.7 Motions Granted on Same Day for Two Different Defendants
    Two Penal Code section 1473.7 Motions Granted on Same Day for Two Different Defendants

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Courthouse, attorney Steve Escovar successfully litigated two Penal Code § 1473.7 motions on behalf of two different clients. First ...

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  • Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 245(a)(1) “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to Penal Code § 236 “False Imprisonment” – Immigration Neutral Offense!
    Post-Conviction Relief! Penal Code § 245(a)(1) “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” Offense Vacated Per Penal Code § 1473.7 Motion and Charge Renegotiated to Penal Code § 236 “False Imprisonment” – Immigration Neutral Offense!

    Recently, in Los Angeles County at the East Los Angeles Courthouse our office successfully litigated a Penal Code § 1473.7 motion arguing that our client failed to meaningfully understand the ...

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