Homicide PC 187
People . Jon Doe Fresno Superior Court
In this matter, my client was charged with five separate cases all involving one victim and all for a violation of a restraining order. I first met my client at court when he stopped me, and asked for advise. He had grown frustrated at the Public Defenders office, I assured him that they are good attorney's but that they are just busy. I offered him some advice, told him to be patient and in the end the truth will always come out.
Several months later he called my office wanting to hire me because his public defender changed once again. The cases were many years old, and to be honest, it was a complicated family situation that these charges stemmed from. It took a great deal amount of effort and patience to dig through my clients paper work, however, after many hours on the matter I realized that District Attorney had issues with proof. In this case as with many, simply telling the district attorney that they have a "bad" case is not sufficient, again like all of my cases, careful thought and hard work was needed. Specifically, I wrote a detailed memo with numerous attached exhibits that clearly set forth our position. As a result of this work, the district attorney dismissed all cases.
Again, our office's ability to spend time with each case made this result possible. It took many hours to dig through my clients files and many more hours to write a detailed and persuasive memo that ultimately lead to these charges being dismissed.