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Torrance: P/V Highschool, 18 year old arrested for Rape. $100.000.00 Bail.
Result: GDS Defense investigation Resulting in case rejected by D.A.'s office
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis -
Orange County Superior Court, Harbor Justice Center: Client charged with felony possession of concentrated cannabis.
Result: Case dismissed upon Client's submission of a DNA sample and a $100.00
charitable donation. Case Number: 14HF1368.
Felony Vandalism -
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch: Client charged with felony vandalism, with gang allegation and prior strike
Result: settlement of case, strike stricken, priors stricken, probation and 2
days of jail. March, 2013 Case No. SA082763
Child Molestation -
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Norwalk Branch: Client charged with 8 counts of child molestation, carrying a mandatory
sentence of 15 years to life in prison
Result: Probation and 1 year in county jail January, 2014 Case No. VA130466
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Charges: rape; rape in concert; sexual assault
Result: Not guilty on all counts after jury trial 2001
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Downtown Charges: Driving under the influence; sales of Ecstasy pills at a party
Result: DUI dismissed; Sales charge dismissed; Deferred entry of judgment to
possession. No probation and no jail time.
Forced Rape, Sodomy & Forced Oral Copulation -
Time served & probation
Compton: Multiple Counts of Forced Rape, Sodomy, Forced Oral Copulation. Max exposure
= indeterminate 50 years to life term.
Result: Time served & probation. Case No.TA096200
Distribution of Drugs -
United States District Court, Los Angeles: Client charged with distribution of crack cocaine and conspiracy to distribute
cocaine, in an ATF gang taskforce prosecution. Client was facing a mandatory
minimum of 20 years in prison.
Result: Jury Trial: client acquitted of all charges. June, 2013: United States
v. James Madison, et al, CR 12-873.
Murder Charges -
Motion to Suppress
Los Angeles Count Superior Court, Compton Branch: Client charged with two counts of murder, with special circumstances.
Client facing death penalty of life in prison without parole
Outcome: Defense motion to suppress interrogation granted based upon violation
Miranda rights. Murder charges dismissed by Court. Client placed on probation for
burglary, with credit for time served. April, 2009 Case No. TA933382
Murder & Robbery -
Dismissed Death Penalty
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch: Client charged with murder, robbery, and attempted robbery. District Attorney
seeking death penalty.
Result: After 4-month jury trial, hung jury as to penalty. District Attorney decides
it has no chance to get death, and dismisses death penalty allegation.
May, 2007 A925100
Distribution of Prescription Medicine -
United States District Court, Los Angeles: Client charged with distribution of prescription medicine without a license
and with misbranding prescription medicine
Result: 7 counts plea bargained down to one misdemeanor charge. Client placed
on probation with no jail time. February, 2014 CR 13-249
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Charges: 2 counts of murder; 2 counts of attempted murder. Client facing death
penalty if convicted.
Result: Jury trial – acquittal of all charges, convicted of a lesser offense
of assault with a firearm. 1999
Attempted Murder -
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch Charges: Client charged with attempted murder and discharge of a firearm during
crime of violence. Case carried mandatory sentence of 25 years to life
Result: After investigation and pretrial motions, government offered plea bargain
of accessory after the fact and 2 years in prison. 2012.
Stock Fraud -
United States District Court, Los Angeles: Client charged with "pump and dump" stock fraud and investor
fraud scheme. Allegations in the indictment expose client to 40 years
in prison and fines of millions of dollars. Government seeks detention
of client pending trial.
Result: Defendant released on signature bond over strenuous objection of government.
Plea agreement for one count of filing a false financial statement. Sentencing
pending, but client facing short term of imprisonment or probation. 2013-2014
Receiving Stolen Property & Drug Sale -
No Jail Time
Downtown LA CCB:
Client charged with Receiving Stolen Property (2 flat screens) and Sale
of Methamphetamine (1/4 Ounce). He had a prior "Strike" in which
he used a firearm, 4 prison priors and was a registered sex offender.
Client sentenced to 3 years Probation and a live in drug program.
No jail time
. (11/4/13, Case No. BA411273)
Assault / Discharge of Firearm / Gross Negligence -
No Jail Time
LAX COURT: Client charged with Assault with a Firearm, personal use of a handgun and
Discharge of a Firearm with Gross Negligence. The case involved a heated
argument between business partners behind their business on Westwood Blvd.
Client eventually shot one round toward his partner with a 9mm semi-automatic
firearm. His exposure was 14 years 8 months as filed.
Result: After extensive investigation and negotiation, the case was resolved with
no jail time
, 3 years Probation, and 100 hours of community work service on May 29,
2012. (Case No. SA079985)
Kidnapping to Commit Rape, Robbery & Oral Copulation -
Compton: 16 year old Client charged as an adult with Kidnapping to Commit Rape,
Robbery, and Forced Oral Copulation. Three men followed a couple home
from a Chase ATM, robbed them at gun point, and then abducted the female
victim. They drove her back to the Chase Bank while raping her and continuously
sexually assaulting her. Our Client's exposure was in excess of 2
life terms. Settlement discussions with the District Attorney proved fruitless
with an offer of 25 to life. The case was tried.
Result: Not Guilty/Acquitted by the jury of all counts and allegations in Department
South Central Q on November 4, 2011 (Case No. TA113109).
Possession for Sale -
Long Beach Possession for Sale 800 lbs. Marijuana and Firearm = Probation + 60 days
Felony DUI -
Misdemeanor & Probation
Lancaster: Felony DUI with serious bodily injury. Max exposure = 7 years.
Result: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving ("dry") Probation $145.00 fine
and DUI terms. (Case No.MA047497)
Possession of Firearm -
Long Beach: 1 Count of Possession of Firearm (45 Cal.) w/ Heroin.
Result: Case dismissed at Preliminary Hearing on 3/22/10. (Case No. NA084332)
Criminal Threat -
Long Beach: 1 Count of Witness Intimidation (136.1) & 1 Count Criminal Threat
(422) + Gang and Gun "Armed" Enhancement, 5 year prior and prior
"STRIKE." Max Exposure: 2 Life Terms +.
Result: 6 years, 4 months w/ 50% time credits on 4/26/10. (Case No. NA083764)
Felony Vehicular Manslaughter -
Inyo County: 2 Counts Felony Vehicular Manslaughter.
Result: Misdemeanor Probation (Case No. F10744663)
False Insurance Claim -
Santa Ana Court (Orange County): Client was charged with stealing her own car, driving it across the border
into Mexico, and then filing a false insurance claim with Mercury Insurance).
Result: Case Dismissed after litigation and investigation by GDS attorneys
Downtown L.A. CCB: Client charged with multiple counts of Robbery, Assault with a Firearm,
Criminal Threats and with a "Strike" Robbery prior exposing
him to more than 38 years & 4 months.
Result: After extensive investigation, motion work, cell tower defense generated
evidence, and video enhancement, done at the direction of, all charges
were dismissed in the interest of justice on September 6, 2011 in Department
127, (Case No. BA366923-06).
Robbery & Assualt -
Long Beach: Client charged with 2 Counts of Robbery and 2 Counts of Assault with a
Firearm exposing him to more than 20 years in prison at 85% time.
Result: After extensive investigation and motion work by Damone & Schroeder
the case was dismissed on the day set for Preliminary Hearing, 8/29/11
in Department 3, (Case No. NA088784).
Felony Strike Criminal Threat -
Downtown L.A. CCB: Felony Strike Criminal Threat, Client was waiving a gun around and threatening
neighbors on a street corner mid Wilshire, Bail $50,000
Result: 26 Anger Management classes, Case Reduced to a Misdemeanor & Dismissed
on 5/27/11 pursuant to Penal Code 1203.4 (Case No. BA370758-01)
Attempted Murder -
Downtown L.A. CCB: Felony Attempted Murder (664/187) and Use of a Firearm. Client Allegedly
shot his mother in law 3 times in the face with a .380. She suffered the
loss of her right eye, hearing in her left ear, and permanent disfigurement.
Result: Not Guilty/Acquitted by the jury all counts and allegations in Department
122 on June 8, 2011 (Case No. BA360548)
Felony Arrest -
Downtown L.A. CBB: Felony arrest for Aggravated Mayhem with Life exposure, Bail: 1 million
dollars. Defendant burned infant with a hot iron causing 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
Result: 5 years formal probation with 180 days in custody. Disposition date: 4/8/11
(Case No. BA380967)
Sexual Assault -
Torrance: Arrested for 288 Sexual Assault of Minor, $100.000.00 Bail
Result: D.A. Rejected after 4 month Defense investigation by GDS Attorneys.
DUI, Drug Possession and Hit & Run -
Three Years of Probation
Torrance: Felony DUI, Cocaine Possession and 7 Counts of Hit & Run. Three prior
DUI's Offer @ time, DAMONE, & SCHROEDER substituted in: 3 Years Prison.
Result: 30 days Cal Trans w/ 3 yrs probation. Case No. YA075018
Attempted Murder of Police Officer -
Long Beach: Attempted Murder of Police Officer (LAPD), with prior strike. Max: Life term
Long Beach: 1 Count of Murder (187) + Gang and Gun Use Enhancement, 1 Count Attempted
Murder + Gang and Gun Use Enhancement: Max Exposure: 2 Life Terms + 50
years to life.
Result: Case dismissed at Preliminary Hearing on 3/12/10. (Case No.NA082879-01)
Orange: Juvenile Client arrested and charged with driving under the influence
of E-tabs. Discovery and settlement discussions with the District Attorney
were aggressively pursued.
Result: Case Dismissed (Case #DL038220)
Newport Beach: Adult Male Client arrested and charged with DUI after parking his vehicle
and then walking into a liquor store wherein he purchased wine. The DUI
investigation and his refusal to give a breath or blood sample was videoed
by the police officers. The District Attorney after several settlement
discussion refused to reduce the charges. The case was tried by Attorney
Result: Mistrial declared by court after Jury returned hung 11-1 for Not Guilty.
Thereafter settlement discussion result in client being offered a Dry
Reckless. (Case #09H08340)
Misdemeanor Violation -
Long Beach: Female homeowner Client charged with misdemeanor violation of the Long
Beach Municipal Code for maintain an illegal addition to her home.
Result: Case Dismissed (Case # 1LG02724)
Arrested & Charged With Criminal Threats -
Torrance: Adult Male Client arrested and charged with a total of 16 separate counts
ranging from criminal threats (Penal Code Section § 422), Assault
(P.C. § 240), battery (P.C. § 242), as well as other charges
stemming from a heated argument on school property with another adult.
Result: All charges dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Sections § 1377 &
§ 1378. (Case No.: 3SY02127)
Domestic Violence -
Anaheim: 23 year old Client investigated for punching his girlfriend and the mother
of his child in the back of the head. The incident erupted during a heated
discussion while he was attempting to pick up his child and take him to
breakfast. Damone & Schroeder was retained pre-filing to confer with
Detectives while the investigation was pending.
Result: Case Rejected by Anaheim City Attorney (Report #11-161912)
Carrying a Concealed Weapon -
Huntington Park: Adult male client arrested for carrying a loaded firearm while mowing
the front lawn of his home. Police officers arrested and humiliated client
in front of his home. He was charged in the Los Angeles Superior Court,
Result: Case Dismissed (Case # 1DY04574)
Long Beach: Adult Client arrested and charged with DUI. The LBPD LAB alleged findings
of both alcohol and drugs in his blood after an almost head on collision
between client's vehicle and a LBPD cruiser. The settlement discussions
were fruitless as a result of the accident and the civil case filed by
client against the City of Long Beach for injuries he sustained in the
accident. The case was tried by Attorney Bryan Schroeder.
Result: All Charges Dismissed but for an Infraction for Driving with an Open Container.
(Case # 8LT00048)