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    Know and Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Defense Matter




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      Know and Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Defense Matter







          4 Felony Counts of Fraud: Misrepresentation, Perjury Welfare

          Outcome: Case Dismissed

          This client was accused by the state welfare department of 4 felony counts of fraud including misrepresentation and perjury, which would have potentially resulted in severe immigration consequences including deportation. The Nieves Law Firm was able to negotiate a disposition where the client attend a theft-class, the criminal case was dismissed, and client’s immigration status was protected.

          Insurance Fraud

          Outcome: Dismissal of Charges

          Client was accused of car insurance fraud with multiple counts of insurance fraud. The Nieves Law Firm maintained that what the insurance company perceived as deception was actually a mistake, and the case was ultimately resolved with a deferred entry of judgment and the dismissal of the insurance fraud charges.

          Sexual Assault

          Outcome: Dismissed

          Client, a juvenile, was accused of sexual assault by another minor. The client and client’s family were distraught at the seriousness of these charges and how a conviction would affect the client’s future. We defended client against a Restraining Order by the parents of the alleged “victim”, which was ultimately dismissed. Thus, our client’s reputation was saved, the client’s future was unobstructed, and no expulsion from school took place.  Criminal charges were not filed and matter was certified as detention only.

          Hit and Run DUI

          Outcome: Pled to non-DUI Misdemeanor

          Client was accused of a hit and run as well as a DUI after being involved in an accident and a chemical test showing her to have a .14 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). The Nieves Law Firm negotiated a misdemeanor non-DUI charge on behalf of our client, resulting in no license suspension, no DUI school, and no other DUI terms and conditions.

          Contempt of a Court Order

          Outcome: Case Dismissed

          A contempt action was filed against a client for allegedly failing to pay child support as agreed to during the dissolution of their marriage. The Nieves Law Firm filed a demurrer, which was sustained, and the case was dismissed after hearing on the demurrer.

          Petition to Seal

          Outcome: Petition to Seal Granted

          Client hired The Nieves Law Firm for a petition to seal a previous domestic violence restraining order in Contra Costa, California. The Nieves Law Firm was able to successfully argue that the petition to seal was necessary. The judge agreed and the petition to seal was granted.

          Motion to Vacate – PC 236.14 (Human Trafficking)

          Outcome: Motion to Vacate Granted

          Client hired The Nieves Law Firm for a petition to vacate a prior conviction in Contra Costa County under PC 236.14. The Nieves Law Firm filed a petition to vacate the conviction based on the fact that the client was a victim of human trafficking at the time she committed the crime. The judge agreed with the argument made by The Nieves Law Firm and the granted the motion to vacate the prior conviction.

          Motion to Vacate – PC 236.14 (Human Trafficking)

          Outcome: Motion to Vacate Granted

          Client hired The Nieves Law Firm for assistance vacating a non-violent prior conviction in Santa Clara County. The Nieves Law Firm filed a petition to vacate the conviction under Penal Code PC 236.14. The judge and the previous conviction was vacated from the client’s criminal record.

          Motion to Vacate – PC 236.14 (Human Trafficking)

          Outcome: Motion to Vacate Granted

          Client hired The Nieves Law Firm for a petition to vacate 3 prior convictions in Alameda County under Penal Code 236.14, which allows individuals to vacate convictions that occurred while they were a victim of human trafficking. The judge agreed with the argument made by The Nieves Law Firm and the motion was granted, vacating the previous convictions from the client’s criminal record.

          Resisting Arrest

          Outcome: Charge Pled Down to an Infraction

          Client was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest during a traffic stop. The Nieves Law Firm argued against that accusation and the court reduced the criminal charge to an infraction. The client walked away with a small fine and no criminal consequences.

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