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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







          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.

          Child Abuse, Drug Charges

          Outcome: Dismissed

          Client was accused of felony child abuse by the child’s mother during an ongoing custody dispute. Upon review of the body worn cameras it was apparent that the arrest for resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance was unlawful. Our client maintained his innocence and we rejected the prosecution’s offer – setting the case for trial and filing a motion to obtain the personnel record for the arresting officers and a motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence. Ultimately, all charges were dismissed without a trial.

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