Unemployment Insurance Code 2116(b): Disability Insurance Fraud, PC 487(a): Grand Theft, and PC 550(a)(1): Insurance Fraud – all Felonies

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. A.A.

Outcome: All 3 charges dropped. One count of PC 550(a)(6) added, to allow Client to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. 6 months probation, and 10 days community service. No jail time.

Case details: This Client was charged with 3 felonies for allegedly fraudulently receiving approximately $40,000 in disability and unemployment insurance benefits. We were able to dismiss the 3 original charges, and amend the Complaint to add a charge of PC 550(a)(6), which allows the charge to be reduced to a misdemeanor.


VC 20002(a): Misdemeanor Hit & Run

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. M.H.

Outcome: Complete dismissal of all charges (including suspended fine).

Case details: This case was completely dismissed early on in the proceedings, without even the necessity of paying the victim an extortionate amount for a civil compromise.


PC 653.22(a): Prostitution, PC 22615(b): Sale of a Stun Gun without a Serial Number

Orange County Superior Court: People v. A.M.

Outcome: Both charges dismissed.

Case details: My Client was found to be the victim in this unfortunate situation. Both charges were dismissed and the case was dropped.


Case 1: PC 273.5: Corporal Injury on a Cohabitant

Case 2: PC 422: Criminal Threats, PC 653m: Annoying Phone Calls (2 counts), PC 417: Brandishing a Weapon, Gun, or Firearm, PC 240: Assault, PC 602.5: Criminal Trespass, PC 273.6: Violating a Protective Order

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. K.C.

Outcome: Case 1 dismissed; Case 2: All charges dismissed except for one count of Annoying phone Calls and one count of Trespass. Client agreed to undergo mental health and anger management counseling. Summary probation, no jail time.

Case details: Client had an outstanding warrant from an old criminal complaint, and picked up a new case in the meantime, with seven counts. The old case was dismissed. In the new case, Client agreed to undergo mental health and anger management counseling, and was sentenced to informal probation – no jail time.


12 counts of PC 471.5: Altering a Medical Record with Fraudulent Intent

San Bernardino Superior Court: People v. X.X.

Outcome: Deferred Entry of Judgment leading to dismissal of entire case.

Case details: This client was a Registered Nurse, with 12 misdemeanor counts against her, threatening to jeopardize her career. We were able to arrange for the charges to be dismissed in full.


VC 23152(a) & 23152(b): Misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol & with a BAC of Greater than .08

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. J.V.

Outcome: Charges reduced to reckless driving – 3 years informal probation.

Case details: This client had an extensive criminal record (including a previous drunk driving conviction), and was accused of driving with a BAC of 0.14. We were able to reduce the charge to a wet reckless, with summary probation.


PC 148.9(a): Falsely Representing Self to a Police Officer

Orange County Superior Court: People v. L.M.

Outcome: Charge dismissed.

Case details: This Client was cited for jaywalking, and then allegedly provided false identifying information to the police officer. We were able to get the misdemeanor and the jaywalking infraction dismissed.


PC 484: Misdemeanor Petty Theft

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. D.F.

Outcome: Complete dismissal of all charges pending online shoplifting class completion

Case details: Client apprehended by security guard in the process of stealing merchandise. We arranged for the Client to take one online class, after which all charges were dismissed.


B&P 25662: Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. R.W.

Outcome: Case dismissed.

Case details: Client, a college student, was accused of drinking in a public location. Case dismissed.


H&S 11357: Possession of Marijuana

San Bernardino Superior Court: People v. N.T.

Outcome: Deferred entry of judgment leading to complete dismissal.


PC 646(b): Solicitation

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. F.Z.

Outcome: Conviction expunged; all charges dismissed.

Case details: Client was attempting to expunge a conviction for solicitation, despite not complying with the terms of his probation.

PC 647(f): Public Intoxication

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. Y.B.

Outcome: Motion to terminate probation Granted; conviction expunged; all charges dismissed.

Case details: Client was attempting to terminate his probation early and expunge his conviction for public intoxication.


H&S 11359: Felony Possession of Marijuana for sale

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. R.R.

Outcome: Charges reduced to PC 32: Misdemeanor Accessory after the Fact. Probation only.

Case details: This Client was charged with marijuana sales. He had large quantities of marijuana in his car, along with paraphernalia indicating sales. In addition, he was not a citizen and sought to avoid a drug related conviction. We were able to reduce the charges to PC 32, with no mention of any drug offense on his record. Client was able to maintain U.S. residency.


PC 246.3: Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm in a Grossly Negligent Manner; and LAMC 55.00: Discharge of a Firearm without a Permit

Los Angeles Superior Court: People v. J.J.

Outcome: 36 months summary probation; 20 days community service; no jail time.

Case details: This Client was charged with negligently discharging a firearm, and faced jail time as a repeat offender. We were able to negotiate a reduced charge with probation and community service only.


UCLA Student Success In Both Disciplinary Hearing And In Criminal Court

The Kosnett Law Firm recently represented a UCLA student at both his university hearing and in Criminal Court, and Attorney James Kosnett was successful in both. The student was involved in an alleged fight at a UCLA team game, and Mr. Kosnett first tried the case at a UCLA disciplinary hearing, and obtained dismissal of all University charges (the student was facing suspension!!).

Then, Mr. Kosnett proceeded to represent the student in Criminal Court, where he was charged with an assault and battery stemming from the same case. Kosnett obtained a dismissal of the misdemeanor charges on the day the jury trial was scheduled to begin. Our client got off scot-free from both the University hearing and Criminal charges. We couldn’t be happier for our client, and we are proud we could help him.

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