NOTABLE CASES

  • Board of Equalizatio...

    BOE seized client’s safety deposit box to satisfy a lien. Third party claim filed. Court ruled in favor of third party and property was returned.

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  • U.S. v. Guadiano (ND...

    Mail fraud involving loss to bank of $220,000. Government agreed to diversion for one year and then case was dismissed.

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  • U.S. v. Wills (EDCA)...

    Transportation of 60 lbs of marijuana over two and a half year period from California to Wisconsin. Guideline range was 24-30 months. Court gave 10 months.

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  • People v. Rapaport (...

    Traffic stop in Trinity in which police found 14lbs of marijuana. Subsequent search of client’s house resulted in seizure of 29 lbs. of marijuana and guns. Motion to suppress granted. Court found that officer did not have probable cause to s…

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  • People v. Uwakah (Al...

    Nursing student charged with vehicular manslaugher following traffic accident in which her backseat driver was killed.  Charges were dismissed.

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  • U.S. v. Hudson (EDCA...

    Two large mj grows in Eastern District of California as well as shipping of marijuana to midwest.  Over $400,000 seized that was in the immediate vicinity of the grow, however defense counsel was able to obtain $26,000.00 of seized money and so…

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  • People v. Rolland Ke...

    Case in Ukiah involving large grow of marijuana plants. Court granted Franks hearing and ruled that affiant did lie to magistrate regarding title to house.  Motion granted and all evidence seized suppressed (marijuana and many guns)….

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  • U.S. v. Marcus Shaw ...

    Extortion case involving well known basketball coach.  Loss was limited to $200,000.00.  Government agreed to 27 months although court wanted to increase the sentence.  Client had extensive criminal record.

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  • U.S. v. Kevin Derric...

    Mortgage and bank fraud involving loss of $3,438,000.00 million.  Govt wanted 51 months and defense argued for 10 months followed by lengthy home detention.  Judge Alsup gave:20 months with home detention for 16 months.

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  • U.S. v. Hudson (NDCA...

    Distribution of cocaine (total of 213 grams)

    Binding sentence of 30 days;  Guideline range was for 30 months which probation recommended.  Court did not want to give 30 days but finally agreed to it.

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  • U.S. v. Cerna (NDCA,...

    Randy Sue Pollock secured the only acquittal out of the seven men charged with drug and weapons trafficking, racketeering, conspiracy, firearms convictions and murder. The five-month, 150-witness trial ended with

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  • U.S. v. Carrington (...

    Randy Sue Pollock garnered another victory when four counts of wire fraud and several counts of tax evasion were dismissed against her client, Brice Carrington, who was charged with defrauding investors of nearly $4 million.

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