Defense Saves Client from 11.5 Years in State Prison

People v. MA (2013, Ventura):

Attorney Raza Lawrence assisted by Allison Margolin persuaded a Ventura judge to strike an assault with a deadly weapon charge that occurred less than 5 years after the defendant was convicted on  two charges of heroin possession and one of heroin transportation. The client faced 12 years in state prison; the DA offered  7 years. After a strong defense by Raza and Allison, he received only 270 days total at half time (135 days). The attorneys mounted a Romero hearing that included testimony from the probation officer from San Diego County who supervised the client’s assault with a deadly weapon probation.

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