People v. B.R.
Brian R was on trial for Child Battery causing serious bodily injury. He
had a strike under the three strikes law and was facing over 12 years
in prison. The case involved accusations by his teenage son and his ex
wife arising out of a bitter custody fight. The jury concluded that the
charges against Brian were fabricated and the jury returned verdicts of
not guilty on all charges. Paul Grech personally thanked the jurors for
their good work and Brian was returned home to his family.
People v. J.H.
The defendant was charged with felony 1st degree burglary, assault and
felony evading along with multiple "strike" allegations. He
was facing 83 years to life. Following a six-day jury trial, the jury
acquitted the defendant of all felony charges, convicted him of one misdemeanor
and he was released immediately!
People v. G.G.
The defendant was charged with aggravated child molestation and faced life
in prison. Because of the aggressive and diligent work of our office,
the District Attorney dismissed all charges on the day of trial.
People v. B.B.
The defendant was a juvenile charged as an adult with attempted murder,
shooting at an occupied vehicle and other violent offenses. For nearly
a year the defendant sat in juvenile hall awaiting trial. Following jury
trial, the defendant was acquitted of all charges and went home to his family.
People v. J.U.
The defendant was charged with attempted murder and gang allegations and
was facing a life sentence. Mid-way through trial, the prosecution agreed
to dismiss the attempted murder charges in exchange for a lesser sentence.
The defendant is now home with his family.
People v. Z.S.
The defendant was charged with capital murder and gang allegations. After
months of litigation , the jury spared the defendant's life rejecting
the prosecution's plea for a death sentence.
People v. J.R.
The defendant was charged with attempted murder and gang allegations. The
defendant had been accused of belonging to a notorious gang in the Moreno
Valley area and with the attempted killing of rivals. Following jury trial,
the defendant was acquitted of attempted murder and eventually sentenced
People v. S.F.
The defendant was charged with attempted murder and mayhem following a
brawl at a local bar. Following jury trial, the defendant was acquitted
of all of the most serious charges and was granted probation.
People v. R.P.
The defendant was
charged under the "three-strikes" law with sales of cocaine
and was sentenced to twenty-five years to life. However, the defendant
had been subject to gross prosecutorial misconduct, which his previous
lawyer had left unaddressed. Following a successful appeal brought because
of a motion to dismiss, the Court of Appeal remanded the case back for
re-sentencing. After a lengthy evidentiary hearing, the trial court reversed
the defendant's life sentence and agreed that the District Attorney
committed misconduct. The defendant will now have a second-chance outside prison.
People v. Joey P.
The accused was charged with three counts of attempted murder, special
allegations involving use of a firearm and possession of a controlled
substance.He faced three 25 to life terms if convicted. The jury returned
not guilty verdicts on all attempt murder and firearm use charges. Joey was released at time
of sentencing on the remaining drug charge. He is now home with his family.