“Babcock Persuades Pomona Prosecutor to Reduce Offer of 54 Months State Prison to Time Served and 20 Days Community Labor”
In People v. S.O., the defendant, who for the past 25 years had worked tirelessly as a plumber, was charged by prosecutors with felony grand theft of copper wire from the Los Angeles Sanitation District. Before Mr. Babcock was retained, prosecutors offered the client 54 months in state prison (because of his prior violent felony conviction stemming from 1994), and his maximimum exposure if he proceeded to trial and lost was ten years in state prison (due to client’s four prison prior convictions). Mr. Babcock, by brining to the prosecutor’s attention serious flaws in the case, persuaded the prosecutor to drop the felony grand theft charge and Babcock obtained a “time-served” sentence for the defendant with 20 days of community labor the day before trial was to begin. Furthermore, Mr. Babcock convicneced the Pomona prosecutor to strike the prior strike from 1994, an event which is considered by many to be about as rare as seeing pigs fly.
“Babcock Convinces City Prosecutor to Dismiss Excessively High Blood Alcohol Level Enhancement”
In People v. R.R., client was pulled over for DUI as he was pulling into the driveway at his private residence. Client admits that he was “hammered” and the police video of the incident showed that client miserably failed all field sobriety tests with flying colors. The blood test taken at the hospital did not help our case as it registered an “excessively high blood alcohol” content at .21. Before Mr. Babcock was retained, client’s only option was to take a 9 month alcohol program due to the high BAC. However, Mr. Babcock came on the case and convicnced the city attorney to dismiss the high BAC enhancement (greater than .15) which allowed the client to take a 3 month alcohol class, thereby saving hundreds of dollars and months of wasted time.
“Speeding Ticket and Driving Without Proof of Insurance Charges Dropped”
In People v. M.R., the defendant, who was pulled over for speeding more than 20 miles an hour over the speed limit, in addition to not having proof of insurance for the vehicle, was afraid that he was going to be hit with a ridiculous amount of fines, fees and penalty assemssments that traffic courts commonly dole out in Los Angeles County. By filing various motions and subpoenas for records, Mr. Babcock’s efforts resulted in a dismissal of the case thereby saving client about 1500 dollars in fines and fees.