Recent Results and Updates
September 27, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court, Long Beach
Client who was wrongfully convicted of theft has plea withdrawn and her case dismissed after successful filing of a motion to dismiss.
September 21, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court, Airport Courthouse
Client charged with felony grand theft has charges reduced for a misdemeanor with no jail time.
August 10, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Central Criminal Courts Building
Client charged with grand theft auto has charges dismissed after exculpatory evidence is presented to investigators and cooperating with the District Attorney’s Office.
July 7, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client charged with felony stalking and facing up to 8 years in prison receives a misdemeanor charge with probation and no jail time. All felony charges are dismissed.
June 29, 2018 – Los Angeles Superior Court – Pasadena
Client charged with theft has charges reduced to an infraction with a $75 fine
June 8, 2018 – Los Angeles Superior Court – Pasadena
Client charged with a DUI and refusal enhancement has those charges dismissed in exchange for a “wet reckless”.
May 25, 2018 – Torrance Courthouse
Client falsely accused by neighbor of making terrorist threats has charges dismissed by District Attorney. In a subsequent civil restraining order filed by the disgruntled neighbor skillful cross examination undermined the neighbor’s credibility and the request for a restraining order was denied.
May 4, 2018 – Los Angeles Superior Court – Long Beach
Trucking corporation and two truck drivers facing more than $20,000 in fines have cases dismissed after Pat Carey filed a successful motion to supress the traffic stop. The court agreed with the defense motion that the conduct of the police officer was unconstitutional and granted our motion to dismiss.
April, 2018 – Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Had the pleasure to connect with my old boss and former District Attorney Steve Cooley. It is hard to believe it has been 12 years since he first hired me to work for the District Attorney’s Office.
April 24, 2018 – Los Angeles Superior Court – Van Nuys
Client facing third-strike life charges had bail set with public defender at $2 million. Pat Carey substituted in as attorney of record and filed a motion to reduce bail per In re Humphrey and bail was reduced to $100,000. Client is now home with his family while we fight the charges.
April 13, 2018 – Riverside Superior Court
Client facing felony domestic violence and criminal threat charges is released on his own recognizance at arraignment therefore not having to pay $100,000 bail. This was due to Mr. Carey’s timely filing of a motion regarding the new California Appellate Court case In re Humphrey. The court was educated on the law and the client was released without having to pay a penny.
March 22, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Criminal Courts Building
Client was arrested and charged with two strike offenses and two strike priors, making his maximum sentence life in prison. After an initial offer of 18 years in prison, problems with the credibility of the “victim” in the case, as well as exposed corruption by Los Angeles Police Department leads to a time-served sentence and Client was ordered released from custody.
March 18, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client charged with DUI and excessive blood alcohol enhancement with a BAC of 0.16% receives a dismissal of DUI charges and enhancement in exchange for a plea to a “wet reckless”. Client will not be ordered by the court to have a license suspension and will not have to install an ignition interlock device in his car.
March 16, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
TRIAL ACQUITTAL: Client charged with criminal violation of civil harassment restraining order receives a not guilty verdict and case is dismissed.
March 5, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client arrested for domestic violence charges and complaining witness also filed a civil restraining order violation. The civil restraining order was dismissed after hearing when the complaining witness’s credibility was impeached with text messages. Those messages and other information were forwarded to the investigating officer on the criminal case. After reviewing all information, the District Attorney did not file charges and the case was dismissed.
March 2, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client has criminal record cleared after 25 years.
March 1, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client facing 1 year in jail and lifetime sex offender registration receives plea deal for a reduced charge, no jail time, and no sex offender registration.
February 15, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client charged with a hit and run and DUI with excessive BAC. Has hit and run charges dismissed and settles for mandatory minimum sentence on a first time DUI.
November 28, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Downey Courthouse
Client arrested and charged with two domestic violence felonies has charges dismissed before arraignment.
November 7, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client charged with second time DUI has prior conviction stricken and accepts plea to mandatory minimum first-time DUI penalties.
October 26, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Metro Courthouse
Client charged with third-time DUI has charges and priors dismissed in exchange for a plea to a “wet reckless” with zero jail time (mandatory minimum on third-time DUI is 120 days)
October 18, 2017, Torrance Courthouse
Client charged domestic violence and vandalism against a girlfriend has case completely dismissed.
October 13, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Van Nuys Courthouse
Client on probation for five misdemeanors cases is granted “military diversion” based on his service in the Navy. The prosecution had offered 90 days in county jail, and upon granting of the motion will have his case dismissed without performing any obligations.
October 4, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client facing driving on a suspended license for DUI as well as two probation violations receives no jail time despite mandatory minimum of 10 days required by statute.
August 24, 2017, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
District Attorney’s Office rejects charges against our client arrested for felony domestic violence.
August 18, 2017, United States District Court – Central District
Motion for Summary Judgment filed to have Federal Lawsuit dismissed against our client.
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August 15, 2017, Torrance Courthouse
Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence has case dismissed on day of jury trial.
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August 14, 2017, Torrance Courthouse
Misdemeanor charges dismissed for two more clients charged with misdemeanor criminal violations of Hermosa Beach’s Short-Term Vacation Rental ban.
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July 24, 2017, Torrance Courthouse
Client charged with misdemeanor criminal violation of Hermosa Beach’s Short-Term Vacation Rental ban. Case dismissed before jury trial was set to begin.
May 31, 2017, Torrance Courthouse
Client was charged with his TENTH DUI, but third within that 10 years. After pre-arraignment plan is executed, client receives only 30 days in jail from the court despite the prosecutor’s offer of 240 days in jail.
May 22, 2017, Torrance Courthouse
Client was charged with violation of a restraining order based on a false report. Less than a week after charges were filed and after presenting a defense to the prosecution, the case was outright dismissed in court.
May 4, 2017, Torrance Courthouse
Client arrested for DUI for the second time in last 6 years, but based upon a suppression issue we had his DMV case dismissed and his court case settled for a “wet reckless”. No license suspension, and no ignition interlock device.
April 20, 2017, Manhattan Beach City Hall
Less than six months after a felony arrest, charges were informally settled and dismissed.
March 9, 2017, Department of Motor Vehicles, El Segundo
Client was arrested for DUI with a 0.10% BAC. At the DMV Hearing, Pat successfully argued that client was unlawfully stopped by the police and the suspension against the client’s driving privilege was set aside.
February 23, 2017, United States District Court – Central District
Successful defeat of class action certification.
February 2, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court, Long Beach Courthouse
Felony charges DISMISSED!
January 13, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court, Torrance Courthouse
Client looking at 9 years in prison for felony child abuse charges is acquitted by a jury verdict. Not guilty on both charged counts and client is released and protective order removed. $110,000 bail returned to client.
November 29, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client is arraigned on felony charges and DA asks for $330,000 in bail. 10% premium to a bond agent would have cost our client $33,000. Pat Carey convinces the court to set bail at $150,000 (premium of only $15,000) saving client $18,000 in bond fees.
November 28, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client looking at life in prison is offered 27 years to plead guilty prior trial. We took the case to trial and after three weeks our client was found NOT GUILTY.
November 2, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client being investigated for rape is cleared of all charges after concentrated cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office.
October 28, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client charged with DUI with blood alcohol over .20% has case dismissed upon our successful motion for an illegal traffic stop.
September 6, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client charged with third-time DUI sentenced to NO jail time despite the 120-day minimum sentence requirement.
August 19, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client facing thousands in fines for an illegal Airbnb rental has his case dismissed.
August 4, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client arrested for Felony Assault with Deadly Weapon (Knife) receives a misdemeanor with no jail time.
July 28, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Battery on a police officer charges dismissed after meeting with supervisors at Torrance District Attorney’s Office
July 15, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
DUI charges reduced to “Wet Reckless” with BAC of .11%
July 14, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Felony drug trafficking charges dismissed in exchange for completion of AA meetings by Client.
June 6, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Inglewood Courthouse
Client receives minimum DUI sentence for case with .20 BAC and a traffic collision involving three cars.
May 27, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
District Attorney’s Office declines to file charges after our client’s arrest: Click Here for Media Coverage
May 25, 2016, Orange County Superior Court – Harbor Justice Center
Client received no jail time despite having 4 probation violations and picking up a new case.
May 17, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
Client had property seized by the police unlawfully and they kept it for over two years. Pat Carey filed a demand/motion/order to return property. After a hearing against the Attorney General, the court ruled in our favor and returned the property to our client.
May 12, 2016, Orange County Superior Court – West Justice Center
Client was stopped for DUI and blew a 0.18% BAC. He inquired for advice on how to plead guilty given his high BAC. Client eventually retained us and we filed a motion to suppress evidence such that his traffic stop was unlawful. The court GRANTED our motion and the case was completely DISMISSED.
May 1, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Long Beach Courthouse
Client was facing a 17 year prison sentence for a new drug case and probation violation. His offer was 10 years in state prison when Pat Carey was retained. Two criminal lawyers were previously on the case and did not create any positive movement on the case. Pat Carey filed a motion to suppress the evidence seized in the case as well as a motion to suppress the Defendant’s statements that were taken in violation of his Miranda rights. The filing of this motion led the DA to reconsider their case, and led to a negotiated settlement of only 2 years in state prison. Client saved from almost an extra decade behind bars.
April 21, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
DUI Case Reduced to a “Wet Reckless”; Client receives minimum sentence and will not have to have the ignition interlock device installed in car.
March 16, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Client was arrested for felony criminal threats. We had him bailed out of custody within 2 hours and set a meeting with the District Attorney. The case was eventually rejected for felony filing and referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney for misdemeanor filing consideration. After meeting with the City Attorney, we convinced the prosecutor to reject all charges for filing. Client’s bail was exonerated and he returned to work.
March 9, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client was facing 5 years of state prison that was suspended (“joint suspension”) on a felony case. He was facing four different probation violations. Pat Carey met with the District Attorney as well as the Judge assigned to the case and client was eventually ordered to stay out of trouble and was allowed to remain on probation.
February 3, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
Client facing a minimum of 120 days in county jail on a third-time DUI gets sentenced to NO jail time. Pat Carey filed a motion for client to receive jail credits for her stay at a rehab facility. Client received the minimum fines and alcohol program required by law and never served one night in custody.
January 25, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse
Two defendants were charged with felony marijuana sales. Pat Carey represented both of them and set the case for preliminary hearing. After the hearing, the court granted Mr. Carey’s motion to have the sales allegation dropped. The charges became infractions and were completely dismissed 3 months later. Client’s received all of their cash back that was seized by law enforcement during their arrest.
December 17, 2015, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse
Client was in the middle of a three year probation sentence for a vehicular manslaughter. Pat Carey filed a motion to terminate probation early and have the case dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4. After a contentious hearing, the court granted the motion. The client is no longer on probation and his case was dismissed.