People v. Allen
Mr. Allen was accused of assault and battery on his girlfriend. He was facing 140 years in prison. KJS & Associates took the case to trial and the jury acquitted Mr. Allen of all counts. He walked out of jail a free man.
People v. Thomas
In November of 2008, one of our clients hit and killed a motorcyclist while driving with a blood alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit. KJS & Associates was able to successfully negotiate a plea deal whereby our client avoided going to prison and agreed to serve a total of only eight months in county jail. She is scheduled to be released and rejoin her family in February of 2010.
People v. Hart
Ms. Hart came to Keith J. Staten & Associates after she and two other people were arrested for robbing and assaulting a man. KJS & Associates got the case dismissed after the victim admitted he had lied to police because he was mad.
People v. Sanchez
KJS & Associates attorney Alan Donato took on this trial, in which Mr. Sanchez was charged with DUI with a refusal to submit to a chemical test. A sample of Mr. Sanchez's blood tested at a BAC of .09; a retest of the sample came back with a BAC of .07. Mr. Donato was successful in trial with an acquittal of all charges. If convicted, Mr. Sanchez would have suffered a year-long license suspension.
People v. Montgomery
By timely filing a suppression motion, KJS & Associates recently got charges of misdemeanor narcotics possession dismissed outright. Although initially cited and prosecuted for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, our client walked away without any punishments or blemishes left on her record.
People v. Jett
Mr. Jett came to KJS & Associates after getting arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in his vehicle. The District Attorney wanted Mr. Jett to serve 60 days in jail and give up his weapon. Tina Poley argued the case at trial, and the jury acquitted Mr. Jett of all charges.
People v. Clarke
Mr. Clarke was charged with a 3rd offense DUI and KJS & Associates successfully argued that Mr. Clarke was actually the passenger in the car. The District Attorney dismissed the case against Mr. Clarke.
DMV v. Mendez
Keith J Staten & Associates won a DMV hearing on a DUI case by presenting a defense that our client, although over the legal limit when tested by the police, was not over the limit at the time of driving (a “rising BAC defense”). The hearing officer was persuaded by the argument and reinstated Mr. Mendez’s license without penalty.
DMV v. Gregory
KJS & Associates recently won a DMV hearing in a misdemeanor DUI case. Mr. Staten skillfully cross examined the officer under oath and forced her to admit that she falsely reported her observations in her police report. The DMV reinstated our client’s license without penalty.
Xoquic v. DMV
Mr. Xoquic came to KJS & Associates after the DMV suspended his driver’s license for a DMV he suffered 10 years prior. KJS & Associates successfully argued that DMV waited too long to suspend Mr. Xoquic's license. DMV had to give Mr. Xoquic his license back with no more penalties.
Knight v. DMV
The DMV suspended Mr. Knight’s commercial driver’s license for a DUI he received in another state 11 years prior. Mr. Staten successfully argued that DMV waited too long before taking action. Mr. Knight's license was reinstated in full.