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Hooman Kazemi

Hooman Kazemi’s Legal Cases

123 total


  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    DUI dismissed, Plea to Driving w/o a License
    Description:
    Client was charged with a DUI with an enhancement for refusing to take a chemical (breath or blood) test and driving without a valid license. Client was observed with poor driving and an unknown driver flagged down the police to alert them to a possible DUI driver. Police observe swerving from lane to lane and pull client over. He wisely refused all Field Sobriety Tests, the Preliminary Alcohol Screening test, and to answer most of their questions. Client did admit to consuming 7 beers that day. Pushed case to trial and the prosecution folded on the day of trial, offering a plea to the driving without a license charge for probation, 6 days beach clean up, and 26 AA's. The DUI was dismissed, saving client thousands of dollars in increased insurance premiums and fines as well as keeping his record clear of any DUI's.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    Shoplifting Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client puts on pair of shoes and walks out of a major Department Store, caught on video. Defense motion to dismiss granted at pre-trial stage.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with driving without a valid license as a misdemeanor. Negotiated with prosecutor to secure dismissal in the interests of justice.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Outcome:
    Drug and Deadly Weapons Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client is selected for a random vehicle search as he enters LAX. Two baggies of marijuana totalling less than one ounce are found in the passenger compartment and a sword is found in the trunk. Client is arrested and items seized. Charged with violation of PC12020(a)(1) - Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and HS 11357(b) - Possession of Less than 28.5 grams of Marijuana. Presented valid Medical Marijuana License and got marijuana charge dismissed. Convinced prosecutor that sword was decorative and did not fall within the definition of a prohibited weapon according to the law. All counts were dismissed and the judge signed an order for return of client's property.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Dismissal Upon Completion of 26 NA classes
    Description:
    Client, 19 year old college student on a road trip from out of state on Spring Break, drives to LAX to pick up a friend flying in. His vehicle is selected for a random search as he enters LAX. A box is found in the car containing numerous hallucinogenic mushrooms ("magic mushrooms"). Client admits they are his and that he brought them from his out of state college to consume in Los Angeles while on Spring Break. Client was charged with one count of violating HS 11377(a) - Drug Possession. A conviction would have rendered him ineligible for any federal financial aid, including federal loans. Negotiated a dismissal upon proof of completion of 26 free narcotics anonymous classes.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Domestic Violence
    Date:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Verdict on All Charges at Jury Trial
    Description:
    Client charged with one count of Domestic Violence with Traumatic Injury (PC273.5) and one count of Domestic Battery (PC243(e)(1)). Complaining witness and client dated for over a year, living together for six months. During the relationship, complaining witness displayed volatile, violent, and destructive behavior toward client. Client tried to break up with complaining witness, but she would keep showing up unannounced and constantly harassed client with calls and texts. Complaining witness alleged that client pushed her to ground causing injuries to her wrists and legs and that he threw her to the ground and kicked her when she was on the ground on a separate occassion. The prosecution introduced photographic evidence of prior acts of domestic violence and called witness to whom complaining witness had mentioned client's past violent conduct toward her. An expert witness was also called to present her expert opinion regarding Battered Women's Syndrome. After approximately one hour of deliberation, jury returned with a unanimous verdict of NOT GUILTY on all counts.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Domestic Violence
    Date:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury 10-2 for Acquittal. Case dismissed
    Description:
    Client accused of Domestic Violence with traumatic injury (PC273.5). Complaining Witness alleged client and her got in an argument while driving home from dinner and drinks and client started hitting her in the face, causing swelling to the forehead area. Complaining witness did not show for trial but prosecutor proceeded with trial. Presented evidence from the officer who interviewed complaining and witness and took pictures of her. Pictures and 911 recording were introduced. Defense presented alibi witness establishing that client was with alibi witness on the night of incident and dropped him off at his home. Jury deliberated less than 2 hours before coming back deadlocked 10-2 for acquittal. Mistrial declared and defense motion to dismiss granted.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed by Civil Compromise
    Description:
    Client threw rock at his girlfriend's windshield, causing it to crack. Charged with one count of PC594(a), Vandalism, which carries a California Driver License suspension of up to 2 years. Successfully contacted the now-ex-girlfriend and obtained declaration that she had been fully compensated for the damages and wanted the case dismissed. Judge dismissed case pursuant to Penal Code 1377/1378.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Outcome:
    Battery/False Imprisonment Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was returning on a chartered bus from the 2008 Playboy Mansion Halloween Party. All parties are heavily intoxicated and a fight breaks out as client and others are exiting bus. Client charged with Battery (PC242) and False Imprisonment (PC236). Negotiated plea to Drunk in Public (PC647(f)) for 3 years summary/unsupervised probation and completion of 26 Alcoholics Anonymous classes. Initial offer was plea to Battery for jail plus completion of Level 3 Anger Management counseling. Additionally, client was a registered firearm owner and a Battery conviction would have prohibited him from owning a firearm for a period of 10 years.
  • People v. Anonymous Defendant

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 18, 2009
    Outcome:
    DUI Set for Trial, Plea Deal to Speed Exhibition
    Description:
    Client charged with DUI (VC23152(a) and VC23152(b)) and Driving without a Valid License (VC12500). Client was found sitting in his car in an intersection with the car stalled out, with numerous empty cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the car. Client blew .23/.23 at the station after arrested, no Field Sobriety Tests were conducted for his safety/inability to complete. Client admitted to having "too much to drink". Set case for trial with a "no driving" defense since no witnesses observed driving and client asserted he began drinking after car broke down. Case settled for a Speed Exhibition (VC23109(c)) with does not count as a DUI for insurance or DMV purposes and cannot be used as a prior conviction if client gets another DUI.