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Raffi Manuelian’s Legal Cases

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  • People v. Gerardo Cazarez and Manuel Moreno - Assault With a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty On All Counts For Both Clients - $4.5 Million Federal Civil Rights Verdict
    Description:
    Both clients falsely charged with Assault With a Deadly Weapon Upon a Peace Officer, Battery, Obstruction of Justice and other charges when the Bell Gardens Police Officer Michael Cox (gang unit officer) punched Mr. Cazares in the chest without provocation. Mr. Cazares was a saleman who was having a Halloween Party when the police arrived to shut it down. Mr. Cazares assisted other officers in disbursing his guests , when a frustrated Officer Cox punched Mr. Cazares in the chest. Manuel Moreno was home with his wife drinking tea, eating a cookie and watching television when he heard yelling coming from outside his house. When his father-in-law, Manuel Moreno, came out of his home, he saw his son-in-law, Gerardo being kicked and punched by several other officers. When he tried to tell the officers to stop beating him and attempted to aid Gerardo, they held him and shot him with a bean bag shot gun from a close distance and whipped him with their batons while all theif family members watched - women and children. Mr. Cazares was also shot with a pellat gun, at close range, then falsely arrested in order to cover up the officer's acts. After their acquital, Mr. Cazares and Mr. Moreno sued the Bell Gardens Police Department and won $4.5 million dollars.
  • People v. Deon Dirks - Assault on a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed After Criminal Trial- $7 Million Federal Civil Rights Verdict
    Description:
    Mr. Dirks was charged with Assaulting Law Enforcement and Resisting Arrest against 2 Los Angeles Sheriff's. Deon was a school bus driver who was pulled over for a traffic violation. When Mr. Dirks asked why he was pulled over, the 2 Sheriff's lost their temper and beat Deon who they profiled and thought was as a gang-member. The Dirks case was covered on Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, LA Times and other national media outlets.
  • People v. Eric Hoxey and Shatwan Smith - Possession of a Controlled Substance For Sale

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 03, 2011
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed Before Jury Verdict - $650,000 Settlement
    Description:
    Erick Hoxey and his girlfriend Shatwan Smith were profile as drug dealers and were viciously beaten by the Los Angeles Sherrif's Department Deputies. All charges of Assault on a Peace Officer and related charges were dropped before the jury deliberated. Both clients were facing many years of prison based on the lies and fabrication of evidence by Sherrif Orozco and his then partner Deputy Giles.
  • People v. Crystal Lozano - Murder in the 1st Degree

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Ms. Lozano was charged with murdering her husband. The theory of the prosecutions case was Ms. Lozano murdered her husband for his insurance policy. She was charged with 1st degree murder and faces the possibility of th death penalty if convicted. Charges were dismissed prior to the preliminary hearing. Ms. Lozano returned to her children and her life.
  • People v. Najee Hasan - Domestic Violence

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on All Counts
    Description:
    Mr. Hasan was accused of beating his girlfriend at a concert the attended. She contended he slammed his car door against her leg out of anger during a fight.
  • People v. Saul Jinez - Assault With Deadly Weapon, Terrorist Threats

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on All Counts
    Description:
    Mr. Jinez was charged with Assaulting his girlfriend with a deadly weapon, facing many years in prison and deportation. During the trial, the girlfriend reluctantly admitted on cross examination she thought about calling the police on prior occasion and falsely accusing Mr. Jinez of rape.
  • In Re H.P. and A.P. - Robbery, Kidnapping, Assault

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty All Counts
    Description:
    Both juveniles were charged with Robbery, Kidnapping and Assault. The defense was that this was mistaken identity. After an intense investigation, alibi witnesses were found and testified during the "adjudication hearing" (juvenile trial) that both clients were somewhere else at the time of the incident. The victims also admitted they were not certain of identification during cross examination.