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Niranjan Thiagarajah’s Legal Cases

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  • People v. Richardson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 07, 2009
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Full Acquittal
    Description:
    Client was charged with felony assault with force likely to produce GBI, felony domestic violence and felony child endangerment. Client was accused of striking his girlfriend in the eye while driving his car. The girlfriend then climbed into the back seat next to their child, where the client allegedly struck her again repeatedly. Girlfriend's 911 call was played for the jury and police found the girlfriend with a black eye. Jury acquitted client of all charges.
  • People v. Song

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Outcome:
    Trial -- Full Acquittal
    Description:
    Client allegedly contacted her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend because she suspected that her boyfriend was cheating on her. Ex-girlfriend told Client not to contact her by phone & text. Despite being warned not to contact, Client allegedly sent a dozen text messages and made a dozen calls from a blocked number, all over the course of five days, before police told Client to stop. Client found Not Guilty after trial.
  • People v. BS

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Partial Acquittal
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with two counts of residential burglary where it was alleged that both victims were present and that defendant committed the crime for the benefit of the gang. Both victims picked the defendant out of a lineup and the defendant was convicted of the underlying burglaries. However, despite being a self-admitted gang member and despite his co-defendant being an associate of the gang, the jury hung on the gang enhancements. Defendant was facing a maximum of 21+ years before trial and after trial, his maximum was 8 years.
  • People v. A.M. (Assault) (Jury Trial)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Full Acquittal
    Description:
    Client was accused of assault & battery on a co-worker who claimed that client had threatened her & assaulted her. Co-worker had injuries to her arms. Jury returned a "not guilty" verdict in less than two hours after Mr. Thiagarajah cross-examined the complaining witness and showed how inconsistent her statements were.
  • People v. McDaniel

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Partial Acquittal
    Description:
    Client was accused of felony domestic violence against his wife. Client has two prior convictions for felony domestic violence against his wife and the prosecuted introduced evidence of client calling his wife from jail and telling her to lie on the stand. Wife had a broken nose after their fight and the prosecutor had a physician expert witness testify about the injuries. Although client was convicted of domestic violence, the jury hung on the great bodily injury enhancement and then the judge dismissed the enhancement, which saved the crime from becoming a strike.
  • People v. MD

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Full Acquittal
    Description:
    Client was accused of criminal threats against a retired police officer in a road rage incident. Two independent witnesses saw client get out of his car, take off his shirt and punch the window of the alleged victim, before the threat was allegedly made. Jury returned a Not Guilty verdict in about an hour after Mr. Thiagarajah showed that the complaining witness was not being truthful about what happened.
  • People v. Buehring

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Full Acquittal
    Description:
    Client was accused of indecent exposure. Two independent witnesses observed client exposing himself in a public parking lot. Jury returned a Not Guilty verdict after Mr. Thiagarajah showed the jury that the witnesses were innocently mistaken about what they saw.
  • People v. BD

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Conviction
    Description:
    Client was a young man accused of brandishing a fake gun in a road rage case. The fake gun was found in Client's bedroom hours after the victim called the police. Victim was an engineer who came across very well to the jury. Unfortunately, the jury believed the victim and convicted the Client.
  • People v. RA

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 02, 2005
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Conviction
    Description:
    Client was accused on his 2nd DUI. Police were called to a house on a domestic disturbance call. Client was outside the house in the car, drunk, in the driver's seat Client claimed that his friend was driving the car and when his friend went into the house, he then climbed into the driver's seat. Two independent witnesses saw the client drive the car to the house and client's friend couldn't be found for trial. Jury convicted client of the DUI.
  • People v. Luke

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Partial Acquittal
    Description:
    Client was accused of two counts of domestic violence against his wife -- one count of PC 273.5 (battery spouse with injury) and one count of PC 243(e)(1) (battery on spouse without injury). Jury found client not guilty of the more serious charge, but did find client guilty of less serious charge.