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Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah
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Niranjan Thiagarajah’s Legal Cases

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  • People v. DG (DUI)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 04, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jury Trial -- Partial Acquittal
    Description:
    2nd DUI. Client pulled over for lane straddling. Performed poorly on FSTs and blew .12/.13. Argued rising blood alcohol defense at trial, but jury didn't believe Client's testimony. Count 1 -- convicted; count 2 -- dismissed (after hang).
  • People v. AJK (Assault)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 13, 2011
    Outcome:
    Reduced to misdemeanor disturbing the peace with community service & no jail time
    Description:
    Client was charged with assault with a deadly weapon in the Beverly Hills courthouse. Client was accused of striking the victim on the back of the head with a bottle of Jack Daniels outside of a nightclub. Victim's head was bleeding from the assault. In addition to the victim's statement, an independent witness saw the attack and gave a report to the police. The client admitted to the police that he struck the victim. The client was not a citizen and faced immigration consequences with the wrong deal.
  • People v. J.B. (DUI)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    All charges except DUI dismissed
    Description:
    Client was accused of driving drunk with her child in the car. When she got out of the car, she struck her husband in front of witnesses. She was arrested in Pasadena with her 2nd DUI as well as child endangerment and domestic violence charges. Client was not a citizen and faced severe immigration penalties with the wrong deal. Through extensive negotiations, all charges except the DUI were dismissed and client was sentenced to private jail.
  • People v. D.K. (Sex Crimes) (Jury Trial)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on All Charges
    Description:
    The Defendant was accused of groping a teenager at a store in Disneyland. The teenager's friend witnessed the incident. Both young women reported the incident to Disney security. The Defendant was charged with Annoying/Molesting a Child (Penal Code section 647.6) and Sexual Battery (Penal Code section 243.4). If convicted of either charge, the Defendant would be forced to register as a sex offender for life pursuant to Penal Code section 290. During negotiations with the prosecutors, Fred Thiagarajah managed to get the offer reduced to simple battery with no registration as a sex offender required; however, the Client had always maintained his innocence and insisted on trial. The jury trial lasted four days and both teenagers testified against the Defendant. However, Fred Thiagarajah was able to convince the jury that the contact was accidental and the Defendant had no sexual intent at the time. The jury came back in one hour and Defendant was acquitted of all charges.
  • People v. K.G. (Domestic Violence)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Outcome:
    Convinced DA not to file charges
    Description:
    Client was accused of assaulting her husband. The police were called and client was arrested for domestic violence.
  • People v. H.V. (Domestic Violence)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Outcome:
    Convinced DA not to file charges
    Description:
    Client was accused of assaulting his fiancee and arrested for felony domestic violence. Client already had a prior conviction for domestic violence against his ex-wife.
  • People v. J.S. ( 2nd DUI)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Outcome:
    Client given house arrest
    Description:
    Client was charged with his second DUI while still on probation for his first DUI. Client was also charged with driving on a suspended license. The DA's office wanted 75 days jail but initially refused to allow house arrest. After extensive negotiations, Fred Thiagarajah convinced the DA's office to allow house arrest on the 75 days jail.
  • People v. R.B. (Trespassing)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    Convinced DA not to file charges
    Description:
    Client was caught trespassing on school property for a second time after having been previously been warned not to trespass.
  • People v. V.L. (Motion to Terminate Probation)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Outcome:
    Convinced DA & Judge to allow early termination of probation
    Description:
    Client had previously been convicted of theft and was given 18 months probation. However, Client wanted to terminate probation early because of immigration issues. Fred Thiagarajah filed a motion to terminate probation after only 8 months -- less than half of Client's original sentence. The prosecutor initially opposed the motion. However, after extensive discussions with the judge and the prosecutor, Fred Thiagarajah convinced them both to allow an early termination of probation if Client could pay more fines and do some Caltrans labor.
  • People v. N.S. (Shoplifting)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of the charge
    Description:
    Client was accused of shoplifting and was not a US citizen. Although the evidence was strong, client could not afford to plead guilty because of immigration consequences. After extensive negotiations with the DA's office, Fred Thiagarajah was able to get the case dismissed without client pleading guilty to any charge.