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Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah
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Niranjan Thiagarajah’s Legal Cases

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  • People v. S.K. (Domestic Violence)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of All Charges
    Description:
    Charges -- Domestic violence (Penal Code section 273.5(a)), child endangerment (Penal Code section 273a(a)) and false imprisonment (Penal Code section 237) Facts -- During a verbal argument with his wife, client was accused grabbing his wife and pulling her into the bedroom, locking the door and then throwing his 8-month old baby on the bed before pushing his wife in the chest. When his wife attempted to pick the baby, client pushed his wife again so hard that she landed on the bed on top of the baby. Client then allegedly grabbed his wife again and slapped her several times. The wife had bruising to her arms consistent with being grabbed and the baby had a bruise to her lower back. Wife told police client has abused her in the past. Client denied these allegations. Initial Offer – District Attorney initially wanted Client to plead guilty to all charges with 4 years probation, 45 days jail, 52-week domestic violence class and 52-week parenting class. Final Result – Dismissal of all charges through a “DA continuance”. Our attorneys had to appear in court 13 times before we finally got the case dismissed.
  • People v. S.G. (Motion to Seal Arrest Records)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    Motion Granted
    Description:
    Client, a physician, had thrown a lit cigarette out the window of his car and the police cited him for a misdemeanor instead of an infraction. Although Client eventually pled guilty to an infraction instead of a misdemeanor, his rap sheet still showed a misdemeanor arrest. Fred Thiagarajah successfully prepared and argued a motion to seal arrest records. The DA had filed a written response and had argued against the motion, but the judge agreed with Mr. Thiagarajah's position.
  • People v R.R. (DUI)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Outcome:
    Wet & Reckless
    Description:
    Charges – Vehicle Code section 23152 (DUI) Location – Antelope Valley Justice Center, Los Angeles County Facts – D’s blood alcohol level was .11 at the scene Initial Offer – DUI Final Result – Wet & reckless
  • People v. J.M. (Shoplifting)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with petty theft for shoplifting from a store. Client was a permanent resident who could not afford any immigration consequences. Although it was very difficult, our office managed to reach a civil compromise with the store itself by working with their in-house counsel. Case completely dismissed.
  • People v. R.R. (Assault & Battery)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Charges Not Filed
    Description:
    Client's co-worker falsely accused the client of an assault and battery at work and Client was then cited by the police for those crimes. Client hired Fred Thiagarajah early in the case. After Fred spoke to the DA's office, the prosecutor chose not to file charges in this case.
  • People v. K.S.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Outcome:
    Motion to Seal Arrest Records Granted
    Description:
    Client was arrested for prostitution in 2010 but was never charged with a crime. However, Client is a Canadian citizen and is now being prevented from entering the US because of her arrest only. Client retained our office to have her arrest records sealed. The City Attorney sent us a copy of the police report and indicated they would strongly object to our motion because according to the police report, the evidence was very strong against the Client. Furthermore, at our first court appearance on the matter, the assigned judge told us that he almost never grants these motions. Nevertheless, we proceeded on the matter and convinced the judge, over the prosecutor’s objection, to grant the motion to seal arrest records.
  • People v. D.C. (Speed Contest)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with a speed contest in violation of Vehicle Code section 23109(a). Client was caught racing against a Porsche and the Irvine Police Department impounded his car for 30 days. Also, Client is a permanent resident who didn't want to plead guilty to anything because of possible immigration issues. First, Fred Thiagarajah requested an impound hearing at the Irvine Police Department and convinced them to release the vehicle immediately. Second, Fred Thiagarajah negotiated a deal with the DA's office that involved a complete dismissal of the case without Client pleading guilty to anything. SEE COMMENT BY CLIENT ON REVIEWS -- "Great lawyer for my 23109(a) speed contest case"
  • People v. D.C. (Reckless Driving)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with reckless driving in violation of Vehicle Code section 23109(a) Client was accused of driving recklessly in Irvine. Client is a college student who claimed the police made a mistake. Fred Thiagarajah negotiated a complete dismissal of the charges without Client pleading guilty to anything.
  • People v. C.D. (DUI)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Outcome:
    Convinced DA not to file charges
    Description:
    Client was pulled over speeding and arrested for a a violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(a) and 23152(b), which is a DUI. Her breathalyzer results were a .08, .07. Fred Thiagarajah spoke with the DA's office before the arraignment and convinced them not to file charges.
  • People v. Y.Y. (Petty Theft)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    Reduction to an infraction
    Description:
    Client shoplifted over $400 worth of items from Sears and admitted to the conduct. However, client was not a citizen and a guilty plea to misdemeanor theft would lead to immigration consequences. Through extensive negotiations with the DA's office, Fred Thiagarajah negotiated a reduction of the charges to Penal code section 490.1, an infraction.