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Randy Collins’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • People v. Gonzalez

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    After trial the case was dismissed.
    Description:
    Murder (PC 187)
  • People v. Abubo

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    270 days at the Orange County Jail: Electronic confinement, for 120 days balance stayed, multiple offender program, and transferred to Hawaii.
    Description:
    DUI (VC 23152(a) (b)) with 3 priors
  • People v. Arbogast

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Defendant entered a guilty plea. Received sentence 12 years in state prison stayed placed on probation and order to complete San Francisco Delancy Street Program.
    Description:
    Health and Safety Code 11366.8; 11379; 11378; 11550(a); 11370.02; (3): PC 667.5(b) (3 xs): defendant charged with the transportation and possession for sale of methamphetamine in a vehicle with a hidden compartment while being under the influence of a drug. The defendant was charged with three prior prison terms and three prior drug convictions. The prosecutor filed two and no probation allegations.
  • People v. Baker

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    3 years state prison stayed: credit 72 days, served: complete 90 day live-in drug program and an 18 month outpatient after care program.
    Description:
    PC 459-4606 Burglary, Petty theft with a prior (PC 666 484(a) 488 + other cases)
  • People v. Fulton

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    No jail: Proposition 36 and Dismissal. Defendant subsequently charged in case #'s 07CF4061, 08NF4005, and 08HM02877.
    Description:
    Possession of a hypodermic needle and less than one ounce of marijuana (Business and Professions code 4140; Health and Safety Code 11357(b)
  • People v. Henderson

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Defendant to serve 1yr. in the county jail stayed upon condition; attend a 6 month live-in program and a 6 month outpatient program. (All sentence for all other cases are to run concurrent with this DUI case.) The defendant may serve sentence in Hawaii.
    Description:
    defendant charged with driving under the influence (CVC 23152(a) (b)) and Driving on a suspended license alcohol related (3 separate cases) and with having (2) prior convictions for DUI within the past 10 years [mandatory jail time of 120 days is required for a 3rd DUI and there is also mandatory time provided for driving an automobile on a suspended license].
  • People v. Serrano

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Defendant admitted the possession of methamphetamine and possession for sale of marijuana, 280 days at the Orange County Jail: 280 days credit time served.
    Description:
    Possession for sale of marijuana (Health and Safety Code 11359); Possession of methamphetamine; Possession of a firearm (PC 12020(a)); Possession of drug paraphernalia (Health and Safety Code 11364)
  • People Vs. Gibson

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    9 to 3 verdict in favor of client
    Description:
    North Justice Center Case No.: 12nm00610 The defendant, a senior at USC majoring in Psychology, was accused of driving while under the influence of Marijuana in violation of VC 23152 (a) on December 16, 2011. According to court documents, she had approximately 8 NG/ML of active THC in her blood at the time of her arrest. The prosecution argued that she failed her field sobriety tests and was impaired at the time of driving while her criminal defense attorneys argued that the Marijuana in her system did not impair her ability to make safe driving maneuvers. Her defense attorney, Randy Collins, submitted evidence that demonstrated his client could operate a motor vehicle with the same caution characteristic of a sober person, according to court documents. Attorney Collins challenged the subjective nature of the field sobriety tests, which he alleges are based primarily on a police officer’s observations. Additionally, attorney Collins presented evidence that 8NG/ML of THC in the blood stream does not establish impairment.
  • People Vs. Gibson

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    9 to 3 verdict in favor of client
    Description:
    The defendant, a senior at USC majoring in Psychology, was accused of driving while under the influence of Marijuana in violation of VC 23152 (a) on December 16, 2011. According to court documents, she had approximately 8 NG/ML of active THC in her blood at the time of her arrest. The prosecution argued that she failed her field sobriety tests and was impaired at the time of driving while her criminal defense attorneys argued that the Marijuana in her system did not impair her ability to make safe driving maneuvers. Her defense attorney, Randy Collins, submitted evidence that demonstrated his client could operate a motor vehicle with the same caution characteristic of a sober person, according to court documents. Attorney Collins challenged the subjective nature of the field sobriety tests, which he alleges are based primarily on a police officer’s observations. Additionally, attorney Collins presented evidence that 8NG/ML of THC in the blood stream does not establish impairment.
  • People Vs. Gracias

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict for possession for sale of herion and possession for sale of methamphetamines
    Description:
    Case #12HF3594 | West Justice Center Mr. Gracia had been an auto body mechanic for several years before his arrest. He had developed a stable and productive life for himself in Lake Forest, California, and everything was going great until he received some unfortunate news. His landlord’s property had been foreclosed upon, and Gracia was given three days to leave his home or he would be removed. Gracia spoke with a customer at the auto body shop who graciously offered Gracia a place to stay for $700 a month. Mr. Gracia took a tour of the apartment and was amazed by the opportunity that had been given to him, until he was informed of his extra duties. A condition required of him to live in his new apartment would be that his new friend, the auto body shop customer, was going to be dealing drugs out of the apartment and Gracia would have to “look the other way”. Mr. Gracia reluctantly agreed, assuming that he would soon have another opportunity to obtain his own place and that his new living conditions were temporary. After living in the apartment for one week, police came, knocked down the front door, knocked down Gracia’s bedroom door, came into his room where he was in bed with his girlfriend, and placed him under arrest. Arresting officers seized $20,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamines, $7,500 in the area where the drugs were located, $1,000 in Mr. Gracia’s pants pocket, lines of methamphetamine in the bathroom, and multiple paraphernalia items. Upon being arrested for allegedly violating California health and safety codes 11351 and 11378, Mr. Gracia gave a confession to police officers that he was there to watch the drugs in exchange for reduced rent. Randy Collins, law firm partner at MacGregor & Collins, LLP, was not sure whether or not he was going to be able to obtain a not guilty verdict for Mr. Gracia, but he knew that he had to try. “When Mr. Gracia contacted me for legal representation, it was a challenge to stay optimistic. Not only had a tremendous amount of evidence been acquired by arresting officers to help them convict him, but Mr. Gracia had also confessed to the crimes. After speaking with Mr. Gracia at length and learning everything about his case, life, wants, and needs, I knew that he was not a bad guy. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time and needed someone to somehow convince a jury that what seemed to be an open and shut case was actually a very complex situation that could not be judged at face value. “I was able to convince the jury that Mr. Gracia’s statements were not his own. That he was coerced and was acting out of fear that the police would arrest his girlfriend unless he told them that he was there to watch the drugs. As a result, the jury found Mr. Gracia not guilty of possessing heroin for the purpose of selling it and not guilty of possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of selling it. Needless to say, it was a result that we are very happy with,” said Attorney Collins.