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Zachary James Mccready
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Zachary Mccready’s Legal Cases

16 total


  • People v. Jesus L.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    Acquittal on 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence) charge
    Description:
    Charged with 273.5(a) PC (domestic violence). Was ACQUITTED of the 273.5 charge. The acquittal prevented him from having to serve prison time.
  • People v. Enrique S.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    Acquittal on 2 of 3 counts
    Description:
    Client was facing 3 years in prison if convicted on all three counts of resisting arrest. After jury trial, client was acquitted on 2 of 3 counts and was given a very light sentence (no prison time).
  • People v. Eduardo B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Outcome:
    Complete dismissal; DMV set aside license suspension
    Description:
    .15 BAC; DUI Checkpoint; La Habra Police Dept.; Complete dismissal before trial by filing successful motion to suppress evidence under 1538.5 of the Penal Code
  • People v. Dylan Y.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Outcome:
    Complete dismissal before trial
    Description:
    Theft of lost property under 485 PC; Complete dismissal before trial.
  • In the Matter of Z.A.

    Practice Area:
    Juvenile
    Date:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Outcome:
    Felony reduced to misdemeanor, 90 days dropped to time served (27 days)
    Description:
    Juvenile client was facing a year in custody and a felony conviction. The pre-trial offer from the DA was 90 days in custody. The case was set for trial. After negotiations, the judge reduced the felony to a misdemeanor and released the juvenile from custody after taking the plea.
  • People v. Joseph P.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Complete dismissal
    Description:
    Client had to get a dismissal or an acquittal to save his career. Probation was not an acceptable outcome. Due to great negotiation skills, all charges were dropped and client did not have to plead guilty, pay a fine, or do any jail, probation, deferred entry of judgment, community service, or house arrest.
  • DMV v. Lana A.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Suspension set aside; right to drive protected
    Description:
    (not available)
  • People v. S.O.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 26, 2013
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed before trial!
    Description:
    The prosecutor offered my client 15 days in jail in a case that could have been filed as a misdemeanor or a felony. The client insisted that if I would take the time to go look at the place where he was arrested, I would see that the arresting officer had lied in the arrest report. I took the time to do that and I made the decision to file a motion to suppress evidence (1538.5 motion) and also to invoke my client's right to a speedy trial. The judge ended up dismissing the case before trial when the prosecutor had to announce on the first day of trial that he was not ready to proceed. Case dismissed. Bail returned to client.
  • People vs. H.S.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Outcome:
    Plea bargain deal that included no jail time (possession of drugs for sale charge)
    Description:
    Possession of drugs for sale. The prosecutor offered 16 months in prison. I talked to Judge Schwartz and got the client a sentence that included no jail or prison time. Not one day. The client didn't need to pay me for trial representation because no trial was needed. The client was very happy about this. The judge will also allow her to get her probation terminated as soon as she completes the community service and pays some fines. That will allow her to get back on her feet quickly and get this case expunged from her record.
  • People v. C.I.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Outcome:
    Felony charges dropped. No jail time in plea bargain.
    Description:
    Charges were possession of controlled substance with intent to sell and transportation of controlled substance with intent to sell.