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Joseph Briscoe Dane
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Joseph Dane’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • People v. R.D.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Deferred entry of judgment
    Description:
    Client - a minor - was charged with first degree residential burglary, possession of stolen property and forgery. Probation department recommended against deferred entry of judgment. Result - client allowed to participate in deferred entry of judgment (diversion) program which will result in complete dismissal of all charges.
  • People v. C.S.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    Client arrested for domestic violence. Police didn't document injuries on defendant. I took my client to the police station and demanded they document the bruises the arresting officer neglected to. Result: all charges dismissed by the D.A.
  • People v. H.S.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with commercial burglary and petty theft for using a device to remove anti-theft sensors from clothing during a shoplifting. Negotiations with the District Attorney ended with all charges being dismissed completely from defendant's record.
  • People vs. A.D.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism. After presenting information to the District Attorney that the police overlooked in their investigation and pointing out the Miranda violations, all charges were dismissed against my client.
  • People v. R.A.

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed
    Description:
    My client was with assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. The DA initially offered 2 years in state prison and plead guilty a strike. After assisting my client and his family to arrange bail, we got to work. Through our background investigation and negotiations with the DA, all charges were eventually dismissed with absolutely no conviction on my client's record.
  • People v. H.M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    My client was charged with possession for sales of marijuana. A thorough review of the police reports and dispatch information uncovered a Fourth Amendment problem - the search of my client's car and possessions was illegal. The result? All charges dismissed without a conviction of any sort.
  • People v. L.T.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Outcome:
    Charges dismissed
    Description:
    My client was accused of petty theft by switching price tags on clothing at an upscale retail store. The security (loss prevention) officer made observations by peering into the dressing room - something that is actually illegal conduct under the California Penal Code. When the DA was shown that their only witness to any alleged theft would be admitting a crime and would require a grant of immunity to testify, they dismissed all charges against my client.
  • People v. R.R.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 05, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty after Jury Trial
    Description:
    My client originally faced two counts of felony 245 - one for assault with a deadly weapon and one for assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. We turned down a plea deal for a felony before preliminary hearing and another deal for a misdemeanor the day of trial. After jury trial, he was acquitted of all charges and is a free man without any criminal record whatsoever.
  • People v. FN

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdicts
    Description:
    My client was charged with premeditated attempted murder following an altercation. The prosecution called an eyewitness who claimed that my client grabbed the "victim" in a choke hold and stabbed him 10 times in the back. My client was found NOT GUILTY based on self-defense.
  • People v. RG

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 08, 2010
    Outcome:
    Rehab
    Description:
    My client was charged with sales of methamphetamine to an informant working for the police. He had two prior convictions for sales of methamphetamine and faced in excess of 12 years in state prison. After pretrial motions and just before jury selection, the DA offered six months in rehab. The previous offers had been several years in state prison.