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Christopher Carle Kingsley Parkhurst
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Christopher Parkhurst’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • People v. Dickson (Case # P06CRM1799-1)

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Dismissal after opening argument
    Description:
    Client suffered a motorcycle accident in El Dorado County and faced two counts of VC 23153 (DUI causing injury); District Attorney dismissed all charges after jury trial commenced.
  • People v. Pannu (2009)

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Oct 09, 2009
    Outcome:
    Acquitted of 3rd DUI after jury trial
    Description:
    Client faced a 3-count misdemeanor complaint; Toxicology report showed presence of two controlled substances and alcohol. Client faced a minimum of 120 days in jail if convicted of the DUI; he rejected the Court offer of 190 days before trial, despite potential jail exposure of two years on the charges. After a 3-day trial, the jury acquitted him of the VC 23152(a) DUI charge, meaning the client was able to keep his driver's license (instead of a three-year license revocation) and did not have to take an 18-month DUI school. The DUI acquittal also afforded the client the option of treatment in lieu of jail on two drug-related counts for which guilty verdicts were returned, saving court fines of approximately $2,500.
  • People v. Carter (Case # 08F08077)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of all charges
    Description:
    Client was charged with a strike felony PC 245(a)(1) (assault with a deadly weapon) and PC 243; The Sacramento County District Attorney offered a felony; The alleged victims' credibility was seriously undermined during a preliminary hearing, and The District Attorney dismissed all charges when the case was called to be assigned to a trial court, due to insufficiency of the evidence.
  • People v. Escamilla (2011)

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed by the prosecution after trial
    Description:
    This first-DUI Sacramento County misdemeanor had a probable cause of speeding and serpentine driving. PAS results were .102/.095; breath tests were .09/.09 Judge declared a mistrial after three days of testimony and two-plus days of jury deliberation; Jurors voted 7-5 for not guilty on the .08 DUI per se count.
  • People v. Mathiesen-Dunne (2011)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty of felony 273(a)(a) charge
    Description:
    Tuolumne County Superior Court case where a young mother was charged with intentionally injuring her premature newborn child shortly after her release from the neonatal intensive care. Renowned Stanford Pediatric Radiologist Patrick Barnes testified for the defense, and the jury acquitted both parents of the felony charge.
  • People vs. Kumar (2013)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty (four counts); one count dismissed by court on defense motion; and prosecution dismissed both remaining counts thereafter.
    Description:
    Client faced imprisonment, loss of career, and deportation in a seven-felony-count criminal domestic violence case in Yolo Count. After a five-day jury trial in Woodland, California, the accuser and defendant both testified at length. A favorable jury verdict came back just five hours after closing arguments: clean sweep for the defense. Client kept his professional job, and remains on the path toward citizenship.
  • People v. Bisi (2013)

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Reckless driving misdemeanor
    Description:
    San Joaquin County two-count DUI case, settled for a dry reckless driving charge at trial.
  • People v. M. Hernandez (2010)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissed by judge
    Description:
    Client charged with felony drug transportation on the Amtrak train in Placer County, along with a co-defendant conductor on the train; Case dismissed after preliminary hearing and a defense 995 motion
  • State of California v. Wilkinson (2014)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was facing charges of minor in possession of alcohol which carries with it a penalty of a one year driver's license suspension. The officers in this case made a bad stop in violation of my client's 4th Amendment rights.
  • People v. Dungey

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 08, 2014
    Outcome:
    DIsmissed
    Description:
    Butte County domestic battery misdemeanor. Case was dismissed after 11 months of pretrial negotiation.