An experienced attorney you can trust.
Leslie Prince is a highly experienced and skilled attorney handling criminal defense at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Prince graduated from Hastings Law School in San Francisco in 1981. While in law school, Ms. Prince was a judical extern for the late Appellate Court Justice Sidney Feinberg, and a research attorney for the late Professor Leo Kanowitz. Ms. Prince was a sole practitioner in Alameda County for over 10 years before coming to Solano County in 1994 to become a partner in the Law Offices of Russo and Prince, where she is currently "of counsel".
Ms. Prince represents both adults and juveniles in all types of criminal matters, including but not limited to homicides, drug offenses, DUI's, assaults, domestic violence, theft crimes, fraud, sex crimes, and violations of probation. Ms. Prince has extensive trial experience, and keeps current on the law and changes to the law. Ms. Prince takes pride in pushing for the best possible outcomes for her clients - whether in a pre-trial settlement or by taking her client's case to trial. Ms. Prince is accessible and communicative, and takes the time to discuss each stage of the proceedings with her clients, so that they are informed participants in their own cases. She has obtained acquittals at trial in various types of cases, including sex cases, homicides, domestic violence cases, burglaries, gun possession and vandalism.
Ms. Prince also has extensive experience handling criminal appellate cases in both the state and federal courts. She has been a panel attorney for the First District Appellate Project ("FDAP"), the group that works with the California Court of Appeals in appointing and overseeing appellate counsel in direct appeals in indigent cases, since that group's inception in the mid-1980's. She has succeeded in overturning a number of convictions. In one case, Ms. Prince represented a defendant on appeal from his conviction of first degree murder, was able to have the conviction reversed, was appointed to represent the same defendant at a retrial, and obtained an acquittal on the first degree murder charge.
Ms. Prince also has extensive experience in other types of post-conviction relief, in addition to direct appeals. Ms. Prince handles petitions for habeas corpus relief, petitions for resentencing (including petitions pursuant to Penal Code section 1170.95, based on the recent changes to the felony-murder rule), and other post-conviction types of relief, in the California Court of Appeals, , the California Supreme Court, and the federal courts. This is a highly specialized area of law in which many criminal defense practitioners have little experience. Ms. Prince routinely handles complicated criminal appeals, at the state and federal levels, achieving favorable outcomes for many of her clients. Ms. Prince also handles expungements, sealing and dismissal of juvenile records, sealing of adult arrest records, petitions to terminate sex offender registration, and other post-conviction types of relief..
Ms. Prince authored a chapter of the book Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, which was published by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore in 2010. Ms. Prince wrote the chapter of the book entitled "Defending Drug Crimes", and also provided several sample briefs which are included as appendices in the book. These briefs were written in relation to actual drug cases she has handled in the trial courts in her many years of experience in the area of defending those accused of serious drug crimes. Ms. Prince has also taught continuing educational courses and seminars in the area of criminal appeals.
Visit Ms. Prince's website to review her many trial and appellate level victories!
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
•Expungement/Sealing of Records
•Homicide (murder, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter)
•Assault / Battery
•DUI / DWI
|Partner/Attorney||Law Offices Of Russo & Prince, LLP||1994 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Leslie Prince||1983 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Solano County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Solano County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Thomson Reuters||Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes: Chapter on Defending Drug Crimes||2010|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of California - Los Angeles||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|People v. D.M.||Conviction Reversed|
|People v. T.L.||Conviction Reversed|
|People v. S.W.||Appeal was granted, & evidence was suppressed.|
|People v. W.M.||Conviction Reversed|
|People v. C.W.||Conviction Reversed|
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