MBL attorneys thoroughly explore all the other pre-trial options listed above, and determine with the client in the client’s best interest. At the same time, we aggressively attempt to negotiate a the best possible settlement options. Through our tremendous experience and creativity, MBL is often able to secure deals for our clients that others may not.
In a tough-sentencing court, client received 38 months for possession of child pornography pursuant to binding plea agreement with government. Knowing the Court and the case, MBL attorneys negotiated a binding plea agreement, where Court noted at sentencing that but for such agreement, client would have had received a much longer sentence. Court accepted plea agreement and specifically noted MBL attorney’s reputation for aggressive trial practice.
In a substantial money laundering/drug case, the client faced a mandatory minimum twenty year sentence. A MBL attorney negotiated a sentence of three years probation, with six months halfway house, and six months home detention. The negotiations skillfully avoided deportation of the non-citizen client, a legal permanent resident. MBL is always careful when representing non-citizen clients to determine the impact of a conviction or guilty plea on the client’s immigration status and advise accordingly. MBL will consult with top immigration lawyers in Los Angeles to ensure that such clients’ immigration issues are protected.
Client was facing a 10 year mandatory minimum, charged with racketeering, and drug conspiracy, in major San Fernando Valley gang. A MBL attorney obtained bail over the government’s opposition, and then negotiated a plea agreement to minor marijuana trafficking charges and probation.
Client was facing twenty-one years in a case involving heroin importation from Africa. A MBL attorney filed a motion to require depositions in Africa of witnesses, and over government objection obtained a court order. Ultimately, the defense convinced the government to drop drug charges, and obtained 5 year maximum plea to false statement on a customs declaration.
Client charged with felony theft of government property. Client continued to improperly receive annually $31,000 in railroad retirement benefits for deceased father, after mother, entitled to receive benefits, passed away. Prosecutor agreed to diversion, and charges were dismissed after one year successful completion of supervision terms.
Client was charged with kidnapping, extortion, peonage, involuntary servitude, conspiracy, and transportation for prostitution. MBL negotiated charges down to only harboring/transportation and client was sentenced to 3 years probation where he originally faced 10 years.
In a high profile case alleging racially motivated murder of Filipino postal worker and assault against children and adults at a Jewish community center, aggressive team effort, including a KMBL attorney, in defense investigation of facts and mitigation, and subsequent high level negotiations and teams’ presentation of mitigation evidence with U.S. Attorney’s office and several federal agencies results in life plea and avoidance of death penalty.
Client after completing prison term was alleged to have violated supervised release for not paying $50,000 fine and compounded interest. Client originally convicted on a drug case. MBL attorney established that while on supervision the client worked at a successful hip hop marketing company, and even though revenue was hundreds of thousands, all money was put back in business so client had no ability to pay. MBL attorney negotiated a deal where the client paid original fine without interest, and supervised release was terminated.
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[The client portrayed is an actor and this is a dramatization]