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CASE: PEOPLE V. S.M.
Client charged with 1 count of felon in possession of firearm, 1 count of possession of ammunition, and possession of a short barreled rifle. District Attorney alleged a statutory prohibition for the court to grant probation. Initial offer was 2 years, 8 months in prison. Attorney Gorian filed a motion to dismiss for destruction of evidence.
RESULT: Client was granted probation and 120 days of community service.
CASE: PEOPLE V. O.M.
Client charged with 1 count of armed robbery, 1 count of burglary, and 1 count of false imprisonment. Initial offer from the prosecution was 3 years, 8 months.
RESULT: Client sentenced to probation and served no actual jail time.
CASE: PEOPLE V. R.G.
Client charged w/ violating a domestic violence restraining order and had prior arrests for the same violations. Attorney Gorian negotiated a judicial diversion resolution. Part of that resolution included that the District Attorney agreed not to file 4 prior domestic violence restraining order violations.
RESULT: Judicial Diversion.
CASE: PEOPLE V. A.W.
Client charged with 3 counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, each carrying an enhancement both for using a firearm and inflicting great bodily injury. Two people were shot and client was facing double digit prison sentence. Attorney Gorian set the matter for trial and at trial, convinced the judge to offer the client a sentence that did not include prison time.
RESULT: Client was sentenced to probation.
CASE: PEOPLE V. J.L.
Client was a law enforcement officer charged with domestic violence. District Attorney refused to reduce or dismiss the charges outright. Attorney Gorian set the matter for trial and during his jury examination, the District Attorney recognized the weakness of the case and made an oral motion to dismiss.
RESULT: Case dismissed.
CASE: PEOPLE V. E.F.
Client lost his gun rights many years ago in a case wherein Attorney Gorian did not represent him. Client contacted Gorian regarding restoration of those rights. After pulling client’s official criminal history background, Gorian found that the CA Department of Justice had been wrongfully denying his firearm rights for many years. Gorian convinced the DOJ of their inaccuracy.
RESULT: Client’s 2nd amendment rights were fully restored.
All Charges Discharged
Client was charged with nine counts of drug sales and child endangerment. The District Attorney’s office made no offer to settle but indicated a lengthy prison sentence was appropriate. Gorian announced “Ready” for preliminary hearing. During cross-examination, Gorian established that the officer omitted important information from his report that showed his client’s innocence. All charges DISCHARGED at preliminary hearing.
Client Found Not Guilty
Client caught on video selling drugs to undercover agent. District attorney added two gang enhancements and refused to engage in settlement negotiations. Client testified at trial and admitted drug sales. Client found NOT GUILTY on gang enhancements.
All Charges Dismissed
President of notorious motorcycle club was charged with possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. Gorian announced ready for trial and District attorney DISMISSED all charges.
Client Prop. 36 Eligible
Client was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine (lab case) along with a number of low-end drug possession charges. District attorney demanded prison. After preliminary hearing, district attorney refused to charge the lab and client was then prop 36 eligible (drug classes).
Motion to Dismiss Granted
Client facing numerous drug charges, prior prison enhancements while having a strike prior. Defense filed Romero Motion to dismiss strike prior. Court granted motion and sentenced client to 6 years in prison. The motion saved the client four additional years in prison.
Client Allowed Drug Program
Client was previously represented by incompetent public defender. P.D. signed client up to plea bargain with a three-year suspended sentence. After months of negotiations, District attorney agreed that prior attorney was incompetent and agreed to allow client to enroll in drug program.
All Charges Dismissed
Client was a nurse and was charged with DUI with a B.A.C. of .12%. A DUI conviction on her record would potentially affect her nursing license and definitely affect her driver’s license. DMV suspension was set aside after an Administrative Per Se hearing. After the third court hearing, District Attorney’s office agreed to DISMISS ALL CHARGES.
Client was charged with rape. District attorney offered prison disposition. Gorian took the case to preliminary hearing. District attorney refused to refile charges given the information. CASE DISMISSED.
Early Termination of Probation
Client served a jail sentence in 1992 for a felony receiving stolen property charge. Client NEVER reported to his probation officer after his release and was charged with a violation of probation. Client was arrested in 2007. District Attorney wanted “straight” jail time. Gorian was hired and after 10 minutes of negotiations, client paid a $200.00 fine and his probation was terminated early.
No Probation, No Fine
Client was charged with giving false information to police officer, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and possession of stolen property. During trial, client admitted giving a fake name to the officer. At the close of the prosecution’s case, Gorian made a motion to dismiss the gun charge. The judge agreed with his analysis and dismissed that charge. Jury came back with a Not-Guilty verdict on receiving stolen property. Client was sentenced to NO PROBATION, NO FINE, and CREDIT FOR TIME HE SERVED ON A DIFFERENT CASE.
Not Guilty at Jury Trial
Client charged with felony burglary and felony attempted burglary in violation of Penal Code section 459. Client statutorily ineligible for probation. Jury trial found client NOT GUILTY.
Settlement Negotiation: Reduced Sentence
Client charged with auto theft, evading, being under the influence and assault with a vehicle on a police officer. District Attorney refused to engage in settlement negotiations. The court offered 16 years in prison but client would have lost his driver’s license for life. Client testified at trial and admitted to stealing a vehicle, being under the influence and evading the police. NOT GUILTY on assault. Client retained his driver’s license and was sentenced to 6 years 4 months.
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Motion
Client FACING LIFE IN PRISON as he was charged with kidnapping during the commission of a carjacking. Prior attorney failed to advise client that it was a life case. Prior attorney goes through with preliminary hearing and proves up prosecutor’s case. Gorian was hired and immediately filed an ineffective assistance of counsel motion. District attorney recognized the merits of the motion and offered the client 7 years in prison, and client entered guilty plea.
Not Guilty on All Charges
Client was a sworn peace officer charged with felony criminal threats, felony assault with a deadly weapon, and felony domestic violence. At preliminary hearing, Gorian was able to convince the court to dismiss the criminal threats charge which was the only “Three-Strikes” offense alleged. At trial, his trial team achieved NOT GUILTY on all charges.
Client was a sworn peace officer charged with domestic violence. District attorney forced to DISMISS after jury was sworn. Client was able to retain career.
Court Discharged 2 of 3 Charges
Client charged with 3 counts of attempted murder with gang enhancements. No plea offers made by the prosecutor. After two-day preliminary hearing, the court discharged (DISMISSED) two of the three attempt murder charges and DISMISSED all gang allegations.
Motion to Dismiss Granted
Client worked in Chino prison. Client attacked prisoner while prisoner was shackled to bench. Defense filed motion to DISMISS and it was granted.
Client accused of domestic violence. District attorney reduced the charge to disturbing the peace. Client sentenced to NO PROBATION.
Prison Sentence Reduced to Community Service
Client charged with four counts of felony battery on a police officer, felony resisting arrest, vandalism, and trespassing. One officer required surgery to his arm. District Attorney demanded four years in prison. After months of negotiations, client pled guilty to one count of battery and one count of resisting arrest and was given COMMUNITY SERVICE.
White Collar Crimes
Client charged with felony diversion of construction funds. District attorney and Judge offered client 16 months in prison. Gorian took the case through preliminary hearing and judge DISMISSED the case.