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Ratings, Reviews, & Results

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Perfect 10 avvo rating
5 Star review on Google+
A+ BBB rating
5 Star Yelp Reviews
American Bar Association
Top 10 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
2017 Top 40 under 40
Super Lawyers
National Bar membership
Best of the bar

Some of David’s most recent case results include, but have not been limited to:

  • Stalking & Harassing Electronic Communications Charges = Not Guilty after Jury Trial.Vista Courthouse.  Case started as a felony, was reduced to a misdemeanor after Preliminary Hearing.  Client ultimately acquitted of all charges by a jury.
  • Strike Felony Assault w/ Great Bodily Injury & Criminal Threats Case = Dismissed by District Attorney 2 weeks before Jury Trial.Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Was able to establish viable self-defense argument with evidence elicited at Preliminary Hearing.
  • Attempted Murder Charges, among other Strike Felonies = Client received Probation with release from Jail to Residential TreatmentVista Courthouse.  Preliminary Hearing testimony led the District Attorney to reconsider their original position requiring a violent felony plea with one year in jail.
  • Felony Child Endangerment (2) & DUI Charges = misdemeanor “Wet Reckless” disposition after Winning Motion to Suppress Blood Test ResultsVista Courthouse.   Prevailed at Motion to Suppress Evidence obtained from Unlawful Obtained Warrant.
  • DUI (.10 BAC) = Not Guilty after Jury TrialSouth Bay Courthouse (but El Cajon case).  Reasonable doubt client was Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or had .08 or higher BAC at the time of driving.
  • Felony Hit & Run, and Felony Accessory Charges = Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
    South Bay Courthouse.  Factual discrepancies regarding what Client knew regarding accident.
  • Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury + Multiple Victim Enhancements = Reduced to Misdemeanor at Preliminary Hearing
    El Cajon Courthouse.  Court granted Esteybar motion after hearing character/mitigation evidence about Client.
  • Numerous DUI Charges Dismissed After Winning Motions to Suppress Evidentiary Hearings &/or on Day of Trial
    All Courthouses in San Diego County
  • Numerous Felony Counts of Insurance Fraud & Welfare Fraud = all charges dismissed at arraignment
    Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Proved Client had no knowledge of Co-defendant husband’s actions.
  • Felony Grand Theft with Multiple Prison Priors = Misdemeanor Probation
    El Cajon Courthouse & Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Same Client.  Several years apart.
  • 5+ Separate Residential Burglaries (Strikes) = Probation and Credit for Time Served
  • Possession for Sale of Cocaine (with strike Prior) = Probation after Court struck strike
    South Bay Courthouse.  Extensive mitigation packet presented at sentencings on both cases (years apart).  Great lawyering.
  • Residential Burglary (Strike) Charge = dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
    El Cajon Courthouse.  Successfully argued the insufficiency of the evidence.
  • Strike Felony Charges of Dissuading a Witness from Testifying = Not Guilty verdicts after trial
    Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Insufficient proof beyond a reasonable doubt as to the elements of the offense as required under law.
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