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David’s Case Results

David P. Shapiro has obtained not guilty verdicts at jury trial in every courthouse in San Diego County. Here are a few of David’s recent case results.
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Murder & Voluntary Manslaughter Charges

Not Guilty After Jury Trial
El Cajon Courthouse, 2019. Client was facing 26 years-life. Released from custody within hours of not guilty verdicts after spending 18 months in custody pending trial. Client back with U.S. military.
Read about this high-profile case
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Transportation & Possession for Sale of Controlled Substances

Hung Jury / Mistrial
Chula Vista Courthouse, 2020.  Client was facing 19 years prison if convicted at trial.  Over 22kg of methamphetamine in vehicle at San Ysidro Port of Entry.
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Kidnapping for Rape

Dismissed at PC995 Motion Hearing
Downtown San Diego Courthouse, 2019. Eliminated 7 years–life prison sentence had client been convicted.
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Child Molest & Forcible Rape of a Minor Charges

Probation, No Jail, No PC290 Reg.
Downtown San Diego Courthouse, 2019. Client was originally facing a mandatory state prison commitment of at least 3 years and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
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Residential Burglary & 4 Counts of Child Molest Charges

Probation, No PC290 Reg.
Chula Vista Courthouse, 2019.  Firm was retained after Preliminary Hearing.  Previous offer to client was 8 years prison.  Case resolved for 365 days jail.
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Stalking & Harassing Electronic Communications Charges

Not Guilty After Jury Trial
Vista Courthouse.  2018. 
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Strike Felony Assault w/ Great Bodily Injury & Criminal Threats

Case Dismissed
Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Viable self-defense claim.
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Attempted Murder Charges, among other DV-related Strike Felonies

Probation & Residential Treatment
Vista Courthouse. 2018.   Preliminary Hearing testimony led the DA to reconsider their original position.
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Felony Child Endangerment (2) & DUI Charges

Misdemeanor “Wet Reckless”
Won Motion to Suppress Blood Test Results. Vista Courthouse. 2018.   Unlawfully Obtained Warrant.
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DUI (.10 BAC)

Not Guilty After Jury Trial
Chula Vista Courthouse (but El Cajon case). 
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Felony Hit & Run, and Felony Accessory Charges

Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
South Bay Courthouse.  Factual discrepancies regarding what Client knew regarding the accident.
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Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury + Multiple Victims

Reduced to Misdemeanor
El Cajon Courthouse.  The court granted Esteybar motion, reducing felony charge to a misdemeanor, after hearing character/mitigation evidence about Client.
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5+ Separate Residential Burglaries (Strikes)

Probation and No Additional Jail
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Possession for Sale of Cocaine (with strike prior)

Probation After Court Struck Prior Strike
South Bay Courthouse.  Extensive mitigation packet presented at sentencing on both cases (years apart). 
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Strike Felony Charges of Dissuading a Witness from Testifying

Not Guilty Verdicts after Jury Trial
Downtown San Diego Courthouse.

Stefano’s Case Results

This is a sampling of some of Stefano’s case results across a wide range of cases.
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Furnishing Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)

No Jail/Custody Imposed
Downtown courthouse, 2020. Client charged with furnishing a controlled substances containing fentanyl which caused the death of a loved one. Client received no jail time at sentencing.
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Possession of Controlled Substance

Case Dismissed
Downtown Courthouse, 2019. Client facing misdemeanor charge that would have jeopardized education and professional career. Motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence in drug possession case- Granted
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Murder & Voluntary Manslaughter Charges

Not Guilty After Jury Trial
El Cajon Courthouse, 2019. Client was facing 26 years-life. Released from custody within hours of not guilty verdicts after spending 18 months in custody pending trial. Client back with U.S. military.
Read about this high-profile case
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Juvenile Felony Burglary

Case Dismissed
Juvenile Courthouse, 2019. Juvenile client charged with felony residential burglary, a strike felony. Made motion for diversion, which was granted by the court. Following some programming and community service, entire felony case dismissed and records sealed.
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Various Sex Crime Charges

Two separate sex crime cases entirely dismissed
Vista Courthouse, 2018-2019. Client accused and charged with allegedly committing a string of sexual batteries and indecent exposures. After being arrested and charged, we demonstrated he was factually innocent. Case was dismissed. Months later, same client was arrested and charged with similar conduct. Once again, we demonstrated he was factually innocent, and case was dismissed.
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Juvenile Felony Evading

Case Dismissed
Juvenile Courthouse, 2018. Client evaded police on motorcycle. Made motion for diversion, which was granted by the court. Following some programming and community service, entire felony case dismissed and records sealed.
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Juvenile Criminal Threats

Case Dismissed
Juvenile Courthouse, 2018. Client charged with making threats at school. Made motion for diversion, which was granted by the court. Following some programming and community service, entire felony case dismissed and records sealed.
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Felony DUI

.28 BAC results excluded; VC23152(b) charge dismissed
Vista Courthouse, 2018. Motion to Suppress Granted. Motion to Traverse filed arguing that the deputy made a misrepresentation in the affidavit in support of search warrant to force a blood draw. Court agreed and granted motion.
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DUI Hit & Run

Not Guilty After Jury Trial
El Cajon Courthouse, 2017. Hit and run charge dismissed by motion before trial. VC 23152 (a) and VC23152 (b) submitted to the jury. Not guilty on both counts.
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Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale and Vehicle Burglary

Entire Felony Case Dismissed
El Cajon Courthouse, 2017. Client charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale (HS 11378) and vehicle burglary (PC 459). A motion to suppress was granted at the preliminary hearing leading to the dismissal of the HS11378 charge. Court also found insufficient evidence for the PC459 and also dismissed that count.
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Possession & Transportation of Controlled Substance While Carrying Loaded Firearm

Motion Granted: 3 Felony Counts Dismissed
Downtown Courthouse, 2017. Client charged with five felonies and one misdemeanor. Suppression motion was filed and heard at a preliminary hearing. The court granted the motion and dismissed three felony counts as a result. Client’s potential jail time reduced from 14 years to 4 years.
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Misdemeanor DUI

Case Dismissed
Chula Vista Courthouse, 2017. Dismissed after motion.  Client charged with DUI. Motion to suppress was filed arguing an unlawful arrest. The court granted the motion and then dismissed the case allowing client to keep his job.
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Felony Child Abuse/Endangerment

Case Dismissed
Chula Vista Courthouse, 2016. Client charged with felony child abuse and misdemeanor child endangerment (PC 273a(a) and PC 273a(b)). All counts dismissed before the preliminary hearing.
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Motion for New Trial

Granted, Conviction Vacated
Downtown Courthouse, 2015. Client unable to obtain employment because of arrest record. Filed motion pursuant to PC851.8 for factual innocence. After a contested hearing, court granted motion.
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Domestic Violence Arrest Sealed and Destroyed

Factual innocence motion granted
Vista Courthouse, 2012. Client convicted of vehicle manslaughter at trial. Filed motion for new trial alleging juror misconduct. Motion was granted and conviction was vacated.
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