San Diego Felony Assault Case
A 32 year old San Diego woman and mother of four children was involved in a dispute over approximately $8,000.00 that she felt she was owed. Eventually the dispute escalated, and the two women found themselves face to face outside of a liquor store in San Diego.
One thing led to another and the woman claiming she was owed $8,000.00 used a Taser gun and fired it at the other woman, sinking one of the barbs into the left side of her chest and shocking her with a high-voltage charge. Our client was accused of then smashing the front and rear windshield of the other woman’s car with a baseball bat. She also smashed two of the cars windows and dented the side panels of the car, while also threatening to kill the other woman. The woman who committed the attack then absconded in her vehicle, while the victim called police. The police sent a helicopter after our client’s vehicle and officers apprehended her.
The next morning the victim identified the woman that attacked her in a curbside line-up. The woman was arrested and charged with violating Penal Code section 244.5(b) – Felony Assault with a Stun Gun and Penal Code section 594(a)(b)(1) – Felony Vandalism. Having retained Mr. Bajaj’s office for a serious case involving four (4) felonies in 2011, the woman knew sex crimes lawyers would be able to get her the best possible result. The accused woman was also the owner of successful restaurants in town and she knew that conviction of multiple felonies would put her business in jeopardy. After hearing the facts of the case, Mr. Bajaj had serious doubts about the credibility of the victim and immediately set about the task of finding out the real story about the $8,000.00 that caused the dispute between the two women.
Mr. Bajaj began defending the case and completed a Preliminary Hearing, where he was given the opportunity to cross-examine the victim. At the Preliminary Hearing, the issue of the $8,000.00 was raised and the victim came off as less than credible. To confirm his suspicions, Mr. Bajaj subpoenaed bank records and phone records.
The result of Mr. Bajaj’s investigation was the discovery that the victim in this case was almost certainly involved in some criminal activity involving the $8,000.00. Mr. Bajaj was also able to uncover a history of theft offenses committed by the victim. Mr. Bajaj was able to use those facts to leverage an agreement where the accused woman would only have to plead to one of the charges. While the accused woman was initially facing up to six (6) years in state prison plus the enhancement that she committed this crime while on felony probation, she ended up with only twenty (20) days of work service and probation, with NO TIME IN CUSTODY. The woman knew from her previous experience with his office that Mr. Bajaj was going to do everything in his power to keep her at liberty so she could raise and be with her children. Her faith in Mr. Bajaj’s office was confirmed when the aforementioned result was achieved. Mr. Bajaj plans to reduce this conviction to a misdemeanor in the future.
Many Colorado criminal attorneys see criminal cases in a manner that is best described as “one-dimensional.” Mr. Bajaj is different in that regard. He explores every possible avenue to either prove his client innocent, or achieve the absolute best possible outcome for a client that is unable to beat a strong case put on by the prosecution. By taking a limited number of cases, working up each case, and exploring every possible defense for every single client that retains his office, Mr. Bajaj maintains a successful practice – a practice that is sustained by reputation, success in the court room, and referrals.
If you have been charged with a crime, or fear you will be charged with a crime, Contact McCullough and LeBoff injury lawyers for a free consultation. The Law Office of Vikas Bajaj practices criminal defense the way it is supposed to be practiced, and the results speak for themselves. When it is your future that is in on the line, there is no better attorney to call in all of San Diego or Southern California.