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Recent Case Results


November 28, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Downey Branch 

Client arrested and charged with two domestic violence felonies has charges dismissed before arraignment.

November 7, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Client charged with second time DUI has prior conviction stricken and accepts plea to mandatory minimum first-time DUI penalties.

October 26, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Metro Courthouse

Client charged with third-time DUI has charges and priors dismissed in exchange for a plea to a “wet reckless” with zero jail time (mandatory minimum on third-time DUI is 120 days)

October 18, 2017, Torrance Superior Court

Client charged domestic violence and vandalism against a girlfriend has case completely dismissed.

October 13, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Van Nuys Branch

Client on probation for five misdemeanors cases is granted “military diversion” based on his service in the Navy.  The prosecution had offered 90 days in county jail, and upon granting of the motion will have his case dismissed without performing any obligations.

October 4, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Client facing driving on a suspended license for DUI as well as two probation violations receives no jail time despite mandatory minimum of 10 days required by statute.

August 24, 2017, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

District Attorney’s Office rejects charges against our client arrested for felony domestic violence.

August 18, 2017, United States District Court – Central District

Motion for Summary Judgment filed to have Federal Lawsuit dismissed against our client.

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August 15, 2017, Torrance Superior Court

Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence has case dismissed on day of jury trial.

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August 14, 2017, Torrance Superior Court

Misdemeanor charges dismissed for two more clients charged with misdemeanor criminal violations of Hermosa Beach’s Short-Term Vacation Rental ban.

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July 24, 2017, Torrance Superior Court

Client charged with misdemeanor criminal violation of Hermosa Beach’s Short-Term Vacation Rental ban.  Case dismissed before jury trial was set to begin.

May 31, 2017, Torrance Superior Court

Client was charged with his TENTH DUI, but third within that 10 years.  After pre-arraignment plan is executed, client receives only 30 days in jail from the court despite the prosecutor’s offer of 240 days in jail.

May 22, 2017, Torrance Superior Court

Client was charged with violation of a restraining order based on a false report.  Less than a week after charges were filed and after presenting a defense to the prosecution, the case was outright dismissed in court.

May 4, 2017, Torrance Superior Court

Client arrested for DUI for the second time in last 6 years, but based upon a suppression issue we had his DMV case dismissed and his court case settled for a “wet reckless”. No license suspension, and no ignition interlock device.

April 20, 2017, Manhattan Beach City Hall

Less than six months after a felony arrest, charges were informally settled and dismissed.

March 9, 2017, Department of Motor Vehicles, El Segundo

Client was arrested for DUI with a 0.10% BAC.  At the DMV Hearing, Pat successfully argued that client was unlawfully stopped by the police and the suspension against the client’s driving privilege was set aside.

February 23, 2017, United States District Court – Central District

Successful defeat of class action certification.


February 2, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court, Long Beach Courthouse

Felony charges DISMISSED!

January 13, 2017, Los Angeles Superior Court, Torrance Courthouse

Client looking at 9 years in prison for felony child abuse charges is aquitted by a jury verdict.  Not guilty on both charged counts and client is released and protective order removed.  $110,000 bail returned to client.

November 29, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

Client is arraigned on felony charges and DA asks for $330,000 in bail.  10% premium to a bond agent would have cost our client $33,000.  Pat Carey convinces the court to set bail at $150,000 (premium of only $15,000) saving client $18,000 in bond fees.

November 28, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Client looking at life in prison is offered 27 years to plead guilty prior trial.  We took the case to trial and after three weeks our client was found NOT GUILTY.

November 2, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Client being investigated for rape is cleared of all charges after concentrated cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office.

October 28, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

Client charged with DUI with blood alcohol over .20% has case dismissed upon our successful motion for an illegal traffic stop.

September 6, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

Client charged with third-time DUI sentenced to NO jail time despite the 120-day minimum sentence requirement.

August 19, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

Client facing thousands in fines for an illegal Airbnb rental has his case dismissed.

August 4, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Client arrested for Felony Assault with Deadly Weapon (Knife) receives a misdemeanor with no jail time.

July 28, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

Battery on a police officer charges dismissed after meeting with supervisors at Torrance District Attorney’s Office

July 15, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

DUI charges reduced to “Wet Reckless” with BAC of .11%

July 14, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Felony drug trafficking charges dismissed in exchange for completion of AA meetings by Client.

June 6, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Inglewood Courthouse

Client receives minimum DUI sentence for case with .20 BAC and a traffic collision involving three cars.

May 27, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

District Attorney’s Office declines to file charges after our client’s arrest: Click Here for Media Coverage

May 25, 2016, Orange County Superior Court – Harbor Justice Center

Client received no jail time despite having 4 probation violations and picking up a new case.

May 17, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center

Client had property seized by the police unlawfully and they kept it for over two years.  Pat Carey filed a demand/motion/order to return property.  After a hearing against the Attorney General, the court ruled in our favor and returned the property to our client.

May 12, 2016, Orange County Superior Court – West Justice Center

Client was stopped for DUI and blew a 0.18% BAC.  He inquired for advice on how to plead guilty given his high BAC.  Client eventually retained us and we filed a motion to supress evidence such that his traffic stop was unlawful.  The court GRANTED our motion and the case was completely DISMISSED.

May 1, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Long Beach Courthouse

Client was facing a 17 year prison sentence for a new drug case and probation violation.  His offer was 10 years in state prison when Pat Carey was retained.  Two criminal lawyers were previously on the case and did not create any positive movement on the case.  Pat Carey filed a motion to supress the evidence seized in the case as well as a motion to supress the Defendant’s statements that were taken in violation of his Miranda rights.  The filing of this motion led the DA to reconsider their case, and led to a negotiated settlement of only 2 years in state prison.  Client saved from almost an extra decade behind bars.

April 21, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

DUI Case Reduced to a “Wet Reckless”; Client receives minimum sentence and will not have to have the ignition interlock device installed in car.

March 16, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Client was arrested for felony criminal threats.  We had him bailed out of custody within 2 hours and set a meeting with the District Attorney.  The case was eventually rejected for felony filing and referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney for misdemeanor filing consideration.  After meeting with the City Attorney, we convinced the prosecutor to reject all charges for filing.  Client’s bail was exonerated and he returned to work.

March 9, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

Client was facing 5 years of state prison that was suspended (“joint suspension”) on a felony case.  He was facing four different probation violations.  Pat Carey met with the District Attorney as well as the Judge assigned to the case and client was eventually ordered to stay out of trouble and was allowed to remain on probation.

February 3, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center

Client facing a minimum of 120 days in county jail on a third-time DUI gets sentenced to NO jail time.  Pat Carey filed a motion for client to receive jail credits for her stay at a rehab facility.  Client received the minimum fines and alcohol program required by law and never served one night in custody.

January 25, 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court – Airport Courthouse

Two defendant were charged with felony marijuana sales.  Pat Carey represented both of them and set the case for preliminary hearing.  After the hearing, the court granted Mr. Carey’s motion to have the sales allegation dropped.  The charges became infractions and were completely dismissed 3 months later.  Client’s received all of their cash back that was seized by law enforcement during their arrest.

December 17, 2015, Los Angeles Superior Court – Torrance Courthouse

Client was in the middle of a three year probation sentence for a vehicular manslaughter.  Pat Carey filed a motion to terminate probation early and have the case dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4.  After a contentious hearing, the court granted the motion.  The client is no longer on probation and his case was dismissed.