• CHARGES: Two DUI’S in 4 months.
    FACING: 2 years in Jail. Possible felony.
    FACTS: Blood Alcohol 4x the Legal Limit
  • CHARGES: Attempted Murder
    FACING: 15 years to Life
  • CHARGES: 2 DUI’S and 2 accidents in 2 months.
    FACING: 2 years in county jail.
  • CHARGES: 3rd Offense DUI.
    FACING: 1 Year in Jail, Ignition Interlock. Fines.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No Jail. No fines.
  • CHARGES: Felony assault, criminal threats.
    FACING: 6 years in Prison.
    COURT: Client facing 2 strikes.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No Jail.
  • CHARGES: Felony drugs for Sale.
    FACING: 6 Years in Prison.
    FACTS: Client w/drugs, scales and cash.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No jail.
  • CHARGES: DUI. Refusal allegation.
    FACING: License Suspension for 1 year.
    FACTS: Client had 12 pack then gets refusal.
    RESULT: License SAVED.
    FACING: 3 Years in Prison. 3 year License Susp.
    FACTS: Major accident. High B.A.C.
  • CHARGES: Assault w/deadly weapon.
    FACING: 1 Year Jail. 1 Year Counseling. Fines.
    FACTS: Flashlight on neighbor
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED Prior to Trial.
  • CHARGES: Embezzlment, 11 felony counts.
    FACING: 5 years in prison. Huge Fines.
    FACTS: $35K in theft over 1 year.
    RESULT: 10 days community labor. DISMISSAL in 3 years.
  • CHARGES: Robbery. Felony Assault. Threats.
    FACING: 3 Strikes. Over 20 years in Prison.

Anthony A. Arzili Recent Case Results...

Theft Charges against Law Student dismissed

GP, a law student, who was taking the BAR exam this summer was arrested and charged with theft in Los Angeles Superior Court.  A conviction would prevent GP from becoming an attorney.

After 3 months of negotiations, we were able to work out a dismissal.  No Jail.  No probation.  Case Dismissed.  (State vs. GP)

Misdemeanor charges Reduced to Infraction

USC student charged with theft faced expulsion, a criminal record and possible jail.   TK was charged in Los Angeles Superior Court with Petty Theft.  Through negotiations with the prosecutors, misdemeanor charges were dismissed and client received an infraction (essentially a traffic ticket).   (State v. TK)

DUI Charges Reduced to reckless driving

HS was charged with DUI after he failed field sobriety tests and a chemical test at the station.  We were able to show the prosecution the weaknesses in their case, despite a high BAC reading.  DA dismissed the more serious DUI charges and allowed client to plead to reckless driving and do a short 2 day class.   Client did not have to install an IID device in his car.  (State v. HS)

DUI Charges reduced to reckless driving.

RL pulled over and arrested for DUI.   Facing a license suspension and possible jail time.   A thorough investigation of the facts showed some weaknesses on the DA’s case and they agreed to dismiss the DUI and replace it with reckless driving.  Client’s license was saved and only had to do a 2 day class. (State v. RL)

Beverly Center Theft charges dismissed

College Student was arrested and charged in Los Angeles Superior Court
With theft charges involving a large amount of clothes from a Los Angeles Mall.
We were able to work out a resolution with the City Prosecutor’s office where our client would do some community service in exchange for a full dismissal of the charges.  (State v. TB)

Embezzlement $400,000, client only receives 8 months.

Client was arrested by the Major Fraud Unit of the DA’s office for
Stealing nearly $400,000.   The charges carried over 9 years in prison.
Through diligent defense work, the DA agreed to only give our client 8 months in custody.   (State v. IR)

Misdemeanor drug possession dismissed. Warrant recalled.

Client was arrested for possession of a marijuana.  Client was also alleged to have a bench warrant for her arrest.  We were able to have the marijuana charge dismissed without any classes or program and have the warrant recalled.  (State v. DO)

State v. DM

West Covina DUI Charges reduced to reckless driving.

Client was pulled over for swerving.  Alleged to have failed sobriety tests and then arrested.   After 3 pretrials, we were able to have the DA dismiss the DUI charges and allow client to plead to reckless driving.  Client was able to save his license.  (State v. DM)


State v.  SK

Resisting Arrest Charges Dismissed at Metro Court

Client was charged with resisting arrest.  He was adamant that the officers were actually the aggressors in the situation.   The DA would not budge from their jail time offer.  They also wanted a conviction.   I was able to subpoena the video of the actual traffic stop and it clearly showed the officers to be very imaginative in their police report.   None of the allegations they had listed could be seen or heard on the video.   It took 5 months and lots of work but the DA finally buckled and dismissed the charges.  (state v. SK)

West Covina theft charges not filed.

A local chain story called the police on client who took a bottle of medication.
After speaking with the DA hearing officer, no charges were filed.  (State v. CF)

theft charges reduced to trespassing

Client was facing a conviction. Jail time and losing his job due to a theft conviction.   Through negotiations with the court, we were able to have the theft charges dismissed and have our client plead to a simple trespassing.  No jail and he kept his job.  (State v. FO)

Whittier DUI charges Dismissed.

Client was arrested and charged with DUI.   He missed his court appearance and had a warrant for his arrest.  We were able to recall the warrant.   Then our focus was on the DUI which had some evidentiary issues.  After 2 months of negotiations, the DA agreed to give us a reckless driving and dismiss the DUI.  This saved my client’s license and job, since he was a truck driver.  (State v. DV)

July 2011

Felony Sexual Molestation Charges Dismissed in Downey Court.

RG was charged with attempted molestation of a 14 year old.   He was facing 9 years in prison and then Lifetime Registration as a Sex Offender.   When I was retained, we took a fresh look at the facts and did a follow up investigation that revealed a sloppy investigation.  The DA reviewed the case and agreed to dismiss the felony charges and allow our client to plead to a misdemeanor and not have to go to state prison.   Client served 2 months in a local city jail.  (State v. RG)


Felony theft Ring Charges Thrown out in Whittier.

Client was one of 8 persons who were under investigation in a theft ring.    Every one of them except my client were arrested and convicted.   The prosecutors were seeking a felony conviction and jail time.   I filed a motion to dismiss the charges because of the undue delay between the investigation and the charges being filed.   6 months after the case started, it all ended with a full dismissal.  (State v. SL)

December 14, 2011

Felony Abuse Charges Rejected in Bellflower

Client was arrested and booked for Felony Abuse.   I was hired immediately and we went to work.     We worked with the Detective and the DA’s office to shed light on the true facts.   After a month, the court date was withdrawn and the DA announced that they would not file any charges against our client.   (State v. JA)


State v. RM

Fake ID charges Tossed

Client was arrested for possession of a fake ID card when attempting to enter a club downtown.  We were able to work out no charges and just a class that she needed to take.  State v. RM  8/2011


No Charges for Domestic Violence Client

Client was arrested for felony domestic violence and bailed out at $50,000.
Through proactive work with the detective and DA’s office, we were able to convince the DA’s office not to file charges against our client.  (State v. MP)


Our client was with the armed forces and even the filing of charges would have caused him to lose his job.

DUI Charges reduced to Speed Exhibtion

State v. MP

Client was pulled over and later arrested for a DUI on the 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles.  After acquiring the police reports, I was able to find some serious errors in how the CHP did their stop and eventual investigation and arrest.

The prosecution at metro court agreed and dismissed DUI charges against my client and had him plead to a speed exhibition citation.  1/2012

Forgery and Commercial Burglary Charges dismissed.

State  v. LM

Client was a college student who was caught up in a bad situation without knowing all the facts.  The police and the DA’s office didn’t do any homework and instead arrested him and filed charges that carried a year in county jail.

Client had a previous attorney.   Although I normally dislike taking over for another attorney after the case has already been to court.   In this situation, I felt that my client was truly “not guilty” of the crimes.   We pushed the case to a jury trial and when push came to shove, the DA agreed to dismiss the charges in exchange for 5 days of community service.

2nd Striker facing 8 years.  Charges dismissed.

(State v. ES)  1/24/12

Client with a prior felony strike was facing a new drug charge that exposed him to possibility of 8 years in prison.   After a full investigation of the facts and client’s record.  Charges were dismissed.

State v. MD

19 Counts of forgery & Burglary resolved for community service

Client was charged with 19 counts that carried years in jail.  The evidence in our case was overwhelming.  We were able to show that our client deserved a chance to stay out of jail and because of some mitigating circumstances, the DA agreed.  30 days of community service and 17 of the 19 counts were dismissed.

1/17/12-Bellflower-Public Intoxication

State v. FB

Public Intoxication charges.  No charges filed.

Client arrested for public intoxication in bellflower.  No charges filed.

State v. OO

Commercial Burglary with Priors.  Reduced to petty theft. No jail.

Client was arrested for felony burglary.  Unfortunately he had prior convictions for theft which meant that charges would be elevated to felony level.   This also assured jail time.   But a fresh look at the case and negotiations was able to net us a misdemeanor petty theft charge and no jail time.

Solicitation charges dismissed in los angeles court.

State v. LP

Client was arrested for solicitation by a vice officer.   I was able to have him complete an informal diversion where he finished a class and everything was dismissed.

Charges carrying a Life Sentence Dismissed.

State v. JP

Client had 2 prior strikes under california’s 3 strikes law.  He was arrested for a possession of a gun.   A conviction would have meant 3 strikes and a 25 to life sentence.  
During a lengthy and contentions preliminary hearing, I was able to show that the co-defendant had access to the gun and actually put the blame on my client.   The DA’s office finally agreed and dismissed all charges and released my client.


State v.  MH

Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed.  No sex registration.  90 days jail

Client was charged with Felony Sexual Assault on an adult.  Charges carried 6 years in the state prison and Lifetime Registration as a sex offender.   We were able to investigate the charges and present new information that shed new light on the allegation.   The DA dismissed the sex assault charges and allowed client to plead to a non-sex related battery charge.  Client was released within 2 months and did not have to register as a sex offender

Date of resolution 6/7/2011

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