Redondo Beach, Attempted Murder with Gun, Gang Enhancement
She called her boyfriend, who was angry with this and brought over some of his friends.The Reader’s Digest Version: Our client charged with attempted mrder after she drives car by Redondo Beach home and shooter in back seat discharges a gun into the home. Gang enhancement alleged and not dismissed because our client refused to identify the shooter or two others in the car she drove. Fourteen years in state prison was plea bargained (four years plus ten for the gang enhancement).
Our client then drove back to the location with a few of her boyfriend’s friends, including her boyfriend. Our client then found the male and pointed him out to the others. Within a few seconds, gunshots came out of her vehicle. Our client had no idea that this was going to happen. She did not know any of her passengers were even armed. Our client then just kept driving, leaving the scene.
It turned out that the shots missed the target.
Several witnesses placed our client and her vehicle at the scene. The trigger man and everyone else in the car were never found or prosecuted. Our client refused to provide their names, which angered the police quite a bit.
The family for the client was unable to bail out their daughter, as bail was too high.
The family had initially retained a very expensive, rather famous criminal defense attorney, but he did not get along with the Torrance District Attorney assigned to the case. The case went to the Preliminary Hearing and it did not go well, in the opinion of the family. The offer from the prosecutor was 18 years in state prison.
The family felt they needed another attorney, perhaps someone with more familiarity with the Torrance prosecutor and more humility than the famous attorney. Greg Hill & Associates fit that need, as Greg had worked on perhaps ten cases with the particular prosecutor and knew him well. The two had a solid mutual respect for each other.
Greg then worked closely with the prosecutor to lower the terms of the plea bargain from eighteen years to eleven years with a possibility of parole in three years.
The family was extremely pleased that the addition of Greg saved their daughter seven years in prison (actually about six because the client would serve 85% of the sentenced time).
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