Most Recently Chris Secured

  • Mistrial in four-month long gang murder case, leading to negotiated sentence of 6 years, where client faced life without the possibility of parole – 2019
  • San Jose Mercury News: Two Bay Area men take plea deals in freeway shooting that killed mother of four – Read more >
  • Acquittal at jury trial on nine counts of solicitation to commit murder in two months long trial – 2017
  • Suspect acquitted by Contra Costa jury of soliciting murders, convicted of fraud – Read more >
  • Diversion for client charged with possession of narcotics for sale and transportation – 2017
  • Dismissal of gang murder case on speedy trial grounds – 2016
  • Negotiated 3-year sentence in gang conspiracy to commit murder case where client faced life sentence – 2016
  • Reversal of Federal District Court by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in class action lawsuit of national importance against Contra Costa County Public Defender – 2016
  • Contra Costa Public Defender sued over right to an attorney at arraignment – Read more >
  • Dismissal of gang murder based upon coerced confession – 2015
  • Dismissal of all embezzlement charges against chair of department at major state university – 2012

Chris also:

  • Negotiated an effective two-year deal in the largest fraud and embezzlement case in Marin County history – which carried 175 years of exposure based upon 30 felony counts and innumerable enhancements.
  • Won multiple murder death penalty trial in guilt phase.
  • Acquittal in first-degree murder in jury trial.
  • Not guilty by reason of insanity in murder trial.
  • Not guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter in jury trial.
  • Not guilty of rape in jury trial.
  • Not guilty of oral copulation and sodomy in jury trial.
  • Not guilty of attempted arson in jury trial.
  • Not guilty of indecent exposure at jury trial.
  • Not guilty of oral copulation and sodomy at jury trial.
  • Not guilty of attempted arson at jury trial.
  • Not guilty of indecent exposure at jury trial.
  • Not guilty of burglary at jury trial.
  • Not guilty of narcotics sales at trial.
  • Dismissal of aggravated kidnapping case at preliminary hearing.
  • Dismissal of chop shop case based upon Fourth Amendment violations.
  • Dismissal of cultivation of marijuana case.
  • Mistrial in four-month long gang murder case, leading to negotiated sentence of 6 years, where client faced life without the possibility of parole. 2019

  • San Jose Mercury News: Two Bay Area men take plea deals in freeway shooting that killed mother of four. Read more >

  • Acquittal at jury trial on nine counts of solicitation to commit murder in two months long trial – 2017

  • Suspect acquitted by Contra Costa jury of soliciting murders, convicted of fraud. Read more >

  • Diversion for client charged with possession of narcotics for sale and transportation – 2017

  • Dismissal of gang murder case on speedy trial grounds – 2016

  • Negotiated 3-year sentence in gang conspiracy to commit murder case where client faced life sentence – 2016

  • Reversal of Federal District Court by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in class action lawsuit of national importance against Contra Costa County Public Defender.

  • Contra Costa Public Defender sued over right to an attorney at arraignment. Read more >

  • Dismissal of gang murder based upon coerced confession – 2015

  • Dismissal of all embezzlement charges against chair of department at major state university – 2012 Read more >

  • Won multiple murder death penalty trial in guilt phase.

  • Acquittal in first-degree murder in jury trial.

  • Not guilty by reason of insanity in murder trial.

  • Not guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter in jury trial.

  • Not guilty of rape in jury trial.

  • Not guilty of oral copulation and sodomy in jury trial.

  • Not guilty of attempted arson in jury trial.

  • Not guilty of indecent exposure at jury trial.

  • Not guilty of burglary at jury trial.

  • Not guilty of narcotics sales at trial.

  • Dismissal of aggravated kidnapping case at preliminary hearing.

  • Dismissal of chop shop case based upon Fourth Amendment violations.

  • Dismissal of cultivation of marijuana case.

Most recently Chris secured:

  • Acquittal at jury trial on nine counts of solicitation to commit murder.
  • Dismissal of gang murder case due to speedy trial violations.
  • Dismissal of gang murder case due to coerced confession.
  • Dismissal of a bank robbery case – in which the robbery was committed in broad daylight in front of 20 FBI agents
  • Dismissal of an automotive chop shop case
  • Dismissal of a multiple-victim kidnapping/rape case where the defendant faced multiple life sentences
  • Discharge of two three-strikes allegations

Chris also:

  • Negotiated an effective two-year deal in the largest fraud and embezzlement case in Marin County history – which carried 175 years of exposure based upon 30 felony counts and innumerable enhancements

Successes:

Mistrial in four-month long gang murder case, leading to negotiated sentence of 6 years, where client faced life without the possibility of parole – 2019

San Jose Mercury News: Two Bay Area men take plea deals in freeway shooting that killed mother of four
https://bayareane.ws/2Gc1bKi

Acquittal at jury trial on nine counts of solicitation to commit murder in two months long trial – 2017

Suspect acquitted by Contra Costa jury of soliciting murders, convicted of fraud

Suspect acquitted by Contra Costa jury of soliciting murders, convicted of fraud

Diversion for client charged with possession of narcotics for sale and transportation – 2017

Dismissal of gang murder case on speedy trial grounds – 2016

Negotiated 3-year sentence in gang conspiracy to commit murder case where client faced life sentence – 2016

Reversal of Federal District Court by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in class action lawsuit of national importance against Contra Costa County Public Defender – 2016

Contra Costa Public Defender sued over right to an attorney at arraignment

Contra Costa Public Defender sued over right to an attorney at arraignment

Dismissal of gang murder based upon coerced confession – 2015

Dismissal of all embezzlement charges against chair of department at major state university – 2012

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Embezzlement charge dismissed against Western Michigan University faculty member
The Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed an embezzlement charge against a Western Michigan University faculty member.

The bottom four should go into the Chris also category:

Negotiated an effective two-year deal in the largest fraud and embezzlement case in Marin County history – which carried 175 years of exposure based upon 30 felony counts and innumerable enhancements.

Won multiple murder death penalty trial in guilt phase.

Acquittal in first-degree murder in jury trial.

Not guilty by reason of insanity in murder trial.

Not guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter in jury trial.

Not guilty of rape in jury trial.

Not guilty of oral copulation and sodomy in jury trial.

Not guilty of attempted arson in jury trial.

Not guilty of indecent exposure at jury trial.

Not guilty of oral copulation and sodomy at jury trial.

Not guilty of attempted arson at jury trial.

Not guilty of indecent exposure at jury trial.

Not guilty of burglary at jury trial.

Not guilty of narcotics sales at trial.

Dismissal of aggravated kidnapping case at preliminary hearing.

Dismissal of chop shop case based upon Fourth Amendment violations.

Dismissal of cultivation of marijuana case.