As a lawyer who strives for the best possible results for his clients, Arant often approaches prosecutors before the client’s first court date in order to try and convince that attorney to drop the charges. In some cases, Arant cannot get the charges dropped, but he is instead successful in getting them reduced to less serious charges. If neither approach works, he uses the encounter as a way to learn more information about the prosecution’
Arant recently had two clients in San Jose who were dealing with charges related to battery and domestic violence. The individuals had a history of violence, but they wanted to work out their dispute and stay together as a couple. After doing some investigation, Arant called the prosecutor to explain the dynamics of the couple’s relationships and to negotiate the case before charges were filed. As a result, the prosecutor never filed the charges, which saved the couple from having to deal with a restraining order or potential criminal convictions.
On another recent occasion, Arant was representing a client in Fremont who was facing a possible DUI conviction, which would have been his second one in a two-year-period. In his second DUI incident, had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.42 percent, which is more than five times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He was also involved in an accident, in which there were no injuries. Because of these factors and the fact that a second DUI arrest meant Arant’s client violated the probation granted in his previous DUI conviction, the prosecution was interested in putting him in jail for 90 to 120 days.
With his pre-charging negotiating tactics, Arant was able to help this client obtain a much more favorable sentence. The DUI defense attorney presented the prosecutor with evidence of corrective steps the man had taken since his second DUI arrest—he had checked into a 30-day intensive rehabilitation program, and he was either attending to Alcoholics Anonymous or receiving ongoing medical treatment on a daily basis. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to cut 30 to 60 days from the client’s sentence. He was even allowed to serve his time on the weekends so he could continue to support his family.
These are just a few examples of how Arant goes above and beyond for his clients. He takes an active defense approach, taking advantage of every opportunity he can to safeguard his clients’ futures. If you are at risk of a criminal charge and conviction, contact the Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq. It is important to note that each case is unique. For that reason, there is no guarantee of specific results in future cases. More information is available at http://www.ArantLaw.com.