Below is a partial list of the criminal cases that were recently successfully resolved by Matthew Cargal. These results do not guarantee the outcome of your case. Each case is different. Although Matthew Cargal is very successful in obtaining the best results for his clients, not every case results in a reduction or dismissal of charges, no jail time or an acquittal at trial. Contact us if you need a Pasadena criminal lawyer.

Case Results

Reduced to dry reckless


Reduced to dry reckless, DMV hearing won.

Charges dismissed

Juvenile Possession of Controlled Substance

Charges dismissed upon completion of drug education class.

Attempted Murder reduced to assault

Attempted Murder with Gang Allegations Carrying a Life Sentence

Reduced to assault with a deadly weapon with credit for time served in jail.

Found not guilty


Reduced to dry reckless and found not guilty on .08 BAC DUI, commercial license reinstated.

Reduced to wet reckless accident

DUI Resulting in an Accident

Reduced to wet reckless accident, commercial license restored.

Case not transferred to adult court

Felony Rape

Juvenile felony rape charge with gang allegation- case not transferred to adult court, gang allegation stricken, client not incarcerated, charges reduced after completion of residential drug treatment program.

Felony reduced to misdemeanor

Grand Theft of Over $3000 Worth of Merchandise from Retail Store

Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail and counseling.

Felony reduced to misdemeanor

Felony Grand Theft Auto with Gang Allegation

Reduced to misdemeanor driving vehicle without permission, and the gang allegation was dropped completely. A jail sentence was avoided.

Reduced to wet reckless.


Reduced to wet reckless.

Not Guilty


Jury trial, not guilty, license reinstated.

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