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


Extreme DUI

Dismissed and convicted of drinking in public.

Reduced to wet reckless


Reduced to wet reckless, DMV hearing won.

Reduced to non-alcohol related "dry" reckless


Reduced to non-alcohol related "dry" reckless driving at trial, DMV hearing won.

Reduced to simple possession

Possession of Marijuana for Sales & Transportation

Reduced to simple possession and community service.

Reduced to wet reckless

DUI from a Nurse

Reduced to wet reckless and no sanctions from nursing board.

Not guilty


Reduced to wet reckless and not guilty on .08 BAC DUI charge, driver's license restored.

Juvenile misdemeanor battery


Juvenile misdemeanor battery on school property- case dismissed upon completion of community service, client not expelled from school.

Jail sentence avoided

Felony Possession for Sales & Transportation of Controlled Substance

Jail sentence avoided through strong defense and persistent effort.

Jail avoided

Fourth Offense Felony DUI Involving Accident

Jail avoided due to an effective defense on our part.

Found not guilty


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

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