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Our Case Results

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.
    • Reduced to wet reckless, DMV hearing won. - DUI Reduced to wet reckless
    • Jury trial, Not guilty, license reinstated. - DUI License Reinstated
    • Case dismissed, convicted of exhibition of speed, DMV hearing won. - DUI Case Dismissed
    • No charges filed after meeting with prosecutor, DMV hearing won. - DUI No Charges Filed
    • Reduced to wet reckless accident, commercial license restored. - DUI Reduced to wet reckless
    • Reduced to dry reckless. - DUI Reduced to dry reckless
    • Reduced to dry reckless - DUI Reduced to dry reckless
    • Reduced to dry reckless, DMV hearing won. - DUI Reduced to dry reckless
    • Jury trial, not guilty, driver's license reinstated - DUI Not Guilty
    • Extreme DUI, dismissed and convicted of drinking in public - DUI Dismissed
    • Reduced to wet reckless - DUI Reduced to wet reckless
    • Reduced to wet reckless and found not guilty on .08 BAC DUI, commercial license reinstated. - DUI Not Guilty
    • Extreme DUI from a Doctor, Reduced to wet reckless and medical license saved - DUI Reduced to wet reckless
    • DUI from a Nurse, Reduced to wet reckless and no sanctions from nursing board - DUI Reduced to wet reckless
    • Extreme DUI from a Teacher, Reduced to wet reckless and no sanctions from school board - DUI Reduced to wet reckless
    • Third Offense DUI, Jail sentence avoided. House arrest used as alternative to jail - DUI Jail sentence avoided
    • Fourth Offense Felony DUI Involving Accident - DUI Jail avoided

      Jail avoided due to an effective defense on our part.

    • Second Offense Misdemeanor DUI - DUI Reduced to non-alcohol related charge

      Reduced to non-alcohol related charge and license suspension set aside/dismissed.

    • Jury trial, not guilty, driver's license restored. - DUI Not Guilty
    • DUI with Heroin, Case dismissed after proof of completion of drug treatment program. - DUI Case Dismissed
    • Extreme DUI - DUI Not Guilty

      Jury trial, not guilty.

    • Reduced to dry reckless - DUI Reduced to dry reckless
    • Fourth Offense Felony DUI, No jail, multiple probation violations. - DUI No Jail
    • Reduced to dry reckless - DUI Reduced to dry reckless.
    • Extreme DUI - DUI Not Guilty

      Reduced to alcohol related "wet" reckless driving, found not guilty on .08 charge, commercial driver's license reinstated.

    • Felony Grand Theft Auto with Gang Allegation - Criminal Defense Reduced to misdemeanor

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

    • Felony Possession for Sales of Controlled Substance - Criminal Defense Reduced to simple possession

      19 count felony complaint alleging possession for sales of controlled substance and forged prescription forms was reduced to simple possession with order to attend drug treatment.

    • Child Endangerment, Case dismissed on first day of jury trial. - Criminal Defense Case Dismissed
    • Attempted Murder with Gang Allegations Carrying a Life Sentence - Criminal Defense Charge Reduced

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

    • Felony Possession of Methamphetamine & Pipe with Prison Prior - Criminal Defense Charges dismissed

      Charges dismissed upon completion of drug education program.

    • Felony Possession for Sales with Probation Violation - Criminal Defense Reduced to misdemeanor

      Reduced to misdemeanor. A jail sentence was not issued on the condition defendant completes drug counseling program.

    • Rape - Criminal Defense Charges not filed

      Charges not filed based on defense investigation proving that sexual contact was consensual.

    • Grand Theft of Over $3000 Worth of Merchandise from Retail Store - Criminal Defense Reduced to misdemeanor

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

      Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail and counseling.

    • Felony Possession - Criminal Defense Charges dismissed

      Felony Possession for Sales & Transportation of 700+ Kilos of Marijuana

      Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

    • Kidnapping & Possession of a Firearm by a Felon - Criminal Defense Charges dismissed

      Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

    • Possession of Marijuana for Sales & Transportation - Criminal Defense Reduced to simple possession

      Reduced to simple possession and community service.

    • Commercial Burglary - Criminal Defense Reduced to petty theft

      Reduced to petty theft as an infraction with a $50 fine.

    • Embezzlement - Criminal Defense Charges dismissed

      Charges dismissed and employee allowed to return to work.

    • Domestic Violence - Criminal Defense Not guilty

      Not guilty by jury. Prosecutor's lowest offer had been for one year in county jail.

    • Possession of 7 oz. of Marijuana for Sale - Criminal Defense Charges dismissed

      Charges dismissed upon proof client had medical marijuana recommendation from doctor.

    • Felony Graffiti - Criminal Defense Reduced to misdemeanor

      Graffiti allegedly caused $15,000+ worth of damage. Reduced to misdemeanor without a jail sentence.

    • Felony Possession for Sales & Transportation of Controlled Substance - Criminal Defense Jail sentence avoided

      Jail sentence avoided through strong defense and persistent effort.

    • Juvenile Felony Sexual Assault - Criminal Defense Custody time avoided

      Custody time avoided upon completion of counseling.

    • Juvenile Rape - Criminal Defense Charges dismissed

      Charges dismissed at adjudication hearing (trial).

    • Felony Possession - Criminal Defense Case Dismissed

      Juvenile felony possession of a controlled substance- case dismissed upon completion of drug education class and community service

    • Felony Rape - Criminal Defense Charges Reduced

      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.

    • Battery - Criminal Defense Case Dismissed

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

    • Burglary - Criminal Defense Case reduced to petty theft and eventually

      Juvenile felony commercial burglary- case reduced to petty theft and eventually dismissed upon completion of counseling and payment of restitution.

    • Felony Commercial Burglary - Criminal Defense Case reduced to petty theft

      Juvenile felony commercial burglary- case reduced to petty theft and eventually dismissed upon completion of counseling and payment of restitution;