NOTABLE VERDICTS

The following is a brief synopsis of notable cases handled by Mr. Aval within the past few years. The details of such cases have been generalized to protect the privacy of the victims and the persons accused of such crimes. Such notable cases have been limited to JURY TRIAL results. Numerous favorable results are accomplished on a daily basis. However, the following Jury Trial results are deemed more noteworthy of mentioning.

 

    • Client accused of Committing a Lewd Act upon a Child. Client, a 64 year old grandmother was wrongfully accused of inapporpriately touching her grand-daughter. Client was arrested and bail was set at $250,000. After months of Pretrial Conferences and Pretrial Motions, the case was litigated at a Jury Trial. Mr. Aval was able to artfully articulate to the Jury that his client was innocent. The Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty and client was exonerated of all charges. Client was facing 8 years in State Prison. (People v. Guijarro)

 

    • Client charged with First Degree MurderMurder. After a Jury Trial, Mr. Aval was able to show the Jury that his client did not participate in the Murder of a Rival Gang member. Prosecution presented a co-defendant at trial who had taken a plea bargain for 16 years in State Prison to testify against Mr. Aval’s client. Despite such damning evidence, Mr. Aval was able to convince the jury that his client was innocent. Client found Not Guilty by the Jury and released from Jail. He was facing life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. (People v. Wise)

 

    • Client charged with Multiple Counts of First Degree Murder. It was alleged that the client was involved in a ‘Take Over Robbery’ of a commercial business. Shot were fired by the suspects and the occupants of the commercial building. Two victims were Murdered and a third victim was shot multiple times but survived his injuries. Prosecution evidence included DNA evidence, Cell Phone evidence and other investigative efforts by Law Enforcement. Despite such evidence, Mr. Aval was able to obtain a Not Guilty verdict after a Jury Trial and released from Jail. Client was facing Life Imprisonment without the possibility of parole. (People v. Dinkins)

 

    • Client charged with Attempted Murder with Premeditation. Client accused of plotting to kill her own mother in order to gain millions of dollars in Real Estate property. Victim was shot multiple times at close range by masked men driving a Van as she was getting ready to leave her home in the morning. At trial, Prosecution attempted to picture the client as a cold-blooded killer who had chose money over her own biological mother. However, at trial, Mr. Aval was able to show the Jury the truth behind the allegations and that his client was a kind and sweet daughter who had nothing to do with the attempted killing of her mother. Client was found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder by the Jury. She was facing life imprisonment. (People v. Gonzalez)

 

    • Client Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, and three counts of Attempted Murder on Peace Officers with Gang Allegation enhancements. Client was featured on the local news channel as a Fugitive labeled ‘L.A’s Most Wanted’. After a jury trial, Client was found NOT GUILTY on all charges and released from jail. (People v. Toro)

 

    • Client charged with Premeditated Attempted Murder using a firearm. Client accused of shooting the victim in the chest. Prosecution offered 34 years in State Prison as a plea bargain deal. Client facing life imprisonment. After a Jury Trial, Client found NOT GUILTY by the jury. Client released. (People vs. Dawson NA 080249 -02)
    • Client charged with Domestic Violence, attempted murder on former-spouse, and criminal threats. Client offered ten years in state prison, facing 32 years. After a jury trial, Mr. Aval was able to get almost all of the charges dismissed and client was released within a few months of his arrest. (people v. Zabelle)

 

    • Client charged with Grand Theft of Jewelry estimated to be worth in excess of $500 thousand dollars. After a Jury Trial, Client was found NOT GUILTY and exonerated of the charges. (People v. Narmaki)

 

    • Client charged being possession ammunition as Ex-Felon for the benefit of a criminal street gang. Prosecution offered 9 years in State Prison as a plea bargain. Client facing up to 17 years in State Prison. After a Jury Trial, Client was found NOT GUILTY and ordered released. (People v. Decasas, VA)

 

    • Client accused of Domestic Violence against his spouse resulting in broken ribs. After a Jury Trial, Client was found NOT GUILTY and released. (People v. Hernandez VA084979)

 

    • Client charged with petty theft with a prior. Client accused of stealing items from a Circuit City Store. After a Jury Trial, Client found NOT GUILTY and relased. (People v. Martinez VA085564)

 

    • Client accused of making criminal threats against his spouse and Domestic Violence. After a Jury Trial, Client found NOT GUILTY and relased. (People v. Avalos VA085083)

 

    • Client charged with Residential Burglary and Assualt with a Deadly Weapon once inside the residence. After a Jury Trial, Client found NOT GUILTY and released. (People v. Felix VA091503)

 

    • Client charged with Attempted Murder with Premeditation using a Firearm. Prosecution offered 25 years in State Prison to Client as a plea bargain prior to trial. Client chose to go to trial and fight for his innocence while facing a possible life sentence. Jury found defendant ‘not guilty’. Client released from jail. (People v. Belcher VA088066)

 

    • Client charged with Murder with Gang Allegations. Defendant facing life imprisonment. NO offers made by prosecution prior to trial. Defendant apprehended from State of Florida and brought back to California for prosecution. Attorney Simon Aval was able to convince the jury that his client was ‘innocent’. Client found ‘not Guilty’ by the Jury and released. (People v. Rueda TA090993)

 

    • Client charged with dissuading a witness from testifying for Gang Related purposes. Defendant facing life imprisonment. After a Jury Trial, Attorney Simon Aval was able to convince the jury that his client was innocent. Client found ‘not guilty’ and released. (People v. Welch VA 098363)

 

    • Client accused of embezzlment of over $300,000 from a pharmacy while employed as a bookkeeper. Client, mother of a young child, was facing a long state prison sentence. After a Jury Trial, despite a co-defendant testifying that defendant was involved, Client was found not guilty by the jury and exonerated. (People v. Dool SWF009313)

 

    • Client charged with attempted murder with premeditation. Client accused of shooting Wife’s lover in the face after being informed of the affair. Client facing life imprisonment. Prosecution made NO offers before trial, seeking life imprisonment. After a Jury Trial, Attorney Simon Aval was able to convince the jury that his client was innocent. Client found ‘not guilty’ by the jury and released. (Peope v, Osburn)

 

    • Client accused of passing a forged check at the bank. After a Jury Trial, Attorney Simon Aval was able to convince the Jury that his client had no knowledge of the fraudulent nature of the check. Client found ‘not guilty’ by the jury. (People v. Musharbash KA063863)

 

    • Client charged with lewd act upon a child. Prosecution alleged that defendant had a prior conviction for the same charge in the past. Defendant facing life imprisonment. After a Jury Trial, Attorney Simon Aval was able to convince the jury that the defendant did not commit a lewd act upon a child; despite the fact that the jurors heard evidence regarding defendant=s past criminal history. Defendant found ‘not guilty’ and released from jail. (People v. Wilkes NA071060)

 

    • Client accused of committing a lewd act with a child. Client facing a lifetime registration as a sex offender and State Prison. After a Jury Trial, Client found ‘not guilty’ by the Jury and exonerated. (People v. Crofts VA072468)

 

    • Client accused of committing multiple acts of attempted murder on police officers by shooting an assault weapon towards their patrol vehicle and while they were on foot. Client facing life imprisonment. After a lengthy Jury Trial, Attorney Simon Aval was able to convince the jury that his client was not the person who shot at the officers, despite the officers identifying the client as the shooter. Client found ‘not guilty’ by the jury and released. (People v. Corswell VA069914)

 

    • Client charged with Possession of Rock Cocaine for Sale. Prosecution offered 6 years in State Prison as a Plea Bargain. Client was found ‘not guilty’ by the jury and released. (People v. Duff VA089758)
    • Client charged with Possession of Multiple Firearms inside his residence. Police claimed that defendant had confessed to possessing the firearms and having recently purchased them. Client was found ‘not guilty’ by the jury and released. (People v. Blackmon TA081120)

 

    • Client charged with Murder with Special Circumstance of Gang Violence and Multiple Victims. Prosecution offered nothing less than a life sentence for the defendant. After a three week jury trial, the Jury deadlocked 9-3 for Not Guilty. Motion to Dismiss brought by the defense, case dismissed. (People v. Romo 5CF096)
    • Client charged with Domestic Violence, Assault resulting in great bodily injury (fractured nose). Client offered 9 years by the prosecution based on his criminal record. After a jury trial the defendant was found ‘not guilty’ by the jury and exonerated on all charges. (People v. Vigil 05NF3116)

 

    • Client arrested and charged with two counts of murder on two different incidents. One count was dismissed after the defense was able to obtain numerous eyewitnesses who exonerated the client of the crime. Client offered 21 years for the other murder charge. After a jury trial, client found ‘not guilty’ of murder. Client released. (People v. Prado VA072596)

 

    • Client accused of domestic violence against his wife. Client arrested and offered 4 years in prison. After a jury trial, defendant found ‘not guilty’ of the crime and released. (People v. Martinez 0SG01771)
    • Client charged with Assault with a Firearm during a road-rage incident. Client found ‘not guilty’ of the assault. (People v. Guzman 2DW06435)

 

    • Client charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Refusing to submit to a chemical test. After a Jury Trial, Client found ‘not guilty’. (People v. Bishop VA069063)

 

    • Client accused of committing sexual battery on his employee at work. After a jury trial, client found ‘not guilty’. (People v. Garcia VA070593)

 

    • Client accused of possessing controlled substance for sale. The police initiated a traffic stop on the client’s vehicle and seized approximately 32 grams of Meth-amphetamine, empty plastic baggies, and cash. Jury found client ‘not guilty’. (People v. Cervantes VA072988)

 

    • Client accused of threatening his ex-wife over the telephone and charged with felony criminal threats. Client was a ‘three-striker’ and was exposed to the possibility, if found guilty, of being sentenced to a term of 25 years to life. Prosecution offered 12 years before trial. Jury found client ‘not guilty’. (People v. Ramirez VA070017)

 

    • Client wrongfully accused and charged with attempted rape of an unconscious person and attempted statutory rape. Jury found client ‘not guilty’. (People v. Figueroa 01WF2645)

 

    • Client accused of following his ex-girlfriend and confronting her as she was with her new boyfriend. A fight ensued and the Defendant was arrested. Client charged with assault with force like to produce great bodily injury and causing great bodily injury resulting in brain damage. Prosecution offer was 9 years before trial. Jury found client ‘not guilty’ as he acted in ‘self-defense’. (People v. Padilla)

 

    • Client accused of pointing a handgun at his wife during an argument and threatening to kill his wife and then himself. Client charged with assault with a firearm against his wife and also making criminal threats against her. Defendant exposed to 14 years in prison before trial. Jury found client ‘not guilty’. (People v. Holguin)

 

    • Client charged with illegal possession of firearm within his vehicle. Officers claimed they observed the defendant conceal the firearm within the door compartment of the vehicle. After a Jury Trial, Attorney Simon Aval was able to convince the Jury that the officers were not truthful in their testimony. Client found ‘not guilty’ by the jury and released.

 

    • Client charged with resisting arrest by physically and violently fighting with police officers while performing their lawful duties. Defendant suffered great bodily injury and burn mark over 20% of his body as a result of police brutality during the arrest. After a Jury Trial, Defendant found ‘not guilty’ by the Jury of violently resisting arrest.

 

    • Add to notable cases page the following cases   “Client charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale. Officers executed a search warrant on residence and arrested the client. Numerous items of evidence such as packaging, and documents were seized. Client was facing State Prison. Mr. Aval was able to convince the Jury that his client was Not Guilty of the crimes charged. Client was found Not Guilty by the Jury.  (People v. Hudson)

 

    • Client charged with First Degree Murder and facing life imprisonment. Mr. Aval was able to convince the Jury that his client acted in self-defense. After a Jury Trial, the Jury found the client Not Guilty of Murder. He was released from jail and reunited with his family. (People v. Moreno)