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Gun Possession & Assault Dismissed with Diversion Program

Violent Crimes June 21, 2024

A Walnut Creek, CA man was charged with <a href="https://www.morrisdefense.com/weapons-crimes/unlawful-possession/"gun possession and assault after a fight broke out at the Walnut Creek Cheesecake Factory. With a potential two-year jail sentence looming, our defense attorneys filed a Motion for Judicial Diversion which was granted by a judge of the Contra Costa County Superior Court. After completing diversion, all charges were dismissed, and our client's record remained clear.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Murder Charge Reduced with Video Evidence

Murder June 7, 2024

An Antioch, CA man was staring down a potential 50-year to life sentence for the fatal shooting of his roommate. Utilizing video and audio evidence that documented the victim's aggressive behavior prior to the incident, Seth Morris negotiated with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office to dismiss the murder charge and resolve the case in favor of a drastically reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Charges Dismissed After Fatal Car Wreck

Felony Crimes May 24, 2024

In Antioch, CA, a man was accused of racing his car, resulting in the death of another driver. As a result, he was facing a lifetime driving ban and six years in prison. Through video evidence, attorney Seth Morris showed prosecutors that the client was not racing and did not cause the other driver's death. In fact, the incident was solely due to other driver showing off, causing him to spin out and crash. Once presented with this, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office dismissed the charges due to insufficient evidence.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Elder Abuse Charges Dismissed

Felony Crimes May 10, 2024

A Berkeley, CA man was charged with elder abuse after being accused of attacking his mother. He faced two years in the county jail. After meeting with him and his mother we discovered there were underlying mental health issues that the police ignored. After presenting that evidence to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, the case was dismissed at the first court appearance.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Self-Defense in Attempted Murder Case Leads to Dismissal

Murder April 18, 2024

A man from Pittsburg, CA, charged with attempted murder, faced the grim possibility of life imprisonment. Initially, the prosecution offered a 24-year sentence. However, Seth Morris's assertive opening statement highlighting the lawful self-defense his client acted upon convinced the prosecution to dismiss the charges altogether – admitting the District Attorney's Office could not bear its burden of proof, resulting in the client walking free.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Drug arrest settled down to probation

Drug Trafficking April 10, 2024

A Solano County man was arrested for selling a narcotic to an alleged buyer who later overdosed on fentanyl. Despite the police department claiming the client had sold a fentanyl-laced pill, Seth Morris was able to show by way of text message and forensic evidence that his client had never sold a fentanyl laced pill. This relentless effort by Seth Morris allowed the client to settle his case for probation rather than face murder charges.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Bail from armed robberies reduced

Robbery March 8, 2024

A Contra Costa man faced felony charges for seven armed robberies and had a bail of $1.1 million. Seth Morris filed a bail motion and argued that there was no competent evidence that could lead to a conviction in the case. As a result of Seth Morris’ efforts, the bail was reduced to $10,000.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Parole violation charges dismissed

Murder November 21, 2023

A San Francisco man who was on parole for murder was facing the possibility of returning to prison to finish a life sentence based on a parole violation. Seth Morris got the charges dismissed and his client was able to stay out of custody and continue living his life as a free man.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Assault charges dismissed

Assault April 11, 2023

An Alameda County man was charged with assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. In addition to this, he faced enhancements for causing brain injury and for putting the alleged victim in a coma as a result of the attack. After a laborious investigation involving 700 possible witnesses at a wedding where the brawl occurred, all charges were dismissed. Seth Morris skillfully convinced the District Attorney’s Office that there was no way to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges dismissed

Murder August 17, 2022

A woman in Alameda County who was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with a knife had her case dismissed on the day of the preliminary hearing. Seth Morris was able to convince the District Attorney’s Office that his client had been attacked by a mob of women when she was coming to pick up a child. The court found that the stabbing was in lawful self-defense.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.