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Victories

People v. R.M. (Santa Clara County Superior Court)

            One-month “three strikes” trial.  Charges of felon in possession of firearm; resisting police officer with serious bodily injury; and battery on a police officer; not guilty verdicts on all counts

People v. C.T. (Contra Costa Superior Court)

            Misdemeanor charges of domestic violence with bodily injury and false imprisonment; alleged victim tearfully testified to abuse; 12-minute jury deliberation resulted in not guilty verdict on all charges

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From Jeremy’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on ReelLawyers.com

People v. R.H. (San Francisco Superior Court)

            Felony charges of domestic violence with bodily injury; assault with deadly weapon; terrorist threats; convicted only of misdemeanors

People v. J.F. (Santa Clara County Superior Court)

            Battery with serious bodily injury; not guilty verdict

People v. M.S. (Santa Clara County Superior Court)

            Sale of marijuana to undercover San Jose Police officer in “buy/bust” operation; not guilty verdict

People v. S.H. (Santa Clara County Superior Court)

            Misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge; prosecution dismissed after hung jury

 

Some of Jeremy D. Blank’s Appellate Victories

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From Jeremy’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on ReelLawyers.com

People v. K.N. (Sixth District Court of Appeal)

            Felony possession of child pornography case. Victory in the trial court and on the prosecution’s appeal; police did not have probable cause to believe defendant had accessed the network used to download pornography; search warrant did not expressly authorize the search; and police lacked good-faith reliance on search warrant

People v. V.W. (First District Court of Appeal)

            Sexually Violent Predator civil commitment reversed; trial court failed to limit hearsay evidence and erroneously admitted preliminary hearing transcripts

People v. A.M. (First District Court of Appeal)

            Conviction for possession of crack cocaine reversed; anonymous tip coupled with client’s presence in a “high-crime area” and fleeing officers not sufficient to justify police detention

People v. H.S. (Monterey County Appellate Division)

            Conviction for domestic violence reversed; trial court erroneously excluded evidence defendant had reasonable fear of the alleged victim

People v. R.W. (San Francisco Appellate Division)

             Possession of tear gas by a felon; trial lawyer failed to object to prosecutor’s commission of Griffin error by implicitly commenting on defendant’s failure to testify; conviction reversed

People v. Y.C. (San Francisco Appellate Division)

            Trial court denied motion to suppress evidence (possession of loaded firearm in vehicle); District Attorney conceded appeal at oral argument; case dismissed

People v. S.L. (Santa Clara Appellate Division)

            Officer’s testimony that defendant’s act of looking at cell phone while driving constituted violation of Vehicle Code § 22350 insufficient to sustain conviction; conviction for violation of Basic Speed Law reversed;

 

Some Other Victories

Immigration Relief

People v. J.H. (San Francisco Superior Court)

            Client previously pled guilty to felony terrorist threats, but then learned that conviction made him deportable and ineligible to become a U.S. citizen; motion granted and conviction vacated; client is now eligible for U.S. citizenship

 

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From Jeremy’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on ReelLawyers.com

People v. Z.C. (San Mateo County Superior Court)

            Client previously pled guilty to felony sale of marijuana, but then learned that conviction made him deportable and ineligible to become a U.S. citizen; motion granted and conviction vacated; client is now eligible for U.S. citizenship

People v. D.T. (San Francisco Superior Court)           

             Client previously pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of stolen check, but then learned that conviction made him deportable and ineligible to become a U.S. citizen; motion granted and conviction vacated; client is now eligible for U.S. citizenship

 

Pardons

People v. N.R. (Santa Clara County Superior Court)

            Client was convicted of transportation and possession for sale of marijuana.  After petition from the Law Office of Jeremy D. Blank, client was issued a full and unconditional pardon from Governor Brown.

People v. K.M. (Marin County Superior Court)

            Client was convicted with other counsel of assault with force likely to cause bodily injury in 2004.  In 2007, after petition from the Law Office of Jeremy D. Blank, client issued a full and unconditional pardon from Governor Schwarzenegger.  This was one of only 15 pardons statewide granted by Gov. Schwarzenegger during his eight years in office.