Criminal Law Case Results in Sacramento - Spaulding Campi


The lawyers at Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys have been in practice for over 20 years and have resolved hundreds of cases through dismissal, not guilty verdicts and hung juries. A few examples of case results are described below.

People -vs- P.M.

Domestic Violence

A prominent local doctor was charged with domestic violence and was facing a charge that would have extreme consequences upon his livelihood and future employment prospects.

The doctor’s supervisor told him in no uncertain terms, that if he suffered a conviction on any of these counts, he would lose his job. Because he was a non-citizen, he also initially faced an immigration hold (also known as an ICE hold) which meant that he was not eligible for bail. Immigration attorney Scott Mossman intervened and successfully got the ICE hold lifted, allowing the client to be released from custody. Following several months of investigation and negotiation between Patricia Campi and the district attorney’s office, and with the help of a private investigator, the District Attorney finally decided to dismiss the case.

People -vs- P.M.

Domestic Violence

Dismissed

A prominent local doctor was charged with domestic violence and was facing a charge that would have extreme consequences upon his livelihood and future employment prospects.

The case was charged as a misdemeanor; however, the doctor’s supervisor told him in no uncertain terms, that if he suffered a conviction on any of these counts, he would lose his job. Because he was a non-citizen, he also initially faced an immigration hold (also known as an ICE hold) which meant that he was not eligible for bail.
Immigration attorney Scott Mossman intervened and successfully got the ICE hold lifted, allowing the client to be released from custody. Following several months of investigation and negotiation between Patricia Campi and the district attorney’s office, and with the help of a private investigator, the District Attorney finally decided to dismiss the case.

People -vs- G.K.

Domestic Violence

Ms. Campi’s client was charged with two counts of felony domestic violence and was facing up to 4 years in state prison in addition to possible fines and a criminal record. The charges were particularly burdensome to the client due to the additional allegation of battery with serious bodily injury under PC234(d). Since the charge of penal code 234(d) is considered to be a serious felony within the meaning of PC 1192.7(c), it becomes a strike offense under the three strikes law.

Through independent investigation, ongoing negotiations and a stubborn insistence that justice require a dismissal of all charges, Patricia Campi finally prevailed upon the DA to drop the case on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

Case Outcome: No Criminal Record

People -vs- G.K

Felony Domestic Violence

Case Dismissed
Ms. Campi’s client was charged with two counts of felony domestic violence and was facing up to 4 years in state prison in addition to possible fines and a criminal record. The charges were particularly burdensome to the client due to the additional allegation of battery with serious bodily injury under PC234(d). Since the charge of penal code 234(d) is considered to be a serious felony within the meaning of PC 1192.7(c), it becomes a strike offense under the three strikes law.

Through independent investigation, ongoing negotiations and a stubborn insistence that justice require a dismissal of all charges, Patricia Campi finally prevailed upon the DA to drop the case on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

Case Outcome: No Criminal Record

People -vs- S.W.

DUI

Client arrested for drunk driving faced the possibility of losing her job as a consultant since she relied on her car to visit customers. As a non US citizen, she also risked losing her TN1 or work visa.

During her examination of the arrest scene, Ms. Spaulding spotted an inconsistency on the police form which instructs the officer how to administer the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test.
The district attorney agreed with Ms. Spaulding’s findings and arguments.

Case Outcome: No Criminal Record

People -vs- S.W.

DUI

Case Dismissed
Client arrested for drunk driving faced the possibility of losing her job as a consultant since she relied on her car to visit customers. As a non US citizen, she also risked losing her TN1 or work visa.

During her examination of the arrest scene, Ms. Spaulding spotted an inconsistency on the police form which instructs the officer how to administer the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test.
The district attorney agreed with Ms. Spaulding’s findings and arguments.

Case Outcome: No Criminal Record