Post Conviction Relief for Immigration Related Consequences

Immigration Law: Correen Ferrentino Secures Successful Case Dismissal Ferrentino & Associates won a motion to vacate possession for sale of marijuana and meth amphetamine last week.  The court vacated the conviction and the district attorney agreed to dismiss...

December Dismissals

DUI Dismissal Obtained by Ashley Daniel,of Counsel at Ferrentino & Associates, at the West Justice Center in December 2019.  He convinced the prosecutor he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt based on the evidence without having to put the client...

Motion for a New Trial Received: Correen Ferrentino, Superior Court

Securing Motion for New Trial, Orange County Superior Court We successfully obtain a motion for a new trial in Orange County Superior Court in the case of a client who had already received a conviction.  He was convicted August of last year and now, due to our...

OC Weekly Best Lawyer 2019

OC Weekly recognizes and endorses Correen Ferrentino as Best Lawyer 2019. Here's what they have to say about us: "Correen Ferrentino is among the most competent private attorneys in the area. Ferrentino excels at plotting wise trial strategies, writing groundbreaking...

2019 National Trial Lawyers Nomination: Correen Ferrentino

Correen Ferrentino Nominated 2019 Top 100 California Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers It is with great honor that we finish the year 2019 in receiving another nomination.  We continue to work hard for our clients' freedoms and maintain a record of success. National...

Correen Ferrentino Achieves Best Lawyers 2020 by 100% Peer Review

It is with great honor that Ferrentino & Associates announces the inclusion of attorney Correen Ferrentino in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers of America for exceptional work in Criminal Defense.  This selection by our peers is incredibly meaningful, as it...

Federal Court Tulsa, Oklahoma

Defense Against Insurance Fraud Charges We have taken on a federal case in Oklahoma where 3 physicians and 5 marketers are facing insurance fraud charges. Our client, one of the physicians, is charged with violating anti-kickback laws as well as other criminals...

Court of Appeals Publishes Opinion Regarding Ferrentino & Associates’ Case

Writ of Habeas Corpus & Setting Precedence in the California Courts

We are pleased to announce our recent success in an important Habeas Corpus case resulted in a Court of Appeals published opinion recognizing the broad powers of the trial courts to resolve issues related to habeas corpus proceedings, including re-sentencing.

Our client, Mr. Duval, failed to appear in court for sentencing, where he expected to receive a 2 year negotiated sentence. He was then sentenced by the court to 10 years in absentia. When he appeared the next court day, he explained to his attorney that he had been extremely ill and was physically unable to appear in court.  Although the court re-sentenced him to five years for appearing one court day later, his attorney failed to present any evidence that Duval’s failure to appear in court was not willful.  Arguing such a point could have secured the original 2 year sentence.  This is where we came in to help resolve the issue.

We filed a petition for writ of Habeas Corpus on his behalf in the Court of Appeals which was also denied. Finally, after filing a petition for review, the  California Supreme Court granted review and ordered the case returned to the lower court for an order to show cause why the writ of habeas corpus should not be granted. Prior to the hearing in the trial court, the district attorney’s office failed to file a return or objection to the habeas petition.  During the hearing, the court noted this failure, granted the relief in the petition and re-sentenced Duval to credit time served which was a little over 4 years by this time.

The DA appealed but the Court of Appeals, in a published decision, found it fatal to the DA’s position that it did not file a return objecting to the claims in the petition for writ of habeas corpus.  Additionally, the Court of Appeals found that the trial court has broad powers to vacate the defendant’s previously imposed sentence and re-sentence him in the manner it did. Ultimately, the court affirmed the trial court’s granting of the petition and re-sentencing.

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Post Conviction Relief for Immigration Related Consequences

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Immigration Law: Correen Ferrentino Secures Successful Case Dismissal

Ferrentino & Associates won a motion to vacate possession for sale of marijuana and meth amphetamine last week.  The court vacated the conviction and the district attorney agreed to dismiss the charges. Attorneys Correen Ferrentino and Julie Goerlinger provided substantial mitigation and evidence suggesting the client was actually innocent to the prosecution and the court which ultimately impacted the prosecutors decision to dismiss the case after the conviction was reversed, despite the case only being three years old. The client can now move to terminate his immigration case, remain a legal permanent resident and eventually seek citizenship.

December Dismissals

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DUI Dismissal Obtained by Ashley Daniel,

of Counsel at Ferrentino & Associates, at the West Justice Center in December 2019.  He convinced the prosecutor he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt based on the evidence without having to put the client through a trial.

Attorney Correen Ferrentino obtained a dismissal in a case where the client was charged with assault and battery against a police officer, and in a separate matter where the client was charged with child neglect.  Both clients suffered from a mental health illness.  After presenting this mitigating evidence and suggesting the clients obtain counseling and treatment, the prosecutor agreed to the dismissals.

If you or a loved one needs legal help, don’t hesitate to contact our firm.  We have a highly reviewed record of success in defending our clients in cases of fraud, DUI, child endangerment, the Court of Appeals and more.  Now is the time to start your legal defense.