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PEOPLE V. Roget
Our client faced immediate deportation due to prior felony criminal convictions.
Result: Attorneys Correen Ferrentino and Julie Goreinger won four motions to vacate convictions for client facing immediate deportation. We successfully argued to vacate convictions stemming from four cases for our client, pursuant to Penal Code 1473.7
PEOPLE V. Duval
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.
Result: 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. Our client received credit for time served and was released.
PEOPLE V. Luka K.
Our client was charged and convicted of sale and possession of marijuana and amphetamines.
Result: Due to substantial evidence and mitigation by attorneys Correen Ferrentino and Julie Goerlinger, the court vacated the conviction and the district attorney agreed to dismiss the charges.
PEOPLE V. Geoffrey S.
Ashley Daniels, an associated attorney with Ferrentino & Associates secured a trial dismissal at the West Justice Center for a client facing DUI charges.
Result: Case completely dismissed, client suffers no legal recourse, affects on driving record or jail time.
PEOPLE V. S. N.
Result: Our client was previously charged and convicted in August of 2018. We successfully argued for a motion for new trial on the basis that one of the jurors improperly shared information about psychiatric testing of subjects in criminal trials. This has allowed our client another chance at the promise of the United States legal system: a just & fair trial. The retrial will likely take place in 2020.
PEOPLE V. LUICCI N.
The client, a young male adult, was charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for a horrific accident while driving a Ferrari that killed one person and injured others. He faced 12 years in prison.
Result: Ms. Ferrentino worked with world renowned accident reconstruction experts to build a defense that the accident was not caused by excessive speed. The prosecution demanded 8 years in prison despite the fact that her client had not used alcohol or drugs or text while driving. The court offered the client a settlement of community service and time in a private jail at a local police department. The client was so well liked, he went on to volunteer at the police department and continued his studies as an architectural student.
PEOPLE V. PAULETTE D
PEOPLE V. KIMBERLY B.
MISDEMEANOR RESOLUTIONS IN FELONY WHITE COLLAR CASES
Ferrentino has also successfully negotiated misdemeanor resolutions in felony cases stemming from the mortgage industry fallout in 2008 including cases involving appraisal fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, and one involving many developers. In many cases these resolutions saved client’s their professional licenses.
US V. DANIEL P.
US V. SAFIEH F.
Federal mortgage fraud, tax fraud and money laundering.
Result: At trial minimized damage regarding the mortgage fraud and money laundering by limiting the loss to complaint banks.
PEOPLE V. MIKE B.
Ferrentino negotiated a reduction to misdemeanor charges in this appraisal fraud case involving thousands of appraisals that had been adjusted at the mortgage broker’s insistence to close deals to meet deadlines to bundle the loans and sell on Wall Street.
Result: Reduction to misdemeanor fraud charges
PEOPLE V. ANTHONY A.
PEOPLE V. EDWARD J.
PEOPLE V. JAMES G.
Result: Based on the motion filed by Ms. Zykanova, the prosecutor dismissed the case without even requiring a hearing.
PEOPLE V. JEFFREY D
PEOPLE V. JAKE L.
PEOPLE V. YESENIA G.
PEOPLE V. PHILLIP K.
PEOPLE V. JOHN W.
PEOPLE V. JEFFREY S.
PEOPLE V. YUSSOF S.
PEOPLE V. JEFFREY B.
Our client, who had no prior record, was facing four years in prison in a very large marijuana cultivation case. The client lived at a location where a substantial amount of marijuana and weapons were found.
Result: At the outset of the case, Ferrentino & Associates attorneys pored through hundreds of pages of report. Convinced the client was innocent, the attorney met with the prosecution and identified the weakness of their case.
The prosecution reluctantly dismissed the case based on insufficient evidence and the client was immediately released from custody prior to preliminary hearing.
PEOPLE V. GORDON H.
Our client was in his seventies, and was sentenced to 15 years to life – this was basically a life without parole sentence for him.
PEOPLE V. MONISHA M.
Our client had repossessed the car from her estranged, abusive husband when she came into police contact. The car was searched, drugs and a gun found and she was arrested.
Result: Attorney Cori Ferrentino and her associates together persuaded the DA to dismiss this case. Presentation of investigation regarding her prior complaints about her estranged husband convinced the DA to dismiss. All counts dismissed.
PEOPLE V. XAVIER T.
Result: Ms. Ferrentino presented an aggressive defense and the jury hung. On the eve of re-trial, the prosecution offered a non-life sentence and the case resolved.
PEOPLE V. LOUIS W.
Client charged with murder for providing heroin to a young woman who overdosed and died. Ms. Ferrentino hired a forensic pathologist and toxicologist who found the deceased died of poly substance overdose due to ingesting multiple substances, many earlier in the day.
PEOPLE V. RODRIGO M.
Client acquitted of murder after Ferrentino won him a new trial on habeas and released after 9 years in prison
Result: Ferrentino & Associates represented client in an evidentiary hearing following the successful filing of a petition for writ of habeas corpus. The conviction was vacated. Correen Ferrentino re-tried the homicide, client acquitted of all charges and released after serving 9 years on a 25 to life sentence. At the hearing, we presented expert witness evidence establishing that the trial attorney failed to present available medical evidence that refuted the district attorney’s theory of time and manner of death.
At the trial, our client was acquitted of charges and released after having spent for 9 years in prison awaiting the justice which Ferrentino successfully secured in court.
US V. LIZANDRO R.
Ferrentino & Associates represented a Florencia 13 gang members who were accused of participating in a gang rape, as well as a federal offense of ammunition possession. This case was part of the largest federal gang prosecution at the time, with 101 defendants indicted on a variety of other charges.
Result: The case brought forth by federal prosecutors depended heavily on information from inside jailhouse sources, many of whom cut deals with the prosecutors in exchange for shorter prison sentences. Attorney Ferrentino capitalized on these weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, which ultimately led to a mistrial. Of the 11 defendants who went to trial, only our client was not convicted.
In the retrial Ferrentino & Associates again successfully defended our client, as the jury acquitted or hung on all of the serious charges. Our client now has a second chance, and was able to return home to his family.