633 W 5th St
BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES
I grew up in East LA in the mid ‘90s, when pants were a little baggier, technology was limited to Sega Genesis, and Power 106 blasted the hottest waves on FM radio. It was the height of gang culture in Southern California, and street life could be rough. So, as a means of keeping me out of trouble, my parents enrolled me in classes at a local boxing gym. Building a strong hand in combat and self-defense not only earned the respect of my peers, but it taught me valuable lessons in discipline, focus, self-control, and the necessity of offering equal respect to every person in my community, regardless of their position in life.
As a young adult, I found myself face-to-face with Judge and Jury, looking at a potentially long prison sentence… for a crime I did not commit. The prosecuting attorney seemed hell-bent on ensuring that I would spend my days behind bars, based solely on my cultural identity, without any hard evidence to support their case. Justice prevailed, and I was acquitted. But that wasn’t enough.
I later graduated with my Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where I ranked nationally in trial advocacy. Since then, I’ve dedicated myself to defending the accused, earning a string of victories that include terminating police investigations from the start, full exoneration of wrongfully indicted clients, and numerous successful jury trial verdicts.
My early days as a boxer have stayed with me; the heart and determination it takes to fight is the same dedication I put into my practice of the law. I understand the clients I represent because every person deserves a fair trial.
I will always fight for justice.
Violent crime: Domestic Violence related violations: Penal Code Sections 236, 243e1, 273.5, 273d, 273a, 270, 422, 591, 601, 646, 647(j)(4) Sex crimes and related violations: Penal Code Sections 243.4, 261, 261.5, 288, 290, 311, 314, 647a, 647b
Criminal defense: Drug related violations: Health and Safety Code sections 11550, 11350, 11351, 11352, 11377, 11378 and 11379
DUI and DWI: Misdemeanor and Felony DUI representation: Vehicle Code Sections 23152a, 23152b, 23153, 20001, 23103 and Penal Code Sections 192(c) , 191.5, 273a
White collar crime: Burglary, Fraud, Embezzlement and Theft related violations: Penal Code Sections 459, 487, 484, 496, 503, 530.5