An allegation under California Penal Code section 647.6 for annoying or molesting a minor is likely to cause a client much concern and worry. If convicted, the crime will forever remain on a person’s record.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client recently was able to get charges under California Penal Code section 647.6 for annoying or molesting a child completely dropped. The client was represented by experienced criminal defense attorney Rastin C. Ashtiani who assisted him through the entire legal process and presented mitigating information to the prosecution.
“An allegation under California Penal Code section 647.6 for annoying or molesting a minor is likely to cause a client much concern and worry. If convicted, the crime will forever remain on a person’s record. Having to explain the conviction when applying for a job or after a background check, is a daunting proposition for most people,” said Mr. Ashtiani.
According to Ventura County Sherriff arrest record, the client was accused of having acted inappropriately with a 13 year old boy. The client and the boy attended the same church at the time of the alleged crime. The child’s parents claimed that the client sent inappropriate communications to the child and additionally, that the client had acted inappropriately towards the child at certain church functions. The client faced up to one year in jail, up to $5000 in fines, and a three year probation period if convicted. In addition, if the client had been convicted he would have had to register as a sex offender under California Penal Code section 290 for the duration of his life and would have a permanent criminal conviction on his record.
The client quickly sought out the help of Mr. Ashtiani. Mr. Ashtiani first discussed the circumstances surrounding the criminal charges with the client according to Wallin & Klarich. After gaining information about the circumstances of the crime, Mr. Ashtiani contacted the law enforcement individuals who were conducting the investigation. Mr. Ashtiani provided the law enforcement individuals with mitigating information that showed the client did not in fact commit the alleged crime.
In addition, Mr. Ashtiani contacted the prosecutor’s office and presented the complete history and context of the client’s interaction with the child. Mr. Ashtiani provided information that showed the prosecution nothing illegal had transpired between the client and the child. As a result of Mr. Ashtiani presenting such information, the prosecution dropped all charges against the client. The client no longer faces the threat of jail time and is free to continue his life without the fear of a criminal conviction.
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