Disclaimer: The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal advice. Contact through this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should not act or fail to act based on the information on this website. All cases differ – prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Attorney John L. Michels is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
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Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels | Case Results

People v. C.M. Client charged with 3 different strike offenses including burglary, assault with a knife, and criminal threats. Prior attorney advised client to take a 6 year prison sentence. Mr. Michels did extensive investigation and negotiation on the case. RESULT: All felony charges dismissed. Client pled to a misdemeanor trespass and served no jail time. People v. A.T. Client charged with a felony violation of Penal Code section 69 for resisting arrest by use of force or violence against the police. Mr. Michels was able to secure audio and cell recordings to prove the police lied. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. S.S. Client was charged in a sex trafficking conspiracy and faced a potential sentence of life in prison for human trafficking by force and human trafficking of a minor. After extensive month’s long investigation and negotiation, Mr. Michels convinced the District Attorney the client was a victim herself. RESULT: All felony charges dismissed. People v. E.V. Client charged with assaulting a mom and allegedly chasing down her child in a car. Investigation by Mr. Michels proved that the alleged victim who was married to a police officer lied about the incident. Neighborhood surveillance cameras were examined and used to prove client’s innocence. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. C.N. Juvenile client was charged with a violent felony offense and faced significant jail time. Mr. Michels had the client evaluated by a phycologist, prepared mitigation reports, and was able to get the case handled informally. Mr. Michels was later able to get the case dismissed and sealed. RESULT: Client avoided jail and went to college. .People v. T.M. Client charged in 5 separate cases with domestic violence, criminal threats and false imprisonment. Client was advised by previous attorney to accept a prison sentence. Mr. Michels negotiated the cases down to probation and no actual jail time. RESULT: Client walked out of court. People v. J.T. Client arrested for assault with a deadly weapon for hitting a family member with a steel pole. Mr. Michels handled the case pre-filing and walked the client through his interview. The District Attorney agreed to drop all charges. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. M.D. Client charged with murder and other special allegations was facing 80+ years to life in prison. Mr. Michels did extensive investigation into the informants on the case, prepared mitigation reports, and met with upper management in the District Attorney’s office. RESULT: Dismissal of the murder charges and a reduction to manslaughter. People v. P.M. Client charged with drug sales, multiple prison priors, and a prior strike. Mr. Michels presented research regarding the illegal prior felony sentence negotiated by the previous attorney. RESULT: Previous felony plea withdrawn and entire case reduced to a misdemeanor with no actual jail time. People v. K.D Client charged in multiple count sex case with 7 counts of child molestation and digital penetration. Mr. Michels had the client seen by psychiatric professionals and presented a significant mitigation report to the District Attorney. RESULT: No strike and no actual jail time. People v. D.P. Client was a law enforcement correctional deputy arrested for violating a restraining order. Mr. Michels represented him pre-filing. RESULT: No charges filed and saved his career. People v. M.D. Client charged with major drug trafficking, possession of drugs for sale, drug sales priors, and multiple prison priors. Client was looking at 16 years in prison. Mr. Michels was able to convince the judge over the District Attorney’s objection to grant probation. RESULT: Client completed residential drug treatment program rather than go to prison. People v. M.C. Client arrested for domestic violence. Mr. Michels presented his defense reports to the District Attorney pre-filing. RESULT: Case was dropped and client was able to keep her job in the medical field. People v. B.C. Client charged with 647 (f) after being contacted by police after a concert. Client was stopped by the police because they thought he looked like a gang member. He was aggressively arrested and taken to jail. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. C.R. Client arrested for felony domestic violence. Mr. Michels represented her prefiling and convinced the District Attorney to drop the case. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. S.B. Client charged with felony domestic violence and 5 prison priors. Client initially offered 5 years prison. Mr. Michels got the no contact order changed to no negative contact and ultimately settled the case for probation and work release. RESULT: No actual jail time. People v. I.J 18 year old client charged with oral copulation of a minor and other sexual offence. Mr. Michels negotiated a plea to a lesser charge allowing the client to avoid having to register as a sex offender. RESULT: No lifetime sex registration. People v. D.G. Client charged with felony assault resulting from a fight at her high school. RESULT: Community service and no felony conviction. People v. J.F. Client charged with robbery and grand theft auto. Mr. Michels conducted extensive investigation immediately after the arrest. RESULT: No criminal charges filed. People v. L.C. Client charged with numerous fraud, theft, and drug charges with multiple priors and a violation of probation. RESULT: Drug treatment program. People v. K.N. Client charged with multiple counts including running a chop shop, possession of stolen vehicles, and possession of stolen property. Client had multiple prior felony cases. RESULT: Case reduced to a misdemeanor and no jail. People v. A.V. Client was caught on video vandalizing an employee’s truck with a metal pipe and assaulting him with a deadly weapon. RESULT: Dismissal of all felony charges. People v. C.R. Client charged with forcible rape and sodomy and false imprisonment and was facing lifetime sex registration, multiple strikes and a lengthy prison sentence. RESULT: All the strike offenses and sex offenses are dismissed. No sex registration. People v. J.A. Client charged with felony domestic violence charge. Mr. Michels conducts extensive defense investigation. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. A.A. Client needed to get probation terminated in order to accept new employment. RESULT: Probation terminated early. Case expunged. Client got the job. People v. M.C. Client arrested for GTA and possession of stolen car. Mr. Michels met with the District Attorney pre-filing and convinced them the client had no knowledge the car was stolen. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. D. M. Client arrested for domestic violence. Mr. Michels prepared the defense investigation and a mitigation packet pre-filing. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. M.O. Client is caught on tape pointing a gun at her boyfriend, pulling the trigger and saying “I’m going to kill you’’. Mr. Michels gets client counseling and presents defense investigation to the District Attorney. RESULT: Misdemeanor with no jail time. People v. J.P. Client charged with vehicular manslaughter. Mr. Michels presents significant mitigation packet and investigation to the District Attorney. RESULT: No license suspension, no probation, and no jail time. People v. G.Q. Juvenile client charged with child molestation against his niece. Mr. Michels had his client evaluated and began extensive sexual therapy. RESULT: Case dismissed and sealed after successful completion of the therapy and 1 year of probation.
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RIVERSIDE OFFICE Call 24/7 | Se Habla Español! 7095 Indiana Ave. | Suite 200 Riverside, CA 92506 Phone: (951) 276-8900 Fax: (951) 602-8900 Email: john@jlmlawoffice.net
MURRIETA OFFICE Call 24/7 | Se Habla Español! 29970 Technology Drive | Suite 103 Murrieta, CA 92563 Phone: (951) 276-8900 Fax: (951) 602-8900 Email: john@jlmlawoffice.net
Disclaimer: The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal advice. Contact through this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should not act or fail to act based on the information on this website. All cases differ – prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Attorney John L. Michels is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
THE LAW OFFICES OF
Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels | Case Results
People v. C.M. Client charged with 3 different strike offenses including burglary, assault with a knife, and criminal threats. Prior attorney advised client to take a 6 year prison sentence. Mr. Michels did extensive investigation and negotiation on the case. RESULT: All felony charges dismissed. Client pled to a misdemeanor trespass and served no jail time. People v. A.T. Client charged with a felony violation of Penal Code section 69 for resisting arrest by use of force or violence against the police. Mr. Michels was able to secure audio and cell recordings to prove the police lied. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. S.S. Client was charged in a sex trafficking conspiracy and faced a potential sentence of life in prison for human trafficking by force and human trafficking of a minor. After extensive month’s long investigation and negotiation, Mr. Michels convinced the District Attorney the client was a victim herself. RESULT: All felony charges dismissed. People v. E.V. Client charged with assaulting a mom and allegedly chasing down her child in a car. Investigation by Mr. Michels proved that the alleged victim who was married to a police officer lied about the incident. Neighborhood surveillance cameras were examined and used to prove client’s innocence. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. C.N. Juvenile client was charged with a violent felony offense and faced significant jail time. Mr. Michels had the client evaluated by a phycologist, prepared mitigation reports, and was able to get the case handled informally. Mr. Michels was later able to get the case dismissed and sealed. RESULT: Client avoided jail and went to college. .People v. T.M. Client charged in 5 separate cases with domestic violence, criminal threats and false imprisonment. Client was advised by previous attorney to accept a prison sentence. Mr. Michels negotiated the cases down to probation and no actual jail time. RESULT: Client walked out of court. People v. J.T. Client arrested for assault with a deadly weapon for hitting a family member with a steel pole. Mr. Michels handled the case pre-filing and walked the client through his interview. The District Attorney agreed to drop all charges. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. M.D. Client charged with murder and other special allegations was facing 80+ years to life in prison. Mr. Michels did extensive investigation into the informants on the case, prepared mitigation reports, and met with upper management in the District Attorney’s office. RESULT: Dismissal of the murder charges and a reduction to manslaughter. People v. P.M. Client charged with drug sales, multiple prison priors, and a prior strike. Mr. Michels presented research regarding the illegal prior felony sentence negotiated by the previous attorney. RESULT: Previous felony plea withdrawn and entire case reduced to a misdemeanor with no actual jail time. People v. K.D Client charged in multiple count sex case with 7 counts of child molestation and digital penetration. Mr. Michels had the client seen by psychiatric professionals and presented a significant mitigation report to the District Attorney. RESULT: No strike and no actual jail time. People v. D.P. Client was a law enforcement correctional deputy arrested for violating a restraining order. Mr. Michels represented him pre- filing. RESULT: No charges filed and saved his career. People v. M.D. Client charged with major drug trafficking, possession of drugs for sale, drug sales priors, and multiple prison priors. Client was looking at 16 years in prison. Mr. Michels was able to convince the judge over the District Attorney’s objection to grant probation. RESULT: Client completed residential drug treatment program rather than go to prison. People v. M.C. Client arrested for domestic violence. Mr. Michels presented his defense reports to the District Attorney pre-filing. RESULT: Case was dropped and client was able to keep her job in the medical field. People v. B.C. Client charged with 647 (f) after being contacted by police after a concert. Client was stopped by the police because they thought he looked like a gang member. He was aggressively arrested and taken to jail. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. C.R. Client arrested for felony domestic violence. Mr. Michels represented her prefiling and convinced the District Attorney to drop the case. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. S.B. Client charged with felony domestic violence and 5 prison priors. Client initially offered 5 years prison. Mr. Michels got the no contact order changed to no negative contact and ultimately settled the case for probation and work release. RESULT: No actual jail time. People v. I.J 18 year old client charged with oral copulation of a minor and other sexual offence. Mr. Michels negotiated a plea to a lesser charge allowing the client to avoid having to register as a sex offender. RESULT: No lifetime sex registration. People v. D.G. Client charged with felony assault resulting from a fight at her high school. RESULT: Community service and no felony conviction. People v. J.F. Client charged with robbery and grand theft auto. Mr. Michels conducted extensive investigation immediately after the arrest. RESULT: No criminal charges filed. People v. L.C. Client charged with numerous fraud, theft, and drug charges with multiple priors and a violation of probation. RESULT: Drug treatment program. People v. K.N. Client charged with multiple counts including running a chop shop, possession of stolen vehicles, and possession of stolen property. Client had multiple prior felony cases. RESULT: Case reduced to a misdemeanor and no jail. People v. A.V. Client was caught on video vandalizing an employee’s truck with a metal pipe and assaulting him with a deadly weapon. RESULT: Dismissal of all felony charges. People v. C.R. Client charged with forcible rape and sodomy and false imprisonment and was facing lifetime sex registration, multiple strikes and a lengthy prison sentence. RESULT: All the strike offenses and sex offenses are dismissed. No sex registration. People v. J.A. Client charged with felony domestic violence charge. Mr. Michels conducts extensive defense investigation. RESULT: Case dismissed. People v. A.A. Client needed to get probation terminated in order to accept new employment. RESULT: Probation terminated early. Case expunged. Client got the job. People v. M.C. Client arrested for GTA and possession of stolen car. Mr. Michels met with the District Attorney pre-filing and convinced them the client had no knowledge the car was stolen. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. D. M. Client arrested for domestic violence. Mr. Michels prepared the defense investigation and a mitigation packet pre-filing. RESULT: No charges filed. People v. M.O. Client is caught on tape pointing a gun at her boyfriend, pulling the trigger and saying “I’m going to kill you’’. Mr. Michels gets client counseling and presents defense investigation to the District Attorney. RESULT: Misdemeanor with no jail time. People v. J.P. Client charged with vehicular manslaughter. Mr. Michels presents significant mitigation packet and investigation to the District Attorney. RESULT: No license suspension, no probation, and no jail time. People v. G.Q. Juvenile client charged with child molestation against his niece. Mr. Michels had his client evaluated and began extensive sexual therapy. RESULT: Case dismissed and sealed after successful completion of the therapy and 1 year of probation.
Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels | Case Results
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