Significant Juvenile Victories in California Juvenile Courts
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Murder / Gang Killing, Juvenile Fitness Hearing - Case Dismissed - Client Released Immediately
was arrested and charged with murder
for shooting the alleged victim in
the head. The defense position
was that was a case of self-defense, even
though no gun was found on the dead body. The District Attorney
filed a 707 petition to have the minor
tried as an adult. If the minor went
to adult court he would have faced
up to life in state prison.
course of six months of court proceedings,
Attorney George Kita was able to mount
a vigorous defense and was able to
get the entire murder case dismissed
and client was released from custody
the same day.
Juvenile Murder - Case Dropped by District Attorney's Office
arrested for murder. Attorney George Kita was able to quickly
intervene to protect the child's rights. A team of experts and investigators
was immediately assembled to challenge the government's evidence
and prevent any police interrogation. The case was dropped by the
District Attorney's office.
Juvenile Conspiracy to Commit Murder - Resolved for possession of a firearm, a nonstrike
In a highly publicized case, client was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder. The alleged crime carried punishment up to life in prison at CYA.
Attorney George Kita was able to prevent client from going to the California Youth Authority and resolved the case for possesseion of a firearm, a non strike and non 707 offense felony, meaning the client can be eligible to get his record sealed.
Kidnapping to commit another crime, Gun Shots fired, Gang Allegation, Robbery, Kidnapping - Juvenile Fitness hearing - Fitness Petition withdrawn, Resolved for Home on Probation
Minor was facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison because kidnapping has a maximum exposure of life in prison. The discharging of a firearm allegation added an additional 20 years and the gang allegation added another 10 years.
The case involved a situation where the complaining witness was kidnapped at gun point after gun shots were fired. The witness was also robbed. After many months of court proceedings, Mr. Kita was able to reach a resolution that allowed for the minor to be prosecuted as a juvenile, with a disposition of home on probation. The former minor was released from custody on the day of the plea. This is a rare result in the state of California.
Juvenile Home Invasion Robbery / Juvenile Fitness Hearing / - Case Dismissed with Juvenile Factual Findings of Innocence
Minor was identified by two victims as having robbed them at their home. As a result, client was falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. He was charged with five felony counts including two counts of Home Invasion Robbery, one county of Assault with a deadly weapon, one count of Assault with a Firearm, one county of Grand Theft Firearm and gun enhancements. The District Attorney filed a petition to have the child tried as an adult thru a fitness hearing.
Mr. Kita was able to show that the identification procedure had been tainted and that the wrong person was in custody. Minor was facing 16 years in state prison but after having serving two months in custody, Mr. Kita was able to get the case dismissed, the child released from custody and have his client declared "factually innocent," pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 781.5(d). This is a rare result in the state of California.
Juvenile Attempted Murder Knife Stabbing/ Juvenile Fitness Hearing - Fitness Petition Withdrawn, Resolved for nonstrike, probation, and no custody.
Client along with four other minors were arrested and charged with attempted murder and facing life in prison for an alleged stabbing. As a result, the minor was facing a fitness hearing to determine whether he would be tried as a adult. The alleged victim had sustained ten stab wounds varying in size from 3/4 " to 1 1/2 " long on his entire back, collapsed left lung, and possible punctured left kidney. After numerous court proceedings, Mr. Kita was able to prevent the case from going to adult court where he could have faced a life sentence. Mr. Kita was able to resolve the case for nonstrike, probation, and no time in custody.
The attempted murder charge was dismissed. The minor pled to a non strike, non 707(b) offense that ultimately was reduced to a misdemeanor charge. The client is now eligible to get his entire record sealed.
Juvenile Attempted Murder Gang Shooting/ Juvenile Fitness Hearing - Fitness Petition Withdrawn, Resolved for nonstrike, probation, and short term camp with early release.
Client was arrested and prosecuted for three felony strikes including one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and gang enhancements pursuant to Penal Code section 186.22(b)(1)(C) that the offense was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in association with a criminal street gang with the specific intent to promote, further and assist in criminal conduct by gang members. The complaining party was shot in the back of the neck and the stomach. If the case were to be sent to adult court, the minor would have faced up to life in state prison.
Mr. Kita was able to get the Fitness Hearing Petition withdrawn, all charges dismissed and a plea of no contest to two added non strike wobblers that were both non 707(b) offenses which makes the client eligible to get his felonies reduced to a misdemeanor and to get his record sealed. The plea also helped client avoid going to the California Youth Authority.
Alleged South Side Compton Crips Juvenile Robbery Strike - Entire case thrown out on day of trial
Client, a 16 year old male black was falsely accused of being a member of the Street Criminal Gang "South Side Compton Crips" and was falsely accused of robbery. The consequences of a conviction meant that he would not be able to seal his record, loss of liberty, and a strike for the rest of his life. The probation recommendation was camp. The entire case was dismissed on the day of trial and the child was immediately released from custody on that same day.
Juvenile Robbery - Assault by means likely to cause Great Bodily Injury - Fitness Hearing Withdrawn -
All Strikes Dimissed & Resolves for Home on Probation
Minor was charged with several strikes including robbery. The prosecutor petioned the court to have the minor tried as an adult. Mr. Kita was able to successfully resove the case by having the fitness hearing withdrawn, all strike allegations dismissed, and home on probation.
Juvenile Attempted Carjacking, and Assault by means likely to cause Great Bodily Injury. All strikes dismissed & Resolves for Home on Probation.
In a case described as a robbery gone wrong, one witness was stabbed and the complaining party was punched in the face, the District Attorney's Office filed a petition alleging two felony strikes. The minor could have been sentenced to the California Youth Authority now called DJJ, the Department of Juvenile Justice, a prison for juveniles. Mr. Kita was able to get both strikes dismissed and the client released from custody home on probation. Because both strikes were dismissed, the client is now eligible to eventually get his juvenile records sealed.
Juvenile Aggravated Assault with Great Bodily Injury - Case Dismissed After Trial Win
The District Attorney's Office filed a petition seeking that the minor be considered for commitment to the California Youth Authority for Juvenile Aggravated Assault with Great Bodily Injury. The victim sustained a fractured skull, blood clot under fractured skull and required surgery to remove the blood clot and extensive medical attention in the intensive care unit. The victim was in the hospital for 10 days.
The police coerced a false confession from the client. The case went to trial and after a lengthy four week interrupted juvenile trial, Mr. Kita was successful in getting the Juvenile Court to make a finding that that the petition was "not true", the juvenile court equivalent of not guilty. The client was immediately released from custody on that day and reunited with his family.
Juvenile Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Case Dismissed after Trial Win
Minor was charged with four felony charges including two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and two other felony charges for a maximum confinement time of 6 years and 4 months. The probation department said it considered recommending the minor be sentenced to the California Youth Authority but was willing to recommend camp. The initial offer from the District Attorneys office was 9 months in camp.
After three days of trial, the court ruled that all charges were found to be "not true," the juvenile court equivalent of not guilty. The case was dismissed and the client was ordered released from custody.
Juvenile Gang shooting, Assault with a firearm, Gun Enhancement and Gang enhancement -Fitness Hearing Reversed on appeal (Rehearing) - Results in Home on Probation
Minor, an alleged member of the Compton Varrio 70 group was alleged to be the triggerman in a gang shooting in the City of Compton. He allegedly fired his weapon after confronting an individual. The District Attorney filed a fitness hearing to have the minor sent to adult court. After a Fitness Hearing, the Juvenile Court Referee sent the case to adult court where the minor faced 27 years and four months in state prison.
Mr. Kita filed a request for a rehearing which was granted and the case was sent back to Juvenile Court where the case resolved for "home on probation." This is a rare result in California where a case was already sent to adult court and yet was sent back to juvenile court and resolved with home on probation.
Juvenile Sodomy -Entire case thrown out after 11 days
a 16 year old minor was falsely accused of forcing his 42 year old mentally
retarded uncle to wear a womens night gown before sodomizing him.
The minor was arrested and charged with two felony counts of sodomy
with a maximum incarceration of 10 years. In addition if he were sentenced to the California Youth Authority, he would
have been required to register as a sex offender for life.
thorough investigation found out that the complaining party had suffered from
psychosis and had been medically diagnosed with having sexual delusions. The complaining witness' sexual
fantasies included wearing womens clothing and delusions of participating
in sexual orgies.
As a result of diligent preparation of the defense case,
all charges were completely dismissed. The client was inmediately
released from custody after having served 11 days and was reunited
with his parents.
Juvenile Burglary - Case Dismissed by DA on First Court Date
The District Attorney's Office filed a felony charge of burglary against the minor. Minors grand parents are very knowledgable about the juvenile justice system. Minor's grandfather retired as a Long Beach Homicide Detective and his grandmother worked for 35 years as a Orange County Juvenile Probation Officer. They hired Mr. Kita to represent minor. On the first court date, Mr. Kita was able to convince the DA that they could not prove their case. The entire felony case was dimissed in front of the Juvenile Court Judge.
Juvenile Child Molestation and Juvenile Indecent Exposure - Case Dismissed After Trial Win
The District Attorney's Office filed a petition alleging attempted child molestation and indecent exposure. Mr. Kita was able to keep out propensity evidence under Evidence Code section 1108, expert testimony of a DA witness, and hearsay evidence under Evidence Code section 1360. After a seven day court trial, the court ruled the facts were allegations to be "not true" the juvenile court equivalent of not guilty. The minor was immediately ordered released from custody and reunited with his family. This is a rare result in the state of California, as very few lawyers are able to get an acquittal for a client with a prior penal code 288 conviction for a similar offense.
Juvenile Child Molestation - Case Dismissed after preplea diversion offered by Elected District Attorney
The District Attorney filed a petition alleging two counts of child molestation in northern California. Client a 15 year old minor denied the allegations. The case was personally handled by the elected- District Attorney of the County. The client never entered a plea, and never appeared in court. After several months of court proceedings, Mr. Kita was able to successfully get the entire criminal complaint dismissed. This is a successful accomplishment rarely done in the state of California as the majority of Juvenile Courts mandate a personal appearance of the minor in court.
Juvenile Child Molestation - Case Dismissed after meeting with prosecutor
Client was falsely accused of child molestation and was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for an allegation that he had molested a minor under the age of 14 years of age. At the time, the mother and father had been going thru a bitter child support case with a history of a bitter divorce. Mr. Kita was able to bring in witnesses for the DA to interview as well as evidence for the Senior Sex Crimes Juvenile DA to review. In addition, Mr. Kita participated in a meeting along with his client, and his parents. Mr. Kita was able to convince the DA that there was reasonable doubt as to the allegations. The case was dropped.
Juvenile Child Molesting, Juvenile Contact with Minor for Sexual Offense - Case Dismissed
Client was falsely accused of child molesting and was arrested by police and charged by the Juvenile DA with allegedly violating Felony penal code section 288.3 Contact with Minor for Sexual Offense with the intent to commit Penal Code section 207, 209, 264.1, 286, 288, 288a, 288.2, 311.1, 311.2, 311.4, and 311.11. He was also charged with one count of child molesting pursuant to penal code section 647.6(a)(1). Client was accused of tellling a seven year old boy, "I'll give you a dollar if you and you can suck my cock," while pointing to his crotch. The Police obtained a "false confession."
After a few court hearings, Mr. Kita was able to convince the Juvenile DA that the allegations were not true. Mr. Kita was able to get entire case dismised.
Juvenile Possession of a Firearm by a minor, Juvenile Having a Concealed Firearm on the Person, and Juvenile Carrying a Loaded Firearm, not Registered.
Minor was charged with three felony counts facing a maximum confinement time of 4 years and 4 months. Mr. Kita was able to show that the prosecution could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and the District Attorney agreed to dismiss the entire case.
Juvenile Fitness Hearing, Child Molestation, Penal Code Section 288.5 - Fitness Petition Withdrawn, Resolved for suitable placement
Minor was alleged to have participated in more than "100 sex acts" against his neice. The District Attorney's Office filed a 707 fitness hearing to have the minor tried as an adult. Client was exposed to 17 years in state prison. Mr. Kita was able to get the fitness hearing dismissed and was able to resolve the case thru open suitable placement. The Juvenile Judge complimented Mr. Kita's accomplishment on the court record.
Juvenile Child Molestation - Case Resolved for Home on Probation
Minor was accused of child molestation involving a 6 year old cousin. The District Attorney's Office demanded that the minor be sent to suitable placement. Mr. Kita was able to convince the court to allow minor reunited with his family with a home on probation disposition.
Juvenile Child Molestation/ Motion to modify order -Obtained client release from suitable placement
Client was not happy with his four prior attorneys who were unsuccessful in getting the minor returned home on probation. Mr. Kita took over the case and filed a WIC 778 Motion to modify the prior placement order. The Court ruled in favor of returning client home on probation.
Juvenile Child Molestation - Case Resolved for Home on Probation
Client was charged with five counts of child molestation involving two alleged victims. Mr. Kita was able to work out a home on probation resolution.
Juvenile Sexual Battery by Restraint & False Imprisonment
Client was charged with two felony counts alleging false imprisonment and sexual battery by restraint. Mr. Kita was able to get the charges dismissed.
Juvenile Possession for Sales of Drugs - Case Dismissed
Client was charged with possession of marijuana for sales. The police seized a digital scale, numerous baggies containing marijuana,150 clear plastic baggies, plastic baggies containing 6.01 grams of marijuana, 1.04 grams of marijuana, 1.80 grams of marijuana, .98 grams of marijuana, and a weapon. Mr. Kita was able to get the case dismissed prior to trial.
Juvenile Arson/ 2 acres of brush - Case Resolved with no charges filed.
Mr. Kita was retained to represent one of the top 13 year softball pitchers in the United States. Unfortunatley minor was arrested for arson due to some burning of 2 acres of brush. Mr. Kita was able to set up a meeting with the District Attorney's Office and resolved the case without any charges being filed.
Arson of car - Case Dismissed after Trial
was wrongly accused of setting a car
on fire. After hearing all the evidence,
the juvenile judge found the allegations
Arson of car - Case Dismissed
accused of causing arson to a vehicle. Mr. Kita was able to get
the case dismissed.
Arson of house - Case Dismissed
arrested with three other minors for reportedly throwing a molotov
cocktail at a residence. Mr. Kita was able to get the case dismissed.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Charge Dismissed
was accused of hitting the complaining
party on the arm with a baseball bat
during a fight. Mr. Kita provided
evidence that this was mutual combat
and was able to get the charge dismissed.
Juvenile Arson reduced to PC 415, disturbing the peace
Client was arrested, booked and was arraigned on one criminal charge of arson. Mr. Kita was able to get the arson charge dismissed on the second court date and resolved the case for informal probation on a disturbing the peace charge which will get dismissed if the minor successfully completes informal probation. This will help the minor avoid any criminal conviction on his record.
Juvenile Assault with a Firearm with Gang Enhancements/ Request for Rehearing Granted
Minor was charged with two counts of Assault with a Firearm and one count of exhibiting a deadly weapon with gang ehancements on all three felony counts. Minor was found unfit for juvenile court and sent to adult court. Mr. Kita filed a Request for Rehearing which was granted. As a result, Mr. Kita then filed a motion to dismiss the adult case which was also granted.
Juvenile Assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury
DA filed charges against client for causing bodily injury to complaining party. Mr. Kita provided evidence that the children had mutually agreed to fight at a location after school. Case was dismissed.
Juvenile Automobile Theft - Case Dismissed at Trial
DA filed a felony case alleging that minor stole a vehicle. After a thorough investigation of the case, Mr. Kita had evidence to undermine the credibility of the prosecutions case. The case was dismissed at trial.
Three Felony Strikes alleged on Juvenile Petition - Car Jacking, Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Juvenile Court sends case to adult court but Mr. Kita resolves case in adult court for house arrest and probation.
The District Attorney filed a petitiion charging client with three strikes and five felony charges with a maximum confinement time of 16 years and 4 months. The Juvenile Judge refused to allow client to keep his case in juvenile court and the case was sent to adult court.
The minor's parents retained Mr. Kita to represent minor in adult court where he was able to successfully resolve the case for probation with zero strikes and helped his client get released on house arrest on a wobbler that can be eventually reduced to a misdemeanor.
Juvenile Drug Possession - Resolved for time in drug treatment program
Client was charged with
possesion of drugs and for being under
the influence of narcoties. Mr. Kita's
office was able to get the client
released from custody and into a very
reputable drug treatment program with the ability to earn a dismisal through a program called Deferred Entry of Judgment.
Juvenile Drug Possession for Sales - Case Dismissed
Client was caught with a very large quantity of marijuana and stated that he was merely buying the marijuana from someone else. Case was dismissed.
Juvenile Grand Theft - Case Dismissed
Client was arrested and charged with felony grand theft for allegedly breaking into a school campus and stealing four television sets. At the time of the arrest, the minor had already been accepted into the United States Air Force. The Air Force does not generally accept anyone who has been found guilty of a crime. A plea bargain admitting to the charge would have destroyed the minors future in the United States Air Force. After diligent preparation and zealous advocacy, Mr. Kita got his clients case dismissed.
Juvenile Gun Possession - Dismissed on first day of Trial
Client was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm, a felony. The officer indicated that he got a good look of minor with a spot light. The standard offer by the DA's office is generally short term camp (90 days in custody). Minor indicated that the police arrested the wrong person. Minor brought several witnesses to trial. Minor also retained an identification witness to discuss how a witness identification could be unreliable due to cross racial identification, weapon focus, divided attention and other well established scientific principles. The case was dismissed at trial.
Juvenile Placement Order modified to Home on Probation
The client had been
unsuccessful in placement for nearly
a year before hiring Mr Kita. Within
a couple of weeks, Mr Kita was able
to get the client released to his
parents home on probation.
Placement/ Request for Rehearing Granted/ Reversal of Ruling
The minors previous
attorney agreeed with the Juvenile
Court referee to have minor in a placement out of state despite the
fact that minor was not suitable.
Mr. Kita took over the case and immediately
filed a motion and was able to get
the Presiding Juvenile Judge to overturn
the placement order issued by the
Juvenile Court referee and have minor
returned to his parents home on probation.
Juvenile Rape - Case Dismissed
Client was charged with forcible rape. An aggressive
investigation showed that the complaining party had serious
credibility problems. Attorney George Kita was able to get
the case dismissed.
Juvenile CarJacking / Robbery with a gun - Resolved for all strikes dismissed, plea to lesser charges, and home on probation
he was carjacked by someone brandishing a silver firearm and wearing
a red cap and red shirt. Several hours later, client was stopped
by police in the drivers seat of the complaining party's vehicle
wearing a red shirt and red cap. The client's fingerprints
were on the complaining party's wallet located in the glove compartment.
The client's fingerprints were all over the complaining party's
Carjacking and robbery are strikes under the three strikes
law. The client could have been sent to adult court due to
the serious allegations. Mr Kita immediately intervened
in the case and successfully challenged the identification process.
Attorney George Kita was able to resolve the case for lesser charges,
no jail and home on probation. The client subsequently graduated
from high school, and college and became a assistant football coach at a major university.
Juvenile Hate Crime - Case Dismissed at Trial
wrongfully accused of being a white supremacist by a few students
and the school principal. Client was arrested and charged for assault
and battery and for committing a hate crime on a school campus.
The defense was able to show that some of the government's witnesses
had severe credibility problems. Furthermore, the defense was able
to show that many of the clients closest friends and girlfriend
were minorities to refute the unfounded allegations. The case was
dismissed at trial.
Juvenile Armed Robbery/ Juvenile Fitness Hearing Withdrawn
Child was accused of one count of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery. The alleged victim was allegedly robbed when a knife was allegedly put to his neck. The Juvenile District Attorneys Office filed a petition for a fitness hearing to have the client tried as a adult. The defense was able to keep clients case in Juvenile Court and have the Juvenile Fitness Hearing petition withdrawn.
In addition, the defense was able to get all robbery charges dismissed and resolved the case for a non strike and non 707(b) offense which makes client eligible to get his record sealed.
Robbery of Pizza Delivery Person involving knife - four juveniles charged - only Mr. Kita's client resolved for nonstrike.
Attorney filed two counts of robbery against the child alleging
that he had participated in a string of robberies. The child was
accused of robbing several pizza delivery persons and placing a
knife at the neck of one of the individuals. Two witnesses who did
not know each both identified the child as one of the perpetrators.
The client was charged along with three other minors. Mr. Kita was
the only attorney to get his clients robbery charges dismissed.
Ten Felony Strikes alleging Juvenile Robbery and Assault with a deadly weapon
Client was accused of a total of 10 felony strikes involving robbery with a weapon. Client was offered time at the California Youth Authority. The defense rejected the offer and the case went to adult court where he faced a maximum exposure of 19 years in state prison.
Mr Kita was able to get nine of the ten felony charges dismissed and successfully prevented client from being sent to both state prison and the California Youth Authority.
Three Counts of Armed Robbery - Resolved for credit time served
Client, the grandson of a long time LA County Sheriffs Deputy,
was accused of committing seven felony
counts of robbery involving a firearm
at three different locations including the Great Western Forum, in the City of Inglewood.
minor was offered to spend seven years
and four months at the California Youth Authority. The defense rejected
the offer. The case went to adult
court where minor could have spent many years in state prison. After showing the prosecutor that the had problems with their case, the matter resolved
for credit time served. Client did not spend
one day at the men's central jail.
Armed Robbery - Dismissed at Trial
District Attorney filed a case alleging
two counts of armed robbery. Mr. Kita
was able to obtain substantantial
impeachment evidence against the complaining
parties. Both charges were dismissed
Juvenile Car Theft - No Charges filed
accused of stealing a car. The client did not know who the stolen
car belonged to. Mr Kita immediately intervened to protect the child's
rights and to commence an aggressive defense. The district attorney
agreed not to file charges.
Juvenile Probation Violation / CYA Petition for assaulting Camp Staff
accused of getting into fights and assaulting staff at a juvenile
camp. The juvenile probation department filed a 777 probation violation
asking that the minor be sent to the California Youth Authority. Mr Kita quickly
intervened on the case and met with members of juvenile probation
and the juvenile district attorney's office. Mr Kita was able to
get the probation violation dismissed and the child reinstated in
camp at a different location.
Probation Violation / CYA Petition for Camp Escape
was accused of running away from a
juvenile camp. He was caught
two years later. The juvenile
probation department filed a 777 probation
violation with the juvenile court
asking that the minor be sent to the California Youth Authority. Mr Kita quickly
intervened on the case and was able
to get the probation violation dismissed.
The minor was able to avoid the committment
to the California Youth Authority.
Probation Violation / CYA Petition for starting Riot at Camp
was accused of starting a "who bang" (riot) at
a Los Angeles County Juvenile Camp. In addition it was alleged he
punched another inmate in the stomach
and choked another juvenile. The
Los Angeles County probation department
recommended a commitment to the California
Youth Authority. Mr. Kita was able
to save the juvenile from being sent
was accused of sexual battery on a
high school campus. Mr. Kita was able
to get the case dismissed.
Theft and Felony Evading
stole merchandise from a store, got
into a car and later was stopped by
police. Refusing to surrender, client
felony evaded police. Mr. Kita got
the entire case dismissed.
Assault with a deadly weapon
Client was charged with a felony assault
with a deadly weapon for reportedly
trying to stab someone. Mr. Kita was
able to show that the charges were
without merit. Mr. Kita was able to
get the case dismissed.
Client was arrested for allegedly participating
in a robbery of a department store.
After several court proceedings, Mr.
Kita was able to get the case
Arson / Juvenile Vandalism
was accused of committing arson at
a local church and for destroying
and damaging school property. This
included tearing out pages from the
library books and urinating on top
of school computer equipment. Mr.
Kita was able to fashion a
remedy to help the juvenile and get
the case dismissed.
Reckless Driving - Dismissed at Trial
accused of driving a motor vehicle on the school grounds of an elementary
school during school hours whille students were congregated in the
school cafeteria area. During the first day of trial, Mr. Kita was
able to get the case dismissed.
Juvenile Hit and Run / Driving on a suspended drivers license - Resolved for no charges filed
Client was accused of crashing his parents car that he took without their permission. The car was totalled. In addition he destroyed two mail boxes that belonged to neighbors about a block away from his home. Police were looking for him to arrest the minor. The parents hired Mr. Kita who immediately contact with the Police Department and worked out a resolution with the Detective on the case. The result was the case was resolved with no charges filed.
Juvenile Vandalism Case Dismissed
Client was observed spray painting gang graffiti on a wall. He was arrested for vandalism and for a gang enhancement. Minor was also on probation for the same type of charge. Mr. Kita was able to convince the DA and Court that there should be no probation violation and got the case dismissed. Minor left court a free man without having to admit to anything.
Juvenile Motion to withdraw Plea to Strike Offense and to get charge dismissed.
Minor was charged with three strikes alleging violations of three counts of robbery. Minor had pled to one count of robbery both a strike and nonsealable because it is a 707b offense. Mr. Kita was able to successfully withdraw minors admission to the robbery strike and had the charge dismissed over the District Attorneys objection. The minor is now eligible to get his entire record sealed.
Juvenile Conspiracy to Commit Murder - Resolved for Possession of firearm & camp
Minor was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Minor faced the possiblity of "juvenile life" where the minor faced a maximum confinement until the age of 25 years of age at DJJ Prison otherwise known as CYA. . Mr. Kita was able to get the conspiracy to commit murder charge dismissed and resolved the case for minor in possession of a firearm with a sentence to camp. Minor is now eligible to get his record sealed.
Juvenile Attempted Murder - Writ of Habeus Corpus Granted- Court of Appeal orders Juvenile Court to release Mr. Kita's client.
Minor was overdetained by the court because of a late filing by the District Attorney's Office. The Juvenile Court failed to release the minor at arraignment. Mr. Kita filed a Writ of Habeus Corpus and successfully got the Second District Court of Appeal to order that minor be released.
Petition to seal Nonsealable 707 offense Juvenile Records
Former Minor had a sustained felony petition for a 707 nonsealable offense. Former minor had filed a request to seal her records twice which were denied twice by the court. She then retained Mr. Kita's office to help make her eligible to get her records sealed. Mr. Kita was able to get her record sealed. Client is now in a better position to be hired in law enforcement.
Petition to seal Nonsealable 707 offense Juvenile Records
Client had a sustained felony petition for a 707 nonseableable offense. Former minor had hired a lawyer to seal his juvenile records but was not successful. Former minor then retained Mr. Kita's Office and was able to get his record sealed. This allowed client to become a licensed nurse in the state of California.
Petition to seal Nonsealable 707 offense Juvenile Records - Client can now become a lawyer.
Client had a sustained felony petition for a 707 nonsealable offense. Client was able to successfully graduate from law school and passed the California State Bar Exam. He had previously tried to seal his records twice and was not successful even though he had hired a general criminal lawyer to assist him. Client substituted Mr. Kita's Office to represent client and was able to get his record sealed. Client is now in a position to become a lawyer.
Petition to seal Nonseable 707 offense Juvenile Records - Client can now become a Medical Doctor
Client was previously convicted of a serious 707 offense. He was sentenced to the California Youth Authority and able to get early discharge. He was accepted to and graduated from top ranked Cornell University, an Ivy League School and was admitted to New York University Medical School, a top nine medical school in the nation. He hired Mr. Kita to help him get his records sealed. Client is now in a position to become a Medical Doctor.
School Expulsion Hearing Victories, Californa Education Code 48900
Sexual Assault, Kindergarden class, Los Angeles Unified School District
Student, a five year old student was accused of sexually assaulting two students for allegedly placing his hands in their pants and touching their private areas. The school called the LAPD to report an alleged sexual assault. The school proceeded to institute expulsion proceedings even though the child was only five years old.
At the expulsion hearing, the school attempted to present late evidence a half hour after the scheduled time of the hearing. After attacking the evidence presented by the school as well as the investigation done by the school, Mr. Kita convinced the panel that there was insufficient evidence to expel the student based on the California Education Code requirements.
Possession for Sales of Drugs/ School Expulsion Hearing, San Juan Capistrano Unified School District
Student a freshman high School student was accused of negotiating the sale and furnishing of controlled substnces to Tesoro High School students and other Capistrano Unified School District students including high school and middle school students, during and after school hours via text messages. Student was accused of recruting salesmen and offering commissions. In addition, there was alleged statements about top shelf og bubblegum kush, referring to a high potency high grade very expensive marijuana. He reportedly stated in his text, "sold anthing yet/ The more money the better the bong." Student was accused of California Education Code section 48900 (d), illegally offering , organizing or negotiating the sale of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or any other kind of intoxicant; and later selling, delivering, or otherwise providing to another person another liquid, substance, or material and representing the liquid, substance, or other material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant."
Mr. Kita was able to successfully convince the school panel comprised of school administrators from other schools : two high school vice principals and one high school principal that there was insufficient evidence to expel student. After deliberating, the San Juan Capistrano Unified School District sent a written ruling that that there was insufficient legal basis to expel student. The student was allowed to return to school the next day.
Possession for Sales of Drugs/ William S. Hart Union High School District in Valencia
Student was under surveillance by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department because they received an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers that a student was selling marijuana during school hours and after school in the school parking lot. Student was observed to receive money in apparent exchange for marijuana.
A search of student's car revealed a large amount of money, six more plastic vials of marijuana and a digital scale.
Mr. Kita was able to exclude all the evidence at the hearing. As a result, the panel made a written ruling that there was insufficient legal basis to expel student. The William S. Hart Union High School District agreed to expunge students disciplinary record including the suspension and expulsion proceedings.
Sexual Battery/ Bellflower Unified School District
Student was accused of grabbing the breasts of another student. The matter resolved with no expulsion and with the student being allowed to remain at the high school.
Possession of Drugs/ Involuntary Transfer Hearing, Los Angeles County High School For the Arts
Student, a sophomore was accused of possession a drug without a prescription and marijuana while attending a LACOE school. Mr. Kita was able to convince the panel not to transfer student to his home school.
Possession for Sales of Drugs Ecstasy/ School Expulsion Hearing, Orange Unified School District
Student, a sixteen year old faced a school expulsion hearing for allegedly violating California Education Code section 48900(c)(3) and 48915(k) for selling a controlled substance commencing with Section 11053 of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code and for Disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, adminstrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
The student was alleged to have furnished ecstasy to a male and female student.
California Education Code section 48915(c)(3), requires mandatory expulsion if the allegations that the student committed the offense of selling or furnishing drugs on a school campus are found to be true.
After a vigorous cross examination of the schools witnesses, Mr. Kita was able to win the hearing. The student was allowed to return to school the same day.
Sexual Assault, Juvenile Sexual Battery, and Sexual Harassment / School Expulsion Hearing, Los Angeles Unified School District
Student, a ten year old, faced a school expulsion hearing for sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual harassment in violation of California Education Code section 48900. The Los Angeles Unified School District attempted to expel student based on the complaining witness alleging that student made her take her clothes off, touched her private parts, told her to put an object in her private area, and pretending to have sex with her.
Under Education Code section 48915(c)(4) , federal and state laws mandate expulsion if the allegations that the student committed or attempted to comit a sexual assault or battery are found to be true.
Mr. Kita was able to win the hearing by showing that the complaining party was not credible and that the was insufficient evidence to expel student.
Sexual Assault, Juvenile Sexual Battery, and Sexual Harassment/ School Expulsion Hearing, Walnut Unified School District.
Student, a 12 year old Walnut Unified School student was accused of sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual harassment in violation of California Education Code Section 48915(c)(4), which requires mandatory expulsion if the allegations are found to be true by the School Panel. The Walnut Unified School District attempted to expel student based on allegations that student had held a girl down to the ground and touched her private area.
Mr. Kita was able to provide evidence that exonerated the student as well successfully argued important parts of California Education Code. Mr. Kita won the hearing and the student was not expelled.
Assault of School Teacher, School Expulsion Hearing, Alhambra Unified School District.
Student, a freshman high school student allegedly assaulted his high school teacher by grabbing him in a headlock. Mr. Kita was able to successfully show what really happend. As a result, the School District agreed not to expel student.
Assault causing great bodily injury, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.
Student a senior was facing expulsion for allegedly violation various provisions of the education code. Attorney was able to get the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District to withdraw its recommendation to expell student.
Possession for Sales of Drugs/ School Expulsion Hearing, Los Angeles Unified School District.
Client was arrested for reportedly selling marijuana to an undercover LAPD officer twice on a high school campus within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Kita vigourously cross examined the undercover LAPD officer and his supervisor, a lead narcotics detective. After punching holes in the case, Mr. Kita was able to win the hearing and the minor was not expelled from school despite a zero tolorance policy that mandates expulsion.
Fight on Campus leading to school riot/ School Expulsion Hearing, Covina School District
Student faced a school expulsion for getting into a school fight that led to a large riot. Despite witness statements implicating client, Mr. Kita was able to show win the expulsion hearing by showing that the witnesses were not credible. Student was not expelled. He returned to school the very next day.
Bringing Replica Gun to School, School Expulsion Hearing, Monrovia Unified School District
Student brought a gun replica to school. Schools officials recommended expulsion of the student. Mr. Kita was able to convince the school district that student should not be expelled. Student was allowed to return back to school the very next day.
Bringing a Knife to School, School Expulsion Hearing, South Pasadena School District
Student faced a school expulsion hearing for bringing a knife to school. Mr. Kita was able to convince the school panel not to expel student.
Assault with a deadly weapon involving a knife on School Campus/ School Expulsion Hearing, Norwalk School District
Complaining party and his girl friend claimed that client brandished a butterfly knife then attacked his ex-girlfriends boyfriend with the knife by putting it against his body. After cross examining the boyfriend, Mr. Kita convinced the school hearing panel that student did not attack the person with the knife nor brandish it. This was a successful expulsion hearing that lasted nearly six hours in length. Client was not expelled.
Possession for Sales of Drugs/ Marijuana on School Campus/ School Expulsion Hearing, ABC Unified School District, Norwalk, California
Student was accused of furnishing 40 ecstacy pills and possessing for sale marijuana. Also allegedly found were 50 empty baggies. The School sought to expel student. Mr. Kita was able to prevent the school from expelling student from the school district.
Under the Influence of alcohol, School Expulsion Hearing, William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita
Student, the son of a school teacher, allegedly admitted to drinking Vodka prior to coming on campus where he was denied entry to a school dance. He reportedly ran away from school officials, was caught school officials immediately sought to expel him because of a zero tolerance. Mr. Kita was able to challege the integrity of the case. Mr. Kita was successfull in winning this case and prevented the school district from expelling student.
Possession of Marijuana on school campus, School Expulsion Hearing, Westside Union School District in Quartz Hills
Student a 7th grader was recommended for school expulsion for possession of marijuana. Mr. Kita represented student at the hearing and argued that the school did not have the legal authority to expel student. After a full consideration of the arguments made by the students education attorney Mr. Kita, the school panel agreed to drop all proceedings and the student was allowed to return to school the very next day.
Successful Appeal to the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Expulsion Overturned by unanimous vote & Alhambra Unified School District Ordered to pay costs to student
In a very high profile case that was highly publicized in major television networks and newspapers, student was expelled from the Alhambra Unified School District. Mr. Kita filed an appeal the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
The County ordered that the Alhambra Unified School District to expunge the students disciplinary record and ordered the school district to pay costs of appeal to the student.
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