Case Results

Strike Dismissal and No Jail Time

Defendant charged with criminal threats as a strike and facing up to three years in state prison for threatening to shoot up his class. Ms. Anwar was able to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, avoiding a strike for life, and no jail time was imposed.

-2017

Domestic Violence Case Completely Dismissed

Defendant charged with domestic violence against wife. Witness sees husband on top of wife, throwing her around. However, Ms. Anwar was able to prove that the wife was the initial aggressor, and the witness only observed the incident after the wife hit the defendant. Case completely dismissed

-2017

Domestic Violence - No Jail, No Probation, No Fines

Defendant charged with two domestic violence charges, including false imprisonment. He received no probation, no domestic violence classes, and no fines. His case was closed with no consequences, other than a plea to the charge, which could soon be expunged from his record.

-2017

DUI Case Dismissed

Defendant charged with DUI, where witness observes defendant driving into fence. Ms. Anwar succeeded in excluding the witness's statements pursuant to pre-trial motions, and the DA was forced to dismiss the DUI charge. Ms. Anwar was also able to beat the DMV suspension, and defendant's license was never suspended.

-2017

Felony Charge Dismissal

Defendant, a juvenile, was charged with 2 felonies for false imprisonment and 2 misdemeanors for impersonating a police officer. Other minor and adult charged with her, both had to plead to charges. After arguing the facts, the law, and her client's position, Ms. Anwar was able to convince the DA’s office to dismiss all charges against her client.

-2014

Murder Charge Dismissal

Defendant facing 2nd degree murder charges and 21 years to life in prison. Ms. Anwar was able to convince DA’s office to dismiss murder charge and allow a plea to a lesser offense.

-2014

Assault with Deadly Weapon

Defendant facing 2 counts of assault with deadly weapon and strike prior. Exposure is 10 years. Only offer is prison. After preliminary hearing, Ms. Anwar was able to resolve the case for a 415 infraction and a fine.

-2014

Felony Domestic Violence Not Guilty, Misdemeanor

Defendant facing felony domestic violence charges where off-duty police officer observes defendant hitting the alleged victim. Defendant has 4 prison priors and is facing over 8 years in prison. Jury finds defendant NOT GUILTY of the felony and only convicts on lesser misdemeanor charge. Defendant gets credit for time served.

-2013

Carjacking & Kidnapping

Defendant facing multiple strike offenses, including car-jacking and kidnapping at gunpoint. Exposure was 25-life. DA’s office would only accept a 19-year offer. After much investigation and negotiation, Ms. Anwar was able to get a non-strike disposition where defendant would only serve 2 ½ years after credits.

-2013

Felony Domestic Violence Dismissal

Defendant facing felony domestic violence charge for allegedly punching girlfriend in the mouth. Only offer was prison. Through investigation, Ms. Anwar was able to prove that his girlfriend had a preexisting injury to her lip, and lied to police. Case dismissed. Defendant goes home.

-2013

Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

Defendant facing domestic violence charges. Ms. Anwar proved the alleged victim was actually the perpetrator. Case dismissed.

-2012

Vehicular Manslaughter DUI - No Prison Time

Defendant facing 10 years in prison for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence (DUI causing death) of an elderly woman. After a lengthy sentencing hearing, Ms. Anwar was able to convince the judge to sentence the defendant to an in-custody drug and alcohol treatment program and 5 years of probation. No prison time was imposed.

-2012

Assault with Deadly Weapon

Defendant charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon. Facing two strikes and 5 years in prison. Through cross-examination of the alleged victim and witnesses, Ms. Anwar was able to convince the jury that the statements to law enforcement were not credible. Jury acquits on both counts. Defendant goes home.

-2012

Possession and Transportation Not Guilty

Possession for sales and transportation of methamphetamine jury trial where defendant was seen by officer dropping tennis-ball sized package of controlled substances onto passenger’s lap. Passenger admitted to officer that drugs were defendants. Defendant arrested and marijuana found concealed on his person. Defendant’s phone had text messages consistent with drug sales. Ms. Anwar was able to suppress the marijuana on his person and jury found defendant NOT GUILTY of both counts.

-2012

Felony Possession Not Guilty

Felony possession of shank in defendant's property at jail. Ms. Anwar convinced the jury that it was mere circumstantial evidence and jury found defendant not guilty.

-2009

Felony Domestic Violence Not Guilty

Defendant charged with felony domestic violence with 6 prison priors and a strike prior. He has a prior domestic violence charge and is facing 14 years in prison. Ms. Anwar convinces jury that the alleged victim is not credible, and is violent herself. Jury finds defendant NOT guilty.

-2009

Felon Conspiracy Charge Reduced

Defendant charged in 10-codefendant case in over 100 count indictment. Facing felony conspiracy charges and prison. Only defendant to get case reduced to misdemeanor and expunged. No jail time imposed.

-2008

Domestic Violence Not Guilty

Defendant facing domestic violence charges with prior domestic violence conduct and prior prison sentence. He is facing 6 years in prison. Ms. Anwar convinces jury that the case is based on mere speculation. Jury finds defendant not guilty.

-2007

Sexual Assault Charge Reduced

Defendant facing sexual assault charges with lifetime sex registration. After preliminary hearing, Ms. Anwar was able to have charge changed to avoid any sexual charge or registration. No custody time imposed.

-2007

DUI Dismissal

.09 DUI. Ms. Anwar filed motion to suppress evidence. DA dismissed charges.

-2007

3 Strike Reduced Sentence

Defendant facing 25 to life. Multiple felonies and 2 strike priors. Case resolves in the middle of preliminary hearing for 6 years, where defendant would only serve less than 2 years after credits given.

-2006