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Things to consider when facing a legal situation
When it comes to you or a family member accused of a crime it is
essential to hire only the best. We are one of the few firms that has
defended 13 capital murder cases. We have secured jury acquittals on
charges ranging from assault to murder.
Our family law clients appreciate our discretion and our ability to find
assets that are hidden. With the current economic climate is more
important than ever to ensure that you have the finances available to
you to raise your children.
If you are thinking about opening a new business or expanding an
existing one make sure you protect yourself. Liability is always an
issue. We have a great circle of attorneys and marketing consultants
ready to assist you.
With insurance companies unwilling to settle cases it is more important
than ever to protect yourself. One of our attorneys can evaluate your
case and negotiate a fair settlement.
I have tailored
my office to address the needs of families in crisis. I
know that when a loved one is facing a legal challenge the stress and
anxiety is overwhelming. Often this strains relationships and causes
divides within the family. When this happens your lawyer is the only one who will stand by
your side, unconditionally.
I am interested in hearing more about your legal situation. With most cases we can offer a
flat rate. Contact the staff for details. In a time of uncertainty it
is important that you have certainty when it comes to finances.
MATT SMITH (ATTORNEY)
While studying in San Diego I majored in Economics and minored in Russian Language.
in law school I worked for a general litigation firm. There I was
exposed to family law, criminal defense and personal injury cases.
2002 I was hired as a major crimes investigator. Being one of only 57
Chief CPD Investigators in California I was exposed to complex and
serious criminal cases. I have personally investigated thousands of
cases including multiple homicides.
As an attorney I was the lead assistant major felony crimes attorney for the public defenders office.
After gaining valuable jury trial experience I decided it was time to establish The Smith Law Offices.
How does this experience help you ?
is knowing where and how to look for evidence that makes us so
successful. Every type of case from family law to personal injury
requires one thing, Evidence.
lawyer has access to the same law books. It is the facts as they are
applied to the law that will determine the outcome of your case.
Sacramento County Bar Association (2012)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (2012)
Colusa County Bar Association (2012)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (2011)
CPDA (Defense Attorney Association) (2011)
California Attorneys For Criminal Justice (2008)
California Defense Investigators Assoc. (2011)
National Defense Investigator Association (2011)
The Barrister Club (2012)
Lions Club International (2012)
Sacramento River Fire District (2012)
Colusa Rural Firefighters Inc.(2012)
PROUD SUPPORTER OF:
Williams PD K-9 Foundation
Our Lady of Lourdes
Colusa Youth Football
CHP 11-99 Foundation
MIDTOWN OFFICE: 2618 J Street, Suite 2
Sacramento, CA 95816
We reunited a father with his long lost daughter. The mother entered
Mexico with their child and he couldn't get her back until he hired us.
We went to court and after a four year ordeal he is now enjoying the
holidays with her.
We were able to join the ex-husband's retirement plan to a divorce that
was completed by the parties themselves years ago. Once joined she was
able to buy a home to start her new life.
We were able to defeat a petition for sole custody brought by the petitioner.
In a recent action we were able to get an order that kept the children in the same county they had grown up in.
Our investigators were able to show that an allegation of abuse made by the other side were false.
RECENT CASES DISMISSED/ALL CHARGES DROPPED:
People vs. North-Charges 459(Burglary) & 487(A) (Grand Theft) - 01/16/13
People vs. Barnes-Charges 417 (Brandishing) - 01/13
People vs. Hayes-Charges 455 (Attempted Arson) - 01/13
People vs. Landrus-Charges 211/212.5(c) (Attempted Robbery) - 02/08/12
People vs. Knight-Charges 10851(Car Theft) & 23152(DUI) - 06/29/11
People vs. Silva-Charges 243e1 (Domestic Violence) - 09/05/12
People vs. Bill-Charges 11550 (Under the Influence) -09/19/12
People vs. Lathrop-Charges 245(A)(1) (Assault w/a Deadly Weapon) - 08/29/12
RECENT JURY TRIALS:
A jury trial acquittal on the charge of murder. (People vs. Mendoza)
A jury trial acquittal on charges of molestation. (People vs. McPherson)
A jury trial acquittal on a charge of resisting arrest with force. (People vs. Henderson)
A hung jury on charges of theft and forgery. (People vs. Peterson)
A jury trial acquittal on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. (People vs. Deniz)
RECENT COURT TRIAL:
(People vs.Antione)acquittal on the felony charges of conspiracy and
reckless driving.Factual finding of innocence on reckless driving.
We were able to get a strike count of first degree burglary dismissed
and the defendant charged with trespassing. (People vs. Ponciano)
At the preliminary hearing we were able to get a felony count of penal
code section 69, resisting arrest a felony dismissed because the
prosecution was unable to prove the charge. (People vs. Ross)
We were able to get three counts of felony assault on an officer and one
count of child endangerment a felony dismissed at the preliminary
hearing by showing the people could not prove their case. (People vs.
A count of 422 of the Penal Code a "Strike" charge dismissed at the preliminary hearing. (People vs. Jones) 01/09/13
At the preliminay hearing our cross examination of the officer and
argument at the close of evidence resulted in Dismissal of the sole
felony charge of Posession of Marijunana for Sales. (People vs. Croff)
Disclaimer: This website is created to give general advice. It is not intended to give legal advice about your situation. Always consult with an attorney.
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