United States v. Johnson, 10-50439 (9th Cir. 2012) (reversing bank-robbery conviction due to trial judge’s appearance of bias with instructions to assign to a new judge for retrial).

United States v. Cardenas, 09-50472 (9th Circ. 2011) (reversing illegal re-entry conviction for structural error on an evidentiary ruling; and reversing aggravated identity theft conviction for both a fatal variance in the indictment and in allowing the jury to convict on the basis of a legally inadequate theory). 

United States v. Caruto, 532 F.3d 822 (9th Cir. 2008) (reversing cocaine importation conviction and 14-year sentence for Doyle/Fifth Amendment error in matter of first impression in Ninth Circuit).

United States v. Rangel-Rodriguez, Case No. 06-50519 (9th Cir.2008) (reversing alien-smuggling conspiracy conviction for erroneous jury instructions on elements of the offense).

United States v. Wells, Case No. 04-50296 (9th Cir. 2006) (reversing RICO/attempted murder conviction and 30-year sentence).

United States v. Murphy, Case No. 04-50429 (9th Cir.2006) (reversing alien-smuggling conviction on Federal Rule of Evidence error).

United States v. Lombera-Valdovinos, 429 F.3d 927 (9th Cir. 2005) (reversing illegal re-entry conviction for erroneous jury instruction on immigration law and mens rea issue). Dismissal of all charges following remand from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

United States v. Bautista, 362 F.3d 584 (9th Cir. 2004) (reversing counterfeiting conviction for Fourth Amendment violation). Dismissal of all charges following remand from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

United States v. Juvenile (Christian O.), Case No. 03-50488 (9th Cir. 2004) (reversing methamphetamine importation and possession with intent to distribute convictions based on insufficiency of the evidence/mere presence issue). Dismissal of all charges following remand from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The appeals described above are indicative of the experience the firm brings to state and federal litigation but are not meant to suggest guaranteed results for any prospective clients. Each case is different and results cannot be predicted.
 

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