Alameda County Superior Court
Client and her co-defendant were charged with soliciting prostitution and pimping/pandering after the massage studio was raided by state and federal law enforcement. This was a classic case of entrapment and withholding of crucial evidence by law enforcement. The local police and Office of Homeland Defense were looking for human trafficking of Asian women and came up short. Defense discovery demands were ignored by the prosecution and the court. Defense exercised right to a speedy trial. On eve of trial the prosecution reduced charge to disturbing the peace and a fine. Client avoided a conviction that had serious consequences to her immigration status. It was later revealed that the prosecution held back over 20 audiotapes from the defense.