Success Stories

You are innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutor is working hard to convict you, so you should hire the best Murrieta - Temecula criminal defense attorney. Attorney Karen E. Lockhart has successfully defended thousands of criminal cases in Southern California. These are just a few of her success stories:

1st Degree Murder - (Gang) :
The defendant was charges with participating in a murder that was committed by another person in addition to charges the crime was committed to benefit a criminal street gang. Truth be told, the defendant actually did nothing and was acquitted by the court at the close of the prosecution’s case. The defendant was pronounced not guilty by the court and did not have to put on any defense witnesses or evidence.
NOT GUILTY.
1st Degree Murder - Robbery :
Defendant participated in a home invasion robbery, and one of the homeowners was shot and killed. The defendant was found "not guilty" of murder by the jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Home Invasion Robbery (Gang) :
The defendant and two other friends were alleged to forced entry into a hotel room and beat and robbed the occupants. The defendant was found "not guilty" of all charges by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Bank Robbery :
The defendant was alleged to have participated in a bank robbery and was found "not guilty" by a jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle :
The defendant was driving a vehicle. His passenger shot at another vehicle. The defendant was charged as an aider and abettor and was found "not guilty" by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Residential Burglary :
The defendant was alleged to have broken into the garage when the homeowners were present and stolen a purse from the vehicle. The defendant was found "not guilty" by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Criminal Threats & Violating a Restraining Order :
Defendant was charged with violating a restraining order obtained by his wife, and threatening to kill her. Found “not guilty” by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Felony Embezzlement :
Defendant charged with embezzling money from a school group. A probation disposition was negotiated.
PROBATION.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon (steel bar) :
Defendant was charged with attacking homeowners with a steel bar at a party during a fight. Found “not guilty” by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Manufacturing Methamphetamine :
Defendant was at a home that was raided by law enforcement. A methamphetamine lab was found in the spare bedroom. Phone service was in the defendant’s name. Found “not guilty” by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
First Degree Murder, 4 counts Attempted :
Murder. Defendant was alleged to have shot and killed a person at a job site, and shot at 4 other individuals. Settled for a single count of manslaughter 2 ½ weeks into trial.
MANSLAUGHTER.
Embezzlement :
Defendant allegedly stole from employer by overpaying herself. Case dismissed by the court at the preliminary hearing.
DISMISSED.
Bank Robbery :
Defendant and two friends allegedly robbed a bank and slip the proceeds.
PROBATION.
Domestic Violence :
Case reduced to infraction disturbing the peace.
INFRACTION.
Child Kidnapping :
Grandmother alleged to have kidnapped her grandson and hid him from CPS. Found “not guilty” by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Marijuana Sales :
Motion to disclose identify of the confidential informant granted. Case dismissed by the Court upon the refusal of the prosecution to comply with the court order.
CASE DISMISSED.
Possession of Methamphetamine :
Motion to suppress evidence due to an unlawful detention and search granted. Case dismissed due to inability of the prosecution to proceed to trial.
CASE DISMISSED.
Prostitution :
REDCUED TO DISTURBING THE PEACE.
Battery :
DISMISSED.
Sale of Methamphetamine :
Found "not guilty" by jury.
NOT GUILTY.
Accomplice After the Fact - Murder :
PROBATION.
Cocaine for Sale - Loaded Firearm :
PROBATION.
Felony DUI - Death :
CASE DISMISSED.

Disclaimer: Individual cases vary. Similar cases are not guaranteed the same results. These results page are strictly for informative purposes and do not imply or guarantee your case will have the same outcome.