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Motion Granted : Factual innocence

Case Type: Motion for Factual Innocence
Case Description: Client was a therapist having significant problems related to employment due to her arrest, and subsequent filed case on record for allegations of domestic violence.
Case Outcome: Motion for Factual Innocence granted.


Case Dismissed : Strong armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon

Case Type: Strong armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Case Description: Client attended a small house party with some friends. Client was accused of strong armed robbery and assault with a knife related to drugs and money.
Case Outcome: Case dismissed after preliminary hearing.


All Charges Dismissed : Domestic battery

Case Type: Domestic Battery
Case Description: Client and girlfriend were in a heated argument when events transpired that resulted in a physical altercation and multiple felony charges related to domestic violence.
Case Outcome: All charges dismissed after preliminary hearing.

Not Guilty Verdict : DUI

Case Type: DUI
Case Description: Client drove up on the curb in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. Client was arrested for alleged DUI, related to being under the influence of prescription drugs.
Case Outcome: Not guilty verdict reached after year long litigation.


Case Dismissed : Sex trafficking

Case Type: Sex trafficking
Case Description: Client and her son allowed a young woman to stay at their house temporarily to avoid homelessness after being evicted. Young woman was prostituting at the home and alleged client was pimping her and involved in the sex industry.
Case Outcome: Case dismissed after preliminary hearing.


Reduced Charges : Assault with a deadly weapon

Case Type: Assault with a deadly weapon
Case Description: Client with one prior strike was involved in a road rage incident where he ended up getting out of his car and striking the other individual’s vehicle with a knife, shattering the driver’s side window.
Case Outcome: Reduced charges from felony to misdemeanor with minimal time in county jail.


Case Dismissed : Domestic battery and false imprisonment

Case Type: Domestic battery and false imprisonment
Case Description: Female client charged with physically attacking her boyfriend and preventing him from leaving the sailboat they were on at the time.
Case Outcome: Case dismissed at preliminary hearing.

All Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors : DUI

Case Type: Multiple theft and domestic violence
Case Description: Client charged with multiple felonies related to a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend and theft of her personal belongings.
Case Outcome: All charges reduced to misdemeanors after preliminary hearing. A three day jury trial resulted in not guilty verdict on all charges.


Dismissed Harassment – Deny Permanent Restraining Order : Civil harassment

Case Type: Civil harassment
Case Description: Client was involved in a heated dispute with a neighbor over neighbor’s ability to develop the land. Client protested neighbor obtaining the permit in a number of ways, including at planning commission meetings.
Case Outcome: A two day jury trial resulted in the court dismissing the harassment allegations and denied a permanent restraining order against client.


Permanent Restraining Order Denied : Sexual assault

Case Type: Sexual assault
Case Description: Client was a dental student who attended a large party with other students. Client and female acquaintance retreated to a private room and became sexually intimate. Client was alleged to use nonconsensual force upon her during this time.
Case Outcome: Permanent restraining order denied after hearing.


10 Years Probation After 2 Months House Arrest : Vehicular Manslaughter

Case Type: Vehicular Manslaughter
Case Description: Client was involved in a car chase with police after a hit and run incident. Client lost control of his vehicle, resulting in an accident which killed his passenger. Client had alcohol in his system, however it was determined to be within the legal limit.
Case Outcome: After a three week jury trial, client received a grant of 10 years probation after two months of house arrest.

Diversion (No Conviction) : Six counts of battery on multiple officers

Case Type: Six counts of battery on multiple officers
Case Description: Client was significantly intoxicated at a bar. When she exited the bar, client was mistaken about alleging someone stole her purse and battered another patron. When police arrived, client resisted arrest by striking a number of police officers with her hands.
Case Outcome: Client was granted diversion, meaning no conviction.


Not Guilty Verdict : Accessory to Murder

Case Type: Accessory to Murder
Case Description: Client was very good friends with an individual who along with a younger friend, drove and was in an accident. Individual was DUI, had multiple prior convictions and was charged with murder. Client removed a door from the scene of the accident and was charged with being an accessory to murder.
Case Outcome: Three week jury trial resulted in not guilty verdict.


Not Guilty Verdict On All Counts : Felony domestic violence

Case Type: Felony domestic violence
Case Description: Client and his girlfriend got into a domestic dispute that turned physical. Girlfriend’s arm was broken and client was charged with felony assault resulting in great bodily injury. Girlfriend also sought a civil restraining order.
Case Outcome: After five day jury trial, court reached not guilty verdict on all counts.


Diversion (No Conviction) : Theft

Case Type: Theft
Case Description: A young college student was caught stealing from a jewelry store. Client had prior conviction of similar charges.
Case Outcome: After significant litigation, client was granted diversion, meaning no conviction.

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Kevin did an amazing job. He turned a nightmare into a really manageable situation. Without going into detail, I was facing some complications due to my record that would have made for a lengthy and grand problem. He was able to get it mitigated and really came away amazing, compared to where we started. Worth every penny and more. I feel that the work he did was more than commensurate for what he charged me. I will use him in the future and I would recommend him to family and friends.
Amazing honest and efficient lawyer! Kevin knows the ins and outs of the criminal system. He is the definitely the guy to have on your side. I won’t go into the details of the case, but my brother got involve in a domestic violent situation and we needed a good Marin lawyer that wouldn’t charge an arm and a leg to take his case. I was referred to Kevin by a friend of mine. I noticed on the initial phone consultation that he really wanted to help. We were able to work out a very reasonable price for the handling of the case, so we hired him. Kevin worked hard since day one, and he got my bro a very good deal with the DA. Our family is thankful to have hired him.
I contacted Kevin when I needed legal representation in a case which I felt required a high level of client service and representation. He was always right there for me when I needed him, whether it was showing up early for hearings, to the individualized attention I received at the courthouse, and having private meetings in his office anytime, as often as needed without any rescheduling. Kevin approached my case with care and made me feel comfortable as he took the time to thoroughly review my case history, explain my options to me, and was readily available and responsive when I had questions or just needed to talk to him. He treated my case with genuine care and attention it deserved and my case results certainly reflected his strong personal and professional attributes. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Kevin again if the need arises.
I received the best possible outcome by giving my case to Kevin Heaney. He fought for me the entire way until he got my case dismissed! I have never come across a lawyer that cares so much about his clients or what happens to them. His rates are very affordable and he is open to negotiate the numbers. It is clear that he wants to help. Kevin knows his stuff and he is on top of it. He is also very personable, kept me in the loop of things throughout the process and always returned my calls and emails. I am grateful and lucky to have found Kevin. He is a true professional and knows how to get it done.
I wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did on getting Luis Correa’s case dismissed. You were very efficient and with minimal stress to Mr Correa. He had full confidence in you and you made it very easy for him to put this case in your hands. The fact that he only had to meet with you a few times and only able to provide you with minimal information he had on his case was a blessing that you were able to get the case dismissed! You know your stuff! Thank you once again and Mr Correa is very pleased with the outcome and can get on with his life without this case over him.

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