State Court – Plea Bargain – Attempted Murder

Mr. Mesereau represented a member of a wealthy, California family who was charged with attempted murder.  Prosecutors claimed the defendant intentionally stabbed a young man in the back.  Miraculously, the victim recovered after surgery in intensive care.  Tom Mesereau’s client was facing life in prison.  Prior criminal defense counsel, a high profile Los Angeles lawyer, had encouraged the defendant to accept five years in prison as part of a plea deal.  The defendant’s parents came to Mr. Mesereau hoping for a better result.  On the day of trial, Mr. Mesereau arranged a plea bargain involving no jail time and one year of house arrest

Significance:   This is a remarkable result in a case of alleged attempted murder.


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