Case Results

Our reputation comes with several years of experience. The following case files are published cases handled by The Law Offices of Randy Collins. When you’re life hangs in the balance, you need an attorney who has proven their worth and has a long history of satisfied clients. Our firm is not afraid of tough cases: WE LOVE THEM. We love proving to the world that not every defendant is guilty, and that a good attorney can change everything. Take a look at the following results to see why The Law Offices of Randy Collins is so popular.

 

People v. Simpson

in the West Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with a Felony DUI with three prior convictions and interfering with an officer in the performance of his duties. His exposure was 3 years in state prison. The Defendant only served six actual months in custody.

 

People vs. Hannah

Defendant was charged with violation CVC 23152(a) (DUI Drugs) and Health and Safety Code, Section 115502, Under the influence of drugs. (This latter sentence carries with is a minimum 90 day jail sentence) The defendant also had a prior DUI Conviction. The case was dismissed without trial.

 

People vs. Huynh

Defendant was charged with Commercial Burglary and Grand Theft (Penal Code, Section 459/460(b) and 487(a). The defendant participated in a class and the case was dismissed.

 

People vs. Baker

The defendant was charged with violation of Penal Code, Section 29800(a) (Possession of Firearm by a Felon); and section 30305(a)(1), (Possession of ammunition by a prohibited person). Violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11550(e) Under the Influence with a firearm; and 11377(a) Possession of Methamphetamine with 3 prior State Prison commitments where the defendant did not remain free of custody for 5 years. The case was dismissed in its entirety.

 

People vs. Chan

The defendant was charged with violations of Health and Safety Code, Section 11360 (a) (Transportation of Marijuana) and violation of 11357(a) (Possession of Concentrate Cannabis) and 11357(a) (Possession more than an ounce of Marijuana as a Misdemeanor) The People dismissed 11357(a). The defendant entered a Plea of Guilty to the 11360(a) as a Felony and 11357(c) as a Misdemeanor. The defendant was placed on 3 years of Summary Probation and paid to the clerk of West Covina Court $5010.00, He served NO Jail Time.

 

People vs. Martinez

The defendant was charged with violation of Health and Safety code 11351(a) Possession for sale of Heroin of more than 14.25 grams (11352.5 (1)) and Health and Safety Code 11370.1(a) Possession of a controlled substance with Firearm and Possession of 11377(a) Possession for use of methamphetamine . The defendant was a passenger in a vehicle when asked to elite from the car he consented to a pat down search where officers located a gun, heroin and methamphetamine. After waiving Miranda the defendant admitted everything, the case was ultimately dismissed.

 

People vs. Zarate

The defendant had five cases before the court and had failed on numerous occasions to pay fines or complete promises he had made to the court. Warrants were issued. The defendant owed the following on the cases listed; $850.00; 148.50; $388.50; 419.00; and $1,111.00; The court vacated all the fines so the defendant did not have to pay anything. [$2917] The defendant only has to complete 15 days Caltrans.

 

People v. Wilson

in the West Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with a DUI and a blood test of .12% and a hit and run. After trial, the Defendant was found Not Guilty of ALL charges and was discharged.

 

People v. Rhomberg

in the Central Justice Center, County of Orange, transferred to the West Justice Center in the County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with DUI, BAC .18% and a collision. The Defendant was also charged with a BAC greater than .15% and a prior conviction in 2006 out of Harbor Court, Orange County. The Defendant could have gone to county jail for 1 year. The Defendant received 60 days in Orange County jail to be served as home confinement and the remaining mandatory fees and programs. The Defendant never returned to jail.

 

People v. Bustos

in the Central Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with Domestic Violence Battery, a violation of Penal Code Section 243(e)(1), and child abuse, a violation of Penal Code Section 273a(b). A disposition was negotiated wherein the Defendant entered a plea to “disturbing the peace”, and the domestic violence battery and child abuse charges were dismissed.

 

People v. Castro

in the Central Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged along with seven other defendants with conspiracy to commit grand theft and grand theft. The Defendant could have spent 5 years in custody. Since the Defendant had no prior record, in the middle of the preliminary hearing, the Defendant entered a plea to Public Resources Code, Section 14591(b)(1)(F). All other counts were dismissed and the Defendant was released with credit for time served.

 

People v. Cohen

in the Harbor Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with Assault (Penal Code Section 240), Battery (Penal Code Section 242), and Resisting Arrest, (Penal Code Section 148(a)(1)). After negotiations the Defendant entered a plea to “disturbing the Peace” and all other charges were dismissed.

 

People v. Barraza

in the Harbor Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with violating Penal Code Section 273.5(a), otherwise known as Domestic Battery with Corporal Injury, due to a fight that took place with his spouse. After thorough investigation by Randy Collins and his private investigator, Mr. Collins was able to demonstrate that the Defendant acted in self-defense. The case was subsequently dismissed.

 

People v. Reynoso

in the West Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with a .13 blood alcohol content (BAC) DUI with a collision and a 2007 prior DUI. He was also charged with two counts of hit and run. The Defendant was still on probation for his prior DUI. In all this, the Defendant was faced with a maximum time in custody of 3 years and six months. Ultimately, the Defendant, on all matters, was sentenced to 60 days home confinement, restitution, and other mandatory fines, fees, and programs. The Defendant never returned to jail.

 

People v. Sawyer

in Harbor Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was arrested for Felony Domestic Violence Battery against her husband. The bail bond was $50,000. The Domestic Violence Battery was witnessed by several individuals who provided statements to the Newport Beach Police detectives. Attorney Randy Collins argued that the Defendant suffered from a nervous breakdown, which culminated in involuntary acts of frustration. The case was dismissed.

 

People v. Guillen

in the Central Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged in two separate cases on two different dates with the possession of a controlled substance for sale, to wit methamphetamine. His exposure in total was 3 years, 8 months. The Defendant entered a plea to both cases on the same day before different judges. The Defendant was placed on formal probation for 3 years and served a total actual time in custody of 68 days.

 

People v. Vu

in the Westminster Justice Center, County of Orange. The Defendant was charged with a violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a) – Possession of Methamphetamine. He was also charged with the possession of a dope smoking instrument, and a trespassing/occupation of property as a squatter. Although the Defendant was exposed to three years state prison, Attorney MacGregor negotiated a disposition in which the Defendant entered a plea to the trespass and upon payment of $1,000 to the victim witness the case was terminated after Counts 1 and 2 were dismissed. The Defendant had no drug conviction and was therefore, not required to register as a narcotic defender.

 

People v. Munoz

Westminster Justice Center, County of Orange. This Defendant was charged in four separate cases as follows: (1) two cases of driving on a suspended license, alcohol related; (2) driving on a suspended license; and (3) drunk in public. The Defendant was able to resolve all four of these matter on the same date. The case of driving on a suspended license, alcohol related (CVC 14601.2(a)) the Defendant was ordered to serve 30 days in the Orange County jail (home confinement authorized). ALL other cases were dismissed.

 

1. People v. Gonzalez
Charges: Murder (PC 187)
Resolution: After trial the case was dismissed.

 

2. People v. Abubo
Charges: DUI (VC 23152(a) (b)) with 3 priors
Resolution: 270 days at the Orange County Jail: Electronic confinement, for 120 days balance stayed, multiple offender program, and transferred to Hawaii.

 

3. People v. Arbogast
Charges: Health and Safety Code 11366.8; 11379; 11378; 11550(a); 11370.02; (3): PC 667.5(b) (3 xs): defendant charged with the transportation and possession for sale of methamphetamine in a vehicle with a hidden compartment while being under the influence of a drug. The defendant was charged with three prior prison terms and three prior drug convictions. The prosecutor filed two and no probation allegations.
Resolution: Defendant entered a guilty plea. Received sentence 12 years in state prison stayed placed on probation and order to complete San Francisco Delancy Street Program.

 

4. People v. Baker
Charges: PC 459-4606 Burglary, Petty theft with a prior (PC 666 484(a) 488 + other cases)
Resolution: 3 years state prison stayed: credit 72 days, served: complete 90 day live-in drug program and an 18 month outpatient after care program.

 

5. People v. Fulton
Charges: Possession of a hypodermic needle and less than one ounce of marijuana (Business and Professions code 4140; Health and Safety Code 11357(b)
Resolution: No jail: Proposition 36 and Dismissal.
Defendant subsequently charged in case #’s 07CF4061, 08NF4005, and 08HM02877.

 

6. People v. Henderson
Charges: defendant charged with driving under the influence (CVC 23152(a) (b)) and Driving on a suspended license alcohol related (3 separate cases) and with having (2) prior convictions for DUI within the past 10 years [mandatory jail time of 120 days is required for a 3rd DUI and there is also mandatory time provided for driving an automobile on a suspended license].
Resolution: Defendant to serve 1yr. in the county jail stayed upon condition; attend a 6 month live-in program and a 6 month outpatient program. (All sentence for all other cases are to run concurrent with this DUI case.) The defendant may serve sentence in Hawaii.

 

7. People v. Serrano
Charges: Possession for sale of marijuana (Health and Safety Code 11359); Possession of methamphetamine; Possession of a firearm (PC 12020(a)); Possession of drug paraphernalia (Health and Safety Code 11364)
Resolution: Defendant admitted the possession of methamphetamine and possession for sale of marijuana, 280 days at the Orange County Jail: 280 days credit time served.

 

8. People v. Rogers
Charges: Criminal Threats (PC 422) and Possession of a switchblade knife (PC 653k)
Resolution: Complete 20 days of Cal Trans.

 

9. People v. Rogers
Charges: DUI with a prior (CVC23152 (a) (b))
Resolution: 60 days at the Orange County Jail, home confinement authorized.

 

10. People v. Brooks
Charges: Kidnapping (PC 207(a)); Assault with a deadly weapon (PC 245(a)); Spousal Abuse (PC 273.5); False Imprisonment (PC 236-237); Prior Strike.
Resolution: Case Dismissed

 

11. People v. Grecian
Charges: DUI (CVC 23152 (a) (b))
Resolution: Convicted by jury

 

12. People v. Lake
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code 11377(a)), under the influence (Health and Safety Code 11550(a)) Possession of Narcotic device
Resolution: Defendant completed diversion PC 1000, and the case was dismissed.

 

13. People v. Uriostegui
Charges: Forgery (PC 472) plus other felony conduct from 1999 which amounted to a prior strike
Resolution: defendant entered plea of guilty to PC 472, and received a sentence of 16 months in state prison. The strike was dismissed. (Result defendant was incarcerated for 8 months not 27 months if the strike was imposed)

 

14. People v. Locke
Charges: DUI (CVC 23152(a) (b), Drawing exhibiting a deadly weapon (PC 417) Possession less than one ounce of marijuana.
Resolution: Defendant served 60 days at the Orange County Jail. (Brandishing a weapon is not conduct favored in Orange County.

 

15. People v. Smetana
Charge: DUI (CVC 23152(a) (b) with prior Hit and Run (CVC 20002(a))
Resolution: 180 days, DUI court program, Harbor Court: Defendant completed 120 days of home confinement.

 

16. People v. Vasquez
Charges: DUI (CVC 23152(a) (b) with priors CVC14601.2 driving on suspended license alcohol related)
Resolution: Serve 60 days at the Orange County Jail, credit time served for 60 days.

 

17. People v. Velasquez
Charges: Violation of Fullerton’s Municipal Code
Resolution: Case dismissed

 

18. People v. Donato
Charges: Cultivating marijuana as well as its possession for sale and its transportation and sale (Health and Safety Code 11358; 11359; 11360)
Resolution: Defendant entered guilty plea to cultivation: served 90 days in the Orange County Jail.

 

19. People v. Detroya
Charges: Possession of Cocaine (Health and Safety Code 11350), and DUI (CVC 23152(a) (b) with a prior
Resolution: Defendant entered plea to DUI: Drug possession dismissed. Jail commitment of 60 days permitted at Seal Beach pay and stay.

 

20. People v. Graham
Charges: Spousal Abuse (Penal Code, Section 273.5 (a)) and Spousal Battery (Penal Code, Section 243 (e) (1))
Resolution: All four counts Dismissed and bond exonerated
(Note: Spousal discord in today’s world should be avoided at the cost of pride)

 

21. People v. Horn
Charges: of 1st amended information residential burglary (Penal Code, section 12022(a) (1; as to each of the burglaries above the prosecution alleged defendants acts amounted to a “violent felony” (Penal Code, Section 667.5 (c) (21).
Resolution: Prosecution withdrew the first amended information. Count 1 was amended to read a violation of Penal Code, Section 245 (a)(2) assault with a deadly weapon likely to produce great bodily injury to a non-accomplice while committing or attempting a felony (Penal Code, Section 12022.7)
The defendant entered a guilty plea to one count of assault with a deadly weapon (Penal Code, section 245 (a) (1) with great bodily injured. Although the charges were greatly reduced the defendant could still have served 9 years in state prison. Defendant received to stayed (non-executed) sentence to state prison and was sentenced to serve 120 days in the Orange County Jail (60 actual days). After release from county jail the defendant’s probation was reduced to informal status and defendant was allowed to attend school outside of California.

 

22. People v. Young
Charges: Defendant was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol of .08% or greater (California Vehicle Code, 23152 (a); 23152 (b) with prior convictions.
Resolution: Defendant entered a guilty plea to the DUI and admitted his prior convictions. The court allowed him to perform his entire mandatory jail time of 120 days within in the confines of an alcoholic program. (No real jail time was served)
P.S. The defendant was ordered to complete a mandatory 18 month alcohol program. He failed to complete that program and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the court. MacGregor and Collins convinced the court to stay jail time over the defendant’s head upon the conditionhecomplete the program (Sort of a “deal with the devil”…the defendant completed this program without incident.)

 

23. People Zegaria Citation
Charges: The defendant was charged with the violation of California Vehicle Code, Section 14601.1(a) driving on a suspended license.
Resolution: (Note: Driving under a suspended license is all treated differently because a license may be suspended for many different reasons. The above section generally indicates a person’s license has been suspended because he has failed to appear in a court or has had license suspended because they proved to be an unsafe operator.)
The defendant showed proof of a currents driver’s license and the case was dismissed.
Case Note: The penal code allows some violations to be reduced from misdemeanors to infractions. (An infraction is a non-jailable offense and is not something reportable to an employer. The above case is such an application of that concept.

 

24. People v. Morales
Charges: The defendant was charged with a violation of California Vehicle Code, Section 23152 (a) ad 23152 (b) otherwise known as a DUI.
Resolution: The defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charges lodged.
Case Note: The significance of this charged and resolution is from March 23, 2010 through the case resolution the defendant never appeared in court. MacGregor and Collins completed the entire case without the defendant ever appearing.

 

25. People v. Mansour
Charges: Defendant was charged with violation of California Vehicle Code 23152 (a) and 23152 (b) Diving under the influence.
Resolution: The defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charges lodged

 

26. People v. Delehant
Charges: Defendant charged with Grand Theft (Penal Code, Section 487 (a)) and Receiving Stolen Property (Penal Code, Section 496 (a)).
Case Note: A person cannot steal and receive the same stolen property. If a guilty plea as to both these crimes were entered the court could only punish for one crime. As a misdemeanor the maximum sentence would be one year, or $1,000 fine, or both fine and imprisonment.
Resolution: Case Dismissed
Case Note: This case began as on where the defendant was represented by a public defender in February 2009. That status continued until the day of jury trial. On July 13, 2009 the court found no good cause to continue the trial and trailed matter for trial until July 15, 2009. On July 15, 2009, MacGregor & Collins substituted in as attorney of record and the public defender. On that date the case was dismissed by motion of the prosecution.

 

27. People v. Groh
Charges: The defendant was charged with Robbery (Penal Code, Section 211-212.5); Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Penal Code, Section 245 (a) (1)) and the Delay or Obstruction of a Police Officer.
Note: The charges in count (1) and (2) are felonies. Generally, speaking whenever a person is charged with a felony (a serious matter), he must be present in court on each occasion.
Resolution: A preliminary hearing was held and the defendant was bound over for trial.
Note: A preliminary hearing is conducted to determine whether the court has a “strong suspicion” a crime has been committed and the defendant committed it. Both the defendant and the District Attorney answered ready for trial on April 9, 2009, but on April 13, 2009 was reset to a pretrial on April 13, 2009. On May 8, 2009 the defendant entered a guilty plea to Robbery and admitted an enhancement for the personal use of a weapon (Penal Code, Section 12022(b) (1)). The remainder of the charges were dismissed. The defendant was permitted to perform the Seal Beach City Jail Work Furlough Program for one year. Thereby, allowing the defendant to keep his job.

 

28. People v. Morter
Charges: Defendant charged with violation Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) and (b), Driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .08%, or more with prior conviction for the same offense.
Note: If you have two DUI’s open at the same time one of them will become a prior as soon as a plea is entered.
Sentence: The defendant entered a guilty plea as to both DUI’s (a First and a Second). He served 90 days of work furlough at his job and jail. In reality he served 45 days spending his nights at the Fullerton jail.

 

29. People v. Sanders
Charges: Defendant charged with violation of Vehicle Code, Sections 23152 (a) and (b), with at least three (3) prior convictions for the same offense.
Resolution: The defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charges and the prior convictions. He received a sentence of one year in the Orange County Jail.
Note: The sentencing range for a fourth time DUI is 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years. A defendant if sentenced to county jail can only spend one year therein. It is also important to note a defendant now in county jail receives good time/work time credits at a day for day rate.

 

30. People v. Ruiz
Charges: defendant charged with Assault with a deadly weapon (Penal Code Section 245 (a)) The defendant was also charged with a prior 667 (d)(e)(1) and 1170.12 (b)(c)(1)
and an enhancement for a prior prison term (Penal Code, Section 667(a)); the defendant was also charged with a one year prior prison term enhancement (Penal Code, Section 667.5 (b)), and an enhancement for great bodily injury (Penal Code, Section 12022.7).
Resolution: Defendant entered a guilty plea to count 1. The strike was stricken for purposes of sentencing. All the remaining enhancements and priors were dismissed. The defendant was sentenced to the low term of two years to state prison and received half time credits.

 

31. People v. Zegarra
Charges: Driving on a suspended license (CA Vehicle Code, Section 14601.1 (a)).
Resolution: Case dismissed with $ 10.00 fee to show proof of correction.

 

32. People v. Ganier
Charges: defendant charged with 9 counts of violation of Penal Code, Section 487
(a) Grand Theft. As to each count the defendant was charged with a great taking (Penal Code, Section 12022.6)
Resolution: Defendant entered guilty plea to count 1. The remainder of the counts 2-8 were dismissed.

 

The defendant was sentenced to serve three years in state prison and ordered to pay restitution of $ 306,000. The defendant is serving her sentence pursuant to “The Pregnant and Parenting Women’s Alternative Sentencing Program Act” (Penal Code, Section 1174.4 (d)). The defendant is serving her sentence in a residential setting inSanta Fe Springs, CA.

 

33. People v. Garcia
Charges: Defendant charged with Spousal Abuse (Penal Code, Section 273.3).
Resolution: The defendant was ordered to serve sixty days in the Orange County Jail.

 

34. People v. Gomez
Charges: Defendant was charged with driving on a suspended license alcohol related (CA Vehicle Code, Section 14601.2 (a) with a prior conviction).
Resolution: Defendant received the statutory mandated sentence of 30 days in the Orange County Jail. He was authorized to perform that sentence at home on home confinement.

 

35. People v. Gustaveson
(The defendant has five other cases)

Charges: The defendant was charged with Exhibition of a Firearm (deadly weapon).
Resolution: The complaint was amended to allege disturbing the peace (Penal Code, Section 415 (1). The defendant was ordered to be released from custody.

 

36. People v. Hoffman
Charges: Defendant charge with driving under the influence and with blood alcohol of .08% or greater (CA Vehicle Code, Section 23152(a) and (b)). The defendant also had a prior conviction for the same offense in 2009.
Resolution: Defendant received 180 days in the Orange County Jail concurrent with another case.

 

37. People v. Kerr
Charges: Spousal Abuse (Penal Code, Section 273.5(a))
Resolution: Case Dismissed

 

38. People v. Stanton
Charges: Driving on a suspended license alcoholic related (CA Vehicle Code, Section 14601.2(a)).
Note: The defendant had four (4) prior DUI convictions.
Resolution: The defendant received 30 days in the Orange County Jail concurrent to his sentence on (2008) and (2010).

 

39. People v. Rodriguez
Charges: The defendant was charged with Commercial Burglary (Penal Code, Section 459 and interference with an officer in the performance of his duty (Penal Code, Section 148(a). She was also charged with petty theft.
Resolution: The defendant received 10 days in the Orange County Jail and was allowed to complete the sentence by performing Caltrans.

 

40. People v. Vazquez
Charges: The defendant was charged with driving under the influence and with a BAC of .08% or greater with a prior conviction (CA Vehicle Code, Section 23152(a) and (b)), and driving on a suspended license alcohol related.
Resolution: The defendant was ordered to serve 60 days in the Orange County Jail.

 

41. People v. Wenner
Charges: Defendant charged with the unlawful possession of switchblade knife (Penal Code, Section 653K) he had other convictions for unrelated matters that’s why he was still on probation.
Resolution: Defendant was ordered to perform 10 days Caltrans.

 

42. People v. Wise
Charges: Possession of Cocaine (Health and Safety Code 11350; Possession for Sale of Marijuana (Health and Safety Code, Section 11359); Under the influence of a controlled substance (Health and Safety Code, Section 11550(a)).
Resolution: The complaint was amended to add another count: The possession of more than an ounce of Marijuana.
The defendant pled guilty to count 1 the Possession for Sale of Marijuana and the new added count above mentioned. The remaining counts were dismissed. The defendant served 120 days in the Orange County Jail.

 

43. People v. Guttierez
Charges: Defendant charged with Spousal Abuse (Penal Code, Section 273.5) with two (2) prior felony strike convictions. His exposure was 25 to life.
Resolution: The strikes were stricken. The defendant received credit for time served and was released.

 

44. People v. Guadarrama in Chino Superior Court, County of San Bernardino.
The Defendant was arrested for Domestic Violence in violation of Penal Code 273.5 while he was currently on probation. Attorney Randy Collins argued that there was a mistake in identity and Mr. Guadarrama had his case dismissed.

 

45. People v. Whalen in Alhambra Superior Court, County of Los Angeles.
The Defendant was charged with Penal Code 243.4(e)(1), otherwise known as Sexual Battery, as well as Penal Code 242/243 (a), Simple Battery, for an incident that took place at a night club. The Defendant had a good job that he couldn’t afford to lose if he was convicted of those charges. Attorney Randy Collins convinced the District Attorney to drop the charges and the case was dismissed.

 

46. People v. Tudor Central Justice Center, County of Orange.
The Defendant was charged with a Felony DUI in violation of Vehicle Code 23152 (a) and (b) for driving under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of .08% or higher with three prior DUI’s. The Defendant had failed to appear on his original court date and there was a warrant issued for his arrest. The Defendant was now facing up to 3 years in prison for the Felony DUI. Attorneys Randy Collins and Ron MacGregor argued that Defendant’s Due Process rights had been violated and brought a Motion to Dismiss the case. The Motion to Dismiss was granted and the Defendant was released from jail and his case was dismissed.

 

47. People v. Sawyer Harbor Justice Center, County of Orange.
The Defendant was arrested for Felony Domestic Violence Battery against her husband. The bail bond was $50,000. The Domestic Violence Battery was witnessed by several individuals who provided statements to the Newport Beach Police detectives. Attorney Randy Collins argued that the Defendant suffered from a nervous breakdown, which culminated in involuntary acts of frustration. The case was dismissed.

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