Riley v. California (2014) 134 S.Ct.2473. An important U.S. Supreme Court case where the court unanimously found the warrantless search of the defendant’s cell phone violated the Fourth Amendment.
People v. Goodman (2014) (D063787). Murder conviction reversed due to improper interrogation techniques used by the police.
In re Arevalos (2014). Sexual battery by a police officer conviction reversed based on the state’s failure to provide the defense with evidence of innocence.
People v. Sifuentes (2011) 195 Cal.App.4th 410. Reversal of weapon possession and gang enhancement based on an incorrect legal theory.
In re Hill (2011) 198 Cal.App.4th 1008. Reversal of multiple child molest counts and 16 life prison terms based on trial counsel’s failure to challenge the prosecutor’s medical expert with evidence of innocence.
Maxwell v. Roe (2010) ___F.3d. ___. Reversal of murder conviction based on the trial court’s failure to hold mental competency proceedings. The conviction was reversed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after 12 years of litigation in the state and federal appellate courts.
People v. Wilson (2008) 44 Cal.4th 758. Death sentence reversed by the California Supreme Court based on the improper discharge of a dissenting juror during deliberations.