Please note: For confidentiality reasons specific details of the cases must be omitted to protect the identity of the Clients. While attorney Ann Gottesman is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for her clients, there is no guarantee that your case will result in a dismissal, charge reduction, DMV set-aside, acquittal, probation or no incarceration. The facts of each case are different and while Ann Gottesman has resolved many cases successfully no attorney can guarantee a result in a particular case. Call Ann for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your unique case.
Client had been living for years with a black cloud over his head. He was charged with stealing or embezzling a large sum of money from a relative. Case was finally dismissed. To the DA’s credit, they realized that the allegations could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and after considering the defense’s input, dismissed the felony charges.
Client was an older man who had no prior record. He was arrested for driving with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. Counsel presented a compelling motion requesting a judicial grant of diversion. The District Attorney’s Office objected. The Court granted the motion. Client will now be able to have his DUI fully dismissed after a period of 2 years. He did not have to plead guilty and will be able to seal his arrest after the dismissal date.
Client hired previous counsel during the Covid pandemic and the case was postponed numerous times. No discovery was obtained by the previous attorney, and client was adamant she was innocent of hitting her husband. Frustrated, she hired attorney Ann Gottesman. After obtaining video and audio from the prosecutor’s office it was clear that the investigating officers were not accurate in their report and overlooked exculpatory evidence. To the credit of the prosecutor’s office, once Ann showed the discrepancies and evidence that the alleged victim lied, all charges were dismissed prior to the trial date. Client has started the process for a finding of factual innocence which will be heard by the Court in about 60 days.
Client and hit a city vehicle with a city employee sitting in the vehicle. He claimed injuries but the 911 call showed the victim told dispatch he was not injured. Client was scared and left the scene after causing minor to moderate damage to the city vehicle. The District Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss the charge. Client did not have to perform any community service or pay any fine.
Client had a bright future but was arrested for a second time DUI with a BAC of .12. He had a previous offense seven years earlier making the current offense a second time DUI. Attorney Ann Gottesman prepared and argued a motion requesting Judicial Diversion under Penal Code section 1001.95. The Judge granted the motion and will dismiss the case after one or two years if Client stays free from further arrests, complies with the court’s requirements and completes his DUI class.
Client was arrested for a DUI after a minor collision. Client refused the PAS and chemical test. After subpoenaing and obtaining dashcam and bodycamera video, Ann was able to show that the Officer did not properly admonish the Client, despite the Officer’s claim in the report. The Officer was cross examined and impeached. The Client was never given a chance to take a breath or blood test after being admonished. The DMV set aside the suspension which would have been a 2 year hard suspension. Due to insufficient evidence the District Attorney’s office rejected the case.
Client was in an accident with a parked vehicle. Client had a .19 BAC approximately 1.5 hours after the accident. Officer failed to correctly fill out the sworn report. The DMV Officer did not have the arresting officer subpoenaed to correct the error. Therefore, the suspension was set aside. In Court, Client accepted an offer that included a 6 month class, but no HAM or community service.
Client was caught on surveillance stealing approximately $400 in clothing from a store. Ann was able to negotiate informal diversion with the prosecutor where Client earned a full dismissal after taking 12 Zoom counseling sessions and staying crime free for 6 months.
Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol with her very young child in the car. After negotiating with the District Attorney and providing mitigating materials, Client was allowed to plead to the DUI with the lowest level DUI class and the child endangerment charge was dismissed.
For the past twelve years I have helped over a thousand clients get through one of the darkest times in their life. Being criminally accused affects a person’s livelihood, reputation, family, and sometimes one’s freedom. I appreciate the kind words many of my clients felt comfortable posting publicly online. Please visit my Yelp, Google and AVVO pages to see what my previous clients thought about my service.
She is a sweet caring woman who worked hard to help me. I could not have asked for a better outcome on my case. Ann knows her stuff and took the time to explain things to me. I am lucky I found her and forever thankful.
I will forever be grateful & thankful for all her hard work ,time & dedication... She saved me!!
Thank you so much Ann. Words are not enough to express my gratitude and appreciation…
She saved my license and my job. I highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a good criminal defense lawyer!
She got my sentence reduced to a wet reckless I will forever be grateful! (2nd DUI with Child Endangerment)
I would recommend her services to anyone and she would be representing me again if I ever needed legal assistance.
Amazing criminal defense attorney who fought for me and really showed caring for my case and ME as a human being!
Her compassion for her clients really shines! Her knowledge of criminal law far surpasses that of most California attorneys.
Ann is very attentive and will go out of her way for her client.