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Law Office of Matt Sullivan

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 770-0146
Fax: (415) 840-0450

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Matt A. Sullivan, Esq.

Sample Case Results

Post-Conviction, Felony Sex Charges, Client Saved From 32 Year to Life in Prison Sentence (San Mateo County)

New trial motion granted on all counts in serious felony sex case after evidentiary hearing involving complex DNA issues, which included presentation of evidence excluding client as source of DNA. Case settled prior to retrial, client released from jail. 

DUI (Alameda County)

Client, a non-citizen, was given a dry reckless disposition after extensive negotiations with the prosecution, which allowed him to continue on his path to citizenship. 

Felony Domestic Assault w/Grave Bodily Injury (San Francisco County) After one year of defense investigation and negotiation with prosecutor, case was resolved favorably for home detention and plea to charge that is not a strike and is reducible to a misdemeanor after probation ends. Client had been facing state prison sentence and a felony strike conviction due to serious injury involved.

Multiple Felony Charges, Assault with a Deadly Weapon (San Francisco County) All charges dismissed prior to preliminary hearing

Felony Embezzlement and Credit Card Fraud (San Mateo County) All charges dismissed prior to preliminary hearing

Felony sale of Marijuana, Felony Cultivation of Marijuana, 82 plants, 4.9 pounds seized (Napa County)

All felony charges dismissed, plea to misdemeanor offense, no jail sentence, client allowed to possess medical marijuana while on probation

Domestic violence with injury (Marin County)

Case dismissed in middle of trial. Alleged victim had been on the witness stand for one afternoon. Prosecution decided to dismiss the case. Client was exonerated completely.

Embezzlement from Employer, Fraud (San Francisco County)

Convinced prosecutor to refer matter to community justice court. Case was dismissed after client repaid loss and completed counseling.

Felony Burglary, Felony theft, Unlawful Use of Forged Credit Cards (Santa Clara County-Palo Alto)

All charges dismissed prior to preliminary hearing

Domestic violence with serious injury, female client accused of biting through boyfriend's hand (Marin County)

Case dismissed day of trial

DUI-Jury Trial, BAC .08/.09 (Marin County)

Not guilty all counts, case dismissed

DUI-Jury Trial, BAC .17/.19 (Marin County)

Hung jury all counts

Domestic Violence, Battery on a Spouse/Cohabitant (San Francisco County)

Case dismissed, petition for factual innocence filed, petition granted

Embezzlement, Petty Theft from employer (San Mateo County)

Case dismissed after completion of community service and restitution

Battery on BART train, False Imprisonment, Resisting Arrest (San Francisco County)

Case dismissed on morning of trial

Domestic Violence, Child Abuse (Marin County) Case dismissed

DUI and Hit and Run, .25/.24 breath test, left scene of accident, abandoned damaged vehicle (Santa Clara County)

DA wanted 17 days jail, case resolved for no jail and no street cleaning, plea to DUI, hit and run was dismissed

Assault and battery (San Francisco County)

Case dismissed

Domestic Violence (Marin County)

Case dismissed

DUI and Hit and Run,.16 blood test result, crashed into 4 parked cars, no license (San Mateo County)

Reduced to wet reckless, 12 hour DUI class, reduced fine, no jail

Felony theft (Marin County)

Reduced to misdemeanor

Felony Robbery, Domestic Violence (San Francisco County)

All felony charges dismissed, plea to misdemeanor

Drug possession (Marin County)

Jury trial, not guilty on all counts

Credit card fraud (San Francisco County)

Drug court diversion

DUI-BAC .12/.11 (Marin County)

Hung jury all counts, case dismissed

Resisting Arrest (Marin County)

Jury trial, hung jury all counts, case dismissed

Prostitution (Marin County)

Diversion, case dismissed

Domestic violence with injury, hit and run (Alameda County)

Domestic violence charges dismissed, negotiated misdemeanor plea to hit and run

Unemployment Insurance Fraud (San Francisco County)

No charges filed, able to negotiate resolution without formal criminal charges being filed

Trial in 44 year state prison exposure case, child molestation case, second chair trial counsel (San Mateo County)

Initially resulted in 38 month no contest plea, later resulted in all serious felony charges being dismissed after prosecutorial misconduct in withholding exculpatory evidence was discovered

DUI, .17/.17 (Alameda County)

Favorable disposition after extensive negotiations with prosecution and motion to suppress hearing.

2nd DUI, w/crash, .26 blood alcohol level (Sonoma County)

Favorable disposition after multiple court hearings and negotiation with prosecution.

DUI w/high speed crash, hit multiple parked cars (Contra Costa County)

Favorable disposition after plea negotiations.

Domestic Violence, False Imprisonment, Post-Judgment (San Mateo County)

Petition for factual innocence granted after lengthy motion filed and hearing held on behalf of software engineer seeking U.S. citizenship.

Auto Burglary, Post Conviction (San Francisco County)

Client was sentenced to 365 days jail over 10 years ago making him ineligible for U.S. citizenship. Motion to reduce sentence from 365 to 364 days was granted, making him eligible to become U.S. citizen.

3rd DUI (Santa Clara County-Palo Alto)

Client received favorable plea disposition that allowed him to continue working and not lose his job. He was ordered to complete 6 months inpatient alcohol treatment program in place of 150 days in jail.

Pre-Filing: Embezzlement, Fraud Investigation-Alleged Loss Over $100,000.00 (San Francisco County)

After 3 year police investigation and 1 year intensive defense investigation with private investigator, alleged victim declined to pursue charges. Defense investigation had uncovered numerous favorable defense witnesses.

Pre-Filing: Assault w/Grave Bodily Injury, Elder Abuse Investigation (San Francisco County)

No charges filed after investigation conducted by defense and presentation of exculpatory information to law enforcement.

3 Strikes Case, Sexual Misconduct, Client Saved from 50 Years to Life in Prison Sentence (San Mateo County)

Second chair trial counsel in 50 years to life 3 strikes case. Over the course of 2 years and 2 trials, Mr. Sullivan, along with lead trial counsel, tirelessly defended this client and uncovered exculpatory information leading to a mistrial in both trials. After the second mistrial, all charges were dismissed, and this client was released to his family.

Pre-Filing: Serious Felony Charges, Rape, False Imprisonment (San Francisco County)

No charges filed after investigation led to exculpatory information and this was shared with law enforcement.

DUI, Military Diversion Granted, Case Dismissed (Marin County) Client, a military veteran, granted military diversion, case sent to Veterans court, case dismissed.

Felony Robbery Arrest (San Francisco County) Client was arrested for felony robbery and charged with two misdemeanors. Case ultimately resolved for diversion after intensive early defense investigation and contact with the prosecution. After diversion was completed, all charges were dismissed.

Disclaimer: The criminal defense, drunk driving, DUI, felony, misdemeanor, white collar crime, domestic violence, sex crime, DWI, juvenile crime, federal offense or other criminal defense information presented on this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results, testimonial, or endorsements portrayed here were dependent on the facts of a particular legal matter and results vary from case to case. The results, testimonials, or endorsements portrayed here do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome in your legal matter. Please contact Matt A. Sullivan for a consultation on your particular California criminal defense case.