Notable Cases

  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor—No Jail Time
    Felony Charges of Assault with Great Bodily Injury Against a Young Man with Autism
  • Not Guilty
    District Attorney Investigator Charged with Perjury
  • Not Guilty
    Flower Wholesaler Accused of Multiple Counts of Grand Theft and Conspiracy
  • Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors
    King City Police Chief Charged with Felony Embezzlement and Perjury
  • Seven Felonies Reduced to One Misdemeanor
    Man Accused of Rape and Domestic Violence by Co-Worker ‘Girlfriend’
  • Charges Dismissed—Twice
    Felony Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Dismissal
    Local Business Man Accused of Sexual Battery
  • Carmel “Un”-Bomber
    Thomas S. Worthington's Notable Cases
  • Not Guilty Verdict
    Prunedale Man Charged with Battery
  • Charges Dismissed
    Woman Charged with First Degree Murder After Her Husband Died in Her Arms After Being Stabbed in the Neck
  • Probation Granted
    Father Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter in the Death of His Six Year Old Daughter
  • Conviction Reversed on Appeal
    Local Physician Charged with Forcible Sex Acts
  • Not Guilty
    Professor from U.C. Berkeley Suffering from Bi-Polar Disease Involved in Fatal Traffic Accident.
  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
    Young Woman Suffering from Schizophrenia After Attempted Murder of Her Father
  • Grant of Probation
    Tour De France Cyclist Facing 80 Years in Prison
  • Not Guilty
    Bus Driver Facing Years in Prison and Lifetime Registration Requirement
  • Probation
    Youth Paralyzed from Waist down in Car Accident Who Engaged in Improper Contact with a 15 Year Old Girl
  • Grant of Probation
    Police Officer Charged with Attempted Murder in Bizarre Incident Involving His Parents
  • Felony Probation Granted
    Young Man Facing Consecutive Life Sentences
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Truck Driver Charged with Assault and Great Bodily Injury on Another Truck Driver
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Family Man Accused of Three Counts of Felony Assault
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Teenager Alleged to Have Had Improper Sexual Contact with a Younger Child
  • After Two Trials Is Acquitted
    The Rape of Inez Garcia: Woman Kills Her Rapist
  • Receives Verdict of Involuntary Manslaughter
    Woman Charged with Capital Murder and Facing Possible Death Penalty After Killing Her Husband on Christmas Eve

  • Charges Dismissed
    Rape of an 8 Year Old
  • Probation
    Molest Victim Charged with Attempted Murder of His Assailant
  • Probation
    26 Year Old Man Facing over 7 Years in Prison
  • Not Guilty
    Carmel Valley Man Falsely Accused of Rape
  • Not Guilty of All Charges
    46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Probation and Not Required to Register
    21 Year Old College Student Facing Years in Prison and Lifetime Registration as a Sex Offender
  • Probation
    Hartnell College Student Charged with Murder in the Stabbing Death of His Brother
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Local Doctor Who Was Charged with Domestic Violence and Facing Loss of Medical License and Jail Time
  • Reduced to Assault
    Attempted Murder of a Police Detective
  • Probation
    Woman Accused of Driving Under the Influence Forcing a Paramedic to Leap off a Bridge 20 Feet to Safety
  • Not Guilty
    23 Counts of Insurance Fraud and Perjury
  • Case Dismissed
    Young Man Charged with Weapon Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Receives Misdemeanor Treatment
    19 Year Old Developmentally Disabled Mexican Immigrant Charged with Forcible Rape and Facing Prison and Deportation Receives Misdemeanor Treatment After Attorneys Argue He Had Been Denied Due Process of Law
  • Receives 7 Years in Prison
    Prison Guard Stabs and Kills Husband, Faces Charges of First Degree Murder and a Possible Sentence of Life in Priso
  • Convicted of Lesser Offense of Voluntary Manslau
    Voluntary Manslaughter Coach from Robert Louis Stevenson School Charged with Murder of His Daughter's Boyfriend- Convicted of Lesser Offense of Voluntary Manslaughter
  • All Charges Dismissed
    Man Charged with Murdering a Woman 15 Years Earlier
  • Jury Finds Him Not Guilty
    Man Confesses to Murder

  • Charges Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
  • Dismissed
    Sexual Assault Charges
  • Reduced to Disturbing the Peace
    Witness Dissuasion Case with Gang Enhancement Witness Dissuasion Case with Gang Enhancement Carrying Potential Life Sentence Reduced to Disturbing the Peace; Defendant Released After 50 Days in Custody
  • Not Guilty Verdict
    Armed Robbery
  • Charges Dismissed
    Criminal Threats and Witness Intimidation
  • Reduced to Simple Possession
    Drugs Sales Drugs Sales Case Reduced to Simple Possession, 40 Days of Work Alternative Imposed
  • Probation and Short Jail Sentence
    Drug Sales, Firearm Possession, and Sexual Intercourse with a Minor
  • Not Guilty
    Falsely Accused of Rape
  • Not Guilty of All Charges
    46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Sentence Reduced
    Prison Guard Stabs and Kills Husband Prison Guard Stabs and Kills Husband, Faces Charges of First Degree Murder and a Possible Sentence of Life in Prison, Receives 7 Years in Prison
  • Probation After Dismissal of All Gang Allegation
    Gang Related Shooting 20 Year Old San Juan Bautista Male Alleged to Be Involved in a Gang Related Shooting and Facing Substantial Prison Time Receives Probation After Dismissal of All Gang Allegations
  • Receives Juvenile Probation
    Minor Initially Charged in Adult Court with Child Molestation Minor Initially Charged in Adult Court with Child Molestation and Facing Life in Prison Receives Juvenile Probation with Only 90 Days in Custody and No Sex Offender Registration
  • Probation and No Sex Offender
    Man Facing Life in Prison in Child Molestation
  • Reduced Sentence
    Gang Member Facing 50 Years to Life in Prison Gang Member Facing 50 Years to Life in Prison Receives 10 Year Sentence
  • Man Avoids Deportation
    Charges of Operating a Chop Shop, Vehicle Theft and Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Charges Reduced
    Statutory Rape Filipino Immigrant Avoids Prison, Deportation and Sex Offender Registration After Conviction of Statutory Rape
  • Receives Probation
    Molestation of Two Girls at Daycare Facility
  • 4 Months Home Confinement
    Man Threatens Wife with Shotgun Facing Prison Sentence Elderly Hollister Man Threatens Wife with Shotgun Facing Prison Sentence Receives 4 Months Home Confinement Attorney
  • Receives 120 Days of Home Confinement
    Young Man with Cognitive Limitations Facing 6 Years in State Prison
  • Dismissed
    Domestic Violence Allegation
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor; No Jail Time Imposed.
    Possession of Assault Weapon
  • Probation, Home Confinement and No Sex-Offender
    Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Contact Minor for Sex
  • Dismissed
    Rape Charges
  • Probation
    Molest Victim Charged with Attempted Murder of His Assailant
  • Convicted of Lesser Offense
    Voluntary Manslaughter Coach from Robert Louis Stevenson School Charged with Murder of His Daughter's Boyfriend Convicted of Lesser Offense of Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanor Treatment with Probation and No Jail
    Local Retired Dentist Charged with Felony Child Endangerment Facing a Six Year Prison Term
  • Probation and Only One Strike
    18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Probation
    28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty Verdicts
    Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner Receives Not Guilty Verdicts on All Charges Except One Resulting in a Hung Jury
  • Receives Work Alternative
    Parolee with Prior Certification as a Member of the Norteno Street Gang Facing 25 Years to Life
  • Probation
    24 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 7 Years in State Prison for Bank Robbery