My client was charged in the Central District Court in Santa Ana, along with 13 others, with Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and to Maintain a Drug Involved Premises. The lead defendant in the case owned 9 medical marijuana dispensaries or collectives throughout Southern California including Long Beach and San Juan Capistrano. He was sentenced to…

Miguel Angel Dominguez was looking at facing a 46 month prison sentence for distribution of cocaine through the federal prosecution. Orange County federal lawyer, Diane C. Bass, was able to argue for time served, and Dominguez was released and will remain on federal probation for 5 years. “On June 6, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac…

There is a recent decision where a defendant was sentenced to 240 months in Federal prison after not accepting a plea agreement offered by the government for a reduced sentence of 41 months for the crimes committed.  The client maintained his insistence on his innocence which is why he likely decided to go to trial,…

One issue that arises frequently in federal criminal defense revolves around clients who are “cooperating” with the government or what most people know as “informants”.   Many of my clients find themselves in a situation where if they don’t cooperate with the government they are facing outrageous sentences.  Mandatory minimum sentences in Federal drug cases range…

Diane C. Bass, recently defended a case in Los Angeles for a psychologist that was charged with defrauding the federal government with inflated and fraudulent workers compensation claims. The man was able to plead to one count of fraud, and have the other six charges dropped thanks to Orange County criminal defense attorney, Diane C….