Client Testimonials

Assault and Battery


I had no prior criminal record and had always been a law-abiding citizen until I was arrested for something that happened a year earlier on the freeway….something I didn’t do.  I was arrested for 2 felony counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon (vehicle).  I was facing years in state prison and a lifetime revocation of my driver’s license.

About a year ago, I was driving in heavy traffic following my fiancé home when a lady illegally veered into my fiancé’s lane ahead of me forcing my fiancé drive her vehicle into the center median almost colliding with the retaining wall.  The lady did not even notice and just drove off.  I immediately called my fiancé’s cell but got no answer.  At the time, I had no idea if my fiancé’ had collided with the retaining wall or had been hurt or injured, so I followed the lady off the freeway.  As I got closer to her vehicle, I tried to get her attention to stop and exchange insurance information, however, she wouldn’t look at me so I continued to follow her while yelling out the window.  I followed her off the freeway and onto side streets when my fiancé called me back to advise me that she did not hit the wall and was not hurt.  That is when I turned my vehicle around and headed back toward the freeway without getting the lady’s insurance information.  About a year later, police come to my residence to arrest me for AWDW charges based upon the lady’s claims that I had tried to hit her with my vehicle and threatened to hurt her…which was not true.

I hired Wallin & Klarich to represent me.  Wallin & Klarich worked aggressively to build my defense.  I knew I should have just gotten the lady’s vehicle license plate, left the scene and called the police at the time but I wasn’t of my right mind at the time because I was so concerned for my fiancé and annoyed by the fact that the lady didn’t even stop to check on her!  I was willing to accept some responsibility for unintentionally scaring this lady but not felony charges and a LIFETIME loss of my driving privileges in prison!

In the end, Wallin & Klarich got all the felony charges and the license suspension dismissed and attained an offer to plead to a misdemeanor reckless driving and disturbing the peace for yelling at her out my window with no jail time.  I snapped that up right away and have been enjoying my life ever since.  I would recommend Wallin & Klarich to others.  Thank you Wallin & Klarich.


“I was in a state of shock when I was arrested for attempted battery on a police officer and for resisting my arrest. I knew I was innocent of these crimes, and knew I needed to find the right criminal defense attorney to help me fight my case. I wasn’t comfortable with the first attorney I met, but I knew I was in great hands immediately after meeting my attorney from Wallin & Klarich. I knew my attorney believed in me and in my case. My attorney pushed my case to the day of trial and that is when the District Attorney dismissed all of the charges against me. Thank you Wallin & Klarich for standing by me. I would recommend your services to anybody facing criminal charges in Southern California.”

– D. M.

“On behalf of our Grandson, William J. Marsh, my wife and I wish to thank you all for your efforts defending him against his assault and battery charges. Both, Bill and our Granddaughter Deborah have kept us informed of the progress made on our grandson’s case and reassured us of their confidence in your ability to provide him the best defense possible. We believe you have been able to justify their confidence when we learned the court’s decision.

At our age 88 and 85 respectively, it leaves us with the hope that we will be able to see him again. Thank you so very much.”

– R.E.M.

“I’m writing to thank you for the outstanding legal work you did on my son’s assault case. Bill and I are both extremely pleased with the final outcome and thank you for the significant efforts made in his defense. During my career as a worker’s compensation manager for a large aerospace corporation, I worked closely with many lawyers, so I have a good instinct for quality legal expertise and talent. The cream always rises to the top!”

With deep gratitude,

– I.M.

“Thank you very much for the wonderful work you did defending my son against his assault and battery charges. I sincerely appreciate all that you are doing to help us. You have been very detailed explaining every step of this difficult process, and your professionalism gained our loyalty and trust. I didn’t really get a chance to say thank you when we left court, and I want to make sure you know we are extremely grateful.”

– D.C.

“I recently retained your law office for my son, Scott Berdequez, who was convicted with felony counts for assault with a deadly weapon. From my initial call I was treated with professionalism and compassion. Your immediate response to every email and phone call reassure your firm’s reliability. Our assigned Wallin & Klarich attorney is impeccably professional, and he treats us on a very personal level. His expertise in assault cases helped reduce my son’s sentence for which we are both grateful.”

– S.W.

“I, John B., was accused of a misdemeanor due to assault and battery. The attorneys of Wallin & Klarich presented my case in the best light to the court and negotiated with the District Attorney. In the end my charges were DISMISSED. Without the expert advice and guidance of Wallin & Klarich, I could have lost my job. I am grateful to Wallin & Klarich for their help. I would recommend them highly to anyone facing a similar situation or any criminal charge.”

– J.B.

“I, Juan Flores, was very pleased with the services I received from WALLIN & KLARICH regarding my recent assault charges.

My Wallin & Klarich Attorney handled the matter with professionalism and his dealings with the district attorney were to my satisfaction. My attorney was able to negotiate with the DA and they ultimately agreed not to file formal charges against me. The case was dismissed and the bond was exonerated. I am pleased to recommend WALLIN & KLARICH to my family and friends, and I will use their services again if needed in the future.”

– J.F.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

“I have a neighbor who was harassing me. He would come and ride his bicycle on my property without my permission. Eventually I became tired of his games. Because of the way I chose to deal with the issue, I was ultimately charged with assault with a deadly weapon. However, the District Attorney’s office did not file charges until almost two years later. I hired Wallin & Klarich and they recalled my warrant. Wallin & Klarich got my case dismissed due to the District Attorney’s violation for lack of a speedy trial. Wallin & Klarich kept me out of jail and kept my record clear.”

– E. H.

“I sold some furniture to friend at the time, who later refused to pay the remaining balance owed. When I approached him to discuss the money he owed, he started a big fight. I defended myself, and I was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon because I won the fight he started when I returned a blow that contacted him and knocked him down. The District Attorney would not offer anything less than a felony. Fortunately, Wallin & Klarich took the case to trial, and we won enabling me to work and live without a felony on record.”

– T. S.

“Thank you for the wonderful job that you have done on my behalf. When I was arrested in May of this year, I was very frightened. I was charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” and if convicted, I was looking at not only a strike (as in three strikes and you’re out) but also some serious jail time. The legal representation from Wallin & Klarich was outstanding. The tactics used by my attorney persuaded the court to dismiss all charges. I am forever thankful to Wallin & Klarich.”

– W. S.

“Recently I used the services of attorneys at the law firm of Wallin & Klarich. I was referred to this law firm by CTA after my arrest. A student alleged that I had assaulted him, and I was subsequently arrested. In my initial consultation with Mr. Klarich the allegations were discussed, and I retained the services of Wallin & Klarich. I was facing misdemeanor charges, which could have resulted in one year’s incarceration in the County jail in addition to fines and to the end of my teaching career. In spite of the seriousness of the situation, I felt confident that my case was in the hands of competent and knowledgeable attorneys. My attorney spoke with me, responded promptly to my calls, and kept me informed of all actions and the status of my case. My attorney met with the District Attorney on several occasions, advised me on the submission of statements of others and myself, and spoke with the investigating detective. Because of these ongoing and persistent efforts by Wallin & Klarich, no charges were ever filed and no Court appearance was required.”

– A. Z.

“I retained the services of Wallin & Klarich after I was arrested for battery in May 2000 in Pasadena, California. I met with my attorney to discuss my case and found him to be honest, highly professional, as well as very personable. He discussed my case with me thoroughly and I left his office feeling at ease and confidant enough in him to make any and all professional judgements on my behalf.

Although it was my first offense, the Pasadena District Attorney’s office filed two charges of battery against me in June. I was facing a possibility of incarceration and/or fines. Because my attorney was experienced and familiar with the court where my case was pending, he was able to negotiate a resolution with the District Attorney. I received no jail time, no fines, and my case was dismissed after I completed a short-term counseling class. I would like to extend my gratitude to Wallin & Klarich for having such a knowledgeable and skilled attorney.”

– E. B.

“When I was charged with assault I knew I had serious problems, so I hired the law firm of Wallin & Klarich to represent me. Due to my ongoing medical problems, the case was dragged on for a long time. After several months, my attorney was able to convince the District Attorney’s office to substantially reduce the charges. I pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace (an infraction), and paid a small fine. Thank you Wallin & Klarich for helping me with my legal problems. I would recommend your services to anyone who gets involved in this type of difficult situation.”

– C. M.

“It has been my extreme pleasure to have had Wallin & Klarich law firm represent me and help me fight my charges for assault with a deadly weapon. My attorney did a great job keeping me informed and addressing my concerns, and he handled the situation in a professional manner. In addition, he explained everything thoroughly as the case went on, so I could spend more time at home with my family. Also, they provided me with the option to sign up for their payment plan to pay for their legal services, which has been extremely helpful. Thank you.”

– S. R.

“Our son was taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon. He was looking at a maximum of 4 years at the California Youth Authority. Our son’s lawyer from Wallin & Klarich kept our son from spending any time at the California Youth Authority. Instead my son was put on probation and ordered to complete some community service. Our son means a lot to our family and we are very thankful to Wallin & Klarich for the extremely positive results obtained. We will recommend Wallin & Klarich to all our friends.”

– Mr. & Mrs. B.

“I was charged with a misdemeanor battery. Wallin & Klarich lawyers fought to keep me out of jail. I am glad they did. I am pleased to have been represented by such hard working lawyers who are perfectly knowledgeable in battery cases. Wallin & Klarich have assembled the best talent of lawyers.”

– T.M.

“I had an argument with my neighbor after she yelled at my son for going into her yard to retrieve his ball. She called the police claiming I had assaulted her. I hired Wallin & Klarich to represent me as I proclaimed my innocence. My attorney at Wallin & Klarich handled my case and was able to point out to the District Attorney the inconsistencies with the allegations. Wallin & Klarich was able to get the assault charges against me dismissed. I would recommend the services of Wallin & Klarich to you if you want an attorney that is very familiar with the courts, has a good reputation in these courts and will fight for you.”

– R. G.

“What a marvelous result! I was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and a high-grade domestic violence charge. The prosecutor initially evaluated the case as a 120 county jail requirement. My attorney at Wallin & Klarich was able to resolve the case for no jail and a lesser charge. Also, I will be allowed to earn a dismissal in a year. I am very pleased with my results. Thank you Wallin & Klarich for helping me every step of the way.”


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