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What Clients Say About Fred Thiagarajah

Calling Mr. Thiagarajah was the best decision that I’ve ever made. I was charged with 273.5, domestic violence. My career, livelihood and reputation were all on the line. I would have lost everything had it not been for Mr. Thiagarajah. I had hired another lawyer prior to contacting Fred and the other lawyer was a total waste of time and money. I also had contacted many other lawyers and was told my situation was bleak. From our first conversation, Fred assured me that I had a strong defense and we could prevail at trial. Fred was absolutely correct!! We prevailed after trial attaining an acquittal within only 45 minutes!!! I’m still in disbelief. If you’re facing charges and looking for an attorney who will be honest, extremely knowledgeable and fight for you, Mr. Thiagarajah is what you are looking for.

K.R. (2013)

Charge — Domestic Violence

Courthouse — Torrance Justice Center, Los Angeles County

Result — Acquittal after trial

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From our very first meeting, to the final handshake, Mr. Thiagarajah demonstrated traits only found in the best attorneys. Fred exhibits a sense of confidence and made me feel comfortable despite my daunting legal situation. He is honest, trustworthy and sets realistic expectations. He follows through with everything as promised, and achieves results. Fred is responsive to phone calls and emails and makes himself available whenever you need him. He is quite organized and does an excellent job in gathering all necessary information prior to showing up in court. Fred kept me informed throughout each step in the process and explained his strategies that will be used in the courtroom. I highly recommend Fred and would hire him again without hesitation.

M.H. (2013)

Charges — Felony burglary and 3rd DUI

Courthouse — Torrance Justice Center, Los Angeles County

Result — Charges dismissed

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Fred, where to start? I can not begin to explain how helpful, professional, knowledgable, and trustworthy this Lawyer is. I have experienced other lawyers, and none compare to Fred. Fred has worked with me for about a year and a half (since 2011-today). Fred is patient, willing to listen, and truly has a passion to help clients. He has kept me informed, and encourages me to call him if I am concerned about anything, have any questions, or if I need somebody to simply just talk to. I was involved in a SERIOUS crimial case and was sentenced minor jail time as well as 5 years of FORMAL probation, and later, with an oppertunity for a reduction of probation (17b motion). Fred not only helped me get through this very difficult process with encouragement, but helped me achieve relief from probation just under half of my probation time (2yr 4mo.) which is UNHEARD OF! He even swayed the judge to get my Felony charge reduced to a Misdemeanor even when I had a probation violation! Fred understands, he cares and truly has a passion to help his clients. I am one to worry, and Fred is still there today to assist me or take my call. Fred clearly is on his way to becoming a “big time” lawyer. He has experience and was also a former DA which means he knows his stuff, and can explain things to you from every possible angle. Fred knows alot of people in the legal system and how things work. Fred is a Highly respected and busy lawyer, yet he still made time to call me and take time to go over things. When I call Fred, he answers, and if for some weird reason he does not, he gets back to me right away. I would also like to thank his Assistant Deepesh Pandit, who assisted me with my motion and declaration. Fred is overall a blessing. He is FAIR and TRUTHFUL with pricing and is wiling to negotiate, he will not overcharge you or rip you off like others do. Fred is a great person who cares and will do anything to help me and others. If you are looking for a patient, honest, super knowledgable, responsive, caring and EXPERIENCED lawyer to help you or handle your case or answer any questions, Fred Thiagarajah is the right choice. Thanks Fred!!!!!!!!! 🙂

R.G. (2013)

Charges — Sexual penetration of a minor

Courthouse — Central Justice Center, Orange County

Result — Motion to modify sentence granted
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“I was unfairly charged with 2 Misdeameanors: Fictional ID & MIP of Alcohol. I interviewed over 15+ lawyers from Avvo and EVERY single lawyer was very unassuring about being able to get both dismissals without it ending up on my record of some sort (alternative programs, DEJ, etc). What I wanted was a COMPLETE dismissal and after speaking to Fred, I immediately knew that this man was the right one for the job. Fred is an extremely talented lawyer and straight forward. He gave me a descriptive forecast of what he would be able to do for me and what the results would likely end up being, and delivered 100% on his promises. Although the case took some time, I was very satisfied with my results.

Long story short.. if you’re looking to win, go with Fred. This is coming from a person who has very high standards on what needs to be done and precise on what I want the results to be.”

K.C. (2012)

Charges — Possession of a fake ID and minor in possession of alcohol

Location — Harbor Justice Center, Orange County

Result — Charges dismissed

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Hello Fred,

I am writing to thank you for your most professional handling of the charges against our son.

You were very creative in the defense of the charges brought against him. In addition, you were always available for consultation with my wife and me, morning, noon or night, Saturday and Sunday included. Further, you were quick to speak in straightforward language that we could well understand while we had to make the decisions needed for a positive outcome of our son’s case. The result of your services was expunging his record due to your hard work and knowledge of current law including your relationships in your field of work.

My wife and I have gladly passed on your contact information to others in our circle of friends. I can assure you that should we ever require the services that you provide, we will contact you and only you.

Thank you for a job well done.

Sincerely,

Parents of P.C. (2012)

Charges — 3 counts of Penal Code Section 484-488(a) (Petty Theft) and I count of Penal Code section 496(a) (Possession of Stolen Property)

Courthouse — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result — Dismissal of All Charges

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“Fred,

I really appreciate the professional and expeditious manner in which you handled my case. I cant say that I hope to use your services again, but will definitely pass along your information to my friends, colleagues, and clients if your assistance is needed.”

J.B. (2010)

Charge — Penal Code 647(f) — Drunk in Public

Courthouse — Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result — Dismissal
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“Fred Thiagarajah successfully negotiated a reduction in charges and helped me understand and navigate the maze of criminal law. His professionalism and expertise are exemplary and I will be recommending him to any friend or acquaintance of mine who needs representation in criminal or immigration law. Thank you, Fred, for helping me get through this this difficult and embarrassing time in my life!”
C.S. (2010)

Charge – DUI (Vehicle Code section 23152)

Courthouse – Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County

Result – Dry Reckless Driving (Vehicle Code section 23103)

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“Dear Fred,

I want to express my gratitude to you for working so hard and with so much commitment on Neelam’s case. You have worked tirelessly to ensure the best for her in the given circumstances. On behalf of the staff at Maitri, and the women we serve, thank you from the bottom of my heart. love mukta”

M.S. (2010), Maitri – a domestic violence organization

“Mr. Thiagarajah had represented a woman who was victim of domestic violence that had been accused by her ex-husband of child abduction. The defendant had fled from her husband with their six month old son and raised the child in India by herself for 18 years. When they returned to the US, the mother was arrested for child abduction from 18 years ago. Maitri, a well-known organization that assists South Asian victims of domestic violence, had been working with the defendant.”

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“For what it’s worth, I wanted to say that over the course of our court appearances, I was very impressed by the way you quickly established positive rapport with your colleagues, as well as Judge Otto. Although I imagine mine was not a difficult case to defend, my confidence in your professional abilities was confirmed by how deftly you handled the case and the courtroom, tactically and in terms of social dynamics. It was fascinating to observe. Thank you also for being respectful of my decisions to act on principle, despite my own reservations that doing so might be foolish or impractical. Speaking as your “middle-aged” peer and as a professional in my own field, I was impressed by how you practice your profession.”

C.S. (2010)

Charge – Harassing Phone Calls (Penal Code section 653m)

Courthouse – Long Beach, Los Angeles County

Result – Acquittal after Trial

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“Fred,

I know you’ve heard this before, but I really didn’t do it! Thank you for saving my professional reputation. I don’t know if you’ve seen the “The Shawshank Redemption”, but this is all I can think about: Andy Dufresne in letter to Red – “Remember Red, hope is a good think, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” God bless you, and thank you.”

D.R. (2010)

Charges – Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Penal Code section 245(a)(1)), Hit & Run (Vehicle Code section 20002)

Courthouse – Airport, Los Angeles County

Result – Dismissal of All Charges

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“Fred,

Thank you for all your help! Thanks for your professional conduct and your sense of humor.”

R.P. & family (2010)

Charge – Felony Insurance Fraud

Courthouse – Central Justice Center, Santa Ana, Orange County

Result – Misdemeanor conviction with no probation, no jail and no immigration consequences

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“Dear Fred,
Thank you again so much for your help in resolving some of my family`s legal problems since the death of my father. My mom, sister and I appreciate the kindness and honesty you showed us. Unfortunately, we have come to find them as rare things in our recent dealings with attorneys.
Thank you again for your generosity, professionalism and patience. May you have a prosperous new year!

Sincerely,”

C.K. (2009)

Pro-bono case where Mr. Thiagarajah assisted a client in an arbitration against her former attorney who defrauded her family.

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“Dear Fred,

It was a great relief to have resolution in this matter which had been a source of concern for us. I have been impressed with your professional work ethic, your promptness in returning calls and understanding of the issues which we as parents have go through. I would recommend you without reservations to anyone and have been pleased with your services. Good luck and Best wishes.

Regards,”

Dr. M., father of S.M. (2009)

Charge – Petty Theft (Penal Code section 484-488)

Courthouse – Los Angeles County

Result – Agreement with City Attorney not to file charges

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“Fred,

Thank you for your help with M’s case. I was very happy to hear about the final resolution. M was happy too.”

L.P., Father of M.P. (2009)

Charges – Felony Cultivation of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana for Sale

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Plea to Misdemeanor Possession with one day jail and credit for time served

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“I am very happy with that resolution. You managed my expectations and then exceeded them. Thank you so much for your help and great results. You’ve created one more reference!”

Parent of S.G. (2009)

Charge – Drunk in Public (Penal Code section 647(f))

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Dismissal

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“I want to thank you for handling my case. Your professionalism and compassion really meant a lot to me. You were always there to answer my questions and reassure me that everything would be fine. I am very grateful to you for how hard you worked with my case and the outcome you achieved.”

K.H. (2008)

Charges – 1) Possession Controlled Substance, 2) Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, 3) Petty Theft (Penal Code section 484-488)

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Dismissal of All Charges

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“Thanks Fred. Good work. I hope not to need you again anytime soon, but comforting to know you’re there. And I will certainly sing your praises to others (as well as write a good review for you in Yahoo).”

W.G. (2008)

Charge – Vandalism (Penal Code section 594)

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Dismissal

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“Fred,

Thanks, again, for everything you’ve done on my behalf. This case has been tough on me and my family, and the successful resolution is a great relief for all of us.”

D.W. (2008)

Charge – Sexual Battery (Penal Code section 243.4)

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Convinced DA not to file charges

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“I appreciate everything and am super grateful of the outcome. Thanks so much.”

P.K. (2008)

Charge – Riding Bicycle Under the Influence (Vehicle Code section 21200.5)

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Dismissal

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“You saved my life.”

D.I. (2007)

Charges – Brandishing a Knife (Penal Code section 417(a)(1), Brandishing a Firearm (Penal Code section 417(a)(2))

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Dismissal of All Charges

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“I can’t thank you enough for all that you did on my behalf and saving a tremendous amount of time, trouble and embarrassment! You are truly a Godsend for me. God forbid this should happen again, but I know who I would turn to if that were the case!”

L.C. (2007)

Charge – DUI (Vehicle Code section 23152)

Courthouse – Los Angeles County

Result – Convinced DA not to file charges

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“Fred T. practices law with integrity, honesty, and commitment to his clients. Until I met Fred I was given the run around by many other attorneys stating that I had an impossible case and nothing could be done. After meeting with Fred we immediately built trust for one another. In the end, while it took hard work on both of our parts- we were able to conquer the so called impossible case. Through his services, Fred helped me get my life back in order after months and months of a downward spiral. Thanks Fred. ”

C.L. (2007)

Charge – Driving on a Suspended License with Priors (Vehicle Code section 14601)

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Reduction to Driving without a Valid License (Vehicle Code section 12500)

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“Thanks again for seeing me through the past several months. This is hopefully my last time I will ever need a criminal defense lawyer however, in the event that unfortunate circumstances occur or a friend or family member finds themselves in a situation, you will be the first one called. Believe it or not, I learned a lot sitting in that court room as well as observing how you handled the case and can truly say that you are phenomenal at what you do and have a genuine love for the profession.”

R.C. (2006)

Charges – 3 counts of felony 2nd-degree burglary (Penal Code section 459-460(b)), 2 counts of felony bad checks; 1 count of felony grand theft (Penal Code section 484-487); 1 count of felony attempted grand theft (Penal Code section 664/484-487)

Courthouse – Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, Orange County

Result – Pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of bad check; all other counts dismissed; no jail

2nd Result (2010) – Charge dismissed pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4

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