Criminal Law

INTO CHAMPON & ASSOC., A Law Corporation has represented clients in various types of criminal cases.  We believe strongly in the Sixth Amendment (the Right to Counsel), the Seventh Amendment (the Right to Jury Trial) and other provisions of our Constitution.  We would never ask you to accept a plea unless you are willing to you so.  We believe that unless the attorney and the client are ready to go to trial, there will never be a fair plea bargain.  Attorney Champon have personally conducted both bench and jury trials in many criminal cases.
Our knowledge of the immigration law has also helped us in crafting the plea agreement to lessen or avoid immigration consequences for our clients.



(The following are brief descriptions of some of the cases of

which our clients authorized us to release the information and/or waived the attorney-client privilege)

San Diego Superior Court Case Number M704461/VD1753: Although Attorney Champon conducted bench trials earlier, this was his first jury trial in 1993.   A group of immigrants gathered at the groom’s house for a party according to their customs.  The party is equivalent to an American bachelor party.  A neighbor did not like the gathering and called the police.  When a police officer arrived, he found drugs in front of the house, arrested and charged a young immigrant who stood near them with a felony for possessing drugs for sale.  The case was later dropped to a misdemeanor.  The officer who stood fairly far, testified that he witnessed the immigrant taking the drugs from his pocket and dumped them on the floor.  The young immigrant was well like at his work and had been working for a private firm which had contracted with the federal government and would lose his job if he pleaded guilty to such misdemeanor.  Attorney Champon agreed to represent the immigrant on a highly reduced fee and was able to successfully convince the jury not to convict the immigrant.  After the jury trial, the district attorney later agreed to dismiss the case.


Orange County Superior Court Case Number FU99NM05089: A successful immigrant who recently moved to a rich neighborhood, joined a local health spa.  While he was in a health spa, a 17-year-old male who was larger than the immigrant, accused him of showing his private part and touching him and reported the matter to the police.  The district attorney filed a complaint against the immigrant for public exposure and sexual battery against a minor. Conviction of both charges will subject the immigrant to deportation.  The immigrant was nervous and forgot his wife’s birthday and anniversary date.  Over the objection of the district attorney, we qualified a monk as an expert witness to testify that the immigrant community does not celebrate birthday and anniversary.  Although the 17-year old male giggled and finally admitted at trial that he did not look at the immigrant’s private part, we were only successful in convincing the jury to acquit the immigrant of public exposure (find not guilty).  The judge placed the immigrant on probation.   The Immigration and Naturalization Service (Now, the USCIS) then started a deportation case against the immigrant.  We represented the immigrant in the immigration court and successfully convinced the immigration judge to dismiss the immigration case against the immigrant.  The immigrant was allowed to remain in the US.

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