Writ of Mandate GRANTED for Susanville POA

The Lassen County Superior Court has granted a Petition for Writ of Mandate on behalf of the Susanville Police Officers Association commanding the City of Susanville to comply with the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and SPOA, and to take all remedial actions necessary to correct ...Read More

Right to Meet and Confer Upheld for Chico POA

After a 13 month battle in Superior Court,  G&A attorney John McCaslin’s and labor representative Steve Allen’s efforts prevailed against the City of Chico on behalf of our Client, Chico Police Officer’s Association. Chico POA President, Terry Moore expressed his gratitude to G&A – especially to John and Steve in ...Read More

Superior Court Sides with G&A on 12 Day Suspension Overturned

Goyette and Associates has defeated the Department of Corrections’ attempt to impose discipline on a Correctional Lieutenant employed at Pelican Bay, for innocent conduct that occurred in 2005.  The Department of Corrections attempted to institute 12 days suspension on a Lieutenant for a violation of a purported rule, which did ...Read More

Correctional Sgt cleared of misconduct nearly 1 year after death in custody.

The old adage “the wheels of justice grind slowly” is so often the case when dealing with internal affairs investigations in any law enforcement agencies across the state.  This is especially true when dealing with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as the bureaucracy between state agencies can often ...Read More

1 Week Suspension and Pay Reduction For Late Reports

 Police Officer with Hayward PD was recently served with a notice of a 1 week suspension without pay in addition to a 1 pay step reduction for an entire year.  The allegations giving rise to this discipline pertained to eleven departmental reports that were alleged to have been turned in ...Read More

Termination Reduced to Voluntary Demotion with Same Pay

On November 10, 2009 an employee at the High Desert State Prison received some of the worst news anyone in today’s economy can receive; she was terminated effective immediately.  She contacted Goyette and Associates to help her in this time of crisis and her case was assigned to attorney Dan ...Read More

Carefully Evaluating Evidence is Key to Skelly Success

Correctional Officer with San Joaquin County was recently given notice of a 3 day suspension without pay for allegations of sustained misconduct involving failure to appear for a subpoena. However, after the details were carefully examined by Goyette attorney Dan Thompson, he argued at the Skelly hearing that there was ...Read More

G&A Win: Modesto PD to Remove a Letter of Reprimand from Officer’s Personnel File

The Stanislaus County Superior Court has granted the Petition for Writ of Mandate filed by Goyette & Associates, Inc. on behalf of a Modesto Police Officer. The Writ of Mandate will direct the City of Modesto and Modesto Police Department to remove a letter of reprimand and related documents from ...Read More

Press on Ceres Detective Unjustly Fired Over Brady Issue

Goyette & Associates’ lead Civil Litigation attorney Joy R. Rosenquist’s client Mark Neri was mentioned in the Modesto Bee this weekend. to read the article follow this link: http://www.modbee.com/2343/story/969932.html ...Read More