Officer’s Excessive Force Reinstated with Full Seniority

On August 24, 2008, Correctional Officer Jorge Garcia was working a shift in a rover position assisting officers wherever needed for the San Joaquin County Jail.  Suddenly, he received a radio transmission from a partner requesting assistance in Unit 4, a tense and dangerous unit reserved for discipline problems.  As ...Read More

CCSO Vice President Video Testimonial: His Criminal Trial Win

Paul Goyette, Managing Partner at G&A recently represented Chris Gold: CCSO’s Vice President in a criminal trial that would have cost him his career, reputation and entire way of life. To watch the video on YouTube, click Criminal Trial Client Testimonial ...Read More

JURY FINDS LIEUTENANT NOT GUILTY OF FELONY ASSAULT CHARGES

 It took an El Dorado County jury just 45 minutes to acquit Lt. Chris Gold of two felony and two misdemeanor charges related to an off duty altercation he was involved in with his former father in law.    The background of this case includes an ugly divorce and child custody ...Read More

Paul Goyette Gets Another Win in People vs. Gold

Taken from the closing arguments: “What was this case about? 1.It’s About Perception, or rather Misperception 2.It’s About Self Defense  But it’s really about: What adds up and what makes sense.” We’ll elaborate in the next few days, it’s a great story with a successful win  that pertains to all ...Read More

Testimonial From One of Our Return Association Clients

Hello Jennifer,  Rafael and I communicated by email before the holidays.  If memory serves me, we were going to give [our current representative]  until after the first to respond to our request for the return of our records.  To date I have not heard from them. Regarding [your poetntial associaition],  We ...Read More

Mrs. Deleon's Letter to Paul

Written by the wife of Raul Deleon, following a widely publicized Federal Trial. ...Read More

FEDERAL COURT JURY ACQUITS SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND FALSE STATEMENTS

A Jury of five men and seven women took less than one hour to acquit retired Captain Raul DeLeon on five counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and false statements to a federal investigator. Mr. DeLeon’s trial was in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, before Judge Oliver Wanger. ...Read More

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL 32 COUNTS

Correctional Officer Julie Newlin was found not guilty by a Solano County jury on Thursday, March 26, 2009 of 32 counts of workers’ compensation fraud, insurance fraud, and theft. Officer Newlin is a correctional officer for the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, ...Read More