Criminal Defense

Competency of Murder Suspect John Hernandez Felix

26yr. old convicted felon John Hernandez Felix is on trial for the murder of 2 Palm Springs police officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose “Gil” Vega, 63. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder with the special circumstances and murder of a police officer in the line of duty.

After a preliminary hearing, the suspects understanding of the court proceedings is in question. Future hearings have been pushed back and a court appointed psychiatrist has been assigned.

Watch the local KMIR segment below as John Jimenez explains the procedure for suspending court proceedings based on a person’s competency.

2018-07-02T11:44:12+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Criminal Defense|

2016 Top Criminal Defense Attorney by Inland Empire Magazine

Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Inland Empire

Jimenez Law Offices is honored to have been selected among 2016 Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense by Inland Empire Magazine.

Whether it is a DUI in Palm Desert, fraud case in Palm Springs, or a murder defense in the Inland Empire, the attorneys at Jimenez Law Offices are passionate about advocating for their clients.

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2018-07-02T11:44:23+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense, News|

Mom freed after beating child to death

Judge rules woman had hit breaking point

By Rocky Rushing

Nineteen year old Josephine Mesa walked out of jail Tuesday evening, nine months after she beat her son to death.

Her attorney said Mrs. Mesa has already received the greatest punishment she could get. She will have to spend the rest of her life with the knowledge “she has taken the life of her child with her own hands,” said Deputy Public Defender John Jimenez.

 

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2018-07-02T11:46:33+00:00 December 27th, 2015|Criminal Defense|

Bias charged in murder by vehicle cases

By Tom Gorman

The San Diego County district attorney’s office was ordered a second time Tuesday to provide information to a defense attorney who claims prosecutors target drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes with stiffer charges if they are members of ethnic minorities.

Defense attorney John Jimenez hopes to show a prosecution pattern of charging white drunk drivers with vehicular manslaughter in death cases while filing more severe second-degree murder charges against non-white drunk drivers. Jimenez represents a defendant who he claims has been unjustly accused of second degree homicide because he is Latino.

 

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2018-07-02T11:46:55+00:00 December 27th, 2015|Criminal Defense|