In the Press

Some of BH&G's work has been chronicled by newspaper and television news stations.

Lara Gressley was quoted on the front page of multiple newspapers discussing her work in the Supreme Court regarding confusion in the courts with respect to the eligibility of DUI defendants for diversion under a new law.

Misdemeanor diversion law sparks confusion, disparities in DUI cases

Lara Gressley was interviewed about her reaction to a recent Court of Appeal decision, which she stated is "on shaky legal ground."

DUIs don't qualify for new diversion law, appeals court rules

Don Bartell was featured on ABC 30 defending client accused of killing pedestrian while driving.

Investigator grilled on stand in pedestrian incident. 

Don and his team were instrumental in getting felony DUI charges dismissed against the former mayor of the City of Murrieta. 

Felony DUI Charges Dismissed Against Murrieta Mayor

In 2018, Lara Gressley ran for Riverside County District Attorney, as a criminal justice reform candidate. Lara's election platform called for ending unethical prosecutorial practices, supporting bail reform to end pretrial incarceration and reduce jail overcrowding, and ending nonsensical mass incarceration in Riverside County. Lara fell a bit short in the election, but was honored to collect the support from nearly 100,000 voters in Riverside County who agreed with her criminal justice reform platform. 

You can read more about her 2018 campaign here.

Don and his team recently won a DUI prescription drugs case for the former elected Riverside County District Attorney's wife. The jury returned their Not Guilty verdict after 40 minutes of deliberation.

Don often travels to represent BH&G clients throughout the State of California. The below link is to an article about a case Don tried in Mammoth Lakes. The jury found Don's client Not Guilty at 9:30 p.m. on a Friday evening.

Local DUI case questions police practices

In two separate cases, Don successfully defended a Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney in unjust contempt charges against him in Santa Barbara Court. The links to the newspaper articles detailing both wins are below.

Prominent Criminal Defense Attorney Cleared of Contempt-of-Court Charges

Contempt Charges Dropped Against Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Attorney

Don Bartell was also recently interviewed about the DMV's practices in routinely taking away driver licenses. Below is the link to the Orange County Register's article.

Little-known law gives DMV power to take away your license

The firm recently won a Not Guilty verdict for the wife of former Riverside County District Attorney.


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