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Case Results


NSF Check on a Vehicle Sale Where Client Obtained Vehicle. Case Dismissed.

Credit for Time Served

3rd & 4th Probation Violation. Client received credit for time served. Repeat probation violation of an original domestic violence case. Client facing state prison.

Probation Violation Dismissed

Bench Warrant Issued on Drug Charges Probation violation dismissed. After hearing bench warrant recalled.

Restraining Order

Disobeying Domestic Violence. Not Guilty. Restraining Order.

Case Dismissed

Domestic Violence Case. Case Dismissed. Set for jury trial.

Reduced to Reckless Driving

DUI .12.13 Accident. Reduced to reckless driving.

No Jail, Small Fine

Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Vehicle). No jail, small fine. Case reduced to misdemeanor.

No Jail

Felony Domestic Violence Serious Injury. Bail reduced from $250,000 to $20,000, ultimately saving the client $23,000 in bail premium. Case reduced to misdemeanor disturbing the peace.

6 Months Sentence

Felony DUI Facing 6 years in State Prison. Was released in 45 days. Received 6 months sentence.

No Jail, Restitution

Felony Stalking & Vandalism, 9 Counts. No jail, restitution. Plea to misdemeanor disturbing the peace.

No jail

Forcible Rape Sodomy, Felony Domestic Violence, Felony False Imprisonment, Assault with Intent to Commit Mayhem No jail, no sex offender registration. (Plea entered with another attorney for a state prison commitment on all counts with sex offender registration.) Motion to withdraw plea, habeas corpus won disposition: plea to a misdemeanor.


Grand Theft Auto. Reduced to misdemeanor and $140.00 fine.

Reduced to Misdemeanor

Judicial Forcible Rape. Reduced to misdemeanor and dismissed.

Case Dismissed

Major Fraud Case Embezzlement of Company Funds. Case dismissed.


Theft from Employer. Reduced to misdemeanor. No jail. Reduced to misdemeanor. No jail. Restitution argued and reduced to $9,000, thereby saving the client $26,000 in restitution.

Reduced to Minimum Sentence

Three Strikes "Gang" Case, Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Client received credit for time served. Client facing 35 years to life. Case reduced to minimum sentence.

Client Reviews

Mr. Tears is a true Gentleman with vast knowledge of criminals law and great understanding the court system. I have used Mr. Tears services several times first time in 1998 and most recently in 2020 and referred his services to several of my friends and everyone agrees he treated his clients with dignity and respect.

Fred Highland

There are hundreds of DUI lawyers out there, and I’m sure there’s are a few that know how to win, but I don’t think all attorneys have the legal experience and relentless compassion, followed up by the genuine care that Attorney Tom Tears has proven to me as a client.

Joel Villarreal

I never felt like he wasn’t completely devoted to my case and my well being. He truly cares about his clients and his willingness to work with me in regards to paying out the fees was amazing. I do not believe I could have found another like him. My gratitude is immeasurable.

Lynne Porter

Our Location

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Santa Ana Office
250 N Golden Cir Dr #109

Santa Ana, CA 92705


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