Over Fifty (50) Cases Argued in Appellate Courts 
Mr. Geller has argued over fifty (50) cases in appellate courts, and presented three cases in the United States Supreme Court. He recently completed a case on appeal, with a hearing granted before the California Supreme Court.

In People v. Feliccia, Mr. Geller represented a 16-year old minor defendant targeted by the District Attorney and prosecuted as an adult.  The California Court of Appeals ruled that certain provisions of Juvenile Court Law were unconstitutional — provisions that had allowed the District Attorney to prosecute juveniles as adults.

This case was argued before the California Supreme Court in December of 2001.  The Supreme Court rendered its decision February 28, 2002, reversing the decision of the Court of Appeal of the State of California.  Although the Supreme Court held that the District Attorney can prosecute juveniles as adults, Mr. Geller was able to persuade the Superior Court to sentence his client to probation, much the same as if he were a juvenile.
The Geller Firm also recently argued a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California. In United States v. Clarke, the Court of Appeals dealt with whether mandatory minimum sentences for narcotics offenders violate the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and usual punishment, and whether a defendant should be allowed to withdraw a guilty plea.  Mr. Geller argued this case before the Court of Appeals. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled [incorrectly] that there was no violation of the Constitution.

Mr. Geller recently completed two complex narcotics distribution conspiracies prosecuted in the United States District Courts in Helena (Montana), Alexandria (Virginia), and San Diego. His clients received extremely lenient sentences, resulting from the use of sentencing techniques unique to San Diego, but applied in Federal Courts in Virginia and Montana.

In addition to complex cases, Mr. Geller currently represents individuals in Superior Court who are charged with simple felonies and various misdemeanors, including driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI).

The Geller Firm also handles administrative hearings in connection with the suspension of driving privileges in connection with DUI cases.  The Geller Firm has been successful in setting aside license suspensions by the DMV in over 75% of hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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