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Case Results

Our law firm has experience handling all types of criminal offenses. We have won “Not Guilty” verdicts in jury trials for Murder, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes, Property Crimes and more. Our lawyers have also secured numerous dismissals and reductions in charges, from serious felonies to minor offenses. Below are some of our case results.

Case Results

NOT GUILTY – MURDER

Client charged with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. During trial, the co-defendant testified for the State and identified our client as the shooter. During cross examination, we impeached the co-defendant’s testimony with prior inconsistent statements and revealed to the jury any plea deals in exchange for testifying against our client. Following four hours of deliberations, the jury returned verdicts of “Not Guilty” on all three counts.

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NOT GUILTY – MURDER

Client was charged with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. The State offered client to plead guilty and be sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole. Client rejected that offer and proceeded forward with a jury trial. After a 3-day trial and 1 hour of deliberations, the jury found client “Not Guilty” on all counts.

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NOT GUILTY – DUI

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. The client rejected all plea offers and we announced ready for trial. At trial, the State presented evidence that our client’s vehicle smelled like burned marijuana and that our client admitted to having drinks at the bar that night. Despite that evidence, we convinced a jury that is not sufficient to convict our client of DUI. The jury returned a verdict of “Not Guilty”.

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DUI DISMISSED

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration. After reviewing the State’s evidence, counsel announced ready for trial. The State dismissed the case against our client because the lead deputy in the case was terminated for falsifying breathalyzer results.

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NOT GUILTY – CHILD MOLESTATION

Client was charged with two counts of Child Molestation and was facing 40 years in prison. The client rejected all plea offers from the State and we announced ready for trial. During the trial, we argued that the State failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict our client of these charges.Following jury deliberations, the jury found our client “Not Guilty” on count one and were hung on the second count. As we prepared to retry the case on count two, the State was forced to dismiss that count because the reliability of their witness’s testimony, from the first trial, was challenged.

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CHILD MOLESTATION DISMISSED

Client was charged with 2 counts Child Molestation and Criminal Attempt to Commit Child Molestation, and was facing 50 years in prison. After preparing for trial, the State was forced to place this case on the Dead Docket, due to a lack of evidence. The case was eventually dismissed.

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NOT GUILTY – AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Client was charged with Aggravated Assault and was facing 20 years in prison. The State’s best offer was 10 years in confinement, so client proceeded to jury trial. After approximately 30 minutes of deliberations, the jury found client “Not Guilty”.

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DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Too Fast for Conditions. After preparing for trial, the State reduced the Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol count to a Reckless Driving. Client entered No Contest pleas to Reckless Driving and Driving Too Fast for Conditions, was sentenced to 2 years on probation, and avoided getting his driver’s license suspended.

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POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE REDUCED TO SIMPLE POSSESION

Client was charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and was facing 30 years in prison. After announcing ready for trial, the State agreed to reduce our client’s charge to simple Possession of Cocaine with 5 years on probation and no jail time.

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POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DISMISSED

Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Cocaine, and was facing 13 years in prison. As a result of our negotiations, the State dismissed the Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute charge and reduced the Possession of Cocaine charge to a Disorderly Conduct. Our client was sentenced to time already served.

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NOT GUILTY – FELONY THEFT BY TAKING

Client was charged with felony Theft by Taking and was facing 5 years in prison. The allegations arose when a lawn-care business was broken into 2 days in a row. Client admitted to taking items, valued at approximately $20 and offered to plead guilty to a misdemeanor Theft by Taking. The State refused to reduce the charge and Client proceeded forward with a jury trial. After a 2-day trial, the jury found the client “Not Guilty” of the felony Theft by Taking, and convicted the client of misdemeanor Theft by Taking per counsel’s request. Client was sentenced to time already.

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HUNG JURY – TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE TRIAL LEADS TO DISMISSAL

Client was charged with one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine, which carries a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence in prison and a $200,000 fine. The State was unwilling to reduce our client’s charges to avoid prison time, so we announced ready for trial. During the trial, we argued to the jury that our client was not involved in trafficking methamphetamine and that all the drugs belonged to his co-defendant, who was the owner of the house where the methamphetamine was located. After deliberations, the jury convicted the co-defendant and a hung jury was declared against our client. Rather than go through another jury trial, the State eventually dismissed the Trafficking Methamphetamines charge against our client.

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NOT GUILTY – ARMED ROBBERY LIFE, HOME INVASION, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND MORE

Client, along with a co-defendant, was charged with Armed Robbery, Home Invasion in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Hijacking a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and was facing a total of 2 life sentences plus an additional 90 years in prison. Client also had a separate Armed Robbery case pending, in which client admitted responsibility. In an effort to resolve both cases, client offered to plead to the Armed Robbery and asked the State to dismiss the 8-count indictment against him. The State refused and the case proceeded to a jury trial. After a 3-day trial and approximately 30 minutes of deliberations, the jury found the client “Not Guilty” on all 8 counts.

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AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION DISMISSED

Client was charged with 6 counts of Aggravated Child Molestation and was facing a total of 6 life-in-prison sentences. After thorough investigation and preparation for trial, the State placed this case on the Dead Docket because of the lack of evidence. Our client was released from custody and the case was later dismissed.

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NOT GUILTY – POSSESSION OF COCAINE

Client was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Defective Brake Lights, and was facing 4 years in prison. The amount of cocaine found was 0.01 grams, but the State refused to dismiss the charge or reduce it to a misdemeanor. After a 2-day jury trial, the Client was found “Not Guilty” on the Possession of Cocaine charge. We did not dispute the Defective Brake Lights charge and our client paid a $100 fine for that charge.

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POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DISMISSED

Client was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. We negotiated with the State to dismiss the charges against our client.

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TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE DISMISSED

Client was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, which carries a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence and a $200,000 fine. After announcing ready for trial, the State was forced to dismiss this case against our client.

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FIVE COUNTS OF FELONY MURDER REDUCED TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT UNDER THE FIRST OFFENDER ACT

Client charged with 5 counts of Felony Murder. After filing a Statutory Speedy Trial Demand, and 3 days prior to trial, the State offered to dismiss 4 counts of Felony Murder and reduce the fifth count to an Aggravated Assault. Client received 1 year in confinement, followed by 9 years of probation, under the First Offender Act.

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SIMPLE BATTERY FAMILY VIOLENCE DISMISSED

Client charged with Misdemeanor Simple Battery (Domestic Violence). After interviewing and providing the State an affidavit from the alleged victim, stating that they are not interested in prosecuting our client, the State agreed to dismiss the case.

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DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING, CLIENT KEEPS CDL

Client was originally charged with Improper Backing, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Commercial Vehicle), and Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration. Our client was a commercial truck driver and, if convicted, would have lost his CDL and his job. Upon counsel’s advice, our client successfully completed the Risk Reduction Program, prior to his court appearance. After extensive negotiations, the State dismissed the Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Commercial Vehicle) count and reduced the Driving with an Unlawful Concentration Count to a Reckless Driving. Our client entered a No Contest Plea to Improper Backing and to Reckless Driving, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, and got to keep his job and his CDL.

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DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration. After we prepared and announced ready for trial, the State dismissed the Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol count and reduced the Driving with an Unlawful Concentration count to a Reckless Driving. The client entered a No Contest Plea to Reckless Driving, was sentenced to 12 months on probation, and got to keep his driver’s license.

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TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DISMISSED

Client was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. After rejecting the State’s plea offer of 10 years in prison, we announced ready for trial. On the second day of trial, the State’s witnesses gave inconsistent stories. The State was forced to dismiss all charges against our client.

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SIMPLE BATTERY FAMILY VIOLENCE DISMISSED

Client charged with Misdemeanor Simple Battery (Domestic Violence). After announcing ready for trial, the State was forced to place to our client’s case on the Dead Docket. The case was dismissed after one year.

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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DISMISSED

Client, along with 2 co-defendants, was indicted for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; client was facing a total of 30 years in prison. This case involved a drive-by shooting and the State’s first offer was 10 years in confinement, followed by a number of years on probation. Client had 2 additional cases pending at the same time. The State’s best offer was 5 years in confinement, to resolve all 3 pending matters, but client rejected that offer. On the day before client’s jury trial was scheduled to begin, the State placed this case on the Dead Docket due to lack of evidence. The case was later dismissed.

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DUI DISMISSED

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. After we announced ready for trial, the State was forced to dismiss all charges against our client.

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NOT GUILTY – DUI

Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence. The client rejected all plea offers and we announced ready for trial. At trial, the State presented evidence that our client’s vehicle smelled like burned marijuana and that our client admitted to smoking marijuana 20 minutes before officers pulled over the vehicle. Despite this, we convinced a jury that consuming marijuana, alone, is not sufficient to convict our client of DUI. The returned a verdict of “Not Guilty”.

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