Verdicts

2018 – Stalking case – dismissed by the State

I was able to show that the alleged victim had inconsistent statements as to times and dates. And the State could not meet their evidentiary burden in proving the allegations.


2018- Violation of a restraining order – Dismissed

The alleged victim claimed that client called her from a phone associated with them. However, client girlfriend and relatives had no such phone number. Also, the alleged victim did not answer the phone so NO evidence of who called their number. Could have been a marketing call for all she knew. I asked the DA office is they were going to continue with the investigation since the number provided had no ties with my client.


2018 – Restraining Order Petition- Dismissed

Was able to show, in the hearing, that the petitioning party did not have the injuries they claimed and that the petition for the restraining order was filed in bad faith in order to gain an advantage in a custody case.


2018 – Sexual Offense – Cleared without any litigation

The client was being investigated for a sexual offense matter. I had the client and investigating Detective come into my office for a meeting. After an hour-long interview with the Detective, the case was closed with no further action and no charges filed. This not only saved my client time out of their own schedule but the fees in taking this matter to court.

2017-Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated -acquitted.

Defendant was speeding, had an open container and marijuana in his vehicle. I waive Jury on this case and tried it to the Bench. I was able to establish through the testimony of the stopping officer that he was not able to remember exactly how my client performed on the Field Sobriety Test and therefore the results were not valid. The Judge agreed and found my client not guilty.


2016 – Attempted Murder two counts – acquitted.

Defendant and his neighbors were involved in a dispute over a horse. I was successfully argued self-defense. I was able to establish that the alleged victims had gone on to my clients property armed and menaced my client with guns.


2016- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon – acquitted.

Defendant had a passenger in his vehicle who had a firearm which he placed under the passenger seat next to the passenger door with the handle facing the passenger door. The police officer in that case changed his version of where the firearm was found in the vehicle and we had that on video tape. During Jury selection a number of potential Jurors expressed the belief that officers do not always relate an accurate version of the facts, either through lack of memory or other reasons. Reminded the Jury of those beliefs on closing argument.


2015-Battery – acquitted. Defendant was charged with Battery on a fellow employee.

Testimony from the Police Officer and the surveillance video established that no Battery occurred and that the alleged victim filed charges in retaliation for being terminated from her job. The Jurors came back in 5 minutes with an acquittal in that case.


2014-Concealing ID, Resisting Arrest – Dismissed by the Court without a trial.

Officers could not establish any legal reason to be on client’s property or to search client’s home without a warrant. An unhappy door to door salesman was unhappy when my client told him to leave the property. Salesman called the police claiming client was in his front yard yelling and screaming with a gun in his hand. Officers arrived to a quiet neighborhood. Neighbors told police no-one had been in the front yard all day. Officers still proceeded to client’s home, dragged him out of his front foyer, cuffed him and proceeded to unlawfully, arrest him and search his home without a warrant.
Possession of a controlled Substance – illegal search warrant quashed. – Officers stopped another individual for traffic violations who was then arrested. That individual told the officers that the drugs found in his pocket came from the home of my client. With no other evidence other than that statement officers were able to obtain an illegal search warrant.


2013 – First Degree Murder – directed verdict in favor of the Defendant.

Defendant was suspected of crimes by the police. A drug deal gone bad occurred in the area where Defendant worked. the State was only offering a plea to a murder charge. Careful evaluation of the evidence and through interviews of all of the witnesses, I was able to show the State had no evidence placing my client at the location of the crime. The Judge granted me a directed verdict meaning that “The State had not put on enough evidence that a reasonable jury could find my client guilty”. I did not have to put on a single witness and proved through the State’s witnesses that my client was not at the location at the time of the murder.