Case Victories

 

The case results listed below are just a few examples of the spectacular results we have achieved for our clients. Please ask us about other recent, outstanding case victories. You can also read our client testimonials to hear what our clients have to say about us.

 

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Sex Crimes

Charges: Child Molestation

Possible Punishment: 8 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration
Outstanding Result: Jury verdict of not guilty

The client, a college sophomore, took the stand and admitted having intercourse with a young girl. The defense relied on the client's inability to form the necessary mental state to be guilty of molestation because he was half-asleep when the act occurred.

Charges: Rape by Intoxication and Kidnapping

Possible Punishment: Life imprisonment
Outstanding Result: 3 years in prison (to be served at 50% time, rather than standard 85% for serious, violent felonies)

Through skillful negotiation, and meticulous preparation, the defense was able to show the prosecution that the accuser was unreliable and would not appear as a sympathetic witness to the jury.

Charges: Sexual Battery and Annoying /Molesting a Child

Possible Punishment: 1 year in county jail and mandatory sex-offender registration
Outstanding Result: Probation, no jail, and no requirement to register as a sex offender

Charges: Child Molestation, Forcible Rape, Forcible Sodomy, Forcible Oral Copulation

Potential Punishment: 24 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration
Outstanding Result: Probation

Charges: Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

Potential Punishment: 1 year in county jail
Outstanding Result: Charges dismissed

Charges: Forcible Rape

Possible Punishment: 8 years in prison
Outstanding Result: Charges not filed

Client, a college student, was accused of raping a girl at a party. After the accusation was made, police contacted the client and demanded that he submit to DNA testing. Due to quick intervention by the defense, the client's rights were protected and he was able to explain his side of the story without incriminating himself. The case was considered by the prosecution's office but due to the defense's diligent advocacy, charges were never filed.


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Domestic Violence

Charges: Battery and Spousal Abuse

Potential Punishment: 1 year in county jail
Outstanding Result: All charges were dismissed

Charges: Spousal Battery and Violation of Restraining Order

Possible Punishment: 1 year county jail, 1 year batterer's program, fines, and potential loss of spousal support and custody rights
Outstanding Result: Jury verdict of not guilty

This case was extraordinarily challenging.  The client was a stay at home dad with everything to lose.   After diligent preparation by the defense, and aggressive cross-examination of the alleged victim, the jury was able to see the web of lies which the alleged victim had weaved in order to accuse the client.

Charges: Violation of a Restraining Order

Potential Punishment: 1 year in jail
Outstanding Result: All charges were dismissed upon successful completion of 20 anger management classes

Charges: Domestic Violence

Possible Punishment: 1 year in county jail, 1 year domestic violence program, stay-away orders.
Outstanding Result: Jury verdict of not guilty

Client was accused of hitting, and throwing the mother of his child. She showed the jury photos of bruises all over her body. Due to careful, well- calculated jury selection, the defense was able to convince the jurors that show the bruises were inconsistent with the accuser's allegations, and that her story was not credible.

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