My decades of experience has resulted in many successes for my clients, from dropped charges to acquittals. I would love the chance to get the same outcome for you.
Rape accusation: no charges filed
Our client and his girlfriend were accused of forcible rape of a mutual friend. We presented the prosecutor with evidence of the complaining witness’ voluntary drug use prior to a consensual sexual act. There was also evidence that the complaining witness was motivated to lie about the rape once her boyfriend found out about the consensual sexual act. The prosecutor declined to file charges against our client.
Domestic assault: acquittal
Our client was charged with the domestic assault of her husband. Prior to trial, we were able to exclude the admission of the husband’s medical records documenting the injury. The court also granted motions to suppress statements by our client taken while in custody and without Miranda warnings. The court granted our motion for acquittal at the close of the State’s evidence.
Internet sex crime: Charges dismissed:
Our client was charged with possession of child pornography. Prior to the start of trial, we were able to show that the few suspected images of child pornography were found in unallocated and inaccessible space on the client’s hard drive. We were also able to show that others, including teenagers in the house, had access and regularly used the computer on which the suspected images were located.
Child abuse: petition dismissed
Our client was accused of child abuse upon the discovery of an unusual bruise on her daughter’s forearm. Despite not personally examining the child and not being able to identify a mechanism of injury, child abuse pediatricians diagnosed child abuse and steps were taken for the indefinite removal of the child from the client’s home. The petition for a finding of child abuse and removal of the child was dismissed the day before trial was to begin.
Homicide: not guilty verdict
Our client admitted to providing prescription Xanax to a teenager. Hours later, the teenager died. The State’s medical examiner determined the teenager died from an overdose of Xanax. At trial, we presented evidence from an independent forensic medical examiner that showed the teenager had nothing more than a typical, therapeutic dose of Xanax in her system. However, we also presented evidence at trial that another powerful drug was found with the teenager, that a suspected drug dealer may have visited the teenager shortly before her death, and that investigators failed to test whether the other discovered drug was in her system or may have caused her death. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on the alleged homicide.
Assault: not guilty verdict
Our client was accused of assault following a 4th of July altercation after the alleged victim drove through the middle of our client’s fireworks gathering. We presented evidence that the complaining witness was the initial aggressor and that our client acted in self-defense. A not guilty verdict was returned.
Property damage: case dismissed
The victim’s pickup truck was allegedly vandalized and sustained irreparable damage during an all-night, outdoor party. Witnesses claimed to have seen our client destroy the pickup truck. Our investigation revealed that the alleged victim’s personal motive was to accuse our client of property damage. At the preliminary hearing on this case, I cross-examined one of the alleged eyewitnesses and finally got him to admit he never saw our client, and that the alleged victim had asked him to lie on the stand. The case was dismissed.
Possession: not guilty verdict
Our client’s boyfriend was driving her car while she and another friend rode as passengers. Following a traffic stop and search of the vehicle, marijuana was found in the back seat near where the rear seat passenger was sitting. The driver and rear seat passenger were questioned by police and denied knowledge of the marijuana. Our client then “took responsibility” for the marijuana since it was found in her car. At trial, the police officer admitted that there was no evidence our client was aware of the marijuana’s presence. Client was found not guilty of possession of a controlled substance.
Domestic assault: probation granted
Our client was initially charged with a class A felony of domestic assault in the first degree after she ran over her boyfriend with her car, causing serious physical injuries and multiple bone fractures. At sentencing, we presented the court with a history of our client’s suffering from abusive relationships and abusive men, beginning with her own father. We also presented the court with evidence of multiple reports of physical abuse by her victim boyfriend; abuse that left her physically and emotionally scarred. Finally, we presented the court with evidence that showed, at the time of assault, that our client suffered an emotional snap, causing her to drive her car into her boyfriend. After considering the evidence presented, the court granted our client probation, rather than sentencing her to prison.