2015 Case results

FEDERAL CHARGES: Client was a middle school teacher with the 3 lead charges of the indictment carrying a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in federal prison, EACH. There is no parole in federal cases. Client was also charged with two lesser included offenses. 
VERDICT: After a jury trial, client was acquitted on all 3 of the most serious counts, avoiding the tremendous mandatory prison sentence. Client was convicted on the two lesser offenses. The United States Attorney's office proposed sentencing enhancements relating to those two lesser offenses, and defense counsel was successful on having all 3 enhancements which he opposed denied by the Court.

CHARGES: Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery. Client was accused of making his way into his ex-girlfriend's apartment at 6am, finding her in her living room, choking her with both hands around her neck for three minutes until she could not breathe, and pulled hair out of her head. An independent witness testified to these events and said that he came in and saved the alleged victim.  
VERDICT: Not Guilty.

CHARGES: Client was charged with Operating Under the Influence 2nd Offense (his prior offense being just one year earlier), where he faced a mandatory 5 year license loss, with an additional 2 years of requiring the interlock ignition device in his vehicle, as well as a mandatory 14 day inpatient treatment program with after care, tremendous costs, and the likelihood of a jail sentence. He also faced a lesser charge of negligent operation. The evidence provided by law enforcement showed that at 1am client had driven his car on the wrong side of the road, crashed into a parked car, significantly damaged both vehicles, had slurred speech, was incoherent, exhibited a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, bloodshot eyes, could not stand, could not answer questions, and continuously fell over. 
VERDICT: Not Guilty as to Operating Under the Influence. Guilty on the lesser charge of negligent operation; one year probation.

CHARGE: Operating Under the Influence. Client was involved in single- car crash, where she drove her car into the middle of a rotary and lodged into a bush. Law enforcement testified that she had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, red eyes, and slurred speech. She also admitted to drinking earlier that evening.
VERDICT: NOT GUILTY.


CHARGES: Resisting Arrest, Disturbing the Peace, Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct
VERDICT: Not Guilty due to lack of criminal responsibility (insanity).

CHARGES: Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (felony), Assault and Battery, Larceny from a Person (felony), Vandalizing Property (felony)
RESULT: Outright dismissal. 

CHARGES:Carrying a Firearm without a license (felony- mandatory minimum 18 months in jail), Possession of a Firearm without an FID card, Carrying a Firearm while intoxicated, Receiving Stolen Property over $250 (felony)
RESULT: All firearms related offenses dismissed outright. Receiving charge dismissed upon period of drug testing. No admission to any of the charges. 

CHARGES: Distribution of Cocaine (felony), Conspiracy 
RESULT: Outright Dismissal. 

CHARGES: Operating with a Revoked License as a Habitual Traffic Offender, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
RESULT: Outright Dismissal. 

CHARGES:Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (felony)
RESULT: Outright Dismissal.

CHARGES: Lewd and Lascivious Conduct (felony requiring sex offender registration)

RESULT: Outright dismissal.

CHARGES: Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Operating to Endanger
RESULT: Outright dismissal. 

CHARGES:Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (felony)
RESULT:Outright Dismissal. 

CHARGES: Violation of a Restraining Order
RESULT: Outright Dismissal.

CHARGES:Larceny from a Building (felony)
RESULT: Outright Dismissal. 

CHARGES:Receiving Stolen Property Under $250
RESULT: Outright Dismissal. 

CHARGES: Assault and Battery 
RESULT: Outright Dismissal. 

CHARGES: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Operating without a License
RESULT: Dismissed upon the performance of community service. No admission to the offense.

CHARGES: Assault and Battery
RESULT: Outright dismissal.

CHARGES: Possession of Heroin, Operating with a Suspended License 

RESULT: Case Dismissed upon a single payment of $100. 

CHARGES: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine
RESULT: Case dismissed upon the completion of NA meetings. No admission to the offense. 

CHARGES: Larceny Under $250
RESULT:Outright Dismissal

CHARGES:2 counts FORGERY (felony), Larceny over $250 (felony)
RESULT: Case dismissed upon payment of costs. No admission to the offense. 

CHARGES: Larceny by Single Scheme/ embezzlement (felony)  

RESULT: Dismissed upon the payment of restitution. No admission to the offense.

CHARGES: Operating with a Suspended License

RESULT: Dismissed prior to arraignment (removed case from criminal justice system to remove any record that our client was never even charged at all).

CHARGES: Assault and Battery on a 3 year old Child with Injury (felony), Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (felony)
RESULT: CWOF, case dismissed at end of probation. No conviction.

CHARGES: Resisting Arrest, Shoplifting

RESULT: Dismissed upon completion of 10 hours community service. Client avoided deportation as a result of this dismissal.

CHARGES: Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child (felony), Witness Intimidation (felony), Assault and Battery on a Household Member

RESULT: All charges dismissed.

CHARGES: Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Resisting Arrest, Tagging

RESULT: Case dismissed prior to arraignment. The case was removed from the criminal justice system, and client was essentially "uncharged" with the offense. The case was never entered into the CORI system.

CHARGES: Failure to stop for a police officer, Speeding, Marked Lanes Violation

RESULT: All charges dismissed outright. No payment of any costs.

CHARGES: Operating without a License

RESULT: Dismissed.

CHARGES: Operating to Endanger

RESULT: Dismissed outright.

CHARGES: Operating Under the Influence

RESULT: Dismissed outright.

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REQUESTED CHARGES: Operating Under the Influence causing Serious Bodily Injury (felony with a mandatory minimum jail sentence of six months)
RESULT: No criminal charge issued. 

REQUESTED CHARGES: Breaking and Entering with intent to commit misdemeanor 
RESULT: No criminal charge issued.

REQUESTED CHARGES: Threats to commit murder, assault and battery

RESULT: No criminal charges issued.

REQUESTED CHARGES: Leaving the Scene of Property Damage (2 counts)

RESULT: No criminal charge issued.

REQUESTED CHARGES: Keeping a Disorderly House, Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, Disturbing the Peace 

RESULT: No criminal charges issued.  

REQUESTED CHARGES: Assault and Battery 
RESULT: No criminal charge issued. 

REQUESTED CHARGES: Keeping a Disorderly House
RESULT: No criminal charge issued. 

REQUESTED CHARGES: Disorderly Conduct

RESULT: No criminal charge issued.

REQUESTED CHARGES: Assault and Battery

RESULT: No criminal charge issued.

REQUESTED CHARGES: Minor in possession of alcohol
RESULT: No criminal charge issued.

REQUESTED CHARGES: Operating with a Suspended License

RESULT: No criminal charge issued.

REQUESTED CHARGES: Operating with a Suspended License

RESULT: No criminal charge issued.

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MOTION TO VACATE CRIMINAL CONVICTION

RESULT: Motion allowed, preventing deportation of client under federal law. 


MOTION TO REVISE AND REVOKE SENTENCE
RESULT: Motion allowed, new sentence prevented deportation of client under federal law. 


MOTION TO VACATE CRIMINAL CONVICTION
RESULT: Motion allowed, preventing deportation of client under federal law. 


PROBATION VIOLATION: Failing court-ordered drug screenings while on probation for felony drug charges.
RESULT: Violation notice withdrawn. Case dismissed at end of probation term.

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