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State v. Shaw:
Our Client was charged with a first degree offense, punishable by life, of Burglary with a Battery, False Imprisonment. In January of 2014, after a week in trial, the jury took less than an hour to find Mr. Shaw, NOT GUILTY on all counts.
State v. Ford:
Mr. Ford was charged with DUI and suspended License and also a violation of probation. We went to a full hearing on the violation of probation and won the hearing, dismissing the warrant. As a result, the DUI was also dismissed.
State v. Glover:
In May 2014, we went to trial on Mr. Glover’s case. He was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and the codefendant was charged with Trafficking Oxycodone. Both Defendants were found NOT GUILTY of all charges.
State v. Cohen:
In August of 2014, we went to trial on charges of False Imprisonment. After a three day trial, our client was found NOT GUILTY within a half hour.
State v. Forrester:
In this case, we prepared a Motion to Suppress Evidence Illegally Obtained from our client. Based on the strength of the motion, the case was dropped prior to argument.
State v. Brown:
Mr. Brown was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Cannabis with Intent to Deliver. We prepared a Motion to Suppress Illegally obtained Evidence and we won. The drugs were excluded and the case dropped.
State v. Bynum:
Mr. Bynum was charged with Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon. We prepared a Motion to Suppress Illegal Evidence and we won. The evidence was barred and the case was dismissed.
State v. Wilcox:
Mr. Wilcox was arrested with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possession of Firearm, Possession of Cannabis. After preparing a Motion to Suppress Illegally obtained evidence, we won the motion in court and the case was dismissed.
State v. Ford:
Our client was charged with Battery, while on probation. We went to final hearing on violation of probation and won. This resulted in a dismissal of the warrant and the misdemeanor battery was also dropped.
State v. Garel:
After being arrested for Possession of Cannabis, we filed a Motion to Suppress Illegally obtained evidence and we prevailed. As a result the case was dismissed.
State v. Jenkins:
Defendant was charged with attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm by convicted felon. Counts I and II were severed and we went to trial on Count I. On October 3rd, after a weeklong trial, the jury found the Defendant not guilty in about thirty minutes. We then filed a motion to dismiss the second count, alleging no jury could find him guilty of possessing a firearm because the first jury found he did not possess one. That count was later dismissed.
State v. Slaymon:
Defendant was charged with armed robbery with a firearm. The victims of the robbery were convicted in federal court of human trafficking on a different case. After filing motions in limine to exclude the identification, the case got dismissed
State v. Johnsen:
Defendant was charged with Grand Theft in the second degree. The crime was not charged until 4 years and 10 months after the alleged incident occurred, just shy of the 5 year statute of limitations. During the discovery process, we were able to gather information regarding numerous investigations into these alleged victims. We filed a Motion to Dismiss the Information based on a violation of Ms. Johnsen’s constitutional rights. That motion was granted and the case was dismissed.
State v. McCrary:
Defendant was charged with Resisting an Officer Without Violence. After we announced ready for trial, the state dismissed the case.
State v. Reid:
Defendant was on probation when arrested for Burglary of Dwelling. We filed a motion to suppress for the violation of probation (VOP). The court agreed that there was no probable cause to arrest the Defendant and granted the motion to suppress. The court also dismissed the VOP. The underlying case was then dismissed.
State v. Tonietti:
Defendant was charged with domestic violence battery, allegedly against his ex wife. The state agreed to drop the case after we were able to show that this was a fake accusation that arose out of a child custody battle.
State v. Mcreed:
Defendant had 2 cases of sale or delivery. State was offering 1.5 years prison, which was the bottom of the sentencing guidelines. We found a witness who would partially exonerate the Defendant on one of the charges. The other charge was going to be difficult to beat. Due to our witness, the state agreed to allow the Defendant to participate in the post adjudicatory Drug Court program on both cases. This allowed the defendant to avoid any incarceration and got him the drug treatment he needed to clean his life up.
State v. Gamali:
Defendant was charged with upwards of 12 counts of grand theft in the 2nd and 3rd degree. He scored out to nearly 4 years of prison and faced a maximum penalty of over 75 years. We negotiated a complex restitution deal with the State Attorney’s office economic crimes division to pay back the alleged victims and keep the Defendant from serving any additional jail time.
State v. Boyd:
Defendant was charged with Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, and Sexual Battery and faced up to life in prison. We were able to severely discredit the alleged victim of the crimes and also show that she was not telling the truth. The victim then refused to come back to court to testify at the trial. After 3 days of trial, with the State’s case beginning to fall apart on the 2 major charges, the State agreed to dismiss the Kidnapping and Armed Robbery charge and offered a deal to have the Defendant receive a withhold of adjudication (no conviction) to a reduced charge of attempted robbery.
State v. Prichard:
Defendant was charged with Sale and Delivery of Cocaine with a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Under his previous attorney, the State Attorney’s only offer was 2 years in prison. The Defendant retained Daniel Berman and he was able to negotiate a deal with the Judge and State Attorney where the defendant received probation and no jail time at all.
State v. Northcut:
Defendant was charged with Sale and Delivery of Cocaine. Before retaining Daniel Berman, the offer under his previous lawyer was 3 years+ in prison. We filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence and set it for hearing. After the State evaluated our Motion, they reduced their offer to probation and no jail time. The Defendant successfully completed half his probation and moved the court to terminate his probation early, which was granted.