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Criminal Defense

Aggressive, zealous and passionate representation to protect your liberty, reputation and future.

Criminal defense is what most people think of when they think of a lawyer who defends the rights of those accused of a crime. But the term itself is wrong.  It’s wrong because nobody is a “criminal” until a judge or jury finds that they have committed the crime for which they are charged.  Nobody.  Until that time, everyone is not guilty.  An accusation is not a finding of guilt.

We defend the rights of the accused because liberty is at the core of who we are as a community, as a nation and as a people.  Because power needs to be checked lest we give up who we are as a people.

We have experience at every level of prosecution and defense, from the most simple misdemeanor to multi-count murder cases.  We look at cases differently than others, and reach positive resolutions because of our different approach.

We regularly represent and reach positive resolutions for clients charged with:

Assault

Allegations of domestic violence

Allegations of sexual misconduct

Burglary

Allegations of child abuse

Delivery of a controlled substance

Driving offenses, including DUI

Financial misconduct and identity theft

Possession of a controlled substance

Probation violations

Shoplifting

Theft

And more.

Contact our office for a free, no-obligation and case review.

While each case is judged and evaluated on its own merits, the following are non-representative sample cases of past results:

State v. S.I., 15-1-00607-0: Not guilty on charged count of Assault-3 (class-C felony); guilty of lesser included Assault-4 (gross misdemeanor), sentence of 60 days in jail with 41 already served.

State v. M.W., 14-1-02001-5: Day of trial reduction from class-C felony to gross misdemeanor, small work-crew sentence.

State v. L.L., 14-1-00461-3, Split verdict on jury trial, final sentence better than offer by prosecution.

State v. T.M., 14-1-00418-4: Negotiated resolution from class-B “strike offense” felony to gross misdemeanor, agreed sentence.

State v. K.G.: High profile case involving allegations of forced rape, incest and child pornography. Prosecution originally wanted more than 20 years minimum in prison. Negotiated resolution to 11 year minimum following defense motion to suppress illegally obtained statements by defendant.

State v. K.R., 14-1-01893-2: Burglary-2 (class-B felony) dismissed.

State v. B.L., 14-1-02161-5 and 14-1-02205-1: Two felony no-contact order violation prosecutions with more than nine total counts, including recorded calls from the jail with a potential of 60 months in prison total. All counts dismissed.

State v. K.S.: District court assault-4/dv case entered into diversion following “tenacious” representation that included multiple requests for senior prosecutor review to get client into diversion.

State v. S.T., 14-1-01278-1: Day of trial dismissal for prosecutorial mismanagement/prosecutorial misconduct for Residential Burglary/DV (class-B felony) and Assault-4/DV (gross misdemeanor) charges, hung jury on remaining charge of felony bail jump when all court appearances were recorded on videotape.

State v. G.M. 14-1-01662-0: Assault-2 (class-B felony and “strike offense”) dismissed.

State v. E.B. 14-1-00978-0: Juvenile charged as adult with robbery-2 (class-B felony and “strike offense”) dismissed.

State v. J.R., 14-1-00102-9: Burglary-2 charge (class-B felony) reduced to simple misdemeanor.

State v. C.T.: Trespassing/DV case (gross misdemeanor) in District Court, dismissed.

State v. C.C.: Three count district court case including DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment acquitted on all counts following three day jury trial including expert testimony from law enforcement and defense did not call any witnesses. Not Guilty.