May 2016: Filed and argued a Motion to Dismiss alleging that client's constitutional speedy trial rights were violated. Court agreed, and domestic violence and menacing charges dismissed.
December 2014: Filed and argued a Motion to Suppress alleging that the officer's stop of client was unconstitional, and thus the entire case was tainted. Court agreed and dismissed OVI.
June 2014: Filed and argued a Motion to Supress alleging that officers stop of client was unconstituonal; Court agreed and OVI and Driving Under Suspension were dismissed.
April 2013: Successfully obtained a dismissal of entire case, at the State's cost, when client was charged with speed and driving under suspension, which could subject him to up to 6 months in jail and up to a $1000.00 fine.
May 2013: Client charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia, which would subject him to a mandatory 6 month license suspension upon conviction, and would threaten his employment. Negotiated a dismissal of both drug charges.
May 2013: Client charged with felony Domestic Violence, with a mandatory prison specification. Negotiated a dismissal of the mandatory prison specification and charge was amended to a first degree misdemeanor. Client received 6 months probation.
June 2013: Client, who already had a felony record, charged with two fourth degree felonies, including drug trafficking which would trigger a license suspension. Successfully amended the charges to one first degree misdemeanor with no license suspension. Client received probation.
June 2013: After filing a Petition to Seal Criminal Record, our petition was granted and client's felony was sealed and he was able to obtain a higher paying job.
July 2013: Client, a non-U.S. citizen, with no criminal record, was charged with drug trafficking which would have a high chance of deportation upon conviction. After months of negotiating, I was able to get the charge amended to an offense that will not trigger deportation.
August, 2013: Client, a college student, was charged with underage consumption, a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1000 fine. I negotiated for client to enter a diversion program whereby after completing a class and other simple requirements, the charge will be sealed from client's record.
March 2013: Successfully defended a Motion to Execute Sentence where the State was trying to execute a 54 day jail sentence over my client for failure to pay child support. Juvenile Court Magistrate ruled that the State failed to meet its burden and ordered that no jail time could be imposed against Defendant.
March 2013: Successfully negotiated a plea bargain where Defendant's first degree domestic violence charge with a penalty of up to 180 days in jail was amended to a minor misdemeanor. Client received a $100.00 fine, no probation, no jail. Was client's second domestic violence charge.
January 2013: Client charged with two drug related first degree misdemeanors, each punishable with up to 180 days in jail and/or a $1000.00 fine. At my request, prosecutor dismissed one of the charges and amended the other to a minor misdemeanor non-drug related charge, receiving no jail time, no probation, and a $115.00 fine.
December 2012: Client charged with hit skip, a first degree misdemeanor punishable with up to 180 days in jail and/or a $1000.00 fine, possible probation, and requiring a license suspension from 6 months to three years, in addition to 6 points on the offender's driving record. I negotiated a plea with the prosecutor for a minor misdemeanor charge and my client received a fine, no probation, no license suspension, and only 2 points on his driving record.
September, 2012: Client charged with second Domestic Violence in four months and was facing up to a $1000.00 fine and/or up to 6 months in jail if convicted of this first degree misdemeanor. I successfully negotiated a reduction of the charges to a fourth degree misdemeanor and client received probation and a small fine.
September, 2012: Client charged with nine felony counts, ranging from first degree felonies to fourth degree felonies. Client also had substantial criminal past. I successfully negotiated a deal where all charges except for three fourth degree felonies were left. After submitting a lengthy Sentencing Memorandum and arguing on behalf of my client at Sentencing, the Judge did not impose any prison time, and suspended all fines. Client is on a term of probation.
Please remember that past successes may not be indicative of future outcomes. Ethically, no guarantees can be made because each individual case is different. Each new set of facts demands a unique approach to the case.
If you would like to hear how my firm can help you defend against your criminal charges, please call as soon as possible for a free consultation. You can reach my office at (216)736-8551.