Client was charged with battery after being involved with a physical altercation
with his neighbor. The neighbor alleged that our client struck him in
the face with his fist during an argument. Our client had no prior criminal
record, and we were able to show that the neighbor had been repeatedly
harassing our client’s grandson. We also discovered that the neighbor
had a prior criminal history and mental health issues. Faced with this
new evidence, the State Attorney dropped all charges.
State Attorney Dropped All Charges
Resisting Arrest with Violence
Client was being detained by police and was alleged to have been involved
with a struggle with the officers. One of the Officers suffered a broken
leg during the detention of our client. In investigating the incident
we discovered that the detention of our client was illegal at that the
officer’s leg was likely broken from falling down, and not as a
result of our client’s actions. Because of these additional facts
the Sate Attorney agreed to allow our client to enter a pretrial diversion
program and all charges were dismissed.
All Charges Were Dismissed
Battery Domestic Violence
Client was arrested for domestic violence involving her husband. We spoke
to our client’s husband, and he did not wish to proceed with prosecution.
We were then able to present this information along with other exculpatory
facts to the State Attorney’s Office. They dropped all charges.
All Charges Dropped
Client was arrested and attempted murder for firing a rifle at another
person. The police claimed that our client made racial slurs and that
the bullet missed the victim by only a few feet. Because a gun was fired
during the commission of this crime, client was facing a mandatory twenty
year prison sentence under 10-20-Life. After presenting the State Attorney
with mitigating evidence about our client, charges were reduced to aggravated
assault and the client received probation with no felony conviction.
Reduced to aggravated assault with probation
Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence
Client's ex-girlfriend filed for injunction against our client. At
the injunction hearing, our office prevailed and the injunction request
Injunction request was denied
Resisting Arrest with Violence
Client felony resisting arrest with violence. Fish and Wildlife Officer
claimed our client threatened him with harm during the arrest. We were
able to show the State Attorney that our client was not guilty of a felony
and all charges were dropped.
All charges dropped
Client a new battery that violated felony probation. Our office set the
battery for trial and all charges were dropped on day of trial. Because
new charges were dropped the State could not proceed on felony violation
and client was released.
All charges dropped and client was released
Our client was battery after helping her sister who was in a fight with
a male. Officers did not believe that our client was fighting to defend
another and charged her with battery. Beyond the penalties associated
with battery charges, our client would have suffered even more so because
her employment would have been terminated had she incurred a criminal
record. We, however, took on the case and immediately set it for jury
trial. We also presented the State Attorney with further evidence which
showed that our client was fighting in defense of another. The State chose
to drop all charges on the day of the trial.
Dropped all charges
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Our client was a 70-year-old decorated military veteran who was aggravated
assault with a firearm; if convicted, he would have faced a three year
mandatory minimum prison sentence. Our client, who is a concealed carry
permit holder, was driving home when two young men began to follow him
after claiming that he cut them off in traffic. In an attempt to lose
them, our client turned down a dead end road. The young men followed him,
causing our client to get out of his car and defend himself with his firearm.
The young men then proceeded to call law enforcement claiming that our
client was threatening them. We took on the case and filed a motion to
seek immunity under the Stand Your Ground law. The Judge agreed that our
client had no reason to retreat in that situation and allowed for him
to receive protection under the Stand Your Ground law. All charges were
All charges were dismissed
Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
After our client got into a disagreement with a law enforcement officer
following a parking violation, the Deputy claimed our client attempted
to strike him with the vehicle. This led to our client being criminally
aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Once we looked into the
case, we discovered that there were several discrepancies in the Deputy's
story. We were able to prove that not only was the Deputy not legally
permitted to cite our client, but that our client had never attempted
to strike the Deputy. In the end, the State agreed to drop all felony
charges. The State then agreed to permit our client into a misdemeanor
diversion program, with all charges being dropped following completion.
Misdemeanor diversion program, charges dropped