Charge: Felony Probation Violation
Facing: 16-20 months in jail
Result: Probation extended
North Carolina v. K.H. - Our client violated the terms of his probation for five previous charges of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. At the probation violation hearing, we were able to convince the judge to allow our client to undergo drug treatment and remain on probation, rather than serve an active sentence.
Charge: 1st Degree Burglary, Felony Breaking or Entering, Felony Larceny, Misdemeanor Larceny, Unauthorized Use of A Motor Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Facing: 91 - 118 months
Result: 6-8 months in jail
North Carolina v. C.M. - Our client pled guilty to several felonies and several misdemeanors. We were able to convince the judge to place our client on probation. Shortly after being placed on probation, he was charged with first degree burglary. He pled guilty to a second charge of felony larceny and all charges, including his probation violation, were consolidated for one judgment.
Charge: Aid and Abet Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon, Aid and Abet Assault with A Deadly Weapon with Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury
Facing: 89 - 125 months
North Carolina v. K.G. - Our client was accused of helping to plan the brutal robbery of a pizza delivery person. The State's evidence included our client's statements as well as those of her co-defendants. We were able to convince the prosecutor that our client was manipulated by the real perpetrators and that she did not knowingly assist them in carrying out the robbery.
Charge: Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 64-86 months
Result: Misdemeanor Probation
North Carolina v. A.G. - The State alleged that our client stole a bicycle from another individual at gun point. Several eyewitnesses had positively identified our client. We argued that there was insufficient evidence to establish that our client possessed a real weapon during the commission of the crime. After initially offering a felony plea, the Assistant District Attorney reduced the charge to a misdemeanor and our client was placed on probation.
Charge: Possession of a Firearm on a Federal Installation
Facing: 12 months
U.S. v. B.T. - After military police questioned our client regarding a previous incident, they searched his vehicle. Officers found a concealed weapon with no permit. After providing military officials with our client's medical records, which showed a long history of mental instability, they decided not to prosecute the case.
Charge: 1st Degree Murder, Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Murder Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Second Degree Assault and Felony Handgun Charges
Facing: Multiple Life Sentences
Result: Not Guilty
Maryland vs. R.A. - This client allegedly fired shots into a New Years Eve party on January 1st 2006. The shooting resulted in the death of a 21 year old female (who was survived by her twin sister), and the wounding of the deceased's uncle.
Defense focused on:
- The week-long unexplained absence of an important Government witness after the shooting occurred;
- The lack of any witnesses testimony as to the Defendant firing a handgun;
- The inability of the State to produce a weapon;
- And the possibility of another shooter on the scene due to blood splatter evidence outside the home near the spot that the Defendant was standing.
Defendant was found not guilty on the murder charges. The jury was hung as to the manslaughter, assault and handgun charges. The defendant later pled to manslaughter and was given a ten year sentence, suspend all but 5 years.
Charge: Domestic Violence -2nd Degree Assault (Two Counts), Deadly Weapon with Intent to Injure, Malicious Destruction of Property, and 4th Degree Burglary
Facing: 26 years, 60 days years
Maryland vs. E.W. - In a case of alleged domestic violence, cross examination of accuser, the government's main witness, cast doubt on the strength of the Government's case. The Judge granted the Defense motion for acquittal at the close of the State's case and dismissed all charges.
Charge: 2nd Degree Assault
Facing: 10 years
Result: Jury Trial - Not Guilty
Maryland vs. S.R. - This client was charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Cross examination focused on the girlfriend's motivation to fabricate the incident. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
Charge: Attempted First Degree Murder, Assault with A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, First Degree Burglary, Assault On A Female
Facing: 24 - 31.5 years in prison
Result: 25 - 39 mos.
North Carolina vs. J.A. - The State accused our client of repeatedly stabbing another man whom he suspected of having an affair with the mother of his child. In the process the woman was also assaulted. The client later confessed his involvement in the altercation. We were able to negotiate a dismissal of most of the charges. The client ultimately pled guilty to the reduced charge of felonious assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
North Carolina vs. M.W. - An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of young at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.
Charge: Domestic Violence -2nd Degree Assault (Two Counts), Intoxication to Endanger (Two Counts)
Facing: 20 years, 6 months
Result: Jury Trial - Not Guilty
Maryland vs. J.H. - This client was charged with being drunk to the point of endangering his girlfriend and her daughter. At the jury trial, the Government failed to establish the elements of intoxication to endanger, and those two charges were dismissed after the close of the State's case in chief. This client took the stand and testified that he in fact was the victim. Scars on his neck helped convince the jury to return not guilty the assault charges.
Disclaimer: The listed cases are illustrative of the types of cases handled and do not represent the entire record of cases handled by the firm. The outcome of a particular case is based upon a variety of factors and cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or law firm's past results. The penalties listed for each case are the maximum amount of time the client was facing, based upon the structured sentencing guidelines and taking into consideration each client's criminal record at that time. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.