Trial Successes

  • Not Guilty verdict on DUI, where client crashed car due to being tired rather than high level of methadone in client's system.
  • Not Guilty verdict on Negligent Driving case, where it was alleged that client failed to come to a complete stop at stop sign and had been drinking.
  • Not Guilty verdict on Malicious Mischief case, where client was accused of keying a car.
  • Not Guilty verdict on Assault case, where client was accused of throwing rocks at teenagers' car.
  • Not Guilty on Identity Theft, successfully argued for lesser charge.  Client was facing prison time, ended up serving no time.
  • Not Guilty verdicts on Burglary and Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle charges, hung jury on three other charges, client was convicted of two misdemeanors.  Client was originally facing several years in prison, but ended up serving substantially less time.
  • Hung jury on Murder in the First Degree.  8 jurors voted Not Guilty; 4 jurors voted Guilty.  Client was convicted in re-trial of lesser charge of Murder in the Second Degree after successfully arguing insufficient evidence for Murder in the First Degree. 
  • Hung jury on Residential Burglary case arguing that officer wrongfully identified client.  Based on hung jury, State made offer of credit for time served.  Client had been facing several years in prison.
  • Hung jury on Obstruction case where client refused to exit his home to be served to no contact order.  Based on arguments at trial and jury's split verdict, State dismissed case.
  • Hung jury on Theft in the First Degree where client had been picked out of photo lineup.
  • Raised issues at trial regarding identity of driver, which resulted in DUI conviction being overturned on appeal.
  • Successfully argued that expert should be allowed to testify about the effects of working with paint thinner on the accuracy of the breath test, which resulted in the case being overturned on appeal.
  • Successfully argued at a DUI trial that client did not refuse to submit a breath test, which reduced the sentence and license suspension.