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Results Matter

12-5-2017

Commonwealth v. C.H.


Charge: ATTEMPTED MURDER - 3 Counts  

 

Client was charged with Attempted Murder after it was alleged that he fired multiple shots into the passenger compartment of a passing vehicle with three occupants inside. The charges were amended to the Attempted Assault, 1st Degree, by the Grand Jury. We raised issues relating to self defense and ultimately the charges were amended to Wanton Endangerment.      

Result: DIVERSION

7-13-2017

Commonwealth v. L.R.


Felony Indictment: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE- 1ST DEGREE (HEROIN), CLASS D FELONY (1-3 YEARS); POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE- 2ND DEGREE,  CLASS A MISDEMEANOR  and PROMOTING CONTRABAND- 1ST DEGREE, CLASS D FELONY (1-5 YEARS) 

 

Client was initially arrested for shoplifting. Her purse was searched by a police officer at the location of the arrest and no drugs were located by the police officer. After Client was booked at the detention center, her purse was searched by a jailer for inventory purposes, at that that time they located a yellow pill (identified as Hydrocodone) and a piece of paper with brown powder (identified as Heroin).   

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

7-11-2017

Commonwealth v. E.B.


Charge: ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) 

 

Police responded to an apartment due to a report of domestic violence and made contact with the girlfriend of client upon arrival. The girlfriend claimed that client pulled her out of the shower by her hair, slapped her and shoved her down the stairs. Client was not at the apartment when police arrived but showed up while the police were still there. Client was arrested upon his arrival.  The case was set for a trial before the Court and Commonwealth was unable to meet their burden of proof for conviction. 

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

7-11-2017

Commonwealth v. C.S.


Charge: ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ) 

 

Client was alleged to have kicked his wife. The case was set for a trial before the Court and the Commonwealth was unable to meet their burden of proof for a conviction. 

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

7-5-2017

Commonwealth v. J.B.


Charge: RAPE- 1ST DEGREE, CLASS B FELONY (10-20 YRS) and UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT- 2ND DEGREE, CLASS D FELONY (1-5 YRS)  

 

Client was accused luring a hotel clerk to his room where it was alleged that he forced her to have sexual intercourse and refused to allow her to leave. We were able to prove through text messages that the allegations were false, which resulted in the dismissal of the charges .  

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

7-5-2017

Commonwealth v. E.H.


Charge: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE- 1ST DEGREE, CLASS D FELONY (1-3 YRS), POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA -  MISDEMEANOR,  and NO/EXPIRED REGISTRATION PLATES  

 

Client was stopped for having an expired registration plate, upon contact with the vehicle the police officer claimed that he smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Client and her passengers were removed and it was searched. As a result of the search, the police officer located a glass  pipe with marijuana residue and a pill, which was identified as schedule II controlled substance. We successfully argued that the pill did not belong to our client.  

Result: Possession of controlled Substance - 1st Degree DISMISSED, No/Expired Registration Plates DISMISSED and 1 day credit for time served on Drug Paraphernalia  

5-24-2017

Commonwealth v. R.V.


Felony Indictment: RAPE- 1ST DEGREE, CLASS A FELONY (20 YRS - LIFE),  2 COUNTS - SEXUAL ABUSE - 1ST DEGREE, CLASS C FELONY (5 YRS - 10 YRSS ), INCEST - VICTIM U/12, CLASS A FELONY (20YRS - LIFE)  and RESISTING ARREST, CLASS A MISDEMEANOR

 

Client was accused of having sexual intercourse with his daughter from the time she was 13 years old until she was 17 years old. It was also alleged that client sexually abused another minor female during the same time period. Client was alleged to have resisted arrest when officers attempted to take him into custody.  We raised significant issues regarding the veracity of the witnesses of the Commonwealth, which resulted in the charges being amended.   

Result: 2 YEARS on Sexual Abuse  (amended to Class D), 90 Days on Resisting arrest, Rape charge DISMISSED, Incest charge DISMISSED

*** UPDATE 9-14-2017 *** - CLIENT SHOCK PROBATED

5-9-2017

Commonwealth v. H.B.


Charge: ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE (MINOR INJURY) and ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE

 

Client was accused of assaulting another individual, leaving bruises and scratches on their face. We successfully convinced the prosecutor that the injuries to the other individual were a result of our client acting in self-defense.    

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED 

5-9-2017

Commonwealth v. J.M.


Charge: ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE

 

Client was arrested after getting into an argument while leaving a local bar.     

Result: CHARGE DISMISSED 

5-3-2017

Commonwealth v. I.W.


Charge: WANTON ENDANGERMENT- 1ST DEGREE, CLASS D FELONY and CONVICTED FELON IN POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN, CLASS C FELONY

 

Client was alleged to have pointed a loaded handgun in the face of his girlfriend, while a bullet was in the firing chamber. Client was on probation for a prior felony offense and was prohibited from possessing firearms.  

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED 

4-20-2017

Commonwealth v. J.H.


Felony Indictment: 1ST DEGREE TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE GREATER THAN 2 GRAMS, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (2 COUNTS)

 

Client was previously convicted of trafficking approximately 10.4 grams of Methamphetamine and possession of Heroin containing Fentanyl. Client was sentenced to serve 7 years. 

Result: SHOCK PROBATION 41 days after sentencing

4-20-2017

Commonwealth v. J.P.


Felony Indictment: 1ST DEGREE POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE,  DUI and 3RD DEGREE POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

 

Client was pulled over for disregarding a stop sign and was alleged to have almost hit the officer's patrol unit. Client was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence. The officer conducted a search incident to the arrest and discovered a plastic baggy containing an assortment of pills, 19 of which were later identified as Oxycodone. 

Result: DIVERSION on 1st Degree Possession of Controlled Substance, DISMISSED 3rd Degree Possession of Controlled Substance and DUI AMENDED to a violation for Operation Contrary to Law, no license suspension, no jail

3-28-2017

Commonwealth v. T.G.


Charge: DUI

 

Client accused of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after being stopped by law enforcement. Client failed field sobriety tests and blew .19 on the Intoxilyzer. We made a motion to suppress the Intoxilyzer results and it was granted.

Result: AMENDED to a violation for Operation Contrary to Law, no license suspension, no jail time 

3-28-2017

Commonwealth v. L.A.


Charge: DUI and LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT  

 

A law enforcement officer observed client's vehicle collide with a parked vehicle and it was alleged that the client attempted to leave the scene of the accident without stopping. Client was arrested and transported to the hospital for a blood draw and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. The blood test came back with a blood alcohol level of .13. We made a motion to excluded the blood test results which was granted.  

Result: DUI AMENDED to a violation for Operation Contrary to Law and Leaving the Scene of an Accident was DISMISSED, no license suspension, no jail time

3-13-2017

Commonwealth v. A.B.


Charge: DUI and LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT 

 

Under 21 client was involved in a single vehicle accident and was alleged to have abandoned the vehicle in the roadway where it was struck by another vehicle. Client was located walking a short distance from the accident. Law enforcement officers detected a strong smell of alcoholic beverage on client. Client was taken to the hospital and a blood test was taken. The blood results were suppressed before they were returned because they were taken by an improperly.  

Result: DUI AMENDED to a violation for Operation Contrary to Law and Leaving the Scene of an Accident was DISMISSED, no license suspension, no jail time

1-23-2017

Commonwealth v. J.D.


Felony Indictments: 1ST DEGREE POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (HEROIN) and BAIL JUMPING 

 

Client was arrested on an outstanding warrant and a Heroin was located in his pant pocket, which lead to him being charged with Possession of Heroin. Client was indicted in 2015, but failed to show up for his arraignment in Madison Circuit Court. A fugitive warrant was issued and client was subsequently indicted for Bail Jumping. Client remained a fugitive until late 2016.        

Result: DIVERSION

1-13-2017

Commonwealth v. D.M.


Charge: VIOLATION OF KENTUCKY E.P.O / D.V.O. KRS 403.763 

 

A domestic violence order was issued against client. Law enforcement responded to a report that our client had made contact with the protected subject in a local park. Client was located in the park and was arrested on the spot. We were able to prove that the contact was not intentional and it was not initiated by our client.   

Result: DISMISSED

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