Criminal Case Results
The following are examples of results obtained by the firm in specific cases. Every case is different and the facts and law in each case may dictate a different result. These examples are not meant to indicate that we can get a similar result in your case, and we cannot make any guarantees in your case except that we will work hard for you to get the best possible result under the facts and the law in your case.
Representative Criminal Cases (2001- present)
Johnson County District Court – 21-yr-old Client, faced potential 166-186 month sentence on Attempted Murder charge. We successfully negotiated a plea to Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, and an agreed 48-month prison sentence, after discrediting State’s witnesses at contested preliminary hearing.
Johnson County District Court – Client, charged with Domestic Battery, was acquitted by jury after we discredited complaining witness, causing him to admit on stand that he lied to police officers.
Johnson County District Court – Client, charged with Violation of Protective Order, was acquitted by jury after trial in which jury disbelieved complaining witnesses and police officers.
Shawnee Municipal Court – Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana and faced a one-year jail sentence. We successfully argued for suppression of City’s evidence, based upon officer’s violation of Client’s 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure – Case dismissed.
Johnson County District Court – Client faced 12-month jail sentence for probation violation. We successfully argued that the State had violated Kansas law requiring a probation violation warrant be served within a “reasonable time,” convincing the Court that Client’s probation had naturally expired during the delay in serving the warrant and that the Court had no power to impose the jail sentence – Probation violation motion dismissed.
U.S. District Court, Kansas City, Kansas – Client, a Mexican national, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute 248 kg of Marijuana. We negotiated a plea to misdemeanor possession or marijuana, with an agreed sentence of “time served” (4 months) and deportation.
U.S. District Court, Kansas City, Kansas – Client, a Mexican national, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute in excess of 5 kg of Cocaine. Acting as local counsel for Texas lead attorneys, we participated in a successful challenge to the admissibility of the Government’s evidence as having been seized without probable cause and outside of the scope of consent to search granted by Client – Case dismissed.
Johnson County District Court – Client, military active reservist, charged with felony Child Abuse, facing presumptive prison sentence of 31-34 months, also possibility of dishonorable discharge due to inability to carry weapon after domestic violence conviction. We negotiated a No Contest plea to straight Battery, with no admission of guilt, and an agreed 6-month jail sentence suspended to probation. Client preserved ability to carry weapon and honorably conclude military career.
Municipal Court of Kansas City, Kansas – Client, an Arizona resident, arrested and extradited to Kansas on old warrant for Driving Without License. We obtained dismissal of case by establishing case of mistaken identity.
Olathe Municipal Court – Stockbroker client charged with Public Intoxication resulting from police response to scene of fight. Successfully obtained diversion of charges, resulting in no jail time or conviction which would adversely affect Client’s licensure.
Wyandotte County District Court, Juvenile division – Juvenile client charged with Auto Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property, facing lengthy incarceration at state Youth Correctional Facility. We obtained dismissal of Auto Burglary charge due to lack of evidence and a short probation for Client on other charge.
Edwardsville Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving Under Influence, facing 6-month jail sentence and loss of Kansas driver license. Result: DL suspension proceeding dismissed and DUI case dismissed.
Johnson County District Court – Client, charged with Driving Under the Influence, was acquitted by jury.
U.S. District Court, Topeka, Kansas – Client charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute 9 kg of Cocaine and faced mandatory minimum ten-year sentence. We successfully negotiated reduction of charges to Interstate Transport of Funds in Aid of Racketeering, with a maximum potential liability to Client of five years in custody.
Wyandotte County District Court – Client, a Mexican national, was charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute (400 pounds). Acting as local counsel for Texas lead attorneys, we successfully negotiated to keep case out of Federal court system and for mitigated 8-month prison sentence.
Johnson County District Court – Client, a Mexican national legal resident, was a successful businesswoman, who was charged with felony Theft, facing a 5-7 month prison sentence and ramifications and possible loss of her successful business. We negotiated diversion of charges. Client successfully completed diversion program, and her business continues to thrive.
Wyandotte County District Court – Client with multiple priors faced second-time Driving Under Influence charges and potential one-year jail sentence. We obtained dismissal of charges in case where we questioned validity of State’s Intoxilyzer results.
Johnson County District Court – Client, a successful Arizona businessman, charged with felony Possession of Methamphetamine, facing potential 10-12 month prison sentence and loss of Government security clearance which would have put him out of business. We successfully negotiated diversion of the charges, resulting in no conviction, Client’s completion of drug rehab program, and continuation of Client’s business.
Johnson County District Court, juvenile division – Client, a Canadian honor student, faced detention and possible immigration difficulties from pending Possession of Marijuana charges. We negotiated dismissal of case.
U.S. District Court, Kansas City, Missouri – Client, a Mexican national, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute 78 kg of Marijuana and faced a mandatory minimum 10 year sentence. We negotiated a plea deal that involved cooperation against the ringleaders of the conspiracy and resulted in a 16 month sentence and deportation.
Lenexa Municipal Court – Client, a banker, was charged with Disorderly Conduct for “flipping off” police officer and resisting arrest. Defendant was found not guilty after bench trial at which we asserted Client’s constitutional free speech rights. Held: Giving someone “the bird” is not Disorderly Conduct.
Johnson County District Court – Client was convicted of Possession of Marijuana and sentenced to 12-months in custody after Court forced him to go to trial without counsel. We successfully convinced Court to overturn conviction and to release Client due to violation of Client’s constitutional right to counsel. We then successfully argued that the arresting officer had violated Client’s 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure at the traffic stop & search – Case dismissed.
Johnson County District Court – Client was charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm after it was discovered during a traffic stop & search. Client faced a one-year jail sentence. We successfully argued that the arresting officer had violated Client’s 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure – Case dismissed.