Results

  • Felony Eluding
    • Code Section: 46.2 -817
    • Court: Hampton Circuit Court
    • Facts: Our client was involved in a two man motorcycle case on I-64. We had a solid defense and were prepared to take this case to trial but the prosecution made an offer the client didn't wish to refuse; a guaranteed misdemeanor.
    • Result: Misdemeanor eluding with no active jail.
  • Driving Under the Influence (Marijuana)
    • Code Section: 18.2-266
    • Outcome: Dismissed
    • Court: Virginia Beach General District Court
    • Facts: A vehicular accident occurred resulting in our client being taken to the hospital. When the officer arrived on the scene he thought he smelled marijuana and obtained permission to search the vehicle where he located a suspected marijuana cigarette. Tests confirmed this item to be contraband and our client was charged with driving while impaired.
    • Defense: Extensive research into the science of marijuana's effects on user's ability to drive resulted in locating a weakness in the prosecution's case. Unlike alcohol the level of marijuana in your system in not closely related to your impairment. While obviously those partaking in the use of Marijuana should avoid dangerous activities, the mere act of having used marijuana alone should not be enough to convict and it was not here.
  • Reckless Driving
    • Code Section: 46.2-855
    • Outcome: Charges dismissed
    • Court: Chesapeake General District
  • Assault & Batter Law Enforcement Officer
    • Code Section: 18.2-57
    • Outcome: Charges reduced to Misdemeanor Assault & Battery
    • Description: Where the Commonwealth's Attorney prosecutes Assault & Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer or Emergency Medical Treatment Provider, the crime of Assault & Battery becomes a Class 6 Felony and carries a mandatory minimum of 6 months incarceration. We successfully negotiated a misdemeanor in a case where the prosecution could clearly prove their case. Our client was able to avoid becoming a felon, and nearly as important, was able to keep his employment and provide for his family.
  • Date Rape
    • Code Section: 18.2-61
    • Outcome: Charges Dismissed
    • Description: This was a case where the complaining witness claimed to have been drugged and thus unable to consent to sexual activity. We aggressively defended our client leading to the Commonwealth's Attorney dismissing the charges on the day of our scheduled jury trial. We are in the process of obtaining an expungement of the record to fully clear the client's name.
  • Court: Federal District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    • Charges: Conspiracy to Bank, Wire, and Mail Fraud
    • Trial: Jury
    • Result: Dismissed
  • Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court
    • Charges: Forging and Uttering
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed my Motion to Nolle Prosequi
  • Court: Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
    • Charges: Breaking and Entering
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Deferred finding to be dismissed in one year
  • Court: Norfolk Traffic Court
    • Charges: Failure to yield to Emergency vehicle
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed after trial
  • Court: Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
    • Charges: Breaking and Entering
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed
  • Court: Virginia Beach General District Court
    • Charges: Bombing
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed
  • Court: Virginia Beach General District Court
    • Charges: Assault and Battery
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed
  • Court: Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
    • Charges: Use of Obscene and Threatening Language
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed
  • Court: Isle of Wight Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
    • Charges: Domestic Assault and Battery
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed
  • Court: Hampton Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
    • Charges: Two domestic assault and battery[18.2-57.2] and two failure to appear[19.2-128]
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: All 4 charges dismissed
  • Court: Norfolk General District Court
    • Charges: Two counts of grand larceny[18.2-95]
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: dismissed
  • Court: Chesapeake juvenile and domestic relations court
    • Charges: Domestic Assault and Battery [18.2-57.2]
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: dismissed
  • Court: Virginia beach general district court
    • Charges: Reckless Driving
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: reduced to Defective equipment
  • Court: Virginia Beach general district court
    • Charges: Assault[18.2-57] and criminal trespass[18.2-119]
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: deferred finding
  • Court: Child Protective Services Hearing
    • Charges: Finding of sexual abuse level 1
    • Trial: APPEAL
    • Result: Finding changed after appeal to "Unfounded"
  • Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court
    • Charges: Reckless driving [46.2-868]
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: reduced to speeding 9 mph over speed limit
  • Court: Chesapeake Traffic court
    • Charges: FAILURE to maintain control/Reckless Driving [46.2-853]
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Dismissed after trial
  • Court: Virginia beach juvenile and domestic relations court
    • Charges: domestic assault and battery-18.2-57.2
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Nolle processed
  • Court: Federal District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    • Charges: Larceny of Government Property-18 U.S.C. 641
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: dismissed
  • Court: Hampton Circuit Court
    • Charges: DUI-18.2-266 and Refusal-18.2-268.2
    • Appeal: Judge
    • Result: Convicted of Reckless Driving.
  • Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court
    • Charges: Expungement Hearing
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: Expungement that had previously denied agreed upon by commonwealth and granted by Judge
  • Court: Virginia Beach general district Court
    • Charges: ASAP non-compliance/capias
    • Trial: Judge
    • Result: reinitiated into ASAP/ASAP Non-compliance dismissed

***DISCLAIMER***

Case results are for historical reference only.  Each case is a unique set of facts and circumstances.  Past results are no guarantee of future outcomes.