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2017

Client was arrested for DWI after crashing into a large sign in front of a church.

Result:  Client found Not Guilty after trial and has expunged the record.

Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated soon after leaving restaurant where she had dinner with friends.

Result:  Client found Not Guilty following trial and has expunged the record.

Client was arrested for felony possession of controlled substance.

Result:  The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and client received deferred adjudication.  She will be eligible to obtain an Order of Nondisclosure, sealing the record from public view.

Client was charged with possessing marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. 

Result:  Charge was reduced to a Class C charge of possession of paraphernalia and client received deferred adjudication.  Client will be eligible to expunge the record.

Client was arrested for DWI, 2nd offense. 

Result:  The charge was reduced from a Class A misdemeanor DWI 2 to a Class B misdemeanor DWI 1.  This had the effect of allowing the client to avoid having to install a Deep Lung Device on is car and avoid having to spend time in the county jail as a condition of community supervision.

Client was indicted for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon following an altercation with a roommate where a knife was used.  Aggravated assault as charged here is a second degree felony punishable by a minimum of 2 years in prison and up to 20 years in prison.

Result:  The charge was reduced to a Class A misdemeanor.  The client received deferred adjudication and he will be eligible to obtain an Order of Nondisclosure forever sealing this case from public view.

Client was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Result:  The case was dismissed and the client will be eligible to expunge the record.

Client was arrested for the charge of employing unlicensed massage therapists.

Result:  Case dismissed

Client was arrested for the felony offense of Delivery of Marijuana, having been set up by a confidential informant.  A local police agency set up a sting whereby they sent the CI to purchase marijuana from the client and audio recorded the transaction. 

Result:  Case was reduced to a misdemeanor and client received deferred adjudication.  He was able to avoid a felony and will even be able to seal the record from public view as soon as the deferral period expires.

Client was arrested for Failure to ID as a fugitive from justice.

Result:  Case was reduced to a Class C and the client will be eligible to expunge the record.

Client was arrested for placing a ficitious registration sticker on his car.

Result:  Case was reduced to a Class C and the client will be eligible to expunge the record.


2016

Client was arrested for Assault- Family Violence

Result:  Case was dismissed by state after careful negotiations that considered the client's circumstances, and client's completion of certain conditions

Client was arrested for Interfering with a 911 Emergency call.

Result: The case was reduced to a Class C disorderly conduct and the client will be eligible to expunge the record.

Client was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Criminal Trespass arising from the same incident.

Result: Both cases were reduced to Class C offenses with Deferred Adjudication. Client will be eligible to expunge both cases.


Client was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Result: Case was dismissed and client will be eligible to expunge the record of his arrest.


Client was arrested for felony Failure to Stop and Render Aid. The client was involved in a road rage incident and struck the other party while leaving the scene. Client continued to drive away and did not render assistance.

The client had no previous arrest record and was very concerned about the impact of a felony conviction on his record and his ability to vote, rent an apartment or obtain future employment

Result: After many months of advocacy and careful negotiation we were able persuade the District Attorney that the appropriate thing to do in this case was a misdemeanor.


DWI 2nd offense reduced to first offense and client was thereby able to avoid jail time and the installation of a deep lung device in his car.

Client was arrested for DWI over .15. The state did not file formal charges against the client for nearly a year and a half. Based on this delay I filed a Motion to Dismiss for violation of speedy trial rights.

Result: Case dismissed. Client is now eligible to expunge the record.


Client was arrested for criminal mischief and theft in different incidents.

Result: One case was dismissed and one case was reduced to a Class C with deferred adjudication. Client will be eligible to expunge both cases.


Client was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance

Result: Case was dismissed and client will be eligible to expunge record.



2015

My client was fired from his job at a national corporation and arrested by Agents of the U.S. Department of State for alleged fraud in connection with the procurement of H1B visas for foreign nationals seeking employment in the Unites States.

The client was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for the visa fraud charge as well as a federal charge of lying to the agents investigating my client's case. During the course of representing my client, it became clear that the Government also believed that it could prove a federal money laundering case against my client as well. For over a year, I developed the case for my client and ultimately persuaded the United States to dismiss the indictments against him, and to refrain from filing a charge of money laundering.

Result: In exchange, the client was given a misdemeanor charge. The client was able to avoid a career ruining federal felony and a lengthy prison sentence. Though having the case pending was a hardship and him and his family, the result was very satisfactory in terms of the client's ability to continue his career and not have his life ruined.


My client is a law enforcement officer with a lengthy and unblemished career. In the context of a divorce proceeding, he engaged in some conduct that led to a felony investigation against him. The felony investigation led to the District Attorney's decision to present a case against him to the Grand Jury for indictment. I was convinced that my client should not be indicted for anything. I did not believe his conduct constituted a crime. In that regard, I prepared a Grand Jury packet with legal arguments and exhibits in an effort to persuade the Grand Jury that no crime was committed.

Result: The Grand Jury refused to indict my client. He was able to continue his law enforcement career.


Client was arrested for breaking into a home after she was identified by an eyewitness as the person who broke open the door to the home. Based my investigation into the facts, I set the case for trial

Result: Client was found not guilty by a jury following trial.


Client was arrested for the offense of Second Degree Felony Injury to the Elderly. After investigating the facts and interviewing all of the witnesses and relatives, I believed that my client would benefit by the presentation of materials to the Grand Jury that was considering whether or not to indict her. We presented material to the Grand Jury to show that this event, while unfortunate, was a terrible accident.

Result: The Grand Jury decided not to indict my client for a felony offense that could have subjected year to potentially years in prison.


Client was arrested for Prohibited Weapons. After reviewing the evidence I filed a Motion to Suppress. The Motion was Granted and the client will be eligible to expunge his record of the arrest.

Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Upon reviewing the mobile in car dashboard police camera, I believed that the police officer's decision to stop my client's car may not have been supported by reasonable suspicion. At the ALR hearing, I argued that point to the judge.

Result: The judge agreed and denied the Department of Public Safety's petition to suspend my client's driver license. She will keep her license.

In multiple case this years, I have been able to achieve numerous dismissals and charge reductions, including many cases in which felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.



2014

Client was arrested for Assault- Family Violence. During my investigation into the facts, I came to believe that that the client should exercise his right to a trial. We set the matter for a trial before the court.

Result: The client was found Not Guilty and will be eligible to expunge the record. A guilty finding would have subjected him to numerous harsh consequences, including a lifetime ban on possessing firearms.


Client was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. After meeting with the client and his wife, I determined that the client had a valid defense to the charge. Since the client retained me before the case was submitted to the Grand Jury for possible Indictment, I prepared and submitted paperwork to the Grand Jury requesting that they not Indict the client. This is what is known as a "No Bill."

Result: The Grand Jury returned a No Bill, thus effectively closing the case against my client without charge.

Client was arrested for Class A misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, when a controlled substance was found on his person by the police.

Result: The case was reduced to a Class C paraphernalia and client was given a brief deferred. He will be eligible to completely expunge the record.


Client was arrested for Felony Evading with a Motor Vehicle. After setting the matter for trial, the case was reduced to Class A misdemeanor Evading. Client will be eligible to seal the record. Also, by avoiding the Felony conviction, the client was able to avoid a one year driver's license suspension.

Client was arrested and later indicted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, a Second Degree felony. Prior to trial, the case was dismissed by prosecutors, and later refiled as a Class B misdemeanor. Ultimately, the charge was lowered to Disorderly Conduct.

Client was arrested for Class A misdemeanor Assault- Family violence. The case was reduced to a Class C and the client received 90 days of deferred adjudication. The client will be eligible to Expunge the case from his record.

Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated on the Dallas North Tollway, following a 911 call concerning his driving. Client submitted to a blood test and the alcohol concentration was alleged to be greater than .15.

Result: Client was found not guilty.


Client was arrested for Theft. Believing that the State would have a difficult time proving the case, the matter was set for trial.

Result: Client was found not guilty by judge after trial. Client was arrested for Assault- Family Violence. Case reduced to Class C and the client was granted deferred adjudication. This means that no finding of guilt will be made, the case will be dismissed and client will be eligible to Expunge the record.


Client was arrested for Interfering with an Emergency Phone Call. The charge was reduced to a Class C Disorderly Conduct and client was granted deferred adjudication. Client will be able to expunge the record.

Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated following a one car rollover accident. As part of my investigation into the facts, it became clear to me that the client suffered from Type II diabetes. Upon obtaining the client's medical records from the jail, they showed that the client may have been hypoglycemic. We hired an expert to review the records, she concluded that the hypoglycemia impacted the way the client appeared on the night of his arrest, and testified to that in court during trial.

Result: The client was found not guilty.


Client was arrested for Assault- Family violence.

Result: Case dismissed by the District Attorney's office.


ALR: Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, and submitted to a blood test. In discovery, the Department of Public Safety disclosed the laboratory report it intended to use as evidence of my client's alleged blood alcohol concentration at the Administrative License Revocation hearing. I noticed a flaw in the way that the alcohol concentration was stated. The Judge agreed and would not rely on the lab report as evidence.

Result: The Court would not allow the Department of Public Safety to suspend the client's license.


My client was on felony deferred community supervision (probation). The client was accused in court in writing of violating the terms of community supervision, and the District Attorney would only offer prison time as a plea bargain offer. Instead, we set the matter for a "plea of not true" and fought the accusations in court.

Result: The Court did not send the client to jail, but instead allowed the client to continue on deferred supervision


The client was arrested for Class B theft while on felony probation.

Result: The case was reduced to Class C theft and client granted a brief deferred. The client will have her case dismissed and will be eligible to expunge the record.



2013

Client was arrested for Theft of a cell phone stemming from a dispute with his girlfriend. Our investigation led us to conclude that while the conduct was less than ideal, it was not a crime. Because the prosecutor refused to dismiss the case, the client elected to try the case to a jury.

Result: The client was found not guilty by a jury.


Client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after he was stopped for a traffic violation, and the police officer observed some indication that the client was intoxicated. After reviewing the evidence the matter was set for trial. At trial, the strategy involved highlighting the incomplete police investigation prior to making the decision to arrest.

Result: Client was found Not Guilty after trial.


Client was on probation for a first degree drug offense, when his probation officer filed a Motion to Revoke his probation. The client was facing 5-99 years or life in the penitentiary if the Court found that he violated his community supervision. Believing this outcome was unjust under the facts and circumstances of this case, we determinedly resisted Motion to Revoke over a period of three months.

Result: The District Attorney's Office withdrew the Motion to Revoke and the client was released from jail and placed back on supervision. He will now be able to be discharged from supervision shortly.


Client was arrested for Class B Theft from Wal Mart. During our investigation into the matter, we learned a great deal about the client and were able to present that information to the District Attorney's Office.

Result: Case was reduced to a Class C offense and client was granted deferred adjudication. Client will have case dismissed upon successful completion of the deferred and will be eligible to Expunge the record after the limitations period expires.


Client was arrested for Criminal Trespass at a local hotel at the request of hotel management. The client was the paying guest of the hotel, and the room in which she was sleeping was her room which was booked in her name.

Result: Case was dismissed.


Client was arrested for Assault-Family Violence. Case was set for trial after defense review of the evidence and the facts.

Result: State dismissed case after the matter was set for trial.


Client was arrested for Assault on a Public Servant, a third degree Felony. Client faced a felony and was looking at a loss of the client's professional license. After investigation, I prepared materials for presentation to the Grand Jury and asked them to Indict for a misdemeanor only.

Result: The Grand Jury recognized the issues and extenuating circumstances and Indicted for a misdemeanor offense only.


Client arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after someone called police to report a person asleep at the wheel of a car in a public place. A search of the car yielded an alleged controlled subtance.

Result: Not guilty verdict.


Client was arrested for theft of an iphone, a Class B misdemeanor with punishment of up to 180 days jail and a $2,000 fine.

Result: At the pre trial conference, the state reduced the charge to a Class C offense, punishable by a fine only. Client received deferred adjudication, which will result in a dismissal of the case and the client will be eligible to expunge the record when the statute of limitations runs.


Client charged with resisting arrest when police sought to arrest him for theft. Resisting arrest is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,00 fine.

Result: Case reduced a a Class C, the lowest level offense in Texas, punishable by a fine only.


Client was previously placed on probation (community supervision) for a Burglary. Client was accused of violation terms of his community supervision and was facing a lengthy term in the Texas Department of Corrections.

Result: On the day of the hearing of the matter, the District Attorney's office withdrew the allegation, the client was placed back on community supervision, and did not go to prison.



2012

Client was investigated for Injury to a Child by the police. A case was presented to the Grand Jury for consideration of whether client would be indicted for the first degree felony level Injury to a Child. The injury to the child was not insignificant, but my client was innocent. I prepared what is known as a Grand Jury packet demonstrating that the client did not commit a crime.

Result: Thankfully, the client was not indicted by the Grand Jury.


Client was arrested for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. I set the matter for jury trial as I did not believe the state could prove the case as charged.

Result: The case was dismissed by the District Attorney's Office on the day of trial.


Client was charged with Assault- Family Violence. The case was set for jury trial.

Result: On the morning of trial, the District Attorney's Office offered to reduce the charge to a Class C ( the lowest level offense in our state) and give the client a deferred, which will result in the dismissal of the case and make the client eligible to expunge the record.


Client was arrested for Interfering with a 911 call.

Result: Case dismissed by District Attorney's Office.


Client was arrested for a felony assault family violence case against his wife that allegedly occurred during a discussion. After investigating the facts of the case and my client's background I prepared a Grand Jury packet for the Grand Jury to consider.

Result: The Grand Jury did not indict the client and issued a No Bill. This action effectively brings the case to a close.


Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and forced to submit a blood sample when the police obtained a search warrant. The search warrant affidavit was improper and therefore I asked the judge to exclude the blood test from evidence. The Court agreed and excluded the blood test. With the blood test excluded I recommended that the client try the case.

Result: Client was found not guilty following a jury trial


Client was arrested for a Third Degree felony assault- family violence case. After interviewing the witnesses I prepared a presentation for the Grand Jury.

Result: The Grand Jury did not indict the client and returned a No Bill.


Client was arrested for the felony offense of Money Laundering. After investigating the facts, I did not believe that the alleged conduct constituted Money Laundering. After explaining my position and preparing a written explanation of the law to the District Attorney's office for the Grand Jury, the District Attorney's office refused the case and did not present it to the Grand Jury.

Result: The client was not indicted for the arrested offense of Money Laundering, and the case is effectively brought to a close.


Client was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, a federal crime carrying a "mandatory minimum" of ten years in prison and up to a Life sentence. While the indictment was pending, the client followed our advice as we continued to position the client for the best possible outcome. We hoped to avoid the harsh consequences of the so called mandatory minimum.

Result: Three years of probation with no jail time, a rare sentence in Federal District Court.


Client was arrested for assault- family violence. After reviewing all the evidence, the case was set for trial.

Result: The District Attorney's office agreed to reduce the charge to a Class C at the pretrial conference. The client will be eligible to seek expunction of the record.


Client arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and required to submit a blood sample when the arresting officer obtained a search warrant for blood. I filed a Motion to Suppress, contending that the officer's affidavit in support of the search warrant did not have sufficient facts to establish probable cause for the issuance of the warrant.

Result: The Court agreed, granted the Motion and ordered that the results of the clients blood alcohol analysis be excluded from evidence.


Client arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and submitted to alcohol concentration of .14, nearly twice the legal limit. Case reduced to a lesser charge after the matter was set for trial. Client avoided driver's license suspension, surcharges, and a DWI conviction.

Client arrested for Assault -family violence, a Class A misdemeanor. At the pretrial conference the state reduced the charge to a Class C offense and the client was given a 90 day deferred. The client will be eligible to expunge the record.

ALR- Client consented to a blood draw, the results of which indicated a blood alcohol concentration above the .08 limit. The Department of Public Safety Sought to suspend the client's driver's license in the ALR process. At hearing, I contended that the evidence did not establish the qualifications of the person who drew the blood in violation of the statute. The Court agreed and denied the Department's petition to suspend the driver's license.

Client was charged with Interference with a 911 Emergency Call.

Result: Client was found Not Guilty by jury following trial.


Client was indicted by a Collin County Grand Jury for the felony offense of Tampering with a Governmental Record. After reviewing the evidence, I believed that the client made incriminating statements that were central to the state's ability to prove this case. I also felt that the statements were collected in a way that did not comply with the law. After explaining my position to the prosecutor, the case was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Result: The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and the client avoided a felony conviction and its consequences.



2011

Client was indicted for two counts of First Degree felony assault on a Public Servant for behavior displayed while police attempted to stop the client's car.

Result: Client was found not guilty following a trial before the court.


ALR - Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. At the Administrative License Revocation case (ALR), the attorney for the state sought to admit into evidence the client's blood test. I argued that the result was not admissible because the affidavit of the person who drew the blood did not establish her qualifications to draw the blood under Texas Transportation Code 724.017. The result, the Judge agreed and refused to admit the results. The client will not have his license suspended.

ALR - Client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. At the ALR hearing, the attorney for the state admitted the police report. The report, however, did not adequately explain the officer's reason for stopping the client's car. The result was that the judge did not find the evidence sufficient and refused to authorize the Department of Public Safety to suspend the client's license.

Client was indicted for Robbery for events occurring in Plano. Case was set for jury trial. Result Case was reduced to a misdemeanor theft and client agreed to time ALReady served.

Client was arrested for felony level marijuana possession.

Result:Case was reduced to misdemeanor and client received deferred adjudication.


Client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after the client drove their car through the doors of a gas station. Hospital records indicated the presence of a controlled substance in the client's system.

Result: The client was found Not Guilty following a jury trial.


Client was arrested for theft of services for failing to pay for a cab ride.

Result: Case dismissed by District Attorney's Office.


ALR The Attorneys for the Department of Public Safety overlooked something in their paperwork and failed to provide the necessary evidence at the hearing.

Result: The Court agreed that the essential proof was missing and refused to allow the Department to suspend my client's license.


Client arrested for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana when the police found it in his glove box following a stop of his car.

Result: The case was reduced to a Class C possession of paraphernalia. The client received a 90 day deferred and then the case will be dismissed. The entire record will be expunction eligible in two years.


Client, a single mother, was arrested for Aggravated Assault for an event allegedly involving a knife. I prepared what is known as a Grand Jury packet for the Grand Jury to consider.

Result: The Grand Jury declined to indict the client. This decision effectively brings the case to an end.


Client was arrested for Assault- Family Violence, a Class A misdemeanor after a violent fight with her husband.

Result: The case was reduced to a Class C- offensive contact with No family violence finding, and client was given a brief deferred adjudication. Client will be eligible to expunge the record after the running of the statute of limitations.


Client was arrested for Class B theft, and had previously been convicted of theft.

Result: Case was reduced to a Class C, and client received a brief deferred adjudication. Client will be eligible to expunge the record when the statute of limitations runs.


Client was arrested for the Class B misdemeanor offense of Criminal Mischief.

Result: Case was reduced to a Class C and client was granted deferred which means that the client will be eligible to expunge the record.


Client was arrested for possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.

Result: Case was reduced to a Class C and client was given a brief deferred. Client will be eligible to expunge the record.


Client was charged with assault. Client was a hospital employee accused of assaulting an elderly hospital patient in the patient's hospital bed.

Result: Client was cleared of this false accusation and found not guilty by a jury.


Federal: Client was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy to Harbor or Transport Illegal Aliens.

Result: After careful investigation, the matter was scheduled for trial. The Goverment dismissed the Indicment.