Problem: Charged with Class A Misdemeanor DWI w/ BAC >0.15

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Kyle

Charged with Class A Misdemeanor DWI w/ BAC >0.15

Investigation and negotiation allow the attorney to tell Kyle’s personal story.  Prosecutor is persuaded by Kyle’s lack of criminal history and his cooperation with police.

Charge reduced to a Class B Misdemeanor making it possible to for the client to clear the charge from his record.

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Problem: On Probation and was charged with a new Assault offense

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Tiara

On Probation and was charged with a new Assault offense

Client was facing months in jail for a probation violation

The new assault case was thoroughly investigated and found to have weaknesses.  Probation was contacted and verified that the client had been a model probationer except for the new allegation.  A compromise was negotiated to extend the client’s probation and dismiss the new assault.

Client did not have her probation revoked and spend months in jail.  The assault charge was dismissed.

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Problem: Charged with Class A Misdemeanor DWI w/ BAC >0.15

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Daniel

Charged with Class A Misdemeanor DWI w/ BAC >0.15

Investigation revealed that the prosecution’s blood sample tested right at 0.15 for alcohol.  The attorney had a vial of the client’s blood sent to a different laboratory.  The new lab test resulted in a 0.13 alcohol measurement.

Charge reduced to a Class B Misdemeanor making it possible to for the client to clear the charge from his record.

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Problem: Charged with Felony Assault with a Family Violence Enhancement

JV Case

Charged with Felony Assault with a Family Violence Enhancement

Investigation revealed that the felony allegation was shaky and the alleged victim was not 100% credible.  Case was negotiated based on the acquired information.

Charge reduced to a misdemeanor.

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Problem: Charged with Felony DWI Third or More

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Peter

Charged with Felony DWI Third or More

Prosecutor’s Offer was 4 years in prison

The attorney had Peter evaluated by the Denton County DWI Treatment Court.  He was turned down for DWI Treatment Court and that resulted in the offer of 4 years in prison.  Further investigation revealed that he had been turned down for DWI Treatment Court because he was not in need intensive supervision.  Counsel acquired written proof of this and re-negotiated with the prosecutors.

Offer reduced to Probation and the client did not go to prison.

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Problem: Charged with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury and a Family Violence Enhancement

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Shawn

Charged with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury and a Family Violence Enhancement

Facing 2 to 20 years in prison

Discovery and investigation revealed that the complaining witness’ injuries did not meet the legal definition of serious bodily injury.  Further, there were facts to indicate that the complaining witness assaulted Shawn first.

Case reduced to a misdemeanor assault with no finding of family violence.  Shawn received deferred adjudication probation and can get the charge off of his record.

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Problem: Indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and a Family Violence Enhancement

DeAndre

Problem: Indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and a Family Violence Enhancement

Facing 2 to 20 years in prison

Through investigation it was learned that, what the victim reported as a deadly weapon was actually a cell phone and the complaining witness knew it.  She made a false report because she was angry.  The rest of her story quickly fell apart.

Case Dismissed

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Problem: Assault Family Violence Case on Record

Elizabeth’s Case

Problem: Assault Family Violence Case on Record

Elizabeth had lived down an old Assault probation but, the record of it was holding her back in her career.  The Attorney reviewed the old files and found that Elizabeth was eligible to have her record cleared.  The Attorney filed a Petition for Non-Disclosure and prevailed at the hearing.

Result:  Assault Record Made Non-Public and no longer shows up on background checks.

 

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Problem: Bogus Assault on Record

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Chris’ Case

Problem: Bogus Assault on Record

The assault charges were bogus.  Chris was attacked by the other guy and defended himself.  Having lost the fight, the other guy called the police, after Chris was gone, and tried to win the fight by getting Chris arrested.  The attorney quickly got the charges dropped by exposing the alleged victim’s scam but the bogus charge was still on Chris’ record.  Attorney files a petition for expunction based in false allegation.

Result Case Expunged.  The event legally never happened.

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Problem: Denton Probation Violation

Adriana’s Case

Problem: Denton Probation Violation

Offer:  120 days in jail

Adrianna was accused of failing to successfully complete her probation by violating several of her court ordered terms.  The attorney made an appointment with the Adult Probation Department to review Adrianna’s file.  The probation file revealed that the Probation Department had concerns about Adrianna’s ability to complete the probation successfully and made several recommendations of support services that she should receive.  In spite of the concern and recommendation, Adrianna never received the support services.  This was pointed out to the prosecutor.

Result:  No jail time.  Continued on probation with support services.

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