Case Results


State v. A.P. (burglary of a habitation)
Date: Apr 18, 2018
Description: Client was accused of breaking into her boyfriend’s house and assaulting him.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. H.W. (felony deadly conduct)
Date: Apr 11, 2018
Description: Client was charged with felony deadly conduct for allegedly shooting into some occupied apartments at an apartment complex.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. D.M. (aggravated assault on a family member)
Date: Apr 2, 2018
Description: Client was charged with aggravated assault on a family member for allegedly threatening to hit his wife with a hammer. Due to client’s record, he was facing 5 years – life in prison.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. A.U. (aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping)
Date: Mar 29, 2018
Description: Client was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping for allegedly helping a co-defendant hold a man at knifepoint and force him to drive to ATMs to withdraw money from his bank account.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. A.B. (driving with a suspended license)
Date: Mar 26, 2018
Description: Client was charged with driving with a suspended license on New Year’s after being found on the shoulder of the road asleep in his car.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. B.A. (assault on a family member by impeding breathing)
Date: Feb 01, 2018
Description: Client, a legal permanent resident, was accused of hitting and choking his girlfriend during an argument. Client was facing deportation if convicted. Was able to prove to the grand jury that client was defending himself and his girlfriend’s injuries were not consistent with the alleged assault she described to the police.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. D.K. (writ of habeas corpus)
Date: Dec 18, 2017
Description: Client was on deferred adjudication for state jail possession of controlled substance and accused of violating her deferred. Due to the mistake by client’s lawyer, client pled guilty and was sentenced to time in prison, not state jail. Filed a writ of habeas corpus alleging client was illegally sentenced outside of the punishment range, so her plea of guilty was invalid. The Court of Criminal Appeals granted the writ and client’s conviction was vacated.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. K.P. (aggravated assault on a family member)
Date: Dec 05, 2017
Description: Client was accused of striking his stepson with a hammer. The assault was allegedly witnessed by the stepson’s adult girlfriend. Stepson had visible injuries to his back.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. K.V. (possession of a controlled substance)
Date: Nov 02, 2017
Description: Client was pulled over by the police. A search of client’s car uncovered drugs in the driver’s side door pocket. Client was the only person in the car.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. J.J. (aggravated assault on a family member and continuous family violence)
Date: Oct 26, 2017
Description: Client was accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend and assaulting her over a period of several weeks at her home.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. R.C. (possession of a controlled substance)
Date: Oct 25, 2017
Description: Client was the front seat passenger in a car pulled over by the police. During a search of the car, police found two blue baggies filled with meth on the passenger floorboard where client had been sitting. Police found several empty blue baggies on client’s person. Client had several prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. D.A. (online solicitation of a minor)
Date: Sep 15, 2017
Description: Client was charged with online solicitation of a minor after he showed up at an apartment to allegedly have sex with an underage girl (which turned out to be an undercover officer). Was able to prove to the grand jury that the officer never clearly stated his age and that client, based on the context of the entire conversation, honestly believed he was talking with an adult.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. J.R. (aggravated kidnapping)
Date: Sep 14, 2017
Description: Client was charged with aggravated kidnapping for allegedly abducting his wife at gunpoint.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. N.C. (possession of a controlled substance)
Date: Aug 24, 2017
Description: Client was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop. Client was facing 25 years to life in prison due to his criminal history. Convinced DA that drugs belonged to another passenger in the car.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. T.D. (aggravated robbery)
Date: Aug 22, 2017
Description: Client was charged with aggravated robbery for allegedly helping another man rob a woman of her purse at gunpoint.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. E.W. (forgery)
Date: Aug 14, 2017
Description: Client was charged with forgery after police discovered that several thousand dollars worth of forged checks had been deposited into his business checking account.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. A.C. (DWI 3rd)
Date: Aug 3, 2017
Description: Client was charged with his third DWI after officer observed him weaving outside of his lane. Client failed all field sobriety tests and a blood draw revealed high levels of painkillers in his system.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. A.C. (burglary of a habitation)
Date: July 21, 2017
Description: Client was charged with burglary of a habitation for allegedly stealing a TV from a relative’s house. Client was seen by a neighbor entering the house through the backyard and later fleeing the scene in his truck.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. R.J. (assault on a family member – second offense and injury to an elderly person)
Date: July 17, 2017
Description: Client was charged with assault on a family member – second offense and injury to an elderly person for allegedly assaulting his wife and his wife’s 94 year old grandmother. Prepared a grand jury packet, highlighting evidence suggesting client’s innocence, that ultimately caused the grand jury to no bill (i.e. dismiss) both cases.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. S.W. (injury to a child)
Date: June 05, 2017
Description: Client was charged with injury to a child for allegedly assaulting a neighbor’s eleven-year-old daughter. Was able to prove that neighbor and daughter had lied to get back at client for an unrelated earlier incident.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. K.P. (assault)
Date: June 05, 2017
Description: Client, a hospital employee, was accused of assaulting a patient during a medical procedure. The State refused to dismiss the case which proceeded all the way to a jury trial. The jury came back with a “Not Guilty” verdict after only nine minutes of deliberation.

Outcome: Not Guilty


State v. Z.H. (theft of firearm)
Date: May 25, 2017
Description: Client was arrested for allegedly stealing a pistol from a man’s car outside of his house. Client was arrested a short distance from the scene with a codefendant who had the stolen pistol in his pants.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. T.A. (aggravated robbery)
Date: May 16, 2017
Description: Client was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing a juvenile at gunpoint outside of a convenience store.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. M.W. (possession of a controlled substance)
Date: May 5, 2017
Description: Client was travelling in the front passenger seat of a truck driven by a friend. The friend ran a stop sign and police pulled the car over. After smelling the odor of burnt marijuana, the police searched the car and discovered meth in a woman’s purse directly behind where client was sitting.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. T.R. (assault on a family member)
Date: Apr 24, 2017
Description: Client was charged with assault on a family member against his wife. The State refused to dismiss the case, so it was set for trial. On trial day, while the jury panel was in the hallway waiting for jury selection to begin, the state offered an anger management class + dismissal, which client accepted.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. M.P. (aggravated assault on a family member)
Date: Apr 21, 2017
Description: Client was charged with aggravated assault on a family member for hitting his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat. Was able to prove to the grand jury that client acted in self-defense.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. J.G. (assault on a family member)
Date: Apr 12, 2017
Description: Client was arrested for assault on a family member for allegedly assaulting his father at his home. Was able to prove that father, who was extremely intoxicated, attacked client, who responded in self-defense.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. S.D. (possession of a controlled substance)

Date: Apr 03, 2017
Description: Client was charged with possession of a controlled substance when meth was found during a search of a home he had been letting a friend stay in. Friend lied and said that the meth belonged to client, who was not at home at the time. Client was facing 25 years – life in prison due to his criminal history.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. J.L. (assault on a family member – 2nd offense)

Date: Mar 23, 2017
Description: Client was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, whom he had been previously convicted twice of assaulting. Client was facing 2-20 years in prison.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. D.R. (forgery)

Date: Mar 07, 2017
Description: Client was pulled over for expired registration. Search of car uncovered several counterfeit bills in client’s backpack. Client admitted to arresting officer that he knew the bills were counterfeit.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. D.T. (robbery)

Date: Mar 03, 2017
Description: Client was charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a stranger’s money and ID outside of a convenience store. Was able to prove that complainant made up the story to get back at client for a personal dispute.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. D.H. (aggravated sexual assault)

Date: Mar 03, 2017
Description: Client was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a homeless woman. The complainant had injuries and a rape kit came back positive for client’s DNA. Client told police that he had never met the woman.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. C.J. (possession of a controlled substance)

Date: Feb 10, 2017
Description: Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at an apartment complex and found client intoxicated in parking lot. Door to client’s room was open. Client was arrested for public intoxication and police received consent from hotel manager to search client’s room. Search uncovered PCP and cocaine in client’s room.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. A.C. (possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver)
Date: Feb 01, 2017
Description: Client’s suitcase was searched while on a layover at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Police found three kilos of cocaine in a hidden compartment.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. J.F. (aggravated assault)

Date: Jan 06, 2017
Description: Client was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking a man with a machete. Attack was supposedly witnessed by the victim’s son. Due to criminal history, client was facing 25 years – life in prison.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. J.L. (assault on a family member)

Date: Dec 27, 2016

Description: Client was accused of beating his girlfriend while on probation for aggravated assault. Assault was allegedly witnessed by girlfriend’s grandmother.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. S.G. (robbery)

Date: Dec 01, 2016
Description: Client was charged with robbery and facing 2-20 years in prison. Investigation uncovered a witness who police did not interview. Witness stated that what occurred between the complainant and client was not a robbery.

Outcome: Reduced to misdemeanor assault


State v. K.W. (aggravated robbery)

Date: Nov 08, 2016
Description: Client was charged with aggravated robbery for pulling a knife on two loss prevention officers after having shoplifted from a store.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. T.G. (possession of a controlled substance)

Date: Nov 02, 2016
Description: Client was stopped by police in his car. Officers found several used needles in client’s pocket and drugs inside of client’s car. Client was the sole occupant of his car.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. L.D. (intoxication assault)

Date: Nov 01, 2016

Description: Client was charged with felony intoxication assault for running over a pedestrian in her car. Pedestrian had serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital. Through investigation and negotiation, was able to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor DWI for which client received probation.

Outcome: Felony reduced to misdemeanor probation


State v. A.C. (unauthorized use of a motor vehicle)

Date: Sep 26, 2016

Description: Client took girlfriend’s car without girlfriend’s permission. Girlfriend reported the car stolen. Car was recovered several days later in client’s possession. Client was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. C.B. (failure to register as a sex offender)

Date: Sep 23, 2016
Description: Client was charged with failing to register as a sex offender after police went to the address he had on file and did not find him there. Motel owner at that address said that he had not seen the client at the motel in the past several months.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. V.N. (aggravated assault on a family member)

Date: Sep 20, 2016
Description: Client was arrested for stabbing a man. Through subsequent investigation, was able to prove client was attacked first and acted in self-defense.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. B.Z. (possession of a controlled substance)

Date: July 29, 2016
Description: While driving alone, client was pulled over for expired registration. Search of car’s glove compartment recovered a substance that field tested positive for cocaine.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. N.F. (burglary of a habitation)

Date: June 13, 2016
Description: Client was arrested for two burglary of a habitation cases and held in the Harris County Jail. Convinced DA that client was innocent. Charges were dismissed and client released from jail.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. C.S. (possession of marijuana)

Date: June 01, 2016
Description: Client was pulled over for obscured license plate. Marijuana was found during a search of the client’s car. Client, who was the only occupant of the car, admitted on video that the marijuana was his.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. J.O. (motion to adjudicate)

Date: June 01, 2016
Description: Client was on deferred adjudication for possession of marijuana. Client tested positive for marijuana during a drug test and also allegedly missed several other drug tests. State filed a motion to adjudicate the client’s case for the violations and send him to jail.

Outcome: Dismissed


State v. D.K. (credit card abuse)

Date: May 31, 2016
Description: Client was arrested attempting to buy an item at a store with a fake credit card. Client was facing 2-20 years in prison because of an earlier felony conviction. State and judge would only consider prison time due to the prior conviction. Research revealed that client had been illegally sentenced in earlier case and the conviction was therefore invalid. Presented with this evidence, State agreed to reduce the charge to a lower degree and place client on deferred adjudication, allowing client to eventually have her record sealed. Proceedings are still ongoing to vacate the earlier conviction.

Outcome: Reduced – deferred adjudication granted


State v. J.A. (assault on a family member)

Date: Apr 19, 2016
Description: Client was accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend with a broomstick. Girlfriend went to the hospital and had visible injuries. Was able to prove at jury trial that girlfriend’s injuries were self-inflicted.

Outcome: Not guilty

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