March 6, 2019
No jail and reduced restitution.
Client charged with hitting and killing a pedestrian in a crosswalk with vehicle at night. After approximately a year and a half of litigation, case resolved with client serving NO jail time. Restitution claim was similarly fought and decreased by $12,000. A very happy client in a horrible accident.
December 21, 2018
Case dismissed – victim setup exposed.
Client accused of attempting to run over a family member of an ex during custody fight. Massive collateral consequences in custody issue in family court. Criminal risk = 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2,500 fine plus surcharge, $20,000 restitution request for medical bills. Deep investigation including accident reconstruction, family court custody case research, adversarial witness interviews, site visits, recording analysis, police interviews. Interviews of police impeached victim and witness credibility and aggression issues, non-existent injuries per first responders, inconsistent injuries compared to accident reconstruction, past history of dishonesty in court proceedings. Day of trial, interview police again and convinced prosecution that their case was unjust and would lose. Over objection of irate victim, prosecution dismissed the case. Very proud of this outcome.
October 9, 2018
Case dropped two DUI levels from Super Extreme (blood alcohol above .20) down to 1st time DUI (impaired to the slightest degree).
Identified weaknesses in State’s investigation and trial issues that would be problematic for prosecution. Prosecution agrees to drop the DUI two levels from a DUI of above blood alcohol above .20 to a DUI impaired to the slightest degree. Client saved significantly on fines, home detention, jail, and ignition interlock requirements.
August 30, 2018
Restitution against client lowered by $12,000.
Contested hearing on family losses based on death of family member by traffic violation. Reduced restitution award against defendant by $12,000.
July 31, 2018
Investigation showed question as to police legitimacy of stop of client. Successful negotiations result in dismissal of case. Client risk = 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2,500 fine plus surcharges, driver’s license consequences.
July 11, 2018
Criminal charges dropped to civil traffic violations.
Client charged with criminal aggressive driving and criminal speeding. Law enforcement alleged client taking freeway curve at 110 mph. Utilized client’s vehicle data and law enforcement vehicle data to demonstrate that law enforcement version of events was untrue and physically impossible. Criminal charges dropped in lieu of two traffic violations (civil offenses). Data and physics for the win!
July 9, 2018
Super Extreme DUI dropped to Extreme DUI.
Utilized issues with laboratory errors and error rates to go from super extreme DUI to extreme DUI. Client saved extra jail days, higher fines, and 6 months extra of ignition interlock device.
June 30, 2018
Extreme DUI dropped to regular first time DUI.
Utilized mitigation regarding client’s military service and laboratory error rates to successfully drop charge of extreme DUI down to regular first time DUI.
April 17, 2018
mandatory minimum in prison of 8 months versus risk of over 10 years prison via extensive mitigation.
Client charged with 2 separate felony Aggravated DUI cases. Client had 2 prior DUI convictions before these cases. Client risk = over a decade in prison.
Utilized background investigation and mitigation to explain client’s lengthy history of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse to the prosecutor. Truly one of the most horrific life stories I have encountered in my legal career. Primary goal was to humanize my client to the prosecutor.
Result = Mandatory minimum for each case comprising 8 months prison, instead of over 10 years total.
March 16, 2018
Client involved in auto accident and brakes stopped working. Returned to crash site, but was cited for criminal charge of leaving the scene. Potential conviction would have drastic life effects. Listened to client’s version of events, reviewed corroborating materials, noted error in prosecution’s file, requested dismissal right then from prosecution. Case dismissed. Client more relieved than I have seen in a while. The absolute reason I do what I do.
March 14, 2018
Felony Aggravated DUI reduced to misdemeanor.
Client accused of actual physical control with a blood alcohol concentration above .20. Conducted in-depth investigation of witnesses, evidence, video footage. Presented extensive client mitigation and weaknesses in State’s case to the prosecution. Risk of initial charges = up to 3.75 years prison, 10 years probation, almost $5000 in mandatory fines and assessments, driver’s license revocation, alcohol counseling, ignition interlock requirement. Result after presenting client’s case strengths and issues to prosecution = misdemeanor DUI requiring only 3 weekends of jail and misdemeanor fines and penalties. Fantastic and rare result.
February 23, 2018
DUI charges dropped to lesser reckless driving charge with no jail.
Client charged with 2 counts DUI in a tough court. Prosecutions in this particular jurisdiction tend to be harsh along with the plea offers. Utilized expert witness to analyze the body camera footage and stumped the arresting officer in defense interview with him literally saying “I don’t know how to answer that question” as it related to discovering evidence that showed my client was not impaired. Took 3 swings at the prosecution and got DUI charges dropped in favor of a lesser reckless driving charge that required no jail, as opposed to DUI charges. A solid win and a happy client.
January 18, 2018
Client faced up to 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2500 fine + surcharges, driver’s license penalties, risks in collateral criminal case. Day of trial, case dismissed.
January 16, 2018
Driver’s License Suspension for DUI – voided.
Arizona Department of Transportation suspension of driver’s license based on DUI arrest. Suspension voided at MVD hearing.
October 24, 2017
Criminal charge dismissed and client only has civil traffic infractions. Gets to keep clean criminal record.
Client charged with criminal hit and run, causing damage to parked vehicle. Shrewd negotiation allowed criminal charge to be dismissed, and client walked away with 2 civil infractions. Client keeps clean criminal record. A nice victory.
October 21, 2017
Case dismissed. Super Extreme DUI, BAC +.20.
Super extreme DUI case involving extreme police misconduct. In-depth investigation results in complete case dismissal.
October 20, 2017
Case dismissed, DUI x3.
Client accused of extreme DUI (BAC +.15). Filed motion to dismiss case based on failure of prosecution to diligently prosecute. Case dismissed.
October 17, 2017
Client charged with multiple counts of DUI. BAC = .10. Client risks = 6 months jail, 5 years probation, $2500 fine plus surcharges, mandatory $1000 in assessments, driver’s license suspension, ignition interlock requirement, alcohol counseling. Case dismissed.
October 13, 2017
Client risk on both charges: 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2500 fine plus surcharges, further suspension of driver’s license. Case dismissed.
October 6, 2017
One year suspension voided.
Client alleged to have refused chemical test upon arrest. Challenged suspension and won. One year driver license suspension voided.
September 7, 2017
Ready for trial, State dismissed day of trial. Client faced up to 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2500 fine plus surcharge.
August 18, 2017
acquitted on count of criminal speeding at trial.
Client charged with several criminal charges, including criminal speed with allegation of driving up to 90 mph through business district. Charge of criminal speed resulted in not-guilty verdict at trial. Challenged police officer’s ability to accurate pace client’s vehicle and his basis of knowledge regarding the calibration of his own vehicle’s speedometer.
August 1, 2017
criminal charge dismissed and civil traffic violation results in all fines waived and no driver’s license suspension.
Client with no criminal history and no motor vehicle department history charged with knowingly displaying fictitious registration tags from another vehicle. Risk = 4 months jail, 2 years probation, $750 fine plus surcharges. Showed prosecution that the charge was missing a key element of intent. Client able to plead responsible to a civil traffic violation of no proof of insurance, criminal charge dismissed, all fines waived, no license suspension. Happy client who continues to have a completely clean record.
July 8, 2017
Not guilty on all charges at trial.
Client accused of trying to run into person’s vehicle, getting out of his own vehicle, throwing tire iron at person’s vehicle while in traffic, and causing paint / dent damage to vehicle. Trial held. Impeached alleged victim on his racial bias and motivations to fabricate, as well as logistical problems with his account. Result = full acquittal on all charges.
June 8, 2017
Risk = 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2500 fine plus surcharges, further suspension of license. Case dismissed by prosecution on day of trial.
June 7, 2017
DUI dropped to reckless driving. No jail.
Client charged with DUI. Police perform field sobriety tests and portable breath test shows .104 BAC. Discovered problems with investigative techniques, field sobriety tests, and blood draw. Utilized significant weaknesses from the investigation to get prosecution to drop DUI down to reckless driving, a lower-level misdemeanor. Client does no jail (as opposed to mandatory jail for a DUI), pays minimal fine, has no requirements to get ignition interlock installed or high-risk auto insurance. A solid outcome on a case with potentially huge consequences.
May 26, 2017
DUI charges dismissed.
Client charged with drug and alcohol DUI charges. Admission to use of medications and drinks, admission to impairment. Pointed out issues with laboratory results on drugs and alcohol, informed prosecution I would like dismissal of charges. Prosecutor agreed.
May 26, 2017
Not Guilty verdict.
Client charged with failure to provide driver’s license and several civil citations. Conviction would have immigration consequences. Suspected that police were fishing for undocumented individuals and profiled my client. Conducted suppression hearing and submitted case to the judge for trial based on suppression testimony. Verdict: not guilty. The look on the prosecutor’s face was priceless! (And I had asked nicely for him to dismiss it beforehand. He should have listened.)
May 23, 2017
DUI charges dropped to reckless driving misdemeanor. All jail suspended, significantly reduced fines, no DUI conviction on client’s record.
Client on police camera driving wrong way down a divided street. Client admits on camera that he is impaired. Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .146, almost twice the legal limit. Reviewed all evidence and police videos. Discovered right to counsel issue for leverage. Analyzed and found potential contamination argument in laboratory’s results. Utilized extensive mitigation of client’s life achievements despite adversities in communications with prosecution. Result = DUI charges dropped to a reckless driving charge. No DUI conviction for a young person just starting out, significantly reduced fines, all jail time suspended. A good win.
April 12, 2017
criminal driving on suspended license dropped to civil non-moving traffic violation. No points, no criminal conviction, $50 fine.
Client charged with class 1 misdemeanor driving while suspended. Max penalty = up to 6 months jail, $2500 fine, 3 years probation, further suspension of license. Charge dropped to a civil non-moving traffic violation, fine of $50, no points, no criminal conviction. Client still has a clean criminal record.
March 27, 2017
Client charged with street racing, faced up to 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2500 fine plus surcharge, driver’s license suspension. Police told client that they saw him racing from their stationary position, on foot, in an intersection, with Client’s car coming in their direction in a single traffic lane and could tell he was racing by the noise the car made. Client said no deals (rightfully so), so the prosecution added a charge of criminal speeding. Got my investigator and my vehicular expert witness ready and set for trial. No police reports, no cooperation on interviews from the police. Two days prior to trial, state dismisses (and so they should have).
March 16, 2017
probation with 30 days jail out-of-state.
Client charged with two counts of felony aggravated DUI. Client had prior felony conviction. Risks for client if convicted at trial = up to 3.75 years prison, presumptive of 2.5 years. Conducted a retest of the blood sample and received a favorable measurement. Interview of police officer yielded beneficial statements that weakened the state’s case. Developed and utilized extensive mitigation showing that client’s mistakes were long behind him and that he had changed his life since the event. Typical plea offer on cases with similar facts without an attorney putting in the work are usually a prison term in the Department of Corrections or a probation plea with up to a year of jail as a condition. A beneficial plea offer from the prosecution in such a case is to offer probation with 4 months jail. Result = 30 days jail plus probation. Client saved years of incarceration by hiring the right attorney.
March 3, 2017
Case Dismissed. Prosecutor acknowledges my assertion of zero evidence for the charge.
Client charged with possessing a suspended or cancelled driver’s license. Risk = up to 4 months jail, $750 fine, 2 years probation. Police reports indicate no facts supporting the charge. Demonstrated lack of evidence to the prosecution. Case dismissed.
March 2, 2017
Case Dismissed with Prejudice (can never be refiled).
Client accused of hitting construction worker with her vehicle. Case was improperly charged by the police. Analysis of case showed that prosecution did not have sufficient evidence to make the factual basis of the criminal charge. Prosecution witnesses lined up in the courtroom, police and alleged victim. I engaged a strategy of silence with prosecution. The longer the prosecution thought it had a case, the better the client’s case became. Trial gets underway with all witnesses sworn in. At this point, jeopardy attaches and if charge is dismissed, it can never be refiled. Before calling its first witness, prosecutor reviews his documents and realizes he walked into the trap and that he has no case. Case dismissed with prejudice, never to be refiled. Nice win that demonstrates attention to detail resulting in a client walking away with no conviction.
November 18, 2016
DUI charges dropped, client plead no contest to reckless driving. No jail, no probation, no alcohol classes, no ignition interlock device.
Client charged with 2 counts of DUI. Blood alcohol measured at .101. Client facing mandatory jail, fines, alcohol classes, ignition interlock device. Client alleged to have driven in a two way turn lane for a mile and a half. Odor of alcohol, slurred speech, poor balance. Reviewing laboratory results, I found likely contamination. Field sobriety tests not properly conducted. Mitigation utilized in deviation request to prosecutor to significantly lower client’s charges. Result = DUI charges dropped, client pleads no contest to reckless driving. No jail, no probation, no alcohol classes, no ignition interlock device. Happy client and client’s family.
August 22, 2016
5 months prison plus 2 years probation with 100 hours community service instead of 2.25 – 7.5 years prison.
2nd Aggravated DUI. One prior felony aggravated DUI, one prior misdemeanor DUI. Case was old, but police and evidence were still around. Demonstrated significant life changes with client to the prosecution. Utilized extensive mitigation and aggressive negotiations. Client’s risk if convicted at trial was mandatory prison between 2.25 and 7.5 years prison (starting point for the judge would have been 4.5 years prison). Initial offer from prosecution = 2.5 years prison. I knew we could do better if the prosecutor heard the client’s story. Compiled extensive personal history and submitted to the prosecution. Next offer = 6 months prison plus probation. Again, went back to prosecutor. Final plea = 5 months prison plus probation with 100 hours community service. Client will be out with her family before Christmas. Successful outcome and very happy client.
June 20, 2016
$200 fine. No jail, no probation, no classes.
Client in high speed, rear-end collision. Leaves scene immediately. Police locate at home, client displays indications of intoxication. State wanted 10 days jail, alcohol counseling, term of probation. Utilized strategic pleading and emphasized client’s proactive entrance to substance abuse treatment. Result = $200 fine, no jail, no probation.
May 25, 2016
criminal driving while suspended dropped to civil traffic ticket and failures to appear dismissed. No conviction on record.
Class 1 misdemeanor criminal driving on a suspended license in 2012. Risk = up to 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2,500 + surcharge. Client had failed to appear at many court hearings over the past 4 years. Affirmed and prepared for trial. On day of trial, obtained offer from the prosecution to drop the criminal charge 3 levels down to a civil traffic infraction with small fine and all failures to appear to be dismissed. No criminal conviction and a small fine.
April 11, 2016
Bad Extreme DUI motorcycle accident. Worked on extensive mitigation. Deviation request granted by prosecution to 1st time DUI (impairment to slightest degree). Client saved a lot of jail and $$$.
Phoenix Municipal Court – Horrific single-person motorcycle accident DUI. Client left with lifelong body and brain injuries. Blood alcohol of .19 (that’s about 2 1/2 times the legal limit). Approximately 1000 pages of medical documentation. Worked very hard on this one (and client was a tremendously nice guy). Got a rare deviation to a first-time, slightest impairment DUI misdemeanor. 1 day jail. Prosecution really came in with an open mind, listened to my arguments, and agreed that he could share his story and its consequences in his life to the benefit of others. Good outcome for a good person and his family.
April 4, 2016
Client being charged with subsequent criminal violation of ignition interlock statute after a DUI conviction. Identified missing information that significantly weakened State’s case. Case dismissed.
Phoenix Municipal Court – Client charged with violating ignition interlock criminal statute requiring device in vehicle due to prior DUI conviction. Identified missing information which weakened State’s case to point of being non-winnable. Case dismissed.
April 4, 2016
Phoenix marijuana DUI case – identified jurisdiction issue and all charges dismissed.
Phoenix Municipal Court – client charged with 2 counts of drug DUI (marijuana). Risk = 6 months jail, 5 years probation, $2500 fines plus surcharge, 1 year driver’s license suspension. Identified jurisdiction issue buried deep in police reports. Case against client could not proceed. Case dismissed.
October 6, 2015
DUI jury trial – Complete acquittal with 2 independent blood tests showing BAC above .08 plus car crash.
Allegation that client was speeding, caused rear-end collision, failed field sobriety tests, police crime lab reports blood alcohol concentration of .09. Impeached alleged victim to show that he caused the accident, impeached investigating police officers to show they performed a poor investigation and were biased against my client, provided defense lab expert to testify that real BAC results could be below .08 and that client was not necessarily impaired simply because he had alcohol in his system. Risk = up to 6 months jail, 5 years probation, $2,500 fine, suspended license, SR22 insurance, mandatory ignition interlock device, collateral job consequences. Result = after 3 days of trial, jury finds client NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES.
July 17, 2015
no DUI-related MVD consequences or ignition interlock requirements. Fighting until the end pays off. Client overjoyed.
Gilbert Municipal Court – Client charged with 2 counts of DUI. BAC = .113, pulled over for driving without headlights at night. Risk = 6 months jail, 5 years probation, $2500 fine plus surcharge, suspended driver’s license, ignition interlock device, substance abuse screening and counseling. Conducted INTENSIVE investigation: reviewed body camera footage of arrest, engaged a laboratory and police investigations expert, personally viewed blood tubes, submitted request to prosecution for reduced charge plea offer (denied) but kept attacking and preparing for trial, filed numerous pretrial motions to preclude prosecution from using certain evidence (all granted), 5 days before scheduled jury trial after one final request – prosecution agrees to drop DUI charges and give client a plea offer to class 2 misdemeanor reckless driving with zero days jail and no DUI-related MVD consequences or ignition interlock requirements. Fighting until the end pays off. Client overjoyed.
December 27, 2014
1 count Aggravated DUI (undesignated – potential to become misdemeanor) with 1 day jail, all other charges dismissed. No domestic violence or assault convictions.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .090. Utilized interviews and investigation to demonstrate alleged victim bias and motive. Result = 1 count Aggravated DUI (undesignated – potential to become misdemeanor) with 1 day jail, all other charges dismissed. No domestic violence or assault convictions.
December 26, 2014
4 months prison + probation instead of 6 -15 years prison.
Client had out-of-state felony convictions. Risk = 6 – 15 years prison. Utilized tactical investigation and plea. Result = 4 months prison + probation.
November 26, 2014
No jail time, no fines, 1 year probation and community service. And, importantly, no negative immigration consequences for my client.
Risk = up to 8.75 years prison. Initiated investigation quicker than the prosecution, utilized inconsistencies in investigation and mitigation highlighting client’s lack of criminal history and strong family and work ethic. Result = class 1 misdemeanor for solicitation to possess marijuana (not for sale). No jail time, no fines, 1 year probation and community service. And, importantly, no negative immigration consequences for my client.
November 25, 2014
Client already accepted plea with another attorney, faced 1 – 3.75 years prison. Investigation into medical history and mental health, successful use of pleadings. Result = case dismissed.
November 24, 2014
2 years prison total to dispose of both cases.
Client collided with another vehicle. Risk = 4.5 – 7.5 years prison, followed by 1 – 3.75 years prison on probation violation. Investigation into client’s history of abuse and mental health issues. Result = 2 years prison total to dispose of both cases.
October 26, 2014
class 1 misdemeanor (and client was able to keep his job).
Utilized on-scene investigation and investigation into client’s history of PTSD. Result = class 1 misdemeanor (and client was able to keep his job).
October 22, 2014
plea to first-time felony, 4 months prison plus probation.
Risk = 6 – 15 years prison. Fought and won client’s release from jail, twice. Result = plea to first-time felony, 4 months prison plus probation.
October 20, 2014
8 months jail + probation.
Risk = up to 8.75 years prison. Investigation showing victim was cause of collision, successful use of mitigation. Result = 8 months jail + probation.
October 20, 2014
Not Guilty on all charges, except for one class 3 misdemeanor speed of over 85 mph on a freeway; after 4 days of in-court impeachment of lying police officer about his history of dishonesty and police discipline, multimedia demonstrations to highlight impossibility of police account, and client testifying as to the truth.
Felony Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement, misdemeanor reckless driving, misdemeanor excessive speeding (3 counts). Risk = up to 2.5 years prison on the felony count, up to 6 months jail on the misdemeanor counts. Result = Not Guilty on all charges, except for one class 3 misdemeanor speed of over 85 mph on a freeway; after 4 days of in-court impeachment of lying police officer about his history of dishonesty and police discipline, multimedia demonstrations to highlight impossibility of police account, and client testifying as to the truth. Great win.
September 26, 2014
class 1 misdemeanor.
5 prescription narcotics. Risk = up to 3.75 years prison. Tactical interview that found police officer dishonesty and multiple civilian interviews conducted. Result = class 1 misdemeanor.
September 23, 2014
8 months jail + probation
Risk = 4.5 – 7.5 years prison, followed by 1 – 3.75 years prison. Blood alcohol level above .20. Used mitigation investigation into client’s background to highlight client’s history of abuse and PTSD. Result = 8 months jail + probation
July 26, 2014
reduced to class 6 felony (with potential for designation as a misdemeanor) and a class 1 misdemeanor DUI.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .228. Investigation into client background, mitigation = reduced to class 6 felony (with potential for designation as a misdemeanor) and a class 1 misdemeanor DUI.
July 4, 2014
class 1 misdemeanor.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .132. Used witness investigation and research into client’s account of the incident including MVD and civil case research. Result = class 1 misdemeanor.
February 26, 2014
Class 1 misdemeanor, no felony convictions.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .192. Risk = up to 2 years prison. Utilized mitigation, wrote request to prosecutor based on lack of client’s criminal history and recent traumatic events. Result = Class 1 misdemeanor, no felony convictions.
October 26, 2013
$50,000 bond reduced to $800.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .196. Utilized investigation into client’s background and professional successes. Result = $50,000 bond reduced to $800.
July 26, 2013
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .302. Risk = up to 3.75 years prison. Conducted investigation into police officer misconduct. Result = case dismissed.
May 26, 2013
2 counts Aggravated DUI – mistrial.
April 26, 2013
Aggravated DUI with a prior felony- mistrial.
January 26, 2013
hung jury after effective in-court impeachment of dishonest police officer and police criminalist bias
Aggravated DUI (Blood Alcohol Concentration = .151) while on probation for a prior felony for Aggravated Assault. Risk = 4.5 – 7.5 years prison followed by 2.25 – 8.75 years prison on probation violation. Result = hung jury after effective in-court impeachment of dishonest police officer and police criminalist bias
December 26, 2012
2 counts Aggravated DUI with prior felony convictio
2 counts Aggravated DUI with prior felony conviction. Blood Alcohol Concentration = .217. Risk = 2.25 – 8.75 years prison. Effective cross-examination of dishonest police and visual presentation during closing = acquittal on all charges.
November 26, 2012
suppression of evidence and case dismissed.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .173. Risk = up to 3.75 years prison. Utilized legal research and held suppression hearing, arguing police violated client’s 5th Amendment rights. Result = suppression of evidence and case dismissed.
September 20, 2012
suppression of evidence and case dismissed.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .223. Risk = 2.25 – 7.5 years prison. Utilized legal research, motion to suppress and police witness testimony to show stop of client was unconstitutional. Result = suppression of evidence and case dismissed.
September 6, 2012
2.5 years prison on lesser charge.
Breath Alcohol Concentration = .138. Risk = prison between 7 and 21 years. Conducted accident reconstruction investigation, witness interviews, successful use of mitigating information. Result = 2.5 years prison on lesser charge.
July 2, 2012
just 1 year probation, no jail or prison time, no fines.
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .195. One car rollover accident with children. Risk = Count 1 – up to 15 years prison, Counts 2 through 4 – up to 3 years prison, Count 5 – up to 8.75 years prison. Highlighted client’s personal successes since the accident and motion related to delay in arrest. Result = just 1 year probation, no jail or prison time, no fines.
April 26, 2012
Blood Alcohol Concentration = .302. Risk = 6 – 15 years prison. Used intensive investigation, technical review, interviews, and successful motion regarding grand jury misconduct. Result = case dismissed.