Case Results

  • Murder and Firearm Convictions
    Murder and firearm convictions, and 43-year prison sentence, reversed by the Virginia Supreme Court, after the Court agreed that the police had violated the defendant’s Fifth Amendment right to silence during his interrogation.
  • Client Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault
    Client found not guilty of sexual assault after a two-day jury trial in state court, where the prosecutor refused to offer a plea deal to a lesser offense, and where a conviction for sexual assault would likely have resulted in the client’s deportation.
  • DUI Charge
    Successfully negotiated a plea deal for client’s DUI charge to be reduced to a simple traffic infraction upon the client’s successful completion of a period of probation.
  • DUI Charge
    Client found not guilty of DUI (2 nd offense within 5 years) after a trial in General District Court.
  • Reckless Driving
    Client received an all-suspended sentence (no active jail time) after having been convicted, in Circuit Court, of Reckless Driving for going 136 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone in a sports car.
  • Bank Robbery Charge
    Bank robbery charge dismissed in state court upon successful argument that there was no probable cause that the client had assisted a family member in the alleged robbery.
  • Protective Order Case
    Protective order case brought against two clients by a neighbor dismissed after a trial in General District Court, and the court awarded both clients their full attorney’s fees.
  • Conspiracy to Bribe a Public Official in Federal Court
    Client, who was convicted of conspiracy to bribe a public official in federal court, sentenced to only six months of home confinement despite sentencing guidelines recommending a sentence of five years in prison.
  • Contested Motion for Compassionate Release
    Contested motion for compassionate release granted in federal court for an elderly client, with underlying health conditions, who was serving a 30-month prison sentence for a non-violent drug offense.
  • Acquitted of Serious Felonies (Abduction and Strangulation)
    Client avoided potential prison sentence after being acquitted of serious felonies (abduction and strangulation) after a five-day jury trial in state court which involved complex medical evidence. Client ultimately found guilty of only a misdemeanor offense, and received a time-served sentence.