Tag Archives: Dismissals

A Dougherty county case involving Armed Robbery was dismissed after we obtained proof the Defendant did not commit the crime

After an armed robbery was committed in which the victim was murdered, the police went to talk to someone in the jail that they believed had information about the case. After giving him the impression that if he gave them some names, they would let him go home, he gave them the Defendant’s name. The police then arrested the Defendant. When we talked with the accuser, we discovered that he only gave them the Defendant’s name because he did not like the Defendant and thought by giving the police the Defendant’s name, he would get a free pass home. When he did not get to go home, he was willing to tell the truth about making up the name. After we got a sworn affidavit to all of this, we set a hearing to put it in front of the judge. When it came out that the original story that the Defendant was involved was a lie, the DA dismissed the case.

A Dougherty county case involving Battery was dismissed after the alleged victim refused to testify

The Defendant and his girlfriend got into an argument which became physical. She called the police and said he attacked her. When the police arrived they decided to believe her, even though both said the other was the aggressor. Our investigation revealed that the evidence was more supportive of the Defendant’s version than her version and prepared the case for trial. The victim decided she did not want to be crossed examined by us on the stand and refused to cooperate further with the state. Without any witness willing to testify against the Defendant, the state dismissed the case.

A Dougherty county case involving Obstruction was dismissed after we began investigating the case

The police were called to investigate possible marijuana use in a college dorm. The police knocked on the door and a male answered the door. The police could smell the odor of marijuana and the male admitted he was smoking and gave consent to search his room. The police noticed the bathroom door was closed and knocked on the door demanding the individuals inside come out. The Defendant refused at first to come out and so the police arrested her for obstruction. Since you have no duty to open the door for a warrantless search, we felt confident we would win at trial. After we contacted the police and let them know we were on the case, they took no further action in the case. After two years elapsed, the statute of limitations ran and the case is precluded from being prosecuted further.

A Dougherty county case involving Aggravated Sodomy was dismissed after we began investigating the case

A Dougherty county case involving Aggravated Sodomy was dismissed after we began investigating the case. The client was arrested for allegedly molesting his younger sister. After we entered an appearance and began investigating the case, the state dismissed the Superior Court felony case (where he faced up to life in prison) and transferred it down to Juvenile Court, where he would be dealt with as a child.

A Crisp county case involving Forgery was dismissed after we won a mistrial

The Defendant had been a victim in an internet check writing scam but the police and DA decided to prosecute her in order to collect the lost money for the bank. The case was previously taken to trial and we won a mistrial. The DA initially refused to drop the case and continued to prosecute the case. It was placed on a new trial calendar at a later date. Meanwhile, we contacted the jurors who advised us that the vote at the previous trial was 10 to acquit and 2 for conviction. We were advised by various jurors that the 2 holdouts for a conviction were just being unreasonable and not listening to the evidence. Therefore, we were confident we could win an acquittal at the next trial. When we appeared at the calendar call, we announced that since the previous vote was 10 to 2 for acquittal, we were more than ready for a second trial. The DA’s office, which was apparently unaware of the actual vote at the prior trial, subsequently dismissed the case without a trial.

A Tift county case involving Elder Abuse was dismissed after we showed the DA someone else committed the crime

A Tift county case involving Elder Abuse was dismissed after we showed the DA someone else committed the crime. The client was arrested after it was discovered that a phone had been purchased using personal information of an elder person under the client’s care. After investigating the case it became clear that the client’s sister had gained access to that information and purchased the phone for her own use. When this information was provided to the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the case, it was dismissed.