Worth Possession of Drugs case dismissed after we pushed for it

Defendant was arrested for possession of drugs. After a prolonged period of time elapsed (in part due to COVID-19) without any further events, we talked with the DA about how a co-defendant had admitted the drugs were his, the Defendant had changed her life for the better, and she had not gotten in any trouble in years. The DA agreed the facts warranted giving her a second chance and dismissed the case.

Dougherty drugs case dismissed after we refused to plea

The Defendant was arrested for various possession of drugs with intent to distribute charges after she caught a ride with someone who had drugs in his car. We began preparing the case for trial and refused to enter a plea. Eventually, the driver pled and admitted the drugs were his. The state chose not to prosecute any further and dismissed the case.

Dougherty drugs case dismissed after we objected to the case being dead-docketed

The Defendant was arrested for possessing various drugs with intent to distribute. We began preparing the case for trial and refused to enter a plea. We felt we had a good chance of winning at trial. When the DA tried to dead-docket the case, a procedure we oppose, we filed an objection to the attempt. At a hearing, we prevented the case from being placed on the dead docket, which forced the DA to either take the case to trial or dismiss it. Eventually, the DA dismissed the case.

Dougherty Drugs case dismissed after we showed an equal access defense

A group of men were traveling in a car. The car was pulled over and drugs were found. All of the occupants were arrested. Although several plea offers were made, we declined to accept them and insisted on a trial. Because the drugs were specifically found in relation to one of the other occupants, we believed we would win at trial since the state could not show the Defendant was even aware of the existence of the drugs. After several years, the state finally agreed and dismissed the case.

Worth defendant charged with Sexual Battery acquitted after 2 day trial

The Defendant was charged with sexual battery for allegedly groping a waitress at a restaurant. At trial, the Defendant testified that although he did touch the waitress on her leg, he did not grope her. We argued to the jury that he believed that he had her consent to touch her on the leg based on years of friendly interaction and banter at the restaurant. We used frame by frame display of the security camera from the restaurant to show the jury that after he placed his hand on the back of her knee, she took two steps towards him and then leaned up against him with her arm across his back. We argued that kind of behavior would cause anyone to believe it was alright to touch her on her leg and then got the court to instruct the jury that if someone does an act under the mistaken belief that they had permission to do so, it is not a crime. At the conclusion of the trial, it only took the jury less than 30 minutes to find the Defendant Not Guilty!