Worth county Reckless Conduct case dismissed after we demanded trial

The Defendant was involved in an ongoing family feud over land rights. When he engaged in some target practice on his property, opposing family members called the police and claimed he was shooting in their direction. He was arrested for reckless conduct. We pointed out to the state that the video alleged to show the crime in fact showed nothing. In addition, we lined up various witnesses to testify at trial and insisted on a trial rather than any type of plea. The state dismissed the case.

Early DUI and Possession of Marijuana case dismissed after we went to trial

The Defendant was arrested after the police stopped him at a roadblock. The police claimed they could smell the odor of marijuana and arrested him for DUI drugs. During the search, they found marijuana on the Defendant and arrested him for that as well. At trial, the state called its first witness who could not remember the case off the top of his head so he read from the report. We objected and prevented him from reading the report. The state then tried to tender the dash cam video, but the officer was not the one that recorded the video on to a DVD and had not viewed it so we again objected and prevented them from being able to play the video. With no officer testimony and no evidence to explain what happened, the state decided to dismiss the case in the middle of trial.

Mitchell County Disorderly Conduct case dismissed after we filed a Speedy Trial Demand

The Defendant was arrested after getting into a fight. Our investigation made us confident we could win at trial since the Defendant was merely defending herself against an attack by the other girl. Therefore, we filed a Demand for Speedy Trial insisting on a quick trial to exonerate the Defendant. The state failed to bring the case to trial in a timely manner, so we filed a Motion to Dismiss which was granted by the court.

Dougherty Armed Robbery defendant acquitted after 3 day trial

The Defendant was charged along with two other individuals with robbing a man at gunpoint outside of a local bank. One defendant had already gone to trial and was convicted. At this trial, the victim, suddenly and unexpectedly, for the first time identified the Defendant as the one who took the money at gunpoint. He stated the other two were never left the getaway car. We countered with an alibi witness who placed the Defendant at his house at the time of the robbery. We also presented a rebuttal witness to prove the victim lied when he claimed he did not know the Defendant. At the conclusion of the trial, it only took the jury about 15 minutes to find the Defendant Not Guilty!

Turner county defendant accused of Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute acquitted after 2 day trial

The police saw the Defendant who had an active warrant and gave chase after he ran on foot. After they caught the Defendant, they retraced his steps and found a bag of marijuana near where he had been. No officer saw him touch the marijuana nor make any movements which would indicate he was hiding marijuana. He was just near where it was found. The Defendant was arrested and charged with possessing the drugs with the intent to distribute them. At trial, we pointed out all the discrepancies between the officer’s statements and said there was no evidence he possessed the drugs. The entire case rested on the state wanting the jury to assume the drugs were his and assumptions are not enough. The jury agreed and acquitted him after deliberating for less than 20 minutes.