Tag Archives: Dismissals

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 county Murder case dismissed after we filed a Demand for Speedy Trial

The Defendant was arrested along with others for the murder of an individual that was shooting at them. After investigating the case it was determined that he shot in self-defense after the “victim” and his friends began shooting at the Defendant and his friends. Since it is not a crime to defend yourself, we argued that the Defendant was actually the victim and the decedent was the perpetrator. Realizing the state could not disprove our claim of self-defense, we filed a Demand for Speedy Trial and the court immediately placed the case on the docket. With insufficient evidence to proceed and the case being forced to trial, the state moved to dismiss the case. After 2 days of hearings where we had to prove to the court that the case should be dismissed against our client, the court finally granted the state’s request to dismiss all charges against the Defendant and 2 of his co-defendants. Five more co-defendants remain in the case and are awaiting trial.

A Sumter county case involving Possession of Contraband by Inmate was dismissed after we Investigated the Case

The Defendant was arrested for possession marijuana while an inmate in prison. After 4 years of nothing happening in his case, the Defendant hired us. We investigated the case and discovered that the prison’s administrative disciplinary procedures against the Defendant had been dismissed back in 2013, but the reason for the dismissal had been accidentally deleted from the form provided to the State and us. When we pointed this out to the DA, along with the fact that the Defendant spent another 2 years in prison after his arrest date without incident and had been on parole since then without any problems, the DA dismissed the case.