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Case Results 2017
Client was charged with domestic violence for allegedly hitting her spouse. The client retained Attorney Justin Shepherd. Attorney Shepherd reviewed the case and explained to the prosecutor that the client acted in self-defense after she was attacked. The prosecutor agreed dropped the case on the morning of trial. December 21, 2017
Client was charged with a domestic violence offense. Attorney Shepherd made a motion to dismiss prior to trial as the State was missing a crucial witness. The Court granted Attorney Shepherd's motion and dismissed the case. September 25, 2017
Client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Prior to trial the client retained Attorney Justin Shepherd. Attorney Shepherd was able to speak with the prosecutor and convince the prosecutor to DROP the DWI case completely. August 23, 2017
Client was charged with Transportation of Marijuana. The client retained Attorney Justin Shepherd. Attorney Shepherd filed a Motion to Suppress, or keep out, the evidence based on illegal motor vehicle stop. Specifically, the motor vehicle stop was predicated upon information provided by an informant whose reliability and basis of knowledge were not properly corroborated prior to the seizure. The State DROPPED the charge. August 4, 2017
Transportation of Alcohol
Client was charged with Transportation of Alcohol by a person under age 21. The client retained Attorney Justin Shepherd. Attorney Shepherd spoke with the prosecutor and was able to achieve a result whereby the matter was DISMISSED. July 23, 2017
Possession with Intent
Client was indicted by a Grand Jury for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana (excess of 5 pounds). A confidential informant claimed that marijuana was being stored in the basement of a local residence. The police executed a search warrant and discovered a "bunker" inside the residence containing a large quantity of marijuana. The defendant retained Attorney Shepherd. Attorney Shepherd spoke with the prosecutor and pointed out several issues with the State's case, namely the defendant's lack of connection to the property and thus lack of knowledge about the nature of the ongoing drug operation. The prosecutor agreed and DROPPED the case completely. July 18, 2017
Client was charged with knowingly soliciting a prostitute. The client retained Attorney Justin Shepherd. Attorney Shepherd negotiated a result whereby the case was simply continued for a period of time to be dismissed on "good behavior". The client was extremely relieved to avoid any type of career-ending conviction. July 14, 2017
Possession of Marijuana
Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana. Attorney Shepherd spoke with the prosecutor and pointed out several legal issues pertaining to the motor vehicle stop. The State DROPPED the case shortly thereafter. June 27, 2017
Second Degree Assault
Client was charged with Second Degree Assault for allegedly strangling his former girlfriend. Attorney Shepherd spoke with the prosecutor and the matter was subsequently DISMISSED as the evidence did not substantiate the felony allegation. June 26, 2017
Client was charged with the misdemeanor offense of Shoplifting. Attorney Shepherd was able to achieve a result whereby the case was dismissed. The client was extremely happy to avoid any type of conviction. Moreover, the client is now eligible to have the matter expunged. June 13, 2017
Transportation of Marijuana
The client pulled his car to the side of the road to use his cell phone. The local police officer pulled behind the client, turned on his blue lights and walked up to the driver's side window. The Officer smelled marijuana and subsequently obtained consent to search the vehicle. The officer located the marijuana in the center console and the client was arrested. Attorney Shepherd spoke with the prosecutor and pointed out the search and seizure issues. The prosecutor agreed to completely drop the case. May 18, 2017
Possession of Marijuana
Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana following a traffic stop. The client retained Attorney Justin Shepherd. Attorney Shepherd spoke with the prosecutor and convinced the prosecutor to Dismiss the case. The client was extremely happy as they avoided any license loss or criminal conviction. March 13, 2017
DWI - Dismissed
Client was stopped for going through a stop sign at the end of a convenient store parking lot. The legality of the stop sign remains in question.
Officer followed client's car for one mile and then stopped client. He did not observe very many clues that would have suggested Client was an impaired driver.
Client was polite. Officer believed he smelled alcohol and marijuana. Client had an impaired passenger in her car. Client did not appear intoxicated - only a little nervous.
Client was asked to perform field sobriety tests. She was arrested and charged with some hybrid theory of impairment by drugs and/or alcohol.
Attorney Osborne was retained. Attorney Osborne drive the alleged driving route multiple times and concluded that had Client truly been impaired as she drove down a very curvy road - the officer would have seen many more driving errors than he reported.
Attorney Osborne reported this information to prosecutor. Prosecutor said "who cares?"
Case went to trial. After Attorney Osborne cross-examined the arresting officer on the road conditions the Judge dismissed the DWI charge against client.
DWI - Not Guilty
Client's car drifted over dotted white line as he travelled near a series of toll booths.
Officer stopped car. Officer smelled alcohol coming from Client. Client admitted to drinking a few beers.
Officer asked Client to perform field sobriety tests. Client took tests. He did reasonably well for a middle-aged, overweight man. Nonetheless, he was arrested and charged with DWI.
He hired Attorney Osborne. Attorney Osborne read the police reports. Attorney Osborne spoke with prosecutor and suggested that even if the arrest could be justified, there was insufficient evidence to prove intoxication/impairment beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Attorney Osborne suggested the case be resolved as a lesser charge such as. Reckless Driving.
The prosecutor said no.
Case went to trial. Attorney Osborne questioned officer about many aspects of case. Client was found Not Guilty by the judge. January 17, 2017
False Report to Police
Client was charged with making a false report to police. Officers responded to a residence in response to a disturbance. The police arrived on scene and immediately noticed a female run into the woods. The officers asked the client for the identity of the female. The client was alleged to have falsely represented the name of the female subject. The client was charged with misdemeanor offenses of False Report to Law Enforcement and Hindering Apprehension. Prior to trial Attorney Shepherd was able to convince the State to simply dismiss the cases after a period of good behavior. The client was extremely happy to avoid any type of criminal conviction and associated penalties. January 5, 2017
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