A Cooper county man was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and felony driving while suspended after a gun was found in his vehicle. Client had multiple felony priors. During discovery, we uncovered that the police had left a passenger unattended in the vehicle as they questioned our client. Our client had also initially been combative with police but subsequently consented to a search–both factors calling into question whether or not he actially knew the gun was in the car. As a result of negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to get the gun case dismissed.
Client charged with Murder 2nd degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon after allegedly shooting a man multiple times during an altercation at a gas station. Client was a prior and persistent offender and faced up to life in prison. As a result of plea negotiations, we were able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the murder charge to voluntary manslaughter and dismiss the armed criminal action charge. As a result, our client received 20 years will be eligible for parole after ten years instead of facing life in prison.
Client was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Felony Assault after allegedly pistol whipping and robbing the alleged victim, who later identified our client in a photo lineup. During our investigation, we uncovered that the police suggested our client as the perpetrator and showed the victim a photo of our client before conducting the lineup. The police further attempted to conceal this by ommiting it from their report entirely. After we filed a motion to suppress identification, the prosecutor dismissed the case. As a result, our client gets his life back instead of facing 8 to 18 years in prison.
A St. Louis County woman was charged with Domestic Assault Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during an argument. Client faced a mandatory prison sentence if convicted. As a result of lengthy plea negotiations, Attorney Brian Cooke was able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the domestic assault charge and dismiss the armed criminal action charge. As a result, our client is home on probation instead of prison.
Client accused of felony resisiting after allegedly leading officers on a highspeed chase through St. Louis City. After preliminary hearing, the judge found the evidence was insufficient to identify the defendant as the driver of the vehicle.
Client with two prior DWI convictions was charged with DWI after failing to maintain a lane, admitting to drinking, failing field sobriety tests, and refusing a breath test. As a result of lengthy negotiations, we were able persuade the prosecutor to ammend the charge to careless and imprudent driving with a small fine.
A St. Louis County man was charged with DWI after allegedly being found passed out in his car at the drive through lane and blowing twice the legal limit on a breath test. At the administrative hearing, we were able to show that officers failed to conduct a proper 15 minute observation period. As a result, our client is able to avoid license suspension and will have clean driving record.
Client was arrested for DWI after allegedly failing all field sobriety tests, vomiting, and admitting to drinking. At the department of revenue hearing, we were able to show that the arresting officer forced the client to perform the field sobriety tests in freezing cold weather while she was wearing a mini-skirt and six inch heels. Furthermore, we were able to show that the officer did not conduct a proper check of the client’s mouth prior to administering the breath test. As a result the breath test was deemed inadmissable and the client’s driving privileges were restored.
A St. Louis man was charged with Domestic Assault Third Degree after allegedly choking his girlfriend during an argument. At the deposition were able to show that the complaining witness lied about her injuries, lied to the police, and lied to the prosecutor. As a result, the prosecutor dismissed the case on the eve of trial.
A Franklin County man was charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action for allegedly robbing a drug dealer at gunpoint. He was also charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance for an unrelated arrest. Based on issues with the credibility of the witnesses, we were able to persuade the prosecutor to give him probation on reduced charges and dismiss the distribution charge altogether.