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.
Client was charged with Domestic Assault in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action after allegedly attacking his wife with a knife. We consulted with a psychiatric expert and were able to persuade the State that the incident was caused by an adverse reaction to sleeping medication. Morover, our client was an immigrant on a visa and even a minor misdemeanor conviction could result in deportation. We were able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the case pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement which allowed our client to avoid a guilty plea and possible deportation.
Client was charged with stealing over $750 for allegedly stealing numerous items from her employer. At the preliminary hearing, Attorney Brian Cooke forced the detective to admit he couldn’t recall any details about the stolen items and couldn’t say for certain what the items were worth. As a result, the judge found no probable cause at the preliminary hearing and the case was dismissed.
A Jefferson County man was charged with Tampering 1st Degree after allegedly driving a stolen motor vehicle. We presented evidence to the prosecutor that our client was at work, that someone else had used his identity, and that the police officer had failed to book or obtain any identification from the suspect at the time of the arrest.
Our client was charged with a felony assault after allegedly entering another inmate’s cell, locking the cell door, and attacking him resulting in hospitalization. We were able to persuade the prosecutor that the other inmate started the fight by calling our client out, that the other inmate exaggerated his injuries so he could take a “field trip” to the hospital and seek pain pills, and that our client had defensive wounds, indicative of self-defense. As a result, the prosecution reduced the charge to a misdemeanor and gave our client credit for time he had already served in jail.