Case Results

    DUI

    January, 13 2017

    People v. J.E. (California - Western Sierra Mountain Region)


    Two years ago, J.E. ate mushrooms and then got into a motor vehicle collision with a vehicle that had three occupants. He was charged with three counts of felony driving under the influence causing substantial bodily injury. In plea negotiations, we were able to get two counts dropped.

    At sentencing, over the prosecutor's objection, our firm got him placed into house arrest rather than prison. Furthermore, the victims made a demand for $120k in restitution. Our firm has been battling that demand for a year now with now three hearing on the matter. The victims are represented by Laub & Laub.

    Recently, at the contested restitution hearing, we were able to get the court to strike the vast majority of the victims' claimed damages on a variety of different grounds. As a result, their restitution claim was reduced from $120k to $4k.

    Drug Crime

    April, 22 2016

    Charge Reduced

    Poss. Of Marijuana; Poss. Paraphernalia; Speeding


    The case was reduced to a speeding ticket.

    DUI

    April, 11 2016

    Charged with DUI


    The case was reduced to reckless.

    DUI

    April, 6 2016

    Charged with DUI


    The case was reduced to reckless.

    Drug Crime

    March, 16 2016

    Poss. of Marijuana


    The case was dismissed.

    Criminal Defense

    January, 1 2014

    First Degree Murder – Federal Court

    Reduction of Charges

    United States v. Draper, United States District Court of Nevada, 3:12-cr-00004-RCJ-VPC. Successfully defended client against first and second degree murder charges in a week-long jury trial in which approximately 25 witness testified for the Government, including multiple experts; client was ultimately convicted of voluntary manslaughter and companion use of a firearm; affirmed on appeal)

    Criminal Defense

    December, 1 2013

    Aggravated Sexual Assault – Federal Court

    Reduction of Charges

    United States v. Decker, United States District Court of Nevada, 3:13-cr-00053-HDM-WGC (Dec. 2013) (served as lead counsel in an aggravated sexual abuse case in federal court; jury acquitted client of aggravated sexual abuse, but convicted him of an attempt; prevailed on a motion to suppress client’s conviction to federal agents and successfully excluded prior bad acts; affirmed on appeal)

    Criminal Defense

    Assault with a Deadly Weapon – State Court

    Reduction of Charges

    Nevada v. Ward, Tonopah Township Justice Court, Case No. 14CR-0105-5k (successfully defended client following his arrest for felony assault with a deadly weapon; client ultimately convicted of misdemeanor disturbing the peace – no jail time)

    Personal Injury

    Car Accident


    Pregnant client recovered a sizable award after suffering injuries to the neck and back along with head trauma (concussion).

    Criminal Defense

    Felony Battery by Strangulation – State Court

    Case Dismissed

    Nevada v. Aguilar-Martinez, Second Judicial District Court of Nevada, CR15-0130 (successfully defended client against felony battery by strangulation charge; case dismissed)

    Drug Crime

    Narcotics Trafficking – State Court

    Case Dismissed

    Nevada v. Kosub, Second Judicial District Court of Nevada, CR14-1890 (successfully defended client against felony charges of possession of a stolen firearm, trafficking, and narcotics possession; prevailed on motions to suppress and compel; case dismissed)

    Criminal Defense

    Temporary Protection Order – State Court


    Hester v. Jack, Elko County Justice Court, Case No. 14 PO 01095 4E (represented a client in a petition to dissolve a temporary protection order filed against him by the Justice of the Peace for Jackpot Township – order dissolved)

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