Not Guilty Verdict – Sexual Assault
A Fremont County District Court returned a not guilty verdict on all counts of sexual assault on a child after a five-day trial, saving the client from a possible life sentence to the Department of Corrections.
Case Dismissed – Felony Drug Case
In a felony drug case where the client was facing a mandatory prison sentence if convicted, An order from a Pueblo District Court judge was obtained agreeing that the arresting officer violated the client’s fourth amendment right to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure. The judge threw out all evidence against the client and dismissed the case.
Not-Guilty – 18 Felony Counts
In the case of the People v. Jim Bishop, a Custer County jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all 18 counts, including fifteen felony charges. Jim Bishop is famously known as “The Castle Builder” for his lifelong project, Bishop’s Castle, outside of Rye, Colorado.
Not-Guilty – Sexual Assault
A Pueblo jury found the client not guilty of sexual assault. What made this case unusual was that DNA linked our client to the sex act.
Not-Guilty – DUI Jury Trial
A Chaffee County jury returning a verdict of not guilty on all counts in a DUI case. What made this case unique is that we were this client’s fourth attorney and the only ones willing to go to trial.
Case Dismissed – Child Abuse
Successfully defended a substitute teacher accused in Pueblo County Court of child abuse for allegedly assaulting a student. A motion was filed to dismiss on the grounds that our client had immunity under Colorado law from prosecution and that he used reasonable and appropriate force.
After an extensive evidentiary hearing, including extensive testimony from school district personnel, the court granted the motion and dismissed the case.
Not-Guilty – Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act – All Counts
I successfully defended a Fremont County bar owner when a jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts. The client was charged with a violation of the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act for allegedly permitting a customer to smoke in her bar.
Lifetime Supervision Terminated – Sexual Offender
Successfully petitioned the Pueblo District Court to terminate lifetime supervision of a sex offender client.
Not Guilty – Domestic Violence
A Fremont County jury finding our client not guilty on all counts in a domestic violence case.
Not Guilty – Child Abuse Resulting in Injury – Jury Trial
A Pueblo jury returned a verdict of not guilty where the client, a licensed day-care provider, was charged with one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, with the alleged victim being one of her day-care children.
Not Guilty – First Degree Murder
A Pueblo jury found the client not guilty of first degree murder, and guilty of a lesser included count of second degree murder, thereby avoiding a mandatory life sentence (without parole).
Case Dismissed – Sexual Assault
A Pueblo District Court judge found that there was no probable cause to believe the client had committed sexual assault on a child (mandatory lifetime supervision if convicted), and dismissed the case against him.