P: 757-961-3311

F: 757-707-9422

1 Columbus Center, Ste. 600 Virginia Beach VA 23462

MURDER AND USE OF FIREARM IN THE COMMISSION OF FELONY BOTH DROPPED

Our client was charged with murder after a shooting outside of a bar. It didn't look good for him because two witnesses identified him as the shooter. Fortunately for him, we have extensive experience with eyewitness misdentification. We worked with an eyewitness testimony expert and pored over hours of surveillance footage to successfully prove that our client was not the shooter. All charges were dropped without a trial and our client avoided the possibility of 45 years in prison. 

COMMONWEALTH V. K.C.

FELONY JURY TRIAL

NOT GUILTY MURDER, FOUND GUILTY OF LESSER CHARGE OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AFTER JURY TRIAL

Our client was accused of stabbing a man to death during a fight outside a restaurant.  Video surveillance showed that it was our client who had been attacked first.  We took the case to a jury trial and argued that our client had lawfully defended himself. After three days of fighting for our client, the jury found him not guilty of murder and instead convicted him of manslaughter.  

COMMONWEALTH V. T.H.

FELONY JURY TRIAL

NOT GUILTY MURDER, GUILTY OF LESSER OFFENSE OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AFTER JURY TRIAL

Our client was charged with murder after an altercation at the Virginia Beach oceanfront turned deadly.  We were convinced that our client had acted in self-defense after another large group of men assaulted him.  We took the case to a jury trial.  After four days of a hard fought trial, our client was found not guilty of murder and was instead convicted of involuntary manslaughter.  

COMMONWEALTH V. E.D.

FELONY JURY TRIAL

ATTEMPT MURDER, ROBBERY, USE OF A FIREARM IN COMMISSION OF FELONY ALL DROPPED PRIOR TO TRIAL

Our client was accused of shooting and robbing a man at a concert. The victim identified our client as the man who shot him out of a photo lineup. We conducted our own independent photo lineup with the victim who could not pick out our client.  The victim subsequently admitted to the prosecution that he could not be sure that the assailant was our client and all charges were dropped.  Instead of the possibility of life in prison, our client walked out of jail on the same day.  

COMMONWEALTH V. G.D.

FELONY JURY TRIAL

ALL CHARGED DROPPED PRIOR TO TRIAL

ATTEMPT MURDER, ROBBERY, USE OF FIREARM IN COMMISSION OF FELONY ALL DROPPED

Our client faced a mandatory one year in jail. Even worse he was here on a green card and faced likely deportation.  He was desperate.  He had been in the U.S. for over a decade and had a wife and children who were American citizens.  Despite our best efforts, the prosecution refused to work with us to reduce the charges.  We took the case to trial and after fighting tirelessly we were able to convince the judge to find him guilty of disorderly conduct and to give him a sentence that would not effect his immigration status.  

COMMONWEALTH V. A.L.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

MURDER CHARGE REDUCED TO VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

This was a brutal case.  Our client was charged with murder under the theory that he beat an infant to death.  Given the facts of the case, he faced the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison. We worked extensively with a pediatric forensic pathologist who helped us to establish that the infant had serious preexisting medical issues that likely played a role in his death.  Our relentless fight for our client paid off and resulted in him being convicted of a reduced charge. Instead of the possibility of life in prison, he is already back out with his family.   

COMMONWEALTH V. J.M.

FELONY PLEA AGREEMENT AND ARGUMENT