P: 757-961-3311

F: 757-707-9422

1 Columbus Center, Ste. 600 Virginia Beach VA 23462

NOT GUILTY BURGLARY, LARCENY, CONSPIRACY 

AFTER TRIAL

Our client sat in jail for almost 5 months before he called us. A plea agreement that called for a felony conviction and sentencing guidelines recommending years in prison had been offered to him.  He was confused and desperate. We reviewed bodycam footage and quickly determined that he had a valid defense to both felony charges. After a hard fought trial, the judge agreed with our analysis and dismissed all charges other than a misdemeanor trespassing. Instead of years in prison, our client walked out of jail the same day.  

COMMONWEALTH V. G.C.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

FELONY EMBEZZLEMENT DROPPED BEFORE TRIAL

Our client was accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from her employer.  We investigated the case and discovered that the employer made an insurance claim on the supposed theft that paid out $25,000.  We did more digging and discovered that the employer had a felony fraud record under a different name!  In the end, the prosecutor agreed that this was likely insurance fraud with our client being falsely accused to cover up the crime. 

COMMONWEALTH V. A.A.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY FELONY OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENSES AFTER TRIAL

Our client was charged with felony obtaining money by false pretenses.  He deposited a fake check for over five thousand dollars into his bank account. The bank erroneously honored the check and gave our client five thousand dollars in cash. We took the case to trial and successfully argued that our client was the true victim of receiving a check that he didn't realize was fake.  The charge was dismissed and our client avoided a felony conviction and possible jail time. 

COMMONWEALTH V. P.P.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

GRAND LARCENY AND CREDIT CARD THEFT CHARGES DROPPED BEFORE TRIAL

Our client was accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase items at a motorcycle shop.  The clerk claimed that she could identify our client.  We conducted a lineup after the preliminary hearing and she selected somebody other than our client. With the identification crumbling, the prosecution agreed to drop all charges.  

COMMONWEALTH V. B.C.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY GRAND LARCENY AND CONSPIRACY AFTER 3 DAY BENCH TRIAL

 Our client was accused of stealing extremely long and heavy extension cords from a construction site where he had previously worked. A co-defendant in the case had another lawyer and pled guilty and accepted felony convictions and jail time.  We took the case to trial.  We used surveillance video to successfully demonstrate that our client could not have possibly taken the cords which weighed several hundred pounds.  The trial  stretched over three days and the judge required legal briefs but in the end it was worth it because all charges were dismissed.   

COMMONWEALTH V. O.C.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY GRAND LARCENY AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Our client was accused of stealing expensive electronic equipment from a neighbor.  We tracked down a police officer who was able to testify that the neighbor had made prior false accusations against our client. After hearing the officer's testimony, the court quickly dismissed the charge and our client walked away a free man.  

COMMONWEALTH V. R.S.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY GRAND LARCENY AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Our client was accused of felony theft of lighting equipment outside of a business.  The stakes were high because the outcome had major implications on his pending contested custody case.  During our preparation for trial, we took photos of the business and established that they regularly left lighting equipment in the area of their dumpsters.  At trial we successfully argued that our client reasonably believed that the lighting equipment was abandoned property and the charge was dismissed.  

COMMONWEALTH V. C.W.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL 

NOT GUILTY GRAND LARCENY AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Our client was charged with felony theft from a department store.  The store's loss prevention officer claimed that he could identify our client as the woman who had exited the store with over $500 worth of merchandise.  We conducted our own photo lineup with the loss prevention officer who selected a woman who was not our client. We took the case to trial, presented the evidence of the false identification, and the charge was dismissed.  

COMMONWEALTH V. S.W.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL 

NOT GUILTY ROBBERY AND GRAND LARCENY AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Our client was charged with stealing a car and committing a strong arm robbery.  Two different witnesses including a police officer identified him.  We didn't give up.  We took the case to trial and convinced the judge that the identifications were unreliable because no lineups were ever conducted and no forensics linked our client to the scene.  All of the felonies were dismissed and our client walked away with no jail time.  

COMMONWEALTH V. S.K.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL