P: 757-961-3311

F: 757-707-9422

1 Columbus Center, Ste. 600 Virginia Beach VA 23462

NOT GUILTY ROBBERY, USE OF A FIREARM, GRAND LARCENY 

AFTER JURY TRIAL

Our client was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and felony credit card theft.  The stakes were high with our client facing state sentencing guidelines recommending a low end punishment of more than 9 years in prison.  We were humbled that our client placed his faith in us and exercised his right to a jury trial.  It was a big risk because if he was found guilty as charged, he faced a minimum sentence of 9 years in prison and up to life incarceration.  After a hard fought trial, we were thrilled when the jury returned not guilty verdicts to all felony charges and instead convicted him of only one misdemeanor.  

COMMONWEALTH V. G.C.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY ROBBERY, USE OF A FIREARM, WEARING A MASK AFTER JURY TRIAL

Our client was charged with robbing a convenience store at gunpoint.  Two store clerks identified him from photo lineups. We worked with an eyewitness testimony expert who was able to identify serious flaws with the identification procedure.  We took the case to a jury trial.  It was 11 to 1 for a not guilty verdict and a mistrial was declared.  Our client was released on bond that day.  He rejected numerous offers and the prosecution eventually dropped all charges before a second trial.  

COMMONWEALTH V. A.D.

FELONY JURY TRIAL 

ROBBERY, ABDUCTION REDUCED TO LESSER CHARGES WITH TIME SERVED AFTER JURY TRIAL

Our client was accused of attacking a young woman, dragging her behind a building, and robbing her.  We were confident that our client had been misidentified.  We took the case to a jury trial. We demonstrated that the woman had failed to describe several unique characteristics of our client in her initial description to police.  At the end of trial the jury was deadlocked and a mistrial was declared.  Our client was released on bond the same day.  The prosecution made an offer for a reduced charge involving no jail time and no probation.  It was too good to refuse.  Our client was thrilled.  

COMMONWEALTH V. T.W.

FELONY JURY TRIAL 

NOT GUILTY TWO COUNTS ROBBERY AFTER TRIAL. FOUND GUILTY TWO MISDEMEANORS WITH TIME SERVED

Our client was charged with two counts of robbery and use of a firearm.  The victims were robbed at gunpoint outside a mall and our client was accused of being the getaway driver.  We took the case to trial and successfully argued that our client didn't know in advance that the co-defendant was going to commit a robbery and panicked when he saw what was happening.  Both robberies were reduced to misdemeanors and our client was released from jail. 

COMMONWEALTH V. D.D.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

ROBBERY, ATTEMPT MURDER, USE OF FIREARM ALL DROPPED PRIOR TO TRIAL

Our client was accused of shooting and robbing a man at a rap concert. The victim identified our client as the man who shot him.  We conducted our own 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

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

ROBBERY AND USE OF A FIREARM DROPPED AFTER MOTION HEARING

Our client seemed doomed.  He was charged with a gunpoint robbery.  The prosecution had a DNA match from a hat that been ripped off the head of the perpetrator.  We didn't give up. We worked with our own DNA expert and sent the hat back for a second analysis comparing the DNA recovered from the hat to a a different man who we believed was the true perpetrator.  It turned out that the other man's DNA was also in the hat.  The prosecution promptly dropped all charges and our client walked out of jail that day.  

COMMONWEALTH V. S.L.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

ROBBERY, ABDUCTION, USE OF FIREARM, BURGLARY ALL DROPPED AFTER MOTIONS HEARING

Our client was accused of a violent gunpoint home invasion. There was a laundry list of serious charges including abduction, robbery, and multiple counts of use of a firearm. We became aware that a photo lineup had never been conducted with the victim. After the victim refused to participate in a photo lineup with us, we asked the court to order a photo lineup. The prosecution ultimately acknowledged that the victim could not identify our client and all of the charges were dropped. 

COMMONWEALTH V. B.S.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING