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State v. S.L.

CHARGES: Indecent Exposure
DATE: 2020
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Undercover sting operation that wrongfully arrested my client presuming that he was doing something wrong at a local park. The officers did not properly preserve their evidence in order to show what they alleged my client had done.

Dismissed
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State v. E.R.

CHARGES: Indecency by contract
DATE: 2019
JURISDICTION: Fort Bend

Undercover sting operation that wrongfully arrested my client presuming that he was doing something wrong at a local park. The officers did not properly preserve their evidence in order to show what they alleged my client had done.

Dismissed
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State v. HP

CHARGES: Online Solicitation of a Minor
DATE: 2017
JURISDICTION: Montgomery

Officers conducting an online sting deliberately changed their “age” after the defendant revealed he was legally of age to contact them. Luckily, we had a reasonable prosecutor willing to listen to our side of this case.

Dismissed
CASE:

State v. HP

CHARGES: Online Solicitation of a Minor
DATE: 2017
JURISDICTION: Montgomery

Officers conducting an online sting deliberately changed their “age” after the defendant revealed he was legally of age to contact them. Luckily, we had a reasonable prosecutor willing to listen to our side of this case.

Dismissed
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State v. RG

CHARGES: Online Solicitation of a Minor
DATE: 2017
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Client showed that he really did not know that he was going to meet an underage girl. We were able to show that he did not have the critical element of the crime, which is “intent”.

Dismissed
CASE:

State v. PR

CHARGES: Possession of Child Pornography
DATE: 2017
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Interesting investigation where the police surprisingly DID NOT interview everyone in the house or living on the premises that had access to the computers or the home network. The people that we found out did have access and were never interviewed had a surprising amount of computers, cell phones, and hard drives in their possession.

Dismissed
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State v. AH

CHARGES: Sexual Assault
DATE: 2015
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Detective called my client based on false allegations from a woman that told her boyfriend my client took advantage of her when the boyfriend found out about her meeting up with my client. Boyfriend called the police. Detective repeatedly called for a statement from my client. We showed the officer that the woman’s story was false based on our text messages, phone calls, social media, and pending theft charges against this woman.

Conviction Overturned
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State v. DC

CHARGES: Online Solicitation of a Minor
DATE: 2014
JURISDICTION: Montgomery

We filed a writ to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and won on a 5-4 decision. The Court agreed with us that after the law was found unconstitutional, it applied to everyone that had been convicted whether they had taken the case to trial or pled guilty.

No Bill
CASE:

State v. K.B.

CHARGES: Improper Relationship Between Teacher and Student
DATE: 2013
JURISDICTION: Montgomery

No-bill by Grand Jury

Dismissed
CASE:

State v. K.L.

CHARGES: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
DATE: 2013
JURISDICTION: Harris County

We showed the prosecution that there was an oversight and that the client had been working off shore when they visited his house despite the fact that his mother stated that he rarely came to the house.

Dismissed
CASE:

State v. M.F.

CHARGES: Prostitution (Misdemeanor)
DATE: July 2010
JURISDICTION: Harris County

We proved that the police “busted the wrong guy” and that our client had a language barrier with an undercover cop and that our client had no intention of inappropriate behavior with the undercover cop.

No Bill
CASE:

State v. E.R.

CHARGES: Sexual Assault
DATE: July 2010
JURISDICTION:

Evidence presented to the Grand Jury showed that our client was not guilty and had not done anything inappropriate to the person that was accusing him of sexual assault.

Dismissed
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State v. J.P

CHARGES: Indecent Exposure
DATE: June 2010
JURISDICTION: Harris County

The police were overzealous in their attempts to set up an undercover sting and arrested my client for something he did not do.

Dismissed
CASE:

Stave v. R.A.

CHARGES: 2 Felony Counts of Sexual Assault of a Child
DATE: September 2009
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Two counts were dismissed the day of trial. Our investigation showed serious flaws in the state’s case. District Attorney attempted to reduce charge, but we refused due to inadequate evidence.

Dismissed
CASE:

State v. P.W

CHARGES: Felony Sexual Assault of a Child
DATE: September 2009
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Case dismissed the week before trial. Our investigation showed there were serious flaws with the State’s evidence against our client.

Dismissed
CASE:

State v. S.V.

CHARGES: Prohibited Sexual Conduct
DATE: May 2009
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Our investigation showed that our client was actually the victim.

Dismissed
CASE:

State v. A.J.

CHARGES: Harassment
DATE: January 2009
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Evidence shown that state could not prove my client had any contact with alleged victim.

Reduced Charges
CASE:

State v. M.K.

CHARGES: 3rd Degree Felony Indecent Exposure
DATE: December 2008
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Charge Reduced to Class B Misdemeanor – no sex offender registration requirement

Reduced Charges
CASE:

State v. N.W.

CHARGES: Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
DATE: August 2008
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Charge carries 25-year minimum sentence & registration for life as a sex offender. Charge reduced to second-degree felony / deferred probation / no sex offender registration.

No Bill
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State v. L.L.

CHARGES: Sexual Assault
DATE: September 2007
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Evidence shown to Grand Jury that alleged victim was not telling the truth.

Dismissed
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State v. D.C.

CHARGES: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
DATE: March 2007
JURISDICTION: Harris County

Evidence presented that client had in fact registered as a sex offender where he was living.

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