Highlights of Our Criminal Defense Verdicts

Here are some highlights from cases defended over the last 7 years. Many involve the most serious charge - homicide. There have been other trials on other offenses with favorable results, and there have been numerous felony drug charges reduced to misdemeanors - too many for this list. But no lawyer can win every case. While we cannot promise these results in every case, we hope to show that they are indeed obtained with consistency. Each case presents its own battle.

20172 counts of Criminal Attempt 2nd Degree Murder and 2 counts of Aggravated Burglary dismissed at Grand Jury after Preliminary Hearing.
2017Client charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Rape- Not Guilty.
2017Client charged with 2nd degree Murder reduced to Vehicular Manslaughter with 3 years probation.
2017Client charged with D felony for over 10 lbs Marijuana reduced to a misdemeanor possession.
2016Client charged with Aggravated Robbery, dismissed.
2016Client charged with Aggravated Rape, dismissed.
2016Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to 2nd degree murder.
2015Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to 2nd degree murder.
2015Client charged with DUI. Charges amended to Juvenile Driving While Impaired. Client placed on judicial diversion and will have clean record.
2015Client charged with Identity Theft, Forgery, and Failure to Appear in a Felony Case. Forgery charge dismissed. Client received four years probation.
2015Client charged with Criminal Attempt: First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, and Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000. Successfully negotiated three years of probation for Aggravated Assault. All other charges were dismissed.
20159 Counts of Aggravated Robbery: Negotiated Settlement to 4 counts Simple Robbery-6 years at 30%
20151st Degree Murder-Not Guilty
2015Official Misconduct and Criminal Negligent Homicide: Dismissed Charges.
2014-2015Client charged with DUI. Charges amended to Reckless Endangerment.
2014-2015Client charged with DUI. Charges amended to Reckless Endangerment. Client placed on judicial diversion and will have a clean record.
2014Client charged with Second Degree Murder. Jury returned verdict of not guilty.
2014Client charged with DUI in Millington. Case dismissed.
2014Client charged with DUI in Germantown. Charges reduced to
2014Client charged with First Degree Murder. Investigated case had persuaded Assistant District Attorney General to dismiss case prior to preliminary hearing.
2014Negotiated Plea. Criminal Attempt for 2nd degree Murder reduced to Criminal Attempt, Voluntary Man Slaughter. Sentenced to 4 years at 30%
2014Marshall County, Mississippi Circuit Court: 1st Degree Murder Dismissed.
2014Felony Vandalism: Dismissed.
2014Jury Trial- Charged with Criminal Attempt 2nd Degree Murder and Employing a Firearm During a Felony.
Jury's verdict: Misdemeanor on Reckless Endangerment.
Jury's verdict: Employing a Firearm During Felony- Not Guilty.
2013Client charged with Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Kidnapping, Domestic Assault, reduced to Misdemeanor Domestic Assault and not guilty on all other counts
2013Shelby County: Jury Trial on Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault. Result: Jury Acquitted on Aggravated Rape and Aggravated Kidnapping. Verdict of misdemeanor Domestic Assault and sentenced to Misdemeanor Probation.
2013Tipton County Jury Trial on Esp. Aggravated Robbery and 1st Degree Murder. Jury's verdict of Facilitation of Attempted Esp. Aggravated Robbery and Facilitation of Reckless Homicide: 3 years at 30%. Facilitation of Reckless Homicide: 1 year at 30%, Concurrent.
2013Negotiated Settlement: Felony Drug & Gun case, reduced to Misdemeanor; Aggravated Assault reduced to Misdemeanor; Assault and Evading Arrest sentenced to 1 year at 30% Up-front probation.
20131st Degree Murder dismissed at grand jury after Preliminary
2013DUI reduced to Reckless Driving on Negotiated Settlement.
2012Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to Voluntary Manslaughter
2012Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to Reckless Homicide.
2012Client charged with DUI. Got charged reduced to Reckless Driving. Client placed on diversion for six months. Client now has clean record.
20121st Degree Murder, Jury came back with a verdict of Voluntary Manslaughter.
2012Shelby County Trial on 1st Degree Murder: Jury's verdict was of a lesser charge of Voluntary Manslaughter. 2nd Degree Murder: Jury's verdict was 6 years at 30%.
2012Obion County Robbery Case Dismissed.
2012Germantown City Court DUI Dismissed.
2012First and Second Degree Murder Rejected by Memphis Jury. Lauren Fuchs - lead counsel. Seasoned Law Partner Lorna McClusky Second.
2011-2012Client charged in Bartlett with Possession of Marijuana. Case dismissed.
2011Client charged with DUI in Collierville. Charged reduced to Reckless Driving.
2010-2011Client charged with DUI. Charges reduced to Reckless Driving.
2010Negotiated Settlement of Multiple Indictments:
2 counts Drug Indictment- Dismissed.
3 counts BMV Indictment- Dismissed.
2 counts BMV Indictment- Time served.
2008Jury Trial on Aggravated Robbery. Not Guilty jury verdict in 29 minutes.
2008Jury Trial on Second Degree Murder. Not Guilty jury verdict.
2008Jury Trial on Second Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Reckless Homicide, 3 year sentence @ 30%. Client is home.
2008Jury Trial on Second Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Reckless Homicide, sentence pending. Client is home.
2008First Degree Murder. Negotiated Plea of Reckless Homicide. 2 year sentence to probation. Client is home.
2008Drug Case, 56 pounds of cocaine. Negotiated Plea to 8 years probation. Client is home.
2008Class A Drug Case, 4 kilos of Cocaine. Negotiated Dismissal. Client is home.
2006First Degree Murder Indictment. Negotiated Plea of Voluntary Manslaughter.
2006Class A Aggravated Child Abuse. Negotiated Dismissal.
2006Drug Case, 34 pounds of Cocaine. Drugs suppressed, case dismissed.
2006Federal Multi-National RICO Indictment. Negotiated Plea to a misdemeanor with probation with a binding plea agreement.
2005Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Not Guilty jury verdict.
2004Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Voluntary Manslaughter. 6 year sentence @ 30%. Client is home.
2004Jury Trial on First Degree Murder Indictment. Noticed for life without parole. Jury Verdict of Negligent Homicide. 1 year sentence @ 30%. Client is home.
2004Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Misdemeanor Reckless Endangerment. Sentence of 11 months and 29 days probation. Client is home.
2004Jury Trial on Drug Case, Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in Lauderdale Co. Not Guilty jury verdict in less than 30 minutes.
2004First Degree Murder charge. Negotiated Plea to Reckless Homicide. Sentenced to 2 years probation. Client is home.
2003Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Noticed for life without parole. Jury Verdict of Reckless Homicide. Sentenced to 5 years @ 35%. Client is home.
2003Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Noticed for life without parole. Jury Verdict of Voluntary Manslaughter. Sentenced to 6 years @ 30%. Client is home.
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