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.

2017 2 counts of Criminal Attempt 2nd Degree Murder and 2 counts of Aggravated Burglary dismissed at Grand Jury after Preliminary Hearing.

2017 Client charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Rape- Not Guilty.

2017 Client charged with 2nd degree Murder reduced to Vehicular Manslaughter with 3 years probation.

2017 Client charged with Class D felony for over 10 lbs Marijuana reduced to a misdemeanor possession.

2016 Client charged with Aggravated Robbery, dismissed.

2016 Client charged with Aggravated Rape, dismissed.

2016 Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to 2nd degree murder.

2015 Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to 2nd degree murder.

2015 Client charged with DUI. Charges amended to Juvenile Driving While Impaired. Client placed on judicial diversion and will have clean record.

2015 Client charged with Identity Theft, Forgery, and Failure to Appear in a Felony Case. Forgery charge dismissed. Client received four years probation.

2015 Client 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.

2015 9 Counts of Aggravated Robbery: Negotiated Settlement to 4 counts Simple Robbery-6 years at 30%

2015 1st Degree Murder-Not Guilty

2015 Official Misconduct and Criminal Negligent Homicide: Dismissed Charges.

2014-2015 Client charged with DUI. Charges amended to Reckless Endangerment.

2014-2015 Client charged with DUI. Charges amended to Reckless Endangerment. Client placed on judicial diversion and will have a clean record.

2014 Client charged with Second Degree Murder. Jury returned verdict of not guilty.

2014 Client charged with DUI in Millington. Case dismissed.

2014 Client charged with DUI in Germantown. Charges reduced.

2014 Client charged with First Degree Murder. Investigated case had persuaded Assistant District Attorney General to dismiss case prior to preliminary hearing.

2014 Negotiated Plea. Criminal Attempt for 2nd degree Murder reduced to Criminal Attempt, Voluntary Man Slaughter. Sentenced to 4 years at 30%

2014 Marshall County, Mississippi Circuit Court: 1st Degree Murder Dismissed.

2014 Felony Vandalism: Dismissed.

2014 Jury 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.

2013 Client charged with Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Kidnapping, Domestic Assault, reduced to Misdemeanor Domestic Assault and not guilty on all other counts

2013 Shelby 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.

2013 Tipton 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.

2013 Negotiated 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.

2013 1st Degree Murder dismissed at grand jury after Preliminary

2013 DUI reduced to Reckless Driving on Negotiated Settlement.

2012 Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to Voluntary Manslaughter

2012 Client charged with 1st degree murder, reduced to Reckless Homicide.

2012 Client charged with DUI. Got charges reduced to Reckless Driving. Client placed on diversion for six months. Client now has clean record.

2012 1st Degree Murder, Jury came back with a verdict of Voluntary Manslaughter.

2012 Shelby 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%.

2012 Obion County Robbery Case Dismissed.

2012 Germantown City Court DUI Dismissed.

2012 First and Second Degree Murder Rejected by Memphis Jury. Lauren Fuchs - lead counsel. Seasoned Law Partner Lorna McClusky Second.

2011-2012 Client charged in Bartlett with Possession of Marijuana. Case dismissed.

2011 Client charged with DUI in Collierville. Charged reduced to Reckless Driving.

2010-2011 Client charged with DUI. Charges reduced to Reckless Driving.

2010 Negotiated Settlement of Multiple Indictments:

  • 2 counts Drug Indictment- Dismissed.
  • 3 counts BMV Indictment- Dismissed.
  • 2 counts BMV Indictment- Time served.

2008 Jury Trial on Aggravated Robbery. Not Guilty jury verdict in 29 minutes.

2008 Jury Trial on Second Degree Murder. Not Guilty jury verdict.

2008 Jury Trial on Second Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Reckless Homicide, 3 year sentence @ 30%. Client is home.

2008 Jury Trial on Second Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Reckless Homicide, sentence pending. Client is home.

2008 First Degree Murder. Negotiated Plea of Reckless Homicide. 2 year sentence to probation. Client is home.

2008 Drug Case, 56 pounds of cocaine. Negotiated Plea to 8 years probation. Client is home.

2008 Class A Drug Case, 4 kilos of Cocaine. Negotiated Dismissal. Client is home.

2006 First Degree Murder Indictment. Negotiated Plea of Voluntary Manslaughter.

2006 Class A Aggravated Child Abuse. Negotiated Dismissal.

2006 Drug Case, 34 pounds of Cocaine. Drugs suppressed, case dismissed.

2006 Federal Multi-National RICO Indictment. Negotiated Plea to a misdemeanor with probation with a binding plea agreement.

2005 Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Not Guilty jury verdict.

2004 Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Voluntary Manslaughter. 6 year sentence @ 30%. Client is home.

2004 Jury Trial on First Degree Murder Indictment. Noticed for life without parole. Jury Verdict of Negligent Homicide. 1 year sentence @ 30%. Client is home.

2004 Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Jury Verdict of Misdemeanor Reckless Endangerment. Sentence of 11 months and 29 days probation. Client is home.

2004 Jury Trial on Drug Case, Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in Lauderdale County. Not Guilty jury verdict in less than 30 minutes.

2004 First Degree Murder charge. Negotiated Plea to Reckless Homicide. Sentenced to 2 years probation. Client is home.

2003 Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Noticed for life without parole. Jury Verdict of Reckless Homicide. Sentenced to 5 years @ 35%. Client is home.

2003 Jury Trial on First Degree Murder. Noticed for life without parole. Jury Verdict of Voluntary Manslaughter. Sentenced to 6 years @ 30%. Client is home.