Client had 2 cases – 1) Murder, felony murder, aggravated assault
(2x), possession of firearm during a felony, 2) Armed robbery, aggravated
assault, possession of firearm during a felony
We got the murder charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing in 2016,
but the State indicted him for murder anyway. In addition to successfully
arguing motions to prevent the State from bringing up facts from the 2nd case in the Murder trial, we also found 3 eye witnesses the State had
overlooked, and did a thorough investigation of the scene.
On the morning of trial, before we picked a jury, we negotiated a plea
deal to a TOTAL sentence was 1 year to serve and 9 years of probation.
In case 1) - The murder counts and aggravated assault counts were dismissed
and the client pled to the firearm charge.
In case 2) - The armed robbery and firearm charges were dismissed and the
client pled to aggravated assault
We also convinced the Judge to sentence both cases under the First Offender
Act, so if he completes his probation he won’t even have a felony
conviction on his record.