FANNIN COUNTY AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS
A client was charged in Fannin County with two aggravated assaults with a deadly weapon cases. The client pleaded not guilty and elected to go to trial by jury. With the assistance of trial attorney Jon O’Toole, the client was found not guilty in both cases and will be able to expunge his record.
Client found not guilty and will be able to expunge his record.
COLLIN COUNTY BURGLARY OF HABITATION
A client in Collin County was charged with burglary of a habitation, which is a second-degree felony with a range of punishment of 2-20 years in a Texas prison and a fine up to $10,000.00. Throughout the process, the client maintained his innocence, even when confronted with the fact that the police discovered his fingerprint at the scene. After a review of the discovery provided by the state and several weeks of plea negotiations, the client decided to set their case for trial. After all the evidence was presented, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
The jury’s verdict of not guilty entitled the client to an expunction of all the records related to this particular charge.
ALL CHARGES REDUCED
COLLIN COUNTY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
The out-of-state client was arrested and charged in Texas for two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The client faced a punishment range of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. For a long time, the authorities wanted substantial penitentiary time. Attorney Derk Wadas took a strategic approach to the case and worked with the prosecutor to secure a charge reduction for both felony charges.
The client was subsequently given a back time credit for a lesser misdemeanor charge, and the client was allowed to return home.
FOUND GUILTY OF LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE
FIRST DEGREE INJURY TO A CHILD
Our client was charged with a first-degree felony of Injury to a child with serious bodily injury. The client was interviewed twice by the detective investigating the case. The child suffered very serious injuries. The prosecutor’s plea bargain offer prior to trial was a 45-year sentence in prison.
After hearing all the evidence, the jury chose to convict of the client of a lower level felony and sentence him to less than the prosecutor’s offer.