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Case Results

John Anthony Picerno has been defending the rights of those accused of crimes in Missouri since 1993, and during that time, he has fought his way through several criminal jury trials.  Attorney Picerno got his first experience in the court room while working for The Special Public Defenders Office in Jackson County, Missouri.  The types of cases he has handled both with the public defender and in private practice include charges of Homicide,  Assault, Robbery, Bank Robbery, Felon in Possession (FIP), Burglary, Drug Offenses (Possession, Sales, Distribution,  Trafficking, and Conspiracy), Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, DWS/DWR, all traffic law, White Collar Crimes, Sexual Offenses, Juvenile Crimes, Probation and Supervised Release Violations, and many other offenses.

Below is a look at some of the great results achieved by John Anthony Picerno.  If you have been accused of a crime, contact his office today for a consultation.

NOT GUILTY VERDICTS

– LEAD ATTORNEY

  • Murder in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts)
  • Murder in the First Degree
  • Murder in the Second Degree/ Armed Criminal Action
  • Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree,  Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts)
  • Murder in the Second Degree/ Armed Criminal Action – Youngest Person Ever Tried as an Adult (14) in Jackson Co., MO
  • Armed Bank Robbery
  • Assault in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action
  • Possession of Controlled Substance (prior/persistent offender)
  • Burglary in the First Degree
  • Robbery in the First Degree (2 Counts), Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts), Tampering in the First Degree
  • Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts)
  • Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer

– CO COUNSEL

  • Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts)
  • Rape (3 Counts), Sodomy (4 Counts), Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action (8 Counts) First DNA Jury Trial – Jackson Co., MO

OTHER GREAT RESULTS

LEAD ATTORNEY 

  • Murder in the First Degree – convicted of Murder in the Second Degree
  • Murder in the Second Degree – convicted of voluntary manslaughter
  • Murder in the Second Degree – Hung Jury
  • Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree (2 Counts)/ Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts) – Hung Jury
  • Felony Murder – Hung Jury /Assault in the First Degree (2 Counts) / Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts), Attempted Robbery in the First Degree – Not Guilty, Defendant ultimate plead to Carrying a Concealed Weapon, One Year Sentence served concurrently with his parole revocation
  • Assault in the First Degree (2 Counts)/ Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts) – Defendant plead during jury deliberations, Ten Year Suspended Sentence,  with 120 days of shock time,
  • Trafficking Drugs in the Second Degree – Hung Jury, Prosecutor Dismissed Charge
  • Robbery in the First Degree (2 Counts) / Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts) – Hung Jury, Defendant plead to probation violation.
  • Robbery in the First Degree – Hung Jury, Defendant received Twelve Year Suspended to Robbery in the Second Degree, 120 days Shock time.
  • Tampering in the First Degree1 – Dismissed after Jury selection
  • Child Molestation in the First Degree (3 Counts), Assault in the Third Degree (2 Counts). Defendant plead to 2 Misdemeanor Assaults (Non Sex), and received probation (One year suspended sentence). All other Counts were dismissed.
  • Child Molestation in the First Degree reduced to Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Non Sex) and received probation (Five year suspended sentence).

 

OTHER GREAT RESULTS

  • Murder in the First Degree – Dismissed.
  • Murder in the First Degree – Dismissed day of Preliminary Hearing.
  • Murder in the First Degree (2 Counts) / Armed Criminal Action (2 Counts) – Defendant found guilty at 1st trial, appealed and after the conviction was REVERSED, plead to Fifteen Year Sentence, concurrent on all charges just prior to retrial. First time state’s immunity law used in a criminal case.
  • Sodomy (4 Counts) – Dismissed day of Trial.

 

HIGH PROFILE CASES