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Case Results

Not Guilty Verdicts

Lead Attorney

  • Murder/ assault 1st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts)

  • Murder 1st degree

  • Murder 2nd degree, armed criminal action

  • Murder 2nd degree, armed criminal action

  • Murder 2 nd degree, robbery 1 st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts)

  • Murder 2 nd degree, armed criminal action – Youngest person ever tried as an adult (14) in jackson county

  • Assault 1 st degree

  • Armed bank robbery

  • Assault 1 st degree, armed criminal action

  • Possession of a controlled substance (pcp) prior/persistent offender

  • Burglary 1 st degree

  • Robbery 1 st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts), tampering 1 st degree

  • Robbery, assault first degree, armed criminal action (2 counts)

  • Assault on a law enforcement officer

Co Counsel

  • Murder 2 nd degree, robbery 1 st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts)

  • Rape (3 counts), sodomy (4 counts), robbery, burglary 1 st degree, armed criminal action,  (8 counts)  FIRST DNA TRIAL IN JACKSON COUNTY

More Great Trial Results

Lead Attorney

  • Murder 2nd degree,  armed criminal action –  13 sentence

  • Murder 1st degree – convicted of murder 2 nd degree – 20 year sentence

  • Murder 2nd degree, convicted of voluntary manslaughter – 15 year sentence

  • Murder 2nd degree, convicted of voluntary manslaughter, 10 year sentence – Battered spouse syndrome

  •  Murder 2nd degree – Hung jury

  • Murder 2nd degree, robbery 2 nd degree, armed criminal action (2 counts) – Hung jury.

  • Felony murder, assault 1 st degree, robbery 1 st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts) – Hung jury, defendant plead guilty to carrying a concealed weapon – sentence 1 year, concurrent with parole revocation

  • Murder 2nd degree – convicted of voluntary manslaughter – 15 year sentence

  • Assault 1st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts) – defendant plead to a 10 years suspended sentence, 120 days of shock time.

  • Trafficking drugs 2nd degree – Hung jury – charges dismissed

  • Robbery 1st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts) – Hung jury – charges dismissed After defendant stipulated to probation violation

  • Robbery 1st degree– Hung jury, sentenced to 12 years suspended – 120 days shock time

  • Tampering 1st degree – Dismissed After jury selection 

  • Child molestation 1st degree, assault 3 rd degree (3 counts) – defendant plead to 2 misdemeanor non sex offenses – suspended – probation – other counts dismissed

  • Child molestation 1st degree reduced to endangering welfare of a child (non sex)  – sentenced – 5 years suspended, probation

  • Murder 2nd Degree - convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter - 10 year sentence.

  • Murder 2nd Degree - convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter - 10 year sentence.

Great Results

State Court

  • Murder 2nd degree – reduced to involuntary manslaughter – sentenced to 10 years. State agreed not to file felon in possession of a gun charge, which likely would have resulted in additional time

  • Rape (date) after months of representation convinced prosecutor not to file charges

  • Possession of drugs, prior/persistent offender facing a life sentence – Dismissed

  • Habeas petition – Granted – 25 year prison sentence – vacated, man released from prison

  • Murder first degree – Dismissed Day of preliminary hearing 

  • Assault 1 st degree/ armed criminal action  – dismissed friday before trial!

  • Murder first degree / armed criminal action (2 counts) guilty, after appeal and reversal, sentenced to 15 years concurrent time. First time missouri’s immunity law was used in a case

  • Robbery, assault 1 st degree, armed criminal action (2 counts) – Dismissed

  • Sodomy (4 counts) – dismissed day of trial

  • Robbery, assault first degree, armed criminal action (2 counts), unlawful use of a weapon –  Dismissed

  • Rape – Dismissed

  • Domestic assault 1 st degree / armed criminal action / harassment- sis probation

  • Unlawful use of a weapon (drive by shooting ) / armed criminal action (victim paralyzed) – sis probation

Federal Court

  • Armed bank robbery – not guilty!

  • Conspiracy to distribute 3+ kilos of heroin – guideline range 168 – 210 months; plus 24 – 30 months of sr revocation – (government requested 192 and 30 months, for a total of 222 months) – sentenced to 121 and 24 months, for a total sentence of 145 months.

  • Conspiracy to distribute 50+ grams of methamphetamine – guideline range 168-210 months – sentenced to 36 months.

  • Computer child pornography – guideline range: 210-260 months –  (government asked for a sentence of 144 months)  – sentenced to 71 months.

  • Conspiracy to distribute 1000+ kilos of marijuana – guideline range 151-168 months – sentenced to 36 months

  • Conspiracy to distribute 1000+ kilos of marijuana – guideline range 151-168 months – sentenced to 60 months.

  • Conspiracy to commit computer invasion/destruction/fraud, agg. identity theft: guidelines 57-71 months – sentenced to 36 months.

  • Conspiracy to make false statements during purchase of firearms, engaging in dealing firearms without a license,  selling firearms to persons prohibited by

    law from possessing them, possessing an unregistered firearm – guideline ranges 87-108 months – sentenced to 72 months.

  • Conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit trademark goods –  guideline range 18-24 months – sentenced to 18 months

  • Conspiracy to distribute 500+ grams of methamphetamine – guideline range 235-293 months – sentenced to 106 months.

  • Conspiracy to distribute 50+ grams of methamphetamine – guideline range 60 – 71 months – sentenced to 60 months.

  • Conspiracy to commit arson, mail fraud, wire fraud – probation.

  • Conspiracy to commit kidnapping, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, carjacking - 444 months - life - sentenced to 180 months

  • Conspiracy to distribute 500+ grams of methamphetamine – guideline range 292-365 months – sentenced to 96 months.

  • Use of a telephone to conduct drug transactions to a minor (7 Counts) - Guideline range 120-150 months - sentenced to 48 months.

  • Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (Drug Conspiracy) - guideline range 46-57 months - sentenced to probation.