Decatur County (2012).

Father falsely accused of sexually explicit touching by daughter.  Charges dismissed after my investigation results were shared with the prosecutor.

State of Missouri (2009-11).

The alleged victims believed that they had “recovered” memories of multiple sexual assaults from their childhood.  Investigators accepted the accusers’ stories and arrested client, his brothers, father and uncle, charging all of them with multiple counts of rape, alleged to have occurred many years prior.  After nearly two years of litigation, involving use of expert…

Wayne County (2005).

Grandfather falsely accused of sexual abuse by pre-teen grand-daughter.  Use of expert witness at trial helped us show the inconsistencies in the accuser’s story, and her motivation to lie.  Jury found the client NOT GUILTY.

Decatur County (2004).

Client was facing multiple Class C Felony charges for multiple alleged events of sexual contact with minor.  Investigation, including taking deposition of alleged victim, obtaining her treatment records, and hiring expert psychologist to review inconsistencies in child’s statements, led to a significant pre-trial charge reduction and guilty plea that cut prison term to a fraction…

Wayne County (2005).

Charge: Driving under influence of methamphetamine.  Using defense toxicology expert, we challenged the Iowa DCI lab’s conclusion that the client’s urine contained methamphetamine.  We presented evidence of improper lab procedures, and potential sample contamination. Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY.

Decatur County (2009).

Charges: Assault and Stalking. Filed notice of defense of diminished capacity, and sought state funded expert for psychological evaluation and testimony concerning client’s mental condition.  District Court denied the request for funds.  On interlocutory appeal, Iowa Court of Appeals REVERSED, and ordered that the defense must be provided the requested funds for services of expert…

Wayne County (2006).

Charge: Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Class C Felony. Client initially denied all accusations.  After intimidating police interrogation, client gave false confession to crime.  Counsel filed motion for state funds to hire two experts: an expert on police interrogation and false confession to testify as to the coercive nature of the interrogation,…

State of Alabama (1993).

Client charged with capital murder 14 years after her husband’s death when new testimony led prosecutor to believe she had killed her husband with arsenic.  Our defense revealed weakness in state’s case, and the capital murder charge was resolved by plea bargain resulting in a five-year prison sentence.

State of Alabama (1997).

State charged client with capital murder.  Client had already been convicted of double homicide in an unrelated murder case and was serving life without parole.  After 300 + hours of pretrial investigation, the case was settled on eve of trial.  Client avoided electrocution by plea with stipulated sentence to life without parole.

Marion County (2004).

Charge: Manufacturing methamphetamine. Client was caught red-handed in possession of half-cooked methamphetamine.  Jury convicted, but on appeal, conviction was overturned due to violation of client’s speedy trial rights.  District Court Judgment REVERSED.  CHARGES DISMISSED.