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STATE OF OHIO vs. CORIE ULMER

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Corie Ulmer with delivery of appeals from the trial court’s judgment overruling his motion to suppress.




{¶1} Corie Ulmer appeals from the trial court’s judgment overruling his
motion to suppress. For the following reasons, we conclude that the trial cou... More...
   $0 (11-16-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHAEL HOWARD

Cincinnati, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Michael Howard charged with two counts of rape (oral and anal), and one count of felonious assault with a sexual motivation specification (failure to disclose his HIV status).



Ira Thompson testified that he met Howard in 2008. That same year,
the two engaged in... More...
   $0 (11-12-2020 - OH)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. KEVIN ALLAN KRUEGER

Brookings, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Kevin Krueger charged with first-degree murder.




[¶2.] Law enforcement officers in Beadle County had been searching
unsuccessfully for Keith Houck during late May and early June of 2016, for reasons
unrelated to this case. On June 2, 2016, local reside... More...
   $0 (11-07-2020 - SD)

State of North Dakota v. Kimberly Long

Mandan, ND - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Kimberly Long with appealing from a criminal judgment entered following her conditional guilty plea to refusal to submit to a chemical test.



The facts of this case are not in dispute. On September 8, 2019, a
highway patrol trooper found Long unconscious in the dri... More...
   $0 (11-06-2020 - ND)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. BRADLEY TORRES

Albuquerque, NM - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant BRADLEY TORRES with arguing that the district court erred in concluding that any error in the arresting officer’s use of the word “nystagmus” during his testimony describing Defendant’s performance on the field sobriety tests (FSTs) was harmless. [MIO 2-3] Defendant contends that the word “ny... More...   $0 (10-31-2020 - NM)

David C. Morgan v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant David C. Morgan charged with Driving While Intoxicated.



A. The Collision and Arrest
Mailman Dang Dan Do was delivering mail on February 12, 2018, at roughly
8:00 p.m., when Morgan struck Do’s mail van with his SUV. The collision caused
Do’s van to st... More...
   $0 (10-27-2020 - TX)

Calynn Michelle Refuge v. The State of Texas

Houston, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Calynn Michelle Refuge charged with third-degree felony offense of theft of property valued equal to or greater than $30,000 but less
than $150,000.




This case involves $30,000 missing from a bank vault. Refuge’s amended
indictment charged her with theft of cash “of th... More...
   $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Arapaho James Oldman

Arapaho James Oldman and Matthew Whiteplume severely beat Charles Dodge
III. One of them cut his throat. Mr. Dodge died from blunt-force trauma and/or sharpforce
injuries.
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A grand jury charged Mr. Oldman with first-degree murder as both a principal and
an aider and abettor. At trial, the district court refused his request for a lesser-included
offense instruction on assau... More...
   $0 (10-21-2020 - WY)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. RICHARD JOSEPH DURICK

Little Rock, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Richard Joseph Durick charged with one count each of attempted aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted sexual exploitation of a minor in exchange for an effective sentence of three years.





In July 2018, the Williamson County Grand Jury issued an indictm... More...
   $0 (10-19-2020 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Gil Jackson Groseclose

Blountville, TN - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Gil Jackson Grosec lose charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and DUI second offense.



In October 2017, the Sullivan County Grand Jury returned a presentment charging
the Appellant with DUI; DUI, per se; and DUI, second offense. The Appellant filed a
10/15/2020... More...
   $0 (10-18-2020 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Carl Allen

Memphis, Tennessee - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Carl Allen charged with multiple theft and burglary charges.




At the guilty plea hearing, the prosecutor read aloud each charge, the agreed
sentence for each charge, and whether the sentence was to be served consecutively or
concurrently. Due to Defendant’s parti... More...
   $0 (10-17-2020 - TN)

Brandon Harris v. State of Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Brandon Harris charged with especially aggravated robbery, reckless endangerment, and three counts of assault.



This appeal stems from the shooting and robbery of Antoine Hawkins, and the
related assaults of Michael Reynolds, Johnnie Morgan, and Antonio Hawkins. A jury
... More...
   $0 (10-17-2020 - TN)

In the Interest of J.K., a Minor: Merle Glenn Kirkley v. Jackson County Department of Child Protection Services and J.L.M.K., a Minor, by and through his Next Friend, LaQuita Reed

Pascagoula, MS - Custody lawyer represented Merle Kirkley with appealing the termination of his parental rights.




¶2. Kirkley and Cierra Cavanagh had a child, “John,” who was born in November 2014.

On April 17, 2015, a social worker for the Jackson County Department of Child Protection
Services (CPS) conducted a welfare che... More...
   $0 (10-17-2020 - MS)

Logan Marquies Newsome v. The State of Texas

Bryan, TX - Criminal defense lawyer Lane D. Thibodeaux represented defendant Logan Marquies Newsome charged with arson.



On October 25, 2015, a fire started in the apartment closet of Newsome’s on-again,
off-again girlfriend (“Girlfriend”). The fire did extensive damage an... More...
   $0 (10-13-2020 - TX)

Patricio Medina v. The State of Texas

Waco, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Patricio Medina charged with Aggravated Assault.




Medina was charged by indictment with one count of aggravated sexual assault
of a child, two counts of injury to a child, and two counts of endangering a child. The
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jury found Medina guilty on all counts and a... More...
   $0 (10-12-2020 - TX)

Craig Hawkins v. The State of Texas

Cleburne, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Craig Hawkins charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance.



In his first issue, Hawkins complains that the trial court erred by denying
his first motion for mistrial after it was discovered after the jury was empaneled and
sworn that a juror was not fluent in understanding, reading... More...
   $0 (10-12-2020 - TX)

William Maynard Hayes v. The State of Texas

Waco, TX - Criminal Defense Attorney, Assault,

In two issues, Hayes complains that the trial court erred in admitting Detective
Michelle Star’s testimony as an expert witness because she was not qualified and her
opinions were not reliable. Specifically, Hayes contends the State did not prove Star was
qualified in the field of domestic abuse and failed to meet any of the Kell... More...
   $0 (10-08-2020 - TX)

Michael Shane Buford a/k/a Michael S. Buford a/k/a Michael Buford v. State of Mississippi

Brandon, MS - Criminal Defense Attorney, possession of more than two but less than ten grams of methamphetamine


¶1. A Rankin County grand jury indicted Michael Shane Buford for one count of
possession of more than two but less than ten grams of methamphetamine in violation of
Mississippi CodeAnnotated section 41-29-139 (Supp. 2016). Buford filed a pretrial “Motion
to Sup... More...
   $0 (10-06-2020 - MS)

MARQUIS VALENTINE v. STATE OF FLORIDA

West Palm Beach, FL - Criminal Defense Attorney, first-degree murder


• The Murder
The victim and his best friend went out for drinks. They then went to
a convenience store to pick up beer and lottery tickets.
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A manager and two employees were working at the store. The manager
was behind the counter, one employee was stocking merchandise, and the
other was o... More...
   $0 (10-06-2020 - FL)

In re J.P., a Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law, Santa Clara County Department of family and Children's Services v. M.D.

M.D. (mother) appeals from the juvenile court’s order granting her ex-boyfriend
(Albert) presumed parent status for her son, J.P. Mother argues that the juvenile court did
not have the authority under Welfare and Institutions Code section 3851
to reconsider its prior order in which it found that Albert did not qualify as a presumed parent to J.P.
We disagree and conclude that the j... More...
   $0 (10-04-2020 - CA)

Michael Glen Garza v. The State of Texas

Greenville TX - Criminal Defense Attorney, Murder


Garza was convicted of murdering Robert Poynter—the husband of Chacey
Poynter, with whom Garza was having an affair1—by shooting him in the head with
a shotgun after Chacey lured him to a remote area. The evidence at trial showed
Chacey and Garza planned the murder and agreed Garza would kill Robert. Garza
does not ch... More...
   $0 (10-03-2020 - TX)

South Panola School District v. Cammie Rone

Sardis, MS - Criminal Defense Attorney, termination of employment


I. Termination
¶2. Rone was employed as a second-grade teacher at the school district’s Batesville
Intermediate School for approximately twenty-three years. During her tenure, Rone never
received any disciplinary action. On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Rone received a call from
Lashunda Hamilton, the ... More...
   $0 (10-01-2020 - MS)

Rigoberto Ramos v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

Plaintiff Rigoberto Ramos leased a new 2013 MercedesBenz E350 from Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills on March 24,
2013.
A year later, in April 2014, plaintiff took the car to the
dealer for the first time, because the car had been making
squeaking and grinding noises when the steering wheel was
turned to the right while backing up. The dealer was unable to
duplicate the noise.... More...
   $0 (10-01-2020 - CA)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. MASON J. BRYANT

Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Criminal Defense Attorney, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of simple assault.











[¶2.] On the morning of June 9, 2017, Mason Bryant was trying to find<... More...
   $0 (09-30-2020 - SD)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. ROGER L. JACKSON

Rapid City, SD - Criminal Defense Attorney, third-degree rape












[¶2.] In 2012, K.S. was diagnosed with Benson’s Syndrome, a rare... More...
   $0 (09-30-2020 - SD)

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