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United States of America v. Sha-lisa Harlin

Tulsa, OK - Homicide charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Sha-lisa Harlin, age 39 with second-degree murder for shooting Dalton Whitlow, age 23.

“An enraged Sha-lisa Harlin murdered her boyfriend in the midst of a confrontation she had with him and another woman,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Tragically, this scenario is far too common an occurrence. Guns are u... More...
   $0 (01-22-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Augustus Christopher Wolfblack, a/k/a Augustus Christopher Flatmouth

Billings, Montana domestic assault and battery criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Augustus Christopher Wolfblack, a/k/a Augustus Christopher Flatmouth, age 19, with assault by strangulation of a dating partner on Aug. 11, 2020.

In court documents filed in the case, the prosecution said Wolfblack assaulted the victim on Sept. 15, 2019 in Lodge Grass. Wolfblack struck the victi... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - MT)

United States of America v. Jaysea Markara Williams

Muskogee, Oklahoma attempted robbery in Indian Country criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Jaysea Markara Williams, age 19, of Muskogee County, Oklahoma was charged with Attempted Robbery In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2111, 1151, 1153, and 2, punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictm... More...
   $0 (01-15-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Choice Lynn Needham

Muskogee, Oklahoma laundering monetary instruments criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Choice Lynn Needham, age 46, of Quinton, Oklahoma was charged with Laundering Monetary Instruments, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(a)(1)(A)(i) and (2), punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $500,000.00 or twice the amount of the illicit transaction, whi... More...   $0 (01-15-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Dune Lee Key

Muskogee, Oklahoma attempted robbery in Indian Country criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Dune Lee Key, age 19, each entered guilty pleas to Attempted Robbery In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2111, 1151, 1153, and 2, punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or abou... More...
   $0 (01-14-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jerry Wayne Dick

Muskogee, Oklahoma involuntary manslaughter criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Jerry Wayne Dick, age 27, of Wagoner, Oklahoma who was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1112, 1151 and 1153, punishable by up to 8 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Tyler Jonathan Martin

Tulsa, Oklahoma robbery in Indian country criminal defense lawyer represented Tyler Jonathan Martin, 28, of Tulsa, who carjacked a woman by pulling her from her car and stealing it on July 7, 2019.

“When his efforts to verbally intimidate an elderly woman were unsuccessful, Tyler Martin used physical violence to push her to the ground and steal her truck from a Walmart parking lot,” s... More...
   $0 (01-14-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jobe Anthony Terronez

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense attempted robbery in Indian Country charge lawyer represented Jobe Anthony Terronez, age 19, of Muskogee County, Oklahoma charged with Attempted Robbery In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2111, 1151, 1153, and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 30, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Ind... More...
   $0 (01-10-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Mundo Charles Barela

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense voluntary manslaughter charge lawyer represented Mundo Charles Barela, 19, of Mescalero, New Mexico, charged with voluntary manslaughter in Indian country.

In the plea agreement, Barela admitted to stabbing a man on the evening of July 20, 2020, during a quarrel and “in the heat of passion.” Barela stabbed the victim several times in... More...
   $0 (01-10-2021 - NM)

United States of America v. Elbert Philip Shabi

Phoenix, Arizona - Criminal Defense Lawyer Kidnapping.

Shabi admitted that in 2016 or 2017, he seized the victim as she fled from him on foot. Shabi threatened the victim and held her overnight against her will. The kidnapping happened on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, where Shabi is a tribal member.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Division of Pub... More...
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United States of America v. Elbert Philip Shabi

Phoenix, Arizona kidnapping charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Elbert Philip Shabi, age 69, who was charged with kidnapping.

Shabi admitted that in 2016 or 2017, he seized the victim as she fled from him on foot. Shabi threatened the victim and held her overnight against her will. The kidnapping happened on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, where Shabi is a tribal m... More...
   $0 (12-19-2020 - AZ)

United States of America v. Paul Henry Cavanaugh

Fargo, North Dakota abuse of incapacitated victim criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Paul Henry Cavannaugyh, age 55, from Totten, N.D., who was charged with sexual abuse of an incapacitated victim.

On August 14, 2020, a jury found Cavanaugh guilty after a four-day trial in Fargo, the first federal criminal jury trial in North Dakota during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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United States of America v. Lakota Ray Scott

Tulsa, Oklahoma domestic assault and battery criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Lakota Ray Scott, ate 33, with domestic assault by strangulation in Indian Country and to robbery in Indian Country.

Domestic violence survivors are one of the most resilient groups of victims Ive ever seen. Im so thankful that the victim in this case spoke up so that we could help her. The abus... More...
   $0 (12-10-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Brandon Allen Howe

Muskogee, Oklahoma burglary criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Brandon Allen Howe, age 38, with two counts of Burglary In The First Degree In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, and Title 21, Oklahoma Statutes, Section 1431.

The Indictment alleged that on or about September 11, 2020, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in In... More...
   $0 (12-10-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Josea Michael Kazhe

Albuquerque, New Mexico assault and batter criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Josea Michael Kazhe, age 30, of Mescalero, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, was charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

In his plea agreement, Kazhe admitted to assaulting another man with a chainsaw on the Mescalero Apache Reservation on... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. CARLOS C. QUEVEDO

Rapid City, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Rodney Dain Doster with claiming his sentence is unconstitutional because it violates categorical limitations placed upon sentences for juveniles and because it is disproportionately harsh.



Carlos Quevedo spent the evening of January 17, 2017, ingesting coldMore...
   $0 (11-30-2020 - SD)

United States of America v. Tavor Tom

Albuquerque, New Mexico second-degree murder charged criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with second-degree murder of a tribal member in Indian Country.

In the plea agreement, Tom admitted to committing this offense on July 1, 2019, in San Juan County on the Navajo Nation. Tom repeatedly stabbed the victim in her home. After the murder, Tom stole the victim... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - NM)

AMES MAHDAVI v. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with two counts of Murder in the First Degree.



James Mahdavi, hereinafter "Appellant", was tried and convicted at a jury trial in Tulsa County District Court, Case No. CF-2016-6320, of two counts of Murder in the First Degree, in violation of 21 O.S.Supp.2... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. James Michael Landry

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder in Indian Country.

The United States of America charged James Michael Landry, ate 29, with first-degree murder for killing Chrystal Bradley, age 45.

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18:1151, 1152, and 1112: VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN INDIAN C... More...
   $0 (11-21-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Isaiah Whitefox Redbird

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with premeditated murder and assault causing serious bodily injury in Indian country.

ISAIAH WHITEFOX REDBIRD, 34, of Carnegie, Oklahoma, was found guilty of premeditated murder and assault causing serious bodily injury.

According to facts presented at trial, Redbird bore a grudge against Byron "Subee" ... More...
   $0 (11-20-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Joshua Dale Armstrong

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years old.

Joshua Dale Armstrong, 33, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years old in Indian Country and abusive sexual contact of a minor under 12 years old in Indian Country. At the plea hearing, Armstrong admitted that from January 2018 to April 2020, h... More...
   $0 (11-20-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Jess Brian Ducheneaux

Pierre, South Dakota drug distribution conspiracy criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conpiracy to distribute a controlled substance, maintaining a drug involved premises and possession with intent to distribute drugs.

Jess Brian Ducheneaux, age 57, of Ridgeview, South Dakota, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug-In... More...
   $0 (11-19-2020 - )

United States of America v. Justin Moore

Milwaukee, Wisconsin domestic assault by strangulation criminal defense lawyer represented Justin Moore, age 34, with domestic assault and battery by strangulation on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

According to court records, on December 1, 2019, Moore strangled a woman, with whom he was involved in a domestic relationship, while at a residence in Keshena, which is on the Menominee Ind... More...
   $0 (11-18-2020 - WI)

United States of America v. Shannon White

Asheville, North Carolina drug trafficking criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

Shannon White, 43, of Bryson City, N.C. was charged with distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

According to filed court documents, witness testimony and evidence presented at trial, Shannon White, an... More...
   $0 (11-15-2020 - NC)

United States of America v. Jimcy McGirt

Muskogee, Oklahoma sexual abuse charge criminal defense lawyer represented Jimcy McGirt, age 71, who was charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country, and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, 2241(c) and 2246(2).

Evidence presented at trial proved that in August 1996 the defendant k... More...
   $0 (11-10-2020 - OK)

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