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James Allen Higginbotham a/k/a James A. Higginbotham a/k/a James Higginbotham v. State of Mississippi

Little Rock, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant James Allen Higginbotham charged with murder pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotated section 97-3-19(1)(a) (Rev. 2006)..



On March 26, 2008, a Winston County grand jury indicted Higginbotham on one
count of capital murder pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotate... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - MS)

MARCEL ASHLEY vs THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Miami, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Marcel Ashley with contending that the trial judge committed reversible error by requiring Ashley’s mother to take the witness stand for the sole purpose of having her invoke the Fifth Amendment in front of the jury and refuse to testify of methamphetamine or cocaine (more than two grams, less than ten gra... More...   $0 (12-01-2020 - FL)

JERMAINE FEAGIN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

LaBelle , FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Jermaine Feagin with appealing his judgment and sentences entered after a jury found him guilty of shooting within a dwelling, criminal mischief, grand theft, and armed robbery with actual possession and discharge of a firearm..



On the day of trial, prior to voir d... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - FL)

JERMAINE FEAGIN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

LaBelle , FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Jermaine Feagin with appealing his judgment and sentences entered after a jury found him guilty of shooting within a dwelling, criminal mischief, grand theft, and armed robbery with actual possession and discharge of a firearm..



On the day of trial, prior to voir d... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - FL)

Brandon Jordan vs State of Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Brandon Jordan with arguing that his consecutive minimum mandatory sentences are illegal because his crimes involved one victim and a single criminal episode.



Following a jury trial, Jordan was convicted of second-degree
murder and armed robbery. The jury fou... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - FL)

WALTER RAMONE FORD v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Milton, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Francis Raymond Palazzi Sr with seeking certiorari review of an order denying his motion to dismiss the first-degree murder indictment brought against him.



In 1994, Jamal McGowan was shot and killed outside his
home. Palazzi was the main suspect in the murder, but... More...
   $0 (11-30-2020 - FL)

Walter Ramone Ford vs State of Florida

Milton, FL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Ramone Ford charged with one count of second-degree murder with a firearm, two counts of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm, and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle within 1,000 feet of a person.




Ford was one of two gunmen involved in a d... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. JARED STEFFENSEN, TAMI STEFFENSEN, JOANN M. STEFFENSEN

Brookings, SD - Criminal defense lawyers represented defendant JARED STEFFENSEN, TAMI STEFFENSEN, JOANN M. STEFFENSEN, charged with twenty-two counts of violation of financial reporting requirements for grain buyers and theft.




In 2018, the three defendants were jointly indicted in Kingsbury
County on twenty-two counts... More...
   $0 (11-30-2020 - SD)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. DEONDRE DAVIS WILSON

Sioux Falls, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Deondre Wilson with claiming the existence of plain error through the admission of certain evidence and the prosecutor’s closing argument. Wilson directs an additional challenge to his assault convictions, arguing that their domestic designation reflects an essential element that was not proven at ... More...   $0 (11-30-2020 - SD)

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)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. JOSEPHINE RAE MCREYNOLDS

Sioux Falls, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Josephine Rae McReynolds with arguing that the circuit court erred by denying her motion for judgment of acquittal and instructing the jury on the legality of the initial encounter between McReynolds and law enforcement. McReynolds also argues that the circuit court violated her confrontation rights... More...   $0 (11-30-2020 - SD)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. BRANDON KEITH SNODGRASS

Pierre, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Brandon Snodgrass with arguing the indictment failed to sufficiently allege the dates, times, and locations of the crimes charged so that he could prepare an adequate defense. Snodgrass also claims that the circuit court abused its discretion in admitting certain other act evidence, admitting the child vi... More...   $0 (11-30-2020 - SD)

STATE OF NEBRASKA V. DAVID GONZALEZ-GARCIA

Omaha, NE - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant David Gonzalez-Garcia with arguing that the district court erred in admitting several exhibits into evidence, that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction, and that the sentence imposed was excessive.



On November 14, 2018, Elizabeth Casey, a school soc... More...
   $0 (11-30-2020 - NE)

Norris E. Payne, Jr. vs. State of Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant NORRIS E. PAYNE, JR with appealing from the Circuit Court of Jackson County’s denial of his Rule 24.0351 motion after an evidentiary hearing.



On October 16, 2015, Payne was indicted on four offenses including first-degree
assault, armed criminal action, unlaw... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - AR)

TOMMY LEE THIGPEN v. CITY OF EL DORADO, ARKANSAS

El Dorado, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant sued by the City on a building code violation theory.



A building in El Dorado, Arkansas, had been vacant for approximately ten years and was in a state of extensive disrepair. On February 4, 2018, Thigpen approached the representatives of the City and advised the City... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - AR)

RONTERRIO MAYO v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Malvern AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Ronterrio Mayo charged with possessing a prohibited article (a cell phone) while in the custody of a correctional facility.



The focus of this appeal is the denial of Mayo’s pretrial motion to suppress. A cell phone was found hidden in the wall of a jail cell that was ... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - AR)

MOCHARIEE KEWANNA WEST v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Hot Springs, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Mochariee Kewanna West with arguing that the circuit court erred in denying her motion for directed verdict.





West was charged by amended information with robbery, manslaughter, and hindering apprehension or prosecution. The State alleged t... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - AR)

JOHN FORD v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Hot Springs, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who was charged second-degree sexual assault.



Sometime in late 2016, Ford began renting a room from Angela Rook. Ford was sixty years old at the time. There was evidence introduced at a jury trial that while he was living with Rook and her family, Ford sexually ass... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - AR)

GRANVILLE MURPHY v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Blytheville, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with aggravated robbery.



Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 5-12-103(a)(1) (Repl. 2013), a person commits aggravated robbery if he or she commits robbery and the person is armed with a deadly weapon. A person commits robbery if, with the purpose of committing a fel... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - AR)

DURRELL BARNUM v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Conway AR - Sexual assault criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with fourth-degree sexual assault.



This appeal arises out of events that took place on the night of March 17, 2018. Then fourteen-year-old J.G. went to sleep on the couch in the living room of her sister’s apartment. Later that night, Barnum, who was... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - AR)

DAVID KING v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Little Rock, AR - Drug possession criminal defense lawyer represented defendant drug and felony possession of a firearm



In March 2016, the Twentieth Judicial Drug Task Force along with several other law enforcement officers executed a warrant for the search of King’s home. An HBO film crew was also present at the search collectin... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - AR)

BRET KEVIN SPLAWN v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Lawton, OK - Homicide criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with First Degree Murder.




Around midnight on October 29, 2017, Splawn reported to a 911 operator that he had shot his wife's uncle in the Lawton home they shared. During both the 911 call and his police interview, Splawn insisted the shooting was ... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - OK)

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)

DUSTIN MELVIN DAVISON v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City, OK - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with first degree murder.



On the afternoon of May 18, 2015, K.B., the two-year-old son of Jennifer Young, died at Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. Earlier that day, K.B. had suffered multiple blunt force traumas to his head and torso, res... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - OK)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHARLES D. BOWSER

Topeka, KS - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant attempted capital murder.





We previously considered King's appeal in State v. King, 308 Kan. 16, 417 P.3d
1073 (2018). We laid out the key facts as follows:
"Don's Market and Liquors robbery
"On the evening of February 27, 2015, three men wearing bla... More...
   $0 (11-27-2020 - KS)

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