Malicious Prosecution Law
 
MARTIN BODDEN, vs THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Miami, Florida - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Martin Bodden with petitioning this Court for a writ of prohibition barring the trial court judge from presiding over any further proceedings in cases F19-18146, F19- 18147, and F19-16592..



This petition arises out of the trial court’s alleged improper conduct du... More...
   $0 (12-01-2020 - FL)

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)

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)

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. 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. SHAWN LAN

Omaha, NE - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant SHAWN LAN with asserting his convictions should be overturned because of the court’s error in denying a motion to suppress the evidence found in the search of Lan’s vehicle, the court’s failure to provide a limiting instruction, and insufficiency of the evidence to convict him.

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   $0 (11-30-2020 - NE)

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)

SCOTTIE WAYNE FLIPPO v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Harrison AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Scottie Wayne Flippo with appealing his conviction for first-degree terroristic threatening, arguing that the circuit court erred in denying his motion to dismiss for lack of a speedy trial. .



In December 2017, Flippo was taken into custody to serve an Act 570 sev... 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)

United States of America v. Timothy James Hallows

Salt Lake City, Utah possession of child pornography criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who was charged with possession of child porn.

Timothy James Hallows, age 62, of Kaysville, was charged with possession of child pornography

Local authorities arrested Hallows on Oct. 16, 2019. Federal prosecutors filed a Felony Information in May 2020 charging him with possession ... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - UT)

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)

United States of America v. Johanna Estella Clark

Missoula, Montana wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with embezzlement.

Johanna Estella Clark, 44, formerly of Kalispell and currently of Florence, was charged with wire fraud.

The prosecution said in court documents in the case that Clark worked for the Flathead Joint Board of Control (FJBC) from 2013 until May 2017. During those years FJBC was a go... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - MT)

United States of America v. Kevin Fuqua

Oakland, California sex trafficking of children criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sex trafficking a teenage girl.

Kevin Fuqua,

In pleading guilty, Fuqua, 33, of Oakland, admitted that between August 8, 2018, and January 1, 2019, he caused a minor to engage in sex in exchange for money.

“No girl’s teenage years should be spent on the streets of ... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALEX DEE DAVIS

Topeka, KS - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with armed robbery.




A man covering his face with a red bandana and wearing skeleton gloves entered a
Wichita donut shop's back door early on October 24, 2016. The man pointed a "rainbow
colored" gun at an employee and demanded money. He left without t... More...
   $0 (11-27-2020 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CECIL MEGGERSON

Topeka, KS - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with armed robbery




We previously decided King's appeal in State v. King, 308 Kan. 16, 417 P.3d 1073
(2018). In that decision, we described the key events as follows:
3
"Don's Market and Liquors robbery
"On the evening of February 27, 2... More...
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United States of America v. Miles Spencer Coyote

Phoenix, AZ possession of obscene material criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with transferring obscene material to a minor.

Between February 11, 2019 and March 28, 2019, Coyote used his Facebook account to transfer obscene material to the minor victim. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) flagged these Facebook communications in June 2019 and ... More...
   $0 (11-27-2020 - AZ)

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