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STATE OF OHIO v. ANDREW JOSEPH ISRAEL

Lima, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Andrew J. Israel with appealing from the judgment of the Court of Common Pleas of Union County finding him guilty of aggravated burglary.



On October 10, 2019, the Union County Grand Jury indicted Israel on
one count of aggravated burglary in violation of R.C. 2911.11(A)(1),... More...
   $0 (01-27-2021 - OH)

State of Tennessee v. Robert Earl Grady, Jr.

Jackson, TN - Criminal defense attorney represented Robert Earl Grady, Jr. with a contending the trial court erred by imposing consecutive terms.



On October 29, 2018, a Madison County grand jury indicted the defendant for one
count of felon in possession of a firearm. Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1307(b)(1)(a). Then,
on ... More...
   $0 (01-25-2021 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Tammy Lynn Walker

Knoxville, TN - Criminal defense attorney represented Tammy Lynn Walker with a contending that the trial court erred in determining that she made a knowing and voluntary waiver of her right to counsel and by requiring her to proceed pro se at trial when she had not executed a written waiver to the effect.



According to the af... More...
   $0 (01-25-2021 - TN)

Daniel Jacob Craven, Jr. v. State of Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Daniel Jacob Craven, Jr. with a appealing his conviction for first-degree murder and his sentence of death.



While serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for a
conviction of first-degree murder with a weapon, Craven stabbed his cellmate,
Jo... More...
   $0 (01-24-2021 - FL)

Jonathan Huey Lawrence v. State of Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Jonathan Huey Lawrence with appealing his sentence of death for the 1998 firs tdegree murder of Jennifer Robinson that was imposed in a 2018 resentencing proceedings .



In 2000, Lawrence pleaded guilty to principal to the first-degree murder of
Robinson, conspiracy t... More...
   $0 (01-24-2021 - FL)

Robert Craft v. State of Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Robert Craft with first-degree murder and his sentence of death.




On May 16, 2018, Craft strangled and beat to death Darren W. Shira in the
cell they shared at Columbia Correctional Institution. Following Shira’s murder,
Craft confessed multiple times, i... More...
   $0 (01-24-2021 - FL)

James Terry Colley, Jr. v. State of Florida

- Criminal defense attorney represented James Terry Colley, Jr. with appealing two first-degree murder convictions and two corresponding sentences of death.




I. Guilt Phase
The jury in this case found Colley guilty of murdering his estranged wife,
Amanda Cloaninger Colley, and Amanda’s friend Lindy Dobbins. A... More...
   $0 (01-24-2021 - FL)

Gerhard Hojan v. State of Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Gerhard Hojan with appealing two sentences of death imposed during a resentencing that this Court ordered as a result of Hurst1 error. .



The evidence presented at Hojan’s 2003 trial established that, at
approximately 4 a.m. on the morning of March 11, 2002, Hojan ... More...
   $0 (01-24-2021 - FL)

STATE OF MONTANA v. STEVEN WAYNE KEEFE

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented Steven Wayne Keefe with appealing the May 6, 2019 Sentence, Order to Close File, and Order Exonerating Bond issued by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Cascade County, which, in relevant part, re-sentenced him to life without parole for three counts of deliberate homicide committed when he was a juvenile..... More...   $0 (01-22-2021 - MT)

United States of America v. Kenneth Eugene Barrett

Kenneth Eugene Barrett moved under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate his death sentence based on ineffective assistance of counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.1 The district court denied relief. On appeal, this court remanded for an evidentiary hearing to determine whether defense counsel’s performance at sentencing was deficient and prejudicial. Following the hearing, t... More...   $0 (01-19-2021 - OK)

STATE OF OHIO v. AONORICO R. DAVIS

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Aonorico R. Davis with an 11-count indictment arising out of the repeated sexual assaults of his girlfriend’s daughter, K.E. The abuse began when K.E. was 13 years old and continued until she was 18 years old. .



On April 23, 2019, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted D... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DESEAN D-BEY

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Desean D-Bey with appealing his convictions and the trial court’s denial of his postconviction motion to withdraw his guilty pleas after he pled guilty to one count of having weapons while under disability and one count of attempted domestic violence.



On May 10, 2019... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - OH)

State of Tennessee v. Robert Earl Grady, Jr.

Jackson, TN - Criminal defense attorney represented Robert Earl Grady, Jr. with contending the trial \court erred by imposing consecutive terms. Upon our review of the record, the applicable law, and the arguments of the parties.



A. Guilty Plea
On October 29, 2018, a Madison County grand jury indicted the defendant for on... More...
   $0 (01-14-2021 - TN)

Ramiro Garcia v. The State of Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Ramiro Garcia with a Indecency with a Child charge.



On February 5, 2016, Garcia was placed on deferred adjudication community
supervision for ten years after pleading guilty to two counts of indecency with a child and
entering into a plea agreement. See TEX... More...
   $0 (01-10-2021 - TX)

Victor Zamarron v. The State of Texas

Dallas, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Victor Zamarron with an Aggravated Sexual Assault charge.



The underlying facts are known to the parties. Because appellant has not
challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, we provide only a brief recitation of the
underlying facts and include additional facts neces... More...
   $0 (12-29-2020 - TX)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL L. GOSSMAN

Upper Sandusky, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Michael L. Gossman with claiming that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel, that his plea was not voluntarily entered, and that the sentence should be set aside.



On July 24, 2019, the Wyandot County Grand Jury indicted Gossman
on two counts o... More...
   $0 (12-05-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. SHAWNDRE HOUSTON

Cincinnati, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Shawndre Houston after being convicted of aggravated murder under former R.C. 2903.01(A), with anaccompanying firearm specification.



{2} The record shows that Heywood Thompson owned the Indulge VSP
Lounge (the lounge) in Springdale, Ohio. Various promoters re... More...
   $0 (12-02-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. TRULANCE COMBS

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Trulance Combs with appealing from the judgment of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas revoking his community control and imposing a prison sentence of eight years, with 129 days of confinement credit.




{3} In 2018, Combs was convicted of burglary, a ... More...
   $0 (12-02-2020 - OH)

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)

JOSEPH THOMAS LACEFIELD v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Bentonville, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who was charged with aggravated robbery.



Appellant was convicted by a Benton County jury of two counts of robbery and one count of aggravated robbery for which he was sentenced to an aggregate term of thirty years imprisonment in the Arkansas Department of Correction... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - AR)

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 LOUISIANA Vs. CHRISTOPHER JEROD MOORE

Lake, Charles, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Christopher Jerod Moore with filed a Motion to Appoint Sanity Commission, requesting the commission to determine both his competency to stand trial and his mental condition at the time of the offense. .




The States first witness was Corporal Wilbert ... More...
   $0 (11-22-2020 - LA)

STATE OF OHIO v. WALTER EUGENE RAY

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Walter Eugene Ray with appeals from the trial courts judgment denying, without a hearing, his post-sentence motion to withdraw his guilty plea.



According to the record, on June 18, 2017, Ray and his girlfriend, Carly
Bradley, went from Springfield to the home of... More...
   $0 (11-18-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. KENDALL JORDAN

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant KENDALL JORDAN with criticizing the court for permitting him to proceed pro se, along with attacking several issues that emerged at trial and sentencing.




{2} In early 2019, defendant-appellant Kendall Jordan was indicted on 12
counts of rape and four ... More...
   $0 (11-17-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. STEVEN KIDWELL

Cincinnati, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Steven Kidwell with appealing from the sentences imposed following his guilty pleas to three felony drug offenses.




{1} Steven Kidwell appeals from the sentences imposed following his
guilty pleas to three felony drug offenses. Because the trial court co... More...
   $0 (11-13-2020 - OH)

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