Sexual Abuse Law
 
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...
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State of Florida v. Michael James Jackson

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael James Jackson with robbery, kidnapping and murder charges.




Hurst and Poole
In Hurst, this Court on remand from Hurst v. Florida, 577 U.S. 92 (2016),
held
that before the trial judge may consider imposing a sentence of death,
the jury in a c... More...
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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...
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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...
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State of Florida v. Jose Maisonet-Maldonado

- Criminal defense attorney represented Jose Maisonet-Maldonado with one count of first-degree murder with a weapon for the murder of Ms. Alvelo, three counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer causing serious injury or death, and two counts of vehicular homicide> charges.



In 2010, Jose Maisonet-Mald... More...
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Jonathan Huey Lawrence v. State of Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Carlos Lorenzo Jackson with a writ of mandamus.



This case is before the Court on the petition of Carlos Lorenzo Jackson for a
writ of mandamus. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(8), Fla. Const. By
order dated September 22, 2020, we denied Jackson’s pe... More...
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Joel Dale Wright v. State of Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Joel Dale Wright with appealing an order of the circuit court denying his successive postconviction motion filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851.



In 1983, Wright was convicted of first-degree murder, sexual battery,
burglary of a dwelling, and se... More...
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JERRY THOMAS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Lakeland, FL - Criminal defense attorney represented Jerry Thomas with appealing the denial of his motion for postconviction relief.



Jerry Thomas appeals the denial of his motion for postconviction relief
filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850, contending that the
postconviction court erred when it... More...
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State of North Dakota v. Megan Lynn Evanson

- Criminal defense attorney represented Megan Lynn Evanson with arguing the district court’s consideration of her prior criminal convictions constituted substantial reliance on an impermissible factor, rendering her sentence illegal.



Evanson and her husband were involved in the theft of a catalytic
converter from a tru... More...
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State of North Dakota v. Jose Javier Rivera-Rieffel

Bismarck, ND - Criminal defense attorney represented Jose Javier Rivera-Rieffel with a appealing from a criminal judgment entered after a jury convicted him of murder and child abuse.



He argues the evidence presented at trial is insufficient to support the jury’s verdict.... More...
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STATE OF NEBRASKA V. TAMMY L. BARNES

Lincoln, NE - Criminal defense attorney represented Tammy L. Barnes with contending that the district court erred in finding that she entered her plea understandingly and voluntarily and that her trial counsel was
ineffective in failing to object to the factual basis and an exhibit.


ictions, $500 or less, all Class IV felonies... More...
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STATE OF NEBRASKA V. GREGORY S. CODY,

- Criminal defense attorney represented Gregory S. Cody with appealing his conviction for first degree sexual assault and his sentence of 12 to 16 years’ imprisonment.




In July 2016 around 2 a.m., Lincoln Police Officer Cody along with other Lincoln Police
Officers responded to a call that A.H., who was missing a... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Abram K. Sollman

- Criminal defense attorney represented Abram K. Sollman with appealing his conviction of motor vehicle homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), and reckless driving..



At about 6 p.m. on February 1, 2019, Sean Nowling was
traveling westbound on Interstate 80 when “[a]ll of a sudden [he heard] honking of ... More...
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STATE OF NEBRASKA V. DILLEN C. GARCIA

Lincoln, NE - Criminal defense attorney represented Dillen C. Garcia with appealing from an order of the district court for Hall County denying his motion to transfer his case from the district court to the juvenile court.



On April 20, 2020, the State filed an information in district court charging Garcia with first
degr... More...
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STATE OF NEBRASKA V. PHILLIP M. GALVAN, JR., ALSO KNOWN AS PHILLIP GALVIN

Lincoln, NE - Criminal defense attorney represented Phillip M. Galvan, Jr. with challenging the sufficiency of the evidence to support the conviction, the district court’s decision to allow the jury to rehear a recording during deliberations, and his sentence.



In June 2018, Galvan was charged with the first degree sexual as... More...
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LIONEL SCOTT ELLISON v. STATE OF MONTANA

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented James Jeremiah Shea with an appeal of the July 9, 2020 order of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court, Yellowstone County, denying his petition for postconviction relief.



On March 13, 2013, Ellison staged a crime scene in which he attempted to implicate
a Yellowston... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. JOSHUA WAYNE REAMS

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented Joshua Wayne Reams with a one count of incest, alleging he sexually abused his ten-year old stepdaughter charge.



Reams was charged by amended information with one count of incest, alleging he
sexually abused his ten-year old stepdaughter, J.L.
¶3 On June 12, 201... More...
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LIONEL SCOTT ELLISON v. STATE OF MONTANA

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented Lionel Scott Ellison with n appealing the July 9, 2020 order of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court, Yellowstone County, denying his petition for postconviction relief (PCR).





On March 13, 2013, Ellison staged a crime scene in which he attempted to implicate... More...
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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)

CITY OF GREAT FALLS v. JASON BRYAN MARTIN

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented Jason Bryan Martin with appealing from the October 7,2019 Order Denying Appeal and Remanding issued by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Cascade County.




On May 12, 2017, Martin, who was on probation due to a previous conviction for
felony assault with a weapon... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. MARK WILLIAM COLLINS

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented Mark William Collins with appealing four of his five convictions in the Third Judicial District Court for Criminal Endangerment, two counts of Attempted Assault with a Weapon, and Attempted Aggravated Assault.



At approximately 4:30 a.m. on August 4, 2017, Kevin Morley wa... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan David Miller

Tulsa, OK - Production of Child Pornography charge criminal defense lawyer represented Ryan David Miller, 34, of Sapulpa, who was charged with sexual exploitation of a child by a parent, advertising child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and possession of child pornography on Aug. 6, 2020.

“Pedophiles like Ryan Miller belong in prison where they no longer have access to... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - MICHAEL B. HENSON

- Criminal defense attorney represented Michael B. Henson with appeals the decision of the Clermont County Municipal Court ordering him to serve three consecutive 180-day jail sentences after he pled guilty to three first-degree misdemeanor offenses of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol .



{¶ 2} On A... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DEVIN MICHAEL TUTT

Middletown, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Devin Michael Tutt with appealing from his conviction in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas following his guilty plea to two counts of rape.


{¶2} Appellant was charged by a bill of information with two counts of rape in
violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(2), felonies of th... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - GARY G. SMITH

Warren, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Gary G. Smith with appeals his sentence of 36 months in prison following his guilty plea to aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them (“OVI”).




{¶1} Appellant, Gary G. Smith (“M... More...
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