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Jacob R. Groening v. The State of Texas

Eastland, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Jacob R. Groening with a Capital Murder charge.




Appellant is married to Tiffany Groening, and they have four children
together. Appellant had no criminal history of violence against Tiffany. On March
4, 2017, Tiffany and Appellant hosted a barbecue at their ho... More...
   $0 (02-26-2021 - )

Charles Edward Newman v. The State of Texas

Eastland, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Charles Edward Newman with a Murder charge.



In four issues on appeal, Appellant challenges (1) the sufficiency of the
evidence to support the murder conviction, (2) the sufficiency of the evidence to
support the witness tampering convictions, (3) the trial court’s... More...
   $0 (02-26-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Joshua Raymer

Springfield, Illinois fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Joshua Raymer, 45, with defrauding the Blue Ridge School District of approximately $336,276 over two years.

According to court documents, during the time Raymer carried out the scheme, from April 2016 to December 2018, he falsely represented to a district official that computer switches had failed, and rep... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - )

Michael Raymond Watson v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael Raymond Watson with a Possession of a Controlled Substance charge.



In his sole issue on appeal, Watson argues that the evidence is insufficient to
support his conviction for possession of a controlled substance. The Court of Criminal
Appeals has expressed our... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

James Bernard Square v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented James Bernard Square with a Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance charge.



In his sole issue on appeal, Square argues that the evidence is insufficient to
support his conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The
S... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

Marcus Dewayne Nickerson v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Marcus Dewayne Nickerson with a Aggravated Assault charge.



In the instant case, appellant was charged by indictment with one count of
aggravated assault family violence causing serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony,
Nickerson v. State Page 2
and one count... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Shepherd Hoehn

Indianapolis, Indiana making threats charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Shepherd Hoehn, age 51, who was charged with making threats to intimidate and interfere with his neighbor, who is black, because of the neighbor’s race and because the neighbor was exercising his right to fair housing, in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 3631 and unlawfully possession firearms, in violation of 18... More...   $0 (02-24-2021 - IN)

United States of America v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

Denver, Colorado - The United States of America charged Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Pilgrim’s), a major broiler chicken producer based in Greeley, Colorado, with participation in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products.


“Today’s guilty plea demonstrates our unwavering commitment to prosecuting companies that violate the nation’s antitrust laws... More...
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United States of America v. Damion Lemont Hayes

Louisville, Kentucky carjacking criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Damion Lemont Hayes, 21, of Louisville, Kentucky, who was for his role in a carjacking that occurred during protest activity in Louisville.

“Over the summer, a number of individuals attempted to exploit the unrest in Louisville by committing violent crimes for their own personal gain,” said Special Agent in... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - ky)

Armando Martinez v. The State of Texas

El Paso, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Armando Martinez with an Attempted Murder charge.



On July 28, 2016, Martinez (a.k.a. “Gizmo”), Jose Luis Chavez (“Chavez” a.k.a. “Fat
Cat”), and Robert Young (“Young” a.k.a. “Toro”) smoked methamphetamine and marijuana
together at Young’s house.... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - TX)

Amanda Shanae Willis v. The State of Texas

El Paso, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Amanda Shanae Willis with a Aggravated Robbery charge.



During Appellant’s sentencing hearing, Appellant requested the jury recommend she be
granted community supervision. Appellant called her mother to testify on her behalf—Paula Willis
(“Ms. Willis”). Ms. Wi... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Kadeem Davis

Cleveland, Ohio drug distribution charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kadeem Davis, 31, of Cleveland, was with one count of distribution of fentanyl and heroin.

“Thousands of lives have been lost and an untold amount of pain and suffering has been endured by friends and families in this District and throughout the country as a result of the opioid epidemic,” said A... More...
   $0 (02-21-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Kenneth Nash

Grand Rapids, Michigan health care fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kenneth Nash, the owner of a South Haven home health agency, who was health care fraud. He admitted that his company, Universal Home Health Care, submitted claims for home health services totaling more than $750,000 when no physician had approved the services but, instead, employees forged physician sign... More...   $0 (02-21-2021 - MI)

Joshua Noel Coronado v. The State of Texas

Amarillo, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Joshua Noel Coronado with an Aggravated Assault charge.



The applicable standard of review is that explained in Braughton v. State, 569
S.W.3d 592 (Tex. Crim. App. 2018). We apply it here.
Through count one of the indictment, the State alleged that appellant:
on ... More...
   $0 (02-20-2021 - TX)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Kevin Hicks-Franklin

Erie, Pennsylvania first-degree murder criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kevin Hicks-Franklin, age 23, who was charged with first-degree murder for stabbing to death Starleisha Smith, age 23.

Pennsylvania Statutes

Chapter 25

Criminal Homicide

Sec.

2501. Criminal homicide.

2502. Murder.



Enactment. Chapter 25 w... More...
   $0 (02-19-2021 - PA)

Chase Runnels v. The State of Texas

Dallas, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Chase Runnels with an Aggravated Robbery charge.



In October 2012, appellant was indicted for his part in the aggravated robbery
of Wynton Dunn. The indictment charged that during a theft of property, appellant
intentionally and knowingly placed Dunn in fear of imminent... More...
   $0 (02-18-2021 - TX)

Eric Nathaniel Reel v. The State of Texas

San Antonio, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Eric Nathaniel Reel with an Arson charge.



The State charged Eric Nathaniel Reel with arson of a building, a second degree felony,
and charged Reel as being a repeat offender, seeking to enhance the penalty to that for a first degree
felony. See TEX. PENAL CODE §... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

Jereme Rucker v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Jereme Rucker with an Aggravated Assault charge.



The evidence presented at trial1
The State charged Rucker with intentionally or knowingly threatening Desiree
Gonzalez with imminent bodily injury and using a deadly weapon during the commission of the
offense. At tr... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

William Black v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented William Black with an Aggravated Assault charge.



The evidence at trial showed that through Backpage, an online escort service,
appellant arranged to have a “car date” with nineteen-year-old Jane Doe, who was engaged in
prostitution. They agreed to meet at a bar in... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

Ty Lee Whitfield v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Ty Lee Whitfield with a Aggravated Robbery charge.



The jury heard evidence that, on August 2, 2016, John Moore was robbed in an
HEB parking lot in Buda, Texas. Around 2:00 p.m. that day, Moore parked his Ford F-150 “club
cab” truck away from other vehicles in the ... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

Freddy Uceta v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Freddy Uceta with an Aggravated Assault charge.



Uceta’s aggravated-assault charge stemmed from his attack on Detrick Dortch
when they were both inmates at the Bell County Jail.1
Jail guard David Guerra testified that on
the night of the offense, he was preparing... More...
   $0 (02-13-2021 - TX)

Terry Lynn Terlaje v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Terry Lynn Terlaje with a Sexual Assault charge.



In 2011, Terlaje pled guilty pursuant to a plea bargain to sexually assaulting the
adult sister of his then girlfriend. Honoring the bargain, the trial court placed Terlaje
on DFAJ for six years and imposed a $600 ... More...
   $0 (02-13-2021 - TX)

Karl Eric Searcy v. United States of America

West Palm Beach, FL - Federal Tort Claims Act wrongful death lawyer represented Plaintiff, Karl Eric Searcy
as personal representative of the Estate of Matthew Martin Searcy, deceased, who sued the United States of American on personal injury auto negligence theories claiming that Martin Searcy was killed in a car wreck caused for federal government employee.... More...
   $1 (02-13-2021 - )

Jalen Veliz v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Jalen Veliz with a Murder charge.



The State charged Veliz with intentionally or knowingly causing the death of
Isaac Morey by shooting him in the chest with a firearm during a robbery at an apartment
residence in south Austin. At trial, the jury heard evidence that on... More...
   $0 (02-12-2021 - TX)

Santiago Vasquez v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Santiago Vasquez with a Murder charge.



Vasquez was charged with killing his neighbor Seth, whom he had lived next door
to for years. During the trial, the State and Vasquez called multiple witnesses.
One of the State’s witnesses was Vasquez’s next-door neighbor. I... More...
   $0 (02-12-2021 - TX)

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