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United States of America v. Caleb Kenyetta Sheffield

Greensboro, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with illegal possession of a machine gun.




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On July 3, 2021, when a North Carolina State Highway Patrol of... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth “Smoke” Piper, Allen "Slim" Martin Smith, and Eric Cruz Pineda

Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony possession of firearms and carjacking.




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On December 11, 2020, Kenneth "Smoke" Piper and Eric Cruz Pine... More...
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United States of America v. Gerson Orellana-Villegas

Beaumont, Texas criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with illegal immigration after having previously been found illegally in the United States.

Orellana-Villegas pleaded guilty to one count of reentry of deported noncitizen, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a) & (b). He had previously been deported in 2015 after he was convicted for sexually assaulting a child in violatio... More...
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C. O. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Austin, Texas – Family Law lawyer represented Appellant with appealing the trial court’s final decree as permanent managing conservator of her three sons.



Finally, the Department called the guardian ad litem, Cathy Rothas. When asked
for her recommendation, Rothas informed the court that she did not feel that gr... More...
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Patrick Leonard Martin v. The State of Texas

Austin, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented Appellant with a burglary of a habitation charge.



Kristin Ellington1 began a dating relationship with Martin in 2014. Martin lived
“off and on” with Ellington and her mother, Marcia Larson, at Larson’s home in Bulverde,
Texas. Although at first the rel... More...
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United States of America v. Lonnie Mitchell

Montgomery, Alabama no criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with coercing several victims, including a minor, to engage in prostitution over the course of several years. The judge also ordered the defendant to pay over $950,000 in restitution to the victims. 




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United States of America v. Lakeshia Nicole Simon

Beckley, West Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with making false statements in acquisition of firearms.

Lakeshia Nicole Simon, age 23, of Beckley, purchased firearms in Beckley for co-defendant Bisheem Jones, also known as “Bosh,” who told Simon which ones to buy and provided the money for the purchases through an intermediary.

On April 20, 2021, S... More...
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Commonwealth of North Carolina v. Justin Merritt

Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with first-degree murder.

Justin Merritt was accused of killing Andy Banks.

§ 14-17. Murder in the first and second degree defined; punishment.

(a) A murder which shall be perpetrated by means of a nuclear, biological, or chemical weapon of mass destruction as defined in G.S. 14-288.21, po... More...
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United States of America v. Tory Ceonta Williams

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

18 USC 1151, 1153, and 113(a)(3): Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Forfeiture Allegation: 18 USC 924(d) and 28 USC 2461(c): Firearms Forfeiture
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18 USC 924(c)(1)(A)(iii): Carrying, Using, Brandishing and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Cri... More...
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United States of America v. Mason Joel Courson

Washington, District of Columbia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding a law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

On Jan. 6, 2021, Mason Joel Courson, age 27, of Tamarac, Florida, was part of a mob that confronted law enforcement officers at the Archway and tunnel areas leadi... More...
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Candace Bell v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Criminal law lawyer represented Appellant with appeals her conviction and 180-day sentence for violation of a protective order charge.

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I. Background
In two points, Appellant Candace Bell appeals her conviction and 180-day
sentence for violation of a protective order. See Tex. Penal Code Ann... More...
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Mark Morgan Upchurch v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented Appellant with appealing his conviction for assault of a family member charge.

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A. The Aggravated Assault (by Fire)
Appellant met and began dating the complainant, Jane,
1 in 2013. In 2014, Jane
was hospitalized after being set on fire. She told parame... More...
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Michael Baxter v. Louis Roberts, III and Trevor Lee

Tallahassee, Florida personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a civil rights violation theory under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

This is an appeal from summary judgment in a civil rights case arising from a traffic stop and arrest that took place in Northwest Florida on December 24, 2017. On that day, Michael Baxter was pulled over by Deputy Trevor Lee of the Jackson County ... More...
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United States of America v. Elmer Stewart Rhodes, III

Washington, DC: Criminal law lawyers represented Defendant charged with sedition for his role in the riot at the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.

Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, and Kelly Meggs, the leader of the Florida chapter of the organization, were found guilty by a jury today of seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to t... More...
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United States of America v. Roldy Francosis

Providence, Rhode Island criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2113(a).

A Providence man with nine previous criminal convictions, including convictions on firearms, fraud, aggravated identity theft, and domestic assault charges, was sentenced today to nearly five years in federal prison for robbing a downtown Providence bank in April... More...
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Ryan Matthews v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with appealing being found guilty of murder and assessed his punishment at 20 years.

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II. SELF-DEFENSE
Under the Penal Code, a person is justified in using force against another when
and to the degree he “reasonably believes the force is immed... More...
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Stedfast Baptist Church v. Fellowship of the Sword, Inc.

Fort Worth, Texas – Civil Litigation lawyer represented Appellant with Seeking declaratory relief construing the default provisions of a commercial lease.

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A. The Lease
In July of 2020, Stedfast, through its president and pastor Jonathan Shelley,
executed a 63-month commercial lease with Fellowship, as one of ... More...
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IN THE INTEREST OF R.W. AND G.W., CHILDREN

Fort Worth, Texas – Family Law lawyer represented Appellant and Appellant with a order terminating their respective parental rights.

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Appellant L.A. (Mother) and Appellant D.W. (Father) appeal the trial court’s
order terminating their respective parental rights to R.W. and G.W. (the children). In
seven issu... More...
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Dmintry Nikolenko v. Luiza Nikolenko

Houston, Texas – Divorce lawyer represented Appellant with considering whether (1) a Russian divorce decree deprived the trial court of subject-matter jurisdiction.



The Parties’ Relationship
Dmitry Nikolenko (“Dmitry”) and Luiza Nikolenko (“Luiza”) were married
on March 15, 2011 in Tashkent, Uzbekis... More...
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United States of America v. Drummond Neil Smithson

Boston, Massachusetts criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with sending threatening communications to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Drummond Neil Smithson, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 12, 2022.

On or about July 19, 2020, Smithson, an Army veteran, mailed a threatening communication from Ayer, Mass., to the Department of Veterans Affairs thr... More...
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United States of America v. James Ernesto Martinez

Denver, Colorado criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

on July 22, 2021, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Denver home. That search warrant authorized the seizure of, among other things, firearms. After agents knocked and announced their presence, Martinez went back inside for appro... More...
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Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. 61 v. Magellan Pipeline Company, L. P. and V-Tex Logistics LLC

Houston, Texas – Civil Litigation lawyer represented Appellant with rather governmental entity is immune from a suit to condemn a portion of its property for an easement.



A. The Pipeline Project
Magellan Pipeline Company, LP and V-Tex Logistics, LLC are pipeline
companies, and each owns its own pipeline syst... More...
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In the Estate of: Lynne Vines, a/k/a Doris Lynne Vines, Deceased

Houston, Texas – Probate lawyer represented Appellant with complaining of the probate court’s order appointing a receiver in an underlying will contest.



Lynne Vines’s husband, Larry, started Dial Electrical Controls of Houston,
Inc. (“Dial Electrical”) and its sister company, LV Controls, Inc. (“LV Cont... More...
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United States of America v. Faamanu Vaifanua, aka “Junior”and Macauther Christmas Vaifanua, aka “Mac”

Anchorage, Alaska criminal law lawyers represented Defendants charged with kidnapping and drug trafficking.

Believing that the victim had stolen drugs from them, Macarthur Christmas Vaifanua, a/k/as "Mac" lured the victim to his home on August 13, 2017. As the victim was leaving the residence, he was led instead into the garage where he was forcibly bound and gagged. The victim was then b... More...
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United States of America v. tetson Shane Barnes and Donald Alfred Busch

Roswell, New Mexico criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with carjacking resulting in death.

On Nov. 12, 2021, after a nearly two-week trial, a federal jury convicted Stetson Shane Barnes, age 30, of Loving, New Mexico, and Donald Alfred Busch, age 34, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, of conspiracy to commit carjacking, carjacking resulting in death, and being felons in possession of... More...
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