CRIMINAL CASES

In January, 2011, a Fremont County District Court returned a not guilty verdict on all counts of sexual assault on a child after a five-day trial, savingmy client from a possible life sentence to the Department of Corrections.
In March, 2012, in a felony drug casewhere my client was facing a mandatory prison sentence if convicted, I obtained an order from a Pueblo District Court judge agreeing with me that the arresting officer violated my client’s fourth amendment right to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure. The judge threw out all evidence against my client and dismissed the case.
In February, 2004, in the case of the People v. Jim Bishop, a Custer County jury returning a verdict of not guilty on all 18 counts, including fifteen felony charges. Jim Bishop is famously known as “The Castle Builder” for his lifelong project, Bishop’s Castle, outside of Rye, Colorado.
In 2001, a Pueblo jury finding my client notguilty of sexual assault. What made this case unusual was that DNA linked our client to the sex act.
In January, 2012, a Chaffee County jury returning a verdict of not guilty on all counts in a DUI case. What made this case unique is that I was this client’s fourth attorney and the only one willing to go to trial.
In October, 2009, successfully defending a substitute teacher accused in Pueblo County Court of child abuse for allegedly assaulting a student. I filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that my client had immunity under Colorado law from prosecution and that he used reasonable and appropriate force. After an extensive evidentiary hearing, including extensive testimony from school district personnel, the court granted the motion and dismissed the case.
In September, 2007, successfully defending a Fremont County bar owner when a jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts. My client was charged with a violation of the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act for allegedly permitting a customer to smoke in her bar.
In June, 2010, successfully petitioning the Pueblo District Court toterminate lifetime supervision of a sex offender client.
In June, 2007, a Fremont County jury finding our client not guilty on all counts in a domestic violence case.
In April, 2003, a Pueblo jury returning a verdict of not guilty where our client, a licensed day-care provider, was charged with one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, with the alleged victim being one of her day-care children.
In 2002, a Pueblo jury finding our client notguilty of first degree murder, and guilty of a lesser included count of second degree murder, thereby avoiding a mandatory life sentence (without parole).
In 2001, a Pueblo District Court judge found that there was no probable cause to believe my client had committed sexual assault on a child (mandatory lifetime supervision if convicted), and dismissed the case against him.