Robbery Case Results

Robbery Case Results 1: Case Dismissed

Mr. Brown’s client and several of his client’s friends were charged with Robbery. Many witnesses identified the client as a participant in the robbery. Through investigation, Mr. Brown gathered information showing the witnesses were not credible. All co-defendants received prison sentences. Mr. Brown obtained a dismissal for his client.

Drug Case Results

Drug Case Results 1: Case Dismissed

Based upon an informant’s tip, a client was arrested with approximately 250 grams of methamphetamine in his truck. The client was charged with an enhanced first degree felony with a potential punishment of 10 years-to-life in prison. At a hearing in front of the trial judge, the police officer testified that a confidential informant provided information that Mr. Brown’s client had the methamphetamine in his truck. Through cross examination, Mr. Brown elicited testimony showing that the officer had conducted an illegal search. Mr. Brown presented case law to the trial judge who ruled that the search was illegal. The case was Dismissed.

Drug Case Results 2: Case Dismissed

Client stopped for traffic offense. Police officer searched her purse and found 3 grams of cocaine. At a hearing in front of the trial judge, the police officer testified that Mr. Brown’s client gave consent for the search. Through cross examination and direct testimony, Mr. Brown convinced the trial judge that consent was not given and the search was held to be illegal. The case was Dismissed.

Drug Case Results 3: Case Dismissed

Client stopped for traffic offense. A Police Officer wrote a traffic citation, then had a drug dog sniff around the client’s car. Based upon the alert from the dog, the police officer searched the client’s vehicle and recovered approximately one gram of methamphetamine. Mr. Brown successfully argued to the trial judge that the search was illegal. The prosecution appealed. Mr. Brown won the appeal. The case was Dismissed.

Drug Case Results 4: Probation with No Convictions

A client was arrested in a field with portable drug lab, and charged with two separate cases of manufacturing methamphetamine (amount alleged totaled over 1000 grams). If convicted, the client faced a sentence of 15 years-to-life in the penitentiary. The prosecution’s initial plea bargain offer was 50 years in prison on each case. Mr. Brown, as co-counsel, personally went to the crime lab and discovered the prosecution actually had approximately 12 grams of illegal drugs. Both cases pled for probation with no convictions.

Drug Case Results 5: Probation with No Convictions

A client was charged with three felony drug cases. The prosecution’s initial plea bargain offer was 15 years in prison on each case. Mr. Brown’s investigation revealed questionable practices by the arresting officers in two of the cases. A plea agreement was reached for probation with no convictions.

Drug Case Results 6: Case Dismissed

A client and two friends were arrested for possession of controlled substance found on the client’s desk. Mr. Brown successfully argued that client had no knowledge of the drugs. The case was Dismissed.

Alcohol Related Offense Results

Alcohol Offense Results 1: Not Guilty

Client charged with third DWI. Client faced up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Client would lose his job if he was convicted. Jury trial. Not Guilty.

Alcohol Offense Results 2: Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor, with 3 Weekends Jail

Client charged with fourth DWI. Charged as felony with possible punishment of up to 10 years in prison. Negotiated plea: charges reduced to misdemeanor with sentence of 3 weekends in jail.

Alcohol Offense Results 3: Case Dismissed, Police Officer Fired

Client charged with first DWI. Client had not had a drink in several days. Investigation showed police officers fabricated charges. Case Dismissed. Police officers fired.

Alcohol Offense Results 4: Not Guilty

Client charged with first DWI. Client’s job at risk if he received a DWI conviction. Jury trial. Not Guilty.

Alcohol Offense Results 5: Not Guilty

Client charged with first DWI. Breath test over the legal limit. Jury trial. Not Guilty.

Alcohol Offense Results 6: Negotiated Plea, 2 Hours Jail Time Only

Client charged with first DWI. Client’s employer reassigned him to overseas position but DWI conviction would prevent transfer. Negotiated plea: DWI charges waived, plea to obstructing a highway. Client spent approximately two hours in jail to satisfy sentence.

Alcohol Offense Results 7: Probation

Client on DWI probation. Arrested and charged with second DWI. Motion to revoke probation filed. Client hired Mr. Brown only on probation revocation. Client facing up to 120 days in jail if his probation was revoked. Mr. Brown successfully argued defect in probation revocation pleading. Client allowed to complete probation with no additional penalty.

Alcohol Offense Results 8: Not Guilty, Probation Reinstated

Client on misdemeanor probation when he was arrested for DWI. Facing up to 180 days in jail on each case. Trial before the Judge on the DWI. Not Guilty. Probation reinstated.

Alcohol Offense Results 9: Probation

Client arrested for DWI while driving through D/FW Airport. Client had just left Christmas party. Mr. Brown successfully argued to the trial judge that the initial traffic stop of his client was illegal. Case Dismissed.

Client was driving a boat involved in an accident; one of the passengers in the boat died. Client charged with intoxication manslaughter with possible punishment of up to 20 years in prison. Blood test over the legal limit. Mr. Brown was co-counsel. Negotiated probation plea.

Sexual Offense Results

Sexual Offense Results 1: Dismissed

High School teacher accused of fondling two students. Possible punishment of up to 20 years in prison and registration as a sex offender for life. Initial offer from prosecutor was 10 years in prison. Investigation revealed the students were not credible. Cases Dismissed.

Sexual Offense Results 2: Grand Jury Declined Indictment

Twenty-one year old client accused of raping a girl at his apartment. Possible punishment of up to 20 years in prison and registration as a sex offender for life. Investigation revealed the girl was the instigator of the sexual relations. Results of our investigation presented to grand jury. Grand jury declined to indict the case.

Sexual Offense Results 3: Charges Dropped

Teenage client accused of raping a girl at a party. Mr. Brown presented the results of his investigation, including interviews with several witnesses, to the detective assigned to the case. The detective elected to drop the charges.

Sexual Offense Results 4: Probation with No Conviction, Not Registered as Offender

Nineteen year old accused of raping his younger sister. Possible punishment of up to life in prison and registration as a sex offender for life. Results of investigation convinced the prosecutor to reduce charges to Class B misdemeanor. Client placed on probation with no conviction. Client does not have to register as a sex offender.

Sexual Offense Results 5: Grand Jury Declined Indictment

Client accused of attempting to sexually assault his former wife. Thorough investigation revealed inconsistencies in ex-wife’s story as well as her motivation for lying. Results of investigation presented to grand jury. Grand jury declined to indict the case.

Sexual Offense Results 6: Plea Bargain Resuling in 35 Year Sentence Reduced to 5

While represented by another attorney, a man pled guilty to aggravated sexual assault and received a sentence of 35 years in prison. Mr. Brown, acting as co-counsel, was successful in getting this sentence overturned through a motion for new trial. Mr. Brown negotiated a plea bargain of 5 years incarceration.

Assaultive Offense Results

Assault Case Results 1: Case Reduced to Class C Misdemeanor

Client accused of family violence against her daughter. Mr. Brown obtained an affidavit of non-prosecution from the daughter. Case reduced to Class C misdemeanor.

Assault Case Results 2: Not Guilty

Male client accused of assaulting a female coworker. Case tried to a jury where Mr. Brown called several coworkers who had been in the office at the time of the alleged assault. Jury verdict of Not Guilty.

Assault Case Results 3: Not Guilty

Male client accused of assaulting his girlfriend. During a jury trial, Mr. Brown demonstrated that the girlfriend was the aggressor and Mr. Brown’s client did not retaliate. Verdict of Not Guilty.

Murder Results

Murder Case Results 1: Minimum Sentence of 5 Years Incarceration

Client convicted of shooting his father three times with a possible sentence of 5 year to life in prison. Mr. Brown, acting as co-counsel, presented evidence to show the father was very abusive toward his son and wife. Minimum sentence of 5 years incarceration imposed by the jury.

Murder Case Results 2: Case Reversed on Appeal with Acquittal & Retrial Prohibited

Appeal of Capital Murder conviction with sentence of life in prison (Mr. Brown did not represent the client during his jury trial). Case reversed on appeal and judgement of acquittal entered. State prohibited from retrying client.

DNA Results

DNA Results 1: Client Innocent & Released from Prison

In 1987, a man was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and sentenced to 30 years in prison (Mr. Brown did not represent this man during his jury trial). At his trial, the man was identified by the victim as the man who raped her. The man presented an alibi defense that the jury did not believe. Mr. Brown obtained an order from the court requiring DNA testing of the physical evidence originally collected by the police. The results of the DNA testing proved the client’s innocence and he was released from prison (after being incarcerated for approximately 13 years).

Appellate Results

Appellate Results 1: Case Reversed on Appeal with Acquittal & Retrial Prohibited

Appeal of Capital Murder conviction with sentence of life in prison (Mr. Brown did not represent the client during his jury trial). Case reversed on appeal and judgement of acquittal entered. State prohibited from retrying client.

Appellate Results 2: Case Reversed on Appeal Resulting in 35 Year Sentence Reduced to 5

Appeal of Burglary conviction with sentence of 35 years in prison. Case reversed on appeal. New trial ordered. Mr. Brown negotiated sentence of 5 years incarceration prior to second trial.

Appellate Results 3: Case Reversed

Appeal of trial court’s denial of motion to suppress evidence in drug case. During the search, police officers shot and killed an occupant of the house. Mr. Brown successfully argued that the search was invalid. The Appellate court reversed the case.

Appellate Results 4: Case Dismissed

Appeal of Theft $20,000 to $100,000 probation. Case reversed on appeal due to illegal sentence. Case dismissed.

Appellate Results 5: Sentence of 10 Years Negotiated, and Client Paroled After Plea

Appeal of three felony DWI convictions with a combined sentence of 30 years in prison (Mr. Brown did not represent the client during his original pleas). Reversed through filing of application for writ of habeas corpus. New trials ordered. Negotiated sentence of 10 years incarceration prior to trial. Client paroled soon after plea.

Appellate Results 6: Case Reversed on Appeal

Appeal of aggravated sexual assault conviction with sentence of 60 years in prison. Reversed on appeal by the Court of Criminal Appeals due to illegally obtained confession from client.

Juvenile Results

Juvenile Results 1: Case Dismissed

Client charged with arson at school. Several students claimed that Mr. Brown’s client had confessed to this offense. Through investigation, Mr. Brown proved that these fellow students were not credible. Case Dismissed.

Juvenile Results 2: Case Dismissed

Client charged with sexual assault of his former girlfriend. Mr. Brown’s investigation revealed that the allegations were false. Case Dismissed.

Federal Results

Federal Results 1: Case Dismissed

Client charged with Federal Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Client had been on prior State felony probation. Client’s previous attorney informed him he would be going to the federal penitentiary. Mr. Brown, acting as co-counsel, researched the facts and the law applicable to the case. Mr. Brown submitted a summary of the facts and the law to the federal prosecutor who agreed to dismiss the case.

Federal Results 2: 6 Months Minimum Security & 6 Months House Arrest

Client charged with stealing approximately $900,000 from his girlfriend’s employer. Client, girlfriend, and a third individual all charged with federal mail fraud. Possible punishment under the federal guidelines was incarceration for a term between 24 and 46 months. Mr. Brown obtained a sentence of 6 months in a minimum security facility and 6 months house arrest for his client.

Theft Results

Theft Results 1: Case Dismissed

Client charged with passing a forged check belonging to his neighbor. The passing of the check was videotaped. The neighbor identified Mr. Brown’s client on the tape. Mr. Brown obtained a copy of the tape and pointed to flaws in the identification process. The case was dismissed.