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Avoided Conviction

Felony Drugs, 2nd Degree DWI, Vehicle Forfeiture

Lis Carlson - 3-Apr-2017

Ms. Carlson's client was charged with Felony Drug Possession and a 2nd Degree DWI. Ms. Carlson was able to obtain an outstanding plea agreement where her client was not convicted of the Felony Drug Charge and received no jail time on the DWI Charge. In addition, Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate an agreement that secured the return of her client's vehicle.

2nd Degree DWI probation violation

Lis Carlson - 3-Apr-2017

Ms. Carlson's client was charged with her 3rd DWI in ten years. This new charge violated Client's probation for a previous DWI conviction. As a result, Client was facing a significant jail sanction. (Minimum of 90 days incarceration on the new charge and up to 335 days on the probation violation.) Client was very proactive and completed chemical health programming while the case was pending. Ms. Carlson was able negotiate an outstanding global resolution where her client was reinstated on her previous probation, and was sentenced to serve only 20 days home monitoring on the new charge. Additionally, if her client completes both probations successfully, the charges will drop to misdemeanor convictions.

Prostitution

Allan Caplan - 28-Feb-2017

D.T. Responded to an explicit advertisement which was a police sting and was arrested for prostitution. If he were to be charged his life would have been ruined. Attorney Allan Caplan relied on a technical defense which he has had great success with in other similar cases. Mr. Caplan convinced the prosecutor that client should not be charged. By client not being charged no record of the situation exists. Any record check would not reveal this incident. Client is very pleased with the outcome.

Fourth-degree DWI

Hillary Parsons - 25-Feb-2017

Client was charged with a fourth-degree DWI after she was pulled over and submitted to a test resulting in a BAC of .15. Hillary Parsons represented client. There were no legal issues in the case, absolutely no defense at trial, and client was almost double the legal limit, but client needed to have the case resolved as a careless driving due to some custody concerns in a recent divorce. Ms. Parsons convinced the prosecutor to stay adjudication on the DWI and convict her on a careless driving so that a DWI conviction could be avoided.

Vehicle Forfeiture

Lis Carlson - 1-Feb-2017

Client was charged with her third DWI in a ten year period. As a result, the State attempted to forfeit client’s vehicle. Ms. Carlson was able to successfully negotiate the return of her client’s vehicle.

HARASSMENT RESTRAINING ORDER

Jill Brisbois - 23-Nov-2016

Ms. Brisbois represented J.I. in a case of mutual requests for a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO). J.I sought an HRO against B.D. B.D. sought an HRO against J.I. Ms. Brisbois successfully argued to the court that her client should be awarded an HRO as she was the victim of abusive and threatening behavior. Ms. Brisbois also successfully convinced the court that an HRO should not be issued against her client. As a result, J.I. prevailed in both hearings due to Ms. Brisbois’ zealous representation.

Criminal Vehicular Operation (Felony)

Hillary Parsons & Joe Tamburino - 25-Jul-2016


Client was charged with a felony criminal vehicular operation after being accused of causing a car accident that resulted in substantial bodily harm to his passenger. Attorneys Hillary Parsons and Joe Tamburino were able to show the prosecutor that the intoxicants in Defendant’s blood were due to prescription narcotics administered to him by his mother after the accident. Furthermore, through the use of the medical reports, Mr. Tamburino and Ms. Parsons were able to show that the passenger suffered only a minor laceration. Client pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Careless Driving. He was able to avoid a felony conviction, never spent a day in jail, and his license will remain fully valid. This was a truly outstanding result!

4th Degree DWI

Betsey Urbas - 28-Jun-2016

Attorney Urbas was able to resolve the criminal portion of the case with a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving with no executed jail time, and also successfully motioned the court at the subsequent implied consent proceeding to rescind client's driver's license revocation. Due to this great defense, the client avoided a DWI conviction and any related license revocation.

Felony Domestic Assault by Strangulation

Betsey Urbas - 1-Jun-2016

This is a case that involved an assault that resulted in multiple severe and prolonged injuries to the victim. Despite this, Attorney Urbas was able to effectively advocate for her client by highlighting his efforts in treatment and domestic abuse counseling to secure a gross misdemeanor disposition with only 30 days’ jail with work release privileges, thereby saving client from a felony conviction and from losing his long-time employment.

Felony Domestic Assault and Probation Violation – Domestic Assault by Strangulation

Betsey Urbas - 16-May-2016

Despite client’s lengthy record of domestic violence-related convictions that mandated a prison sentence under the guidelines, including a felony domestic case in which client was still under probation supervision, Attorney Urbas was able to effectively advocate for her client by highlighting his efforts in domestic abuse counseling to secure a stay of imposition disposition with only 30 days’ jail with work release privileges, thereby saving client from a permanent felony conviction and from losing his long-time employment. Additionally, Attorney Urbas successfully negotiated a concurrent sentence on the felony domestic assault probation violation with a stay of imposition disposition as well.

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