Young woman gave a friend a ride down town in her car. Evidently the friend purchased illicit drugs. When they got back to Franklin County the house they were staying in contained an undercover narcotics informant. The police were summoned and the informant immediately allowed detectives/police into the home. Our client knew there was marijuana in her car, but did not possess any heroin. Even though the friend was actually caught with heroin and repeatedly said the heroin was only his, the prosecutor charged our client with possession. At the preliminary hearing we contested the poorly-administered drug test of the alleged substance and asserted that our client had no possession of the alleged substance. The judge found no probable cause for the charge and dismissed the case.
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Local woman accused of possession of narcotics and paraphernalia while on felony probation, Criminal Defense Lawyer Center™ (iWantMyPhoneCall.com) was able to take an incredibly bad set of facts and still avoid any prison time for our client. Our client was continued on her first probation and we successfully negotiated another probation on her current charges. She was able to successfully complete her probation on both cases. She is working now and moving forward.
Lady accused of heroin possession was facing felony charges and came to us for help. We quickly determined the facts did not support the State’s charges. We encouraged her to allow us to require the State to conduct a preliminary hearing rather than waving it. At the preliminary hearing, the State's primary witness did not appear. The matter was completely dismissed. This doesn’t happen often, but if you aren’t ready to press a matter, you will never find out.
Carter Law Offices and its subsidiaries (DWI Lawyer Center, Criminal Defense Lawyer Center, iWantMyPhoneCall.com, DidYouBlow.com, 45BUCKS.com) have handled a high number of extremely complicated DWI cases. In handling these cases, one particular issue continued to stand out to our attorneys--the warning officers in Missouri read to arrestees before asking them to take a breath test. This warning tells arrestees that refusing to blow will result in an immediate revocation of their license, but our attorneys know that, by law, this is untrue. In fact, if you refuse to blow, officers MUST give you a fifteen day driving permit before any revocation period could begin. During that time, you would be able to contact an attorney and see if there was any way to fight, delay, or otherwise avoid the revocation. It was clear to us that this was a lie meant to confuse people into taking a breath test that could severely incriminate them and may not be in their best interest. Our attorneys have been fighting the issue across the state for over a year. Many judges are hesitant to enter a judgment holding that every officer in every DWI case is violating the due process rights of the citizens of Missouri. Despite it being an uphill battle, we have begun winning the argument. This type of cutting-edge lawyering is what we always strive for at Carter Law Offices.
Felony Receiving Stolen Property over $6000. Our client knew things weren’t right. We argued that the prosecution was not allowed to aggregate (add together) the amounts in a receiving case in order to charge it as a Felony. They agreed and reduced to a misdemeanor charge with unsupervised probation. He was a government employee with a job on the line.
Our client charged with FELONY robbery in the second degree after being captured on video. Prosecutor uncompromisingly offered 10 YEARS IN PRISON (and had the judge on her side), but we took the matter to the jury. The young man was found NOT GUILTY after JURY TRIAL because the JURY did not believe our client intended to steal. In fact, upon interviewing the jury, they thought our client was acting in self defense.
Felony forgery charges for falsification of receipts reduced to misdemeanor stealing with a small fine. Our client was accused of tampering with a long line of receipts coupled with merchandise returns at local Big Box retailer Lowes.
Young man with aspirations of attending medical school busted on spring break with marijuana and paraphernalia. After negotiations with prosecutor, client completed drug education class and community service in advance. CASE DISMISSED.
Young woman caught with marijuana plus xanex, adderal, and vicodin in purse without prescription (“had the pills but the bottle wasn’t on her”). Cops had threatened drug sniffing dogs at the scene and more – this created major issues for the prosecutor’s case. After a preliminary hearing, depositions, and negotiations; she only pled to marijuana misdemeanor. FELONIES DISMISSED.
FELONY Unlawful Use of a Weapon charge for allegedly waiving a gun in a neighborhood dispute. He allegedly had a gun on the front porch during a ruckus. After conducting a preliminary hearing, we pointed out holes in the Prosecution's case. REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR.
Probation officer was ignoring the Defendant's original plea agreement and was not allowing our client to live with his wife and child. We obtained the original transcripts of our client’s plea which made it unquestionably clear that he could be with his new born child. Criminal Defense Lawyers Center ™ iWantMyPhoneCall.com ™ filed a motion with the court and the probation officer did a complete turnaround. Our Client is now happily living with his family.
Took a domestic violence case to bench trial, conducted depositions of the officer and complaining witness; ultimately received a better sentence than the prosecution was offering. Found innocent on witness tampering.
Client was charged after being arrested in a house with methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia. Client made incriminating statements. Negotiated a plea to misdemeanor possession of marijuana with one year unsupervised probation. OTHER FELONY CHARGES DISMISSED.
Client arrested for possession of psilocybin (Mushrooms) after spending some time in the woods. We negotiated a suspended sentence (NO FELONY CONVICTION) and unsupervised probation so the client would not have to report. Client allowed to live out of state.
Client arrested for possession of Heroin. We were able to negotiate a suspended sentence (NO FELONY CONVICTION) and unsupervised probation so the client would not have to report. Client was allowed to move out of state.
Possession of Methamphetamine while on Felony probation in another county. We negotiated probation with NO CONVICTION on the newest case while communicating with the probation officer on the prior case to help her understand his needs. He was able to do outpatient treatment on his own and avoided prison.
Client charged with Felony property damage for jumping up and down on a parked car during a celebratory event like a State Fair. Negotiated a dismissal with payment for the damage.
Client wrongfully accused of possession of heroin when he gives a friend a ride and the friend overdoses. Our client was clueless as to his friend’s issues. Sometime good deeds do go unpunished. Case dismissed after hearing for NO PROBABLE CAUSE.