Charged with several Counts of Aggravated Robbery, Burglary, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, client was facing 36 to 216 months in prison. Attorney Calvin Johnson negotiated a downward dispositional departure from the Standard Sentencing Guidelines. The defendant was granted probation after serving less than one year in County Jail.
Theft of a Motor Vehicle Dismissed - Charges of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle were dismissed due to the State's inability to prove that the Defendant intended to steal the motor vehicle.
No Jail - 2nd Degree DWI (third DWI in three years). No jail.
Client was charged with Felony Assault on a police officer. Attorney Calvin Johnson negotiated a Stay of Imposition on an Obstruction of Legal Process charge, to be reduced to a Misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation. The Client was later charged with 3rd Degree DWI stemming from a separate incident. Attorney Calvin Johnson negotiated a plea to Misdemeanor DWI on the basis that the State could not use the prior out-of-state DWI conviction to enhance the current charge.
Stay of Adjudication - Stay of Adjudication on a Felony Possession of Controlled Substance - The State could not prove that the alleged controlled substance was in fact "hash" by definition.
Stay of Adjudication on Drug Charge - Client received a Stay of Adjudication on a Felony 5th Degree Controlled Substance charge, (no jail), despite a record of prior drug related convictions.
Rape Charge Dismissed - The prosecuting attorney dismissed the complaint, two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd Degree. After conducting a more careful investigation of the charges, it was revealed that the charges were based on false accusations. Client was facing 12 years in prison. He is now free.
DWI Dismissed - 4th Degree DWI charge dismissed, and driver's license revocation rescinded, on the basis that the police officer lacked articulately suspicion to stop the motor vehicle. The officer stopped the vehicle for driving in a park after hours. However, the road was the only entrance to a residence located near the park.
Careless Driving - 4th Deg DWI reduced to a Careless Driving during negotiations with the prosecutor, when Attorney Calvin Johnson motioned that the blood alcohol breath test result was unreliable.
Kidnapping Reduced to Petty Misdemeanor - Calvin Johnson Law Firm LLC negotiated a charge entailing two counts of Felony Kidnapping charges, False Imprisonment, Domestic Assault by Strangulation, and Interference with an Emergency call, down to a Petty Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.
DWI/Drugs Discharge and Dismissal - Attorney Calvin Johnson negotiated a Discharge and Dismissal, meaning without adjudication of guilt, on a Controlled Substance charge after defendant was arrested for DWI and a small amount of methamphetamine in the motor vehicle, which the defendant was driving.
DWI Acquittal - Not Guilty - Calvin Johnson Law Firm LLC received a Jury decision of Not Guilty to a 4th Degree DWI charge because the State was unable to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant had in fact been intoxicated at the time of driving.
DWI Dismissed -4th Degree DWI charge dismissed, and driver's license revocation rescinded, on the basis that the police officer lacked articulable suspicion to stop the motor vehicle (the insufficient reason for the stop being that the defendant was driving around in a small town in the early hours of the morning).
Small Amount Dismissed - Defendant was arrested for Open Bottle, Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Calvin Johnson Law Firm LLC argued to dismiss the Small Amount and Paraphernalia charges, on the basis that the police officer had performed an illegal search of the vehicle, thus the evidence obtained in the illegal search should be suppressed. Client retained an unblemished record for future employment opportunities.
DWI Reduced - 3rd Degree DWI was reduced to a 4th Degree, and a rescission of the license plate impoundment was achieved, on the basis that, lacking a certified record of a previous out-of-state DWI conviction, The State can not use the previous conviction to enhance the current DWI charge.
Assault to Disorderly/Ignition Interlock -Calvin Johnson Law Firm LLC, got a 5th Degree Assault charge reduced to an amended charge of Petty Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, on the basis that the defendant was merely resisting an offense of another against his person. The client was also successfully set up with the Ignition Interlock device, receiving full driving privileges despite a potential three year driver's license revocation.
Assault Dismissed - Felony 2nd Degree Assault With a Dangerous Weapon charge, calling for a mandatory sentence of 21 months in prison, reduced to a Petty Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct (no jail), and a Stay of Adjudication (resulting in No Record of Conviction and no offense to report for employment purposes.)
Charges Dismissed - Defendant was facing one count of Receiving Stolen Property, as well as one count of 5th Degree Controlled Substance, one count of Give Pease Officer False Name/ID Card, one count Obstruct Legal Process-Interfere With a Police Officer (stemming from a separate incident). After case investigation, all charges were dismissed by the prosecuting attorney "in the interest of justice."
DWI Test Result Thrown Out - Calvin Johnson Law Firm LLC received a decision from a district court judge to throw out a breath test result on the basis that the police officer performed an insufficient observation period before administering the breath test.
Careless Driving -A 3rd Degree DWI charge, and Open Bottle, reduced to a Petty Misdemeanor Careless driving on the basis that the State was unable to produce the individual who administered the blood test. The State was unable to meet the Defendant's right to confront his/her accusers.
Stay of Adjudication/Motor Vehicle Theft - Defendant, charged with two counts of Felony Motor Vehicle Theft, Gross Misdemeanor 3rd Degree DWI (with an alcohol concentration over .20 BAC, more than twice the legal limit), and one count of Underage Drink and Drive, received a Stay of Adjudication on the Theft Charge, pled to the a reduced count of DWI, with the Underage charge being dismissed.
Careless Driving - 4th Deg DWI charge was reduced to a Careless Driving. Calvin Johnson Law Firm LLC argued that the State lacked sufficient evidence to convict, as defendant was arrested outside of the vehicle, with no witnesses to testify to the fact that he was, with out a doubt, the individual that had parked it at that location.
Expungement Granted - Client received an expungement of a Petty Misdemeanor Theft conviction that was causing a loss of employment opportunities. Attorney Calvin Johnson was able to convince the district court judge that the benefit to the Petitioner (client) would "outweigh the public interest in maintaining a public record" of the conviction.
Stay of Adjudication of Sentence - Client received a Discharge for Dismissal, denying any guilt to the charge alleged, on a Disorderly Conduct charge, with 90 days probation.
Careless Driving - Two Counts of 4th Degree DWI, and a charge for running a red light, an incident causing a motor vehicle collision with another vehicle, was reduced to a Careless Driving when the prosecuting attorney failed to produce the officer that made the arrest to testify as a witness in court.