Case Results

  • Charges Dropped
    Drug Charge

    A.C. was fired from her job at a hospital due to missing opiates. We worked with A.C. to challenge the evidence and presented evidence to the investigator who agreed not to file criminal charges.

  • No Bill Charges
    Potential Reckless Murder
    Two law enforcement officers were in an officer-involved shooting. Mr. Brown arrived at the police station following the incident and representation began immediately. The case was presented to the Grand Jury to determine whether the State should pursue murder charges against the officers. Mr. Brown’s thorough preparation of the officers prior to them testifying before the Grand Jury led to the Grand Jury electing to No Bill charges for both clients.
  • Case Dismissed
    Distribution of a Controlled Substance

    The State charged R.G. with two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance. In less than nine months, both cases were dismissed by the state due to lack of evidence and the charges were expunged from his record.

  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence charges against K.N. were dismissed in the City of Hoover after negotiations with the city attorney. The dismissal was agreed upon following the successful resolution of the parties’ divorce settlement in which K.N.’s wife agreed to dismiss all charges.

  • Dismissed
    Criminal Trespass – 2nd Degree
    Attorney Jonathan Brown (JB) recently secured a dismissal for a client charged in a local municipal court with Criminal Trespass – 2nd Degree. The client does not reside in the state of Alabama and JB was able to proceed in the matter without the client needing to appear in-person.
  • Not Guilty
    Murder

    F.P.’s case was a classic case of self-defense. Unfortunately, the District Attorney’s office didn’t agree because only part of the altercation was on video. We took F.P.’s case to trial and the jury came back in less than 5 minutes with a verdict of not guilty.

  • Dismissed
    Possession of Marijuana 2nd
    Attorney Jonathan Brown (JB) recently secured a dismissal for a client charged in a local municipal court with Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
  • Case Dismissed
    White-Collar Crime & Elder Financial Abuse

    L.A. was charged with a white-collar crime, Elder Financial Abuse, in which he was accused of misusing the funds of a woman who was in his care. We vigorously investigated the case and determined, through pre-trial discovery, that the State could not prove the case without a medical opinion of which they did not have. We showed the District Attorney’s office and they agree to dismiss all charges.

  • Case Dismissed
    Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Drug Paraphernalia
    Client charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Drug Paraphernalia. Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
    Possession of Obscene Materials

    Michael Hanle represented CS in connection with an Alabama Attorney General’s Office investigation into an allegation of possession of obscene materials. After a number of meetings with the investigator and Assistant AG, the State agreed to decline prosecution and returned most of the property seized during the execution of a search warrant.

  • Case Dismissed
    Possession of Marijuana 2nd
    Client charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd. Case Dismissed
  • Eligible for Parole
    Death Penalty

    The Kinder case is quite unique. It was my first DP trial in over 32 years. The jury returned death 10-2, but Judge Hard (in a very, very rare order) overrode it to life without parole. After the US Supreme Court in Miller held it unconstitutional to automatically sentence a juvenile to LWOP, I teamed up with Don Collee and we had a Miller Hearing in October of 2016. Judge Pulliam ordered Richard Kinder's sentence to be life with the possibility of parole. Because he has served over 30 years, he is now eligible for parole.

  • Case Dismissed and Expungement Granted
    Domestic Violence 3rd

    Client charged with Domestic Violence 3rd. Case Dismissed and Expungement Granted.

  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence 3rd
    Client charged with Domestic Violence 3rd. Case Dismissed.
  • Not Guilty
    Assault

    Attorney charged with assault of a police officer. After a bench trial, Court found client not guilty.

  • Not Guilty
    Assault 3rd

    Clients charged with Assault 3rd in Birmingham Municipal Court. Attorneys Brown and Hanle argued a stand your ground hearing - the first time for the firm in a municipal court and possibly in the State of Alabama - which was denied. However, both clients were found not guilty following a day-long trial. 

  • Case Dismissed
    Assaulting a Police Officer

    Attorney charged with Assaulting a Police Officer. At Preliminary Hearing, case was dismissed after officer was shown lying on the stand.

  • Acquitted of All Charges
    Capital Murder

    Attorney who was charged with Capital Murder based on prior client’s actions of killing a witness. After a lengthy trial, jury acquitted of all charges.

  • Plea
    Capital Murder / Death Penalty

    F.W. entered a plea to the amended charge of Murder with a sentence of life in prison in St. Clair county. F.W.’s prior conviction for Capital Murder and his death sentence were reversed following a hearing on his Rule 32 petition revealed significant juror misconduct which tainted the jury’s verdict. F.W. was represented by Damon Wright of Venable, LLP in Washington, D.C. and Michael Hanle, as local counsel. Mr. Woods has served approximately 23 years in prison and is anticipating being released on parole in the very near future.

  • Case Dismissed
    Chemical Endangerment of a Minor

    Client charged with Chemical Endangerment of a Minor. Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing.

  • Not Charged
    Potential SORNA Charge

    R.F. Potential SORNA defendant in Federal Court in pre-charge investigation. We were able to obtain a coveted “declination” letter memorializing that the Government would terminate its investigation without any charges being referred.

  • Plea
    Production and Possession of Child Pornography

    J.F. was sentenced to a term of 30 days following successful plea negotiations in connection with a multiple count indictment charging J.F. with Production and Possession of Child Pornography.

  • Case Dismissed
    Public Intoxication
    Client charged with Public Intoxication. Case Dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed
    Public Lewdness
    Client charged with Public Lewdness. Case Dismissed.
  • Case Reduced
    Rape

    Client charged with Rape of girlfriend. Client claimed consent - “shades of gray defense.” Client claimed he was acting out due to complainant’s obsession with the book. Case reduced to Assault 1- probation with 9 months to serve.

  • Probationary Sentence
    Rape 2nd

    J.K. received a Probationary Sentence following significant Pre-Trial Discovery and negotiation in connection with a charge of Rape 2nd.

  • Acquitted of All Charges
    Securities Fraud

    R.P. was charged in federal court for Securities Fraud. After two-week trial, jury acquitted defendant of all charges.

  • Acquitted of All Charges
    Securities Fraud

    Attorney charged with Securities Fraud in State Court. After Preliminary Hearing, Court acquitted defendant of all charges.

  • Case Dismissed
    Sex Offender Violation
    Client charged with Sex Offender Violation. Case Dismissed.
  • Charges Dropped
    Sexual Assault

    Client charged with sexual assault of a minor who was sleeping over at his home. Charges dismissed.

  • Investigation Closed
    Sexual Contact with a Child Under the Age of 12
    Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Hanle represented M.S. in a DHR investigation involving allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 12. After Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Hanle presented investigative authorities the results of their independent investigation, the client received a “Not Indicated” letter from DHR meaning there was not sufficient evidence to move forward. The investigation has been closed.
  • Charges Dropped
    Sexual Contact with a Minor

    M.T. was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. If charged, M.T. was facing a lifetime of sex registration as well an extensive jail sentence. Based upon our significant pre-charge investigation, the state agreed not to pursue charges against M.T.

  • Charges Dropped
    Sexual Contact with a Minor

    The State agreed not to pursue charges against M.N. stemming from allegations M.N. had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. After significant pre-charge investigation disclosed the minor was lying about the allegations.

  • Sexual Harassment

    923 F.Supp. 1481 (M.D.Ala. 1996)

    In interpreting a general business insurance policy, the United States District Court held that a liability insurer had to defend and possibly indemnify insured restaurateurs and their employees against sexual harassment and other claims by female employees. This case was a major victory for the female employees because there was concern about the employees receiving adequate compensation for their injuries due to insurance coverage issues.

  • Motion Granted
    State v. A.A.

    Mr. Brett Knight recently filed a Motion to Dismiss based on speedy trial issues for a case that has been pending for 4 years and no forward action has been made by the District Attorney’s office to advance the case or reach a resolution. The Motion was granted that same day and the Defendant is now eligible to apply for expungement and, if granted, that would allow for the arrest to be removed from the client’s criminal record. This also allows the client to move forward with obtaining citizenship now that these charges are no longer standing in his way.

  • Case Dismissed
    State v. G.M.

    Was contacted by a family member about an allegation of Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 12. G.M. adamantly denied the allegation and we worked with G.M. to formulate a defense. We then worked with the District Attorney’s office who presented the case to a grand jury and the grand jury no-billed the case. G.M. was never charged with Sex Abuse of a Child Under 12.

  • Case Dismissed
    State v. J.C.

    J.C. – Sex Abuse – a well-respected man in a small county was charged with Sex Abuse of a young girl. We formulated a defense and aggressively investigated the case gathering statement from dozens of witnesses. Eventually, the District Attorney’s office relented and chose to dismiss the case.

  • Case Dismissed
    State v. J.C.

    J.C. was a young man accused of raping a girl five years younger than him. J.C. confessed to the conduct, but after a significant amount of time and rehabilitation, we convinced the District Attorney’s office not to pursue the case further. Rape 2nd – Dismissed at grand jury.

  • Case Dismissed
    State v. Juvenile

    Juvenile was charged with Rape of a classmate. We worked with the juvenile and an expert who assisted us in persuading the District Attorney’s office to dismiss the case due to defects in the allegations. Juvenile Rape case – Dismissed.

  • Plea
    State v. P.C.

    P.C. was charged with one count of Sodomy and one count of Sex Abuse in the First Degree. Based on the severity of the charges, P.C. was facing automatic sex registration and a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. After an extensive review of the evidence and conducting our own investigation of the case, P.C. was able to plead to a non-sex registerable offense and he received no jail time.

  • Probationary Sentence
    Theft of Government Funds

    Client charged with Theft of Government Funds. Probationary Sentence.

  • Case Dismissed
    Theft of Property 1st and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
    Client charged with Theft of Property 1st and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card. Case Dismissed.
  • Case Reduced
    Trafficking Cocaine
    Prior criminal history and charged with trafficking cocaine. After a successful Motion to Suppress Hearing, State offered for him to plead to possession and a probationary sentence. Client accepted.
  • Probationary Sentence
    Two Counts of Murder

    18-year-old client charged with two counts of Murder after two passengers killed while allegedly driving recklessly and drinking. Court granted Youthful Offender status and client was given a probationary sentence.

  • Case Dismissed
    Two Counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance

    Y.Z. was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance. After a thorough review of the evidence provided, an extensive pre-trial motion practice, and a request made to dismiss the charges, the State agreed and all charges against Y.Z. were dropped.

  • Case Dismissed and Expungement Granted
    Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
    Client charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Case Dismissed and Expungement Granted.
  • Case Dismissed
    Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia
    Client charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia. Case Dismissed.
  • Probationary Sentence
    Vehicular Homicide

    Juvenile charged with Vehicular Homicide after passenger of car he was racing was ejected from passenger’s seat. Court granted Youthful Offender status (sealing his record) and client was given a probationary sentence.

  • Case Dismissed
    Violation of a Protective Order

    Client charged with Violation of a Protective Order. Case Dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed and Expungement Granted
    DUI
    Client charged with DUI. Case Dismissed and Expungement Granted.
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    Client charged with DUI. Case Dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    Client charged with DUI. Case Dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI
    Client charged with DUI. Case Dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed
    DUI Charge

    W.R. had his DUI charge dismissed in the Shelby County District Court. The case was scheduled for trial but the D.A. agreed to a dismissal after extensive pre-trial discovery revealed significant flaws in the State’s case.

  • Probationary Sentence
    Embezzlement

    Circuit Clerk was charged in federal court after embezzling over $50k from the county. Received probationary sentence.

  • Probationary Sentence
    Illegal Importation of Deer

    F.L. was sentenced to a term of probation in the U.S. District Court. F.L. was charged with Illegal Importation of Deer into the State of Alabama. Although F.L. had a prior felony conviction, we were able to convince the court a probationary sentence was appropriate under the facts of the case.

  • Allegations Dropped
    In re: M.S.

    M.S was contacted by DHR after an allegation was made by a foster child that she physically abused the child while in her care. As M.S. was continuing to foster other children and was in the process of adopting another, a negative result of the DHR investigation would have caused dire effects on her ability to adopt the child as well as the continued care of foster children in the State of Alabama. After conducting our own investigation and being able to conclude the child was not telling the truth, the investigation was terminated, and no evidence of abuse was found.

  • Investigation Closed
    Inappropriate Sexual Contact with a Child
    JB represented A.P. in a DHR investigation involving allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a child. After JB presented to investigative authorities the results of his independent investigation, his client received a “Not Indicated” letter from DHR meaning there was not sufficient evidence to move forward. The investigation has been closed.
  • Not Charged
    Investigated for Sex Abuse
    B.B. Investigated for Sex Abuse. Not charged.
  • Not Charged
    Investigated for Sexual Misconduct

    J.D. Investigated for Sexual Misconduct. Not Charged.

  • Not Charged
    Investigated for Theft

    C.H. Investigated for Theft. Not Charged.

  • Not Charged
    Investigated for Theft

    A.E. Investigated for Theft. Not Charged.

  • Not Charged
    Investigated for Theft
    S.B. Investigated for Theft. Not charged.
  • Not Charged
    Investigation into Intentional Interference with Business Operations

    M.S. Investigation into Intentional Interference with Business Operations. Not charged.

  • Juvenile Crimes
    Juveniles Have the Right to Exercise Their Constitutional Rights

    595 So.2d 514 (Ala.Crim.App. 1991)

    In a landmark case, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals held that juveniles have the right to exercise their constitutional rights during hearings on whether the juveniles should be transferred from Juvenile Court to Circuit Court to be tried as an adult.

  • Case Dismissed
    Manslaughter

    Client charged with Manslaughter. Indictment Quashed. Case Dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed
    Menacing
    Client charged with Menacing. Case Dismissed.
  • Charges Dropped
    Multiple Counts of Sodomy and Rape

    Client charged with multiple counts of Sodomy and Rape of Minors from over 35 years ago. All charges dismissed due to violation of defendant’s pre-indictment speedy trial claims.