United States Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of the Southern District of Texas, along with the Interim Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt of the Department of Justice – Criminal Division, announced the charges made against a Texas wom...
Client accused of sexually assaulting
step-daughters. I was brought into the case after
the preliminary examination had been held and the
client had been bound over. Through a motion to
quash, I was able to get the case remanded to
district court. The prosecutor later dismissed the
Discharge of firearm from a motor vehicle, discharge of a firearm at a building, Felony Firearm, carrying and/or concealing a weapon, attempted first-degree home invasion
This was my first felony trial. I was able to get
the client's confession excluded prior to trial.
Through rigorous investigation and motion practice
I uncovered several weaknesses in the Government's
case. At trial I was able to tell a cohesive story
to a jury that was willing to listen.
60 Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1 Degree
A motion to quash was able to win the day. There
were some really complicated hearsay exceptions
and the district court error in fashioning the
bindover. The circuit court remanded the case
after which the client was able to plead to a
single count of CSC 4, at 2 year max.