Jury Pro: Firm News
September 13, 2011 - Dismissal at Prelim
Today Jury Pro Law Office attorneys received a complete dismissal for a client charged in Tulsa County with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Our client had be released from the penitentiary over a year ago when the State filed the criminal charges. The case was set for a preliminary hearing today and we presented evidence, to the prosecutor, that our client attempted to register, but was prevented from doing so. After much work by Jury Pro Law Office, including subpoenaing log-in sheets from the police department, we were able to convince the prosecutor to voluntarily dismiss the case.
August 31, 2011 - Speedy Trial Dismissal
Jury Pro Law Office attorneys succeeded today and getting another felony case entirely dismissed. Our client was charged with six (6) felony counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses way back in 1996. He was never arrested and was unaware of the charges until May of 2011. Jury Pro argued that the State failed to prosecute its case for 15 years and thereby denied him of his constitutional right to a speedy trial. The State refused to dismiss the case, so a Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Speedy Trial was filed. The hearing on this motion was had today and after testimony, arguments, and the objection of the State the judge granted Jury Pro's motion and dismissed all charges.
August 15, 2011 - Evidence Suppressed
Police officers entered a Tulsa home without first obtaining a warrant. Evidence of the manufacturing of methamphetamine was discovered. Jury Pro Law Office's client was charged with Endeavoring to Manufacture Methamphetamine in Tulsa County District Court. Jury Pro's attorney argued at the preliminary hearing that all of the evidence was obtained in violation of the client's 4th Amendment rights. The State argued that a warrant was not necessary under the public health exception defined in the Coffee case. The magistrate agreed and suppressed the evidence. The client, who was facing a seven (7) to life if convicted, is now free, waiting to see if the State appeals. UPDATE (August 22, 2011). The State failed to perfect an appeal, so all charges against the client were dismissed.
August 5, 2011 - Embezzlement Dismissal
On May 31, 2011, a preliminary hearing was held, after which the client was bound over on charges of embezzlement and one other count. The Jury Pro attorney believed that the State failed to present sufficient evidence to establish probable cause that an embezzlement occurred and therefore filed a Motion to Quash with the Tulsa County District Judge assigned to the case. A hearing on this motion was held today. Judge Kellough agreed with the defense and quashed the embezzlement charge. The case is now moving forward on the sole remaining count.
May 6, 2011 - Dismissal
The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office filed charges of Domestic Assault and Battery in the Presence of a Minor Child against Jury Pro's client. The alleged victim did not call the police or request prosecution; however, the DA filed the case anyway. The police reports demonstrate that the event started with the alleged victim "confront[ing]" Jury Pro's client and hitting him with a pillow and that the alleged victim bit Jury Pro's client. At the Jury Trial Sounding Docket, Jury Pro's lawyer, James M. Wirth, argued the weaknesses in the State's case and requested a voluntary dismissal by the prosecutor. The Assistant District Attorney handling the case tried to get the client to accept a plea deal and refused to dismiss. Mr. Wirth responded by setting the case for Pre-Trial. Prior to Pre-Trial the State conceded that the alleged victim does not want to testify and wants the charges dismissed. Nonetheless, the prosecutor asserted that he would take the case to trial anyway. At Pre-Trial, Mr. Wirth called the State's bluff and refused to accept the prosecutor's offer of an eighteen (18) month deferred sentence. The prosecutor then dismissed the case rather than put on a trial.
May 4, 2011 - Dismissal
Jury Pro Law Office criminal lawyer, James M. Wirth, appeared in Rogers County District Court today to informally meet with the District Attorney's office and request dismissal of a 2003 Malicious Injury to Property case. Although there has been an active warrant in the case for over seven (7) years, Jury Pro's client was never picked up on the warrant and only learned about it last year. Having had a series of recent Speedy Trial wins, the goals in this case was to convince the State to dismiss the case without the client having to turn himself in and be photographed, fingerprinted, and processed through the jail. After speaking with the prosecutor, he agreed to dismiss the case and Jury Pro's client was never arrested, processed, or had to appear at court. With this dismissal, the client is eligible for a complete expungement.
March 4, 2011 - 2 Dismissals 2day
Jury Pro Law Office attorneys received back to back dismissals in two criminal cases today.
The first case involved a person charged with domestic assault and battery. There were serious credibility issues involving the alleged victim. In fact, the police report from the night of the alleged violence stated that she was tweaking on drugs and having fits of rage. No such statements were made about the defendant; however, the prosecutor seemed adamant about prosecuting him. The first two plea negotiations had the State offering one year in the county jail, which is the maximum sentence. These offers were declined and we moved the case forward toward trial. Eight days prior to the second Pre-Trial court date, the prosecutor lowered the plea recommendation to a one year suspended sentence (probation). We declined this offer. Two days prior to the second Pre-Trial court date, the prosecutor lowered the plea recommendation again, this time to a deferred sentence, which would allow a dismissal and expungement after successfully completed probation. We did not even respond to this offer. Then, today at the second Pre-Trial, the State voluntarily dismissed the case.
In the second case, the State filed charges of Obtaining Property Under False Pretenses in 2006, but for unknown reasons a warrant was never issued. The case had been pending the last five (5) years with nothing happening. Jury Pro's client just recently found out that she had been charged with a crime and hired the Jury Pro Law Office to resolve the matter. A criminal defense lawyer at Jury Pro, informally met with a prosecutor requesting dismissal of the stale case for violation of the defendant's speedy trial rights. We were able to get the matter dismissed today without our client ever having to be arrested or come to court.
July 27, 2010 - Speedy Trial Dismissal
Jury Pro attorney James M. Wirth appeared on the Jury Trial Sounding Docket for a client charged with Obtaining Merchandise by Bogus Check. Mr. Wirth made an oral request for dismissal based on violations of the client's right to a speedy trial. The Judge agreed with Jury Pro's arguments and the case was dismissed instanter.
July 23, 2010 - Sentencing Victory
Jury Pro was representing a person charged with distribution of cocaine. The evidence was indisputable that the defendant sold 3.5 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer. The State of Oklahoma had officers ready to testify as well as a willfully and knowingly given confession. The range of punishment that our client was facing was five (5) years to life. When the Assistant District Attorney would not agree to an acceptable plea deal, Jury Pro Law Office attorney, James M. Wirth, recommended that the client enter a blind plea (a plea of guilty without any plea deal in place). This gave the Judge complete discretion to sentence Jury Pro's client to up to life in prison. It was a risky move that the client decided to take. Today Mr. Wirth and the client appeared for sentencing and the Judge, over the State's objection, sentenced the client to a five (5) year deferred sentence. This means that he will be on probation for five years and if he completes everything properly and does not commit any new offenses the case will be dismissed and expunged.
July 19, 2010 - Assault & Battery Dismissed
Attorney James M. Wirth, appeared for trial today representing a client charged with Assault & Battery, after her neighbor called the police on her. All pending charges against Jury Pro Law Office's client were dismissed when the complaining witness failed to appear for trial.
June 25, 2010 - Assault & Battery Dismissed
Jury Pro Law Office attorney, James M. Wirth, obtained a complete dismissal of all charges pending against a client today. He was charged with domestic assault and battery and the State refused to dismiss the charge even though the alleged victim did not the charges pursued and requested that they be dismissed. Mr. Wirth requested a trial and the State finally agreed to dismiss the charges when Mr. Wirth appeared for Pre-Trial proceedings. Client client is eligible for a complete expungement of the arrest and the court case, because the Jury Pro Law Office achieved a dismissal within one (1) year of the arrest.
May 26, 2010 - Felony Drug Dismissal
Attorney, James M. Wirth, appeared for preliminary hearing for a client charged with felony Unlawful Possession of Controlled Drug - Second Offense, Operating Vehicle without License Plate, and Failure to Carry Insurance. Jury Pro's client was facing a minimum sentence of two (2) years incarceration and a maximum of ten (10) years on the felony drug offense. However, Mr. Wirth had many issues with the case and raised concerns regarding the validity of the traffic stop, the legality of the predicate offense, and the fact that although the contraband was found in the vehicle he was driving, he did not have constructive possession of it. After these arguments were made the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case agreed to dismiss all three counts. Furthermore, because the case was timely dismissed, Jury Pro's client is entitled to a complete expungement of the court case and the arrest record.
April 26, 2010 - Dismissal
Today Jury Pro Law Office attorney James M. Wirth obtained a complete dismissal for a client charged with Violation of the Compulsory Attendance Act. Although the charge is only a misdemeanor, the case was a significant burden upon Jury Pro's client, who otherwise had a clean record. After Jury Pro Law Office attorney, James M. Wirth, Esq. made arguments in court, the prosecutor voluntary dismissed the case.
January 26, 2010 - Felony Dismissal
Today Jury Pro Law Office attorney James M. Wirth obtained a complete dismissal for a client charged with Endeavoring to Manufacture Methamphetamines. Until it was dismissed the charge carried the sentencing range of seven (7) years to life.
The client was originally charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamines; however, after fighting a two (2) day preliminary hearing which ended on July 6, 2009, the charge was lowered to Endeavoring to Manufacture Methamphetamines. The matter was set for Jury Trial on January 19, 2010. On the date of trial attorney, James M. Wirth, discovered a new technical argument to be made against the charges and the matter was continued. On January 25, 2010, the Jury Pro Law Office filed a motion requesting dismissal based on the new argument. This morning, the case and all charges against the client were dismissed.
January 1, 2010 - New Office
The Jury Pro Law Office moves to a new downtown Tulsa Office. Only blocks from the Tulsa County District Court, this new locations makes defending your rights faster and easier.
May 17, 2009 - New Web Site Launch
The Jury Pro Law Office's new Web site is going live today. Over the coming months, Jury Pro hopes to greatly increase the quantity and quality of free legal information available to both Jury Pro clients and the general public through our Web site at 888jurypro.com.