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Assault and Battery

Charges Dismissed for Female Charged with Assault

A college-age couple recently got into an altercation while driving that involved the female striking her boyfriend repeatedly. When they arrived home, the fight continued and their neighbors called the police. When they noticed the injuries on the man, his girlfriend was charged with simple assault. In addition to the normal penalties, which could involve time in jail, she was about to graduate and a criminal conviction would seriously hinder her job search. We met with the prosecutor, who was initially set on pursuing charges, but we fiercely negotiated and secured a critical dismissal.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Assault on a Female at a Drive-Thru Dismissed

A couple was in line to pay at a local drive-thru when employees believed they saw the man strike his female passenger. The police were called and he was subsequently charged with assault on a female. To avoid the ramifications of a criminal conviction, we interviewed the girlfriend and met with the prosecutor. Our negations led to an agreement that allowed the charges to be dismissed on the condition that our client complete anger management classes.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Assault on a Female Dismissed at First Court Date

Our client was allegedly observed striking his girlfriend in the drop-off lane at the airport. The police were called and the man was charged with assault on a female. As an A-1 misdemeanor, the potential penalties include a violent conviction on your record and between one and 150 days in jail. We appeared during his first court appearance and successfully obtained a complete dismissal.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Multiple Assault and Assault on Government Official Charges Dismissed

During a verbal argument with his partner, a man somehow struck his head and passed out. His partner called emergency services and the police responded. Once he came to, the man refused medical attention and became agitated. Eventually, he became so incensed that he threw something out of the window in the direction of the police, who were in his yard. This resulted in the police storming into his home, subduing him, taking him to the hospital, and charging him with multiple counts of assault, including assault on government officials and resisting arrest. With each misdemeanor charge exposing him to possible jail time, the man contacted our Charlotte criminal attorneys.

We appeared on his behalf during several court hearings and began negotiating with the prosecutors. It became evident that the prosecutor wanted to move forward, despite our efforts to explain things to all those involved. However, when the prosecutor asked for additional time to prepare their case, we motioned against their request. The judge agreed with our argument and with their application denied, the prosecutor opted to dismiss the case and our client was excused.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Dismissal for Man Charged with Assault on a Female

At Randall & Stump, PLLC, our client was charged with assault on a female after being accused of assaulting his ex-wife in front of their minor son, while driving down the road. After an investigation, we found that our client was actually the one assaulted, but police failed to arrest and charge the ex-wife. Once in court, we showed that she had a long history of not only making false claims such as the one in this case, but also of taking retaliatory measures against our client, including fleeing the State with their son because he would not give her money. Once faced with this information, which destroyed the ex-wife’s credibility, the State opted to dismiss the case against our client.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Dismissal of Protective Order & Assault Charges

Our client was charged with assault on a female and served with a complaint for a domestic violence protective order because of the alleged assault. In the complaint, the State’s witness alleged that our client, during an argument, pushed her to the ground and began kicking. She then alleged that after she could get up, our client then began pulling her hair and choking her. She further alleged that this all took place in front of their infant child. Based on the seriousness of the allegations and the harsh penalties if convicted, our Charlotte domestic violence lawyers fiercely worked on his behalf and facilitated the complete dismissal of the charges and the protection order. 

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Not Guilty Verdict in Assault Case

Our client was charged with assaulting an acquaintance several times at her home. The prosecution presented an eyewitness and other witnesses on the alleged victim’s behalf. However, our Charlotte assault lawyers presented a well-crafted and compelling defense and ultimately secured a not-guilty verdict, which allowed our client to be spared from a violent conviction. 

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Assault, Domestic Violence, and Gun Charges Dismissed

Our client was charged with assault on a female, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats after a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend. As experienced Charlotte violent crimes attorneys, we aggressively represented the client and secured a total dismissal of all the charges.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Assault Dismissal Involving Client’s Teenage Daughter

After a heated verbal exchange, our client was charged for allegedly assaulting his teenage daughter. The state had photographs, taken the night of the incident, to show the injuries to the alleged victim’s face. However, our lawyers for assault charges in Charlotte  secured a dismissal and our client avoided a serious conviction.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Client Sees Dismissal in Assault Case Involving Her Brother

Our client was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with her brother. When the police arrived, they discovered the brother to have suffered bodily injury, including his earrings being ripped out of his ears. This led to a serious assault charge and our lawyers for assault charges in Charlotte worked to effectively have the charges dismissed.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Multiple Charges Dismissed in Vehicular Assault Case

Our client allegedly struck the victim with her car. Witnesses told police that the client came to the victim’s place of business, hit the victim with her car and in the process of leaving smashed into a motorcycle and another car. Both the motorcycle and the car sustained damage. At Randall & Stump, PLLC, our Charlotte violent crimes attorneys negotiated on our client’s behalf and facilitated a dismissal of the criminal charges.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge Results in Probation

When a client was accused of stabbing her husband with a knife, our Charlotte violent crimes attorneys negotiated with the district attorney and secured a favorable plea agreement that carried a probationary sentence rather than time in prison.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Car Accidents

$15,000 Car Accident Settlement for Soft Tissue Injuries

When our client suffered whiplash injuries in a rear-end car accident at a stop light, we negotiated with the at-fault party’s insurance company. This resulted in a 15,000 settlement.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Initially Denied Car Accident Claim Settled for $14,000

We recently represented an individual in Charlotte after a low-speed car accident in a parking lot. Their original attorney was initially unsuccessful because the insurer denied the claim on the basis that they were negligent as well. With extensive experience in North Carolina’s contributory negligence laws, our personal injury lawyers took the case and re-engaged with the insurer. By establishing their client was truly the liable party since they had the last chance to avoid the accident, in an initially denied claim, we secured a settlement for $14,000.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Car Accident Reaches Settlement Prior to Trial

A family of three was involved in a car accident when they had the right of way, but another driver made a left-hand turn in front of them. Two of the three passengers required medical treatment for their injuries and the responsible party’s insurance company initially refused to pay storage fees to get client’s car out of storage, Ultimately, we pursued legal action and reached a settlement prior to filing a lawsuit to compensate them for all their medical costs, their car, lost wages, as well as for their pain and emotional suffering.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Crimes of Violence

Two Years of Probation in Bank Robbery Case

We recently assisted a man, who was charged with robbery involving a dangerous weapon for his role in taking money from a federally insured bank. This man was facing a possible 20-year prison sentence if the case was heard in federal court. Our federal defense lawyers aggressively worked on his behalf and kept the matter at the state level. From there, we negotiated for the best possible outcome and secured two years of probation in lieu of any time in custody.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

No Charges Filed in Federal Murder Investigation

As seasoned federal criminal attorneys, we are often called upon to help clients charged with extremely serious and sensitive matters. For instance, when a civilian contractor was being investigated for the first-degree murder of a town leader when he was working in Afghanistan, we helped protect his rights. Federal investigators were looking to charge him along with several others and their investigation was being conducted in Afghanistan and America. Although the matter was sent to the grand jury on numerous occasions, charges were never filed against our client.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Drug Charges

Multiple Drug Charges Dismissed

We represented a young man who was initially facing four drug charges, one of which was a felony. Our first step was to facilitate an agreement with the prosecutor to dismiss the felony and only deal with misdemeanor violations. While this reduced his exposure considerably, our client was still dealing with a potential jail sentence. We continued to negotiate and successfully resolved the situation with no time in custody. In the end, our client only needed to participate in unsupervised probation and a drug treatment class. Upon their completion, all the remaining charges will be dismissed.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Drug Crimes

Felony Charges Dismissed Based on Bad Drug Reaction

A young man was recently in Charlotte for a concert. However, after having a few drinks and being passed another drink by some strangers in the crowd, he began acting erratically. His behavior became so strange that he was eventually kicked out of the concert and his friends brought him back to the parking lot. He continued acting belligerent until he finally ran away from his friends. He was seen jumping over fences and running through various businesses in the area. In one restaurant, he was overheard ranting about people chasing him and being afraid. The man wound up busting a window and entering a home, where he was seen by the homeowner in a bloody and confused state. The man ran again, before finally being caught by police and charged with first-degree burglary.

The man thankfully calmed down and reached out to Randall & Stump for help since he was now in danger of being sentenced to anywhere between 38 and 168 months behind bars. We acted fast on his behalf and acquired statements from several people attesting to how uncharacteristic his behavior was. This led us to consult with a phycologist and we ultimately formed the theory that his drink was spiked with an illicit substance and his behavior was the result of an unintended reaction. We presented all of this to the prosecutor and worked out a favorable arrangement that involved pleading to a lesser offense, paying restitution for the window he broke, and participating in deferred prosecution. Once all the terms were completed, the charge was dismissed and expunged completely from his record.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Drug Possession Charge Dismissed

Our client was attempting to return home from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Las Vegas, Nevada. While going through the TSA checkpoint at the airport, he was found to be in possession of a large amount of cash and prescription pills. After our Charlotte drug lawyers explained to the prosecutor that our client was a professional poker player, which would explain the cash, and that the pills were his father’s prescription pills that were placed in the incorrect bottle, the state opted to dismiss the charges.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Reduced Sentence for Client Charged with Multiple Drug & Drug Trafficking Offenses

After a confidential informant purchased narcotics on two occasions from our client, on video, the client was charged with 14 drug charges, including trafficking, sale, delivery, possession, and possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin/opium. Four of the charges in question were trafficking-related and carry a mandatory prison term in North Carolina. In all, the client was facing a mandatory minimum of 300 months and a potential term of over 400 months in prison. Our Charlotte drug lawyers worked on his behalf and secured an arraignment to limit his possible consequences. In the end, the client pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted trafficking, which disposed of all minimum mandatory sentences and mandatory fines estimated at over $200,000. The client was sentenced to 30 months with a voluntary surrender at a later date and possibility of work release.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Deferred Prosecution for Multiple Felony Drug Charges

Our client was arrested after selling a large quantity of marijuana to a confidential informant who was working for local police. A search resulted in several additional drug-related charges. After all was said and done, the client was facing four felony charges and two misdemeanor charges, all related to drug possession. We worked to secure a result that would have the least possible impact on our client’s future and ultimately facilitated the client’s participation in deferred prosecution.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Marijuana and Paraphernalia Charges Dismissed for College Student 

Our client was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia for having a pipe in a college dorm room. This exposed the student to a potential five-month sentence, but by working with our experienced, Charlotte marijuana lawyers, the charges were ultimately dismissed with no long-term damage to the client’s record or life.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Sale of Cocaine Charges Dismissed

Client was charged with numerous sales of crack cocaine to an informant and undercover law enforcement officers. All the transactions were recorded on video. The state was forced to dismiss the charges when our criminal defense attorneys discovered that the police had destroyed the evidence.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DUI/DWI

DWI Dismissed Based on Dashcam Video

Our client was driving home from a friend’s birthday party when she was pulled over for allegedly swerving. This led to a DWI charge, which endangered her record and driver’s license. During a pre-trial motion, we argued against the officer having probable cause to stop our client and presented the officer’s dashcam video. The video clearly showed that the client was not swerving and was merely changing lanes. This contradicted the officer’s statement and with his credibility in doubt, the judge dismissed the case.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Not Guilty Verdict for Soldier Charged with DWI

We recently helped a young soldier when he was arrested for underage consumption of alcohol and underage DWI. Evidently, the soldier had stayed at a friend’s house and had some drinks, but needed to report to base the next day. When he arrived, MPs noticed the scent of alcohol and performed field sobriety tests. Due to his age and occupation, he faced significant penalties from various sources, including his unit, the court, and the army. With a discharge and criminal penalties looming, we plead to the underage consumption charge but went to trial in federal court on the DWI. Our Charlotte DWI lawyers have considerable experience representing clients charged with federal DWI and ultimately secured a not-guilty verdict. This allowed our client the chance to stay in the army and spared him from some harsh consequences.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DWI Dismissed Based on Lack of Evidence

A young woman was recently pulled over and charged with driving under the influence. Even though it was her first DWI, she was still facing a 12-month license suspension, probation, substance abuse and treatment classes, community service, and significant financial losses in the form of fines, court costs, and increased insurance premiums. Our highly-experienced Charlotte DWI attorneys reviewed the evidence and moved quickly to handle the matter. During a pre-trial hearing, we presented the officer’s dashcam video and highlighted several discrepancies and officer missteps. By essentially showing there was not enough evidence to support our client’s arrest, we obtained a dismissal and our client free to move on with her life.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DWI

DWI and Firearm Charge Dismissed

Some time ago, a man was traveling on I-77 in a heavy-duty work truck in the middle of a severe thunderstorm. Prior to leaving, the man had lunch with his wife where they had a few drinks, but due to the weather, another car hydroplaned and he had to maneuver his large vehicle to avoid a collision. The driver behind him was, unfortunately, unable to do the same and struck our client’s truck. The police responded and after detecting the scent of alcohol, they conducted a search and found an open bottle of alcohol and a firearm. This led to him being charged with DWI and carrying a concealed weapon after consuming alcohol. In addition to the typical penalties, the man was very concerned about the impact on his job.

Our Charlotte DWI lawyers have an extensive background in this area and meticulously reviewed all the factors involved. We pointed out the obvious problems with conducting roadside sobriety tests in inclement weather as well as our client’s ability to perform impressive driving maneuvers to avoid an accident. Based on all the various factors involved, we demonstrated there was not enough evidence to substantiate probable cause. As a result, the DWI and firearm charge were both dismissed.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DWI Dismissed for Client on Vacation

While on vacation with his wife at the beach, the client was pulled over and charged with DWI. The client was later convicted in District Court. After our Charlotte DWI lawyers appealed the case, the prosecutor was convinced that probable cause was not present to warrant an arrest.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DWI & Hit and Run Charges Dismissed after Panthers Game

After attending a Panthers football game, our client returned to a friend’s home. A couple hours later, our client retrieved her vehicle and began to head home for the evening. Along the way home, while making a turn, she sideswiped a vehicle parked on the side of the road and a light pole on the sidewalk next to the parked car. A witness followed her vehicle until it came to a stop in a nearby parking deck, at which time police arrived. After the investigation, the officer charged our client with hit and run for leaving the scene of an accident and suspicion of DWI.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DWI Dismissed after Field Sobriety Tests

After hanging out at a friend’s house, a client and her passenger were heading home. Along the way, law enforcement got behind our client and alleged that she weaved out of her lane twice. After a delay at a traffic light, the police initiated a traffic stop. After lengthy questioning of our client and a passenger along with administering various standardized field sobriety tests, the officer charged our client with DWI.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DWI Reduced to Reckless Driving

After leaving a local bar, our client was stopped by law enforcement after he was observed leaving his lane. During the stop, our client admitted to leaving a bar down the street and to having consumed alcohol. After requesting our client to perform several standardized field sobriety tests, the officer charged our client with DWI and failure to maintain lane control. Our Charlotte DWI lawyers handled the matter on his behalf and arranged to a plea agreement to reckless driving.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Federal DWI Dismissed

Client was accused of speeding and driving while impaired on a federal military base. Our federal DWI lawyers represented this client and effectively secured a dismissal.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Multiple DWI-Related Charges Dismissed or Reduced

Client was charged with speeding, reckless driving to endanger, driving while impaired and child abuse. Our Charlotte DWI lawyers worked to reduce the speeding offense to nine over the limit and facilitated the dismissal of all other charges.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

DWI Dismissed After Officers Witness the Driver Leave a Bar

Officers at a local beach bar observed the client leave the bar and get into his vehicle. The officers then observed the client back into a fence, nearly striking a parked vehicle on the road. The client was charged with driving while impaired.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Federal Charges

Reduced Sentence in Federal Drug Case

In a federal drug case involving methamphetamine conspiracy, our client was facing a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. However, our federal drug attorneys were able to secure a sentence of only 36 months, which was well below the required minimum.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Two Years of Probation in Bank Robbery Case

We recently assisted a man, who was charged with robbery involving a dangerous weapon for his role in taking money from a federally insured bank. This man was facing a possible 20-year prison sentence if the case was heard in federal court. Our federal defense lawyers aggressively worked on his behalf and kept the matter at the state level. From there, we negotiated for the best possible outcome and secured two years of probation in lieu of any time in custody.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Declined Prosecution in Passport Fraud Case

Our clients, a husband and wife, had just been appointed guardianship in Texas over their niece, who was taken out of an abusive home. The clients were contacted by the State Department about a recent passport application filed by them on behalf of their niece. The plan was to take their niece with them on a family vacation to her native country so she could meet her relatives. After our federal lawyers discussed the investigation with the federal agent in charge, reviewing the numerous court orders granting guardianship and various rights granted to the clients, and providing a detailed summary of our position, the agent changed his position on his earlier findings. After his review, he recommended that the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina decline to prosecute the case, which it agreed with.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Bank and Wire Fraud Conspiracy Results in Diversion Program

Client was indicted for conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. The client was a real estate appraiser and the government believed that the client had made numerous fraudulent appraisals on homes that were being “flipped.” If convicted, the client could have potentially spent up to 30 years in prison. Our federal lawyers negotiated on the client’s behalf and secured his entry into a diversion program, which removed the possibility of such a considerable sentence.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Probation for Client Charged with Healthcare Fraud

Our client was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. There was a loss of $3,402,040.32. Going into sentencing, our client was facing a 10-year prison sentence, but our Charlotte federal lawyers advocated for the client’s best interests and successfully arranged for probation in lieu of prison.

Our client and a family member were charged with distribution of methamphetamine in southeastern North Carolina. As federal drug charges, the conspiracy was allegedly responsible for over one-quarter pound of meth per day. Throughout the pretrial phase of the case, our federal lawyers found numerous discrepancies in the investigation and uncovered that one of the case agents had altered documents and withheld information. On the eve of trial, we could negotiate a plea that limited the client’s exposure to a maximum of five years and not a mandatory 10 years in prison. The client was sentenced to 51 months, his co-defendant 364 months.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Reduced Penalties for Client Charged in Federal Drug Case

Our client and a family member were charged with distribution of methamphetamine in southeastern North Carolina. As federal drug charges, the conspiracy was allegedly responsible for over one-quarter pound of meth per day. Throughout the pretrial phase of the case, our federal lawyers found numerous discrepancies in the investigation and uncovered that one of the case agents had altered documents and withheld information. On the eve of trial, we could negotiate a plea that limited the client’s exposure to a maximum of five years and not a mandatory 10 years in prison. The client was sentenced to 51 months, his co-defendant 364 months.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Firearms

DWI and Firearm Charge Dismissed

Some time ago, a man was traveling on I-77 in a heavy-duty work truck in the middle of a severe thunderstorm. Prior to leaving, the man had lunch with his wife where they had a few drinks, but due to the weather, another car hydroplaned and he had to maneuver his large vehicle to avoid a collision. The driver behind him was, unfortunately, unable to do the same and struck our client’s truck. The police responded and after detecting the scent of alcohol, they conducted a search and found an open bottle of alcohol and a firearm. This led to him being charged with DWI and carrying a concealed weapon after consuming alcohol. In addition to the typical penalties, the man was very concerned about the impact on his job.

Our Charlotte DWI lawyers have an extensive background in this area and meticulously reviewed all the factors involved. We pointed out the obvious problems with conducting roadside sobriety tests in inclement weather as well as our client’s ability to perform impressive driving maneuvers to avoid an accident. Based on all the various factors involved, we demonstrated there was not enough evidence to substantiate probable cause. As a result, the DWI and firearm charge were both dismissed.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Doctor Sees Firearm Charge Dismissed

Our client was a medical doctor, who found himself is a precarious position when he forgot to unpack a firearm from his carry-on bag before trying to board a flight. In addition to the typical misdemeanor weapon penalties, this incident is also punishable through a TSA fine and potential collateral consequences to his medical license. We negotiated with the prosecutor and reached an agreement to dismiss the charge based on simply paying the fine set by TSA. Furthermore, we appeared at a TSA hearing and argued to reduce the required fine. As a result of our dedicated representation, we reduced the amount he needed to pay as a fine, arraigned for the dismissal of the criminal charge, and helped protect his medical license.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Homicide

No Charges Filed in Federal Murder Investigation

As seasoned federal criminal attorneys, we are often called upon to help clients charged with extremely serious and sensitive matters. For instance, when a civilian contractor was being investigated for the first-degree murder of a town leader when he was working in Afghanistan, we helped protect his rights. Federal investigators were looking to charge him along with several others and their investigation was being conducted in Afghanistan and America. Although the matter was sent to the grand jury on numerous occasions, charges were never filed against our client.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

First-Degree Murder Charge Results in Probation

Our Client was charged with the poisoning death of his wife. After years of investigation by the state, the defendant was charged and exposed to a potential sentence of life in prison without parole. Prior to trial, the state finally conceded that the case was not as strong as it had believed and our violent crime attorneys were able to secure a plea to involuntary manslaughter to include supervised probation.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Murder Charge Dismissed

Our client was charged with the beating death of an elderly white man. Through extensive defense investigation, our violent crime attorneys discovered that the Sheriff’s Department had rushed its investigation and had arrested and charged the wrong person.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Illegal Gambling

Illegal Gambling Charges Dismissed

Our client was charged with four other people with engaging in illegal gambling. An undercover police officer allegedly observed the five co-defendants from a vantage point nearby. By negotiating with the prosecution, our Charlotte criminal lawyers successfully obtained a complete dismissal.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Larceny by employee

Client is Free to Enlist After Larceny Charge is Dismissed

Our client was a young man charged with larceny by an employee for the alleged theft of a camera and some accessories from his employer. Regardless of the value, he faced a felony conviction because he was entrusted with these items and the collateral consequence of being barred from enlisting in the military. Since this was his long-term goal, we wanted to handle the case as quickly as possible. We met with the prosecutor to reach a favorable agreement and once we explained his situation and plans to join the military, we secured a dismissal and he was free to enlist.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Motorcycle Accidents

$200,000 Uninsured Policy Limit in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

We represented the estate of a motorcycle rider, who was fatally injured in a head-on collision with a negligent driver. The at-fault driver only had minimum insurance; therefore we pursued a claim against the deceased’s uninsured policy. After negotiations, we reached a settlement for $200,000 which represented the policy limit.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

$67,000 Settlement in Pender County Motorcycle Accident

In Pender County, we helped the victim of a motorcycle accident where another driver failed to yield. The rider suffered a broken shoulder and we settled the case for $67,000.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

$200,000 Policy Limit in Uninsured Motorcycle Accident

In Wilmington, a couple was riding their motorcycle when they were hit by drunk driver. They were essentially t-boned and sustained various, very serious injuries. The at-fault driver was uninsured and our attorneys worked to recover compensation against their own uninsured motorist policy. In the end, we settled the case for the policy limit of $200,000.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Sex Crimes

Sex Crime Charges Dismissed in Charlotte

In a sex crimes case, we recently had a client charged with statutory rape of a child, first-degree kidnapping, and indent liberties. This exposed the client to a possible 429 months in prison and registration as a sex offender. We highlighted some serious inconsistencies and problems with the case with the prosecutor and ultimately secured a complete dismissal of the charges.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Sexual Battery Charges Dismissed Years After the Incident

Not long ago, a male barista contacted Randall & Stump when a former co-worker returned after years and accused him of sexual battery. Apparently, when the two were working together, one night a group of the employees went out drinking. The night ended at his house, where she indicated she was not interested in taking things further. While he claimed that he accepted this and walked her home, she claimed that he touched her inappropriately. At the time, no charges were filed and the woman moved away.

Years later, she returned and applied for a job at the same coffee shop where our client still worked. Since the statute of limitations had not yet expired, he was charged, fired, and she was placed in his position. We set to work for the man and reviewed his options. Even as a misdemeanor, a sexual battery conviction would require him to register as a sex offender for at least ten years. Therefore, we fought hard for our client and by presenting our case to the prosecutor, we obtained a complete dismissal.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Independent Investigation Ends with Rape Charge Dismissal

We were recently contacted by a man’s wife after her husband was arrested on rape charges. Apparently, the man had met a woman on a dating site and after meeting for coffee, the two went back to her house where they engaged in sex. There was no denying they had relations, but the issue of consent was paramount. After she accused him, the man gave a statement to police, and he quickly found himself facing a possible 25-year prison sentence.

Once retained, our attorneys conducted an independent investigation. We uncovered several inconsistencies in the woman’s version of events and learned that she was still on the same dating site with other profiles, where she was actively trying to conceal her identity. By presenting our findings before the trial began, we effectively convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charges. Our client, therefore, saw no adverse repercussions and was saved from a life-shattering prison sentence.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Indecent Liberties with a Minor Charge Reduced

Our Client was accused of the inappropriate touching of a minor child. He was facing a potential prison sentence and having to register as a sexual offender for 30 years. After having the case set for trial, our Charlotte sex crimes lawyers negotiated a plea agreement that allowed the client to avoid having a felony conviction and the sex offender registration.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

No Prosecution Following Rape Allegations

Client was contacted by a detective who told him he was being accused of raping a young woman. Client contacted our Charlotte sex crimes lawyers and after interviewing key witnesses and witnesses not interviewed by the investigating detective, it was discovered that the alleged victim fabricated the rape allegations.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Dismissal of Sexual Battery Charge

Our client was accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker after a night out drinking. Our client and the woman returned to the home where the client was housesitting. After having another drink, one thing led to another and our client attempted to kiss the woman. After being told “no,” our client did not take things further and the woman left. Almost three years later, prior to the statute of limitations tolling, she filed sexual battery charges against the client, which would have required him to register as a sex offender if he were convicted. After our Charlotte sex crimes lawyers spoke with witnesses and gathered stories that conflicted with her allegations, we presented them to the prosecutor. As a result, the state offered to dismiss the charge of sexual battery and permit our client to do a deferred prosecution on a charge of simple assault. If he complies, that charge, too, will be dismissed.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Declined Prosecution in Rape and Child Sex Offense Investigation

Our client’s wife accused him of raping her on a weekly basis over the course of six months and sexually assaulting their toddler daughter. After a proactive investigation and numerous witness interviews by our Charlotte sex crimes lawyers, we could submit our case to law enforcement, at which time they closed the case without charges being filed against our client.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Declined Prosecution After Online Meeting Results in Child Sex Allegations

After meeting an underage individual on an online dating service, it was alleged that our client engaged in illegal sexual relations with the individual. The client was arrested after being caught with the minor, after the minor’s parents alerted law enforcement. Our Charlotte sex crimes lawyers represented our client’s interests and ultimately the State declined prosecution.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Child Sex Offense Charges End with Declined Prosecution

The client was investigated for child sex offense allegations made by his daughter and estranged wife that he had sexually molested his daughter on several occasions.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Sex Crime Charged Dismissed

Client was charged with committing a second-degree forcible sex offense after a night of drinking and partying with friends. After our Charlotte sex crimes lawyers re-interviewed key witnesses and witnesses not interviewed by the investigating detective, it was discovered that the alleged victim went to work the following day, bragging about what took place the previous day, most importantly that she consented to what happened.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Forcible Rape Charge Dismissed

Client was charged with forcible rape, among other serious sex offenses. This exposed the client to a potential 40-year prison sentence. Through an extensive investigation, we could show that the alleged victim made up the allegations. Considering the defense evidence, the district attorney did not want to proceed and dismissed the case.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Not Guilty Verdict in Child Sex Case

Client was charged with four counts of first-degree sex offense and four counts of indecent liberties with a child. This put the client at risk of receiving over 100 years in prison. After a weeklong jury trial, where our Charlotte sex crimes lawyers argued on his behalf, the defendant was found not guilty on all counts and we walked out of the courtroom together.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

White Collar Crimes

Embezzlement Charge Dismissed & Probation Terminated Early

Randall & Stump recently assisted a female client, who was accused of abusing her position as an insurance adjuster by cutting herself checks and depositing them into a personal account. After an investigation by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, she was charged with embezzlement and faced a possible prison sentence between four and 24 months. Our Charlotte defense attorneys were able to intervene early on and facilitated an agreement to cover all the separate allegations into a single charge. Next, we negotiated with the prosecution and reached a plea that involved the payment of $9,000 in restitution and a two-year term of probation instead of prison.

After only three months of actively participating in probation, we secured the early termination of her probation and a complete dismissal of the charges based on the successful completion of her probation. This spared our client from any further obligation and a serious felony conviction from appearing on her record – not to mention a devastating prison sentence.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Felony Larceny Reduced to a Misdemeanor

The client was charged with felony larceny by an employee wherein it was alleged that he stole almost $30,000 from the United States Postal Service. The prosecutor indicated that he was looking to indict the client on individual counts, which would have resulted in over 20 charges. After our review of the discovery provided by the state and further negotiations with the prosecutor, he agreed to not indict the client and to reduce the felony theft charges to misdemeanor larceny. Further, the restitution amount was reduced from almost $30,000 to just over $5,000, saving the client over $20,000. The client avoided any felony conviction and was placed on unsupervised probation.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Felony Embezzlement Reduced to Misdemeanor Larceny

The client allegedly embezzled more than $20,000 from the church where he was employed and served as bookkeeper. After our white-collar crime attorney reviewed the evidence, it was clear that proper procedures were not put into place to prevent or bring attention to any financial wrongdoing. Additionally, it was discovered that several attempts were made to bring attention to the lack of security and oversight of the church’s finances. In the end, the felony embezzlement was reduced to misdemeanor larceny, requiring 48 hours of community service and one year of unsupervised probation.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

No Criminal or Civil Liability after Fraud Investigation

The client was under investigation for an alleged fraudulent transaction. The client was potentially exposed to not just criminal liability, but also civil liability well of more than $10 million. After a lengthy investigation and numerous negotiations, the client was released of both civil and criminal liability by the alleged victim.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Multiple White Collar Crime Charged Dismissed

Our white-collar crime attorneys represented a client after numerous criminal charges put him at risk. The charges included embezzlement, larceny by an employee, larceny of a motor vehicle, and obtaining property by false pretenses and were related to his employment as a work site supervisor while working out of state. Ultimately, we negotiated on our client’s behalf and obtained a complete dismissal of all the charges.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Wrongful Death

$200,000 Uninsured Policy Limit in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

We represented the estate of a motorcycle rider, who was fatally injured in a head-on collision with a negligent driver. The at-fault driver only had minimum insurance; therefore we pursued a claim against the deceased’s uninsured policy. After negotiations, we reached a settlement for $200,000 which represented the policy limit.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.