Not Guilty. Client was charged with aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, and two counts of child molestation. They could have been facing a life sentence but was found not guilty by a jury trial.
Case Dismissed. Client charged with six counts of child molestation facing up to 100 years in prison. Case was dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Penalties Reduced. Client was charged with statutory rape. Through aggressive negotiation with the prosecutor, they were given 12 months of probation instead and their record was sealed.
Charges Dismissed. Client was charged with statutory rape and two counts of child molestation. After reviewing the government's evidence and conducting a hearing to exclude the evidence, the District Attorney agreed to dismiss the two counts of child molestation and client was sentenced 180 days followed by probation.
Case Reduced to Juvenile Offense. Client, a juvenile, was charged in adult court with aggravated child molestation and child molestation. After aggressive negotiation with the prosecutor, the case was successfully transferred to juvenile court where it was resolved without the client suffering any time in custody or being designated a sex offender. Client will spent 36 months on probation and is eligible to have his record expunged.
No Contest Plea Accepted. Client charged with 196 counts of possession of child pornography, offenses which carries extensive prison time. Through negotiation with the government, they chose not to object to the client entering a plea on no contest with a sentence of thirty six months incarceration. Further, due to challenges brought on by counsel concerning airport searches, the trial judge agreed to allow the client to remain free on bond during the appeal process.
Penalties Reduced to Probation and Expungement. Several clients were charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine facing jail time. After successful negotiation the prosecutor agreed to probation and expungement of the arrest.
Sentence Reduced. Client was charged in federal court with conspiracy to traffic cocaine. They were facing forfeiture of property, but after aggressive negotiation with U.S. Attorney, a substantial sentence reduction was agreed to.
Charges Reduced. Client charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, making a false identification card, and a seat belt violation. After aggressive negotiation with the prosecutor, he agreed to dismiss the drug charge and seatbelt violation and reduce the I.D. charge to a misdemeanor and place client on 12 months' probation and a $500.00 fine.
Jail and Fines Avoided. Client charged with possession of heroin after police watched her make a buy. After aggressive negotiation, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to disorderly conduct with a 12 month suspended sentence (no jail time or fines).
Charges Dismissed. Client charged with speeding, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence of marijuana. After being stopped for speeding, a drug dog detected drugs in the client's vehicle and a subsequent search produced marijuana to which client admitted smoking earlier that day. After aggressive negotiation with the prosecutor, the DUI charge was dismissed and the possession of marijuana charge was dismissed upon payment of fine and completing twelve months of probation.
Not Guilty. Client, a letter carrier, was charged with DUI and faced termination of her employment if convicted. By demanding a trial by jury, client was found not guilty.
Case Dismissed. Client was charged with DUI after police entered his home without a warrant and arrested him. As the police did not see the client driving and entered the home without warrant or exigent circumstances, the search and seizure was shown to be illegal and the case was dismissed.
Case Dismissed. Jury trial demanded for client who was arrested for DUI. The case was called and the government lacked sufficient evidence and was not prepared to go forward. Requested that judge dismiss case and it was granted.
Case Dismissed. Client charged with DUI and the case was called for trial. Government not prepared to go forward and request was made to the judge for the case to be dismissed for want of prosecution.
Charges Reduced. Out of state client charged with DUI. By negotiating the charge to a lesser offense, the client was mailed a fine by the court and did not face any other penalties.
Charges Reduced. Under 21 client was arrested for DUI after being observed driving erratically. Case was successfully negotiated and charges were reduced to a lesser offense, whereupon client paid a fine.
DUI Reduced. A member of the military stopped after sitting through a green light and then made an abrupt turn into a parking space. After filing motions and negotiating with the prosecutor he agreed to reduce the DUI to a lesser offense.
Charges Dropped. Client charged with DUI, racing, speeding, and reckless driving. Prosecutor alleged client was observed by police helicopter traveling at high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic. The prosecutor refused to dismiss DUI even though client successfully completed the field sobriety test. An expert in the administration of the field sobriety test was retained and upon presenting the expert's detailed report to the prosecutor all charges were reduced except for the speeding offense.
Case Dismissed. Client charged with stealing a car. The case was dismissed after convincing the court that the government failed to indict the case within the statute of limitations.
Penalties Reduced. Client charged in federal court with three counts of bank robbery in which the client was facing several years in prison. After aggressive negotiation the government agreed to bottom of guideline sentence.
Reduced Sentence. Client accused in federal court with stealing two bags of money from an armored car he was assigned to. After the Judge agreed with argument of defense counsel, regarding the Client not being in a position of trust, which would have enhanced his sentence, the government agreed to a reduction in sentence to eighteen months.
Case Dismissed. Client charged with stealing the identity of acquaintance to obtain a mortgage; defense successfully negotiated a pretrial diversion and case dismissed with the clients arrest removed from his record.
Case Dismissed. Client charged with forgery when she attempted cashing a fake cashier's check. Client, a college student, was solicited through emails by unknown individual to cash check for his company in exchange for a percentage of the check for her efforts. When client tried to cash the check she was detained and arrested. Upon showing emails and other information to district attorney the case was sent to pretrial diversion, dismissed and the client's arrest removed from her record.
Case Dismissed. Client charged with armed robbery and possession of firearm during commission crime. Case consisted of alleged victim's word against client's word. Alleged victim's statements to police and his written statement were not consistent and so a jury trial was demanded. At jury selection district attorney conceded his case was weak and dismissed the indictment.
Charges Reduced. Client and codefendant charged with armed robbery. Evidence against client included his statement and video from a gas station where client and codefendant used the victim's debit card. Charge was reduced from armed robbery, which carries mandatory prison, to a lesser charge which carries no mandatory jail time.
Charges Reduced. Client charged with six counts of armed burglary, five counts of grand theft, one count of criminal mischief, and one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession, facing a substantial prison sentence. After extensive aggressive negotiation, the prosecutor agreed to four years of probation, a withholding of a conviction on all the felony charges, and the dismissal of the marijuana charge. The result was that the client's license did not have to be suspended.
Minimum Penalty Secured. Client accused, in federal court, of burning down a gentlemen's club. I successfully negotiated minimum guideline range and the government agreed not to indict client on pending drug trafficking charges.
Case Dismissed. Juvenile client, along with several friends, charged with arson for setting the grass in their subdivision on fire. Case dismissed upon client attending one day fire prevention class and payment of restitution.
Not Guilty. Client charged with six counts of aggravated assault with firearm, client facing 120 year prison sentence for pointing a firearm and threatening six individuals was found not guilty on each count after jury trial.
Penalties Reduced. Client charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated stalking after she allegedly shot her estranged boyfriend. Negotiation with the State was successful and the penalties were reduced to five years' probation and the sealing for her record upon completion.
Case Dismissed. Client charged with soliciting for prostitution, false report of a crime, and three counts of battery. Client allegedly invited an exotic dancer to his home where upon he allegedly solicited sexual favors. When denied, he was purported to have assaulted the victim. The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Case Dismissed and Arrest Removed. Client charged with domestic violence concerning her girlfriend. After negotiation the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case and remove the arrest from the Client's record upon her completing an anger management course.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION CRIMES
Probation Terminated. Client sentenced originally to a 15 year term: 10 years to serve in prison and the remaining 5 years on probation. After severing 9 years in prison, client was released to serve 1 year on parole, which he successfully completed. However, client never reported to probation and a warrant issued for his failing to do so. Client hired our defense team as he did not willfully violate his probation as he believed his sentence ended when he completed parole. Since his release from prison, the client has worked full time, gone back to college, and actually wrote and published a book. After hearing the evidence, the judge terminated client's probation.
Client charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and discharging a weapon in public. Client entered a plea which allowed client to have his record sealed once he completed probation. The original probation was for a term of five years but after aggressive negotiation with the prosecutor, he agreed and the client's probation ended and his arrest record sealed after three years.
The above cases only serve as an example of the types of cases Attorney Rutkowski is able to handle. Contact the office to learn more.