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Howard Woodley Bailey

Howard Bailey’s Legal Cases

40 total

  • State v ON

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Outcome:
    2nd Degree Theft Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with other codefendants with theft of approximately $20,000 in retail goods. Client is a foreign national and any conviction would have resulted in permanent deportation from the US, as these charges would have been construed as a 'crime involving moral turpitude'. Convinced State to allow client to participate in PTI program, and after he entered it, convinced State to discharge client early, with all charges dismissed.
  • State v EK

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Outcome:
    2nd Degree Drug Trafficking Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with drug distribution, which because of his prior convictions, exposed him to an extended term sentence of 10 years with 5 years of parole ineligibility. A Motion to Suppress was argued, resulting in the complete suppression of all evidence, after which the State moved all charges for dismissal.
  • State v KR

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Outcome:
    2nd Degree Agg Assault with Knife Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with Aggravated Assault after he used a knife to defend himself from a guy who jumped into his car. All charges were dismissed after I convinced the State that the person who got stabbed was actually trying to attack and rob my client.
  • State v RS

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 07, 2008
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of All Charges
    Description:
    Client was involved in the operation of an established 'Adult Book Store' that the county prosecutor decided he wanted to close under a 'quality of life' initiative. Client and others persons were charged with ciminal violations for having too many signs indicating the nature of the store. All charges were dismissed after lengthy negotiations that allowed the store to stay where it was, with the signage it had.
  • State v TF

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Trial Verdict on All Counts
    Description:
    Client and other inmates were indicted on charges they assaulted corrections officers inside the county jail. At trial, the IA officer admitted that it was his opinion that the corrections officers 'story' about what occurred did not fit the known facts. Jury acquitted all defendants of all charges.
  • State v AB

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of All Charges
    Description:
    Client was indicted on charges of assisting her live-in boyfriend in his drug tradfficking. During a search of their house, police seized large quantities of money, several types of drugs, and a handgun. After I argued a Motion to Suppress, the trial judge suppressed all evidence, and the prosecutor dismissed all charges.
  • State v PC

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 08, 2008
    Outcome:
    2nd Degree Charges Amended to DP and MV
    Description:
    Client was driving his car while DWI, stopped by police; and, officers recovered a gun and drugs from the vehicle. Exposure = Consecutive State Prison Sentences on Poss of CDS and Poss of Gun while Poss CDS. Client and two passengers were indicted. Filed Motion to Compel Discovery on police car videos, which could not be produced. Convinced State to amend charges to DP with a mionimal fine, and a concurrent plea on the DWI with a minimal loss of license and fines.
  • State v DW

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    Drug Offenses (PWI) Reduced to 1 DP with Probation
    Description:
    Client was charged with multiple drug trafficking offenses, which combined with his prior record and the fact that he was on Probation already had him exposed to an extended State Prison Sentence of 10 years with 5 years of parole ineligibility. After the defense investigated the visibility/ability of the officer to view the activities as described by the police, the defense was able to convince the State that the case had too many legal defencts and convinced the State to agree to a concurrent probation (No incarceration).
  • United States v SW

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Outcome:
    Mnimum Term Plea
    Description:
    Client was charged with Possessory Drug Offenses of 10 Kilos of Cocaine; and, possession of handguns during the commission of the alleged drug trafficking.Exposure at trial was a Life Sentence.
  • State v DS

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Outcome:
    5 Case Sentence Reduced from 25 Years to 4
    Description:
    Client had extensive previous criminal conviction history, and was then charged in 5 seperate cases with a consecutive sentencing exposure of at least 25 years, with 12 1/2 years of parole ineligibility. Plea negotiations resulted in a plea to one case, with a 4 year sentence recommendation from the State. 3 other cases were dismissed, and one other case which had already been pled to was sentenced concurrent to the 4 year term. With the combined jail credits of the cases pled to, client needed to serve only about 6 additional months.