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Brian Jordan’s Legal Cases

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  • Commonwealth v. D.B. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Outcome:
    Client pleaded guilty to a sentence of house arrest and probation after originally facing a possible sentence of 10-20 years incarceration
    Description:
    Client originally charged with first degree felony attempted homicide and first degree felony aggravated assault for allegedly strangling female victim into unconsciousness. After preliminary hearing cross examination, investigation of alleged victim's preexisting medical conditions, and pre-trial arguments to the district prosecutor while approaching trial, the Commonwealth dismissed the attempted homicide charge and reduced the aggravated assault charge to a single count of second degree misdemeanor simple assault. Client pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months house arrest and probation.
  • Commonwealth v. L.F. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted of all charges by jury
    Description:
    Client charged with felony possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, simple possession, etc. Commonwealth alleged that drugs were found by police at feet of client while he was in a bar. Client gave a written confession that was introduced by Commonwealth at trial, and detective testified client fully confessed during interrogation. Client testified drugs not his and that detective told him if he confessed he wouldn't be charged. Witness called by defense testified drugs not found near client as police said. Client was acquitted of all charges by jury.
  • Commonwealth v. R.S. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 20, 2011
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted of all charges by jury
    Description:
    Client charged with second degree felony aggravated assault and related misdemeanors against a prison corrections officer. Video surveillance of incident was presented and officer testified that client attacked him. Inconsistencies in officer's story were apparent on cross examination. Defense called client's cellmate to testify to officer's hostile behavior towards client. Client acquitted of all charges by jury.
  • Commonwealth v. B.B. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted of all charges by judge
    Description:
    Client charged with multiple misdemeanor theft charges for allegedly padding travel and other related expenses during various conferences attended as part of his government employment. Attorney General's Office prosecuted case and tried every tactic possible to make example of client. Defense presented former supervisors and other conference attendees to testify to client's reimbursement requests being workplace-approved. Client testified on his own behalf. Judge immediately acquitted client of all charges.
  • Commonwealth v. W.F. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Sep 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    DUI controlled substance charge dismissed, client pled guilty to DUI general impairment for sentence of probation and no license loss
    Description:
    Client charged with DUI general impairment and DUI controlled substances for various prescription medications. Client maintained he took all medications as prescribed and was only tired. Defense subpoenaed prescription history and presented doctor's reports, pharmacist analysis, and supporting medical memoranda to prosecutor regarding medication levels. Prosecutor dismissed charge of DUI controlled substances. Client was able to keep job and license.
  • Commonwealth v. R.F. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Commonwealth dismissed all charges pursuant to defense motion
    Description:
    Client was staying at a girlfriend's home. Police responded to home after reports of shots fired. Police ultimately entered with a signed search warrant and removed belongings, including a safe. Before opening safe, police learned shots fired by a visitor from visitor's gun who was unrelated to client, and client not present at time of shots. Police still opened safe, finding client property, mail, and stolen firearms with obliterated serial numbers. Client charged with person to not possess firearms and related firearms offenses. Defense filed and ultimately argued pre-trial motions to suppress search of apartment and seizure of gun by challenging four corners/overbreadth of warrant and subsequent police actions in opening safe and seizing client items. Defense motion was sustained and Commonwealth was forced to dismiss all charges.
  • Commonwealth v. J.W. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Outcome:
    Commonwealth dismissed all charges pursuant to defense motion
    Description:
    Client charged with felony PWI and related drug offenses for 2.5 pounds of marijuana found in apartment pursuant to signed search warrant obtained after police conducted a trash pull outside client's apartment. Defense filed pre-trial motion to suppress based on staleness/four corners arguments. Judge sustained defense motion and Commonwealth forced to dismiss all charges.
  • Commonwealth v. D.S. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 11, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client pleaded guilty to mitigated sentence of 1.5-3 years after facing mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years
    Description:
    Client, who was on parole at the time, had home searched by parole officers. Officers found client in his bedroom smoking marijuana with over 100 grams of crack cocaine in plain view. Client admitted all was his, and told officers and detective where other powder cocaine and marijuana was in house. Client charged with felony PWI for marijuana, felony PWI for crack cocaine, and other misdemeanor drug possession offenses. Defense filed and argued pre-trial motion to suppress evidence based on illegal entry and search by officers. Judge denied motion, but after motion for reconsideration filed by defense and parole officer files and records were subpoenaed, Commonwealth offered client a sentence of 1.5-3 years. Client had been facing a 7 year mandatory minimum sentence on the PWI crack alone, and additional incarceration on the other drug offenses.
  • Commonwealth v. S.H. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted of all charges by jury
    Description:
    Client charged with multiple counts of felony welfare fraud-related charges for allegedly failing to report changes in work status, child care providers, and job skills training over a two year period. At jury trial, Commonwealth presented 8 witnesses from various state departments and employers who alleged client's fraud. Upon extensive cross examination of all witnesses, defense highlighted inconsistencies, biases and lies in testimony. Client testified in detail. Jury found client not guilty of all charges.
  • Commonwealth v. M.Y. (abbreviated for privacy)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 05, 2009
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed by Commonwealth
    Description:
    Client charged with 14 counts of felony forgery and related theft charges. Client was power of attorney and oversaw alleged victim's finances and estate. Alleged victim claimed that client stole over $100,000 via writing checks and taking large sums of money. Pursuant to defense motions, a pre-trial valuation hearing was held to establish a true restitution amount, and after cross-examination of alleged victim and family as well as direct examination of client and client's family, judge made a finding of only $10,500 due to victim. Defense filed further pre-trial motions with follow-up documentation, and Commonwealth agreed to dismiss all charges upon a single restitution payment of $1000.