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Jason M Kalafat
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Jason Kalafat’s Legal Cases

27 total

  • State v. ESW

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Outcome:
    Guilty verdict dismissed; reduced plea obtained
    Description:
    Client, represented by another law firm, had been convicted at trial of multiple counts of abusing her quadruplet children; the court sentenced her to serve 172 years in prison. During the post-conviction proceedings, established basis for overturning the trial conviction, and negotiated a plea agreement to serve less than ten years in prison.
  • State v. MF

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict on all charges after jury trial
    Description:
    Not guilty verdicts on Armed Robbery and Robbery charges following jury trial. Client allegedly robbed a motel clerk at gunpoint. At trial, the clerk testified that she personally knew the defendant, the two having previously attended school together. The robbery was on videotape, which was shown to the jury. After closing arguments, the jury returned Not Guilty verdicts in less than an hour.
  • State v. RWR

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 24, 2006
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict after jury trial
    Description:
    Client, a prominent local activist, was charged with felony resisting arrest after he was beaten by four officers on his lawn, in front of his fiance at 2:30am, after he called the police to report gun shots nearby. The four officers testified that client had physically assaulted them and then resisted their attempts to arrest him. The jury returned a not guilty verdict in an hour.
  • United States v. STS

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Outcome:
    deferred sentencing - charges dismissed
    Description:
    client charged with Assault; convinced Government to deviate from long-standing office policy and offer Deferred Sentencing Agreement, resulting in dismissal of charges
  • United States v. C.T.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict at trial
    Description:
    Client charged with assault, with several police officers as eyewitnesses. Client found not guilty.
  • United States v. K.M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 06, 2010
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted on all charges by jury.
    Description:
    Client charged with felony Carrying a Pistol Without a License and related gun and ammunition charges after police found his loaded pistol in the driver's door map pocket of his car. Defense successfuuly argued lack of intent to carry into D.C., and the jury found client not guilty of all charges.
  • United States v. WH

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 19, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdicts on all charges at jury trial
    Description:
    Client was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. DC police executed a search warrant at an apartment where client was the only occupant, and allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia thoughout the premises, including $3500 of crack cocaine in client's possession in his pants pocket. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty to all charges.
  • United States v. DD et al

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict at trial
    Description:
    Client and two co-defendants allegedly attacked a cabdriver and his car, including beating him and jumping on the roof of the taxi. At the conclusion of trial, the judge agreed that my client had acted in self-defense and the other defendants had acted in defense of my client, and thus the defendants were not guilty of all charges.
  • United States v. NG

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict at trial
    Description:
    Client charged with threatening to shoot and kill ex-girlfriend's family
  • State v. GJM

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Outcome:
    Not guily verdict at jury trial
    Description:
    Client was alleged to have threatened to stab the mother of his child with a screwdriver