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Jonathan L Katz
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Jonathan Katz’s Legal Cases

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  • Maryland v. Taylor, et. al., 371 Md. 617 (2002)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 12, 2002
    Outcome:
    Double jeopardy dismissal.
    Description:
    Maryland's highest court hands down landmark.decision that it is double jeopardy to proceed to trial on a criminal case after the judge has dismissed the prosecution pretrial in full or partial reliance on facts beyond the four corners of the charging document. This victory was shared by the Maryland Public Defender's Office and Jon Katz, whose clients' cases were consolidated for this appeal. The case is at 371 Md. 617, 810 A.2d 964 (2002), and is viewable at http://www.courts.state.md.us/opinions/coa/2002/124a00.pdf .
  • Dring v. Sullivan

    Practice Area:
    Lawsuits & Disputes
    Date:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Outcome:
    Libel lawsuit dismissed.
    Description:
    The defense convinced a federal trial court to eject a defamation lawsuit where the lawsuit was filed in Maryland against our client who was in New Jersey. The United States District Court in Maryland agreed on March 30, 2006, with Marks & Katz that the Maryland courts have no jurisdiction over our client, holding that Maryland's long arm statute does not establish personal jurisdiction where the plaintiff cannot show any contact between the defendant and Maryland other than the defendant's posting of an allegedly defamatory message to a national e-mail listserv focused on Tae Kwon Do refereeing. The court gave the plaintiff until mid-April 2006 to file a request to have the case transferred to another federal court; the plaintiff did not do so. The case is Dring v. Sullivan, 423 F. Supp. 2d 540 (D.Md. 2006). The opinion is available here http://markskatz.com/Opinion.pdf .
  • Winning a DWI trial by challenging the opposing toxicologist.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Outcome:
    Acquittal.
    Description:
    Confrontation Clause challenge keeps out blood test testimony in a DWI case, followed by acquittal. See details and disclaimer here: http://katzjustice.com/underdog/FairfaxDWIlawyerOct3-13..html
  • Winning a marijuana trial despite a judge's many roadblocks.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Acquittal.
    Description:
    After a judge cut off what I viewed as several legitimate lines of cross examination and argument, he acquitted my marijuana possession client. For disclaimer and details, visit: http://katzjustice.com/underdog/FairfaxDrugLawyerAugust5-13..html
  • Winning a jury acquittal over eight pounds of marijuana in the defendant's rear carseat.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Outcome:
    Jury acquittal.
    Description:
    A jury acquitted my client who was driving with eight pounds of marijuana in a box in his car's backseat. For disclaimer and details, visit: http://katzjustice.com/underdog/FairfaxDrugDefenseAttorneyJune28-13..html