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Lisa Michelle Harris

Lisa Harris’s Legal Cases

41 total


  • State v. AG

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    AG was a legal visa holder from overseas who was accused of Solicitation. A conviction could have negatively impacted his visa or future efforts towards becoming a legal resident. A positive outcome was extremely important to him.
  • State v. DP

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Outcome:
    Reduced - No Felony Conviction
    Description:
    Charged with 2 residential burglaries, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and criminal trespass, DP was facing a combined 42 year possible penalty. After significant negotiation, DP plead under the First Offender Act and received 5 years probation. DP now has no felony conviction on his record.
  • State v. DL

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Outcome:
    No Indictment
    Description:
    DL was featured on local news channels and on a Top 10 Most Wanted list after being charged with Rape, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Sodomy, False Imprisonment, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Theft. In total, these offenses carry a maximum penalty of life sentences and, under certain circumstances, the State can ask for the death penalty. After investigating the allegations, I presented testimony that allowed the Judge at the preliminary hearing to find No Probable Cause on any of the above charges. DL remains free and the State has not indicted him.
  • State v. DW

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Charges Reduced/Dismissed
    Description:
    DW was charged in a 7-count indictment for allegedly attempting to hijack public transportation with a loaded firearm and injuring arresting officers during arrest. DW's case received an unprecedented amount of publicity when his actions were caught on a hand-held cell phone video and broadcast on local news stations. DW was facing a possible 37 years on his new charges as well as a revocation of 10 years for an Aggravated Assault charge he was serving on probation. After significant negotiation, 4 of DW's counts were dismissed and he pled to 5 years, serve 1, balance on probation to the remaining 3 counts, concurrent with a 5 year revocation of his probation. DW came up for parole 90 days after sentencing.
  • State v. CB

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Outcome:
    Nolle Prossequi
    Description:
    When CB's credit card was used without authorization by a co-worker, he tried to file a police report. Instead, the police charged him with False Statements and False Report of a Crime. After significant investigation, documentation, and negotiation, the State declined to prosecute and all charges were nolle prossed.
  • State v. OJ

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Outcome:
    No Felony Conviction
    Description:
    OJ was under indictment in two separate drug cases. In total, he was facing the possibility of about 35 years. After serious negotiation, investigation, and witness statements, I was able to show problems with the state agents and their behavior in the case. Ultimately, OJ entered a plea under the First Offender Act for 5 years probation in each case, concurrent. OJ does not have a felony conviction on his record and was able to go back to work supporting his children.
  • State v. MT

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 03, 2011
    Outcome:
    No Felony Conviction
    Description:
    MT was charged with possession of a schedule II drug with intent to distribute. He was facing up to 15 years in jail. With strong negotiation, we were able to get him a plea under the Conditional Discharge statute for drug offenses of less than 3 years probation. Since he pled under the Conditional Discharge statute, he does not have a felony conviction.
  • State v. ML

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    ML was charged with assaulting a police officer at a local sporting event. After investigation and much negotiation, ML was given a Pre-Trial Diversion offer requiring ML to take a self-management class, after which her charges will be dismissed.
  • State v. JW

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 09, 2011
    Outcome:
    DUI reduced to Nolo Reckless
    Description:
    JW was charged with a second DUI and blew more than twice the legal limit. Through proactive action, mitigation evidence, and negotiation JW was ultimately able to enter a Nolo plea to Reckless Driving, saving his ability to drive, and resulting in no points on his license.
  • State v. WS

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    WS was a local law enforcement officer accused of Rape, Child Molestation, and False Imprisonment. He lost his job and his reputation after coming under fire in the media for his alleged conduct. After exhaustive investigation, witness statements, and a very lengthy preliminary hearing, we were able to show that the crimes charged could not stand and the District Attorney ultimately dismissed the charges.