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Keeley D. Heath
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Keeley Heath’s Legal Cases

40 total

  • People v MR

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Client Acquitted of Rape Charges
    Description:
    A Greenville man, falsely accused of raping his 12-year old stepdaughter and facing life in prison, was acquitted at trial. A charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree was dismissed by the judge prior to jury deliberations for lack of evidence, while the client was found not guilty by the jury of a second charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 2nd degree after 45 minutes of deliberation.
  • People v LB

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Client Acquitted of Assault with Dangerous Weapon
    Description:
    A Greenville man was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Keeley D. Heath represented the man at trial, where the man was accused of threatening a woman with a knife. A jury found the defendant not guilty at trial, after hearing evidence that the woman was not in fact threatened by the defendant.
  • People v JD

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Rape Charges Dismissed - Client Wrongly Accused
    Description:
    A Greenville man was falsely accused of raping a woman after a consensual sexual encounter. He was released from jail and charges were dismissed after Keeley D. Heath, representing the defendant, obtained a statement from the complaining witness acknowledging that she had lied to the police because she feared that her boyfriend would find out about the sexual encounter with another man.
  • People v BM

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Juvenile Found Not Guilty of Making Bomb Threat
    Description:
    A juvenile charged with making a bomb threat was represented by Keeley D. Heath at trial. A jury found the client not guilty after hearing evidence that the juvenile simply reported the threat of another student to a school official.
  • People v JJ

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Jury Finds Man Acted in Self-Defense
    Description:
    A Pierson man was charged with assaulting another man at a wedding reception. At a jury trial, Keeley D. Heath represented the defendant, who argued that he acted in self-defense. The jury agreed, finding the client not guilty.
  • People v RB

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Woman Freed After Preliminary Examination
    Description:
    A Greenville woman who was a victim of domestic violence was falsely accused by her child's father of assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony. Keeley D. Heath represented the defendant. At a preliminary examination, the charges were dismissed after the complaining witness changed his story. The woman was released from jail and able to return to caring for her infant daughter.
  • People v PM

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Man Avoids Felony Conviction & Jail
    Description:
    Keeley D. Heath represented a man charged with Breaking and Entering, a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. The defendant also faced charges for being a habitual offender. Ms. Heath's aggressive representation and willingness to take the case to trial resulted in a plea bargain to a misdemeanor charge that resulted in no jail time for the defendant.
  • People v WT

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    CSC Charges Dismissed Prior to Trial
    Description:
    A man charged with felony criminal sexual conduct against a thirteen year old girl received a dismissal of the charges five days before trial. Ms. Heath fought hard to show the prosecuting attorney that her client was innocent of the accusations, and that the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. After months of filing motions and advocating for the client by Ms. Heath, the prosecuting attorney filed a dismissal. The client, whose life was changed dramatically by these false allegations, shed tears of joy when he learned the news of the dismissal.
  • People v CS

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Serious Drug Felony Dismissed After Hearing
    Description:
    The Defendant was charged with Delivery and Manufacture of Methamphetamines, a 20 year felony. Despite two alleged confessions by Defendant to the police drug team, and threats from the prosecutor to enhance the charges, Keeley Heath demanded a preliminary examination in the case. After the preliminary examination, Ms. Heath was able to show that both alleged confessions had been obtained illegally, in violation of the Defendant's rights. The prosecutor, who previously thought the case was a "slam dunk," dismissed all charges against the Defendant.
  • People v DW

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Defendant Found Not Guilty of Domestic Violence
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with Domestic Violence and Malicious Destruction of Property. Ms. Heath took the case to trial, and showed that the police failed to fully investigate the case. There was not enough evidence to prove that the Defendant was even the perpetrator of the property damage or the assault, and the jury found the Defendant not guilty on all charges.