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J House’s Legal Cases

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  • State v. McGouey, 229 S.W.3d 668 (TN 2007)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Outcome:
    TN Supreme Court overturned felony convictions.
    Description:
    The Tennessee Supreme Court agreed with my interpretation of Tennessee's aggravated assault and aggravated reckless endangerment statutes, overruling both the court of appeals and trial court judges. The Court further agreed that there was insufficient evidence to support convictions for felony assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment by use of an unloaded BB gun in this case. http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/OPINIONS/TSC/PDF/072/McGoueytmOPN.pdf
  • State v. Conner, 2009 WI App 143

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Outcome:
    WI Supreme Court petition for review granted.
    Description:
    Petition for review to the Wisconsin Supreme Court granted..
  • State v. Raymond G.H.

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    May 02, 2011
    Outcome:
    Narcotics delivery convictions overturned andd vacated on appeal.
    Description:
    As post-conviction/appellate counsel: Client was convicted by a jury on three counts of felony narcotics delivery and sentenced to two years in jail followed by five years on probation. On post-conviction motion the convictions were overturned due to improper jury instruction on the defense of entrapment. On return for new trial, case was resolved with a plea to 18 months probation on a single count of narcotics delivery. On return for new trial the prior
  • State v. Duane B. B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 06, 2009
    Outcome:
    Dismissed on prosecutor's motion.
    Description:
    All evidence suppressed based upon motion to suppress for unlawful seizure on a 4th offense OWI case where the client was stopped for allegedly weaving within his lane of travel.
  • State v. Bradley J. D.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    2nd offense OWI amended to reckless driving
    Description:
    Second offense OWI case stemming from multiple auto collisions, failed field sobriety tests and a blood test showing therapeutic levels of the sleeping medication ambien reduced to non-OWI offense of eve of trial.
  • State v. Eddie G. E.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed on prosecutor's motion.
    Description:
    Charge of carrying a concealed weapon within jail as a repeat offender dismissed after filing of motion to dismiss on insufficient allegations to support the charge in the criminal information.
  • State v. Dexter L.W.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Outcome:
    Felony substantial battery amended to misdemeanor offense.
    Description:
    Charge of felony substantial battery amended to misdemeanor offense and requested restitution of $7,891.91 reduced to $400 by negotiated settlement.
  • State v. Luke T.G.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Outcome:
    Domestic violence offense amended to county ordinance violation
    Description:
    Criminal disorderly conduct (domestic violence) charge which can result in a prohibition against possessing firearms, amended to non-criminal county ordinance violation of trespass to dwelling. Through careful preparation I was able to convince the prosecutor that while there may have been an uninvited reentry of another person's home, there was a possible statutory defense. to that entry and that the alleged victim lied about assault to avoid arrest for assaulting the defendant and damaging his property.
  • State v. Jake D. K.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Outcome:
    Possession w/ intent to deliever (>3-10 gr.) on heroin dismissed defense motion , plea to possession of narcotics negotiated to preclude further prosecution.
    Description:
    Client initially charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin (>3-8grams), a class E felony which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years and a $50,00 fine. A motion to dismiss the possession with intent to deliver for the 8 grams of heroin found on the defendant's person was granted prior to a preliminary hearing and the case was resolved with a plea to the offense of personal possession of heroin.
  • State v. Ronald E. H.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Outcome:
    Dismissed on prosecutor's motion.
    Description:
    Filed motion to suppress evidence which persuaded the prosecutor that all evidence of the OWI was obtained by virtue of an unlawful stop.