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J House’s Legal Cases

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  • State v. Jovahn H.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of all felony charges
    Description:
    The prosecution agreed to dismiss felony theft ($5,000-10,000) and felony theft from a person, both as a party to the crime upon filing of the defense motion to dismiss charges for insufficient allegations to support the criminal complaint.
  • State v. Jakeb M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Outcome:
    Deferred prosecution
    Description:
    Obtained a rarely granted deferred prosecution in a third degree sexual assault case with a confession. This gave my client the opportunity to keep a clean record and avoid 15 years on the sex offender registry.
  • State v. Jeffrey G.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 05, 2013
    Outcome:
    Felony drug charge reduced to misdemeanor, no jail and ultimately expunged.
    Description:
    A felony marijuana distribution case based upon a recorded sale to a confidential informant and multiple bags of marijuana found pursuant to a search warrant. Persuaded the prosecutor to amend to a misdemeanor offense, one year probation with a recommendation for expungement upon completion of probation.
  • State v. David T.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Outcome:
    Probation in a presumptive prison case
    Description:
    Several felony child pornography possession counts with a presumptive minimum sentence of 3 years prison, negotiated and persuaded the court to accept a probation only disposition with no jail time despite third parties demanding prison. This was after all child pornography possession charges were dismissed on defense motion and then recharged.
  • State v. Antoine M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 07, 2013
    Outcome:
    Robbery by force and felony witness intimidation charges dismissed.
    Description:
    Prosecutor moved to dismiss all charges on eve of jury selection upon rejection of plea offer.
  • State v. Alex O.

    Practice Area:
    Domestic Violence
    Date:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not guilty jury verdict on domestic battery charge
    Description:
    Jury verdict of not guilty on contested charge of battery as a crime of domestic violence. My client was convicted of the offense of disorderly conduct and successfully argued for no jail time and eligibility of expungement after nine months of probation at an argued sentencing.
  • Waukesha v. Melissa H.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not guilty jury verdict on OWI
    Description:
    Prior counsel determined there were no issues and failed to appear for initial trial in municipal court in this OWI by prescription and other drugs (Benadryl) case with an accident. Many of the "signs of drug impairment" were consistent with drugs not found in my client's blood and inconsistent with what she was accused of being impaired by.
  • Vill. of DeForest v. Daniel N.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    OWI and OWI-THC dismissed
    Description:
    After filing motions to dismiss and a motion in limine to require a foundation for any testimony regarding the psychoactive effect of cannabinoids other than delta-9-THC, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charges before trial.
  • Columbia County v. Micheal M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Outcome:
    Not guilty jury verdict on domestic battery allegation
    Description:
    Jury acquittal in domestic violence battery charge after refusing to negotiate when threatened with re-charging as a criminal offense if we went forward with a jury trial.
  • State v. Kevin R.

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Oct 09, 2013
    Outcome:
    Perjury conviction reopened and dismissed
    Description:
    A mid-1990s felony perjury conviction reopened and dismissed due to an unconstitutional plea agreement and sentence.