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Jill Christine Schaefer

Jill Schaefer’s Legal Cases

16 total


  • Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    Female client accused of conspiring with her then-boyfriend to rob a local Beauty Supply Store. During the course of the robbery, two store employees were shot and injured. Convinced state prosecutor that my client was not conspiring with her former boyfriend (whose DNA was found at the scene), my client was released from jail and the charges against her were dropped.
  • Robbery in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    A woman was robbed at gunpoint at a local gas station. She identified my client as her assailant. Convinced the state prosecutor to allow my client to take a polygraph exam. He passed the polygraph and charges were dismissed.
  • Domestic Assault in the Second Degree

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    I represented a woman accused of stabbing her husband during a dispute. Husband testified during a preliminary hearing and was subjected to cross-examination. Presiding judge failed to find probable cause to hold the case open. Case dismissed.
  • Burglary-2 counts, Stealing-2 counts

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Probation
    Description:
    Client accused of participating in a breaking and entering spree in his stepmother's neighborhood. Client's bond successfully reduced from $25,000 to a personal recognizance bond (no money down bond) and client sentenced to probation
  • Burglary in the First Degree

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Felony reduced to misdemeanor. Bench probation
    Description:
    Client accused of breaking into a stranger's home while the occupants were sleeping. Client had a criminal history of burglary convictions and was facing 10 to 30 years in prison. Charge eventually reduced to the misdemeanor, Trespass and client awarded probation
  • Distribution of Controlled Substance

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    Client accused of dealing drugs after being stopped in a car containing cocaine base (crack cocaine). Case was dismissed against my client after preliminary hearing
  • Possession with intent to Distribute

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Misdemeanor probation
    Description:
    My client was caught in a sting operation selling dope to an undercover police officer. Client was facing 5-15 years in prison. Worked out a misdemeanor deal with the Prosecutor and my client was released from jail to probation.
  • Burglary First Degree

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    unsupervised probation
    Description:
    My client was facing 5 to 15 years. The Burglary charge was reduced to misdemeanor trespassing, and my client received unsupervised probation.
  • Stealing a Credit Device

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    unsupervised probation
    Description:
    My client was charged with Stealing a Credit Device, a serious felony. The felony was reduced to misdemeanor stealing, and my client received unsupervised probation.
  • First Degree Robbery and Armed Criminal Action

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    3 months, with credit for time served
    Description:
    My client was facing up to life in prison. Even though my client failed a lie detector test, I was able to get the robbery charge ammended to stealing. My client received 3 months, with credit for time served.