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John R. Osgood

John Osgood’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • US v. Lain

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquittal in 20 minutes
    Description:
    Client charged with interstate transport of handgun in violation of federal law.
  • US v. Gary Eye

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Jury convicted but refused to impose death sentence
    Description:
    federal capital case - client accused of racially motivated murder. Government sought death penalty. Jury trial.
  • State v. Steve Morgan

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquittal on grounds of self-defense in 90 minutes
    Description:
    Client accused of shooting his best friend to death with shotgun at point blank range after friend threatened him. Deceased was intoxicated and shooting occurred in client's own home.
  • State v. C.P.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquittal on all charges.
    Description:
    C.P. was charged with possession of child pornography on his laptop. Images were located in temporary internet storage file, had never been moved, no prior history, downloads, according to defense expert were inadvertant.
  • US v. Steve Larson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Defendant acquitted of all charges.
    Description:
    Defendant was a member of a motorcycle club described by the prosecution as an "outlaw motorcycle one-percenter gang." Defendant was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Two week jury trial.
  • U.S. v. Soler

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Appealed - reversed on sentencing - Court held in significant decision that defendant was entitled to be resentenced and that he was entitiled to accpetance of responsibility points even though he went to trial.
    Description:
    Client attempted to plead to two kilos of cocaine. Offer rejected because government contened he was responsible for several hundred kilos for sentencing. Case was tried to jury and then defendant testifed at sentencing hearing and admitted to the two kilos.
  • US v. Monteleone

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    Reversed on appeal - 8th Circuit
    Description:
    Defendant accused willful and knowing delivery of a semi-automatic weapon to a convicted felon. Jury trial resulted in conviction. Reversed outright on appeal because of timely objection to willful government misconduct during trial.
  • United States v. Chapin

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquittal in about 2 hours.
    Description:
    Defendant accountant charged with conspiracy to assist others in evading federal income tax. Part of the Muliti-million dollar tax relief prosecutions involving off-shore tax shelters. Defendant was only person acquitted of the numerous persons prosecuted in this scheme.
  • State v. M.G.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Post Conviction relief granted by Missouri Court of Criminal appeals. Case reversed - new trial ordered and defendant pled to time served.
    Description:
    Defendant convicted of murder of two-year old child by blunt force trauma. During post-conviction proceedings experts were used to show that death was likely the result of innocent "shaking baby" syndrom that occured when defendant attempted to dislodge a french fry when baby was choaking. Trial defense counsel ignored the explanation and tried to show defendant was not responsible. Held: trial defense counsel was ineffective for failure to prsent shaking baby defense.
  • United States v. Updegraff

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    11 to 1 for acquittal - hung jury. Client pled to misdemeanor reckless discharge of a firearm and 10 days time served.
    Description:
    Defendant indicted for shooting a federal drug agent during search of his residence for evidence of a meth lab. Defendant fired round though his door and hit the agent. No lab was found. Defense was "his home was his castle" and the agent failed to sufficiently identify himself and was trying to kick in the door at 6:00 a.m.