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Lisa Haines’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Felony Assault Family Member

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    no billed by grand jury
    Description:
    Client charged with choking his girlfriend. Grand Jury no billed the case.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-200

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    No billed by the Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client was charged with PCS enhanced to 1st degree because of a prior felony conviction [facing 5 to 99 years in prison]. Within a week her court appointment, Lisa contacted the prosecutor, requesting that the ADA review the police report. Lisa pointed out that the State could not affirmatively link client to the drugs [bc the drugs were not Lisa's client]. Lisa continued to pursue the issue through discussions with the prosecutor until the ADA came to the same conclusion.
  • Assault Family Member, Deadly Conduct , Interfering w 911 call [3 cases; 1 client]

    Practice Area:
    Domestic Violence
    Date:
    Sep 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    All 3 charges were dropped within 3 months
    Description:
    Client was charged with assaulting his wife and threatening to push her out of the car. A passing motorist heard screaming and called police. Lisa investigated the issues and pushed the prosecutor to look deeper into the case. Ultimately all 3 cases were dismissed. The alleged victim had learned that my client had an affair. She was angry and screamed at him in the car, striking him as he drove. She tried to get out of the car while it was moving; my client pulled her back. When the police arrived she lied bc she was furious about the affair. Though my client was guilty of infidelity, he did not commit any crime.
  • DWI

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Outcome:
    plead to probation
    Description:
    A passing motorist saw my client weaving dangerously on the road. The patrol car video showed by client to be quite unstable. My client wanted to plead. Our county has very strick probation terms. I suggested she get the help she wanted before any plea. She then went to rehab [inpatient followed by outpatient] and AA meetings regularly. My client pled guilty but went open to the judge for punishment. We put on evidence establishing all the work she had done to clean up her life. The judge gave a probated sentence with less than half the time offered by the prosecutor.
  • Burglary of Habitation

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    The Grand Jury no-billed the case, finding there was not probable cause that a crime occurred.
    Description:
    Client was charged with breaking into a home and assaulting an acquaintance. Client was on felony parole and was facing up to life in prison if convicted. Lisa provided testimony evidence to contradict the prosecution witness within weeks of the arrest. Lisa continued to push the prosecutor to look at the motive of the alleged victim and to speak with witnesses.
  • Burglary of Habitation and Interfering w Breathing

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Outcome:
    Reduction from 2nd degree felony to misdemeanor; No-bills and dismissals on the other four cases;
    Description:
    Lisa aggressively pushed three different prosecutors who handled this case [2nd degree felony Burg Hab and 3rd degree felony Impeding Breathing] to ultimately reduce the case to one count of misdemeanor assault. Client was previously charged in two other cases with Felony Assault and Interfering w 911 Call. Both of those were dismissed after Lisa fought for her client. Lisa had obtained another felony no-bill for this client on 2nd degree felony Aggravated Assault charges in March, 2011.
  • Habitual Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    Hung jury; plea agreement of 2 yrs following jury's release
    Description:
    Client had two felony cases with a range of punishment of 25 years to life. After tough cross examination of the State's witnesses, the jury hung, unable to reach a verdict on the AADW. Lisa negotiated a plea agreement of 2 years, with concurrent time of 3 yrs on the second felony Violation of Protective Order.
  • Tampering w Consumer Product 25 to LIfe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    No-billed by the Grand Jury - case dismissed
    Description:
    Lisa's client was charged with stealing batteries from a gas drilling site. Because of prior felony convictions, the client was facing 25 yrs to life in prison. Her co-defendant husband was video taped at the scene. But Lisa's client was not involved in the crime. Lisa provided evidence to the prosecutor establishing her client's whereabouts during the crime, thus showing her innocence. The Grand Jury no-billed the case.
  • Aggravated Robbery Deadly Weapon

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed by prosecutor after true-billed by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Client was one of three charged with Agg Robbery. Lisa believed her client was wrongly charged and she sought to have the charges dismissed. The case seemed to unravel for the State as they prepared for trial. Shortly after, this first degree charge was dismissed and the client was released.
  • Felony No Bills (Dismissals)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    Felony cases no billed by Grand Jury
    Description:
    Lisa has regularly obtained no-bills (dismissals) from the Grand Jury throughout her defense career. Using her experience as a felony Grand Jury Prosecutor, Lisa meets with the prosecutor and Grand Jurors to provide evidence to exonerated her client. The Grand Jurors have sided with Lisa and rejected the cases because there was no probable cause to arrest her clients.