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Stephen Lyle Hamilton
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Stephen Hamilton’s Legal Cases

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  • State of Texas v. C.B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Outcome:
    DWI Arrest, Not Guilty finding by a jury.
    Description:
    Client was stopped for speeding early in the morning. DPS Trooper found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle with my client the driver. Client was removed from the vehicle and given field sobriety tests. The trooper testified to max clues on HGN and that my client failed the Walk and Turn and One Leg Stand. I tried the case to a jury of six and the jury found my client not guilty of DWI. Client had his arrest expunged from his record.
  • State of Texas v. J.M

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 12, 2009
    Outcome:
    Felony DWI reduced
    Description:
    Client stopped driving with three young children in the car and was arrested for Felony DWI Child under 15. Client was charged with three cases based on each child. District Attorney would not reduce the felony charges so I filed a Motion to Suppress and a Motion to challenge any field tests based on officer qualification. After about a three hour hearing, DA offered to dismiss the three felony cases and put client on probation for a first time misdemeanor DWI. Client very happy with the outcome as he has no felony conviction on his record.
  • State of Texas v. W.S

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    DWI Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client charged with DWI 2nd. Client had prior arrest and was placed on probation for an offense that was not a DWI. Upon my review of the prior offense I proved to the court that this was not a DWI 2nd rather a DWI first, client tried case to bench and was found NOT GUILTY of DWI. Client had a CDL so with the finding of not guilty client's CDL suspension is reversed and client gets back the CDL.
  • State of Texas v. M.A.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with the offense of falsely identify himself/herself to the police/ law enforcement with a fugitive from justice. I was hired by the defendant in the case and negotiated with the district attorney's office for a dismissal of all charges.
  • State of Texas v. R.V.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Outcome:
    Pre Trial Diversion-No DWI Conviction
    Description:
    Client was stopped for failure to respond and slow down while passing an emergency vehicle. Police officer followed my client, saw client fail to maintain a single lane and slow down and then run a stop sign. Client was stopped and failed field sobriety testing and was arrested. Client took a breath test at the station and his results were twice the legal limit. After negotiations with the district attorney's office, client accepted a pre trial diversion offer which means his case will be dismissed if once he completes certain requirements.
  • State of Texas v. E.B

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was arrested for Public Intoxication. I set the case for trial and informed the prosecutor my client was not guilty. After plea negotiations, the prosecutor offered to dismiss the case for a small donation and an alcohol class. Client joyfully accepted the deal and the case was dismissed. No conviction will be on my client's record.
  • State of Texas v. S.B.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with securing documents by deception, a felony. Client had been receiving "public assistance" and the state failed to consider some mitigating circumstances of the client. Initially the state was opposed to any reduction in the case and sought a felony conviction with a five year probation. With the client's permission, we rejected that offer and set the case for trial. Prior to trial the state offered to dismiss the case. Client accepted the State's offer.
  • State of Texas v. S.C.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with felony DWI with child in car under the age of 15. I entered my appearance in the case and started working on the case. We had several plea conferences with the DA's office and the case was settled for a one year informal stay out of trouble setting. At the end of the year, the case was dismissed. Client has no conviction on his record.
  • State of Texas v. S.B.

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Driver license hearing dismissed- Client keeps CDL
    Description:
    Client charged with DWI. Client has a Commercial Truck Driver license. I was hired and requested a hearing on his "automatic" suspension of his driver license. If suspended, client would lose his CDL for one year. Upon discussion with the DPS attorney, the department dismissed the hearing against my client and my client kept his CDL and ability to earn a living.
  • State of Texas v. M.C.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. This offense was a felony third degree, meaning the minimum time of any prison would be two years and the maximum sentence would be ten years. The first offer by the DA was 5 years. After numerous negotiations, the DA agreed to dismiss the case.