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Matthew Atherton Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan’s Legal Cases

15 total


  • Domestic Violence, Injury Alleged

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Outcome:
    Complete dismissal of all charges. Client exonerated.
    Description:
    Client charged with domestic violence. Injury alleged. Contentious divorce on-going while this case was pending. All charges dismissed mid-trial in middle of alleged victim's cross-examination.
  • Assault and Battery

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed on morning of trial
    Description:
    Client charged with assault and battery after fight involving multiple individuals. It was clear that his conduct was self defense. DA refused to dismiss the case until the morning of trial after defense had thoroughly investigated case and was prepared for trial.
  • Domestic Violence w/Injury

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed.
    Description:
    Client charged with domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Felony Burglary/Credit Card Fraud

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed.
    Description:
    Client charged with Felony Burglary and Credit Card Fraud. All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.
  • DUI/DWI, .17/.19 BAC

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Hung jury all charges, no conviction
    Description:
    Client charged with DUI with a .17/.19 BAC. Case went to trial. Jury unable to convict.
  • New trial motion, child molestation

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Outcome:
    Numerous serious felonies dismissed. No sex registration. No strikes. Client released from jail.
    Description:
    Client was convicted of six felony counts at trial while represented by a different attorney. He was facing 32 years to life in state prison. Mr. Sullivan filed a new trial motion and raised DNA issues not raised at trial. All convictions were vacated. This case settled in 2014 for no strikes, no sex registration, dismissal of multiple serious felonies, and client was released from jail.
  • False Imprisonment, Battery, and Resisting Arrest

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed.
    Description:
    Stockbroker in training arrested on BART train. All charges were dismissed on the morning of trial after extensive defense investigation and trial preparation.
  • DUI .11/.12 BAC

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with driving under the influence with a .11/.12 BAC. Case went to trial. Jury was unable to convict on any counts and all charges were dismissed.
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Gang Enhancement

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    A college student was being held on $1 million dollars bail for being a passenger in a car from which the DA believed a gun had been fired at a rival gang member. After numerous motions had been filed, this case was properly dismissed due to insufficient evidence.
  • Possession of Methamphetamine

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed.
    Description:
    Client charged with possession of methamphetamine. Case went to trial. Jury was unable to convict. Case dismissed after prosecutor elected not to retry the case.