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Alexander Ransom’s Legal Cases

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  • Assault Fourth Degree & Violation of No-Contact Order Domestic Violence AC-35712

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Assault Fourth Degree DV. Investigations revealed the alleged victim, client's daughter, had a long criminal history and was heavily abusing drugs. Client ordered daughter to move out of the family house. During the move-out, daughter attacked client. Client responded in self-defense. Daughter called 911. Police arrived at the scene and determined that client was the primary aggressor. Police arrest client and book her into jail. On the day of trial for the Assault charge, the Prosecutor dismisses for lack of evidence.
  • Reckless Driving #C-767764

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Reckless Driving, a gross misdemeanor. He was alleged to have compared speeds with his brother after a family gathering. Client was employed as a delivery driver. His job was in jeopardy because of these charges. I instructed client to attend an Aggressive Driving class and obtain numerous character reference letters. He followed my advice. The Prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail, and a $500 fine. However, Prosecutor would not agree to a 1-year Deferred Sentence. Despite the Prosecutor’s objections, the judge followed Mr. Ransom's recommendations and entered a deferred sentence allowing dismissal of the case after one year of good behavior. This year (2012) the judge signed a dismissal order; thus officially dismissing the case.
  • Assault Fourth Degree #CB-71884

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Assault Fourth Degree, a gross misdemeanor. He allegedly attacked an old acquaintance outside of a bar. My investigations revealed the acquaintance burglarized the client years before and stole numerous family heirloms; including antique firearms belonging to client's father. I shared this information with the City's Prosecutor. We agreed to amend the Assault to Disorderly Conduct, a simple misdemeanor. The judge ordered client to serve 1 day jail, pay $300 fine, no evaluations and no probation. Judge also imposed a 2-year Deferred Sentence. Client's case shall be fully dismissed after 2 years.
  • Assault Fourth Degree #1Z-0247060

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 20, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Assault Fourth Degree, a gross misdemeanor, against a co-worker. Investigations revealed the victim antagonized the situation and called police in order to get client terminated from employment. There were no witnesses or injuries to the allegations. This year, the judge signed an Agreed Order Granting the Deferred Sentence and Dismissal of Charges.
  • Hit & Run Attended #CB-72845

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 03, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Hit and Run Attended, a gross misdemeanor. Mr. Ransom investigated the case, contacted the alleged victim and negotiated a resolution where client would pay the damages to the victim's vehicle. Following this, and under RCW 10.22, Mr. Ransom sought a Compromise of Misdemeanor. This resolution allows full dismissal of the charges if the victim submits documentation that the damages are paid and the victim does not want to seek prosecution. The judge and Prosecutor signed the Order on Compromise of Misdemeanor and dismissed the case.
  • Hit & Run Unattended #C-38242

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Hit and Run Unattended. My investigations revealed no witnesses to the incident. Later, I contacted the alleged victim and negotiated a resolution where client would pay the damages to the victim's vehicle. Following this, and under RCW 10.22, I sought a Compromise of Misdemeanor. This resolution allows full dismissal of the charges if the victim submits documentation that the damages are paid and the victim does not want to seek prosecution. The judge and Prosecutor signed an Order Granting the Compromise of Misdemeanor and dismissed the case.
  • Attempted Robbery First Degree & Assault Second Degree With a Deadly Weapon #09-1-00858-5

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Attempted Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree While Armed With a Deadly Weapon. Both charges are Class B felonies. My investigations revealed client responded by defending her friends against the victim's unprovoked attack. Later, I discovered the alleged victim moved out of State, and was unavailable to testify for the prosecution. After sharing my investigations with Prosecutor, he agreed to dismiss.
  • Assault Second Degree #09-1-01444-5

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a Class B felony, following a small riot at Boulevard Park in Bellingham. My investigations revealed client was trying to stop the riot because the parties involved were his friends. The victim(s) suffered no injuries, and none were willing to testify against client. Prosecutor dismissed case one week before trial.
  • Violation of No-Contact Order Domestic Violence #C-7466; CB-70709

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 02, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client faced Violation of No-Contact Order charges from the City of Lynden and the City of Bellingham. Both charges are gross misdemeanors. My investigations revealed client suffered from mental health issues which diminished her capacity to form the requisiste intent to commit the crimes. Also, she suffered a harsh breakup with her ex-boyfriend. Against her will, and while the cases were pending, he kept a substantial amount of her personal belongings. I contacted the alleged victim and obtained his written statement and cooperation. He returned client's personal property. He also did not want to testify against my client. I shared my investigations and his statement with the City Prosecutors. They agreed to dismiss their various cases.
  • Theft of Rental Property & Bail Jumping #09-1-01214-1

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with Theft of Rental Property in the Second Degree and Bail Jumping. All charges were Class C felonies.