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Jeffry K. Finer

Jeffry Finer’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Bering v. SHARE

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    Restraint on anti-abortion picketing
    Description:
    Time place and manner restrictions upheld against anti-abortion picketers who blocked a multi-practice medical building.
  • United States v. Carniero

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1989
    Outcome:
    Wiretap
    Description:
    Overturned wiretap against 20+ defendants in Spokane. Lead counsel on brief.
  • United States v. $405,089.12

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Outcome:
    Double Jeopardy, reversed
    Description:
    Was civil forfeiture a "punishment" such that it constituted double jeopardy when government sought to forfeit property following criminal convictions for the "same offense"?
  • United States v. Flatter

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Outcome:
    Reversed conviction, bad Terry search
    Description:
    Defendant was subjected by Postal Investigators to illegal search during Terry stop.
  • United States v. Porter

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Outcome:
    Acquitted by jury.
    Description:
    Wholesalers charged with conspiracy to supply improper quantities of precursor product (cough medicine) to convenience store retailers. Co-defendant switched to government witness night before trial. Cooperating co-defendant got 4 years; client and business partner (represented by Mark Vovos) were acquitted.
  • Prach et al. v. Bowen et al.

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Fully favorable jury verdict.
    Description:
    Russian employee/resident coerced by resident manager of public housing project to cover up manager's bribery scheme. Two week simultaneous translation (Russian-English) trial resulted in damages against resident manager, supervisor and corporate owner.
  • United States v. Buchanan

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Habeas Corpus (Section 2255) resentencing.
    Description:
    Defendant ordered to serve 60 months (on a 78 to 97 month guideline) based on five misdemeanor priors. On Habeas Corpus (§ 2255) we voided four priors in state court. Defendant then qualified for 'safety valve'. Re-sentenced to time served (25 months) in part based on Defendant's stellar record while in prison and his personal growth since original incarceration.
  • Otto Zehm v. City of Spokane, Karl Thompson et al

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settlement for $2MM in cash and commitments by City to properly train officers in their encounters with mentally ill suspects.
    Description:
    Death in custody as a result of a police officer's unjustified assault during a brief Terry -Stop. The six-year civil case culminated in a successful $2MM settlement after the officer was convicted in federal court of excessive force and obstruction.