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Phillip Wetzel’s Legal Cases

2 total

  • State of Washington v. Joseph Andrews

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Mistrial - Hung jury
    Description:
    Death penalty case where defendant was charged with two counts of Aggravated 1st Degree Murder. The State alleged defendant had shot two people in the back of the head three times each during a drug deal in a vehicle. After a 61/2 week trial, the jury was deadlocked as to guilt or innocence, and a mistrial was declared. Defendant was retried without the death penalty as a potential sentence and the jury again hung on the guilt phase. The state offered two counts of manslaughter with credit for time served, no additional jail time and no probation, which the client accepted pursuant to an Alford plea and was immediately released from custody.
  • United States v. Randock

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Outcome:
    Successful Plea Bargain
    Description:
    7 million document white collar criminal case. The defendant was accused of fraud in connection with the operation of an on- line university. Extensive litigation regarding depositions in Liberia, search and seizure, construction and operation of an on-line data base, sentencing guidelines and the affect of US v. Kimbrough, extensive analysis of discovery, extensive investigation. The government alleged loss of $6 million, and sought sentence of 15 years. Defendant accepted FRCrP 11(c)(1)(c) agreement of 36 months.