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Jason M Kalafat
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Jason Kalafat’s Legal Cases

27 total

  • United States v. GA

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jury trial - not guilty all charges (including lesser-included simple possession charge)
    Description:
    Client arrested after police located bags of marijuana in the car client was driving, and client allegedly admitted to police that the marijuana was his. $2200 cash seized from client's pants pocket. Charged with felony Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana. First trial resulted in hung jury. Second trial was complete acquittal.
  • United States v. RW

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jury trial - not guilty on all counts
    Description:
    Client charged with assaulting a cab driver and theft of services. Government alleged that client's actions were motivated by a prejudicial bias against the cab driver (hate crime).
  • United States v. DL

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    Hung jury, misdemeanor plea
    Description:
    Client charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse While Armed, facing 12-24 years prison if convicted. After trial resulted in a hung jury, Government offered a misdemeanor plea agreement.
  • United States v. RJ

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    Acquitted of all felony counts
    Description:
    Client charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute PCP, Possession of Liquid PCP, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Acquitted on all felony counts at jury trial.
  • United States v. M.S.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Oct 04, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    Client arrested for Possession With Intent to Distribute. Court granted defense motion to suppress all evidence seized by police, forcing the government to dismiss the case.
  • United States v. DP

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 02, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict at trial
    Description:
    Client, co-defendant, and uncharged accomplice accused of viciously assaulting a pedestrian after he struck their car. Client explains that he never touched the man, who was drunk, beliggerent, and ultimately injured himself through several hard falls to the concrete sidewalk and street.
  • District of Columbia v. KW

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict at trial
    Description:
    Client charged with DUI and OWI after being stopped for violating a Right Turn Only sign, and then failing the FSTs and refusing to blow into the breathalyzer. Trial included three experts and an eyewitness flown in from UAE. Client was acquitted on all charges.
  • United States v. NG

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict at trial
    Description:
    Client charged with threatening to shoot and kill ex-girlfriend's family
  • United States v. DD et al

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jun 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdict at trial
    Description:
    Client and two co-defendants allegedly attacked a cabdriver and his car, including beating him and jumping on the roof of the taxi. At the conclusion of trial, the judge agreed that my client had acted in self-defense and the other defendants had acted in defense of my client, and thus the defendants were not guilty of all charges.
  • United States v. WH

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    May 19, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdicts on all charges at jury trial
    Description:
    Client was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. DC police executed a search warrant at an apartment where client was the only occupant, and allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia thoughout the premises, including $3500 of crack cocaine in client's possession in his pants pocket. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty to all charges.