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James Samuel McRae
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James McRae’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Speeding Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Nov 03, 2011
    Outcome:
    Reduction
    Description:
    Client was charged with reckless driving for speeding 30 over in a residential area. He was facing a $1000 fine and a license suspension for points. Prior to arguing a motion to suppress the speed detection device, the prosecutor agreed to drop the reckless charge and reduce the speed so that the client had no points placed on his license and only paid a $250 fine.
  • Obstruction Case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Consent Hold
    Description:
    Client was being harassed by a police officer and she lost her cool. She was charged with obstruction. After investigating the officer, I was able to show the prosecutor evidence harmful to the officer's credibility. The client took anger management classes and the case was dismissed and made eligible for expungement.
  • Motion to Suppress

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    My client was facing an 8 year probation revocation after being arrested for criminal trespass at a retail store he had been ordered to stay away from. With the assistance of a police detective, two employees had identified my client. I successfully motioned to suppress the identification as suggestive and the prosecutor was forced to dismiss the case. My client avoided the probation revocation and was released that day.
  • Domestic Violence Trial

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    I assisted another attorney try a domestic violence case. I dug up evidence that someone else had plead guilty to attacking the victim on the same day she initially claimed our client had - which supported the victim's recanted story exonerating our client. After picking a jury, the prosecutor was forced to dismiss the case mid-trial.
  • Not Guilty in Accident Case

    Practice Area:
    Speeding and traffic ticket
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was a professional truck driver charged with causing an accident. His livelihood was on the line, and the other driver refused to accept a compromise solution. Forced to go to trial, I used photos of the accident damage to prove my client's innocence.