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Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant

Ashleigh Merchant’s Legal Cases

20 total


  • State v. JD

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty At Jury Trial
    Description:
    JD was charged with 4 felonies, including rape, kidnapping, aggravated sodomy and aggravated assault. The state had DNA evidence linking JD to the crime. I was able to discredit the DNA evidence and other forensic evidence. A jury found JD not guilty on all counts and JD walked out of court a free man.
  • State v. TS

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Charges Dismissed by Judge During Jury Trial
    Description:
    TS was charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm. After 3 days of a jury trial, the judge directed a not guilty verdict on all counts and TS walked out of court a free man.
  • TC

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Negotiated a Great Deal During Trial
    Description:
    TC was charged with numerous felonies including murder and felony murder. After 4 days of a jury trial, I was able to negotiate a favorable plea on TC’s behalf that saved TC an extra 10 years in prison.
  • State v. DE

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Negotiated a Great Deal During Trial
    Description:
    DE was charged with aggravated assault in the stabbing of another person. After 2 days of a jury trial, I was able to negotiate a very favorable plea that allowed DE to be released from jail and return home to his family where he was allowed to serve his sentence on probation.
  • State v. AC

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty At Jury Trial
    Description:
    AC was charged with DUI. After a jury trial, I was able to obtain a not guilty verdict allowing AC to return to the life he lived before he was overcharged in this case.
  • State v. HW

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Outcome:
    Negotiated a Great Deal
    Description:
    HW was charged with two separate DUI’s within the span of a few months. I was able to negotiate a plea to only one DUI with the other DUI being reduced to a minor traffic offense. HW successfully avoided both jail time and any license suspensions.
  • State of Florida v. Traci Grosvenor

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Outcome:
    Overturned Murder Conviction
    Description:
    I was able to obtain a favorable ruling in a capital murder case that allowed Grosvenor to argue ineffective assistance of counsel in her attempt to have her murder conviction overturned. The State of Florida appealed to the United States Supreme Court, which upheld the state court ruling in favor of my client.
  • State v. Ward

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Felony Conviction Overturned and Ward released
    Description:
    Ward was convicted at a jury trial of felony fleeing from from the police and a misdemeanor traffic offense. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. I was hired to fight his case on appeal. At the motion for new trial, I was able to convince the trial judge that Ward’s felony conviction should be reversed and he should be immediately released on time served for the traffic offense. Ward was released home to his family and no longer has a felony conviction.
  • State v. TC

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    TC was arrested and indicted for felony impersonating an officer. I was able to obtain a not guilty verdict on all counts after a jury trial.
  • State v. TC

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Jury Verdict
    Description:
    Client was charged with felony impersonating a police officer. After a jury trial, client was found not guilty in Cobb County Superior Court.