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Brian Chiles Tevis

Brian Tevis’s Legal Cases

54 total


  • State vs. T.C.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Outcome:
    Statements suppressed. Kidnapping reduced and sentenced to First Offender Probation.
    Description:
    The state was prosecuting my client for multiple felony counts including Kidnapping in a case being covered by the media. My client had no prior criminal history and was now facing 25 years to life and the state would not go below 10 years to serve in prison. My investigation showed that the police had violated her constitutional rights and illegally obtained statements from my client. We won our motion to suppress those statements at trial. With the State's case substantially weakened, they decided to offer her First Offender Probation on a lesser charge. My client was released from jail and now spends time playing with her grandchildren.
  • State of Georgia vs. W.H.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jan 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed on all counts
    Description:
    Client was charged with 2 counts of Family Violence Battery and 2 counts of Cruelty to children for an altercation with his ex-girlfriend's two juvenile sons. We were able to convince the prosecutor through investigation that the juveniles attacked my client and he was merely defending himself.
  • State of Georgia vs. D.M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed (Nolle Prosequi)
    Description:
    Client was charged with Felony Theft by Deception. State alleged that my client sold a stolen vehicle to a third party. Through VERY thorough investigation I was able to provide to the D.A. the names and numbers of 2 witnesses who saw my client purchase the vehicle. I also proved that the purchase was for fair market value, that he could not have known it was stolen, that the vehicle was not listed as stolen on the state record check (GCIC), and tracked the vehicle back to the 3 previous sellers of the vehicle.
  • A.R. vs. C.R.

    Practice Area:
    Contracts and agreements
    Date:
    Nov 02, 2011
    Outcome:
    Win. On Appeal - Summary Judgment granted in my client's favor.
    Description:
    In a property dispute I represented the Plaintiff who was trying to evict a tenant. My client prevailed in court and the Defendant filed an appeal. On appeal, the tenant claimed there was an agreement where she could stay on the land for as long as she lived. At trial, I successfully impeached the defendant's key witness and showed that she had lied on a sworn affidavit and was, in fact, lying during trial. The Defendant still maintained there was an agreement, but on cross-examination i was able to get her to testify that even if she thought there was an agreement, it would have to have been made after the land had already been transferred. At the close of Defendant's evidence i moved for Summary Judgment. The Court agreed that no constructive trust was formed and ruled in favor of my client.
  • State vs. A.L

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Outcome:
    Motion to Suppress - Granted. Case - Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was sitting in his car in a parking lot when police blocked him in and rushed my client and his passenger. They were both handcuffed and the car was searched. Drugs and a firearm were located under the seat. I filed motions to suppress since the police did not have a warrant for the search and clearly had no probable cause to believe a crime was being committed at the time they detained my client.
  • State of Georgia vs. O.K.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Teenage client was charged with Felony Theft by Receiving for having pawned items that turned out to be stolen. We were able to show the District Attorney that my client did not know that the items were stolen, but was given the items by his friend who, unbeknownst to my client, had stolen them from his parents.
  • State of Georgia vs. C.C.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Outcome:
    Reduced charge and probation
    Description:
    Client was charged with Armed Robbery for arranging a meeting between her co-defendant and the victim in the case. The co-defendant used a taser on the victim and stole her purse and prescription pain pills. We were able to negotiate with the district attorney to reduce the armed robbery (minimum of 10-20 years) down to robbery (1-20). We demonstrated to the Judge that my client was doing extremely well recovering from a drug problem and would be better suited to house arrest where she can take care of her 6 week old baby and her other two children. She received 10 years probation with 2 years being on home confinement.
  • State of Georgia vs. B.D.

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Outcome:
    5 charges dismissed. Minimum sentence
    Description:
    Client was very intoxicated and drove his vehicle. He damaged a park car and eventually went off the road, breaking a fence, and ended up in a field. He was charged with 7 counts including DUI. We were able to get 5 of those counts dismissed and negotiate the minimum sentence allowed by law.
  • State of Georgia vs. B.M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jul 30, 2012
    Outcome:
    Reduced from felony to misdemeanor. 12 months of probation
    Description:
    Client had an ongoing feud with a relative. That relative took out a restraining order against my client. At the same time he was sending my client letters demanding payment for rent that he claimed he was owed. When my client responded he was charged with Felony Aggravated Stalking for violating the court's restraining order prohibiting any contact. Negotiated down from Felony charges and 5 years of probation to a misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct and 12 months of probation with no other fines or conditions
  • State of Georgia vs. P.D.

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Minimum sentence and remaining charges dropped
    Description:
    Client was involved in a car accident where he struck another vehicle and then collided with the train tracks' crossing arm device. He consented to field sobriety tests and took a breath test which found him over the legal limit. We were able to negotiate the dismissal of the other traffic offenses and get him the minimum sentence under the law.

Disclaimer

Every case is different and favorable resolution of each matter is based on the individual facts and legal issues present in each case. No attorney can promise a particular outcome of a legal matter. To discuss your individual case in more detail, give us a call for a free consultation.