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J House’s Legal Cases

36 total

  • State v. Dexter W.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 09, 2015
    Outcome:
    Not guilty verdicts on all charges at jury trial
    Description:
    Felony 1st degree reckless endangerment and battery charges with sentencing multiple enhancers.
  • State v. Dustin L.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 03, 2015
    Outcome:
    Sucessfully withdrew prior plea and secured amended charge of drug possession.
    Description:
    Hired by client after a guilty plea had been entered on a charge of Solicitation to Distribute >10 - 50 grams Heroin. Prosecutor initially threatened to withdraw all offers, but eventually stipulated to motion to withdraw plea and submitted an amended information charging the lower level charge I had argued was actually appropriate under the circumstances of the case.
  • Fitchburg v. Jessica S.

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Outcome:
    OWI amended to reckless driving.
    Description:
    OWI and PAC 1st offenses amended to one count of reckless driving through negotiation based upon potential trial and suppression issues.
  • Shorewood Hills v. Sam R.

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Dec 04, 2014
    Outcome:
    OWI -THC dismissed with related THC and paraphernalia charges.
    Description:
    OWI - detectable level of delta-9-THC, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges all dismissed after municipal court bench trial and granting of defense motion to suppress evidence due to unconstitutionally prolonged detention. Officers unreasonably delayed my client during a routine traffic stop for the purpose of having a K-9 arrive to sniff a car without reasonable suspicion of a drug offense.
  • State v. Earline M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Outcome:
    Deferred prosecution on reduced charge.
    Description:
    Felony battery reduced to misdemeanor battery with deferred prosecution. I was able to persuade prosecutor to amend a felony battery to school official charge to a misdemeanor battery in a school zone and to recommend deferred prosecution program to give my client an opportunity to keep a clean record.
  • State v. Charles G.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jun 06, 2014
    Outcome:
    Felony stalking charge dismissed
    Description:
    Prosecutor persuaded to "dismiss and read in" (meaning that the case cannot be refiled) felony stalking charge in return for the defendant's plea to criminal trespass with a recommended $50 fine and court costs as the penalty. Prosecutor persuaded by private defense investigation and supporting documents that the complainant was not honest and had been conning money from the defendant over the period of alleged stalking.
  • Columbia County v. Micheal M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Outcome:
    Not guilty jury verdict on domestic battery allegation
    Description:
    Jury acquittal in domestic violence battery charge after refusing to negotiate when threatened with re-charging as a criminal offense if a guilty plea was not entered.
  • Vill. of DeForest v. Daniel N.

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    OWI and OWI-THC dismissed
    Description:
    After filing motions to dismiss and a motion in limine to require a foundation for any testimony regarding the psychoactive effect of cannabinoids other than delta-9-THC, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charges before trial.
  • State v. Kevin R.

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Oct 09, 2013
    Outcome:
    Perjury conviction reopened and dismissed
    Description:
    A mid-1990s felony perjury conviction reopened and dismissed due to an unconstitutional plea agreement and sentence.
  • Waukesha v. Melissa H.

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not guilty jury verdict on OWI
    Description:
    Prior counsel determined there were no issues and failed to appear for initial trial in municipal court in this OWI by prescription and other drugs (Benadryl) case with an accident. Many of the "signs of drug impairment" were consistent with drugs not found in my client's blood and inconsistent with what she was accused of being impaired by.