Defendant charged with sex assault of 4-year-old granddaughter. Kept family lines of communication open, eventually obtained recantation and enough background information to show manipulativeness and motives of mother's boyfriend. Ensuing motions, State drops case.
State v. JA
Defendant charged with burglary of girlfriend's home while family on vacation. Uncontested that defendant did enter home. Credibility contest between most of girlfriend's family on one side and defendant and girlfriend on the other. Girlfriend says she gave defendant permission to enter home. Detective gets her to change her story. State tried to bluff, we call their bluff. They walk into the courtroom morning of trial and drop the case.
United States v. RH
Dismissed on motion.
Defendant charged with theft of lumber from federal land. Probation officer demanded he speak with forest ranger. Motion to suppress involuntary statements, granted. Without statements available for trial, Feds dropped the case.