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Katherine Ellen Shipman

Katherine Shipman’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Outcome:
    NOT GUILTY
    Description:
    Client was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Client found NOT GUILTY by a jury after a five day trial.
  • DWI

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 09, 2014
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    Client charged with Driving While Intoxicated after being pulled over for failure to maintain a single lane and having a blood test almost twice the legal limit. After being set for trial, the District Attorney dismissed the case.
  • Sexual Assault of a Child

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    Client was accused of forcibly raping a teenage girl. Client's DNA was found on the complainant's body. A packet was prepared by Katherine Shipman and submitted to the grand jury, who issued a No Bill of Indictment
  • Response to Writ of Mandamus

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Aug 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    DA's Application for Writ of Mandamus DENIED.
    Description:
    After winning a motion to disqualify the District Attorney from prosecuting a particular case, the District Attorney filed a petition in the appellate court to overturn the lower court's opinion. After briefs were submitted and oral argument, the appellate court denied the District Attorney's petition, which was a WIN for the Client.
  • Assault (Class A Misdemeanor)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Outcome:
    Assault (Class A Misdemeanor) DISMISSED.
    Description:
    Client arrested for Assault on a Disabled Individual (a felony) which was reduced to misdemeanor assault. Client facing up to a year in jail, and a fine of up to $4,000. Video allegedly showed the assault. The case was set for trial, and DISMISSED.
  • Felony Possession of Marijuana

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jul 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Felony Possession of Marijuana Reduced to Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana with Deferred Adjudication
    Description:
    Client charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana and accused of selling marijuana to numerous individuals. A search revealed felony quantities of marijuana and evidence of delivery of marijuana. Client was facing up to two years in State Jail, with no credit for good behavior. Charge was reduced to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and Client was sentenced to two years deferred adjudication.
  • Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Outcome:
    Class B Possession of Marijuana Reduced to Class C Misdemeanor and DISMISSED.
    Description:
    Client charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana. Charge reduced to Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Client sentence to deferred disposition. After successfully completing 90 days deferred disposition, Client is now eligible for an expunction.
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Outcome:
    DISMISSED
    Description:
    Successfully defended a client stopped by law enforcement pulling out of his driveway, and after a search of his vehicle, brass knuckles were found.
  • Arson - 2nd Degree Felony

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    Arson (2nd Degree Felony) Reduced to Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication
    Description:
    Client charged with 2nd degree felony Arson, and facing 2-20 years in prison. Charges were reduced to misdemeanor criminal mischief, and client received two years deferred adjudication, along with dismissals on Class B Possession of Marijuana and numerous Class C misdemeanors.
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver (2nd Degree Felony)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Nov 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    No Billed by Grand Jury - DISMISSED
    Description:
    Successfully defended a client arrested for possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance. Two different controlled substances were found, along with drug paraphernalia. Due to previous convictions, client was facing 25-life in prison.