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Nathan Wente’s Legal Cases

16 total


  • Criminal Impersonation

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 03, 2013
    Outcome:
    Full acquittal after three day jury trial
    Description:
    The State charged my client with two counts of felony criminal impersonation. Apparently neither the prosecution or the detective understood that criminal impersonation requires more than just "looking and acting like a cop." The jury understood
  • Trespass

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jul 09, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with trespassing. It was a ridiculous case that never should have been filed. After an informal court trial the judge agreed with me and dismissed the case.
  • Husband & Wife speeding tickets

    Practice Area:
    Speeding and traffic ticket
    Date:
    Jul 02, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    A couple was traveling together (separate vehicles) and pulled over. Both were given speeding tickets. We were able to get one dismissed after a trial by declaration and we got the other dismissed after a trial de novo.
  • Weak assault & harassment

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    My client was charged with a count of assault and two counts of harassment. We refused to take the DA's offers and demanded a trial. The DA ended up dismissing the charges 30 minutes before the trial was scheduled to begin.
  • 3 police vs 1 citizen

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    May 09, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not guilty after jury trial
    Description:
    The State charged my client with a count of reckless driving and two counts of reckless endangerment. At trial we were able to substantially discredit the three officers testimony by showing a combination of their ineptitude, inconsistent testimony, and plain contradictions. The jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes and returned with a not guilty verdict on all counts.
  • Improper DMV procedures

    Practice Area:
    Speeding and traffic ticket
    Date:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not guilty after a court trial
    Description:
    The DMV suspended my client's driver's license. However, they did not give him proper notice of the suspension and my client had no knowledge of the suspension.
  • Legal stratego

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Feb 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    The State charged my client with offenses that, based upon a reading of the police, could not have occurred. After forcing the state to present evidence at a pre-trial hearing we were able to cement the state into presenting certain evidence and the case was dismissed.
  • Speeding ticket

    Practice Area:
    Speeding and traffic ticket
    Date:
    Jan 07, 2013
    Outcome:
    Resolved by plea to lesser offense
    Description:
    A client was stopped for allegedly speeding (105 in a 55) We were able to negotiate the case in such a way that my client did not have to suffer a license suspension.
  • 4th degree Assault

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    My client was a patron at a bar. At some point in the evening a member of his party was cut-off. My client and his party left the establishment voluntarily. However, my client returned shortly to speak to management and voice his displeasure for how they were treated. One of the bouncers physically assaulted my client as he was attempting to exit the building. My client responded in self-defense with a single punch. My client was charged with a crime as the bouncer accused my client of being the aggressor. We were able to secure a video tape showing what truly happened.
  • Theft

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    My client was charged with passing fraudulent checks. The security video we obtained clearly showed that my client was not involved in providing the stolen checks.