Criminal Defense Case Results

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Criminal Law - Acquittal After Trial

Assault Against a Police Officer.

Successfully defended Dartmouth College student charged with assault on a police officer. Acquittal after trial.

Criminal Law - Not Guilty

Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault

Client charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault and Felonious Sexual Assault on two minor females. At trial the defense brought out motive fabricate charges, major inconsistencies between pretrial statements and trial testimony, with one of the alleged victims ultimately testifying that the defendant did not sexually assault her in any way. The jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges.

Criminal Law - Charges Dropped

Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped - Merrimack County Superior Court

June 2010, client charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault in the Merrimack County Superior Court. After a three-day trial, the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges.

At trial, the State presented as witnesses the complaining witness and four family members and friends to corroborate her testimony. Bill's client testified in his own defense. Through cross-examination of the State's witnesses, Bill established several significant inconsistencies in the complaining witness' story. In his closing, Bill was riddled with inconsistencies. The jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges exonerating the client of the allegations against him.

Criminal Law - Charges Dropped

Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped – Grafton County Superior Court

Aggressively litigated pretrial discovery issues, collecting mental health information regarding alleged victim’s history of lying. Reached agreement whereby all sexual offenses were dropped in favor of non-sexual convictions, avoiding any jail or prison time as well as stigmatizing registration obligations.

Criminal Law - Charges Dropped

Bradley v. United States, 545 U.S. 1101 (2005); 426 F.3d. 54 (1st Cir. 2005)

Obtained reversal at the United States Supreme Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals of 70-month criminal sentence by establishing sentence was imposed under unconstitutional mandatory sentencing guidelines.

Criminal Law - Not Guilty

Burglary

Client charged with unlawfully entering the apartment of a female college student with the intent to sexually assault her. At trial the defense brings out the relationship between the client and the alleged victim and the fact that the client and his friend were invited by the alleged victim to her apartment to continue an after-hours party. The defense raised questions regarding the sobriety of the alleged victim, her memory and her credibility. Further the defense raised questions about whether any sexual touching actually occurred and if so was it consensual. The jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Business Crime Victory – Laconia District Court

Successfully defended individual defendant charged with violations of boating laws relating to administration of local business by securing dismissal of case during trial.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Concord Monitor Case - Defamation Action

Successfully represented the Concord Monitor in a defamation action brought by a person challenging the reportage of his criminal trial and arrest. After extensive briefing the case was dismissed on a motion for summary judgment.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Importing Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

Obtained dismissal of indictment against individual charged with participating in scheme to import counterfeit prescription drugs into the United States.

After a contested sentencing hearing, convinced court to impose a sentence of probation and home confinement for client convicted of a complex tax conspiracy.

After a three year investigation, obtained a sentence of probation and home confinement for a client charged in a multi-defendant drug conspiracy.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Sale / Possession of Controlled Drugs

Client charged with Class A misdemeanor offense of Possession of Marijuana. Client rejects State’s plea offer and opts to go to trial. On the day of trial the prosecutor drops the charge after the defense points out that he does not have the required certified lab report on the marijuana. CASE DISMISSED.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Case Involving Transportaion of Counterfeit Prescripton Drugs

Obtained dismissal of indictment against individual charged with participating in scheme to import counterfeit prescription drugs into the United States.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Felony Sexual Assault Case – Hillsborough County

Aggressive litigation of discovery issues lead to outright dismissal of Felony Sexual Assault charges, avoiding exposure to State Prison and stigmatizing registration obligations.

Criminal Law - Charges Dropped

Stalking

Client charged with stalking as a result of having contact with an alleged victim in violation of a court’s bail order. The defense was able to convince the prosecutor that the alleged contact fell within a specifc exemption of the stalking law that exempted constitutionally protected activity from criminal prosecution. CHARGE IS DROPPED

Criminal Law - Charges Dropped

Felony Sexual Assault – Merrimack County

Following aggressive litigation of discovery issues, reached agreement whereby the State dropped Felony Sexual Assault charges in favor of non-sexual offenses avoiding stigmatizing registry obligations and exposure to the State Prison sentence.

Criminal Law - Charges Dropped

Felony Sexual Assault – Rockingham County

Felony sexual assault charges dropped following pointed defense investigation which uncovered innocent explanation for alleged sexual contact.

Criminal Law - Confidential

Client Charged With Theft in Excess of $30,000.00

Client charged with theft in excess of $30,000.00 from the Veteran's Administration. Client receives sentence of 9 months home confinement and restitution.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Client's Rights Restored in Stalking Accusation Case

Clients accused of harassing neighbors under New Hampshire "Stalking" Statute. After a two day trial, stalking petition is dismissed by the court and clients' full rights and privileges are restored.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

Criminal Contempt Victory – Concord District Court

Won Motion to Dismiss charges of Criminal Contempt for possessing firearms.

Criminal Law - Not Guilty

Criminal Contempt Victory – Franklin District Court

Obtained a Not Guilty verdict following a bench trial for client charged with Criminal Contempt.

Criminal Law - Dismissed

D.W.I./D.U.I./O.U.I.

Client stopped for weaving. The police officer officer detected and odor of alcohol coming from client. Client admitted to drinking. Client submitted to the standardized field sobriety tests after which he was arrested. Client subsequently submitted to a breath test with a result of .13 BrAC. Client rejected State’s plea offer and opted to go to trial. At trial the defense cross examined the officer regarding how he instructed client to perform the standardized field sobriety tests. The cross examination revealed that the officer failed to administer each one of the the standardized field sobriety tests correctly. Further, cross examination revealed that many key parts of the officer’s testimony were directly contradicted by his own written report. The defense moved to dismiss the case arguing that the officer did not have probable case to arrest client for DWI. The Judge agreed. CASE DISMISSED.

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