Experience

Dismissal of State’s Interlocutory Appeal on Grounds of Double Jeopardy

Secured dismissal on appeal in a case before the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District, in which the circuit court suppressed evidence in favor of our client. The Eastern District affirmed the circuit court’s decision, dismissed the state’s interlocutory appeal on the grounds of double jeopardy, and the client was found not guilty of a felony offense.

Reversal of Felony Criminal Conviction for Client

Secured a reversal on appeal after the client was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Missouri Circuit Court. The decision was appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court on the grounds that the trial court’s decision to allow the state to amend the indictment during trial substantially prejudiced the rights of the defendant. The Supreme Court agreed, reversed the circuit court’s decision, and remanded the case for a new trial.