Case Results

DWI

11/15/2015

Our client was pulled over for a traffic violation. The officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle and the driver. The client failed all three portions of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, walk and turn test and the one leg stand test). The client refused to give a breath sample. The judge found the client not guilty on the DWI offense.

Class A misdemeanor, DWI

jury found the defendant not guilty - 11/4/2015

Client’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a brick wall. When officers responded to the accident, they found the client on the passenger side of the vehicle. The client had lost consciousness and was injured as a result of the accident. The client was transferred to a local hospital where the officer obtained a blood search warrant. The client was subsequently charged with a Class A misdemeanor, DWI with BAC (blood alcohol concentration) 0.15 or above. The client contended that he was not driving the vehicle at the time of the incident. The case went to trial and after hearing the evidence, the jury found the defendant not guilty of the offense on 11/4/15.

Federal Case: Shoplifting on Government Property

5/21/2015

Client was arrested in Tarrant County for the offence of Shoplifting on Government Property. Because the incident took place on the Army and Air Force Exchange, the case was filed in federal court. The client was willing to do whatever it took to have the case dismissed. We asked the client to pay back restitution to the store and complete an 8 hour theft and shoplifting class. As a result, this case is set to be dismissed on May 21, 2015.

Possession of Marijuana Under 2 Ounces

4/16/2015

California resident visiting Texas was arrested in Tarrant County and charged with Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces. The client provided us with a Physician’s Statement Regarding Medical Cannabis allowing him to use cannabis for medical purposes. Upon speaking with prosecutor, we were able to get the case dismissed with proof of the medical marijuana license and 24 hours community service. The client’s case was dismissed on April 16, 2015, prior to the first court date, saving the client the burden of purchasing a plane ticket to appear at the court setting.

Interference with Public Duties and Resisting Arrest

4/16/2015

An attempt to assist a homeless person who was being questioned by police resulted in our client being arrested for Interference with Public Duties and Resisting Arrest. The client was acting out of concern for the homeless person not realizing the possibility of placing the officers in danger by interfering with their work. The case was ultimately dismissed on April 16, 2014 with an apology letter to the police officers and 30 hours community service.

DWI TRIAL BY JURY

12/11/2014

Client was charged with DWI in Denton County. The client did provide a breath specimen at the time of the offense and was over the legal limit of .08. His case went to trial by jury on 12/11/14 and the client was found not guilty of the offense. His case is now in the process of being expunged.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION WITH INTENT TO COMMIT ASSAULT

11/18/2014

It was alleged that our client broke into a residence and assaulted the owner of the home. He was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Assault. The client consented to a polygraph exam and passed. The results of the polygraph were presented to the Tarrant County DA working the case. The case was dismissed on 11/18/14.

DWI ACQUITTAL AND EXPUNGEMENT

11/5/2014

Client was arrested in Tarrant County for the offense of DWI. A breath specimen was provided by her at the time of the offense. The case went to trial and she was found not guilty on 11/5/14. Subsequent to her acquittal, her case has since been expunged.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION AND AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

10/2/2014

Cases no billed by the Grand Jurors (same defendant)
Client had initially retained other counsel to represent him on a Possession of a Controlled Substance charge. Client missed court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Client was notified by the attorney that he wouldn't be able to get the warrant lifted until the following week. Mr. Alband was subsequently hired. The following day, Mr. Alband presented a valid prescription written by the client's doctor to the DA. The warrant was cleared and the case was dismissed.

$13,000 RESTITUTION WAIVED

9/29/2014

Client was charged with securing execution of document by deception 1,500-20K. Client was accused of making false statements on an application she filled out to receive government assistance by failing to report her income. As a result, she was over issued more than $13,000 in food stamps and Medicaid benefits. The DA asked that the client make full restitution in the amount of $13,287. However, Mr. Alband countered and was able to get the restitution amount waived in full.

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