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 -
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.