Assault charges can arise from a domestic dispute or other types of conflict. Often these charges boil down to a swearing match between you and another person. Unfortunately, no matter how justified you believe your actions were if convicted, you could be sent to jail, fined, and left with a permanent criminal record. If divorced, your visitation rights may be affected, and your personal movements restricted by a restraining order.
If a restraining order is issued against you, federal law requires that you not have any firearms. Additionally, you could lose your job if your employer has a zero-tolerance policy regarding criminal convictions. As your attorney, I do everything I can to develop a strong defense so you are not convicted of a crime due to a misunderstanding, false testimony, or a situation where you acted in self-defense.
I have over 39 years of experience in defending people charged with assault, aggravated assault, spousal abuse, and other violent offenses. I know from experience how easy it is for someone to be arrested on assault charges based on false statements. The same is true of domestic violence charges.
I represent people charged with assault in cases involving the following:
Domestic violence – Bar fight – Road Rage – Dispute with a neighbor – Parking lot fight – Fight at a sports event
FEDERAL CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE AND CONSPIRACY TO MONEY LAUNDER
Not Guilty (C.R.)
Client charged in Federal Indictment In “Operation Wrecking Ball” with 55 named co-defendants. Client faced seven charges. Client was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering. Client was also charged with four counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Money laundering.
Allegations involved client’s alleged use of his home to distribute cocaine. Government’s lengthy investigation involved numerous wiretaps, surveillance, video, pole cams, search warrants, vehicle stops and use of cooperating co-defendants.
Client went to trial with four remaining defendants. After a two-week trial, Judge granted Motion for Acquittal on four of the seven charges. Jury found Client Not Guilty of remaining three charges.
Client charged in Federal Court with two counts of Wire Fraud related to Five SBA EIDL loan applications. The Government alleged the client, a Houston professional, defrauded the Small Business Administration out of over $150,000. The Client faced up to 20 years in prison on each count. The Defense investigated the case and negotiated a deal that included the Government not opposing a probation. The Federal Guideline calculation was for a prison sentence and the Probation Department recommended a prison sentence. Attorney Fickman submitted a 90 page Defense Sentencing Memorandum asking for Probation.
Client was retired professional. Client was accused of being involved in a road rage incident in 1960 Area. Defense put together a 100 page memorandum that demonstrated complainant was actual aggressor.
Client was accused of touching child. Case involved thousands of pages of psychiatric and Child Protective Services records as well as investigations by multiple police departments. After three- year fight, case dismissed.
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