ASSAULT AND BATTERY
Simple Assault & Battery
Assault and Battery
Domestic or Family Violence
Assault on a Corrections or Detention Officer
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Conspiracy to Possess or Distribute Drugs
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Use of a Controlled Substance
Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Heroin
Unlawful Distribution of Prescription Drugs
Theft of Trade Secrets
Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property
Theft Detection Devices
Theft of Services
Defrauding an Innkeeper
Shoplifting & Forgery
Credit Card & Check Fraud
False Information to a Financial Institution
Insurance & Mail Fraud
Theft of Mail / Bailee
Theft of Services
Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
Obtaining Goods by False Pretenses
False Information to a Pawn Broker
Sexual Battery & Rape
First Degree Sexual Assault
Second Degree Sexual Assault
Third Degree Sexual Assault
Possession of Child Pornography
Soliciting for Prostitution
Patronizing a Prostitute
Public Indecency & Indecent Exposure
Criminal Invasion of Privacy
Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Sexual Assault & Unlawful Sexual Contact
First Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Third Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Fourth Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Trafficking in Adults & Children
Possession of Spice
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Materials to Manufacture Methamphetamine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
WHITE COLLAR AND FRAUD CRIMES
Possession of a Forged Instrument
Possession of Forgery Devices
Check Fraud (Misdemeanor or Felony)
Credit Card Fraud
Issuance of a Bad Check
Unauthorized Use of Financial Transaction Device
Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device
Gathering Identity Information by Deception
Possession of Identity Theft Tools
Failure to Account for Funds by a Government Official
GAME/FISH VIOLATIONS AND GUN VIOLATIONS
Poaching & Trespassing to Hunt
Possession of an Illegal or Dangerous Weapon
Possession of a Defaced Firearm
Defacing a Firearm
Unlawful Carrying of a Concealed Weapon
Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon on School Grounds
Prohibited Use of a Weapon
Illegal Discharge of a Firearm
Unlawful Purchase of a Firearm
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Possession of a Weapon with Unlawful Intent
Reckless Endangerment with a Weapon
Minor In Possession of Alcohol
MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTY CRIMES
Property Destruction or Damage
Larceny from a Vending Machine
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
Cruelty to Animals
Internet Sexual Exploitation
Interference with Government Computer Operations
CRIMINAL POST CONVICTION CASES
Vacating Guilty Pleas
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims
Violation of Constitutional Rights
BURGLARY AND ROBBERY
Possession of Tools of Burglary
1st Degree Murder
2nd Degree Murder
Criminally Negligent Homicide
THREATS AND RECKLESSNESS
Extortion and Blackmail
Breach of Peace
First Degree Arson
Second Degree Arson
Third Degree Arson
Fourth Degree Arson
Failure to Extinguish Fire
KIDNAPPING AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT
Interference with Custody
Interference with a Peace Officer
Felony Interference with a Peace Officer
Obstruction of Justice
Intimidating a Witness
Impersonating a Peace Officer
Impersonating a Public Servant
Interference with Custody
Bribery & Perjury
Attempt to Influence a Public Servant
Intimidating a Witness or Victim
Tampering with a Witness or Victim
Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult
Criminal Attempt & Conspiracy
Accessory After the Fact
Accessory Before the Fact
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Represented a young client charged with drug conspiracy in Federal court who was facing well over 20 years in prison. The government alleged our client was involved in manufacturing and distributing significant quantities of methamphetamine. Several codefendants gave testimony and statements against our client. At a jury trial, we showed the jury the true facts and the jury acquitted our client on three of four felony counts, ultimately serving less than 33 months in prison.
Represented a client charged in Federal court with three felony counts related to mail fraud and credit card fraud. We went forward to a jury trial and our client was acquitted on the most serious of the counts. Then we negotiated an agreed upon sentence and were able to get probation for our client. In the end, our client did not spend a single night in jail.
Represented a young man charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault carrying penalties of up to life in prison. Allegations involved a woman coming into a restaurant half dressed, claiming she had been raped by our client. We went forward to a jury trial and showed that the allegations were false. The jury acquitted our client on all counts and walked free out of the courtroom shortly after the verdict was returned.
Represented a client convicted of felon in possession of a firearm on an appeal to the Tenth Circuit regarding a sentencing error made by the trial court. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with us and reversed the sentence, sending the case back to the trial court for a corrected sentence. In the end, the client’s sentence was reduced by 18 months.
Represented a client charged with family violence after an altercation with her boyfriend in the laundry room of the client’s home. Despite an admission to police and photographs showing that our client had hit the other party, we were able to get the case dismissed. Outcome: no jail and no conviction.
Represented a client charged with eight counts of reckless endangerment; serious misdemeanor offenses that could result in eight years in jail. We went forward to a jury trial, and showed that the four young witness/alleged victims were conspiring to concoct a story which resulted in the charges. Outcome: the jury found our client not guilty on all counts, and he walked out of the courtroom a free man.
Represented a client charged with multiple counts of hunting in Wyoming without the proper non-resident license. We were able to show the District Attorney that the State’s case had no basis and was based on false allegations. Outcome: all charges dismissed.
Represented a man charged with felony child abuse for leaving marks on the chest of one of his children during discipline. At the contested preliminary hearing we prevailed and the charges were dismissed. Later, while representing the same man and his wife in related juvenile proceedings, we were able to get the children returned home promptly, where they happily stayed.
Represented a young mother charged with felony child abuse. Under extreme coercion by police, she had falsely confessed to shaking her toddler child. We successfully suppressed the coerced confession at hearing, and kept the false confession out of evidence at trial. We hired a renowned expert witness who explained that the child had suffered the injury at issue from a simple fall combined with child’s pre-existing unusual medical condition. As a result of our efforts, the State had little evidence left to take to trial, and so the State dismissed the case against our client.
Disclaimer: These descriptions represent brief summaries of actual cases handled by our firm. However, each case is unique and the success described in these cases may not mean that your case or another similar case will result in a similar outcome.
DRUGS – FAQ's
A drug crime is a criminal offense involving the illegal possession, sale, use, or production of an unlawful substance. Drugs are classified in one of five “schedules,” which are based on the drug’s potential for addiction, abuse, etc., and are defined and listed in the Wyoming Controlled Substance Act. A drug crime can be either a misdemeanor or a felony, which is determined by the length of a possible jail sentence.
Wyoming statutes define a controlled substance as “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in schedules I through V of article III.” This means something is a controlled substance if it is included in any of the “schedules” of Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1011 to § 35-7-1022. Substances are controlled based on their potential for addiction, abuse, physical or mental harm, the risk of danger from people using the substance, or for the potential for illegal trafficking or manufacture. A person can be charged with possession of a controlled substance if he/she has the ability to control the substance and knows the substance is present on their person or in their belongings. Possession can be actual in which a person physically controls the drug or substance or constructive in which the person does not have the substance on their person, but has the drug somewhere on their property and has knowledge of the existence of the substance on the property and has the ability to control the substance.
Contact an attorney before speaking to anyone about your case. If you have been charged with a crime or are being interrogated, the police and prosecutors must follow certain rules and may not deny you of your constitutional rights. You have the right to consult with an attorney. If you have exercised this right by asking for an attorney, all questioning must be stopped until your attorney is present.
The likely answer is yes. However, the Fourth Amendment of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions protect a person against unreasonable searches and seizures. This means the police must follow certain protocols and procedures when conducting searches and making arrests. If search and seizure rules were not followed by the police and the drugs were found as a result of an illegal search, it is possible that the drugs can be thrown out of the case and not used as evidence against you. Keep in mind, getting evidence suppressed or thrown out of a case is not automatic and does not always happen. The best way to determine if the evidence was obtained illegally is to hire an attorney to defend you in your case and to consult with the attorney before speaking to anyone about your case or the evidence in your case.
Drug court is a program of the Wyoming court system designed to reduce the economic, personal, and social strain of drug abuse and drug crimes in the community. The purpose of the program, using a combined effort from the criminal justice system and treatment providers, is to help drug offenders with substance abuse problems and reduce crime and recidivism related to substance abuse.
Drug cases can be complicated matters and are heavily prosecuted cases. Depending on the degree of your charge, you could face a potential sentence of many years in prison. A criminal defense attorney may help to reduce a possible sentence or to get the charges dropped. You have certain rights during every stage of a criminal proceeding; a defense attorney will help protect you and your rights during a prosecution or investigation. To best protect yourself and your rights, always consult with an attorney before speaking to anyone about your case or investigation.