The County could not show Attorney Mullen’s client physically assaulted a fellow inmate during a preliminary hearing. Upon suggestion a continuance would be granted in order to allow the State time to prepare their case, he convinced the court not to allow it thereby ending the prosecution of the alleged felony. Immediately afterwards at the next preliminary hearing scheduled that day, Attorney Mullen established a sexual assault was not committed by showing the elements of the crime were not met. Within thirty minutes, Attorney Mullen had won two preliminary hearings ending two felony cases.
Criminal offense comes with consequences that can be severe and life altering. In order to avoid a criminal conviction or to lessen the severity of a defendant’s criminal sentence, it is vital for the defense lawyer to utilize an appropriate criminal defense.
Driving under the influence (DUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI) are viewed as criminal offenses. At the point when an individual’s blood alcohol content surpasses the lawful level somewhere in the range of 0.05% and 0.08%, contingent upon the jurisdiction, the individual can be sentenced. An aggravated classification of the offense may exist in specific jurisdictions when the blood alcohol content surpasses 0.12%.