BURGLARY OF HABITATION W/ INTENT TO COMMIT OTHER FELONY
Case No. 1365017 – Cliff O.
GRAND JURY NO-BILL February 15, 2013
Cliff did not burglarize the home of his ex-girlfriend to assault Complainant [the new boyfriend] as alleged. Rather, as we proved up, he had well-founded concerns for her safety and went to her house for a welfare check. He did not break in but knocked; the new boyfriend opened the door; Cliff called out to her while standing outside but, as we documented for the Grand Jury, was dragged in and violently assaulted by Complainant. We further proved that Complainant’s injuries were sustained as a result of Cliff’s lawful self-defense. We also had to prove up the motive of Cliff’s visit to the home of his ex-girlfriend beyond a reasonable doubt: She had expressed in writing to Cliff [via text] fears for her safety regarding her new boyfriend. We proved beyond a reasonable doubt Complainant’s motive to assault Cliff: Cliff had advised his ex-girlfriend that her marriage-for-pay plans with Complainant were illegal. (Complainant was paying her to marry him so he could get his green card.) We proved to the Grand Jury that Cliff was actually the victim assaulted by Complainant, who exploited a police shift change to lie to a new report-taking officer who didn’t know the background. Sworn statements, photos, medical records and text messages in admissible form rounded out our presentation for a Grand Jury No Bill.
Case No. 1181653 – Todd W.
Todd doesn’t read well and thought he was taking headache medicine when in reality it was several Valiums from his mother’s medicine cabinet. This formed a large part of our defense – which we documented extensively through school and medical records – when Todd burglarized a neighbor’s garage in this drug-induced state and stole several high-priced tools. Before retaining The Haggard Law Firm, his court-appointed attorney told Todd that, due to his prior Theft conviction, he’d try to obtain a probation…
Mr. Haggard talked to the Judge … and I can go back to working on the railroad – in Kentucky!
~ Todd W.
Case No. 746392 – Troy H.
JURY TRIAL VERDICT: NOT GUILTY
Our client was an ex-convict tried along with another individual represented by his own attorney. Mr. Haggard works well with other attorneys to successfully defend his clients.
In a trying time in my life, I was wrongly accused. With a stern & aggressive approach, Mr. Haggard fought my case & worked well with the other attorney. This kept my freedom. I am forever grateful!
Case No. 819301 – Mikka T.
JURY TRIAL VERDICT ON PLEA OF GUILTY TO JURY:
Our client admitted to committing the offense. In an unusual legal maneuver, we recommended a Jury Trial to determine the sentencing due to the D.A.’s severe recommendation on punishment and the probability that the Judge would not grant probation due to the facts of the case.
The best decision I made was choosing Mr. Haggard. He gave me all the alternatives on how my case could be handled. Based on his advice, I went for the jury trial on a guilty plea. I didn’t believe the Judge would have given me deferred adjudication. Mr. Haggard did a great job in front of the jury and I got my second chance.
~ Mikka T.
Case No. 946545 – Jonathan S.
Our client was on 6 years felony deferred adjudication probation for a Burglary of Habitation charge. He had 4 years left to complete when he picked a misdemeanor Assault case which caused a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt to be filed on his felony probation. Mr. Haggard worked with both courts and both judges – misdemeanor and felony – to resolve the misdemeanor case in such a way that client’s felony probation was not revoked.
Case No. 853537 – Rehan S.
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