RECENT NOTABLE CASES

Andrew O. Clarke, Esquire rigorously defends and investigates his client’s legal issues.  His focus and attention to minute details is what breeds favorable results in court houses in the District of Columbia and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Don’t hire an attorney based on price alone.  Contact us today to schedule a consultation on your legal issue.  Click Here to read what our past clients have to say.

Please be advised that a lawyer cannot predict the outcome of your case, all cases are not the same, and results may vary from case to case, even with the same facts.  The following are recent cases in which Andrew Clarke Law, PLLC was counsel of record:

Client was facing 1st and 2nd Degree Assault on a police officer; Resisting Arrest; and Disorderly Conduct charges.  Counsel was retained a month and a half before trial.  After litigation a plethora of pre-trial issues the initial trial ended in a mistrial.  The second trial ended with a verdict of Not Guilty.  Here is the link to the story: Maryland Man Found Not Guilty

In the District of Columbia, client faced Felony charge of Assault and two misdemeanor assault charges.  Counsel was able to relieve previous counsel and prepare for a 4-day Jury Trial trial in 2 months.  Motion to Suppress statements was argued and granted.  After the Government’s case-in-chief, Counsel argued the Government had not met its burden on 1 count of simple assault, the court agreed and dismissed the count before consideration by the jury.  Defense put on its case and the Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges! After the trial, it was discovered through a member of the jury that the Jury was 11-1 in favor of acquittal immediately following closing arguments.

Client faced an Abduction charge in Fairfax County.  Client would be deported if convicted.  Counsel argued that the Commonwealth did not have probable cause to believe client committed the Felony offense.  The Judge agreed and after the Preliminary Hearing, the Abduction charged was dismissed!

Client faced with indictment for Felony Embezzlement charge based on alleged involvement in a scheme involving a Fortune 500 company.  After negotiations with the government, client avoided any jail time and charge was amended to a misdemeanor before an indictment was returned.

Client faced an indictment for Felony Fraud and deportation based on alleged involvement in a lottery scam.  After negotiations with the government, client’s case was dismissed before the preliminary hearing.

Client faced seven felony charges in connection with a protest.  Case was litigated for over a year.  Counsel found key information that led to the dismissal of charges against all remaining defendants.  Inauguration Protest Cases Dismissed for more information on this case.

Client Charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute.  After reviewing discovery and other evidence, it was apparent that the government had over charged the client.  Before the preliminary hearing, the government lost their motion and was forced to dismiss the case.  In a separate forfeiture action, the asset seized for forfeiture was released back to the client.

Client was Charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute.  At trial, the government put on its witnesses against the client.  Before putting on any evidence, Counsel moved to strike the government’s evidence as insufficient evidence of Intent.  The Judge agreed.  Case Dismissed!

Client charged with Obstruction of Justice.  After the Gov’t put on its case against the client, Counsel moved to strike the evidence arguing there was no evidence the client intended to Obstruct Justice.  the Judge agreed.  Case Dismissed.

Client Charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  Counsel filed a Motion to Suppress the stop.  At the hearing, Counsel argued case law in which the defendant was unlawfully stopped by police.  Judge agreed case was binding and granted suppression of evidence.  Case dismissed.

Client facing jail time for Driving on a Suspended License (DOS).  During closing, Counsel argued that the Client had no notice of suspension.  Judge found the Defendant Not Guilty.

Client facing a year in jail for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Refusal after leaving the scene of an accident.  Counsel was able to prove that the government’sRE witnesses had credibility issues, obtained a result that avoided the DWI and Refusal charge, jail time, significant suspension of license, and a hefty fine.  Not all wins include a not guilty verdict.

Client charged with Theft.  After a rigorous investigation of the issues, it was apparent that the complaining witness had credibility issues.  Government declined to proceed to trial with the case.