Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor – Not Guilty Verdict (2/1/2017)

Client was accused of sexually abusing a teen aged relative. Cross-examination at trial exposed that her story of the alleged rape was implausible and outrageous. The state presented DNA evidence purportedly linking our client to the “crime,” however we countered the testimony with a DNA expert who challenged the testing methodology and raised the distinct possibility that…

Statutory Rape – Dismissed

Client was charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Although the sex was consensual, the State tried to make the argument that client used a “position of authority” to cause the minor to engage in intercourse. If convicted, he was…

Rape – Dismissed

Date: February 5, 2009

Outcome: Dismissed

Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Penetration, facing prison, certain loss of his career, and lifetime Sex Offender Registration. Mr. Lahann was able to gather evidence that the alleged “victim” – the client’s ex-girlfriend – pressed charges because she was bitter that client had a new girlfriend. After the evidence was submitted to the District…

Child Abuse – Dismissed

Practice Area: Child Abuse

Date: March 10, 2011

Outcome: Dismissed

In a high-profile case, clients were charged with abusing their teenage sons by using a hike along a trail as punishment for their misbehavior. Mr. Lahann pushed back hard against the District Attorney’s Office, rejecting any plea to lesser charges. Mr. Lahann provided the DA’s Office with comments in the “Sound Off” section of the…

Possession of Meth, Dismissed

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: October 8, 2013

Outcome: Charges Dismissed

Clients were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony. After reviewing the evidence, it was clear that the search of their car was illegal and violated their Fourth Amendment Constitutional rights. Mr. Lahann filed a Motion to Suppress all evidence in their combined cases. On October 8, 2013, a hearing was held and Judge…

Possession With Intent, Dismissed

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: March 28, 2013

Outcome: Evidence Suppressed

Client arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute. After reviewing the evidence and interviewing the police officers, Jeff Lahann filed a motion to suppress all evidence in the case due to the officers’ violation of our client’s Constitutional Rights. A hearing was held on February 26, 2013. At the conclusion of…

Murder Charge – Not Guilty

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: April 4, 2014

Outcome: Not Guilty of Murder

Mr. Bogart was originally arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. Our firm fought to have two Grand Jury Indictments thrown out due to misconduct by the prosecutors. A third Grand Jury indicted on Murder in the Second Degree. After a trial in December, 2013, ended in a hung jury, justice was finally served on…