Murder Charge Dropped—Client Gets Time Served
The client was charged with first-degree murder and was facing 50 years to life. After Mr. Baker convinced the prosecutor that the client was provoked by the victim, the client was released with time served after pleading no contest to an assault charge.
Heat of Passion Reduced Attempted Murder to Lesser Charge
Female client was charged with two counts of attempted murder after she set fire to the house where her husband was sleeping with another woman. The client was facing a life sentence, but after Mr. Baker argued to the jury that the client acted in the heat of passion, she was found guilty only of arson and attempted voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to five years in state prison.
Taking a Stand Against the Criminalization of Homelessness
K.H. was one of four homeless men charged with disorderly conduct as a result of sleeping peacefully in a city park. Rather than pay a fine, the four men demanded a jury trial. After a week-long trial, the jury came back with a not guilty verdict in less time than it took to make a cup of coffee.
No Prison for the “Wasp Lady”
The client was accused of attempting to kill her unfaithful husband by placing a soda can full of wasps in his work truck, knowing that he was allergic and one sting could kill him. The client ultimately pled to lesser charges for time served.
One Vote for Not Guilty Was Enough
Murder charge was dismissed after a mistrial was declared because one brave juror would not give up her not guilty vote. The client pled guilty to a lesser charge.
Attempted Murder Convictions Avoided in Road Rage Case
The client shot several rounds into another vehicle during a road rage incident. The driver of the other vehicle was slightly injured and a passenger was permanently disabled. The client was charged with two counts of premeditated attempted murder. After Mr. Baker argued at trial that the client acted in self-defense, the jury found him guilty only of a lesser charge of shooting at an occupied vehicle.