Felony Success

  • Felony Success

    the Law Office of James D. Owen, LLC Wins Insanity Case

    Our client, a 57-year old Columbus area woman, received a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict last week acquitting her of Burglary and Theft in connection with a break-in and theft of personal property from her neighbor’s home. Our client was caught with the stolen goods in her possession, and she confessed to the crime. The insanity verdict was the culmination of a hard-fought battle about our client’s mental state at the time of the burglary. She now stands acquitted of all charges. In 1990 the Ohio legislature amended Ohio’s insanity statute to make in much harder for persons accused of crimes to win a verdict of Not Guilty…

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    the Law Office of James D. Owen, LLC Wins Major Drug Trafficking Case

    Drug Trafficking NOT GUILTY Verdict Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit drug trafficking in heroin by a jury in Lancaster (Fairfield County) Ohio. Hope was accused of being the supplier and alleged “ringleader” of a drug trafficking ring operating across Columbus and nearby parts of central Ohio. She was found and arrested by SWAT in a drug house with marked bills used in a drug transaction. Two undercover informants identified her as the supplier of drugs for the alleged drug ring. After a 3-day jury trial, the jury deliberated less than 3 hours before…

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  • Felony Success

    STATE OF OHIO v. E.P.: All charges DISMISSED for Columbus Man in 11-Count Felony Indictment

    Felony Indictment Dismissed Our client, a 21-year old Columbus man, was indicted in Delaware County, Ohio in an 11-count indictment charging him with 11 felony counts of Receiving Stolen Property. Columbus attorney Todd A. Long filed a pretrial motion to dismiss, and after initially losing, prevailed in a lengthy motion to reconsider. The Delaware County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas then DISMISSED ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES filed against our client. Having won the case, our client now has no criminal charges pending. Our client not only won a COMPLETE DISMISSAL of all criminal charges, but he is also now eligible to have the record of his arrest and criminal case proceedings…

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  • Drug Crimes,  Felony Success

    Columbus Judge dismisses Drug Analog case against prominent Columbus businessman

    On February 19, 2014, two major Columbus drug trafficking cases filed against our client in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (cases 12 CR 3898 and 12 CR 5477) were dismissed on the grounds that the drugs at issue in the case, alleged “controlled substance analogs,” were not illegal to possess or sell under Ohio law at the time they were allegedly possessed and sold.  Because of that ruling, our client, a prominent Columbus businessman, is no longer facing criminal charges. In August and October of 2012, our Columbus client was indicted by the Franklin County, Ohio grand jury for 15 felony counts of drug trafficking and drug possession. …

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  • Felony Success

    State v. McDonald: Ohio Supreme Court Felony Conviction Reduced As A Result of Appeal

    State v. McDonald: Ohio Supreme Court- Felony Conviction Reduced Our client, an Ironton man, was convicted in a jury trial of Failure to Comply, a third degree felony.  The client wanted to appeal.  The arrest occurred as a result of a high-speed police chase.  The pursuing police officer testified he clocked our client driving in excess of 110 miles per hour before the chase even began.  Other counsel represented our client during trial and at sentencing, when he was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison. New Attorneys New Conviction Our law firm was hired for the appeal.  First, we obtained our client’s release on appellate bond, and then briefed…

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  • Case Results,  Felony Success

    STATE OF OHIO v. B.B.: Springfield Second and Third Degree Felony firearm charges Dismissed

    Felony firearm charges Dismissed Our Columbus law firm represented a 33-year-old Springfield man who was indicted for Improperly Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation (a second degree felony), and Discharging a Firearm in a Prohibited Premises (a third degree felony).  He confessed to the crime and faced a potential 8-year prison sentence. We filed a well-researched and fact intensive motion to suppress our client’s statement and the search of his house based on Fourth and Fifth Amendment grounds.  Our client was offered several different plea “deals,” each of which carried lengthy prison sentences.  On the day of our scheduled suppression hearing, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss both charges.  Our client…

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  • Case Results,  Felony Success

    STATE OF OHIO v. W.G.: Jury finds client NOT GUILTY of Felonious Assault

    Our Columbus law firm represented a man who got the best of another man in a fight outside of a local bar in Hillsboro, Ohio. The case was tried in the Highland County Court of Common Pleas, and our client was found NOT GUILTY of the primary charge of Felonious Assault, a second degree felony carrying a potential sentence of up to 8 years in prison. Prior to trial, the prosecution offered a plea to the indictment with an “agreed” 4-year prison sentence. We turned down the offer and proceeded to trial. Our client was acquitted of the felony charge but convicted of a lesser misdemeanor offense. As a result…

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    STATE OF OHIO v. D.B.: Columbus F-2 Burglary case Dismissed

    Burglary case Dismissed Our client, a 24-year-old Columbus man, was indicted by the Franklin County, Ohio grand jury on one count of Burglary, a second degree felony.  As a second degree felony, Burglary carries a potential sentence of 8 years imprisonment.  Although the victim’s property was discovered in our client’s apartment, our client denied any involvement or knowledge about the burglary. Columbus attorney at Koenig & Owen, LLC prepared the case for trial, which the prosecution dismissed during the jury selection process.  We believe that the painstaking preparation led to the dismissal.  Our client is now eligible to expunge and seal all records relating to his arrest and conviction.  He…

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  • Felony Success,  Sex Crimes

    Central Ohio Child Rape indictment dismissed!

    Rape Indictment Dismissed Our client, a 52-year-old professional man residing near Columbus, Ohio, was accused by his 13-year-old stepdaughter of molesting her numerous times over the past several years, first when she was in the 5th and 6th grade and under the age of 13, and several times thereafter when she was in 7th grade, after she had turned 13. This is when he decided he needed the best Columbus sex crime attorney. No Physical Evidence The sole evidence against our client was the testimony of the stepdaughter. There was no physical evidence supporting the rape allegations. After a lengthy investigation by children’s services and Columbus area law enforcement, our…

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  • Felony Success

    Murder Charges Dropped In Case Defended By Columbus Attorneys James Owen And Todd Long

    Murder Charges Dropped In Columbus Homicide Case By James D. Owen, Criminal Defense Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio On the motion of Columbus Defense Attorneys James D. Owen and Todd A. Long, Franklin County prosecutors dismissed Murder charges against Columbus resident Cortez L. Montgomery. Defense Claims Self-Defense At a hearing held on Monday, June 28, 2010, Prosecutors advised the Court, the Murder charges were being dropped because the State could not rebut the defense claim of self-defense.  The dismissal came after a detailed investigation conducted by Owen and Long was presented to prosecutors.  The evidence gathered by Owen and Long included detailed witnesses accounts and surveillance videos which displayed important parts of the…

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