Court Victories

Many lawyers prefer to stay out of the courtroom and very rarely go to trial.  At Leonardo Law Offices, we take pride in providing you with an aggressive DUI defense.  We make every effort to resolve DUI cases prior to trial where it is appropriate and beneficial to our clients.  However, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial when it is in our client’s best interest to do so.  We have taken many cases to trial with excellent results.  The following cases are examples of our jury trial and other court victories in cases involving DUI and/or Vehicular Crimes (for a more extensive list of our trial victories in different types of criminal cases, visit us at www.ArizonaDefenseAttorney.net):

Tucson City Court TR 16062003:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Tucson City Court TR 16036703 & TR 16044692:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on count one, HUNG JURY (5-1 for NOT GUILTY) on second count, which was then DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court CR 15-522706:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI & Extreme DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of reasonable suspicion and probable cause)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

Pima County Superior Court CR 20153637-001:

  • Two Counts Felony Aggravated DUI & One Count Aggravated Assault, Deadly Weapon
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 5-15 years in prison
  • Non-DUI Plea
  • Result: Client pled to an attempted assault & sentenced to PROBATION, all DUI charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court CR 15-508870 & CR 16-612365:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial Scheduled
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED two days before trial, charges refiled and then DISMISSED again

Pima County Justice Court CR 14-418054:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Santa Cruz County Justice Court CR 2015-453:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI & Extreme DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Non-DUI Plea (after filing motion to dismiss for destruction of evidence)
  • Result: Client pled to Reckless Driving, all DUI charges DISMISSED

Tucson City Court TR 15007776:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Tucson City Court TR 15036919 & TR 15012982:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI & Extreme DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of reasonable suspicion)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court CR 15-508294:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI & Extreme DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of probable cause)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

Tucson City Court TR 14136140:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI (Alcohol & Drugs)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of reasonable suspicion & probable cause)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED 

Federal District Court 14-6087-001M:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI & Extreme DUI on Federal Land
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 1 year in federal prison
  • Non-DUI Plea
  • Result: Client pled to Unsafe Operation infraction, all DUI charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court CR 13-080847:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Tucson City Court TR 13125296:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court TR 13-044236:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI (Marijuana)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 14-000163:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI (Alcohol & Drugs)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Motion to Dismiss Filed (lack of reasonable suspicion & probable cause)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court TR 13-042715 & CR 13-042715:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI (Alcohol & Drugs)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of reasonable suspicion)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court TR 13-001744:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of reasonable suspicion)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court  TR 12-045219:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI & Extreme DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court  TR 10-068250:

  • Two Counts Midemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court TR 10-054185:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Jury Trial #1
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on (A)(1) charge, Guilty on (A)(2) charge
  • Appeal: Conviction on (A)(2) charge VACATED
  • Jury Trial #2
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on remaining (A)(2) charge

Pima County Superior Court CR 11-118684:

  • One Count Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 7 to 21 years in prison
  • State initially refused to offer a plea bargain
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY of Manslaughter, HUNG JURY on Negligent Homicide
  • Final Disposition: Client accepted Non-Dangerous Negligent Homicide plea offer and sentenced to PROBATION

Pima County Superior Court CR 20103978:

  • Several Felony Counts: First Degree Murder (death caused by motor vehicle accident while fleeing law enforcement and transporting drugs)
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory life to natural life in prison
  • State initially refused to offer a plea bargain
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY on First Degree Murder, NOT GUILTY of Endangerment, guilty on remaining charges
  • Final Disposition: Client accepted Manslaughter plea and sentenced to 13.5 years

Pima County Justice Court TR 10-051376:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range:  Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court TR 10-018829 & CR 10-018829:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI (Alcohol & Drugs)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Non-DUI Plea
  • Result: Client pled to Reckless Driving, all DUI charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court TR 10-037201:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Multiple Evidentiary Hearings on Motion to Dismiss (reasonable suspicion and probable cause)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED after State could not present adequate witness testimony

Tucson City Court TR 20081284:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI (prescription drugs)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Non-DUI Plea
  • Result: Client pled to Reckless Driving, all DUI charges DISMISSED

Pima County Superior Court CR 20074048:

  • Several Felony and Misdemeanor Counts: Aggravated Assault, Deadly Weapon / Dangerous Instrument (client in automobile accident causing serious physical injury while allegedly DUI), Criminal Damage, Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 5 to 15 years in prison
  • Final Plea Offer: 4 months in prison and 4 years of probation
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court TR 09-059573:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of reasonable suspicion)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court TR 09010538:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI (prescription drugs)
  • Sentencing Range:  Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court TR 09-031626:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Non-DUI Plea (after filing motion to dismiss for lack of probable cause)
  • Result: Client pled to Leaving The Scene, all DUI charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court TR 09-019292:

  • Criminal Driving on a Suspended License
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Non-Criminal Plea
  • Result: Client pled to civil infraction, all criminal charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court (Green Valley) TR 20082289:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Non-DUI Plea (DUI checkpoint issues)
  • Result: Client pled to Reckless Driving, all DUI charges DISMISSED

Pima County Justice Court TR 08006407:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range:  Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Superior Court CR 20040386:

  • Two Counts Aggravated DUI (with two prior Aggravated DUI convictions alleged)
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 6 to 15 years in prison
  • Final Plea Offer: 10 to 15 years in prison (not much of a bargain)
  • Jury Trail
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all felony counts, guilty of lesser included Misdemeanor DUI
  • Final Disposition: Client sentenced to time served

Tucson City Court TR 5088615:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range:  Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court TR 05031335:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Evidentiary Hearing on Motion to Dismiss (lack of probable cause)
  • Result: All charges DISMISSED

It is important to note that every case is different.  Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.  We cannot guarantee the outcome of your case; no one can.  To see more of our trial victories in other criminal cases, visit our criminal defense site at:  www.ArizonaDefenseAttorney.net