Case Results

Conviction Reversed

After a traffic stop resulted in a search and arrest for drug possession, N.M. was separately tried and charged for illegal use of food stamps. Other-acts evidence admitted at Client’s food stamp trial resulted in a guilty verdict and prison sentence. On appeal, Atty. Harris argued the other-acts evidence was prejudicial and should have been…

GSI Plea Vacated

Just three months after indictment, R.H. entered an Alford plea to gross sexual imposition. No facts were presented during the plea hearing and the client was sentenced to three years in prison. On appeal, Ms. Harris argued, absent evidence of guilt in the record, the Defendant’s plea was not knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently made. The…

Record Sealed

Attorney Harris filed Application to Seal Record of Conviction on behalf of J.S., an out-of-state applicant, one year after the termination of criminal case. Upon unopposed motion, trial court granted Motion and sealed record of conviction. (State v. J.S., 2021)

Challenge to Marked Lanes Violation

A.H. ticketed for marked lanes violation and driving left of center. After bench trial, charge for driving left of center dismissed and A.H. found guilty of lanes violation. Sufficiency of the State’s evidence challenged in the Tenth District Court of Appeals. Conviction vacated and judgment of acquittal entered. (State v. A.H., 2011)

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

S.D. was convicted of three drug offenses carrying mandatory fines of $23,000. In the Twelfth District Court of Appeals, Atty. Harris argued trial counsel was ineffective for failing to file an affidavit of indigency on S.D.’s behalf. Judgment affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded to allow Client to file affidavit for trial court’s…