CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 2001-1933.
CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CV 200800983.
CHARGE: Our client sued for legal malpractice.
OUTCOME: Case successfully settled before trial.
CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 20083574.
CHARGE: Client charged with Armed Robbery and facing mandatory prison and deportation.
OUTCOME: Dismissed by prosecutor at jury trial
CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CV 200800983. CHARGE: Our client Mr. Kern sued for legal malpractice. OUTCOME: Case successfully settled before trial.
CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CR 201000055*
CHARGE: Client charged with having sex with a 14 year old.
OUTCOME: Original plea offer was for an extensive prison sentence. Case settled after motion practice for a probationary sentence.
CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CR 200800879**
CHARGE: Client retained us after being charged with possession of child pornography. His plea offer was to a lengthy prison sentence.
OUTCOME: At jury trial the case mistried and then settled for a probationary sentence.
CASE: Grant County District Court, New Mexico CR 200800053.
CHARGE: Client charged in a scheme to defraud the state government.
OUTCOME: Client received a Conditional Discharge sentence [meaning no finding of guilt] and thereafter had her probation terminated early
CASE: United States District Court Arizona CR 2010-3260.
CHARGE: Importation of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Mandatory 10 year minimum upon conviction.
CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 60907.
CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 20094050.
CHARGE: Client charged with dangerous nature burglary.
OUTCOME: Plead out to an open Class Six felony with regular probation.
CASE: United States District Court Arizona CR 10-1009-TUC-CKJ.
CHARGE: Transporting "illegal aliens"
OUTCOME: Dismissed by the judge at the end of the prosecution's case during a jury trial
*Ralph Ellinwood was co-counsel with Richard Lougee
**Ralph E. Ellinwood served as co-counsel with Richard Lougee as Knapp counsel in addition to the Cochise County Public Defender
CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CR
CHARGES: 9 counts, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; 1 count, Sexual Abuse
OUTCOME: Dismissed by prosecution just weeks before trial
CHARGES: 1 Count, Sexual Conduct with a Minor; 2 Counts, Molestation of a Child; 2 Counts, Sexual Abuse of a Minor under 15 [2 alleged victims]
OUTCOME: Dismissed, all counts, by prosecution after winning motion for severance a month before trial
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CHARGES: 2 Counts, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor,
OUTCOME: Dismissed by prosecutor after over a year of litigation
CASE: Arizona District Court CR 05-1099-TUC-FRZ.
CHARGE: Client charged with numerous counts of possession of child pornography. There was extensive motion practice and a jury trial.
OUTCOME: Client convicted, but sentenced to the minimum of 5 years instead of the 18 years sought by the prosecutor.
ON APPEAL: The Court of Appeals reversed the sentence finding the government had not proved three of the four counts, and remanded the case to the trial court for re-sentencing. Client will no longer be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence.
CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 20093988.
CHARGE: Client charged with Second Degree Murder for killing his fiancée. The jury found him guilty of the lesser offense of Manslaughter.
OUTCOME: He was sentenced to a mitigated (less than presumptive/standard) prison term. APPEAL PENDING.
CHARGES: Multiple counts, Molestation of a Child with alleged prior sex crimes ruled admissible under Rule 404 (b) (mandatory time)
OUTCOME: Hung Jury at trial (9:3 for Acquittal), followed by No Contest Plea to Class 6 felony, Received Probation, after 5 years litigation