Case Results

Burglary of a Habitation

Found not guilty/case expunged

The client was charged with a second-degree felony burglary of a habitation. The prosecutor offered to plea bargain the case and eventually offered a deferred adjudication probation. The client maintained his innocence and elected to go to trial. At trial the prosecutor presented their evidence, including the presence of a fingerprint of the client in the home and we presented evidence on behalf of the client. The jury considered all the evidence and found the client not guilty.

The client was immediately eligible for an expunction of all the records of this case.

DWI .15

Not guilty/case expunged

The client was charged with a Class A misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .15 or greater. The client elected to go to a jury trial. The evidence presented to the jury by the prosecutor included an alcohol breath test of 0.18, nearly two and a half times the legal limit of .08. The jury considered all the evidence and found the client not guilty.

The client was immediately eligible for an expunction of all the records in this case.

First Degree Injury to a Child

Found guilty of lesser included offense

Our client was charged with a first-degree felony of Injury to a child with serious bodily injury. The client was interviewed twice by the detective investigating the case. The child suffered very serious injuries. The prosecutor’s plea bargain offer prior to trial was a 45-year sentence in prison. 

After hearing all the evidence, the jury chose to convict of the client of a lower level felony and sentence him to less than the prosecutor’s offer.

First Degree Injury to an Elderly Individual with Serious Bodily Injury

Jury could not reach a verdict

Our client was charged with a first-degree felony for injuring an elderly person. The client said he was defending himself and was therefore innocent. The prosecutor was offering a prison sentence as their plea bargain. We elected to go to trial and the jury heard all the evidence. 

The jury was unable to reach a verdict and the client was able to remain free.

Fannin County Possession of a Controlled Substance

Felony Dismissed

A client in Fannin County was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram in Penalty Group 1. The client told attorney Jon O’Toole that they had a prescription for the substance and they should have their felony dismissed. After a lengthy investigation and consultation with the client’s doctor, Jon was able to get this felony dismissed prior to indictment.

The client was released from jail with no felony charges.

Dallas County Robbery Probation Violation

Felony Probation Reinstated

A client was charged with violating his robbery deferred probation in Dallas County. The allegation was a new misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury to a family member in Grayson County. Attorney Jon O’Toole was able to get the Dallas County felony probation reinstated. Through his efforts, Jon was able to convince the Grayson County prosecutor to a reduced sentence and then convince the Dallas County prosecutor to reinstate the deferred probation for the client.

Jon's actions allowed the client to potentially get the Dallas County felony probation non-disclosed after it was dismissed and discharged.

Dallas County Family Violence, Multiple Charges

All Charges Dismissed

A client was charged with a Dallas County family violence case, interference with an emergency call case, and violation of a protective order case. These charges could each carry up to one year in the Dallas County jail, up to a $4,000.00 fine, and the loss of many other rights. Through a thorough investigation, attorney Jon O’Toole was able to show that the complainant had lied.

After showing his findings to the prosecutor, Jon was able to get all three charges dismissed.

Collin County DWI

Not Guilty

A client was charged with driving while intoxicated in Collin County. After reviewing the facts of the case, it was clear she was not guilty of a DWI case. She and attorney Jon O’Toole set the case for trial. After all of the evidence was presented, she was found not guilty.

The not guilty verdict entitled the client to an immediate expunction.

Collin County Family Violence

Charge Reduced & Later Dismissed

A client was charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member in Collin County. This charge can carry up to a year in the county jail, a $4,000 fine, and the loss of many rights, including the right to possess a gun. Through attorney Jon O'Toole's investigation, the family violence finding was waived and the client obtained deferred probation.

The client was granted early release and the case was eventually dismissed.

Collin County DWI Second Offense

Charges Reduced

A Collin County client was charged with a DWI second offense, a class A misdemeanor. This type of DWI can result in up to one year in county jail and up to a $4,000.00 fine. The prosecutor originally wanted a lengthy jail sentence, but attorney Jon O’Toole examined the facts of the offense, as well as the relevant law, and negotiated a reduction of the charge.

After negotiations, Jon was able to get this DWI charge reduced to a class B misdemeanor DWI with probation.

Collin County Shoplifting

Charge Reduced & Later Dismissed

A client in Collin County was charged with shoplifting after allegedly taking over $50.00 worth of merchandise from a store. Theft of $50-$500 in Collin County carries a punishment of up to 180 days in the county jail and up to a $2,000 fine. After negotiating with the prosecutor, Jon O’Toole secured a deferred probation to a class C misdemeanor.

The shoplifting charge was ultimately dismissed and then expunged from the client’s record.

Family Violence in Collin County

Not Guilty

A client was charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member in Collin County. After reviewing the discovery and investigating the facts of the case, attorney Jon O’Toole realized the client had a claim of self-defense. After a trial, Jon was able to secure a not guilty verdict.

The not guilty verdict allowed the client to get an immediate expunction of the offense from his record.

Collin County Burglary of Habitation

Not Guilty

A client in Collin County was charged with burglary of a habitation, which is a second-degree felony with a range of punishment of 2-20 years in a Texas prison and a fine up to $10,000.00. Throughout the process, the client maintained his innocence, even when confronted with the fact that the police discovered his fingerprint at the scene. After a review of the discovery provided by the state and several weeks of plea negotiations, the client decided to set their case for trial. After all the evidence was presented, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

The jury’s verdict of not guilty entitled the client to an expunction of all the records related to this particular charge.

Grayson County Burglary of Habitation

Felony Charge Reduced

A client was arrested, charged, and indicted for burglary of a habitation. The prosecutor originally wanted a lengthy prison sentence for the client, but attorney Jon O’Toole was able to get this Grayson County felony reduced. After reviewing the discovery with the client, investigating the facts, and researching the law, Jon was able to negotiate a much better outcome on behalf of the client.

Jon convinced the Grayson County prosecutor to reduce the charge and agree to probation for the client.