Client was a habitual offender who was facing a minimum of 25 years in prison and up to life. We got charges reduced and client was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Chris’s client had been to a bachelorette party and was heading home going 30 mph over the speed limit when she passed an officer. She agreed to take all of the field sobriety tests, and the officer said she failed them. She was arrested. The officer requested a breath test and she agreed to one at the jail. The results showed that she was nearly three times above the legal limit.
At trial, Chris was able to get the officer to admit that his client looked very good on the field tests and was able to discredit much of the officer’s more damaging testimony. Through Chris’s skilled representation, he was able to keep the breath test results from being admitted into evidence.
The jury found Chris’s client “Not Guilty” of DWI. After trial, the jurors were curious about the breath test score. When told that the results were nearly triple the legal limit, the jurors were convinced that the machine was inaccurate. Each juror said that their decision would have been the same even if the results would have been admitted into evidence.
Chris’s client was accused of beating up his fiancé, although he is the one who called the police. When the police arrived, they spoke with our client for less than five minutes before talking to his fiancé. After speaking with the fiancé for more than half an hour, our client was arrested for Assault/Family Violence. During the second day of trial, and after being caught in an abundance of lies by Chris Lewis, the District Attorney’s Office made the decision that they could no longer support her testimony, and they dismissed the case.
75% less prison time than the State was asking for following a jury trial.
Chris’s client was pulled over after a concerned citizen called 911 and informed the authorities that the client had driven his truck into a brick wall of a business in a strip mall center. Chris’s client had left the scene but was pulled over a short distance later. He refused to cooperate with any of the field sobriety tests and was arrested. The officers searched his truck and found a pistol in the center console. Although the client had a concealed handgun license, Texas law makes it illegal for anyone to carry a handgun while intoxicated.
During trial, the officer testified that Chris’s client exhibited the normal signs of intoxication: slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and unsteady balance, as well as the unusual action of driving his truck into a wall. Through cross-examination of the 911 caller and the officer, and calling other witnesses to the stand to testify, Chris was able to show the jury what really happened and that the testimony of the government’s witnesses was grossly exaggerated.
The jury took less than 30 minutes to find Chris’s client “Not Guilty” of the DWI charge. After trial, the charge for unlawfully carrying a weapon was dismissed.
Chris’s client was accused of exposing himself to a girl who was with her mother in the fitness center of an apartment complex. After three days of testimony, hearing testimony from many witnesses, and reviewing security footage from the fitness center, this Collin County jury deliberated and found our client “Not Guilty” of the charges against him.
Chris’s client, an accountant for an information technology consulting company, was charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud. He and several other white collar defendants were accused of conspiring to misuse the H-1B visa for their own financial gain. The government alleged that our client conspired to recruit foreign workers with computer experience who wanted to work in the United States and then refused to pay them until the workers were placed with a third-party and only when the third-party company had paid our client’s company. The government alleged that this was a scheme that would provide the conspirators with a labor pool of inexpensive, skilled foreign workers who could be used on an “as needed” basis.
This scheme is known as “benching” and has been defined by the Department of Labor as “workers who are in nonproductive status due to a decision by the employer, such as lack of work.” The client and others were charged with actively recruiting H-1B workers and then “benching” them.
Chris’s client faced up to 10 years in a federal prison. After considerable diligence and a lot of hard work, Chris was able to get all charges dismissed.
Chris’s client was accused of conspiring with more than 30 other defendants to sell methamphetamine across North Texas over a seven year period. The client ultimately pled guilty to the offense, and the government contended he was responsible for distributing more than 22 kilograms of methamphetamine during that time.
He faced over 24 years in federal prison.
Chris challenged the amount of drugs attributable to his client and made the case at the sentencing hearing for his client to receive a lesser sentence. The judge agreed with Chris and the client received a 44% reduction in his sentence.