Case Results

Criminal Defense Attorney
Memphis, TN

Since 2010, Pehanick Law has built a reputation of excellence by providing high-quality representation in a wide variety of criminal cases in Memphis, TN. Below are a few examples of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases we have successfully defended in Memphis, TN. If you have been charged with a crime, you need a Memphis, TN criminal defense attorney who will defend your constitutional rights. Because any criminal offense can carry very harsh penalties, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for a reduction of the charges against you and dismissal when police violate your fundamental rights.


Felonies

State of TN v KG – First Degree Murder

Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Client accused of execution style murder. Motion to Dismiss granted at preliminary hearing after evidence was insufficient to find probable cause.

State of TN v AT – First Degree Murder

Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Client was arrested after a shootout that left 1 person dead. Motion to Dismiss granted at preliminary after evidence was insufficient to find probable cause.

State of TN v AG – Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender

Removed Habitual Status

Successfully petitioned Court to remove Habitual Motor Vehicle Status after reviewing Client’s criminal history and finding Status no longer applied to him.

State of TN v AB – Aggravated Robbery

Dismissed

Client arrested after altercation. Charges dismissed because witness statements were unreliable.

State of TN v NB – Carjacking

Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Client accused of taking a vehicle by force. Motion to Dismiss granted after preliminary hearing because evidence insufficient for probable cause.

State of TN v CS – Aggravated Burglary and Convicted Felon in Possession of Handgun

Dismissed

Client accused of breaking into a home to steal weapons. Charges dismissed due to defective Affidavit of Complaint for Arrest.

State of TN v MB – Identity Theft

Dismissed

Client arrested for stealing checks and opening false bank accounts. Charges dismissed before trial because of insufficient evidence to convict.

State of TN v DB – Aggravated Assault

Dismissed

Client arrested after altercation with wife. Client allowed to attend counseling sessions with wife in exchange for dismissal of charges.


Drug/Gun Possession

State of TN v AB – Possession of Cocaine

Dismissed

Client charged with possession of 2 grams of cocaine after being searched by police outside of corner store. Case dismissed for unlawful search and seizure.

State of TN v JM – Convicted Felon in Possession of Handgun

Dismissed

Client was arrested after a traffic stop in which police found him in possession of a handgun. Affidavit of Complaint for Arrest was insufficient to sustain charges against him.

State of TN v CB – Unlawful Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine and Violation of Probation

Both Charges Dismissed

Client arrested with several other individuals after search warrant executed at a house. There was insufficient evidence to charge with drugs resulting in dismissal and allowed to remain on probation.

State of TN v CW – Unlawful Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine/Meth/Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm

Dismissed

Client arrested after search warrant executed at a home in which large quantities of drugs and multiple weapons were found. Charges dismissed due to defective Affidavit of Complaint for Arrest and defective Search Warrant.

State of TN v DR – Unlawful Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine

Dismissed

Client accused of selling over 5 grams of cocaine. Charges dismissed due to unlawful search and seizure.

State of TN v DL – Possession of Marijuana

Dismissed

Client arrested outside of school with 10 grams of marijuana. Charged dismissed due to unlawful search and seizure.

State of TN v MM – Possession of Marijuana

Dismissed

Client cited for possession of 3 grams of marijuana. Client attended Drug Offender’s School for dismissal of charges.


DUI

State of TN v BM – DUI

DUI Dismissed

Client arrested for DUI with .009 BAC. DUI dismissed and granted diversion on lesser misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving after State was unable to use BAC against client.

State of TN v KH – DUI

Dismissed

Client charged with DUI with .164 BAC. Charges dismissed after BAC results thrown out due to improper use and maintenance of breathalyzer machine.

State of TN v PK – DUI 2nd

DUI Reduced

Client charged with 2nd DUI within 5 years. BAC .12. Negotiate reduction to DUI 1st Offense. Client did not have to serve 45 days in jail or attend any alcohol rehab or counseling, and license suspension reduced from 2 years down to 1.


Misdemeanors

State of TN v KW – Domestic Assault

Dismissed

Client arrested after argument with his girlfriend. Charges dismissed for defective Affidavit of Complaint for Arrest.

State of TN v LW – Theft of Services

Dismissed

Client accused of stealing services from MLGW. Charges dismissed after we revealed she had unpaid balance from old bill.

State of TN v JM – Patronizing Prostitution

Dismissed

Client arrested in internet sting by police. Client attended John’s School for dismissal of charges.

State of TN v VT – Selling Beer to Minor

Dismissed

Client cited for selling beer to underage person in police sting. Client attended Selling Alcohol Responsibly Class for dismissal of charges.

State of TN v JR – Order of Protection

Dismissed

Client had multiple property disputes with neighbor. Motion to dismiss granted because claims against client were unfounded.


Probation Violations

State of TN v JJ – Termination of Diversion

Dismissed

Alleged to have violated terms of diversion program for failed drug test. Motion to move client to screen court granted and client remained on diversion, which was successfully completed, and all charges dismissed.

State of TN v BJ – Violation of Probation

Dismissed

Client accused of violating terms and conditions pf probation. Charge dismissed due to defective warrant.


Seizures

State of TN v PT – Department of Safety Property Seizure

Dismissed

Police seized over $90,000 and 2 vehicles after a drug arrest. After administrative hearing all money and vehicles were returned to client.