This list is a sample of trial results obtained for clients during my career. This is not a complete list and you should not assume I will get the same results for you, only that I will work just as hard as I did for each of these clients. Each case is different and the results of your case will depend on the specific facts of your case.
First Degree Murder with a Firearm
The client was charged with first degree murder with a firearm after he went to see an alleged gang member in the early morning hours to confront him about comments the gang member was making about him to people on the street. The state claimed the client pulled out a firearm and shot the decedent in front of three people. All three people testified at trial that the client was the one who fired the shot and that no other firearms were present when the decedent was killed. The jury acquitted the client after Mr. Berry pointed out for them that the physical evidence found at the scene did not match the story the three eyewitnesses told.
First Degree Murder with a Firearm/ Robbery with a Firearm
The client was charged with first degree murder with a firearm and robbery with a firearm after a man was robbed at gunpoint and then shot and killed by two men shortly after leaving an ATM. The client insisted he was innocent, but there were multiple eyewitnesses who identified the client from photo lineups as the shooter. The client claimed to have an alibi, which police dismissed after minimal investigation. Mr. Berry was able to convince the prosecutor he had charged the wrong person and all charges were dismissed.
First Degree Murder with a Firearm
The client was charged with First Degree Murder with a Firearm after his ex-girlfriend told the police that she saw him shoot and kill a man in his own home after he had found her there with him. The jury acquitted the client when Mr. Berry was able to show the jury the girlfriend believed the client would be forced to pay child support if he were incarcerated and therefore had a motive to lie about what she saw.
Lewd/ Lascivious Molestation – 2 Counts
The client was charged with two counts of molestation resulting from accusations by two children, ages 4 and 2, that he had sexually touched them. Mr. Berry filed multiple pretrial motions and set the case for trial. On the day of trial, the prosecutor dismissed all charges against the client.
Driving Under the Influence
The client was charged with DUI causing an accident after he rear ended another driver. During the roadside exercise, the client lost his balance and he was very emotional. The jury acquitted the client after Mr. Berry introduced phone records showing the client had received a text message at the moment just before the accident occurred.
Robbery with a Firearm
The client and his uncle were charged with Robbery with a Firearm for allegedly robbing two people at gunpoint next to a pizza shop off of Forest Hill Boulevard. Both of the victims identified the client’s uncle and one of the victims identified the client as the robber. If convicted, the client faced a mandatory 10 year prison sentence and a possible life sentence. The jury convicted the uncle (who was not represented by Mr. Berry) and acquitted the client. The uncle received a 20 year prison sentence.
The client was arrested for hitting his live-in girlfriend. The girlfriend had a long history of misrepresenting facts which was not known to the police. After Mr. Berry wrote a very detailed letter to the prosecutor making the filing decision and attaching various police reports and deposition transcripts showing the girlfriend had been dishonest in the past, the prosecutor decided not to file charges.
Attempted Second Degree Murder with a Firearm and 5 Additional Felony Counts
The client was charged with attempted second degree murder after an innocent bystander was shot through the back windshield of his car. The state argued the client was in the front passenger seat of a car that was behind the victim’s car when the shots were fired. The state called the driver of that car to testify the client was the person who fired the shot. The jury acquitted the client of all charges after Mr. Berry successfully argued the driver had a motive to lie because he had made a deal with the prosecutor to testify in exchange for leniency.
Possession of Cocaine
The client was stopped by police and a search of his car was conducted during which the officer found a bag of cocaine in the backseat. The officer testified he had seen the client toss something into the backseat after he had turned on his lights to conduct the traffic stop. At trial, Mr. Berry argued the police officer had lied about what he had seen and had either planted the cocaine or found cocaine that did not belong to the client (as the client had recently borrowed the car from a friend). The officer claimed the client admitted the cocaine was his, but the jury did not believe him and acquitted the client.
Sale of Cocaine within 1000 Feet
The client was charged with sale of cocaine and the state showed the jury a videotape of a person they claimed was the client selling cocaine to an undercover police officer. Mr. Berry argued the person on the videotape was not the client and that the officer’s testimony that he remember the client’s face from a 20 second encounter more than a year earlier was not credible. The jury agreed and acquitted the client.
Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child
The client was charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child after her infant child died of malnutrition. The client was facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted. The state argued she had failed to properly care for her child by not feeding him appropriately and failing to provide medical care. The jury convicted her of a lesser offense of child neglect (with a maximum of 5 years in prison) and the judge sentenced her to probation. On appeal, the case was reversed and the state agreed to let the client plead guilty to a misdemeanor.