Case Results

*Clients' full names are withheld to protect their identities given that the charges were expunged. For more information on any case, please call The Shealey Law Firm.

Results Achieved at Trial:

- State v. Anthony*: Murder trial where client stabbed a man 18 times after he had a gun pulled on him. Client was found not guilty before a jury after Luke and Brian Shealey successfully argued self-defense in this high profile case.

- State v. Sammy*: Murder trial where client was found not guilty after allegation he stabbed another man to death. Luke and Brian Shealey successfully proved that this was a case of mistaken identity and our client did not stab the man in question.

- State v. Manning: Murder trial gaining national attention where client was accused of shooting his girlfriend in the head and attempting to dispose of her body by burning it. Although the prosecution sought life on the charge of murder, Luke Shealey was able to successfully argue to a jury that he was not guilty of murder and only guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

- State v. Odell*: Client charged with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature who was found not guilty by a jury after successful attack on the credibility of the police investigation.

- State v. Jerome*: Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature case that was called to trial. The victim admitted to lying during thorough cross examination by Luke Shealey and was charged with perjury and arrested while the case was dismissed by the Judge.

- State v. Olivia*: Criminal Domestic Violence charge where jury found the client not guilty after Luke Shealey successfully presented a case of self-defense.

- State v. Franklin*: Criminal Domestic Violence charge where jury found the client not guilty after Luke Shealey successfully presented a case of self-defense.

- State v. Ken:* Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature case where client was found not guilty at trial after accuser’s ulterior motives were revealed under cross examination.

- State v. Gregory*: Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature charge where jury found the client not guilty after Luke Shealey successfully presented a case of self-defense.

- State v. Javon*: Assault with Intent to Kill and Discharge of a Firearm into a Dwelling charges were found not guilty by a jury after it was proven by Luke Shealey that this was a case of mistaken identity.

- State v. Michael: Client charged with six counts of Attempted Murder against police officers who he shot at when they came to his door to execute a search warrant. Argued at trial that Michael did not know they were police officers, thinking instead they were there to rob him. While the jury was deliberating the prosecution offered the reduced plea deal that Michael wanted prior to the trial and Michael accepted the offer.

- State v. Levi*: Criminal Domestic Violence case where evidence was presented that the alleged victim had actually assaulted Levi, and not the other way around. Jury found him not guilty.

- State v. Christopher*: Criminal Domestic Violence 2nd Offense charge that was called to trial, but Luke Shealey was able to get the case dismissed by the Judge during a pre-trial motion.

- State v. Marquis*: Criminal Domestic Violence case where the client was found not guilty by a Judge during a bench trial in Magistrate Court.

- State v. Gonzales:* Criminal Domestic Violence case where the client was found not guilty by a Judge during a bench trial in Magistrate Court.

- State v. Mark*: Criminal Domestic Violence case where the client was found not guilty by a Judge during a bench trial in Magistrate Court.

- State v. Dena*: Criminal Domestic Violence case where the client was found not guilty by a Judge during a bench trial in Magistrate Court.

- State v. Hillary*: DUI case where at trial the Shealeys convinced the Judge to dismiss the case against our client with the first pretrial motion presented.

State v. Neal*: Military veteran and police officer was charged with DUI, and his law enforcement career was on the line. The Shealeys were able to get his case dismissed during a pre-trial hearing, after convincing the judge that the arresting officer did not comply with the video recording statute.

Results Obtained Without Trial:

- State v. Neanza*: Murder charge that was dismissed prior to trial after successfully convincing the prosecution of the client’s iron clad alibi.

- State v. Michael: Client facing Murder charge, but after presenting compelling evidence of self-defense to the prosecution, they offered him a plea deal to a misdemeanor for a time served sentence. Michael accepted this deal.

- State v. Adrian: Client charged with murder but the Shealeys investigated the allegation and presented a compelling case for self-defense. The Shealeys obtained a favorable plea deal to a lesser charge and convinced the judge to sentence Adrian to house arrest and probation.

- State v. Jarvis: Client was charged with the murder of a police officer in the line of duty. In this high profile potential death penalty case, Luke Shealey and the rest of the defense team were able to convince the Solicitor’s office to offer a plea of life in lieu of seeking death.

-State v. Jonathan*: The client’s family hired the Shealey Law Firm because the client was incarcerated with no bond on an attempted murder case and not satisfied with the current lawyer. In a very short amount of time the Shealeys investigated the case, established the client’s alibi, and were able to convince the Solicitor’s Office to dismiss the case.

- State v. Jennifer*: Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 1st Degree charge that was dismissed prior to trial after successfully presenting evidence to the prosecution of the accuser’s severe mental illness and hallucinations.

- State v. Amanda*: Client charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child. Evidence was presented to the prosecution that what was alleged did not even rise to the level of the offense charge. The prosecution agreed and dismissed the case and Amanda’s children were also returned to her from DSS custody.

- State v. Dalene*: Criminal Domestic Violence 3rd Offense charge dismissed prior to trial after the Shealey’s own investigation revealed that the accuser’s credibility was in question.

- State v. Ali*: Criminal Domestic Violence case where our investigation revealed the alleged victim did not want to prosecute, and after showing the officer her signed affidavit to this effect he dismissed the charge at the first court date.

- State v. Zakos*: Charged with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature but claimed self-defense. The Shealeys performed a “Stand Your Ground” hearing under the Protection of People and Property Act, and after the hearing the prosecutor dismissed the case.

- State v. Larry*: Charged with Hit and Run Death following a vehicle trucking accident, Mr. Shealey was able to prove to the prosecution that the client actually returned to the scene of the accident as soon as feasible. Larry accepted a plea offer for a misdemeanor traffic offense for a fine.

- State v. Michael*: Charged with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature. Our investigation revealed that the victim was lying and evidence was obtained of this which got Michael’s case dismissed and the victim charged for filing a false police report.

- State v. James*: Charged with Criminal Domestic Violence, but also a combat veteran who suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. Our investigation and mitigation presented to the solicitor allowed his case to be dismissed.

- State v. Craig*: Criminal Solicitation of a Minor charge dismissed by the Solicitor’s Office as the charges were disproven by the Shealey Law Firm.

- State v. Brandon*: Armed Robbery charged dismissed by the Solicitor’s Office as the charges were disproven by the Shealey Law Firm.

- State v. Jordan*: Client was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but Brian Shealey was able to successfully argue for the dismissal of the case at the preliminary hearing, before the client’s first General Sessions Court Date. Essentially, Mr. Shealey was able to have the case dismissed before the client was ever required to appear to Court.

- State v. Britheny*: Murder case where the Shealeys presented strong evidence of self-defense and were able to secure a plea deal to a non-violent offense.

- State v. Michael*: Assault case dismissed where client was alleged to have punched a police officer.

- State v. Mac*: DUI case where client admitted to being drunk on video, failed field sobriety testing as he could not stand, and blew well above the legal limit. The Shealeys negotiated to have his DUI charge dismissed and expunged in exchange for client accepting a plea offer to a minor traffic violation.

- State v. Scott*: DUI case where client wrecked his vehicle and admitted to drinking four large beers before driving. The Shealeys negotiated to have the DUI charge dismissed and expunged in exchange for client accepting a plea offer to a minor traffic violation.

- State v. Andrea*:DUI case where our client was pulled over for driving late at night without her headlights on, and then told the officer that she had been drinking. The Shealey Law Firm was able to contact the officer before court and convince him to dismiss and expunge the DUI case in exchange for allowing our client to plead to a minor traffic violation for a small fine.

- State v. Shayla*: DUI case where client wrecked her vehicle and admitted to drinking before driving. The Shealeys negotiated to have the DUI charge dismissed and expunged in exchange for client accepting a plea offer to a minor traffic violation.

- State v. Billy*: Armed Robery charge was dismessed by the Solicitor's office after being investigated by the Shealey Law Firm.

- State v. Rushunda*: Client was charged with Assault and Battery in the 1st Degree where victim was stabbed. After investigating the case and presenting compelling evidence that our client acted in defense of another, the Assault and Battery in the 1st Degree charge was dismissed, and the client was allowed to plead no contest to a 30 day mimsdemeanor for time served.

- State v. Hasham*: Client was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. After investigating the case and presenting information of client's innocence to the solicitor's office, the charge was dismissed.

- State v. Karen*: Charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime for shooting at the alleged victim, the Shealeys presented strong evidence of self defense to get the charged reduced to a misdemeanor for a fine.

- State v. Taylor*: After a college student was charged with Burglary 1st degree for committing a home invasion on her ex-boyfriend during a moment of passion, the Shealeys were able to mitigate on her behalf, showing how this was completely out of character. Her charged was reduced to a misdemeanor for a short probationary sentence that can be expunged from her record.

- State v. Nicholas*: Security officer client was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature, but after investigating the case, the Shealey Law Firm was able to prove that the client’s girlfriend attacked him in a jealous rage, and his actions were only in self-defense. The case was dismissed.

- State v. Beverly*: in a hearing where the plaintiff was trying to place a restraining order on the client, the Shealey Law Firm convinced the judge that the action was frivolous and unwarranted, and the petition was denied.

- State v. Lawrence: Client was arrested for DUI after wrecking his vehicle in a ditch, and was found with an open container of Vodka and blew a .22 blood alcohol level. After speaking to the trooper, the Shealeys were able to have the DUI charge dismissed in exchange for a minor traffic violation for a fine.

- State v. Laura: Client was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after law enforcement executed a search warrant on her home. After lengthy negotiations with the solicitor’s office, these charges were all dismissed.

- State v. James: Client was arrested and charged with Public Disorderly Conduct in Five Points for getting into a confrontation with an officer. After a couple of phone calls to the officer, the officer agreed to dismiss the charge and our client did not even have to appear in court.

- State v. Adam: Client was charged with trafficking 28 to 100 grams of methamphetamine, a felony that carries up to 25 years. This charge was dismissed at prelim after Brian Shealey argued the law of mere presence in a constructive possession case. The client’s case was dismissed by the court and he was released from jail.

- State v. Joi: Client was charged with Armed Robbery, Kidnapping and Burglary in the First Degree stemming from an allegation of a home invasion. After negotiating with the solicitor’s office, all of these charges were dismissed.

- State v. Mehrab: Client was charged with DUI and Hit and Run. After negotiating with the solicitor’s office, the DUI was reduced to allow it to be placed in a diversionary program with the hit and run. Both charges will now be dismissed and expunged.

- State v. Anna: Client was charged with Burglary in the First Degree and Criminal Domestic Violence 2nd Degree, stemming from a home invasion allegation. Brian Shealey argued successfully at the preliminary hearing and had the Burglary charge dismissed. Mr. Shealey then had the domestic violence case placed in a diversionary program so that it would be dismissed and expunged, keeping his client’s record clean.

- State v. Lucas: Client was charged with Trafficking Crack Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Brian and Luke got the solicitor assigned to dismiss all charges so that they would be expunged from client’s record, in exchange for client pleading to two new misdemeanor tickets in transfer court for time served, so as they would not be placed on client’s permanent record.

- State v. Kyree: Brian had a client with four burglary first degree charges in two separate counties, where client confessed to all of the burglaries, where each charge carried 15 years to life. After negotiating with the solicitors from the two counties, all charges were reduced to burglary 2nd degree with a recommendation for probation under the youthful offender act. Once client completes his short probation, he will be eligible to have the burglaries removed from his record if he receives no new convictions for 5 years.

- State v. Quintel: Client was charged with Attempted Murder and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, stemming from an incident where client’s car was shot at, and passengers in his car then returned fire, severely injuring an innocent bystander. Client then admitted to possessing all of the marijuana in the car while questioned by law enforcement. Luke Shealey argued and successfully had the attempted murder charge dismissed at the preliminary hearing, arguing self-defense, lack of transferable intent, and lack of accomplice liability. Brian then convinced the solicitor assigned to the case to agree to recommending only 6 months probation for the marijuana charge under the YOA, so client could be eligible to have his record expunged once he completed probation.

- State v. Dannah: Client was charged with DUI 2nd Offense. At client’s first court date, Brian got the solicitor and the trooper to agree to dismiss the DUI 2nd, so it would not be on client’s record, in exchange for pleading guilty to a new ticket for reckless driving for a small fine, that would not be on client’s criminal record.

-State v. Melanie: Client was arrested and charged with DUI by a State Trooper after blowing .23. After hiring our team, we were able to negotiate with the prosecutor and had the charge dismissed and expunged off of her record.

- State v. Sarah: College age client was charged with DUI after being arrested going the wrong way on a one way street, and her breath sample was over the legal limit. The Shealey Law Firm convinced the officer to dismiss the DUI in exchange for her pleading to a minor traffic violation for a fine.

- State v. Katrina*: Charged with obstruction of justice; however, Luke Shealey was able to have the case dismissed at the preliminary hearing after showing that exercising a constitutional right was not criminal.

- State v. John*: Client was charged with DUI after being stopped clocked at 40 mph over the speed limit. When questioned by police he admitted to having come from a bar and having 3 beers. After negotiating with law enforcement, Brian was able to get the initial DUI dismissed and expunged off John’s record in exchange for a plea to a traffic citation for the minimum fine.

- State v. Connie*: Client was charged with DUI after being pulled over after leaving a bar when a witness reported her as driving erratically. She was arrested for DUI and police took a blood draw which showed her blood alcohol to be over the legal limit. Brian was able to negotiate with law enforcement and have the DUI dismissed and expunged offer her record in exchange for a traffic citation for a minimum fine.

- State v. Sha-King*: Client was charged with Armed Robbery after an allegation was made that he, along with some other young men, held a man at gun point, and beat and robbed him. After investigating the case, Brian was able to convince the prosecutor assigned to the case to dismiss the charge completely.

- State v. Earl*: Young client charged with CSC 1st, kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary 1st degree after confessing to the home invasion and rape of a neighbor. The Shealeys were able to convince the prosecution that the young client falsely confessed to a crime he did not commit under police pressure. After a thorough investigation which revealed other evidence pointing to his innocence all charges were dismissed.

- State v. Daylan: Client charged with Armed Robbery and Kidnapping for being part of a group of guys that held a knife to a victim’s throat and stole his wallet and phone. After securing a statement from the victim indicating that he was comfortable with a short period of probation, Brian Shealey convinced the solicitor to reduce our client’s charge to a plea where it can be expunged from his record after a short period of probation.

- State v. Eden* : Client charged with unlawful neglect of a child over an allegation that she had tried to drown her child in the bathtub. The Shealeys investigated her case, showing that she never tried to hurt her child and the charge was blown out of proportion. Her case was dismissed.

- State v. Travis: Client charged with DUI after he was pulled over for speeding through 5 points late at night after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. After filing a motion for speedy trial, our client’s case was dismissed out right before trial and the charge was expunged from his record.

- State v. Lexi: Sixteen year old young woman was charged, along with others, as being part of a group of people that committed a home invasion and armed robbery that including a kidnapping. After lengthy investigation into the role Lexi actually played, as well as mitigation based on her young age, the Shealey's were able to negotiate a plea to reduced charges for time served in a way that would allow the charges to be expunged from her record.

- State v. Lana: Client was charged with DUI after getting into a wreck with another vehicle outside of a bar. Client failed field sobriety testing and then gave a .21 breath sample. After speaking to the officer in the case, Mr. Shealey convinced him to dismiss the DUI so that it could be expunged from client’s record, in exchange for a new ticket to a traffic offense that would not be on our client’s record, for a small fine.

- State v. Barshay: Client was charged with DUI after crashing into a ditch late at night. After a trooper investigated and client failed field sobriety testing, he later offered a breath sample and blew .27. After requesting a jury trial, Brian Shealey was able to convince the trooper to dismiss the DUI case completely in exchange for a traffic offense for a fine. The DUI was then able to be expunged off of client’s record.

- State v. Corey: DUI case where client failed field sobriety after being pulled over for swerving his vehicle. Shealey Law was able to have his DUI case dismissed and expunged in exchange for paying a fine on a traffic offense that would not be on his record.

- State v. Megan: Client was arrested for DUI after failing field sobriety testing and blowing a .12. After speaking with the Trooper, Brian Shealey was able to have the DUI case dismissed and expunged from client’s record in exchange for a traffic violation for a fine that would not be on her record.

- State v. John: Client was charged with Domestic Violence 2nd Degree, stemming from an allegation that he assaulted his wife in their home in front of their children. After investigating the case and taking witnesses statements, it became clear that this allegation was really just a lie to assist in the wife’s divorce proceedings against the client. Shortly after presenting the statements to the solicitor, Brian Shealey was able to convince the solicitor to dismiss the charge.

- State v. Daniel: Client charged with DUI after being arrested driving out of five points. After analyzing the case for legal issues, Brian Shealey was able to have the DUI charge dismissed and thrown out in exchange for a new traffic ticket for the minimum fine so that the original DUI would be expunged off of client’s record.

- State v. Verna* : Client charged with domestic violence 3rd degree but claimed self defense after she was attacked by her drunken boyfriend. Case was dismissed after presenting a statement to the court from the alleged victim which corroborated Verna’s case.

- State v. Michael* : Client was charged with making a bomb threat against a public building in downtown Columbia, a charge that carried up to 15 years in prison. After investigating and speaking with law enforcement and the solicitor’s office, client’s case was dismissed and expunged.

- State v. Edward: Client was charged with Hit and Run resulting in Great Bodily Injury, Hit and Run with Property Damage, and DUI in three separate counties all on the same day. The Shealeys were able to get the Hit and Run Great Bodily Injury case completely dismissed, and then have the other charges reduced to minor traffic offenses for minimal fines.