State vs. DA
In 2011, DA was on vacation in Mesquite. While there, he was enjoying jet skis at a picnic by the river. He was accused of touching two 11-year-old girls. A warrant was issued for his arrest. DA was unaware of the allegations until he was arrested 8 years later in Los Angeles and transported to Las Vegas. DA was charged with several Category A felonies that carried life in prison and would require him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He sought out Criminal Defense attorney Charles Goodwin.
After conducting an investigation and the preliminary hearing, Charles Goodwin filed a motion to dismiss the case for a speedy trial violation. After an evidentiary hearing, the State agreed to reduce all of the charges to disturbing the peace with credit for time served. DA walked free and didn't even have to go to trial or do a day of jail time.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense
Court: Eighth Judicial District Court