Successful Criminal Case Outcomes

First Degree Murder

A collective criminal defense team, including Alexander Garlin, obtained a Not Guilty verdict after a two week jury trial in a Denver County case where a young woman was accused of First Degree Murder in the stabbing death of another woman.  If convicted, the client would have faced life in prison, without the possibility of parole.

In the First Degree Murder trial of a grandmother who shot and killed her husband with a .22 caliber rifle in their mobile home, Alexander Garlin obtained a reduced verdict of Manslaughter from a Jefferson County jury.   The client was released from prison in less than one (1) year.

Collective criminal defense team, including Alexander Garlin, obtained a voluntary dismissal in a Jefferson County case where a client was charged with First Degree Murder after comprehensive defense investigation and a critical review of the police evidence revealed that the accused could not have been at the scene when the victim received more than fifty (50) stab wounds.

Domestic Violence

Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntarily dismissal in a Broomfield County case where their client was charged with Harassment and Violation of a Restraining Order, and which involved repeated allegations of criminal conduct by their client’s vindictive ex-wife.  After intensive defense investigation and relentless negotiation with the Broomfield District Attorney’s Office, they were able to discredit the ex-wife’s claims.  If convicted, their client, a successful businessman, faced a lengthy county jail sentence due to the countless past and continuing accusations made by his accuser.   In light of this dismissal, Alexander Garlin also obtained the dismissal of a related probation violation complaint. 

In a case where their client was accused of having committed a number of serious criminal offenses by the children of their client’s former significant other, Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntarily dismissal of additional pending charges and prevented the filing of even more charges.  Comprehensive defense investigation, which covered more than twenty years of the accuser’s history, was critical in convincing the Boulder County Deputy District Attorney that the children’s allegations were made falsely and with the encouragement of their mother.  As a result, their client will not have any permanent criminal convictions and will be eligible to seal the record of the previous proceedings.    

Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntarily dismissal in a Boulder County case which involved charges against their client, a young college student who, while involved in an abusive relationship, was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence related offenses and which were based upon the accusations of her boyfriend.  The case was dismissed after defense investigation and a detailed oral and written presentation of the facts to the prosecution demonstrated that the accuser was actually the perpetrator, and that their client was in fact the victim of the crimes she was charged with.   

Driving Under the Influence

In several cases, Alexander Garlin obtained voluntary dismissals or reduced pleas to non-alcohol related traffic offenses in cases where their clients were charged with DUI / Driving Under the Influence, DUI-D / Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, or DWAI / Driving While Ability Impaired.

Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal in a Boulder County case where their client was charged with Driving Under the Influence after comprehensive defense investigation and an oral presentation proved that their client, who was out with friends, was forced to drive home by her physically abusive boyfriend who, it was later learned, was a professional boxer.

At a hearing for a Motion to Suppress in a DUI / Driving Under the Influence case, Alexander Garlin won a suppression order after the judge determined that the evidence provided by his client to the investigating police officer was done so involuntarily.  After the ruling, which excluded most of the prosecution’s evidence from presentation at trial, the Boulder District Attorney dismissed the case in its entirety.

Alexander Garlin has obtained a number of Not Guilty jury verdicts in  DUI / Driving Under the Influence, DUI-D / Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, and DWAI / Driving While Ability Impaired cases where the evidence ranged from poor driving, odor of alcoholic beverage, bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, failure of roadside sobriety tests, and breath or blood tests above the legal limit.

Child Abuse

Alexander Garlin represented an emergency room physician who was under investigation for Second Degree Assault, Felony Menacing, Child Abuse, and other offenses in Eagle County, but the District Attorney ultimately declined to file charges.   Had charges been filed and successfully prosecuted, their client would have lost his employment and probably his license to practice medicine.     

Where a school official was charged with Child Abuse for allegedly pushing a student in a Boulder County school, Alexander Garlin obtained a dismissal by presenting credible evidence that their client acted in a physically appropriate manner to subdue an out of control student and to protect other students from injury.

After demonstrating his client, a grandfather, acted  properly by physically and forcefully preventing the taking of his granddaughter by her neglectful mother, Alexander Garlin obtained a dismissal in the Boulder County case. 

Alexander Garlin obtained a Not Guilty verdict from a Jefferson County jury in a case where a father was accused of Child Abuse for causing the death of his beloved infant child. The outcome turned, in large part, on the defense’s cross-examination of the prosecution's star witness, a nationally renowned physician specializing in determining acts of child abuse.

Sale / Possession of Drugs

Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal in a Denver County case where their client was charged with eleven (11) felonies, including possession and possession with intent to sell various controlled substances, after drugs were found in her hotel room.  Comprehensive defense investigation, a polygraph examination and negotiations and meetings with the District Attorney persuaded the prosecution that their client was unaware of the presence of any of the drugs.  If convicted, she faced the possibility of a significant prison sentence.   

Robbery

Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal in a Denver County case where his client was charged with Robbery and Assault after defense investigation uncovered a convenience store security video which demonstrated that the robbery did not occur and that his client was inside the store making a purchase when the alleged victim was supposedly robbed.

Aggravated (Armed Robbery)

Alexander Garlin obtained a Not Guilty verdict from a Jefferson County jury in a case where a man had been "positively identified" as having committed an armed robbery by three supermarket employees. The testimony of these witnesses unraveled under cross-examination, and the defendant was ultimately acquitted.

In an Adams County case where his client, a gainfully employed young man with no criminal history was misidentified by an elderly woman as the person that robbed her at knife-point in a supermarket parking lot, Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal.   Exhaustive defense investigation in support of the man’s alibi, along with a polygraph examination, revealed that he could not have been at the scene when the robbery occurred. The case was dismissed a few days before jury trial and if convicted, the client would have faced a mandatory enhanced prison sentence. 

Careless Driving Resulting in Death

In a Boulder County case where his client was charged with Careless Driving Resulting in Death after his truck lost control during a downpour and collided with a vehicle in an opposite lane of traffic, causing the death of the young daughter of the other driver, Alexander Garlin obtained a Not Guilty verdict from a Boulder jury.    During this emotionally charged trial, the prosecution failed to prove that the client had driven poorly at any time leading up to the loss of control, and thereby failed to prove negligence. 

Vehicular Homicide

Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal in an Arapahoe County case where his client was charged with Vehicular Homicide for causing the death of her sister, a passenger in her automobile.  Mr. Garlin’s client was allegedly involved in a road-rage incident with another driver.  The prosecutor ultimately agreed with the defense that the client was being pursued and menaced by another driver, and the other driver’s reckless conduct caused the collision and the death of his client’s sister.  While charges were dismissed against the client, the other driver was prosecuted and convicted for his role in the fatal collision.

Alexander Garlin obtained a dismissal at the end of a Preliminary Hearing in a case where his client was charged with Vehicular Homicide and accused of causing the death of his fiancé, his passenger at the time of an intersection collision. 

Sexual Assault on a Child

Alexander Garlin obtained a Not Guilty verdict from a Boulder County jury in a case where his client was charged with Sexual Assault on a Child.  His client allegedly, on different occasions, sexually assaulted two sisters who were his nieces.   After successfully arguing that separate trials for each victim was appropriate, the defense presented strong evidence that the mother of the two accusers, the client’s sister-in-law, had long held a deep grudge against him and knew that the accusations were lies.  Once the first of the two scheduled trials resulted in an acquittal, the prosecution voluntarily dismissed the charges involving the other niece.  The exonerated client was permitted to return to his family home for the first time since being wrongfully accused, and was reunited with his wife and young son.   

Second Degree Assault

Exhaustive defense investigation, research, and legal analysis formed the foundation for Alexander Garlin ’s written and oral presentations that persuaded the prosecution that the word of the accuser, the client’s former girlfriend, could not be trusted or believed. As a result, charges of Second Degree Assault (Domestic Violence), Menacing with a Deadly Weapon (Domestic Violence)(x2), Assault in the Third Degree (Domestic Violence)(x2), Harassment (Domestic Violence), and False Imprisonment (Domestic Violence) were dismissed upon the prosecution’s motion.  Although his client had no criminal history, he would have received a mandatory enhanced prison sentence of at least twelve (12) years if convicted.   

Theft

Alexander Garlin obtained a Not Guilty jury verdict in a case where their client was assaulted by a supermarket security guard while being wrongfully accused of shoplifting.  The defense successfully argued to the jury that the security guard’s actions were ethnically motivated, and presented testimony from a schoolteacher who, some years prior, had been wrongfully accused of shoplifting and assaulted by the same security guard.

Sexual Exploitation of Children

Working with an experienced forensic expert, Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntary dismissal in a Boulder County case where their client, a physician’s assistant and father of two children, was wrongfully accused of having downloaded child pornography to his office computer.  Exhaustive expert computer forensic analysis demonstrated that that the prosecution could not prove that their client knowingly placed the images in question on the computer.  If convicted, the client would have been required to register as a sex offender and would have been unable to live with or have contact with his children, including his own.

No two cases are alike, and while the above examples may show the results of commitment, hard work, experience, effectiveness and skill, these results should in no way be construed as representative or predictive of outcomes in future cases.

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