Assault Family Violence (2023)
Dismissed after it was set for a Trial By Jury. Client is currently going through a contested custody proceeding and the opposing party made a false criminal allegation of Assault Family Violence against her. The client was actually the victim of domestic violence and had faced post-partum depression after having their baby. She hired Asante Legal PLLC to help with her case in Dallas, and after setting it for trial, the case was dismissed.
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (2022) – Trial By Jury
Our client was charged with an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He was facing 20 years in prison. The State recommended a plea of 15 years in prison. Our client was adamant that he was not responsible for the injury and that he was nor responsible. The only recourse was to face a jury of his peers. After a night out at the bar, he was forced to defend himself against a person that was intoxicated on both alcohol and drugs. He grabbed a weapon close to him, which happened to be a sword, and the intoxicated person was cut after he charged towards our client. After a hard fought 5 day trial, a jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.
Felony AGGRAVATED ASSAULT – Collin (2022)
Dismissed after a persuasive mitigation packet with evidence attached was written. Originally, Asante Legal sought to write a grand jury packet to persuade the Grand Jury not to indict the case. However, the grand Jury indicted the case anyway. Nonetheless after the Prosecutor read the Grand Jury Packet, they were convinced that our client acted in self defense when they grabbed their gun after another person lunged at them in their family business store. And thus the case was Dismissed.
Dismissed after filing a motion to dismiss because of the constitutional law violation on speedy trial rights. Client was arrested in 2019 for being asleep behind the wheel. His blood was taken and he was searched for both alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, he was very stressed out on what would happen to his life as a result of the DWI charge that was pending. He hired Asante Legal PLLC and after a motion to dismiss because of speedy trial violations, his case was dismissed.
No Bill Of Indictment
Felony AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE – No Bill – Dallas (2021)
The Grand Jury returned a No Bill of Indictment on a Felony First Degree Assault Family Violence with a Deadly Weapon after we prepared a thorough grand jury packet. Our client was charged with cutting the father of her children with a knife. Unfortunately, he was her abuser and she was trying to defend herself and her friend. We complied comprehensive evidence to the Grand jury and got them to successfully choose not to indict the case.
Criminal Mischief- Dallas (2021)
Dismissed after we set it for trial. Our client was charged with a Criminal Mischief for allegedly throwing a set of keys at a car. The case was dismissed after it was set for trial. Prior being set for trial, Defense filed a speedy trial motion on the basis that our client’s constitutional rights had been violated. Unfortunately, the judge denied our motion but we persevered on until the case was dismissed. Sometimes, you lose the battle but eventually you win the war.
Assault – Dallas (2021)
Dismissed after compassionate negotiation. This was an intense dispute over hair. Hair is an extremely expensive service. My client completed a hair-do for another person. They had an agreement in place for a payment of a certain amount in exchange for the beauty services. Unfortunately, a payment was not made. This infuriated my client and she demanded payment. She was not paid for six months, and after a tense conversation an altercation occurred between both parties. It was easily an issue of mutual combat. Mutual Combat is a legal defense that is used when both parties fully and voluntarily participated in a fight, yet one party is charged with Assault. Nonetheless, after negotiating and asking my client to complete a 4 hour course in anger management, the case was dismissed.
Juvenile – Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon – Dallas (2021)
Dismissed through the process of motion for deferred prosecution. In the practice of Juvenile, Defense has the opportunity to bypass the State, bypass Probation and go straight to judge to ask them to grant a motion to defer prosecution which halts the prosecution process. When this motion is granted, Juveniles are no longer on the path to having to plea true to a criminal case.
In this instance, my client was a juvenile who was charged with a second degree felony of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon with also a Family Violence paragraph. When I first met my client he was in detention and had been in detention for about 4 weeks. I fought hard to get him out of detention and back into the community. At that time, we started to prepare a case for him so we could go in front of the Judge and ask for deferred prosecution. It is often times assumed that violent felonies are unsuccessful with deferred prosecution but this is not necessarily the case. With good preparation, complete investigation, and a strong argument to the Court, the motion for deferred prosecution was granted and the State is now forced to dismiss the delinquency petition against my client. A success story.
Assault Family Violence – Dallas (2021)
Reduced to a Disorderly Conduct after threatening to set it for trial. This was a complicated case. I represented the son against his mother. A neighbor saw from his peep-hole what he believed was an assault of an older woman by a young man. He told police that he heard the boy say something related to not hitting his brother. Police arrived to see a very intoxicated woman with a large number of children in a room. After talking to the neighbor after what he saw, they arrested my client and accused him of hitting his mother. After getting the case the first thing I did was review all evidence and investigate the case, and when I spoke to my client it was clear that this was a self defense of another case. I pointed out all the problems of the case to the prosecutor and reiterated that it was obvious that my client was defending his minor siblings from their abusive alcoholic mother’s abuse. We asked for a disorderly conduct ticket which would be dismissed after 90 days without arrests and the prosecution met our demands. The case was reduced and my client can get it off his record in the future.
Theft 100 – 750 – Dallas (2021)
Reduced after some persuasion of the State. Client was charged with a Theft. He went into Walmart and stole hundreds of dollars worth of toys for his children. Unfortunately, the State does not recognize stealing toys as a necessity. Nonetheless, I was able to persuade the State into reducing his offense to a Disorderly Conduct Ticket that will be automatically dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a few months. He is also eligible to have it expunged after the dismissal.
3 cases: DWI 1st + DWI 1st .15 + Assault Probation Violation (2021)
Client had 3 cases pending. They picked up a DWI in 2018 in Dallas County, another DWI in 2019 in Dallas County, and this violated their Assault Probation in Tarrant County. We started with the Assault Probation and originally the State wanted him to go to jail for 60 days. With aggressive negotiation the State agreed to do 5 more days in jail, which he served utilizing labor detail instead of jail time.
For his DWI cases out of Dallas County it was a little bit more tricky. We filed a motion for speedy trial for 2018 case. The judge denied it. Then we filed a motion to suppress and asked for a Trial By Jury, because we did not think the State could prove that the Client was driving. On the day of the motion to suppress, the State acquiesced and agreed to dismiss the 2018 case. We then asked for the 2019 case to be reduced from a Class A MISD to a Class B MISD and they agreed. Ultimately the 2018 DWI was dismissed and the 2019 DWI was Reduced. All in all client avoided enhancement collateral consequences, got a dismissal and avoided jail time.
Assault Family Violence – Dallas (2021)
Dismissed on the day of trial. Client was accused of Assault Family Violence by contact. He had a security license and could not have such a charge on his record. There was a speedy trial filed, and immense pressure on the State to move forward with the case despite the pandemic. On the day of trial, the case was dismissed after the State could not prove it.
Possession of Marijuana – Rockwall (2021)
Dismissed after some persuasion of the State. Client was charged with a Possession of Marijuana. She was not stopped for a good reason by the officer. Unfortunately she had pending warrants, and picked up a DWI case while the case was pending. The State of Texas did not want to dismiss the case because of the new case but after relentless negotiation the case was Dismissed.
Unlawful Carrying of A Weapon (2020)
Dismissed after aggressive negotiation. Client was arrested behind his own house. He was profiled by police after a neighbor called police about a burglary. He was illegally detained in the alleyway of his own home and searched. Officers found a gun and arrested him. After relentless negotiation the case was Dismissed.
Terroristic Threat (2020)
Dismissed after client was accused of threatening a stranger without any evidence. He called police after he was threatened with a weapon and despite this, he was arrested. After strong advocacy, the State Dismissed the case.
Possession of A Controlled Substance: MethAmphetemines (2020)
Dismissed after aggressive negotiation with the State, advocating with the use of speedy trial hearings. Client was able to maintain their job and apply for a promotion.
DWI 2nd (2016)
Jury found client Not Guilty after deliberation. Client made a wrong turn in a state of distress on his way to visit his mother in the hospital. Client admitted to consuming two glasses of wine and was arrested for his second DWI.
Terroristic Threat: Public Servant (2018)
Jury found 17 year old client Not Guilty after deliberation. He was accused of threatening a public servant at his high school. During cross examination, we were able to show that he was a good kid who often made inappropriate jokes at school. A jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.
Terroristic Threat: Family Violence (2019)
Dismissed on the day of trial. Client was a 17 year old boy who was charged with threatening his brother after a heated confrontation.
DWI .13 (2017)
Jury found our client Not Guilty after the Blood evidence was not allowed to be admitted into the trial. Client was driving back home around midnight, and was stopped by Texas Highway Patrol. After deliberation, a jury of his peers found our client Not Guilty
DWI 2nd (2018)
Dismissed on the day of trial after preparing thoroughly to aggressively represent our Client. Client got his first DWI over 5 years ago. He was coming home from a night out and was stopped for speeding. He was arrested and charged with DWI 2nd, and the case was Dismissed on the day of trial.
Client was accused of hitting her ex-husband’s new lover after the new lover attempted to grab her child. After much negotiation, the State agreed to Dismiss the case.
Animal Cruelty (2019)
Dismissed after a Judge granted a motion to suppress based on the officer illegally searching our client’s home. The animal officer stood on our client’s wall and videotaped his property without consent or a warrant.
DWI Score .11 (2020)
Dismissed after the court granted a motion that the State violated the client’s right to a speedy trial. Adwoa Asante filed a speedy trial motion and argued convincingly for the Judge to grant a motion to dismiss the case.
Assault: Family Violence (2020)
Client was charged with assaulting her daughter. After aggressive negotiation with prosecutors, the case was Dismissed.
Manufacture/ Delivery- Intent to Deliver (2020)
Client was charged with a First Degree Drug Case and was facing up to 99 years in prison. He was also charged with a State Jail Felony Drug Case and was facing an additional 2 years in prison. Through rigorous negotiation, we were able to get him 2 years probation after his case was reduced to the lowest felony and his other drug case was Dismissed.
Unlawful Carrying of A Weapon/Resisting Arrest (2020)
After filing a motion to suppress based on police use of Force and an Illegal Search, the State agreed to Dismiss Client’s Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and His Resisting Arrest Charge.
Client case was dismissed after compassionate and dedicated negotiation with the State of Texas.
Aggravated Sexual Assault of A Child (2019)
Second Chair – After deliberation a Jury found our client Not Guilty after he was accused of abusing his step daughter.
Possession of A Dangerous Drug (2019)
Client’s case was dismissed after possessing drugs classified as Dangerous through aggressive negotiation.
Deadly Conduct (2018)
Client was accused of attempting to run her ex-lover’s mistress off the road. After negotiation, the case was Dismissed.
Possession of a Controlled Substance (2018)
Client was accused of possessing Xanax after some drugs were found in his car after he was stopped and searched. After strong negotiation the State agreed to Dismiss the Case.
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Ms. Asante was my representation for some minor charges. It was my first time ever dealing with the justice system and I could not have asked for better representation or a more dedicated attorney! She always took time to update me on my case, explain the process and procedures that were happening so that I understood, and she worked hard towards obtaining a favorable outcome for me. Ms. Asante made me feel seen and visible; I felt like a client and not just another folder to push through as fast as possible. She is an extremely capable and effective professional. My case was dismissed and she immediately began the process to expunge it from my record. I highly recommend her as legal representation should the need arise. She gets the job done!T. C.