FIREARMS PROSECUTIONS

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Mr. Kennedy defends federal firearms prosecutions in Nevada, California, and throughout the Western United States. To successfully defend the myriad of criminal prosecutions regarding firearm possession and dealing restrictions, particularly in federal court, any criminal defense lawyer you hire must combine extensive pre-trial motions practice with trial investigations, preparation and performance.

Mr. Kennedy has a long track record of success in using criminal pretrial motion practice, together with trial investigation and trial skills, to obtain dismissals in federal firearm prosecutions. Among Mr. Kennedy’s successes pre-trial or post-trial are the following:

 

  • United States v. Evanoff, CR-–-00-002-ECR-RAM (Reno) (dismissal of all charges on district court granting motion to dismiss for lack of predicate felony conviction in firearm prosecution)

 

  • United States v. Smart, CR-N-00-093-HDM-VPC (Reno) (dismissal of all charges on district court granting motion to dismiss for lack of predicate felony conviction in firearm prosecution)

 

  • United States v. Powers, CR-N-00-048-DWH-RAM (Reno) (11 to 1 for acquittal in false statements firearm purchases prosecution) (dismissal of all charges following mistrial)

 

  • United States v. Zambrano, CR-N-00-100-DWH-VPC (Reno) (dismissal of all charges following the district court granting motion to suppress for 5th amendment violation + fruits in firearm prosecution)

 

  • United States v. Orth, CR-N-01-033-DWH-VPC (Reno) (dismissal of all charges on eve of trial, based upon defense trial investigation and preparation together with evidentiary motions limiting admissible evidence in firearms/shooting prosecution)

 

  • United States v. Skuban, CR-N-01-115-ECR-RAM (Reno) (dismissal of all charges based upon district court granting motion to dismiss for lack of predicate domestic violence misdemeanor conviction in domestic violence misdemeanor in possession of a firearm prosecution)

 

  • United States v. Laskie, CR-S-99-345-JBR-RLH (Las Vegas) [conviction reversed in 258 F.3d 1047 (9th Cir. 2001) based upon “set aside” of prior felony conviction is felon-in-possession prosecution]

 

  • United States v. Duncan, CR-N-00-056-ECR-VPC (Reno) (dismissal of all charges in felon-in-possession and stolen firearm prosecution pursuant to negotiations regarding 5th amendment motion issues and petit policy in favor of a state misdemeanor illegal carrying a concealed weapon disposition)

 

  • United States v. Crabtree, Jr., CR-N-00-168-DWH-RAM (Reno) (7 to 5 for acquittal in felon-in-possession and sawed off shotgun prosecution)(dismissal of all charges following mistrial on eve of second trial)

 

  • United States v. Spriggs, CR-N-00-054-HDM-RAM (Reno) (dismissal of all charges on the eve of trial in unlawful drug user in possession of explosives and firearms prosecution, based on defense trial investigation and preparation and pretrial motions to suppress)

 

  • United States v. Bradshaw, CR-N-01-161-DWH-RAM (Reno) (dismissal of all charges rather than proceed to trial in felon in possession prosecution, based on defense trial investigation/preparation and pretrial motion to dismiss)

 

  • United States v. Sowell, CR-N-00-150-DWH-VPC (Reno) (dismissal of all charges rather than proceed to trial in felon-in-possession prosecution, based on defense trial investigation/preparation and pretrial motion to dismiss)

 

  • United States v. Boineau, 3:02-373-HDM-RAM (Reno) (dismissal of all charges rather than proceed to trial in firearms prosecution, based on defense trial investigation/preparation and pretrial motion to dismiss)

 

  • United States v. Fraizer, 3:02-52--DWH-VPC (Reno) (dismissal of all charges rather than proceed to trial in firearms prosecution, based on defense trial investigation/preparation)

 

  • United States v. Jarrell, 3:02-146-cr-DWH-RAM (Reno) (dismissal of all charges rather than proceed to trial in false statement firearm purchase prosecution, based on defense investigation and preparation and 5th amendment motion to suppress which government conceded)

 

  • United States v. Lewis, 2:03-cr-382-JCM-RJJ (Las Vegas) (dismissal of all charges in felon-in-possession prosecution) (motion to suppress granted for 4th and 5th amendment violations)

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