Mr. Kennedy defends violent federal and state crimes in Nevada, California, and throughout the Western United States. Mr. Kennedy’s areas of expertise include federal murder and manslaughter prosecutions, complex federal RICO and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Activity (VICAR) prosecutions, state murder and gang related prosecutions, and countless other federal violent criminal prosecutions. Some of Mr. Kennedy’s successes defending federal and state violent crime prosecutions include:

 

• in 2015, dismissal of federal murder charges in exchange for a 7 year voluntary manslaughter conviction

[United States v. Dooley, 2:13-cr-122-HDM-VPC (Reno)]

 

• in 2015, petty offense assault conviction and six month sentence rather than an assault with a dangerous weapon or intent to commit murder conviction in a prosecution arising from a gunshot to the chest

[United States v. Painter, 3:13-cr-017-LRH-VPC (Reno)]

 

• in 2014, jury trial acquittal of all charges in a Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, death penalty eligible federal murder prosecution

[United States v. Hack, et.al., 2:12-cr-063-PMP-CWH (Las Vegas)]

 

• in 2014, pre-indictment representation in federal grand jury murder investigation with no indictment returned based upon self-defense shown in video surveillance [Putman (Reno)]

 

• in 2014, petty offense conviction and two month sentence in felony domestic assault by habitual offender prosecution

[United States v.Crutcher, 3:12-cr-0097-LRH-WGC (Reno)]

 

• in 2012, dismissal of all federal VICAR murder charges, the RICO conspiracy charges, the drug conspiracy charges, and all VICAR assault charges in a federal death penalty eligible prosecution in exchange for a plea to one VICAR assault count arising from the stabbing of a RICO co-defendant cooperator

[United States v. Sellers, et. al, 2:07-145-KJDPAL (Las Vegas)]

 

• in 2012, petty offense assault conviction and probation sentence rather than an assault with a dangerous weapon or intent to commit murder in a prosecution arising from a stabbing in the chest

[United States v. Roubideaux, 3:10-cr-060-RAM (Reno)]

 

• in 2011, dismissal of all charges in assault with intent to commit murder prosecution

[United States v. Jones, 3:10-cr-002-RCJ-RAM]

 

• in 2009, dismissal of all charges in assault with intent to commit murder and multiple use of a firearm during and in relation to attempt murder in exchange for time served 8 month misprison of felony conviction

[United States v. Jones, 3:09-cr-005-BES-RAM (Reno)]

 

• in 2008, jury trial acquittal of all charges in a federal attempt murder of law enforcement officers prosecution arising from a shoot-out inside Mr. Lantry’s home during the execution of a search warrant

[United States v. Lantry, 3:06-cr-186-LRH-RAM (Reno)]

 

• in 2008, jury trial acquittal of all charges in a federal assault with intent to commit murder prosecution

[United States v. Jones, 3:08-cr-032-LRH-RAM]

 

• in 2006, jury trial judgment of acquittal on all charges for Mr. Regas in the 44 defendant federal prosecution involving an alleged VICAR conspiracy, VICAR assault and related firearm use counts against members of the Hells Angels (and associates) arising from a 2002 incident in Laughlin, Nevada which left 3 dead inside Harrah’s Laughlin casino

[United States v. Regas, et. al., 2:03-cr-542-JCM-PAL (Las Vegas)]

 

• in 2006, dismissal of all state murder and gang related charges for Mr. Regas arising from the 2002 incident between the Hells Angels and Mongols motorcycle clubs which left 3 dead inside inside Harrah’s Laughlin casino

[State of Nevada v. Regas, et. al., 8th Judicial District, Case No. C200642, Dept. No. 17 (Las Vegas)]

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