Extensive Experience Meeting Client Expectations
First Degree Assault - Acquitted by Jury
A woman was facing a prison sentence of up to 15 years or more. She was accused of assaulting and seriously injuring a victim. Joe’s ability to collect and present evidence to the jury led to her acquittal of all charges.
Driving While Intoxicated - Acquitted by Jury
A man was charged with Driving Under the Influence and was facing significant penalties, including incarceration. Attorney Garrison took the case to trial in front of a Judge who convicted Client. On the advice of Attorney Garrison, the Client exercised his right to have a Jury Trial. Following trial, the Jury found the Client not guilty.
Driving While Intoxicated - Negotiated to Negligent Driving with no loss of license
A woman was charged with Driving Under the Influence after falling asleep at the wheel. Losing her license would have detrimental consequences to her job and family. Attorney Garrison successfully negotiated a resolution which assured that the Client did not lose her license and kept her job.
Burglary - Acquitted by Jury
A young man accused of burglary faced a significant prison sentence (up to 15 years). Even though the prosecution brought witnesses forward, Joe demonstrated his Client’s innocence to the jury, and the Client was found not guilty.
Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Charge dismissed by Judge during Jury Trial
A man who had been convicted of a felony acquired a gun. Despite considerable evidence against him, Joe successfully presented the case and the Judge dismissed the charge.
Theft - Client Avoids Prison
A man was charged with the theft of tens of thousands of dollars. Shortly before his trial, more charges were brought. Afraid of going to prison, he fled on the eve of his scheduled court date. He secured representation from Attorney Garrison against three felony cases that could have resulted in significant prison sentences. Attorney Garrison’s argument resulted in much less than the maximum sentences and helped his Client avoid prison.
Theft of Firearms - Evidence Suppressed Where Police Acted Illegally and Without a Warrant
A man was charged with the theft of multiple guns. After reviewing all of the evidence in the case, Attorney Garrison moved to suppress the evidence arguing that the police needed a search warrant. The Court agreed, so the State could not use the illegally obtained evidence and the case was later dropped.
Operating after Suspension - Case Dismissed following Legal Argument
A man was charged with driving while having his driving privilege suspended. After reviewing all of the options with the Client, Attorney Garrison took the case to Trial. After the State presented their case, Attorney Garrison convinced the Court to dismiss the charge and a grateful Client was spared potentially life altering consequences.
FAMILY LAW CASES
Mother Protects her Children
When a couple separated without a parenting plan, the children lived primarily with their mother. When the father began fighting for custody, the mother grew concerned that the children would not receive adequate care if taken out of her custody. After a contested hearing, the court agreed with the mother – Joe’s client – and she was granted primary custody of the children.
Domestic Violence Protective Order Granted
Client sought a court order to protect them from domestic violence. Following a lengthy hearing and testimony from both sides, the Court granted Client's request for a protective order.
Family Can Move Forward
Client was brought to Court by a former spouse and his parents. The former spouse was incarcerated. He and his parents wanted contact with the parties' daughter. At a lengthy and contested hearing, Attorney Garrison successfully persuaded the Court to deny both requests for contact.
Successful Defense - Domestic Violence Petition Denied
Plaintiff obtained a temporary order of protection against Client. Client disagreed with the allegations and maintained his innocence. Following a contested hearing, the Petition was denied and Client's rights were fully restored.
LANDLORD / TENANT CASES
Tenant’s Rights Protected
A landlord sued their tenant in District Court. Attorney Garrison moved to dismiss the claim because the landlord had no jurisdiction to make a claim against Joe’s Client. In other words, the landlord sued the wrong party and Attorney Garrison assured his Client was properly protected.
Landlord’s Rights Protected
A tenant was not paying rent and was taking advantage of the landlord. After being served with an eviction notice and speaking with Attorney Garrison, the tenant agreed to leave without the need to go to court.
Local Business Received what it was Owed
A small construction company was being denied payment on services rendered. Following negotiations and despite threats from the purchaser to sue Client, purchaser paid their bill and some of the Client's legal fees.
Small Claims Victory
A Tenant sued Client for money he felt was owed to him in Small Claims Court. On Attorney Garrison's advice, Client counter sued. Following a lengthy litigation process which included several court dates, Client prevailed and won their case.
No Guarantee of Results. Some of the case summaries and reports of past results describe past matters handled for clients of Attorney Garrison; these are meant only to provide information to the public about the activities and experience of Attorney Garrison. They are not meant to be a guarantee that the same or similar results can be obtained in every matter undertaken by Attorney Garrison. You must not assume that a similar result can be obtained in a legal matter of interest to you. The outcome of a particular matter can depend on a variety of factors—including the specific factual and legal circumstances, the ability of opposing counsel, and, often, unexpected developments beyond the control of any client or lawyer.