Each client’s case presents unique facts. Past results do not guarantee future success.

Charge(s)
Child Molestation

Result
Acquitted

Date
2019

Where
Snohomish County Superior

What Happened?
Client was facing multiple counts of Child Molestation and accused by two alleged victims. Case proceeded to trial and the jury acquitted on all counts.

Charge(s)
Child Molestation 2, Child Molestation 3

Result
Acquitted

Date
2021

Where
Pierce County Superior

What Happened?
Client was charged with Child Molestation 2 and Child Molestation 3. Case proceeded to trial and jury acquitted.

Charge(s)
Rape 2

Result
No Jail Time

Date
2020

Where
King County Superior

What Happened?
Client charged w/ Rape 2 facing prison and registration as a sex offender. Entered a plea to Assault 4 SM, no jail time, no registration.

Charge(s)
Rape 3rd

Result
Reduced charge to Assault 4 Sexual Misconduct

Date
2021

Where
Kitsap County Superior/Kitsap District

What Happened?
Client was charged with Rape 3rd Degree which carries max of five years and $10,000 fine.  The state reduced the charged to Assault 4 SM (gross misdemeanor-which sent it down to Kitsap District Court) with 18 month SOC after demonstration that alleged victim had stated to our witnesses that she had been raped by at least two other people.  Plus psychosexual evaluation found no risk factors.

Charge(s)
Sexual Harassment

Result
Dismissed, No Contact Order Rescinded

Date
2020

Where
Department of the Navy, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judicial Northwest Judicial Circuit

What Happened?
Navy client was charged with sexual harassment which is a violation under Article 92 or Article 128 UCMJ which could result in anything from jail to minor administrative action.   At Naval Captain’s Mast , the Vindicate attorney presented a case that demonstrated it was a he-said-she-said situation and impossible to know who harassed whom.  All allegations dismissed and no contact order rescinded and Navy client still doing outstanding job and climbing the ranks.

Charge(s)
Making a False or Misleading Statement to a Public Servant

Result
Negotiated Global Resolution

Date
2021

Where
Thurston County District

What Happened?
The Attorney General’s Office charged Vindicate’s client with two counts of Making A False Or Misleading Statement to a Public Servant which is a gross misdemeanor, and each count carries a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. The Criminal Prosecutor and L & I wanted over $72,000 in restitution. (Concurrently there was an open L&I appeals case for which she had different counsel.)  The cases resolved with a negotiated global resolution that included a one-year SOC where client had absolutely no conditions beyond cashing the $14,000+ check that L&I was determined to owe her.  Honestly, it was a true collaboration with the L&I attorney!

Charge(s)
Multicount Child Rape/Child Molestation

Result
Cases Dismissed

Date
2021

Where
King County Superior

What Happened?
Client was facing life in prison. Defense prepared for trial. State moved to dismiss all counts.

Charge(s)
Leading Organized Crime, Trafficking & Stolen Property in 1st Degree

Result
No Jail Time

Date
2019

Where
Pierce County Superior

What Happened?
Multiple co-defendent case – with our client accused of being the lead organizer of the crimes charged. Client faced a prison sentence of 77 – 102 months as charged. Vindicate Attorney negotiated a plea deal with prosecutors. Client was granted FOSA (Family Offender Sentencing Alternative). All jail time was suspended.

Charge(s)
Indecent Liberties

Result
No Jail Time – Case sealed in 12 months

Date
2019

Where
Island County Juvenile

What Happened?
Client was originally charged with a felony that would have required our client to register as a sex offender. After negotiations, Vindicate Attorney obtained a plea deal resulting in no jail time, no sex offender registry and the case will be automatically sealed in 12 months.

Charge(s)
Sexual Exploitation

Result
Dismissal after diversion program

Date
2019

Where
Seattle Municipal

What Happened?
Client is a civilian employee of the DOD and conviction would have ruined his career. Vindicate attorney obtained a diversion agreement on behalf of his client so that once he completes online courses and community service, his case will be dismissed.

Charge(s)
Rape of Child 2nd Degree, Child molestation 2nd Degree, Rape of a Child 3rd Degree, Child Molestation 3rd Degree

Result
Not Guilty – Full Acquittal

Date
2019

Where
Tacoma

What Happened?
Charged with four felony sex offense counts of Rape of Child and Child Molestation. Client was facing life in prison. Vindicate Attorney took the case to trial, which lasted about 3 weeks and obtained a full acquittal of all counts.

Charge(s)
Rape 2nd, Attempted Rape 2nd

Result
Plead guilty to lesser charge: Assault 2

Date
2019

Where
Pierce County Superior

What Happened?
Client was accused of rape at a party with witnesses. Client voluntarily spoke with the police about the details of that night prior to retaining counsel. Regardless, Vindicate Attorney was able to secure a plea deal dismissing the charges of rape and for a guilty plea of Assault 2. Client was sentenced to 6-month sentence (same as co-defendant) and 18 months of community custody.

Charge(s)
Rape of Child and Child Molestation 2

Result
Dismissed

Date
2019

Where
Pierce County Superior

What Happened?
Client was facing 20 years of prison time. Vindicate Attorney secured a dismissal during trial.

Charge(s)
Dealing in Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct 1st Degree, Possession of Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct 1 Degree, Extortion 2nd degree

Result
Prevented client from being charged as an adult. Plea deal: Sex offender program in juvenile court that will ultimately be sealed from the public. 103 days of jail time.

Date
2019

Where
Juvenile Court (Rural County)

What Happened?
The highest prosecutor of the county aggressively attempted to charge our client as an adult. Vindicate Attorney was able to successfully win the hearing that determined our client would be charged as a juvenile; not an adult. This was a huge success, as he was facing 15 years of registering as a sex offender and prison time. As a juvenile, client entered into a sex offender program in juvenile court that will ultimately be sealed from the public.

Charge(s)
Arson in the First Degree, Witness tampering

Result
Not guilty

Date
2019

Where
King County Superior

What Happened?
Client was accused of maliciously causing a fire/explosion damaging real property and facing 12 years in prison. Vindicate Attorney took this case to trial, which lasted approximately 2 weeks. We were able to successfully prevent client from serving multiple years in prison.

Charge(s)
Child molestation

Result
Dismissed

Date
2019

Where
Kitsap County Superior

What Happened?
Client was falsely charged with molesting a 13-year-old. Prosecutors had physical evidence and reports to counselor. Vindicate Attorney was able to get the case dismissed.

Charge(s)
Assault 4 Domestic Violence

Result
Dismissed

Date
2018

Where
Lakewood

What Happened?
Client was ex-military. When over seas, client’s wife lied to the police about “beating her”. Vindicate took the case to trial because client did not want this DV attached to his record. Case was successfully dismissed.

Charge(s)
Assault 4 Domestic Violence

Result
Dismissal after diversion program

Date
2018

Where
Lacey

What Happened?
Worked with the prosecutor and was able to secure a diversion agreement. Once the client successfully completes the terms of the agreement, the case is then dismissed.

Charge(s)
Assault 4 Sexual Misconduct

Result
No deportation. Jail time of 179 days versus 364 days.

Date
2018

Where
Seattle

What Happened?
In this case, the client’s biggest fear was deportation. Client did not want to go to trial and was at risk for deportation because of this charge. Client had multiple attorneys prior to hiring Vindicate. We worked with prosecutors and were able to obtain a plea that eliminated the risk of deportation.

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