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ALL THREE COUNTS DISMISSED PRIOR TO TRIAL
Chris represented R.K. in Superior court, in August of 2017, on three counts of Child Molestation in the first degree, where he was initially successful at arguing during the arraignment that the state did not have probable cause for one of the three counts against his client. He was then able to successfully negotiate with the state an outright dismissal of all charges against his client.
JURY FINDS MR. SIMS CLIENT NOT GUILTY
Chris in August of 2017, Represented A.P. in Municipal Court on one count of Domestic Violence Violation of a No Contact Order. The City presented evidence by and through the investigating officer and the complaining witness that my client had intentionally called my client in clear violation of the no contact order. Mr. Sims was able to get the witnesses to admit that the call was never answered and presented his own evidence that the call was an accidental "butt dial." The jury came back with a verdict of Not Guilty.
CLIENT ACCUSED OF A FELONY SEX OFFENSE FOUND NOT GUILTY!
Chris represented D.S. in May of 2017, in Superior court on one count of Indecent Liberties. The State presented evidence to the jury that his client had pulled out his penis while providing a massage to a client and placed it in the persons hand. The state had four witnesses testify against D.S. including the investigating officer. Mr. Sims was able to present evidence to the contrary and successfully argued that it was an impossibility and the jury agreed and came back with a verdict of Not Guilty.
CASE DISMISSED AFTER TRIAL
Chris represented T.S. in August 2016, on one count of Assault 4 in District court. The state presented Video evidence to the jury that showed T.S. had strangled the alleged victim and then threw him to the ground where he was held down for over 1 minute and 10 seconds in a choke hold sleeper hold. Mr. Sims then presented evidence that the alleged victim had started the fight and was the primary aggressor when the jury deliberated for 4 hours and five of the six jurors said T.S. was not guilty and were hopelessly deadlocked. The state had a choice to retry the case but instead decided not to continue to pursue the case and the case was dismissed with prejudice.
NOT GUILTY OF HIT AND RUN!
In July 2013, Chris Sims represented J.A. at Jury Trial on one count of Hit and Run Unattended in Municipal Court. The prosecution alleged that J.A. has knowingly backed into his neighbor’s car and drove off without notifying the neighbors. The prosecution had video of the incident as well as had the neighbor and investigating officer testify. The city even argued that the defense didn't want the jury to see the video. Chris was able to successfully argue to the jury using the city’s own video that we did want the jury to not only watch the video but then successfully argued that the video exonerated his client and that J.A. had backed out and then in the ordinary course J.A. had pulled away not realizing he had hit the neighbor’s car. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.
COUNT 1 DISMISSED ON DEFENSE MOTION PRIOR TO TRIAL AND THEN JURY FINDS CLIENT NOT GUILTY ON THE TWO REMAINING COUNTS!
In October 2015, Chris Sims represented B.R. who was initially charged with three separate charges. Chris was able to obtain a dismissal of count three, Unlawful Display of a Weapon, via a pretrial motion. Chris then went on to represent B.R. at Jury Trial on one count of Assault Domestic Violence and one count of Harassment Domestic Violence in Municipal Court. The prosecution alleged at trial that during an argument over property, B.R. had made a threat amounting to harassment, after having pulled out a knife and telling his wife that he was going to make her his victim. In addition to the threat, the prosecution alleged that B.R. had then assaulted his wife by grabbing a piece of property, which they wrestled over, and during this process pushing her on top of their five gallon water bottles where he continued the assault, grabbing and squeezing her hands, and then after she had gotten up, that B.R. then tried to pull her purse off her shoulder. The defense position was that B.R. acted lawfully in protecting his property persuant it to defense of property defense and that the B.R. had not made any such threat or made any other efforts of an assault. The prosecution witnesses included the alleged victim and the two investigating police officer. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on both counts.
A.R. NOT GUILTY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!
In September 2015, Chris represented A.R. at a Jury Trial on one count of Assault Domestic Violence in Municipal Court. The prosecution alleged that A.R. assaulted his girlfriend by grabbing her arms, pulling her down on the couch and punching her in the face. The defense position was that A.R. acted in self defense. The prosecution witnesses included the alleged victim, another alleged eyewitness to the event, and the investigating police officer. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.