An Attorney Who Gets Results
If you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney. David von Wiegandt has been defending clients against criminal charges for 10 years.
The case: Client was pulled over and found with 81 pills of opiates. Charged with a B felony, facing 8-12 years.
The results: Counsel was able to convince the district attorney that the opiates were for personal use, and the felony was dropped to a misdemeanor.
The case: The client was pulled over and police discovered cocaine, marijuana, and a pill bottle full of ecstasy. Client was charged with a B felony, facing 8-12 years, among other charges. Client was also on bond at the time for another charge.
The results: Counsel was able to convince the ADA that the drugs were for personal use, and the charge was dropped to simple possession. The bond on the other charge was not revoked, as client went to drug treatment.
The case: The client was found with a large amount of a substance that tested positive for heroin and charged with a B felony, carrying 8-12 years. Client was adamant it was not heroin.
The results: Counsel was able to have the substance tested by an independent lab in another state, and client was correct that it was not heroin, and the charge was dropped.
Broadway-Public Intoxication, Resisting, Disorderly Conduct, Assault
The case: People visit Broadway in Downtown Nashville all the time and have too much to drink or get roofied. They get kicked out of bars and allegedly assault bouncers and others. They resist arrest, and they even assault officers.
The results: Counsel is usually able to get these cases dismissed after clients take a class, do community service, or go through some sort of drug and alcohol treatment.
The case: Counsel has represented countless clients facing marijuana charges. Clients have the anxiety of worrying about going to jail.
The results: Counsel has been successful in taking away that anxiety by assuring clients they are not going to jail, and eventually working out a deal where the case is dismissed outright or after doing a class or community service.
The case: Client was pulled over by an officer that client had bumped into at a gas station and had a conversation with. Client left and police officer followed. Police pulled over client and client submitted a blood test, which registered over 0.2, which requires 7 days in jail.
The results: Counsel was able to show that officer did not follow protocol in submitted the breathalyzer, and that the officer lied about the encounter at the gas station by showing the video of the encounter to the district attorney. DUI was dropped to reckless endangerment, requiring no jail time.
The case: Counsel has represented countless clients facing a DUI 2nd, requiring 45 days in jail.
The results: Counsel has been successful in working out creative deals to drop the charge to a DUI 1st or Reckless driving/endangerment in order to prevent 45 days in jail.
The case: Counsel has represented countless clients facing a DUI 3rd, requiring 120 days in jail.
The results: Counsel has been successful in working out creative deals to drop the charge to a DUI 2nd, DUI 1st or Reckless driving/endangerment in order to prevent 120 days in jail.
Domestic Assault and Aggravated Assault
The case: Counsel has represented countless clients facing a misdemeanor, or a felony domestic assault involving strangulation, a deadly weapon, or serious bodily injury. Clients are in fear of going to jail for a long time.
The results: Counsel has been successful in taking away that anxiety by assuring clients they are not going to jail, and eventually working out a deal where the client only has to do probation, or the case is dismissed outright after doing a class.
The case: Counsel has represented countless clients facing theft charges after allegations of shoplifting, or stealing from a person.
The results: Counsel has been successful in working out deals to have the charges dropped after completing classes or community service.
The case: Client was charged with one count of felony theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft. Client’s offer was dropped to a misdemeanor, but he had to serve 45 days in jail. Client would have lost his job, dog and apartment if he went to jail for 45 days. Counsel advised client not to take the deal and to go in front of the judge and ask for mercy.
The results: Judge was sympathetic to client’s story and gave him no jail time, just probation.
First Degree Murder
The case: Client was charged with first degree murder in a drive-by shooting. Client was in the car with two friends. He was the driver, and the passenger was the alleged shooter. Client and the back seat passenger both confessed after being grilled and coerced for hours by detectives. Our attorney was able to verify client’s alibi and obtain surveillance video of all of the locations that the client visited before, during, and after the homicide
The results: Case was dismissed, despite the two confessions, before even going to trial. Client spent only two weeks in jail.
Attempted First Degree Murder
The case: Client was charged with first degree murder when he was in an abandoned building. Three officers went inside to arrest him for trespassing when he fired shots. He was facing around 100 years if convicted.
The results: Client was found guilty of only aggravated assault carrying 3 to 6 years.
The case: Client was charged with carjacking after the victim circled his picture in a lineup. He was seen in the vicinity of the stolen car, and had been in the car with friends. However, our client adamantly denied the carjacking. Our attorney was able to get an expert to verify that his phone was connected to a wireless router in an entirely different city during the incident. Our attorney was also able to figure out the password for client’s Instagram account to obtain videos of client in different locations before and during the incident.
The results: Carjacking case was dismissed, and client only had to plead to joyriding for being in a stolen car.
The case: Client was charged with aggravated robbery, facing 8-12 years on prison, without the possibility of probation. The alleged victim and client were just starting a relationship. Alleged victim drove his car to a place directed by client, and was then robbed by two males. Client was also robbed. Alleged victim believed client set it up and told stated that client actually got out of the car, left, and came back with the two males. Client’s story was completely different.
The results: Counsel was able to work with client in developing evidence and witnesses to prove that the alleged victim was lying, and the case was dropped without going to trial.
The case: Counsel has handled several of the following cases: Girlfriend accused client of rape in an order of protection after a breakup. Our attorney was able to meet with client and develop evidence from text messages and social media to show the allegations were false.
The results: The Judge dismissed the rape allegations as false.