Gun Charge -
Client was charged with Deadly conduct with a firearm. After a hearing
on a motion to suppress evidence the Judge found that officers did not
have probable cause to arrest the client for deadly conduct and excluded
the firearm and statements taken after the illegal arrest. The State dismissed
the case for lack of evidence.
Interfering With Public Duties -
On the day of trial prosecutors filed dismissal of all charges for insufficient
evidence after being provided with case law by defense attorney Larry
Bloomquist indicated that conduct of the client was protected free speech
under the 1
Amendment and the penal code provision, and that in order to obtain a
conviction they must prove a physical act that interfered with the police officers.
Bexar County jury found a local woman "not Guilty" of assault
after a 2 day jury trial. Defense Attorney Larry Bloomquist argued that
the woman was acting in self-defense when she struck another woman. He
also pointed out the poor police investigation as police failed to get
witness statements or contact information from any of the several witnesses
to the event.
Child Abuse -
Client was a worker in a juvenile detention center and was charged with
abusing a juvenile in his care by slamming him on the floor while applying
a restraint hold. A bench trial was held in front of a Judge. Mr. Bloomquist
cross examined the lead investigator pointing out that the investigator
failed to interview five eyewitness to the event even though the investigator
felt it was important to interview all available witnesses. Mr. Bloomquist
went on to attack the investigator's evaluation of the videotape of
the incident pointing out that the investigator had no formal training
in the restraint techniques and was therefore unqualified to render an
opinion on them, the Judge agreed. In his findings the Judge sided with
the Defense and found that the State had failed in its burden of proof
and that in his opinion no abuse occurred.
Resisting Arrest -
Client was awaiting trial on the charge of resisting arrest and after several
months he fired his previous attorney and hired our office. Mr. Bloomquist
reviewed the case and went to speak with the prosecutor and after pointing
out several pieces of evidence, the prosecutor agreed that the client
did not resist arrest and dismissed the charge after less than 2 months of work.
Felony Drug Charges -
Client was pulled over and arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.
Officers claimed to have seen client dropped the cocaine to the ground.
A female that was present at the scene had several rocks of cocaine found
in her bra, but was not arrested. In preparing the case, Mr. Bloomquist
questioned the reason the female was not charged, and could get no satisfactory
answer, he also pointed out that the police had no video of the stop and
it was reasonable to believe the female had dropped the cocaine. The prosecutors
dismissed all charges.
Client was arrested and charged with Assault family violence, he was already
on probation for Driving while Intoxicated and a motion to revoke his
probation had been filed. Prosecutors originally refused to dismiss the
Assault charges, Mr. Bloomquist filed a motion for speedy trial, and set
the case for trial. On the day of trial prosecutors dissmissed the assault
charges. In a seperate court Mr. Bloomquist got the client back into compliance
with his probation, he convinced the prosecutors and probation department
to change their recomendations to revoke the client and after a brief
hearing the judge agreed to continue the client on probation with no jail time.
Felony Theft -
Client was arrested and charged with Felony Theft, prior to indictment
Mr. Bloomquist was able to show the District Attorney's handling the
case that the search of the client's home that recovered stolen property
was illegal. Officers had entered the home without a warrant, and without
the consent of the client. The complaint and all charges dismissed.
Felony Drug Posession -
Client was a Mexican National and a lawful permanent resident of the United
States (Green Card) but not a citizen. He was arrested for felony possession
of cocaine and driving while intoxicated. A conviction for felony drug
possession would lead to probable deportation, and inability to become
a U.S. citizen. Client feared being deported and could not sleep. Mr.
Bloomquist negotiated with prosecutors to dismiss the felony drug charge
and let the client plead no contest to the DWI, he is on probation and
avoided jail time.
Aggravated Assault -
Client came in after arrest for 3 counts of Aggravated Assault; client
struck 3 people with a shovel as they took property belonging to client.
Mr. Bloomquist had several discussions with prosecutors presenting our
defense of property argument. The prosecutors agreed and declined to file charges.