Tim has tried over 50 trials to verdict and has gained acquittals in state and federal court. Although each case is different and he cannot predict or guarantee the outcome of your case, here are some examples of Tim’s verdicts in successful trials where the government would not offer a favorable plea offer during the plea bargaining stage of the case.
Tim obtained a not guilty verdict in a mail fraud trial in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of California on August 22, 2014. In 2003, he had a federal court indictment dismissed after he filed a motion to suppress five illegally seized assault weapons.
Tim obtained a not guilty verdict in a Possession for Sales of Marijuana and Cultivation of Marijuana trial in Contra Costa County, California on November 22, 2013. He also hung a jury in another Contra Costa case with a client who had an expired medical marijuana recommendation, 20 pounds of dried marijuana buds, 73 marijuana plants, $60,000 which was returned by the court after a successful asset forfeiture hearing, a bullet-proof vest, ammunition, and high-capacity magazines for an assault rifle.
Due to an extremely unusual conversion of circumstances, Tim tried three murder cases in one year, one of which was a double homicide in 2012 in Alameda County, and he obtained not guilty verdicts in the other two cases in Vallejo, and Fairfield, California. Tim was so dedicated to his client that he was prepared to go to jail rather than be forced to trial unprepared in the double homicide. He was found in contempt of court in Alameda County for refusing to go to trial unprepared in April and was ordered to spend five days in jail and pay $2,500 in penalties. The judge’s order was reversed by the First District Court of Appeal in California.
Tim has also excels in felony assault cases where he has obtained not guilty verdicts in two trials in October 2012. The jury acquitted the client during the first felony assault with a deadly weapon charge in October 26, 2012, but convicted him of a misdemeanor. The second felony assault and torture trial acquittal on all charges was in October 26, 2012 even though the client’s conduct was on video.
Tim hung the jury after his first solo murder trial in Vallejo, CA in 2002, and after the second trial, the client was acquitted. He has also convinced another jury that another client was not guilty of murder and the jury acquitted him of murder and convicted him manslaughter. In Vallejo, CA, in late 2008, Tim obtained a mistrial in a murder case which resulted in a substantially reduced plea bargain. He was able to negotiate an eight year sentence in an all-girl thrill kill homicide in San Francisco.