Case Results

  • Assaulting a Police Officer - Not Guilty
    Violent Crimes

    After being charged with Assaulting a Police Officer, our client came to the Law Offices of Henderson & Weatherly seeking our legal expertise. The case was heavily litigated and the strategic decision was made to take the case to a trial by Jury. Our client was found Not Guilty of all charges following a lengthy trial after 20 minutes of jury deliberation. Our client then successfully sued the accusing officer in civil court which resulted in a settlement in his favor.

  • Burglary, Aggravated Theft - Not Guilty
    Theft Crimes

    This client came to Henderson & Weatherly professing his innocence after being charged with these very serious offenses that could not only put him in prison for years, but also always have these offenses on his record. He was accused of burglarizing and engaging in Aggravated Theft from his employer. After a trial by jury, the client was found Not Guilty on all counts.

  • Domestic Violence - Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
    Case dismissed with prejudice at state’s costs after forensic expert determined home surveillance footage was tampered with by alleged victim. Our domestic violence attorneys in Cleveland were able to handle the case with experience and dedication to protect our clients' rights.
  • Drug Trafficking - Dismissed
    Drug Crimes

    Client charged with Felony 1 drug trafficking. He was arrested in a sting operation and his vehicle was seized. A plea agreement was worked out in his favor. After he changed his plea, but before he was sentenced, police allegedly found a larger quantity of Methamphetamine in his seized vehicle in a dummy fuse box. Our Client was sentenced on the first case, then charged again with Felony 1 Drug Trafficking. This case was dismissed due to aggressive litigation after the Judge agreed with Henderson & Weatherly that this was a violation of the Double Jeopardy Clause.

  • Fourth OVI - Case Dismissed
    OVI
    2 nd OVI in 6 years, 4 th in lifetime. Case was dismissed after Judge forced to suppress all evidence due to a lack of probable cause for arrest, thanks to the hard work of our OVI lawyers at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly. Defendant picked up another OVI after this case, and chose to not hire our law firm for this case, and was unfortunately convicted. Talk with our expert OVI lawyers to make sure you are defended with the best criminal defense law firm in Cleveland.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter - Not Guilty
    Violent Crimes

    The Law Offices of Henderson & Weatherly represented a female who had previously been convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter and served 6 years in prison for this offense. This law office did not represent her on that case. However, this individual came to Henderson & Weatherly with a new charge of Involuntary Manslaughter (amongst other charges) this time the alleged victim was her own Mother. After a trial by a jury of her peers, this client was rendered a Not Guilty verdict on all counts.

  • Multiple Counts of Disseminating Child Pornography - Reduced to Probation
    Sex Crimes
    Facing over 700 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of Disseminating Child Pornography. Received a sentence of probation after sex crime attorneys Brandon Henderson and Justin Weatherly convinced the judge that prison was not an appropriate sentence.
  • OVI Charge - Not Guilty
    OVI

    A client was charged with a 2 nd OVI / DUI within a six year time period. Henderson & Weatherly was not consulted on the first case. However, after being referred to Henderson & Weatherly for the most recent charge of DUI, this client made the decision to hire us. Henderson & Weatherly was able to have this 2 nd DUI charge amended down to a "zero Point offense", thus significantly decreasing the burden on our clients' insurance bills. Additionally, the reinstatement fee of $475 normally associated with a DUI was thrown out as Henderson & Weatherly was able to successfully argue that an "administrative license suspension appeal" should be granted on legal grounds. Moreover, normally even with a reduction of charges on a DUI, individuals are required to serve the 3 day DIP (Driver Intervention Program) Hotel weekend. Henderson & Weatherly was able to successfully argue that this client did not need to attend said program. Additionally, no license suspension was given. A truly wonderful outcome for the client.

  • Rape & Sexual Assault Charges – Dismissed
    Sex Crimes

    A man was charged with Rape and other various forms of Sexual Assault. He came to Henderson & Weatherly for representation. As a result of the effort of the attorney's at Henderson & Weatherly, the case was ultimately dismissed – clearing the client of all charges and preserving the client's good name.

  • Violent Assault - Not Guilty
    Violent Crimes
    In this case, Henderson & Weatherly flew an Expert Witness in Identification and Memory in to assist in the Jury Trial. Essentially guy was looking at approx 30 years in jail for very violent felonious assaults, etc. went to Jury trial and found Not Guilty on all counts.
  • Rape Accusation – Rape Dismissed
    Sex Crimes

    A young man was accused by his ex-girlfriend of Rape and sexual assault. Before being indicted on said charges, this young man sought the representation of Henderson & Weatherly. Immediately taking action, talking to alleged witnesses, negotiating and overseeing discussion with Detectives, and compiling vast amounts of electronic data, this case was ultimately not pursued by the State of Ohio. This is an example of why getting an aggressive attorney on your team early in the process rather than waiting until after being indicted saves you money, time, and most importantly, freedom in the long run.

  • Theft - Case Dismissed
    Theft Crimes

    Charged with Theft, RSP and Unauthorized use of a MV, all F-5’s. Case dismissed pursuant to res judicata. Case is in the process of being sealed.

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm - Charges Reduced
    Violent Crimes
    Charged with weapons under disability, unlawful possession of a firearm, facing 5 years in prison. Prior to hearing on Motion to Suppress Evidence, the State offered a plea to 1 st degree misdemeanor out of fear that all evidence in the case would be suppressed due to an unlawful search of the client’s vehicle. The client accepted the plea offer and received a small fine and 6 months of probation. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers were able to help protect our clients' freedom and avoid prison time.
  • Multiple Drug Charges - Charges Reduced
    Drug Crimes

    Client was charged in a mutli-count indictment alleging as follows: 3 Counts Possession of Drugs, 3 Counts Drug Trafficking with a Schoolyard specification, 4 Counts Drug Trafficking with a Juvenile Specification, Possession of Criminal Tools, and Assembly / Possession of Chemicals Used to Manufacture a Controlled Substance. After retaining our services, 9 of the 10 Counts were dismissed and the Client pled Guilty to 1 Count of a REDUCED and AMENDED charge and was given One Year of Probation.

  • Multiple Drug Charges - Dismissed; Probation
    Drug Crimes

    1 F-4 – Complicity to Commit a Drug Offense, 1 F5 Complicity to Commit a Drug Offense, These two were dismissed. 1 F4 – Illegal processing of drug documents. She was up against 30 counts felony prescription drug indictment and the case ended with only probation required.

  • OVI - Case Dismissed
    OVI
    1 st offense OVI. Case dismissed by court after all evidence suppressed due to lack of probable cause for arrest, which the OVI lawyers from Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly were able to use as evidence to protect our client.
  • Multiple Charges - Not Guilty
    OVI

    After being charged with 1 count of Obstructing Official Business, 2 Counts of Assault of a Police Officer, 3 Counts of Resisting Arrest, 1 Count of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol ( DUI / OVI ) and Driving Under Suspension, this client made the decision to retain Henderson & Weatherly. All of these charges were taken to trial. After a short period of deliberation, a jury of our clients' peers found him Not Guilty on all charges.

  • Multiple Charges - Not Guilty
    Sex Crimes

    A young man was charged with 2 Counts of Rape – Felonies of the 1 st Degree, and 4 Counts of Sexual Battery – Felonies of the 3 rd Degree. He came to Henderson & Weatherly after news of these alleged crimes were publicized. This young man was accused of these crimes against a young woman roughly his same age. During the litigation of this case, this Clients life was on hold and he was facing 26 years in State Prison. Henderson & Weatherly took the case to a Jury of this clients' peers. A verdict of Not Guilty was returned on all counts.

  • Improper Sexual Conduct with a Minor - Acquitted
    Sex Crimes
    Charged with multiple counts of Improper Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Acquitted of all charged at trial. Our Cleveland sex crimes attorneys were able to point out various forms of evidence in favor of our client to protect their rights and freedom.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter - Acquitted
    Violent Crimes
    Acquitted at trail of all charges. This is a prime example of why it's vital to hire experience criminal defense lawyers to protect your rights!
  • Drug Trafficking - Pending
    Drug Crimes
    Case pending. Charged with Drug Trafficking (F-3) with a one-year firearms spec and CCW. Filed a motion to suppress. Expecting a very positive outcome.
  • Drug Trafficking Charges - Dismissed
    Drug Crimes
    The drug charge attorneys at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly were able to get this case dismissed after suppression granted due to lack of probable cause to search sealed packages in backseat as well as unreasonable length of traffic stop. Case affirmed by the court of appeals.
  • Failure to Pay Child Support - Acquitted
    White Collar Crimes
    Charged with multiple counts of Failure to Pay Child Support. Acquitted at trial. Only known acquittal of such charges at trial during that time.
  • Domestic Violence - Dismissed
    Domestic Violence

    Our client was charged with Domestic Violence after she was accused of arguing and hitting her live-in girlfriend in the face. She contacted the criminal lawyers of HMW Law and we fought the case. This client was very happy as her case was DISMISSED.

  • Domestic Violence - Probation
    Domestic Violence
    Charged with multiple counts of domestic violence, and violating his temporary protective order. Plead to one count of M-4 DCP. Fulfilled his probation obligations. Cases now over.
  • Domestic Violence - Probation
    Domestic Violence
    Charged with DV. Plead to M-4 DCP. Given one year probation, already converted to inactive. Will be eligible for a records seal in 2019.
  • Domestic Violence – Dismissed
    Domestic Violence

    Our client was charged with Domestic Violence after he was accused of hitting his live-in girlfriend and trying to forcefully remove her underpants. He contacted the experienced criminal defense attorneys at HMW Law and after months of fighting this charge, the case was DISMISSED.

  • Domestic Violence – Dismissed
    Domestic Violence

    Husband and Wife were both charged with Domestic Violence after allegations of punching, kicking and even wielding a butcher knife in their residence. The experienced criminal defense attorneys of Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly were consulted and, after months of preparation and analysis, charges were DISMISSED.

  • Domestic Violence – Not Guilty at Trial
    Domestic Violence

    Our client was charged with Domestic Violence and contacted the criminal defense attorneys of Henderson, Mokhtari, & Weatherly. He was accused of shoving his son after a verbal altercation escalated. The experienced criminal lawyers of HMW Law took this case to trial and the client was found Not Guilty of the Domestic Violence.

  • Drug Trafficking - Case Dismissed
    Drug Crimes
    1 st degree Felony Drug Trafficking case dismissed on double jeopardy grounds, confirmed by the 8 th District Court of Appeals. A prime example of the importance to hire experienced criminal defense lawyers from Cleveland.
  • Drug Trafficking - Case Dismissed
    Drug Crimes
    Drug Trafficking case dismissed by the state after the judge suppressed all the evidence in the case. The judge determined that the officers unlawfully initiated a traffic stop upon the client and threw out all the evidence they found in the car after the unlawful traffic stop. Once our Cleveland drug crime attorneys caught this, our client's case was dismissed!
  • Drug Trafficking - Charges Reduced & Avoided Jail Time
    Drug Crimes
    Charged with Drug Trafficking. Prior to hearing on Motion to Dismiss, state offered 1 st degree misdemeanor out of fear that case would be dismissed due to possible tampering of surveillance footage by police after confiscating it from the client. Client agreed to the offer and received a small fine and 6 months of probation. Police ordered to return $30k worth on money and possessions back to the client, thanks to our drug crime attorneys at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly.
  • Drug Trafficking - Conviction Reversed, Reduced Sentence & Released from Prison
    Drug Crimes

    Convicted at trial of Drug Trafficking with prior Attorney. HMW Law hired for appeal. Conviction reversed by 8th District Court of Appeals due to the improper admission of evidence by the trial court. After conviction reversed, sentenced was reduced to time served and client was released from prison.

  • Drug Trafficking - Dismissal of Charges
    Drug Crimes

    Client charged with Drug Trafficking. After a careful analysis of the facts and circumstances of the case, Henderson & Weatherly found violations of the 4 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. All alleged illegal evidence and contraband was deemed inadmissible as evidence due to the fact that the Court granted Henderson & Weatherly's Motion to Suppress the Evidence. The Court correctly agreed with our 4 th Amendment assessment that there was a lack of reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop and/or probable cause for the arrest of our Client. Henderson & Weatherly used this leverage to later receive a dismissal of all charges by the prosecuting attorney. In this case, aggressive pre-trial litigation and strategizing was in the best interest of our Client.

  • Child Endangering - Case Dismissed
    Violent Crimes
    Charged with felony of Child Endangering. Case dismissed by the state after trial commenced due to a lack of evidence which was pointed out by our criminal defense lawyers.
  • Child Endangering - Plea Deal
    Domestic Violence
    Charged with child endangering. Plead to M-4 DCP and given a $250 fine. Case has already been sealed.
  • Conspiracy to Distribute - Pending
    Drug Crimes
    Case pending. Charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine in excess of 15 kilos. Currently drafting a motion to suppress. Very positive outcome expected.
  • Conspiracy to Distribute - Sentence Reduced
    Drug Crimes
    Charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine in federal court after being caught with a duffel bag full of 15 kilos. Facing mandatory 10 year prison sentence. Sentenced to 24 months with credit for time served from the hard work of the best criminal defense lawyers in Cleveland. He will only serve 80% of the time imposed, the last 6-8 months of which to be served in a half-way house near his hometown of Laredo, TX.
  • Domestic Violence - Charges Reduced, Probation
    Domestic Violence
    Charged with F-3 Domestic Violence, plead to M-1 Domestic Violence. Given one year probation.
  • Aggravated Menacing & Assault - Case Dismissed
    Violent Crimes

    Two Counts of Aggravated Menacing and One count of Assault. Case dismissed prior to trial by the State after alleged victims shown to have made false statements to police.

  • Assault - Acquitted
    Violent Crimes

    Charged with Assault. Acquitted at trial due to a lack of evidence. Jury also determined that had she actually committed the assault, she would have been justified by acting in self-defense. Our defense lawyers at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly were able to provide this evidence to the jury to gain favor for our client to protect their freedom.

  • Assault and Domestic Violence - Case Dismissed
    Violent Crimes
    Charged with Felonious Assault and Domestic Violence. Case dismissed prior to trial due to inconsistent statements by the alleged victim therein.
  • Assaulting a Police Officer - Acquitted
    Violent Crimes
    Charged with assaulting a police officer. Acquitted at trial after our team of Cleveland criminal defense attorneys proved that the client was actually the victim of an assault by the officer. The client eventually sued the officer for the assault, a case which settled out of court.