C.M. v. State (2012) - APPEAL - CONVICTION REVERSED (ACQUITTED AFTER RE-TRIAL)
Client was found guilty of Attempted Armed Robbery, Burglary and False Imprisonment following a jury trial. Ms. Blend argued on appeal that the Trial Judge had made a procedural error warranting the reversal of her client's convictions. The Court of Appeals agreed. Her client's conviction and 20 year prison sentence were REVERSED.
State v. M.W. (2013) - NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT - CHILD MOLESTATION CASE
Client was charged with three counts of Child Molestation after accusations of sexual abuse were made by his
former step-daughter. After Ms. Blend's thorough cross-examination of the alleged victim, the jury was convinced her
story was not credible. Her client was found NOT GUILTY on each count.
State v. A.B. (2013) - THREE COUNTS OF ARMED ROBBERY DISMISSED
Client was charged with three counts of Armed Robbery. Following Ms. Blend's cross-examination of the Lead Detective at the preliminary hearing, all counts were dismissed by the Magistrate Judge finding the State had no probable cause to continue with the prosecution of her client's case.
State v. E.K. (2013) - DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES DISMISSED
Client was charged with three counts of Felony Drug Possession. After reviewing the State's evidence, Ms. Blend filed a Motion to Suppress based upon the illegal stop and search of her client's vehicle. The Assistant District Attorney agreed that Ms. Blend's Motion should be granted. The charges were dismissed prior to the suppression hearing.
State v. W.R. (2013) - CREDIT CARD FRAUD CHARGES DISMISSED
Client was charged with four counts of Credit Card Fraud. Following Ms. Blend's questioning of the arresting officer at the preliminary hearing, all counts were dismissed and her client was released from jail.
State v. D.M. (2012) - ARMED ROBBERY CHARGE DISMISSED
Client was charged with participating in the Armed Robbery of a retail store. After Ms. Blend's review of the State's discovery, she was able to identify weaknesses in the case against her client. After a lengthy, face-to-face meeting with the prosecutor, the State dismissed the case.
State v. S.W. (2014) - NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT - RAPE & AGGRAVTED ASSAULT CASE
Client was charged with one count of Rape, two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Aggravated Battery. Following Ms. Blend's cross-examination of the victim, sexual assault nurse, and the lead detective, the jury found too many inconsistencies in the State's evidence to convict her client of any felony offenses. He was found guilty of misdemeanor Battery and placed on probation for 12 months.
State v. C.M. (2014) - NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT FOLLOWING REVERSAL OF 1ST CONVICTION
Client was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault and False Imprisonment. After Ms. Blend successfully appealed her client's conviction and 20 year prison sentence, the case was re-tried. Ms. Blend convinced the jury that her client was not a willing participant in any of the alleged crimes. Her client was found NOT GUILTY on each count.