Notable Cases & Victories
Jonathan Gann, a former member of the Texas National Guard, was sentenced to 24 months of probation in federal court. Mr. Gann had pleaded guilty to taking part in a criminal conspiracy that defrauded TRICARE of over $8 million in healthcare benefits. Working with his attorneys and investigators, Mr. Gann was able to provide details of how the scheme worked and the roles of other co-defendants.
Daniel & Halstead obtained a full dismissal of all criminal charges against a woman accused of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The defense team was able to provide evidence of prior incidents of abuse by her boyfriend to show that their client acted in self-defense.
A Kendall County jury took only 8 minutes to return a not guilty verdict against a South Texas man accused of driving while intoxicated. Attorneys with the firm of Daniel & Halstead were able to ask serious questions about the evidence and thoroughness of the DWI investigation by the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.
A young woman accused of Harassment of a Public Servant in connection with a disturbance at a local apartment complex had her charges dismissed by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Daniel & Halstead was able to negotiate a resolution of her case that resulted in a dismissal which will allow the client to have the charge expunged from her record without any lasting negative consequences.
A 47-year-old Live Oak man had all charges against him dropped by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. The man had been indicted for two second degree felonies – Sexaul Assault of a Child and Prohibited Sexual Contact. At the request of the defense, further investigation by prosecutors with the District Attorney’s Office called into question the truthfulness of the allegations against the man.
A Bexar County grandmother who had been accused by her daughter-in-law of sexually assaulting her granddaughter saw all charges against her dropped. The defense team of Daniel & Halstead was able to point out numerous inconsistencies in the evidence that had been missed by investigators when evaluating their case. After reconsidering the evidence the State agreed that the case should be dismissed.
Ricky Hilbrich of Yorktown, Texas was sentenced to 24 months of probation in federal court for the Western District of Texas. When initially contacted by postal inspectors, Mr. Hilbrich was cooperative and took responsibility for his poor judgment. Mr. Hilbrich’s offense stemmed from financial hardships for his family brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. At his sentencing Mr. Hilbrich apologized to the court for his actions.
A San Antonio man who had been charged with Online Solicitation of a Minor and who was facing up to 10 years in prison received four years deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. The man engaged in an online conversation with an undercover Kerr County Sheriff’s Office investigator who held herself out to be a 15-year-old high school student. The man traveled from San Antonio to Kerrville to meet the girl and was subsequently arrested by authorities when he arrived. The plea agreement means that the client will not have a felony conviction on his record.
A UTSA student accused of discharging a pistol at a employees of a Helotes area auto repair shop had his charges dismissed pursuant to a pretrial diversion agreement with Bexar County prosecutors. The student had been accused of firing 15 rounds towards the repair shop and its employees. He was detained without incident by Helotes police at a local convenience store shortly after the shooting. The defense was able to provide evidence in support of extenuation and mitigation and convince prosecutors that dismissing the indictment was the most appropriate outcome for the case.
A jury took approximately four hours to find an Atascosa County man not guilty of sexually assaulting his daughter. Jurors rejected the claim that the man engaged in inappropriate conduct with his daughter during a custodial visit. The man’s wife and other children all expressed their relief that the jury reached the correct verdict in the case. Woodrow Halstead and co-counsel Libby Wiedermann of the Law Office of Libby L. Wiedermann tried the case.
A Bexar County jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the trial of a 49-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter for more than 10 years. Judge Jefferson Moore declared a mistrial when jurors told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked. As a result of the mistrial and after reconsidering the evidence in the case, the Bexar County District Attorney dismissed all charges against the man. Woodrow Halstead and Doug Daniel tried the case for the law firm.
Middle school teacher accused of Indecency with a Child and having an Inappropriate Student/Educator Relationship has all charges dismissed.
A local middle school teacher had all charges against him dismissed after attorneys from the firm of Daniel & Halsted were able to provide evidence to prosecutors that called into question the credibility of the student making accusations. Evidence showed the complaining witness had previously made unfounded allegations against other adults and had a history of behavioral health issues that undermined her credibility.
The Daniel & Halstead defense team expertly defended Dawson Fuller, a young man accused of multiple felonies with penalties harsh enough to keep Dawson in prison for over 50 years. Former university student gets probation (The Kerrville Daily Times)
Military veteran Justin Jaloway avoids much longer prison sentence thanks to the Daniel & Halstead defense team. Through their efforts they were able to get 10 felonies and 2 misdemeanor charges dismissed. Among the many charges dismissed were drug possession, driving while intoxicated, driving without a license, and property theft.
Thomas Gene Riddle pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of his mother’s fiancé. The Daniel & Halstead defense team was instrumental in getting the court to accept the plea.
Student will serve deferred adjudication for multiple counts of the charge of “unlawful restraint under 17 years of age”.