Verdicts and Results

The main factors distinguishing competent and experienced defense counsel from others is (1) knowledge of the law, (2) ability to negotiate effectively and (3) trial experience. The following case summaries are proof of Mr. Ransom’s experience and success defending his clients. In some cases, Mr. Ransom effectively persuaded Prosecutors to withhold filing charges on clients who were under preliminary investigations.

Ultimately, when defendants hire defense counsel, the goal is to (1) prevent charges from being filed, (2) seek dismissals, (3) negotiate downward reductions, (4) prevail at trial, or (4) prevail at sentencing over the Prosecutor’s recommendations to the judge. No matter which direction a particular case goes, Mr. Ransom thoughtfully formulates plans for success. Results matter. He is not a “plea attorney” who accepts unfavorable resolutions. Mr. Ransom is a proactive criminal defense attorney who fights for his clients.

The following summaries are actual cases with results exactly as described. As a disclaimer, however, these results are specific to the facts of each case and therefore should not be taken as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Past results are no guarantee that similar results can be obtained for others.

Hung Jury & Mistrial: Rape in the Second Degree (4 Counts); Indecent Liberties and Unlawful Imprisonment
15-1-001**   2017

Prevailed at Sentencing on Federal Indictment: Aiding & Abetting a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
CR16-03**** 2016

Hung Jury & Dismissal: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
CB-938** 2016

Jury Acquittal: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence & Malicious Mischief Third Degree Domestic Violence
#4Z9623** 2015

Jury Acquittal: Making False Statements to Law Enforcement, Rendering Criminal Assistance Second Degree & Obstructing Police
#4Z9289** 2015

Hung Jury & Dismissal: Child Molestation First Degree
#13-1-012**  2015

Jury Acquittal: Assault Fourth Degree
#4Z8703** 2015

Jury Acquittal: Reckless Endangerment
#4Z230** 2014

Jury Acquittal: Assault Second Degree With A Deadly Weapon
#13-1-001**  2013

Hung Jury and Dismissal: Assault Fourth Degree
#2Z-6010** 2013

Jury Acquittal: Burglary Second Degree
#11-1-010** 2012

Hung Jury and Dismissal: Burglary First Degree
#11-1-011** 2012

Jury Acquittal: Felony Harassment and Possession of Weapon By An Inmate
#12-1-008** 2012

Jury Acquittal: Witness Tampering & Intimidating a Witness
#10-1-000** 2011

Jury Acquittal: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#CB-699** 2011

Jury Acquittal: Reckless Driving
#CB-697** 2011

Jury Acquittal: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI)
#C-7846** 2011

Jury Acquittal: Two Counts Rape of a Child Third Degree
#09-1-005** 2010

Jury Acquittal: Malicious Mischief Third Degree Domestic Violence
#CB-632** 2008

Jury Acquittal: Assault Fourth Degree; Hung Jury on Felony Harassment
#08-1-001** 2008

Jury Acquittal: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence and Interfering 911 Call
#CB-542** 2006

Jury Acquittal: Theft Third Degree
#CB-529** 2006

 

DISMISSALS, REDUCTIONS & FAVORABLE SETTLEMENTS

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree (DV)
#7Z6017** 2017

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#MC329** 2017

Dismissed: Trafficking in Stolen Property First Degree
#16-1-012** 2017

Reduced & Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree With Sexual Motivation
#CB1005** 2017

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree (DV)
#MC328** 2017

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree (DV)
#BUC194**  2017

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree (DV) and Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV)
#7Z228** 2017

Dismissed: Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Lorazepam & Methadone)
#15-1-00***  2017

Dismissed: Felony Harassment
#16-1-014***  2017 

Dismissed: Theft Third Degree
#BUC0175** 2017

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree (DV)
#MC329** 2017

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree (DV) & Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV)
#7Z02154** 2017

Dismissed: Welfare Fraud
#16-1-0059*** 2017

Reduced & Dismissed: Spotlighting Second Degree & Unlawful Hunting of Big Game Second Degree (2 Counts)
#C801** 2017

Dismissed: Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia
#5Z6321** 2017

Dismissed: Disorderly Conduct
#CC098** 2017

Dismissed: Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV)
#CB998** 2017

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#PA1337* 2016

Dismissed: Malicious Mischief Second Degree
#14-1-009*** 2016

Reduced & Dismissed: Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI)
#6Z05627** 2016

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#SC00162** 2016

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#BUC0196**  2016

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence, Malicious Mischief Third Degree Domestic Violence & Malicious Mischief Third Degree
#5Z665** 2016

Dismissed: Kidnapping First Degree, Robbery First Degree, Assault Second Degree
#15-1-014**  2016

Dismissed: Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence & Possession of Heroin
#14-1-012**  2016

Dismissed: Theft Third Degree
#CB-929** 2015

Dismissed: Unlawful Hunting of Big Game Second Degree, Spotlighting Second Degree & Criminal Trespass Second Degree
#CO546** & C0546**  2015

Dismissed: Theft Third Degree
PA-129** 2015

Dismissed: Shoplifting
CB-940** 2015

Dismissed: Robbery First Degree, Attempt, Conspiracy & Theft in the Second Degree & Successfully Changed Jurisdiction from Superior Court to Juvenile Court
#15-1-002**  2015

Dismissed: Nuisance & Littering
#CB-823** & IB-184** 2015

Dismissed: Malicious Mischief Third Degree & Theft Third Degree
#CB-927** 2015

Dismissed: Felony Harassment
#14-1-006**  2015

Dismissed: Failure to Obey a Police Officer, Failure to Comply With Traffic Flagger and
Hit & Run Unattended
#4Z0204** 2015

Dismissed: Hit & Run Unattended
#CB-911** 2015

Dismissed: DUI, Hit & Run Unattended and Driving With Wheels Off Roadway
#5Z2463** & #5Z2463**  2015

Dismissed: Criminal Trespass Second Degree
#5Z308** 2015

Dismissed: Hit & Run Unattended
#SC166** 2015

Dismissed: Felony Theft Second Degree
#14-1-003**  2015

Dismissed: Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
#14-1-014**  2015

Dismissed: Hit & Run Unattended
#4Z5548** 2015

Dismissed: Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence
#14-1-008**  2015

Dismissed: Hit & Run Unattended
#C424**2015

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#4Z9449** 2015

Dismissed: Possession of Marijuana While Under 21 Years of Age
#CB-814** 2015

Dismissed: Malicious Mischief Third Degree & Minor In Possession of Alcohol
#CB-907** 2015

Dismissed: Criminal Trespass First Degree
#AC-526** 2015

Dismissed: Hit & Run Unattended
#CB-918** 2014

Dismissed: Negligent Driving First Degree
#PA-46** 2014

Dismissed: Shoplifting
#CB-917** 2014

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#CB-893** 2014

Dismissed: Burglary First Degree, Assault Second Degree With a Deadly Weapon & Malicious Mischief First Degree
#08-1-005**  2014

Dismissed: Reckless Driving
#4Z5684** 2014

Dismissed: Rape First Degree & Kidnapping First Degree
#14-1-004** 2014

Dismissed: Theft Second Degree
#13-1-004** 2014

Dismissed: Hit and Run Attended Vehicle
#4Z0016** 2014

Dismissed: Reckless Driving & Disorderly Conduct
#CB-814** 2014

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#3Z01560** 2014

Dismissed: Malicious Mischief Third Degree
#4Z02678** 2014

Dismissed: Robbery, Drive-By Shooting & Possession of Firearm
#13-1-007**  2014

Reduced: Rape and Child Molestation to Non-Sex Offenses
#12-1-000**  2014

Dismissed: DUI and Hit & Run
#3Z08242** & 3Z08243** 2014

Dismissed: Communicating With Minor for Immoral Purposes
#11-1-008**  2014

Reduced: Rape Second Degree to Misdemeanor Assault
#11-1-006**  2013

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#C-616** 2013

Dismissed: Theft Third Degree
#C-110** 2013

Dismissed: Hit & Run Attended with Infractions
#3Z2412** & 3Z2412** 2013

Dismissed: Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence
#12-1-013**  2013

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#CB-824**  2013

Dismissed: Minor in Possession of Alcohol
#C7680**  2013

Dismissed: Possession of Cocaine
#3Z0704** 2013

Dismissed: Hit & Run Attended
#CB-816** 2013

Dismissed: Unlawful Aiming/Discharge of Firearm
#2Z0576** 2013

Reduced: Possession of Cocaine to Disorderly Conduct
#13-1-003**  2013

Dismissed: Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence
#11-1-007**  2012

Dismissed: Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence
#12-1-000**  2012

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree & NCOV Domestic Violence
#AC-448** 2012

Dismissed: 13 Counts Trafficking Stolen Property in the First Degree
#11-1-001**  2012

Dismissed: Possession Cocaine With Intent to Deliver
#84-1-000**  2012

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#AC-448** 2012

Dismissed: Hit & Run Attended
#CB-728** 2012

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#CB-770** 2012

Dismissed: Hit & Run Attended
#C-382**  2012

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#CB-780**  2012

Dismissed: Felony Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs
#09-1-001**  2012

Dismissed: Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence
#12-1-006**  2012

Dismissed: Felony Violation of No-Contact Order (2 Counts)
#11-1-009**  2012

Dismissed: Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence
#12-1-003**  2012

Dismissed: Violation of No-Contact order Domestic Violence
#C-74** & #CB-707**  2011

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence
#AC-357** 2011

Dismissed: Felony Robbery & Assault Second Degree
#09-1-008**  2011

Dismissed: Assault, Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer
#AC-432**  2011

Dismissed: Felony Assault Second Degree With A Deadly Weapon
#08-1-001**  2011

Dismissed: Assault Second Degree
#09-1-014**  2011

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#CB-718**  2011

Dismissed: Reckless Driving
#C-767**  2011

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree
#1Z-02470**  2011

Dismissed: Reckless Endangerment & Unlawful Discharge Firearm
#1Z-2791**  2011

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree and Hit & Run Attended
#CB-729**  2011

Dismissed: Boating Under the Influence
#1Z-05528** 2011

Dismissed: Assault Fourth Degree & No-Contact Order Violation Domestic Violence
#1Z-0521** & AC-268**  2010

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