Case Successes

State of Texas vs O.F., Sexual Assault - 2nd offense
O.F. was charged with sexual assault. It was alleged that O.F. forced his way into the complainant's apartment and forced the complainant to have sexual intercourse with him. Due to it being a second offense, if found guilty, the punishment was automatic life in prison. After a careful investigation by Andrew Preece, and despite the complainant wanting to proceed, the case was dismissed.

State of Texas vs C.R.
C.R. was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. C.R. was alleged to have met the complainant, a 14 year old minor, online. It was alleged that he drove from San Antonio to Del Rio, Texas, where he met the complainant and had sexual intercourse with her. Despite the complainant's parents wanting a significant prison sentence, Andrew Preece worked out a plea bargain where C.R. received deferred adjudication and received no felony conviction.

State of Texas vs H.K.
H.K. was charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threat. It was alleged that H.K. had made threats to kill the complainant. Later that weekend, it was alleged that H.K. ran the complainant over with his vehicle. After a full investigation, Andrew Preece was able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor assault with the terroristic threat case dismissed.

STATE V. I.S., Injury to a child
The Defendant was residing with her daughter-in-law and grandson. Both took the child to the doctor for a routine checkup. The doctor noticed bruising and scarring consistent with abuse and contacted the authorities. The daughter in law claimed that she did not cause the injuries to her child and that it must have been the Defendant. As a result, the Defendant was arrested, charged and indicted. I.S. faced up to 10 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. An investigation by Andrew Preece showed that the daughter in law had an extensive history of drug use and assaultive behavior. Witnesses were uncovered who claimed that the daughter in law was abusive and neglectful towards her child. It was also uncovered that, after the allegations were made, when the daughter in law moved to Kansas, child protective services investigated the daughter in law for abuse and neglect and removed the child from her care. Upon tendering this information to the State, and listening to the agreements of Andrew Preece, the State of Texas dismissed the case against I.S. the day of trial.

STATE V. T.J., Injury to a disabled person
T.J. was traveling on the interstate with her husband and sister-in-law, who was disabled and confined to a wheelchair. It was alleged that an argument began between T.J. and her sister and a physical altercation began. The car was pulled over to the side of the road, where T.J. allegedly exited the vehicle, pulled her sister out of the car, threw her to the ground, knelt on top of her, and began to strike her with her fist. The sister in law had injuries to her arm, wrist, hand, face, eye, neck, and back. Two other drivers stopped and gave statements that they witnessed the incident. T.J. was with a third degree felony with a range of punishment of a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 10 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. T.J. was also Canadian citizen and would have faced deportation proceedings. Despite two witnesses available to testify for the State, upon the agreements of Andrew Preece, the State of Texas dismissed the charges against T.J. the day of trial.

STATE V. P.W., Assault
P.W. was accused of assaulting her daughter by slapping and hitting her with her hand. Despite injuries consistent with an assault and a witness who was at the scene, Andrew Preece was able to get the case dismissed.

STATE V. L.W., Possession of a controlled substance-habitual
L.W. was accused of being in possession of cocaine. Due to his extensive criminal history, including two prior prison trips, L.W. was charged as a habitual offender making his range of punishment a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 20 years. Andrew Preece was able to work a plea bargain where the State of Texas agreed to drop the punishment enhancement and L.W. agreed to a sentence of 8 months.

STATE V. N.P., Aggravated robbery / burglary of habitation
N.P. was accused of breaking into the home of a ex-business partner, assaulting both the partner and his wife, and stealing property from their home. N.P. was identified by the victim. N.P. tendered to the police an alibi witness stating that N.P. was with him at his residence the date and time this crime took place. It was determined that the alibi witness was not truthful and the alibi proved to be inconsistent with other facts. Despite an identification, motive, and no alibi, Andrew Preece convinced the State to dismiss all charges against N.P.

STATE V. M.F., Driving while Intoxicated
M.F. was pulled over leaving a bar in early morning hours for a traffic violation. The officer stated he smelt a strong odor of alcohol on M.F.’s breath. The officer asked M.F. to preform the field sobriety tests, which M.F. refused. M.F. maintained his innocence and the case went to trial. At trial, Andrew Preece got the Officer to admit, during cross examination, that there was a video of the stop and of his conversation with M.F. at the scene. He further admitted that he reviewed the tape and, after reviewing it, decided not to submit it into evidence. Instead the tape was destroyed. After this admission, the State dismissed the case and the jury was excused.

STATE V. O.J., Criminal Mischief
O.J. was a twenty year old college student. He was accused of going to a college party, getting intoxicated, grabbing a baseball bat, and damaging another party goers truck by striking it numerous times with the bat. Two witnesses allegedly saw O.J. commit the offense and numerous witnesses placed him at the party. O.J claimed to not have been at the party and stated he was not in Bexar County at the time of the offense. Andrew Preece was retained as O.J.’s attorney and the case proceeded to trial. The day of jury selection, Andrew Preece convinced the State to dismiss the case.

STATE V. O.W., Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
O.W. was driving in Bexar County when the car next to him cut in front of him. O.W. followed the car to a stop, got out of his car, and confronted the driver. A verbal altercation ensued. O.W. pulled out a pair of brass knuckles with spikes. He then struck the other driver in the face with the knuckles numerous times causing severe injuries. O.W. was charged and faced 5 years to life in prison, O.W. admitted to committing the offense and wished to work out a plea deal with the State. Andrew Preece had the DA agreed a lower charge and that the Judge would determine the punishment, not to exceed 8 years in prison. At sentencing, based upon the arguments of Andrew Preece, the Judge sentenced O.W. to three years in TDC with credit for the time he had already served. With that time accounted for, O.W. was released within a month.

STATE V. A.W., Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
A.W. was accused of sexual assaulting his 14 year old sister-in-law. He was charged with a second degree felony and faced up to twenty years in prison. A.W. also faced life time registration as a sex offender. Andrew Preece negotiated the charge down to an injury to a child charge, which carried no sex offender registration, and had the State agree to two years deferred adjudication probation, which resulted in no felony conviction.

STATE V. M.P., Murder
M.P. was a twenty year old who was accused of a variety of charges, which included two murder charges, two aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and three aggravated robbery charges. Due to his criminal history, he faced twenty five years to life on each case. M.P. confessed to one murder and desired to work out a deal that would allow him the possibility of being released at some point. A deal was reached where he would plea to one murder and one aggravated robbery with the other charges being dismissed. An agreement was reached for 45 years on both cases, to be run together, making him eligible for parole at 42 years old.

STATE V. M.T., Aggravated Robbery
M.T. was accused of walking in to a bank, walking to a teller, handing her a note saying he had a gun and to give him all the money she had. The State had a video surveillance tape showing the incident. Due to his criminal history, he was facing 15 years to life in prison. Due to being on surveillance, M.T. desired to enter a plea. A deal was reached where the State would drop the punishment enhancement and cap his punishment at 12 years. At sentencing, after agreements and testimony, the Judge lowered the punishment to ten years with credit for the time he already served.

STATE V. C.C., Evading arrest
C.C. was driving to work at 1:30 am when a SAPD officer attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. C.C. did not immediately pull over and continued to drive, with the officer behind him with siren and light, for approximately two more miles. When he eventually stopped, marijuana residue was found in the vehicle. After conferring with the State, Andrew Preece received a dismissal for C.C.’s evading arrest case.