MBL is never afraid to negotiate but with combined experience of more than 150 federal jury trials we also never have to negotiate out of fear. MBL has built a strong reputation as trial lawyers based on the numerous acquittals over the years. MBL lawyers diligently prepare for trial through preparation of the client in cases where the client testifies, interview of witnesses, review of documents, and filing strategic motions in limine. MBL attorneys personally supervise case investigations and interview witnesses. Motions in limine are pre-trial motions limiting the evidence the prosecutor can introduce as irrelevant, unfairly prejudicial, or otherwise unlawful.
MBL attorney tried the first “Mongul” case in federal court – the defendant was arrested with over 50 defendants. Prosecutor argued that this defendant was a felon in possession of firearm – jury believed KMBL attorney that so-called confession was fabricated by the agent – acquittal.
Client charged with federal assault and battery of INS officer for allegedly trying to run over officer with car. INS officer shot at client, allegedly in self-defense. In order to show INS officer did not fire in self-defense, a MBL attorney sent an investigator to Mexico to locate wheel which had bullet indentations, showing officer fired to stop client from leaving restaurant where working, not trying to run over officer. MBL motion in limine suppressed the client’s post arrest statements so he did not have to testify at trial. The jury returned not guilty verdict in one hour.
Client charged with making false statements on Small Business Administration loan application after business went bankrupt. MBL attorney showed jury and court that SBA motivated to use criminal trial to get criminal restitution judgment to collect loan money, and showed that client did not make materially false statements. Court granted judgment of acquittal.
Client charged with bank robbery. At request of MBL attorney, Court ordered jail to take photos of client, day one, then day three, since client had beard in booking photo, robber was clean shaven, and no beard after 3 days in jail experiment. MBL lawyer filed a motion in limine to preclude government handwriting expert, where exemplar did not match note. Client was acquitted.
Client charged with robbery of a postal carrier and was facing 9 years in jail. MBL motion granted to keep out irrelevant gang and flight evidence. Jury acquitted after two hour deliberation.
Client charged with heroin importing conspiracy, and facing mandatory minimum ten years in prison. Client used false documents to enter the United States, which government claimed were the defendant’s cover to come into the United States illegally with the drugs. A MBL attorney explained documents necessary to enter the country to work, and client did not know about heroin secreted in luggage. Jury acquitted client.
Client charged with interstate possession of stolen property – over $800,000 in valuable stamps. Informant testified against client, but MBL attorney impeached informant and client was acquitted.
Client charged with bank robbery, and government had bank tellers testify that he was robber. But under cross examination by a MBL attorney, one teller broke down and admitted she was not sure he was robber, and admitted she chose him because he was only African American in court room. Court dismissed charges.
Eyewitnesses claimed they saw client make and throw a firebomb into a building which then burned down. Eyewitnesses were fully impeached on cross examination by a MBL attorney and client was acquitted of arson.
Federal law enforcement agents testified that client confessed to participation in conspiracy to import counterfeit goods. Agents were impeached by a MBL attorney. Client acquitted.
Client’s fully recorded confession to taking $25,000 from post office over many months overcome by MBL attorney’s presentation of evidence and witnesses at trial. Client acquitted.
Client acquitted in false statements to government agent case after cross-examination of agents by MBL attorney undermined the government’s version, and the client’s testimony established alternate scenario.
DEA agent’s eyewitness testimony to personally seeing a kilogram of cocaine on client’s dresser table undermined by cross examination by MBL attorney. Client acquitted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Client caught negotiating counterfeit treasury checks acquitted on all charges after MBL attorney presented witnesses and evidence convincing jury client lacked criminal intent.
Informants and cooperators impeached on cross examination by MBL attorney in heroin conspiracy and importation trial. Client acquitted on all charges.
Client was convicted of distributing counterfeit software after being represented at trial by another attorney. Then KMBL files a habeas petition and vacates prior conviction based on ineffective assistance of counsel. Client goes to trial again, this time with a KMBL attorney representing her, and receives an acquittal on all counts.
Client is charged with bank fraud. MBL severs case – lead defendant has his own trial and client has his own trial. In closing argument against lead defendant, prosecutor says client was just a bystander – the lead defendant was responsible for the fraud. MBL files a pre-trial motion to admit the inconsistent statement of the prosecutor from the first trial stating the other defendant was responsible. Acquittal on all counts.
Client is charged with being the leader of a scam to falsify claims against an insurance company. Three co-defendants testify against the client. All three were fully impeached by a MBL attorney. Full acquittal on all counts.
“These cases do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.”
[The client portrayed is an actor and this is a dramatization]