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No Billed

Sexual Assault

After having consensual sex with his girlfriend, our client was charged with sexual assault of a child — only because their ages were 9 months outside the statutory range. The district attorney’s office wanted to prosecute because they felt the client influenced his girlfriend, but investigation showed that the opposite was the case. This information was presented to the district attorney to provide to the grand jury for consideration, and a Grand Jury ultimately No Billed and declined to indict our client.

Dismissed

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon + Family Violence – State v. K.S.

Our client was charged with Aggravated Assault after allegedly threatening his wife with a knife. The police requested and were granted an emergency protective order that prohibited the client from being around his wife. CPS also investigated and established a family safety plan that prohibited the client from being around his children. An investigation showed the allegations were not true and, after a lengthy negotiation, the prosecutor agreed and No Billed the case. A motion to remove the emergency protective order and safety plan was filed and granted. Case dismissed. Family Intact.

Dismissed

Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Murder, and Riot

We represented the alleged leader of a motorcycle club in Waco following the Twin Peaks incident. Our client was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Murder, and Riot. After all the dust settled, all charges against our client were dismissed.

Dismissed

Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Murder, and Aggravated Assault (x3)

An alleged motorcycle club president was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Murder, and Aggravated Assault (x3), following a bar brawl that resulted in a tragic death. Multiple defendants were charged, in fact the co-defendant went to trial, got convicted, and sentenced to 45 years (without parole). Sellers Law Firm client had all other charges dismissed, and is on deferred probation for aggravated assault. No prison time.

Litigation Win

Family court watchers accused of defamation

Court watchers in family courts were accused by two lawyers of defamation. We represented the court watchers and countersued the lawyers under the Texas Anti-SLAPP statute. The lawyers’ cases were dismissed in two different courts. Court watchers prevailed and won attorneys fees from lawyers who initially sued them.

Litigation Win

Contentious Law Firm partnership dispute

Represented a law firm in a contentious partnership dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud, theft, perjury, and other claims. We countersued and took the case to trial. After we defeated initial claims and won verdicts in favor of our clients on counterclaims, we defended the win on appeal and the Court of Appeals upheld the verdict in favor of our clients. Westfall’s lawyer clients also won attorneys fees from the former partner who sued them.

Dismissed

DWI – Texas v. M.V. (Oct. 2022)

In October of 2022, our client was driving following his birthday party. He was pulled over for failing to signal, and truthfully stated he had drank some beers with dinner. Despite performing well on his sobriety tests, police arrested him for DWI. A breath test would show his BAC was .138. Following a cross examination of the police officer at an ALR hearing, the officer no longer felt there was actually probable cause to our client. The police officer told prosecutors as much, and subsequently our client’s DWI was dismissed. Our client will be eligible to expunge all records of the charge.

Dismissed

Keeping a Gambling Place, Gambling Promotion, and Possessing Gambling Equipment – Texas v. R.P. and P.P. (Mar. 2022)

In March of 2023, two brothers were each charged with Keeping a Gambling Place, Gambling Promotion, and Possessing Gambling Equipment. The brothers owned a local convenience store that had a gambling-type machine which, if won, would give its winners store credit only. Ultimately, our firm was able to arrange a deal where all charges would be dropped following 12 hours community service. Ultimately, the two brothers walked away with no charges and will be eligible to expunge all records of the incident.

Dismissed

Gambling – Texas v. J.G. (Oct. 2022)

In October of 2022, our client was playing poker at a popular local card house. Our client had no reason to believe that the card house was illegitimate, however the establishment was raided by police and our client was charged with illegal Gambling. It was important to our client to maintain his clean record, and ultimately our firm was able to achieve an outright dismissal. The dismissal made him eligible to expunge all records of the charge, allowing him to preserve his spotless record.

Dismissed

Assault on an Elderly Person – Texas v. D.R. (Dec. 2022)

In December of 2022, a Houston resident was celebrating Christmas with her family. An argument ensued amongst family members, fueled by alcohol. The argument spilled out onto the front yard, and a confrontation between our client and her mother became physical. A neighbor called the police and our client was charged with Injury to an Elderly Person, a third degree felony in Texas. Sellers Law Firm was able to negotiate a total dismissal of the case, allowing our client to walk away without a felony or any other conviction. She will also be eligible to expunge all records of the charge.

Dismissed

Assault Family Violence – Texas v. M.S. (Dec. 2022)

In December of 2022, a Burleson businessman was charged with Assault Family Violence following a misunderstanding with his partner. Police were called by a neighbor who saw the two arguing in their front lawn. When police arrived neither party wanted to press charges, however both were arrested and charged with Assault Family Violence, an offense with severe consequences such as losing the privilege to possess a firearm. Sellers Law Firm was able to successfully negotiate a full dismissal of the Assault charges for both parties. Both are also eligible to expunge all records of the incident.

Dismissed

Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and DWI – Texas v. R.M. (Dec. 2022)

In December of 2022, our client was pulled over for swerving and not signaling. He was given field sobriety tests and ultimately arrested for DWI. Officers searched his vehicle and found a Delta 8/9 Vape Pen. Our client was then charged with DWI (with a BAC of .139) and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Sellers Law Firm was able to negotiate a dismissal of the Felony, as well as pleading our client’s DWI to Obstruction of a Highway. Our client will be eligible to expunge the records of the felony and seal the records of the DWI.

Dismissed

Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance – Texas v. J.E. (Oct. 2022)

In October of 2022, a Granbury business owner was unlawfully stopped by police while traveling to a speaking engagement. After an unlawful search of our client’s car, a CBD electronic cigarette was found, which was used to treat anxiety. Our client was arrested and charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, a charge that came with many attendant bond conditions that greatly complicated our client’s life. In December of 2022, Sellers Law Firm was able to successfully negotiate an outright dismissal. Our client will also be eligible to expunge all records of the arrest and charge.

Not Guilty

Capital Murder, Murder, and Manslaughter – Texas v. P.C. (Sept. 2023)

In November 2020, a Dallas business owner was attacked by a mob at a day club. The mob beat the man severely; brass knuckles even cut off part of his ear. The fight went all around the inside of the club, eventually spilling outside as our client tried to escape. An entire crowd of people came out to watch and encourage the beatdown. He somehow managed to get away and to his truck. But they continued advancing on him. Blurry eyed and bloody faced, he shot to protect himself and his passenger, killing two and injuring two others. In September 2023, a Dallas County jury agreed it was justified by the law of self defense, finding him Not Guilty on all counts.

Not Guilty

No Conviction on DWI with BAC test over .15

Our client was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after trying to re-enter his military base. Our client’s blood was taken, and the blood alcohol results came back in excess of 0.17 — over twice the legal limit. The case sat in the courts for over two years as the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office was unwilling to extend a fair offer. Ultimately, Sellers Law Firm was able to reduce our client’s charge from a DWI o/.15 to Obstructing a Highway, a lesser offense that does not result in a DWI conviction. Client faced no additional jail time, probation, or license suspensions, and his charge cannot be used to enhance any potential future DWIs.

Dismissed

Dismissed all charges / Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering over $100 Million

Federal prosecutors charged our client with Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering of over $100 million, for her limited role in a compounding pharmacy operation. Defense investigation revealed she simply had not been the one to transfer money, open accounts, or any of the other overt acts alleged to make her guilty of money laundering. The week before trial, the federal prosecutors dismissed all charges against her.

Not Guilty

Not Guilty DWI-2nd w/ wreck & 0.145 blood test

Client arrested after leaving company’s holiday Christmas party. He was in a new location and trying to get home. Looking at his phone for directions, he ran a red light and hit another vehicle before veering off into a ditch. Defense investigation revealed his blood test had numerous issues, and did not align with his drinking that night. Accidents happen. It took the jury just under 30 minutes to find him Not Guilty of DWI-Repetition.

Not Guilty

Not Guilty DWI w/ 0.16 blood test (Oct. 2022)

Client arrested after 911 caller said he was swerving and almost ran off the road in Southlake. By the time police found him, the client was already parked at a store trying to straighten out plans with a friend via text before driving any further. Officer said he failed all field sobriety tests. After watching closely, the officer deviated and did not give proper instructions — nor did they grade the tests properly. Client actually passed. The blood test result was clearly off based on the client’s behavior. Jury agreed and found Client not guilty of DWI.

Not Guilty

Not Guilty on DWI w/ 0.29 Blood Test

Client stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street by Fort Worth police. Performed field sobriety test but officer said client failed them all. Gave a blood test with a result of a .29. Same blood was later retested with a result of .25. Both results came into evidence before the jury. Jury acquitted client in just over thirty minutes.

Dismissed

Continuous Assault Family Violence

Tagged for a previous assault against his wife two decades ago, his next wife saw to gain advantage in their divorce. After taking a case over from another lawyer, Sellers Law Firm got case dismissed within three weeks of being hired.

No Billed

No Bill, Charges Dismissed

Superintendent of private school in Midland, Texas charged with felony violating the Family Code requirement to report crimes. In a locker room horseplay incident, a student had a bat shoved up his rear end (while fully clothed). Disgruntled parents somehow convinced Midland Police this was a sexual assault, which administration was trying to conceal. Four administrators, including our Client, were “perp-walked” and arrested at the school with media nearby to report. After a multi-month investigation, we submitted our investigation to the Grand Jury, who declined to indict, and all charges were dismissed.

Not Guilty

Not Guilty of Prescription Fraud

Abilene orthodontist charged with prescription fraud in Taylor County. Prosecutors put on evidence of multiple alleged attempts to obtain prescriptions wrongly. Tried case for three days in Taylor county. Jury found Client Not guilty in 35 minutes.

Not Guilty

Not Guilty of Multiple Felonies

Contractor entered into two contracts with an elderly couple to repair and renovate two homes in Tarrant County that were listed as substandard. After our client completed the repairs and renovations of the first home, the city removed the substandard order and granted a certificate of occupancy. Client started renovating the second home but was unable to complete the project (due in part to the elderly couple’s inability to perform their duties under the contract). The couple filed a complaint with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, who indicted Client for for Misapplication of Fiduciary Property under Texas Property Code § 162.006 and Exploitation of an elderly individual. At trial, the judge ordered a Directed Verdict of Not Guilty on the Misapplication, and the Jury found our client Not Guilty on the Exploitation of an elderly individual.

Not Guilty

Not Guilty of Murder

Client lived in a neighborhood surrounded by halfway houses and homeless shelters. While leaving his church with his wife and elderly mother, Client is accosted by a mentally ill homeless man. This was not the first run-in with this man. Client began swinging a large stick at the man, who continued to try to attack him. Client then pulled out his gun and shot the man three times. Prosecutors tried to pile on by showing Client had pulled his gun on multiple people before and even killed someone who had tried to rob his home. Client was acquitted of all charges (Murder, Aggravated Assault, Manslaughter, and Criminally Negligent Homicide) in just over 90 minutes.

Dismissed

DWI DISMISSED—Texas v. F.A. (November 2021)

Pakistani-native who lives in Dallas arrested for DWI. Because of his DACA status, we continued pressing for a trial. After multiple appeals to the Court for violating his right to a speedy trial, the court ultimately agreed. Court dismissed his DWI, and he is able to reapply for DACA status.

Not Guilty

0.176 Blood Test NOT GUILTY—Texas v. E.K. (December 2021)

Fort Worth man accused of DWI after wrecking his car while taking a turn to sharply. Officer said he failed 2/3 field sobriety tests. Client consented to give blood, which came back over twice the limit. Jury found reasonable doubt about accuracy of blood test, found client not guilty in under thirty minutes.

Not Guilty

0.18 Blood Test NOT GUILTY in less than 1 hour — Texas v. —(expunged) (July 2021)

Client charged w/ DWI after falling asleep in Whataburger drive through. On Halloween, dressed as Scooby Doo, client gets out and does field sobriety tests. Officer says he fails, arrests him for DWI, and gets a warrant to draw blood. Blood test result was 0.18. Jury did not believe the blood test, and found client not guilty in under one hour.

Not Guilty

NOT GUILTY DWI — Texas v. B.R. (Apr. 2021)

Hood County DWI: Client who had severe back and leg issues from years of working as a personal trainer stopped on the square in Granbury for failing to signal a turn. Officer claimed he failed all field sobriety tests, even though not a candidate due to injuries. Also said he blew a .10 on a portable breath test. Jury found client not guilty in under one hour.

Not Guilty

NOT GUILTY DWI—State v. A.K. (Feb. 2022)

Hood County teacher charged with DWI. Client was pulled over on the side of the road, using her phone, in the rain. Police pulled up and began a DWI investigation. Officers never asked her whether she had any injuries making her not a candidate for field sobriety tests. Client had been in serious car accident prior to this incident, had toes amputated, and had been in hospital for nearly six months. Even though officers testified she failed the tests, jury found client Not Guilty in under 90 minutes.

Dismissed

DWI Dismissed — State v. A.B. (Jan. 2022)

Client stopped by Colleyville Police, claiming he failed to maintain a single lane. After being stopped, Officer asked client to do field sobriety tests, concluding he failed them all. Client gave blood test, which was over the limit. Client charged with both DWI and Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon. Both cases dismissed, and gun returned to client.

Secured 6-month sentence

Federal bank and wire fraud investigation – USA v. S.R. (Jan 2022)

Client facing 30 years in prison for bank fraud and wire fraud in massive car dealership fraud scheme. After defense investigation revealed he knew little, if anything, we negotiated a plea wherein the client was offered misprision of a felony, and ultimately sentenced to only six months in a federal camp. Sellers Law Firm filed lengthy objections to the federal judge’s $40 million restitution order. After sentencing, the client appealed. In August 2023, the Fifth Circuit reversed the restitution order and remanded the case for a new hearing on restitution.

Not Guilty

Gambling Charges Dismissed — Texas v. F.M. (December 2021)

Client charged with various gambling offenses, including keeping a gambling place. Defense investigation revealed this was not true. Client had multiple defenses, including officers were simply wrong about gambling occurring. Set the case for trial, and prosecution dismissed on the Friday before Monday trial was set to begin.

Not Guilty

NOT GUILTY OF MURDER — Texas v. D.W. (December 2021)

CEO of oil company charged with murder of a police officer in Midland County. Officer and trainee opened client’s front door twice in the middle of the night. Investigation revealed they were acting upon faulty alarm information—the alarm company mistakenly sent a burglary call to their home. No alarm went off. No burglary was in progress. Midland County Jury found client justified in using self defense under the castle doctrine, and found him NOT GUILTY in 90 minutes.

Not Guilty

Murder charge dismissed by Texas Attorney General

Wife accused of murdering her husband. Case was ultimately prosecuted by the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Defense investigation showed client was truthful when she said she was defending herself from another unwanted attack in her own home, and was justified in using deadly force to defend herself

Not Guilty

All felonies dismissed.

Client given time-served on misdemeanor marijuana conviction; All cars and property returned to client (and almost all of the cash). Search warrant run on client’s house where police seized over 7,000 grams of THC oil, over five pounds of marijuana, and other controlled substances. Client charged with 1st Degree Felony manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Police also seized two vehicles, all televisions, computers, other personal belongings, and over $30,000.00 in cash. We filed a motion to suppress, arguing the search warrant failed to state probable cause.

Not Guilty

Two counts of aggravated assault – CASE DISMISSED!

State v. L.J. – Our client was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon for allegedly attacking his girlfriend and her brother with a knife. Our defense investigation successfully proved the client was actually attacked first by the brother and that our client acted in self-defense. We presented the proof from our investigation to the prosecutor and both cases were dismissed.

Not Guilty

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon – NOT GUILTY

State v. K.P. – Our client was charged with Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon after his girlfriend accused him of hitting her with his car. Our pre-indictment in-house investigation showed the girlfriend’s story was greatly exaggerated and inconsistent. Prosecutor agreed but only reduced the case pre-indictment to misdemeanor Reckless Conduct. We took the case to trial and the jury found him not guilty.

Not Guilty

Jury Found Client Not Guilty on ALL Charges

Jury Found Client Not Guilty on ALL Charges (Continuous Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Sexual Assault, and Indecency with a Child) Client, who had just started his job as a jailer in Dallas County, was accused of continuously having sexual contact with his then 6-year old stepdaughter. After the 10:30 PM Friday night verdict, one juror stayed after to tell us that not only had we “proven” a reasonable doubt, but that he thought it was proven more likely than not that Grandma had planted these false memories in her granddaughter’s head because of her hatred of our client. We could not have done this without the help of our expert witness on false memory and forensic interviewing, Dr. Aaron Pierce.

Not Guilty

Oct 02, 2019 — 0.129 Blood Test – Not Guilty in 45 Minutes

Ellis County business owner accused of DWI. Prosecution introduced blood test showing he had a 0.12 BAC. Prosecution blood expert agreed on cross examination she could not say whether client was over .08 while driving. After defense expert testified about the many failings of the DPS Lab in Waco that tested the blood, the jury found client Not Guilty in under an hour. Arrest record expunged.

Not Guilty

Barratry Charges Dismissed!

Attorney client charged with Barratry (illegally soliciting clients). Faced possible prison sentence and losing law license. Lengthy defense investigation, and tons of research and consultation with experts, revealed no crime had actually been committed, and client was innocent. Even though defendant in an associated case pled to 4 years in prison, we convinced Prosecutor to dismiss the charge completely.

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