Not Guilty Verdicts In Tucson

There is probably no better way to assess a criminal defense lawyer than to look at his or her trial results.  Many lawyers talk a lot about their various qualifications — they have won awards, they have had speaking engagements or taught classes, they have a stellar academic background, or they have had many years of experience — but in the eyes of a jury, none of this matters.  Jurors don’t know where the attorneys went to school or what kinds of awards they’ve won, they just listen to the evidence and the arguments and then deliver a verdict.  They are either persuaded or not.  If you are charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who has proven his or her ability to persuade jurors and win trials. Many lawyers prefer to stay out of the courtroom and very rarely go to trial.  At Leonardo Law Offices, we take pride in providing you with an aggressive criminal defense.  We make every effort to resolve cases prior to trial where it is appropriate and beneficial to our clients.  However, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial when it is in our client’s best interest to do so.  We have taken many cases to trial and have had many good results.  The following cases are some of Nathan Leonardo’s not guilty verdicts in Tucson and elsewhere in Southern Arizona:

Tucson City Court TR 16062003:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 16-609359:

  • One Count: Domestic Violence/Assault (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 1 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Tucson City Court TR 16036703 & TR 16044692:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on count one, HUNG JURY (5-1 for NOT GUILTY) on second count, which was then DISMISSED

Marana Municipal Court CR 20160486:

  • One Count: Domestic Violence/Interfering With Judicial Proceedings (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Marana Municipal Court CR 20160195:

  • One Count: Domestic Violence/Interfering With Judicial Proceedings (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 14-418054:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Tucson City Court TR 15007776:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 15-502922:

  • Three Counts: Domestic Violence/Assault; Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct; Refusal to Allow Emergency Call (Misdemeanors)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 15-501045:

  • Three Counts: Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct x2; Domestic Violence/Criminal Damage (Misdemeanors)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts, guilty of one lesser included offense, non-domestic violence Disorderly Conduct (on Appeal)

Pima County Justice Court CR 15-502156:

  • One Count Domestic Violence/Assault (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Cochise County Superior Court CR 201300696:

  • 11 Counts: Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (Meth) For Sale; Attempt to Possess Meth For Sale; Unlawful Wire or Electronic Communication to Commit a Drug Offense; Conspiracy to Transport Meth For Sale; Attempt to Transport Meth For Sale; Tampering With Evidence; Possession of Meth; Three Counts of Possession of Meth Paraphernalia; Possession of a Deadly Weapon During a Drug Offense
  • Sentencing Exposure: Over 30 years in prison
  • Plea Offer: Mandatory 3.5 years in prison
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: Unlawful Wire/Electronic Communication Charge DISMISSED Prior to Trial; Weapons Charge DISMISSED at Trial; NOT GUILTY of all remaining charges except one count of paraphernalia and tampering with evidence
  • Final Disposition: 9 Months and probation

Pima County Superior Court CR 20142567-001:

  • Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Four Counts of Possessing a Deadly Weapon During a Felony Drug Offense, Paraphernalia, Money Laundering
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 3 – 12.5 years in prison, possible sentence of over 30 years
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY of Possession for Sale and all Deadly Weapon counts, guilty of Money Laundering, Paraphernalia and Simple Possession (mandatory probation)
  • Final Disposition: PROBATION

Pima County Justice Court CR 13-080847:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Tucson City Court TR 13125296:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 13-044236:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI (Marijuana)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 12-2100092:

  • One Count Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Sexual Motivation Allegation)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail, possible sex offender registration
  • Jury Trial #1
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY
  • Jury Trial #2
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court  CR 12-219041:

  • 40 Counts Dangerous Dog, 5 Counts Dog at Large,  3 Counts Leash Law
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: 38 counts dismissed prior to trial, NOT GUILTY on all remaining counts

Pima County Justice Court  TR 12-045219:

  • Three Counts Misdemeanor DUI & Extreme DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court  TR 10-068250:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Federal District Court CR 12-0612:

  • One Count Attempted Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation
  • Sentencing Range: 100 to 125 months in prison
  • Plea Offer: 63 – 78 months in prison
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court TR 10-054185:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial #1
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on (A)(1) charge, Guilty on (A)(2) charge
  • Appeal: Conviction on (A)(2) charge VACATED
  • Jury Trial #2
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on remaining (A)(2) charge

Pima County Justice Court CR 11-118684:

  • One Count Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Superior Court CR 20110593:

  • One Count Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 7 – 21 years in prison
  • State initially refused to offer a plea bargain
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY of Manslaughter, jury hung on Negligent Homicide
  • Final Disposition: Client accepted Non-Dangerous Negligent Homicide plea offer and sentenced to PROBATION

Pima County Superior Court CR 20103978:

  • Several Felony Counts: First Degree Murder (death caused by motor vehicle accident while fleeing law enforcement and transporting drugs)
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory life to natural life in prison
  • State initially refused to offer a plea bargain
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY on First Degree Murder, NOT GUILTY of Endangerment, guilty on remaining charges
  • Final Disposition: Client accepted Manslaughter plea and sentenced to 13.5 years

Pima County Superior Court CR 20110916-002:

  • Sale of Narcotic Drug (2 Counts); Transportation of Narcotic Drug for Sale; Possession w/Intent to Distribute; Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Possessor; Allegation of 2 Prior Felony Convictions, Allegation of Committing Offense While on Probation
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 10.5 – 35 years in prison
  • State initially refused to offer plea bargain
  • Jury Trial #1
  • Verdict: MISTRIAL declared due to prosecutor error
  • Jury Trial #2
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY on all counts
  • Final Disposition: Client accepted Solicitation plea, sentenced to 1.5 years prison (basically time served)

Pima County Superior Court CR 20100933:

  • Molestation (2 Counts – different victims alleged); Sexual Conduct with a Minor Under 15; All Counts Alleged as                                 Dangerous Crimes Against Children
  • Sentencing Exposure: Mandatory 33 – 75 years in prison
  • Plea Offer: 10 – 15 years in prison
  • Jury Trial #1
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY on all counts
  • Jury Trial #2
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY of Counts 1 & 3, HUNG JURY on Count 2
  • Final Disposition: Only remaining count (Count 2) DISMISSED with prejudice

Pima County Superior Court CR 20101460:

  • Molestation, Sexual Conduct with a Minor Under 15 (2 Counts), Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Three Counts                                         Sexual Abuse (3 Counts), All Counts Alleged as Dangerous Crimes Against Children
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory  46 – 130.5 years in prison
  • Original Plea Offer: 10 – 39 years prison, followed by lifetime probation
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY on all counts
  • Final Disposition: Client accepted plea to Aggravated Assault on a Minor, a Class 6 Felony, sentenced to PROBATION

Pima County Justice Court CR 11-101609:

  • One Count Domestic Violence/Assault (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court CR 10-018891:

  • One Count Domestic Violence/False Imprisonment (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court CR 10-019133:

  • Domestic Violence/Assault; Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanors)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY of all counts

Tucson City Court CR 10032140:

  • Criminal Trespass (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 30 days jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court TR 10-051376:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 10-008154:

  • Criminal Damage (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court CR 09-920799:

  • Domestic Violence/Assault, Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanors)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months in jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY of all counts

Federal District Court CR 10-0804:

  • Assault on a Federal Officer, Prior Convictions Alleged
  • Sentencing Range: 37 – 46 months in prison, consecutive to current sentence
  • Plea Offer: 27 months in prison, consecutive to current sentence
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY on all counts
  • Final Disposition: DISMISSED with prejudice

Pima County Superior Court CR 20074048:

  • Several Felony and Misdemeanor Counts: Aggravated Assault, Deadly Weapon / Dangerous Instrument (client in automobile accident causing serious physical injury while allegedly DUI), Criminal Damage, Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 5 – 15 years in prison
  • Final Plea Offer: 4 months in prison and 4 years of probation
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Superior Court CR 20091667-001:

  • Felony Child Abuse
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 3.75 years in prison
  • Plea Offer: Probation available felony
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: HUNG JURY
  • Final Disposition: Client accepted plea to MISDEMEANOR, sentenced to PROBATION

Pima County Justice Court CR 09-916885:

  • Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court TR 09010538:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Justice Court CR 09-915647:

  • Domestic Violence/Assault (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months in jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court CR 09-906913:

  • Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County justice Court CR 08-826043:

  • Domestic Violence/Interfering w/Judicial Proceeding (Misdemeanor)
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Bench Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Pima County Justice Court TR 08006407:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts

Pima County Superior Court CR 20072135:

  • First Degree Hindering Prosecution (Two Counts), Allegation of Prior Felony Conviction
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 1 – 3.75 years in prison
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY of all counts

Pima County Superior Court CR 20040386:

  • Two Counts Aggravated DUI (with two prior Aggravated DUI convictions alleged)
  • Sentencing Range: Mandatory 6 to 15 years in prison
  • Final Plea Offer: 10 to 15 years in prison (not much of a bargain)
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all felony counts, guilty of lesser included Misdemeanor DUI
  • Final Disposition: Client sentenced to time served

Tucson City Court TR 5088615:

  • Two Counts Misdemeanor DUI
  • Sentencing Range: Up to 6 months jail
  • Jury Trial
  • Verdict: NOT GUILTY on all counts