Case Results

Conaway & Strickler prides itself not only in the diversity of the types of cases it takes on but also on the fact that we do not constrain ourselves to jurisdictional boundaries. We have ample experience practicing in state court as well as federal courts across the country. A few examples of The Firm’s work as one of the top criminal defense firms in the nation are:

  • State of Georgia v. H.J.: Our client was indicted on  six counts of sexually related charges. Our defense focused on alibi evidence for one alleged incident and contradictory statements from the prosecution’s witnesses, including the alleged victim. After three days of testimony, the jury deliberated for only two hours before finding our client not guilty of each and every charge.
  • United States v. C.J.: The government investigated our client for alleged kickbacks totaling nearly $4,000,000.00. After extensive investigation and negotiation with the government, our client was still facing a sentence of approximately four to five years. The Firm prepared an extensive sentencing memorandum showing our client’s strong family and community ties, remarkable volunteer and community service work, childhood trauma, and lack of any prior criminal history. Upon reviewing this evidence and hearing from multiple witnesses on our client’s behalf, the Judge appropriately sentenced our client to only a year and a day in custody.
  • State of Georgia v. S.P.: Our client was accused of falsifying records and stealing from her employer. This resulted in her being charged with computer trespass, a felony in the State of Georgia punishable by up to fifteen years in prison. Despite a contentious case with all parties pointing fingers at each other, the Firm was able to negotiate with the prosecutor and get the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor with the client receiving 12 months’ probation.
  • The Case of L.N.: Our client, formerly employed by a Fortune 500 company, was accused by his employer of downloading proprietary information from the company, which could have resulted in felony Computer Trespass charges. After several meetings and negotiations with the company’s top officers and legal counsel, the company declined to pursue charges against our client.
  • The Case of F.J.: F.J. hired the Firm following an unexpected visit by law enforcement at his home where agents searched and seized his electronics. By intervening early and cooperating with authorities, we were able to persuade the GBI not to pursue charges in a “Romeo and Juliet” online chat inquiry which could have put our client in prison for 10 to 15 years.
  • State of Georgia v. T.N.: T.N. was charged after allegedly chatting online with an underage girl. The client was facing two to fifteen years in prison. While the client was already represented by counsel, he met with us to seek a second opinion and hired us weeks before a scheduled plea. Upon reviewing the sexting case, we were able to refer the client for extensive evaluations and counseling that showed undiagnosed learning disorders and furthered our argument that the client lacked the requisite knowledge and intent to commit the crime. Despite the voluminous mitigating circumstances we presented to the prosecutor, the state was still unwilling to offer anything less than two years imprisonment. We presented his case to the Judge, arguing that any term of imprisonment would be an unduly harsh punishment under the circumstances. The Judge agreed and the client was granted probation.
  • State of Georgia v. D.B.: A seemingly minor traffic stop led to felony charges for possession of a Schedule II ADHD medication without a prescription. After meeting with the client, a college student, and referring him for evaluation, it was determined he indeed suffered with mental illness for which he’d sought out medication without going to a doctor. We were able to present these unique circumstances to the prosecutor, negotiate for the client to be admitted into the pretrial diversion program, and the charges were eventually dropped.
  • USA v P.S.: Client faced a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison for sexting, but after arguments, the Judge sentenced client to a year and a day.
  • The Case of N.C.: Clients hired us after execution of a search warrant at their business. We immediately began working with investigators and prosecutors while also working with the client to craft and better explain the correct narrative for the inquiry. By doing so, we were able to divert a healthcare fraud prosecution from the criminal investigation division to the civil investigation division. Upon production of voluminous records, the government conceded that only a small portion of the records may have been missing some checks and balances, and clients were able to pay a small fine and continue their business without further interruption and completely avoid any criminal charges.
  • State v. H.D.: Client was charged with a crime that would have forced him to be on the sex offender registry. We navigated a difficult family situation to come to a resolution that protected all parties. We convinced the prosecutor to re-indict the client with a charge that would keep client off the registry and allow for a sentence of probation.
  • A real estate developer under federal investigation for bank and tax fraud. The Firm conducted an internal compliance audit on behalf of the client and convinced the federal prosecutor to drop the investigation without an arrest.
  • A federal employee under federal investigation for possession of child pornography. The Firm conducted an independent forensic audit of the client’s computers and Internet searches and convinced the prosecutor to drop the investigation against the client without an arrest.
  • A corporate sales manager charged with wire and bank fraud from a Fortune 500 company. The client took responsibility for his actions in court and the Firm convinced the judge to give the client probation and house arrest over objections from the federal prosecutor who wanted prison time.
  • A businessman, facing federal drug trafficking charges, who had fled the country but wanted to return the United States. The Firm worked with representatives from the FBI, ICE and the United States Attorney’s Office to provide safe travel for the client back to the United States. No charges were ever brought against the client and the client was never arrested.
  • An office manager accused of defrauding her company’s clients. The Firm gained access to government’s case prior to discovery, and then convinced the prosecutors not to charge or arrest their client.
  • A yachtsman charged with international gun running by the nation of Singapore (where the punishment for gun running is public hanging.) The Firm coordinated with local counsel in Singapore and the yachtsman was released not only without ever being arrested, but the Singapore authorities returned the client his firearms.
  • A Lebanese professional living in the United States facing extradition to France. The Firm coordinated the client’s defense with local counsel in Paris and the extradition request by France was dismissed.
  • A college student charged with rape. The Firm completed a forensic investigation into the accusations, including having his client undertake a polygraph examination, and convinced the police that the rape accusation was baseless and the police dropped the investigation.
  • A marketing and accounting consultant accused of aggravated sodomy and rape. The Firm completed a forensic audit of the social communications between his client and the alleged victim and presented this evidence to the detective in charge of the sex crimes unit who dismissed the case without arresting The Firm’s client.
  • A corporate executive accused of burglary and stealing company’s trade secrets. Through his forensic investigation, The Firm convinced the prosecution the accusations were baseless and provided evidence that another person within the company was possibly the actual perpetrator. All charges against the client were dismissed prior to trial.
  • A trucker charged with child molestation. The Firm tried the case and the jury found the client not guilty on all charges.
  • A businessman indicted with nine counts of felony narcotics possession and distribution. After trial, the jury acquitted the client after only one hour of deliberation finding the client not guilty on all nine counts in the indictment.
  • The daughter of a real estate professional charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence. The Firm completed its own forensic investigation and convinced the prosecutor the boyfriend was the true perpetrator and all charges against the client were dismissed.
  • A medical professional who was under federal investigation for importing hazardous materials into the country. After a meeting with federal investigators, the client was cleared of all wrongdoing.
  • A business owner charged with sexual battery. After the prosecutor refused to dismiss the case, the Firm tried the case and the client was found not guilty by the jury after deliberations lasting only 20 minutes.
  • A young man charged with murder. The Firm demonstrated through its forensic investigation that the prosecutor’s case was not winnable and the state prosecutor dismissed all charges before trial.
  • A young man charged with sale of cocaine and facing double life sentences. At trial, the Firm demonstrated evidence of police misconduct during the investigation, and the prosecutor dismissed all the charges before the jury rendered a verdict.
  • A foreign national working for a multinational consulting firm charged with child assault in the United States. The Firm convinced the judge the charges were baseless and the judge dismissed the case. The Firm also coordinated and consulted with foreign counsel to help the client with transnational legal issues stemming from the criminal accusation.
  • A doctor charged with federal insurance and Medicaid fraud. The client accepted responsibility for his conduct, and the judge granted Firm’s request for probation for the client over objections from prosecutor who wanted prison time.
  • A young professional charged with bank fraud and money laundering in another state. Utilizing “Rule 20” of the Federal Criminal Code, the Firm had the client’s case successfully transferred back to his home state and the client received probation and house arrest.
  • A young man charged with robbery and aggravated assault. After trying the case, the jury acquitted the young man on all the charges.
  • A young man charged with murder. The Firm was able to demonstrate, through skillful cross-examination of the prosecution’s own witnesses that the alleged victim was actually the attacker, and the jury acquitted the client of murder and aggravated assault.
  • A young man under investigation for mortgage fraud by manipulating mortgage applications. The Firm convinced the prosecution he was in fact a victim of an interstate mortgage fraud scheme and the client was never arrested and all charges were dropped.
  • A financial professional charged with homicide by vehicle. The Firm completed its own forensic accident reconstruction and convinced state prosecutors to dismiss the case prior to trial.
  • A commercial real estate consultant accused of sexual battery during a police sting operation. The Firm completed its own forensic investigation and convinced the prosecutor the allegation was false. The charges were dismissed.
  • A communications industry executive accused of indecent exposure. The Firm convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charges due to lack of evidence and the case was ultimately dismissed and sealed by the court.
  • An American account executive working for a multinational corporation in the United Kingdom threatened by British authorities with detention and the seizure of his passport. The Firm coordinated with local British counsel for the client and he was released and allowed to return to United States.
  • A factory worker facing arrest for child molestation charges. The Firm accompanied the client to police headquarters where he made a full denial of the charges and the police dropped the investigation without arresting the client.

The Firm has also provided legal consultation services to a variety of clients dealing with anti-corruption, corporate governance and transnational jurisdictional issues. Some of these examples include:

  • The Firm counseled a Swiss business owner under investigation for fraud in Switzerland, Luxembourg and France. The Firm worked with the client’s local attorneys providing advice as to the conduct of the internal compliance audit and concerns they had about their business operations in the United States.
  • The Firm worked with an Irish national facing immigration hurdles to Canada due to legal concerns in the United States. The Firm helped the family procure local counsel and then worked with the Canadian counsel to ensure the client was allowed to emigrate with his family to Canada.
  • The Firm counseled an Indian business owner doing business both in the United States and overseas on issues concerning corporate compliance and anti-corruption concerns.
  • The Firm advised an American businessman whose company was expanding into South American markets on corporate compliance, anti-corruption and FCPA issues.
  • The Firm provided consulting services for a Korean national on winding down his business affairs in the United States before returning to Korea.
  • The Firm advised an American company importing heavy construction equipment into the United States from South America on corporate compliance, FCPA and anti-corruption issues.
  • A company owner accused of being an active member of a mortgage fraud ring. The Firm was able to work very closely with government to show the mitigating details in the case, which resulted in the client not being charged with anything.
  • A company owner accused of a “conspiracy” to intentionally inflate the volume of trading in and/or the price of stock, and filing documents with the SEC that were false or misleading. The case was settled without a criminal indictment being lodged.
  • A professional initially facing charges for identity fraud and credit card fraud. The Firm was able to secure an agreement with the federal government that allowed our client to testify against others higher up in the “ring” and convinced law enforcement not to formally charge the client.
  • A musician charged with downloading child pornography. The Firm was able to secure a negotiated plea that kept the client off of the sex offender registry and a plea to a charge with no sex offense delineated.
  • A high school student facing charges of rape. The Firm completed a forensic investigation into the accusations, including having the client undertake a polygraph examination, and convinced the police that the rape accusation was baseless. Police dropped the investigation with no arrest.
  • A businessman charged with possession of OxyContin and forgery. The Firm was able to divert the case through drug court, which the client successfully completed. Case dismissed.
  • A businesswoman charged with prostitution and possession of Ecstasy. The Firm was able to informally divert the case by arguing that rehab was the better place for this client. Case dismissed.
  • A client with bipolar charged with cruelty to animals, terroristic threats and aggravated assault. The Firm and The Firm were able to get the case dismissed by intervening early and explaining the details of what transpired to law enforcement.
  • The Firm was able to resolve charges for a mom with outstanding warrants in California without forcing her to be extradited back to California.
  • The Firm represented a CPA who was facing charges of preparing false tax returns. With the federal government’s catch all of “relevant conduct” in a major tax and identity theft ring, this client was facing upward of $5 million in theft for sentencing purposes. The Firm was able to secure a sentence of probation.
  • The Firm represented a client facing dangerous detox issues in a bond hearing where the judge was absolutely unwilling to grant bond due to the seriousness of the charges. Working diligently and proactively, the Firm was able to argue successfully before the judge that the rehab facility was the best place for the client, not jail. Jails are notorious for having difficulty with meting out proper medical care for clients with various medical issues.
  • The Firm represented a client who had gone off his mental health medications and as a result got entangled with the criminal justice system. The Firm was able to successfully not only get him out of jail as soon as possible, but was able to get him his medications at the jail to start to get the client stabilized.
  • The Firm successfully represented a physician facing suspension and revocation of his license as part of a Medicaid/Medicare fraud investigation.
  • A real estate developer under federal investigation for bank and tax fraud. Dan conducted an internal compliance audit on behalf of his client and convinced the federal prosecutor to drop the investigation without an arrest.
  • A federal employee under federal investigation for possession of child pornography. Dan conducted an independent forensic audit of the client’s computers and Internet searches and convinced the prosecutor to drop the investigation against the client without an arrest.
  • A corporate sales manager charged with wire and bank fraud from a Fortune 500 company. The client took responsibility for his actions in court and Dan convinced the judge to give his client probation and house arrest over objections from the federal prosecutor who wanted prison time.
  • A businessman, facing federal drug trafficking charges, who had fled the United States but wanted to return the U.S. Dan worked with representatives from the FBI, ICE and the United States Attorney’s Office to provide safe travel for his client back to the United States. No charges were ever brought against Dan’s client and the client was never arrested.
  • An office manager accused of defrauding her company’s clients. Meg and Dan gained access to government’s case prior to discovery, and then convinced the prosecutors not to charge or arrest their client.
  • A yachtsman charged with international gun running by the nation of Singapore (where the punishment for gun running is public hanging.) Dan coordinated with local counsel in Singapore and the yachtsman was released not only without ever being arrested, but the Singapore authorities returned the client his firearms.
  • A Lebanese professional living in the United States facing extradition to France. Dan coordinated the client’s defense with local counsel in Paris and the extradition request by France was dismissed.
  • A college student charged with rape. Dan completed a forensic investigation into the accusations, including having his client undertake a polygraph examination, and convinced the police that the rape accusation was baseless and the police dropped the investigation.
  • A marketing and accounting consultant accused of aggravated sodomy and rape. Dan completed a forensic audit of the social communications between his client and the alleged victim and presented this evidence to the detective in charge of the sex crimes unit who dismissed the case without arresting Dan’s client.
  • A corporate executive accused of burglary and stealing company’s trade secrets. Through his forensic investigation, Dan convinced the prosecution the accusations were baseless and provided evidence that another person within the company was possibly the actual perpetrator. All charges against the client were dismissed prior to trial.
  • A trucker charged with child molestation. Dan tried the case and the jury found his client not guilty on charges and his client walked free.
  • A businessman indicted with nine counts of felony narcotics possession and distribution. After trial, the jury acquitted Dan’s client after only one hour of deliberation finding Dan’s client not guilty on all nine counts in the indictment.
  • The daughter of a real estate professional charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence. Dan completed his own forensic investigation and convinced the prosecutor the boyfriend was the true perpetrator and all charges against Dan’s client were dismissed.
  • A medical professional who was under federal investigation for importing hazardous materials into the country. After a meeting with federal investigators, Dan’s client was cleared of all wrongdoing.
  • A business owner charged with sexual battery. After the prosecutor refused to dismiss the case, Dan tried the case and his client was found not guilty by the jury after deliberating for only 20 minutes.
  • A young man charged with murder. Dan demonstrated through his forensic investigation that the prosecutor’s case was not winnable and the state prosecutor dismissed all charges before trial.
  • A young man charged with sale of cocaine and facing double life sentences. At trial, Dan demonstrated evidence of police misconduct during the investigation, and the prosecutor dismissed all the charges before the jury rendered a verdict.
  • A foreign national working for a multinational consulting firm charged with child assault in the United States. Dan convinced the judge the charges were baseless and the judge dismissed the case. Dan also coordinated and consulted with foreign counsel to help the client with transnational legal issues stemming from the criminal accusation.
  • A doctor charged with federal insurance and Medicaid fraud. The client accepted responsibility for his conduct, and the judge granted Dan’s request for probation for his client over objections from prosecutor who wanted prison time.
  • A young professional charged with bank fraud and money laundering in another state. Utilizing “Rule 20” of the Federal Criminal Code, Dan had the client’s case successfully transferred back to his home state and the client received probation and house arrest.
  • A young man charged with robbery and aggravated assault. After trying the case, the jury acquitted the young man on all the charges.
  • A young man charged with murder. Dan was able to demonstrate, through skillful cross-examination of the prosecution’s own witnesses that the alleged victim was actually the attacker, and the jury acquitted Dan’s client of murder and aggravated assault.
  • A young man under investigation for mortgage fraud by manipulating mortgage applications. Dan convinced the prosecution he was in fact a victim of an interstate mortgage fraud scheme and the client was never arrested and all charges were dropped.
  • A financial professional charged with homicide by vehicle. Dan completed his own forensic accident reconstruction and convinced state prosecutors to dismiss the case prior to trial.
  • A commercial real estate consultant accused of sexual battery during a police sting operation. Dan completed his own forensic investigation and convinced the prosecutor the allegation was false and she dismissed the charges.
  • A communications industry executive accused of indecent exposure. Dan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charges due to lack of evidence and the case was ultimately dismissed and sealed by the court.
  • An American account executive working for a multinational corporation in the United Kingdom threatened by British authorities with detention and the seizure of his passport. Dan coordinated with local British counsel for the client and he was released and allowed to return to United States.
  • A factory worker facing arrest for child molestation charges. Dan accompanied the client to police headquarters where he made a full denial of the charges and the police dropped the investigation without arresting the client.
  • Dan has also provided legal consultation services to a variety of clients dealing with anti-corruption, corporate governance and transnational jurisdictional issues. Some of these examples include:
    • Dan counseled a Swiss business owner under investigation for fraud in Switzerland, Luxembourg and France. Dan worked with his client’s local attorneys providing advice as to the conduct of the internal compliance audit and concerns they had about their business operations in the United States.
    • Dan worked with an Irish national facing immigration hurdles to Canada due to legal concerns in the United States. Dan helped the family procure local counsel and then worked with the Canadian counsel to ensure the client was allowed to emigrate with his family to Canada.
    • Dan counseled an Indian business owner doing business both in the United States and overseas on issues concerning corporate compliance and anti-corruption concerns.
    • Dan advised an American businessman whose company was expanding into South American markets on corporate compliance, anti-corruption and FCPA issues.
    • Dan provided consulting services for a Korean national on winding down his business affairs in the United States before returning to Korea.
    • Dan advised an American company importing heavy construction equipment into the United States from South America on corporate compliance, FCPA and anti-corruption issues.
  • A company owner accused of being an active member of a mortgage fraud ring. Meg was able to work very closely with government to show the mitigating details in the case, which resulted in the client not getting charged with anything.
  • A company owner accused of a “conspiracy” to intentionally inflate the volume of trading in and/or the price of stock, and filing documents with the SEC that were false or misleading. The case was settled without a criminal indictment being lodged.
  • An office manager accused of defrauding her company’s clients. Meg and Dan gained access to the government’s case prior to formal discovery, and then convinced the prosecutors not to charge or arrest their client.
  • A professional initially facing charges for identity fraud and credit card fraud. Meg and Dan were able to secure an agreement with the federal government that allowed our client to testify against others higher up in the “ring” and convinced law enforcement not to formally charge their client.
  • A musician charged with downloading child pornography. Meg was able to secure a negotiated plea that kept the client off of the sex offender registry and a plea to a charge with no sex offense delineated.
  • A high school student facing charges of rape. Meg completed a forensic investigation into the accusations, including having her client undertake a polygraph examination, and convinced the police that the rape accusation was baseless and the p0lice dropped the investigation with no arrest.
  • A businessman charged with possession of OxyContin and forgery. Meg was able to divert the case through drug court, which the client successfully completed. Case dismissed.
  • A businesswoman charged with prostitution and possession of Ecstasy. Meg was able to informally divert the case by arguing that rehab was the better place for this client. Case dismissed.
  • A client with bipolar charged with cruelty to animals, terroristic threats and aggravated assault. Meg and Dan were able to get the case dismissed by intervening early and explaining the details of what transpired to law enforcement.
  • Meg was able to resolve charges for a mom with outstanding warrants in California without having her to be extradited back to California.
  • Meg represented a CPA who was facing charges of preparing false tax returns and with the federal government’s catch all of “relevant conduct” in a major tax and identity theft ring, this client was facing upward of $5 million in theft for sentencing purposes. Meg was able to secure a sentence of probation.
  • Meg represented a client facing dangerous detox issues in a bond hearing where the judge was absolutely unwilling to grant bond due to the seriousness of the charges. With Meg working diligently and proactively, she was able to argue successfully before the judge that the rehab facility was the best place for the client, not jail. Jails are notorious for having difficulty with meting out proper medical care for clients with various medical issues.
  • Meg represented a client who had gone off his mental health medications and as a result got entangled with the criminal justice system. Meg was able to successfully not only get him out of jail as soon as possible, but was able to get him his medications at the jail to start to get the client stabilized.
  • Meg and Dan successfully represented a physician facing suspension and revocation of his license as part of a Medicaid/Medicare fraud investigation.

Recent Case Results

A real estate developer under federal investigation for bank and tax fraud: Dan conducted an internal compliance audit…
A Federal employee under federal investigation for Possession of Child Pornography – Dan conducted…
A corporate sales manager charged with wire and bank fraud from a fortune 500 company. The client took responsibility for his actions…
A company owner accused of being an active member of a mortgage fraud ring. Meg was able to work very closely with government…
An office manager accused of defrauding her company’s clients. Meg and Dan gained access to the government’s case…