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Criminal Defense Record

Norman Silverman

CRIMINAL CASES (State Court)

State v. Gabino Gomez, Cause Number 724668, Aggravated Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent To Deliver (2 Kilograms, Cocaine) in the 182nd District Court, Case Dismissed.

State v. Min Ki Yoon, Cause Number 754611, Aggravated Kidnapping, Cause Number 754612 Aggravated Robbery, Cause Number 734604, Motion to Adjudicate Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Cases Dismissed Pre-Indictment.

State v. Marcello Acuna, Cause Number 704433 Aggravated Kidnapping, Case Dismissed, Case Number 704434 Aggravated Sexual Assault, Case Dismissed, Both cases in the 248th District Court.

State v. Jason Shaw, Case Numbers 95-Cr-1176, 95-Cr-1177
Possession of Cocaine, Felony Possession of Marijuana
(Search pursuant to Warrant) 212th District Court, Galveston County
Both Cases Dismissed

State v. George Olvera, Case Number 732100, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine (169 grams) (Punishment Range 15-99 years) Search pursuant to warrant, Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed 179th District Court, Harris County.

State v. Kelly McCaan, Case Number 696491, Possession of Cocaine, reduced to Misdemeanor, one year probation, case dismissed (209th District Court, Harris County.)

State v. Patrick John Delasbour, Case Number 703832, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Aggravated Robbery, (Punishment Range 15-99) Hung Jury.

State v. Mike Stone, Case Number 692772, Felony Possession of Marijuana, 248th District Court (Search pursuant to warrant) Reduced to Misdemeanor, one year probation, case dismissed.

State v. Christina Cantu, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Case Numbers 733105, 733106 Motion to Suppress Granted, Cases Dismissed, 351st District Court, Harris County.

State v. Daniel Romero, Case Number 735761, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver, 230th District Court (punishment range 5-99 years) Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed.

State v. Paul Decuir, Assault, Not Guilty, Jury Verdict County Court 15 Harris County

State v. Binh Tong Truong, Case Number 721339, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Gambling Promotion, 177th District Court, reduced to misdemeanor.

State v. Minh De Lam, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Gambling Promotion, Not Guilty, Directed Verdict.

State v. Israel Villareal, 3rd degree Possession of Cocaine, Probation Revocation, Burglary of a Habitation (Punishment Range 5-99 years). Revocation dismissed, probation terminated, Coke case reduced, 8 months County Jail.

State v. Toya Minix, Forgery 248th District Court, Case Dismissed.

State v. James William Wade, Aggravated Assault, Case Number 683263, 339th District Court, Harris County, Case Dismissed.

State v. J.B. Joyner, 714267, 715616, 2 counts Felony Possession of Marijuana Motion to Suppress Granted, both cases Dismissed.

State v. Robin Lynn Clouette, Cause Number 731892, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin) in the 263rd District Court, Case Dismissed.

State v. Chad Burns, Cause Number 710772, Injury to a Child in the 209th District Court, Dismissed.

State v. Rafael Laviera, Cause Number 773004, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver out of the 208th District Court Case First Degree Felony 5-99 years or life with a deadly weapon, Case Dismissed.

State v. Edward Nagy, Cause Number CC-96061 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Waller County, Case Dismissed.

State v. Majur Porter, Cause Numbers 765969 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Codeine) and 762879 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) Both Cases Dismissed.

State v. Doroteo Tavira, Cause Number 97-CR-1527-E, Possession of Marijuana, Felony Third Degree, 357th District Court, Cameron County, Case Dismissed.

State v. Frederick Johnson, Cause Number 764042, Felony Theft, 339th District Court, Case Dismissed.

State v. Miguel Deletore, Cause Number 9835258, Carrying a Weapon, County Court Number 13, Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed.

State v. Mark Villereal, Cause Number 77195, Theft, Ft. Bend County Court Number 2, Case Dismissed.

State v. Gregory Wilson, Cause Number 782704, First Degree Delivery of a Controlled Substance Heroin, Case Dismissed.

State of Texas v. Mark Brochstein, Cause Number 787109, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) (Attorney Accused) 339th District Court, Harris County Not Guilty, Jury Verdict.

State of Texas v. Frederick Johnson, Cause Number 814181, Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCP), 351st District Court, Harris County, Case Dismissed.

State of Texas v. Chiquetta Porter, Cause Number 815789, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 351st District Court, Harris County, Case Dismissed.

State of Texas v. Frederick Alexis, Cause Number 803829, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 209th District Court, Harris County, Case Dismissed.

State of Texas v. Gye Kang, Cause Number 101447, DWI County Court 10, Harris County, Case Dismissed.

State v. Jason Linton, Cause Number 99-147660-2, DWI County Court 2, Montgomery County, Case Dismissed.

State of Texas v. Dominique Forest, Cause Number 836772, 1st Degree Possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine Motion to Suppress Granted Case Dismissed.

State of Texas v. Ignacio Tavera, Cause Number 831229, Possession of 750 lb. Marijuana, Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed. (2000).

State of Texas v. Robert Eugene Davis, Cause Number 843507, 1st Degree Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine, Not Guilty, Jury Verdict.

State v. Robert Cortez, Cause Number, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 232nd District Court, Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed.

Fernando Torres M.D. v. State, Appellate Cause Number 14-98-752-CR, Assault Conviction Reversed on Appeal by Fourteenth Court of Appeals, on remand Cause Number 9736040 Motion to Quash Granted, Case Dismissed.

State v. Juana Maria Garcia, Cause Number 851593, Murder, 176th District Court of Harris County, Motion to Quash Indictment Granted, Letter sent to Grand Jury, Case No Billed. Plea Bargain 20 months State Jail Felony.

State v. Israel Uoya, Cause Number 836759, Possession of 50 lbs Marijuana, 180th District Court Harris County, Case Dismissed.

State v. Dr. A. T., Cause Number 870742, Possession of Cocaine, Physician Accused, Case Dismissed. (Name protected because case dismissed pre-indictment).

State v. Barulio Sandoval, Cause Number 860924, Delivery of Marijuana 50-2000 lbs 351st District Court, Case Dismissed.

State v. Bu Lee, Cause Number 877090, Possession of Marijuana, 180th District Court, Case Dismissed.

State v. XXXXXX, Cause Number , Possession with Intent to Deliver 15 Kilograms of Cocaine, 338th District Court, Letter sent to Grand Jury, Case No Billed. (Name Protected because case dismissed preindictment).

State v. Dan Banda, Cause Number 2001CR3719-A, Murder, 187th District Court of Bexar County, Case represented to grand jury on defense request. After defense grand jury presentation, All charges No Billed.

State v. Tanya Elizabeth Perez, Possession with intent to deliver 10 KILOGRAMS OF COCAINE, Cause Number 758484 in the 351stDistrict Court, NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT (1998)

State v. Uvaldo Gonzalez, Cause Number 1017355, 179thDistrict Court of Harris County, 3000 lbs of marijuana, CASE DISMISSED. (2007) Informant busted due to defense investigation.

State v. Rene Gonzalez, Cause Number 06-03-02198 CR, 284th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas 2000 lbs of marijuana, 90 days in jail. (2006).

State v. Ramon Galvez, Possession with Intent to Distribute 4 Kilograms of Cocaine, Cause Number 931402 in the 183rdDistrict Court of Harris County, Texas NOT GUILTY, Jury Verdict. (2003)

State v. Jay Le, Cause Number 900516, in the 263d District Court of Harris County, Texas murder, Probation from the jury. (2003).

State v. Daniel Hinojosa, Cause Number 1053460, 183rdDistrict Court of Harris County, Texas habitual indictment possession of cocaine, NOT GUILTY jury verdict. (2006).

State v. ABP, Cause Number 997612, 183rdDistrict Court of Harris County, Texas, theft of $100,000.00 (Attorney Accused) NOT GUILTY jury verdict. (2006).

State v. Steve Le, Possession with Intent to Deliver 1000 doses of Ecstasy, Cause Number 1216562 in the 230thDistrict Court of Harris County, Texas CASE DISMISSED. (2009).

State v. Tenille Floyd, Possession with Intent to Deliver 1 lb of Cocaine (habitual indictment) Cause Number 1167191 in the 230thDistrict Court, MOTION TO SUPPRESSS GRANTED, CASE DISMISSED. (2009).

State v. Gabriel Vazquez, Delivery of Cocaine 4 first degree felony charges, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, first degree felony, possession of marijuana 3rddegree felony Cause Numbers 1255685, 1255684, 1255683, 1255682, 1238837 ALL CASES DISMISSED after defense investigation uncovered informant's identity and significant police misconduct, Officer Indicted.(2010)

State v. William Sanders, Delivery of 1 lb of Cocaine, Cause Number 1109996 in the 183rdDistrict Court, CASE DISMISSED. (2010)

State v. Edwin Larios, Possession of less than a gram of Cocaine (Drugs allegedly in Defendant's pocket) Cause Number 1109996 in the 183rdDistrict Court MOTION TO SUPPRESS GRANTED during trial CASE DISMISSED. (2009)

State v. Kenneth Nguyen, 2 charges of aggravated robbery Cause Numbers 1095585, 1087074 in the 184thDistrict Court (previous lawyer told Defendant he would never do better than 20 years in prison) PROBATION.

STATE COURT, FORFEITURES

State v. $113,000.00 assorted Jewelry, Guns, and Computer Equipment, Case Dismissed, Property returned.

State v. Approx. $33,900.00, Case Number 95-047065, case settled $15,000.00 refunded.

State v. Approx. $6,500.00, Case Number 96-3385, case dismissed, funds returned.

FEDERAL COURT CASES

United States v. Juan Manuel Sanchez, Cr. No. H-97-136, 7 Count False Document case, 5 counts including conspiracy count dismissed, Sentenced to 3 years probation.

United States v. Eddie Horton, Cr. No. 1-96-CR-451, multi count drug conspiracy out of the Northern District of Georgia, Dismissed refiled as 97:Cr-263-1 Defendant sentenced to 6 months boot camp.

United States v. Stanislaw R. Burzynski, Burzynski Research Institute, Case Number, H-95-290 Research Assistant at Cogdell Law Firm, Not Guilty Jury Verdict.

United States v. Richard Cardwell and Robert Nesteroff, Case Number 95-CRM-21, Research Assistant at Cogdell Law Firm, Not Guilty Jury Verdict.

United States v. Kenneth Blackmon, Case Number 1:98 CR-32GR, Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Deliver Cocaine out of the Southern District of Mississippi at Biloxi, 6 Months Boot Camp.

United States v. Jeff Janecka, Case Number 7:98 CR 00269-004, Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Deliver approximately 2000 lbs of Marijuana of the Southern District of Texas, Mcallen Division, 10 year minimum, 14 months confinement.

United States v. Ambrose Milton Webb, Case Number 1:99 CR 88, Conspiracy to Possess with intent to Distribute PCP out of the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division, Case Dismissed.

United States v. Reynaldo Lopez-Lopez, Case Number A-00-CR-108(1)-AWA, Alien Smuggling, Western District of Texas, Austin Division, reduced to misdemeanor, one year probation.

United States v. Manuel Escobedo, Case Number H-00-183, 9 Count Indictment charging Conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act, Work Practices Violations, and False Statements, arising out of an illegal asbestos abatement project, total punishment exposure 15 years, all counts either dismissed or acquitted but for one false statement. Punishment assessed: 4 months home confinement, 1 yearprobation.

United States v. Samuel Torres Hernandez, Case Number H-01-CR-543-03, 2 Count Drug Conspiracy and aiding and abetting drug possession 3 kilograms Cocaine. Not Guilty, Jury Verdict, trial began 9-11-2001.

United States v. Antonio Garza, Case Number H-02-92, 6 Count Conspiracy and Aiding and Abetting the Smuggling, Transportation, and Harboring of Illegal Aliens, Case Dismissed.

United States v. Joseph Narvaez, Case Number CR-H-04-415 United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division felon with a weapon, NOT GUILTY, DIRECTED VERDICT. (2004).

United States v. Chauatemoc Gonzalez, “ Grammy Winning BMI Latin Artist of the Year, “Temo” Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute 19 Kilograms of Cocaine in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina at Greensboro, PLEA BARGAIN, Charge Reduced to a phone count, 4 years.

United States v. Dean Bodendieck, Money Laundering United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lake Charles Division, Case Number 04-20113 (Largest Currency Seizure in Louisiana History $3,500,000.00) Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed. (2005).

United States v. Khamphpoutong Sayavongsa, Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute 200,000 doses of MDMA and 25 Kilograms of Cocaine, H-07-338, Southern District of Texas Houston Division, NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT. (Largest Federal Drug Acquittal in 2008).

DISCLAIMER: Although these cases are representative of the quality of representation provided by Norman J. Silverman, they are not meant in any way to guarantee similar success in any future case. Each case is unique and results vary accordingly.