Archive for the ‘Criminal Defense’ Category
Trinity Hundredmark recently appeared as a legal analyst on Nancy Grace on HLN.
A criminal defense and family law attorney and Partner at Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., Trinity discussed the case of missing Orlando mother Michelle Parker. At the time of the broadcast, new video was released that showed Michelle Parker’s car, its exterior altered, hours after her cellphone was dumped, and she was last seen alive at the home of her ex-fiancé. In addition, Trinity commented the suspicious disappearance and stunning discovery of the remains of the McStay family in the Mojave Desert. The McStay family had been missing since February 2010.
This week, a motorcyclist riding about 50 yards from a dirt road found two shallow graves containing the skeletons of Joseph and Summer McStay and two children believed to be their young sons, Gianni and Joseph Jr. Dental records confirmed the couple’s identities, and detectives have concluded that all four were homicide victims. No suspects have been identified.
Trinity Hundredmark recently appeared as a legal analyst on Cavuto on the Fox Business Network. Trinity discussed an administrative order issued by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn “banning the box” on applications for state government jobs. Pursuant to the order, state government job applicants with criminal histories will no longer have to check a box disclosing that they have been convicted of, or pled guilty to, a crime. Trinity explained that by removing the box, every individual gets a fair opportunity to make a first impression and stand on their job qualifications, at least initially.
Patrick J. McDonough has appeared on Fox News as one of their Atlanta based legal analysts. Recently on Fox News, McDonough spoke on the issues surrounding revenge pornography. McDonough explained how currently there are civil remedies for victims, but that can be a costly endeavor and not available to most victims. McDonough did note the trend is for states to criminalize this behavior. First amendment advocates will surely challenge these statutes, but McDonough believes if the statutes are drafted narrowly they should withstand Supreme Court scrutiny. McDonough said the lesson is twofold: first, one should not take any uncompromising pictures of themselves and send them to current partners, and second, jaded ex-partners should think twice before posting these images.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Patrick J. McDonough has appeared on CNN’s Headline News and become one of their go-to legal analysts. He has been asked to provide legal insight into criminal cases that stretch across the United States. While on Now in America McDonough explained why the North Carolina Court of Appeals granted Brad Cooper’s motion for a new trial after a jury had found him guilty of murdering his wife. McDonough spoke on how the trial court had abused its discretion by not allowing the Defense to put up key expert witnesses during Cooper’s trial. During another segment of Now in America Mr. McDonough explained why the District Attorney in Bakersfield, California did not formally charge the popular elementary school principal with her husband’s recent murder. McDonough detailed the lack of evidence the police had ascertained at this point in the investigation.
To view a clip of Mr. McDonough’s commentary, please click below:
Now in America
ATC attorney Trinity Hundredmark was a guest contributor on HLN’s ”Raising America” on June 11, 2013. She commented on a variety of topics, including jury questions in the Jodi Arias trial, the Brett Seacat murder trial, and jury selection. Watch an excerpt here:
Former U.S. Olympic soccer player was arrested for felony cruelty to children, battery, and criminal trespass following an incident occurring at a local hotel in Gwinnett County. Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark were able to convince prosecutors they could suppress one witness statement and raise serious credibility issues with the remaining witnesses. Therefore, the case was dismissed, and her arrest was expunged.
Following a car accident involving death in Lumpkin County, client was charged with 5 separate counts, including homicide by vehicle in the first degree; reckless driving; laying drags; homicide by vehicle in the second degree; and failure to maintain lane. After Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark provided the state with a detailed accident reconstruction expert report, all felony charges were dismissed, and the client merely pled to the non-reportable offense of driving too fast for conditions.
English: Barrow County Court House. Winder, GA USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Client arrested in Barrow County on 17 charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, furnishing alcohol to a minor, firing of woodlands, brush, and maintaining a disorderly house. Through in-depth investigation, Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark were able to get all charges dropped, and the case dismissed. Client’s arrest record will be expunged.
Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark of Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. filed motions on behalf of their client, Kevin Kenerly, on May 14, 2012. We want to reassert our position: Kevin Kenerly is innocent. Every document we have reviewed and each witness we have interviewed confirms this. Nonetheless, we must continue to fight this prosecution at every stage, and therefore, filed our motions in accordance with the law.
To highlight a few, we filed:
1. A General Demurrer showing the court that the statutes relating to the two misdemeanor charges were recently repealed. Therefore, these charges should be dismissed and the State barred from any future prosecution.
2. A Plea at Bar showing the court that we believe the statute of limitations has run on Count 1 (alleged bribery) and Count 2 (alleged 2005 misdemeanor) . As such, these counts should be dismissed, and the State barred from any further prosecution.
3. A Motion to Quash showing the court that we believe the Court lacked jurisdiction to enter the 2011 indictment because jurisdiction remained with the appellate courts on the first indictment, who was reviewing the issue of whether the Special Purpose Grand Jury had the power to indict Mr. Kenerly (the appellate courts held it did not, and that indictment was quashed). Jurisdiction was not reinvested in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County until remittitur was returned from the Court of Appeals, which incidentally, wasn’t until eight months after the second indictment. Accordingly, the 2nd indictment should be quashed.
Again, we hope to end this for our client as soon as possible, but if the case does ultimately go to trial, the evidence will show he is innocent.