Recent Case Results

Sex offense charges dismissed based on 4th Amendment

Multiple sex offense charges were dismissed in Fredericksburg court after defense attorney Michael Hollingsworth won his argument to suppress a motion based on 4th Amendment violations regarding the legality of a computer search.

Felony drug charges dismissed

Felony drug charges were dismissed by the Prince William Circuit Court after a motion to suppress was litigated by the Nichols Zauzig defense team to show unconstitutional police conduct under the 4th Amendment.

Sex offense charges reduced from multiple life sentences to non-sex misdemeanor

A client facing multiple life sentences on sex offense charges was released after defense attorney Michael Hollingsworth negotiated a non-sex offense misdemeanor guilty plea in Stafford court. No registration as a sex offender was required.

DWI Acquittal

This client was found not guilty of a DWI in Stafford court after the Nichols Zauzig defense attorney Michael Hollingsworth prevented the prosecutor from eliciting expert testimony.

Protecting an At-risk client from jail

This at-risk client was facing mandatory jail time and the Nichols Zauzig defense team plea bargained to a no-jail disposition

Intellectually impaired man saved from life imprisonment for murder

After defense attorney Michael Hollingsworth recognized signs of intellectual disability, this 27-year-old client facing murder charges underwent a psychological evaluation and was found to be significantly impaired. The attorney convinced prosecution to plead to a lesser, non-death eligible offense in exchange for full cooperation against other co-defendants. Charges reduced from life imprisonment to 27 years.

Multi-million dollar defamation case dismissed

A multi-million dollar defamation and malicious prosecution lawsuit dismissed in Prince William Circuit Court on defense attorney Michael Hollingsworth’s motion.

Juvenile defendant sex offense charges reduced

In Prince William Court, a juvenile defendant facing multiple life sentences on sex offense charges obtained a non-sex offense misdemeanor resolution in Prince William County court as a result of the Nichols Zauzig defense team’s case.

Client found not guilty of multiple counts of robbery, malicious wounding

Due to the strong case presented by the defense attorney,  this client was exonerated by a Prince William County jury of  multiple counts of robbery, malicious wounding and the display of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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