Recent Case Results

Child pornography charges dismissed based on 4th Amendment

Multiple charges of possession of child pornography 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.

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.

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.

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

Due to the strong case presented by defense attorney Tracey Lenox, 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.

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.

Involuntary manslaughter acquittal

When an epileptic client–whose doctor had cleared him to drive–experienced a seizure and lost control of his car which resulted in a death, a Prince William County jury found him not guilty of involuntary manslaughter or reckless driving. The decision was based on lack of criminal liability as argued by defense Attorney Tracey Lenox.

At-risk client faces jail time

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

Felony robbery charges dismissed

False charges of felony robbery were dismissed by Circuit Court based on Nichols Zauzig legal team’s arguments.

DUI charge reduced to reckless driving despite client’s confession

A client with a breath test two times the legal limit faced jail time after an auto accident and confession to the police. The charges were reduced to reckless driving with no jail time after the defense attorney Tracey Lenox found weaknesses in the police officer’s actions at the scene.

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.

Convincing the court to rehabilitate troubled teen

Facing serious criminal charges, this 14-year-old adoptee’s background was abusive and driven by circumstances beyond his control. Defense attorney Tracey Lenox convinced the prosecutor and courts to take that into consideration when determining punishments that would give him a second chance. After significant rehabilitative sanctions and therapy, the client returned home at age 17 a changed person.

Minimizing the impact of false domestic violence charges on military officer’s career

Charged with felony assault by his revengeful daughter, this high-ranking military officer’s career was at stake. Through creative and strategic lawyering by Tracey Lenox, the client avoided immediate negative consequences at work and the charges were eventually dropped entirely.

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.

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