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Results with Sean Buckley

State and Federal Criminal Defense

The following are highlights from just some of the Texas and Federal cases we’ve handled. Each case is different, and case results often reflect the unique facts and circumstances of each case. 

 

Notable State Court Results

 

Murder - Not Guilty Jury Verdict

Jury acquitted Client based on self-defense in shooting at Houston nightclub. Arrest and charges expunged from Client’s record.

State of Texas v. J.P. (Harris County, Texas)

 

Felony Cocaine Possession - Not Guilty Jury Verdict

Jury acquitted Client of possessing cocaine based on the once-mythical “borrowed pants defense,” where police found baggies of cocaine during a search of Client’s shorts; the Defense provided evidence that Client had just borrowed the shorts from her girlfriend and began wearing them without checking the pockets. Arrest and charges expunged from Client’s record.

State of Texas v. D.A. (Harris County, Texas)

 

Sexual Assault of a Child - Client Exonerated and Found “Actually Innocent”

Texas’ highest criminal court found Client “actually innocent” and overturned his 40-year prison sentence after the alleged victim recanted years later and admitted she’d lied when she testified at trial.

Ex Parte J.M.H. (Texas Court of Criminal Appeals)

 

Felony Theft (over $100K) - Case Dismissed

Case dismissed against Client, former G.M. of a popular Houston nightclub who was accused of embezzling from the business, where defense evidence showed the alleged victim was involved in tax fraud.

State of Texas v. S.C. (Harris County, Texas).

 

Human Trafficking and Harboring Aliens - Case Dismissed

Case dismissed due to insufficient evidence connecting client to activities at night club.

United States v. R.G. (Southern District of Texas)

 

Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Enhanced Habitual - Case Dismissed  

Judge suppressed evidence based on illegal search of Client’s vehicle, which police claimed was illegally parked in Client’s own front yard.

State of Texas v. R.D. (Harris County, Texas) (as co-counsel to Dick DeGuerin).

 

Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity - Case Dismissed

State prosecutors dismissed case after Defense demonstrated that insufficient evidence tied client to illegal gambling establishment, which client allegedly owned and operated.

State of Texas v. D.S. (Harris County, Texas)

 

Assault Family Member (Felony – Impeding Breath) - Case Dismissed     

Case dismissed based on showing client was framed by husband during nasty divorce.

State of Texas v. J.D. (Harris County, Texas).

 

Felony LSD Possession - Case Dismissed Through Pretrial Intervention    

Prosecutors dismissed case after client completed pretrial intervention program. Client allegedly possessed LSD in his high school.

State of Texas v. M.Y. (Harris County, Texas)

 

Murder - Case Dismissed Following Mistrial from Deadlocked Jury          

Prosecution dismissed all charges after jury failed to reach a verdict during Client’s first trial. Client’s DNA was found mixed with the victim’s blood at the murder scene.

State of Texas v. C.C. (Harris County, Texas) (as co-counsel to Dick DeGuerin)

 

Sexual Assault of a Child - Case Dismissed  

Prosecutors dismissed all charges against Client, who was accused of sexually assaulting a child, when the Defense brought evidence showing the allegations were fabricated.

State of Texas v. L.K. (Harris County, Texas)

 

Assault Family Member - Not Guilty Jury Verdict   

Client acquitted of assaulting wife based on self-defense, where wife tried to grab young child from client and client kicked wife.

State of Texas v. G.P. (Harris County, Texas).

 

Murder - Case Dismissed                  

Judge dismissed all charges against Client after prosecution waited too long to apprehend Client, who allegedly jumped bail awaiting trial for murder and was not re-arrested until eighteen years later.

State of Texas v. T.M.Q. (Harris County, Texas) (as co-counsel to Dick DeGuerin)

 

Capital Murder Investigation - No Charges Filed

Prosecutors agreed not to prosecute Client, who admitted his presence during a murder but

insisted he did not participate.

Client not named in court records (Harris County, Texas)

 

Theft of Wildlife Resource (Alligator) – Case Dismissed

Prosecutors dismissed charges against Client, who allegedly poached a famous alligator from the Armand Bayou nature preserve; the Defense brought evidence disputing the alligator’s location when Client hunted it.

State of Texas v. B.K.E. (Harris County, Texas)                      

 

Assault Family Member (Felony – Impeding Breath) - Case Dismissed     

Politically-charged case dismissed based on showing client, a lawyer, was not guilty of choking his ex-girlfriend, a local judge.

State of Texas v. A.A. (Harris County, Texas).

 

Money Laundering - Case Resolved with Deferred Adjudication

The Defense negotiated plea agreement for probation with no final conviction. Client allegedly conspired with others to funnel stolen funds through his bank accounts.

State of Texas v. S.W. (Harris County, Texas)

 

Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity - Case Resolved with Deferred Adjudication

The Defense negotiated plea agreement for probation with no final conviction. Client allegedly conspired with others to funnel stolen funds through his bank accounts.

State of Texas v. F.S (Harris County, Texas)

 

Assault Family Member - Not Guilty Jury Verdict               

Client acquitted by jury where Defense evidence showed that Client’s wife (the alleged victim) was unhappy in her arranged marriage with Client and sought to void the marriage under Islamic law by alleging abuse.

State of Texas v. M.M. (Harris County, Texas).

 

Sexual Assault Investigation - No Charges Filed

Prosecutors declined charges against Client, who was accused of sexually assaulting his ex-wife on multiple occasions in multiple counties. Client not named in court records

(Fort Bend County and Dallas County, Texas)

 

Sexual Assault of a Child Investigation - No Charges Filed

Prosecutors declined charges against Client, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor, when the Defense brought evidence showing the allegations were fabricated.

Client not named in court records (Brazoria County, Texas)

 

Sexual Assault of a Child - Case Dismissed  

Prosecutors dismissed case against Client, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor, when video surveillance recordings found by the Defense raised questions about the accuser’s story.

State of Texas v. M.H. (Harris County, Texas) (as co-counsel to Dick DeGuerin).

 

Online Solicitation of a Minor – Case Resolved with Deferred Adjudication 

Judge granted request for deferred adjudication probation with no final conviction, where Client allegedly used the internet to solicit sex from an underage female.

State of Texas v. C.M. (Collin County, Texas)

 

Forcible Rape - Case Dismissed        

Prosecutors dismissed case following Defense’s cross-examination of accuser, where accuser admitted meeting Client in motel after exchanging sexual text messages.

State of Utah v. D.C. (Washington County, Utah)

 

Assault Family Member - Case Dismissed - PTI

Case dismissed following client’s successful completion of Pretrial Intervention program.

State of Texas v. J.G. (Harris County, Texas).

                                                           

Money Laundering - Deferred Adjudication Probation                  

Deferred adjudication granted to client who received and withdrew approximately $300,000.00 of stolen funds through his bank accounts.

State of Texas v. F.S. (Harris County, Texas).

 

Assault-Family Member (Felony - Deadly Weapon) - Deferred Adjudication Probation

Deferred Adjudication granted in case where client held gun to wife’s head and threatened to kill her with young children present.

State of Texas v. J.D. (Williamson County, Texas).

 

Money Laundering - Deferred Adjudication Probation      

Deferred adjudication granted to client who unlawfully received and withdrew approximately $100,000.00 of stolen funds through her bank accounts.

State of Texas v. M.C. (Harris County, Texas).

 

Notable Federal Court Results

 

Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy – Not Guilty Jury Verdict             

Acquittal on all counts for client indicted in $120M health care fraud and money laundering conspiracy involving compounded pharmaceuticals (pain, scar, and vitamin creams).

United States v. J.C. (Northern District of Texas).

 

Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine with Intent to Distribute – Case Dismissed

Case dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence that client knowingly participated in the drug trafficking conspiracy.

United States v. A.G. (Eastern District of Texas).

 

Harboring Aliens – Case Dismissed

Case dismissed against nightclub owner who allegedly employed underage undocumented women in his nightclub, due to insufficient evidence connecting client to the activities.

United States v. R.G. (Southern District of Texas).

 

International Narcotics Trafficking – Not Guilty Court Verdict

Served as trial co-counsel and diplomatic liaison in the Dominican Republic for U.S. Businessman accused of trafficking 980 kilograms of cocaine and 4 kilograms of heroin on his maritime vessel following interdiction by United States D.E.A. and Dominican authorities; prosecutors failed to prove client knew drugs were on his boat.

Dominican Republic v. H.L.D. (Santo Domingo, D.R.) (as co-counsel to Ingrid Hidalgo)

 

Health Care Fraud Conspiracy – Case Dismissed

Case dismissed for physician client indicted for health care fraud conspiracy involving home health care.

United States v. E.J., M.D. (Southern District of Texas).

 

Conspiracy to Commit Federal Income Tax Fraud – Case Dismissed

Case dismissed after judge found constitutional “Speedy Trial” violation where federal government extradited client from Panama eight years after client’s indictment.

United States v. R.A. (Southern District of Texas).

 

Illegal Gambling Conspiracy - Case Dismissed         

Case dismissed based on insufficient evidence connecting client to illegal gambling establishments he owned.

United States v. G.A. (Southern District of Texas).

 

Foreign Corrupt Practices “FCPA” (Federal Investigation) – No Charges Filed

Successfully represented former in-house counsel for CITGO / PDVSA under investigation for alleged foreign bribery involving the Venezuelan government.

Client not named in court records (Southern District of Texas).

 

Health Care Fraud (Federal Investigation) – No Charges Filed                               

Successfully represented physician client in FBI and HHS investigation into overbilling private pay insurance companies for out-of-network procedures.

Client not named in court records (Southern District of Texas).

 

Illegal Reentry - Case Dismissed                               

Case dismissed due to illegal delay in apprehending and charging Defendant with re-entering the U.S.

United States v. A.R. (Southern District of Texas).

 

Federal Income Tax Fraud (Federal Investigation) – No Charges Filed

Successfully represented client in FBI and IRS-CI investigation into allegedly hidden offshore accounts revealed during the notorious “Panama Papers” scandal.

Client not named in court records (Southern District of New York).

 

Sherman Act Antitrust Offenses (Federal Investigation) – No Charges Filed

Successfully represented client, a flight instructor, in FBI and FAA

investigation involving allegations of price fixing for flight certifications.

Client not named in court records (Southern District of Texas).

 

Wire Fraud and Elections Offenses – Client Convicted then Pardoned by President Trump

Represented former U.S. Congressman at trial who was indicted for allegedly misusing campaign contributions.

United States v. S.S. (Southern District of Texas).

 

Theft of Trade Secrets (Investigation) – No Charges Filed

Represented foreign mathematician accused of stealing corporate trade secrets, i.e., algorithms for rapid stock trading programs.

Client not named in court records (Southern District of Texas).

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The information referenced on this page is presented to illustrate Sean Buckley’s past performance, accomplishments, and experience and is provided for informational purposes only. Of course, past results do not guarantee future outcomes. As with any legal matter, outcomes are often influenced by the facts and circumstances of each case.

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