Category Archives: Big Wins
New Jersey Child Pornography Lawyer, Jef Henninger, Esq, has successfully won a child pornography trial in Union County. Our client was charged as part of Operation Web Sweep. The case took five years to go to trial. During that time, we had to constantly hear from the State about how they were going to win the case. Despite the fact that the client made a statement that could be seen as a confession, Jef took the case to trial. The client was charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography. After both sides rested, the jury was out four days. In the end, they found the client not guilty of both counts. This is one of the only times that a lawyer has won a jury trial for a child pornography distribution case in New Jersey.
If you are charged with a child pornography offense in any court in New Jersey, call us anytime to discuss how we can help you.
Client, who we had represented before, was charges with assault in Toms River as a result of an alleged domestic violence incident. Due to a variety of factors, these charges are becoming increasingly difficult to deal with for lawyers across Ocean County and in other places in New Jersey. Thus, getting simple assault charged dismissed at the first court appearance in Toms River Municipal Court is easier said than done. However, our team of tough, smart assault lawyers fought hard for our client and we were prepared to take the case to trial. As a result, our lawyers were able to get the charges completely dismissed! If you are facing domestic violence charges, call the Toms River Assault Lawyers today for help with your case.
Our client was charged with Lewdness, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Theft in Passaic County. This was another one of those fun cases that make you happy to be a defense lawyer. It helps that the client and his family were nice people – oh yeah, and the client was getting completely railroaded! The client was performing some work in the home of the alleged victim. After he left with his co-worker, the home owner called the police to report an Ipad missing. Due to a lack of discovery, it is impossible to determine what exactly transpired next but at some point, a picture of a penis was found on a digital camera. The camera may have belonged to the home owner’s daughter but that remains unclear. Regardless, the possible connection between the camera and the daughter led to the endangering the welfare of a child charge. Although there is no indication that the co-worker implicated my client, my client was arrested after the police spoke to the co-worker. The co-worker was never arrested.
The client swore up and down that it wasn’t him but I was unable to determine why the client was charged and the co-worker was not. It took us quite some time to get the discovery from the State but we eventually did before the client was indicted. Obtaining pre-indictment discovery is always important and it is often overlooked by defense lawyers in New Jersey. The discovery raised more questions and answered none. There was absolutely no evidence against my client! I mean none, zero, zilch. In fact, there was no discovery about much of anything. Luckily, I was dealing with a great prosecutor. I explained to her that she didn’t have a case against my client or anyone. As a result, I was able to get all of the felony charges dismissed.