Christopher Bub – Victories

Christopher Bub defends his clients aggressively, inside and outside the courtroom. He has gone to trial when necessary, including on charges such as First-Degree Intentional Homicide and Arson. He has won dismissals of cases long before trial by showing that the government obtained evidence illegally. He has also won numerous dismissals of felonies by showing that the government lacked the evidence it needed to go to trial. And he has routinely negotiated resolutions that significantly reduce charges, provide for expunction and eliminate jail time. Below are some of his recent successes:

Drunk Driving Charges Involving An Accident Reduced To A Non-Criminal Traffic Violation  Read more

 Christopher Bub’s client was charged with drunk driving, second offense, after police responded to a traffic accident.  The government claimed Christopher’s client smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.  Christopher demanded a motion hearing, arguing that police did not have sufficient evidence to subject his client to field sobriety tests.  At the motion hearing, Christopher cross-examined the arresting officer, exposing discrepancies between the officer’s written report and an audio recording from the stop.  Using that information, Christopher negotiated to have the criminal drunk driving charge reduced to a non-criminal traffic violation for reckless driving.

 

Driving While Intoxicated Charges Dropped After Defense Files Motions to Suppress  Read more

 Christopher Bub’s client was charged with driving while under the influence of a drug.  The government claimed that Christopher’s client was driving on the interstate without a license, speeding excessively, and swerving erratically.  After conducting a traffic stop, police claimed to smell marijuana, and then put Christopher’s client through field sobriety tests, eventually arresting him for marijuana.  Even after the government received laboratory test that were helpful to the defense, the government pressed forward with the case.  In response, Christopher filed filed amended motions to suppress.  Ultimately, the government agreed to drop the driving while under the influence charge.

 

Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Drug Case After Court Grants Suppression Motion  Read more

 Police seized Christopher Bub’s client in the middle of the night while they were investigating a burglary. After seizing him, police claimed that he ditched methamphetamine and other drugs in a nearby snowbank.  The State charged him with felony possession of meth.  Christopher sought to suppress the evidence, arguing that police violated the constitution when they seized his client.  Had that not occurred, police never would have discovered the alleged drugs. The Court agreed and suppressed the evidence.  All charges were dismissed.

 

Burglary Charge Dropped After Defense Exposes Flaws in Eye-Witness Identification Read more

 The government claimed Christopher Bub’s client burglarized a home in the middle of the night while the victim was there. The victim said that she awoke to a noise, investigated, and found an intruder in her home. If convicted, Christopher’s client faced up to 10 years imprisonment.  At a court hearing, an officer testified that the victim specifically identified Christopher’s client as the intruder.  Because the government had not previously disclosed this evidence, Christopher demanded that the remainder of the hearing be postponed so that he could investigate.  In doing so, Christopher discovered significant flaws with the victim’s purported identification of his client.   Christopher took that information to the prosecutor and negotiated the dismissal of the felony charge. Instead, the client plead “no contest” to being a party-to-the-crime of disorderly conduct—a low level misdemeanor. Christopher’s client received no jail time, no fine, and no probation.

 

Defense Forces Dismissal of Felony Cocaine Distribution Case  Read more

 The government charged Christopher Bub’s client with selling cocaine.  That charge carried a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment. Sensing the government did not have the evidence to win at trial, Christopher demanded a jury trial and scheduled it to occur within weeks. Within hours of demanding the trial, the State dismissed the case.

 

Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Drug Distribution Case After Court Grants Suppression Motion Read more

 Police stopped a car in which Christopher Bub’s client was traveling.  After finding drugs on other occupants in the car, police then searched Christopher’s client, finding drugs that were allegedly packaged for distribution. The government charged Christopher’s client with a felony for possession with intent to distribute. Christopher filed a motion to suppress the evidence, asserting that police violated the constitution when they searched his client. The government was unable to prove otherwise, so the court suppressed the evidence, and the case was dismissed.

 

Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Meth Distribution Case Read more

 The government charged Christopher Bub’s client with dealing methamphetamine out of his home. The charge carried a maximum of 12.5 years imprisonment. The government based the charge mainly upon allegations from a confidential informant. Christopher demanded an evidentiary hearing so that he could cross-examine officers about the informant’s allegations. At the hearing, Christopher showed that the informant’s allegations were of limited value, and that the government did not have enough evidence to take the case to trial. The Court agreed.  Case dismissed.

 

Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Charge for Strangulation Read more

 The State charged Christopher Bub’s client with strangulation of his girlfriend.  Christopher demanded an evidentiary hearing to force the State to prove it had sufficient evidence to take the charge to trial. After the government presented its evidence, the Court ruled there was not enough evidence to proceed, and the charge was dismissed.

 

Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Charges for Strangulation and 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment Read more

 The girlfriend of Christopher Bub’s client claimed that while she and Christopher’s client were in the car arguing, he began suffocating her.  She said that she managed to escape, but that Christopher’s client then tried to run her over with the car as she fled. Based on those allegations, the government charged Christopher’s client with 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment and Strangulation.  Those charges exposed the client to 16 years imprisonment.  At an evidentiary hearing, Christopher cross-examined the government’s witness and picked apart the girlfriend’s story.  When he finished, the court agreed with Christopher that the girlfriend’s story was not plausible, and it dismissed the charges for 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment and Strangulation.

 

Drunk Driving Charges Dismissed After Court Grants Defense’s Suppression Motion Read more

 Police stopped the car Christopher Bub’s client was driving shortly after midnight because it did not have license plates. After approaching the car, the officer suspected Christopher’s client was intoxicated. The officer had him perform field sobriety tests and had him take a breath test.  According to the officer, the client failed the tests, and he was arrested for drunk driving. Christopher brought a motion to suppress the evidence, arguing the officer did not have enough evidence to request field sobriety tests or a breath test. The Court agreed and suppressed the evidence.  Case dismissed.

 

Defense Obtains Dismissal of Felony Charge Alleging that Client Broke Victim’s Nose and Knocked Her Unconscious  Read more

 Police arrested Christopher Bub’s client after an alleged domestic assault. The government brought a felony charge of substantial battery, claiming that Christopher’s client punched the alleged victim, breaking her nose and knocking her unconscious. Christopher demanded an evidentiary hearing so that he could cross-examine the officer. In doing so, Christopher exposed significant weaknesses in the government’s case. He then leveraged those weaknesses to negotiate the dismissal of the felony charge. Christopher also persuaded the government to dismiss the remaining charge for disorderly conduct if the client met certain conditions over a 12-month period, such as not committing any new crimes. This resolution was important for the client who works in the medical field. Any type of conviction involving violence could result in complete exclusion from that profession.

 

Defense Negotiates Dismissal of Felony Domestic Abuse Case  Read more

 The State accused Christopher Bub’s client of numerous crimes arising from an alleged domestic abuse incident. The charges included Intimidation of a Witness—a felony with a maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Christopher’s client had an extensive criminal history. Despite that history and the severity of the charges, Christopher negotiated the dismissal of the entire case.

 

Defense Negotiates Dismissal of Charge for Strangulation Read more

 The State charged Christopher Bub’s client with Strangulation/Suffocation in connection with an alleged domestic abuse incident. That is a felony, carrying a maximum of 6 years imprisonment. Christopher negotiated a deal in which the State reduced the Strangulation/Suffocation charge to Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. The State also agreed to dismiss the Disorderly Conduct charge after 12 months if Christopher’s client met certain conditions, such as not committing any new crimes.

 

Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Drug Distribution Charge after Showing There To Be Insufficient Evidence Read more

 Police stopped Christopher Bub’s client while he was sitting in his car outside a residence. Police searched the car and found drugs, a scale, and nearly 100 baggies. The government charged the man with a felony for drug dealing. Christopher demanded an evidentiary hearing where he argued there was insufficient evidence to prove his client intended to deal drugs. The court agreed and the charge was dismissed. Christopher then also persuaded the State to drop the remaining misdemeanor charge for drug possession.

 

Drunk Driving Charges Involving an Accident with a Child in the Car Reduced to a Non-Criminal Offense  Read more

 Police responded to an incident in which Christopher Bub’s client allegedly drove a car into a ditch while intoxicated.  The government claimed the client’s blood alcohol concentration was more than three times the legal limit and that there was a child in the car at the time of the accident. If convicted of the resulting criminal charges, the client would receive mandatory jail time. Christopher negotiated the reduction of the criminal charges to a non-criminal offense. As a result, the client was not convicted of a crime and served no jail time.

 

Defense Negotiates the Dismissal of All 11 Counts in Felony Forgery Case Read more

 The government charged Christopher Bub’s client with 11 felony counts of forging checks. Each carried a maximum of 6 years imprisonment. Christopher negotiated the ultimate dismissal of all 11 counts.

 

Defense Obtains Dismissal of Felony Charge Related to Stealing a $10,000 Icehouse Read more

 The Government accused Christopher Bub’s client of taking an icehouse worth $10,000.  Christopher’s client had an extensive prior record and the government charged him with a felony carrying a maximum of 6 years imprisonment. Christopher filed a motion to dismiss the felony charge, arguing the State did not have the ability to charge the felony.  Recognizing the motion had merit, the prosecutor dismissed the felony charge and accepted a plea to a misdemeanor for Obstruction. Christopher’s client received no jail time, and no fine.