Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes

Christopher Bub has defended against an array violent crime charges, including intentional homicide, sexual assault, strangulation, reckless endangerment, and substantial battery.

Below are some of Christopher’s recent successes defending against violent crime charges.



Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Charge for Strangulation 

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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
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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.

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