SUCCESSFUL CASES

Every client Deserves justice

Ralph Ellinwood has been involved in many cases over the years.

Below are some illustrative successes.

Each case is unique and your case may not be resolved in exactly the same way.

CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 2001-1933.

CHARGE: Client charged with Armed Robbery of a bank.
OUTCOME: Not Guilty at jury trial.

CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CV 200800983.

CHARGE: Our client sued for legal malpractice.

OUTCOME: Case successfully settled before trial.

CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 20083574.

CHARGE: Client charged with Armed Robbery and facing mandatory prison and deportation.

OUTCOME: Dismissed by prosecutor at jury trial

CASE:  Cochise County Superior Court CV 200800983. CHARGE: Our client Mr. Kern sued for legal malpractice. OUTCOME: Case successfully settled before trial.

CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CR 201000055*

CHARGE: Client charged with having sex with a 14 year old.

OUTCOME: Original plea offer was for an extensive prison sentence. Case settled after motion practice for a probationary sentence.

PROBATION 

CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CR 200800879**

CHARGE: Client retained us after being charged with possession of child pornography. His plea offer was to a lengthy prison sentence.

OUTCOME: At jury trial the case mistried and then settled for a probationary sentence.

CASE: Grant County District Court, New Mexico CR 200800053.

CHARGE: Client charged in a scheme to defraud the state government.

OUTCOME: Client received a Conditional Discharge sentence [meaning no finding of guilt] and thereafter had her probation terminated early

APPEALS 

SETTLED

NOT GUILTY

CASE: United States District Court Arizona CR 2010-3260.

CHARGE: Importation of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Mandatory 10 year minimum upon conviction.

OUTCOME:  Dismissed by government just weeks before trial

DISMISSED

CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 60907.

CHARGE:  First Degree Murder (accused of killing his wife)
OUTCOME: Not Guilty verdict at jury trial.

CASE: Arizona District Court CR 05-1099-TUC-FRZ.

CHARGE: Client charged with numerous counts of possession of child pornography. There was extensive motion practice and a jury trial.

OUTCOME: Client convicted, but sentenced to the minimum of 5 years instead of the 18 years sought by the prosecutor.

ON APPEAL: The Court of Appeals reversed the sentence finding the government had not proved three of the four counts, and remanded the case to the trial court for re-sentencing. Client will no longer be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence.

CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 20094050.

CHARGE: Client charged with dangerous nature burglary.

OUTCOME: Plead out to an open Class Six felony with regular probation.

CASE: United States District Court Arizona CR 10-1009-TUC-CKJ.

CHARGE:  Transporting "illegal aliens"

OUTCOME: Dismissed by the judge at the end of the prosecution's case during a jury trial

CASE: Pima County Superior Court CR 20093988.

CHARGE: Client charged with Second Degree Murder for killing his fiancée. The jury found him guilty of the lesser offense of Manslaughter.

OUTCOME: He was sentenced to a mitigated (less than presumptive/standard) prison term. APPEAL PENDING.

*Ralph Ellinwood was co-counsel with Richard Lougee

**Ralph E. Ellinwood served as co-counsel with Richard Lougee as Knapp counsel in addition to the Cochise County Public Defender  

CASE: Cochise County Superior Court CR 

CHARGES: Client charged with 20 counts Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; 1 count, Molestation of a Child
OUTCOME: Not Guilty at bench trial; Molestation dismissed by prosecution.

CASE: 2017

CHARGES: 9 counts, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; 1 count, Sexual Abuse

OUTCOME: Dismissed by prosecution just weeks before trial

CASE: 2017

CHARGES: 2 Counts, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor,

OUTCOME: Dismissed by prosecutor after over a year of litigation

CASE: 2017

CHARGES: 1 Count, Sexual Conduct with a Minor; 2 Counts, Molestation of a Child; 2 Counts, Sexual Abuse of a Minor under 15 [2 alleged victims]

OUTCOME: Dismissed, all counts, by prosecution after winning motion for severance a month before trial

CASE:

CHARGES: Multiple counts, Molestation of a Child with alleged prior sex crimes ruled admissible under Rule 404 (b) (mandatory time)

OUTCOME: Hung Jury at trial (9:3 for Acquittal), followed by No Contest Plea to Class 6 felony, Received Probation, after 5 years litigation