Defendant was charged with murder with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, first degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon, and robbery with use of a deadly weapon. Defendant was facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. As a result of Ms. Connolly’s vigorous advocacy, the defendant was able to plead guilty to one count of accessory and received probation. If probation is successfully completed, the charge will be reduced to a gross misdemeanor.
Defendant who has several domestic violence convictions was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation. Ms. Connolly successfully negotiated the charge down to a first offense misdemeanor domestic violence with counseling and community service.