Case Results 2019-02-22T18:13:09-06:00

Baldwin & Vernon works tirelessly to fight for their clients on their behalf. Here are some of our firm’s successful verdicts and results.

The client charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Defendant had been caught in a basement meth lab of a friend when the DEA served a search warrant. The evidence collected and presented led to an acquittal.

The client charged with Class A felony statutory sodomy in the first degree of his three-year-old niece (prospective adoptive daughter). Investigation revealed evidence such as the client’s wife having an affair and testimonies regarding a planned divorce by my client’s wife. The evidence resulted in a not guilty verdict.

The client was an immigrant cab driver and was accused of forcible rape. Investigation led to a not guilty verdict.

The client was accused of abuse by his daughter. The claim was ruled as unsubstantiated.

The client was charged with Class B felony manslaughter for causing the death of his best friend by crashing his truck while driving intoxicated. There were numerous evidentiary issues involving the timing and procedures, evidence from witnesses which supported his sobriety, and expert testimony regarding the poor design of the road and confusing nature of the lights. The state amended the charge to Class D felony involuntary manslaughter in the 2nd degree and my client plead guilty to criminal negligence by traveling too fast for the conditions, resulting in a death. The client served his time and is now a successful contributing member of society.

The client from Colorado was driving on I-35 and was subjected to a traffic stop. After a canine search, the client was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana and mushrooms. The case was resolved with a plea and sentencing hearing at which the court placed the client on probation.

The client was charged with two counts of Class C felony endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. The client was accused of harming her baby at Children’s Mercy Hospital. The prosecuting attorney amended the charge to a single count of the misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child in the 2nd degree with probation. While we are still convinced the state would not have been able to prove its case at trial, the client’s mental health was too fragile to withstand the emotional rollercoaster of a trial. The client was able to truthfully say that she had been criminally negligent in the care of her baby (and therefore actually guilty of the crime as amended).

In 2000, Eric Vernon was a member of the team of lawyers, law enforcement, probation officers, and treatment professionals who spent a year establishing the first drug court in Clay County. For the first 6 months to a year of the drug court’s operation, Vernon volunteered as the defense counsel for the treatment team.

Clay County Division 1 established a veterans treatment court on which Eric Vernon serves pro bono as defense counsel on the team. The court began taking in clients in the fall of 2014.

If you have been charged with a crime, reach out to Baldwin & Vernon for their legal advice and representation.