Accompanied client to police headquarters after deadly shooting for investigation in homicide. Client acted in self-defense under Castle Doctrine. Police referred to grand jury for indictment. Grand jury returned a no-bill of indictment.
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Knife), Felony. Jury trial. After jury selection, client pled to ten years deferred probation.
Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm
Client faced felony indictment for Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm at Dallas Love Field Airport. During a work-related emergency, client forgot that his firearm was in a carry-on bag. Submitted packet to the grand jury that client should not be indicted. Grand jury returned no-bill of indictment.
Assault Family Violence
Local first-responder charged with Assault Family Violence. Jury trial. Not guilty.
Collin county man indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for threatening teenage boy visiting client’s daughter. Sentenced to five years deferred probation.
Denton county man charged with deadly conduct. Jury verdict of Not Guilty.
Dallas county man indicted for Aggravated Robbery for hitting complainant with brass knuckles and stealing cash and a firearm during a drug deal. Set for jury trial. State to misdemeanor assault with time-served before trial.
Aggravated Robbery (home invasion)
Collin county man indicted for Aggravated Robbery home invasion that resulted in shooting death of accomplice. State offered 40 years in prison. State dismissed related charges of bail jumping and possession of marijuana after the jury assessed 27 years.
Dallas county man indicted for Aggravated Robbery. Co-defendants also indicted for murder and sentenced to life in prison. State reduced felony and client sentenced to two years deferred probation.
Represented a small business owner who was robbed at gunpoint at his business one night.
During the robbery, Ms. Knox’s client pulled out his firearm and shot the robber in self-defense. After accompanying her client to the police station, where he told the officers the truth, the client was allowed to walk out of the police station that night without being arrested or charged.
The grand jury refused to indict the business owner for homicide because he acted in self-defense, and he was never prosecuted.