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Case Results

At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., our Dallas attorneys work as a team, which means every case we handle benefits from the combined skills of our lawyers. We develop innovative strategies and focus on our clients' best interests as we seek favorable results in their legal matters. Read below to learn about some of our past successes. For the legal representation you need, call us at (214) 891-3382 or submit an online contact form.

  • Not Guilty
    DWI
    Client was charged with DWI blood test .18
  • Not Guilty
    DWI by Drugs
    Client was charged with driving while intoxicated with methamphetamine in her system.
  • Case Dismissed
    First Degree Drug Possession
    Client was charged with four counts of drug possession after emergency services responded to his home.
  • Not Guilty
    Murder
    Client was charged with shooting mother’s boyfriend in the face during an altercation. Not guilty on murder. At trial, found guilty of a lesser included offense of criminally negligent homicide and given probation.
  • Not Guilty
    Sexual Assault of a Child
    Client was charged with sexually assaulting his nine year old niece seven years prior at a family function.
  • Deferred Probation
    Racing Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death
    Client was charged with participating in a race that caused the deaths of two individuals and seriously injured another.
  • No Billed by Grand Jury
    Sexual Assault
    Client was charged with sexually assaulting a woman during a tailgate party at a local college. Case was no billed at grand jury.
  • Not Guilty
    Murder
    Client was charged with shooting his brother three times during an altercation. Not guilty on murder. At trial, found guilty of a lesser included offense of manslaughter and given probation.
  • Not Guilty
    Murder
    Client was charged with shooting mother’s boyfriend in the face during an altercation. Not guilty on murder. Found guilty of a lesser included offense of criminally negligent homicide and given probation.

  • Case Dismissed
    Indecency with a Child
    Client was charged with sexually touching his step-daughter on multiple occasions.
  • Case Dismissed
    Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child
    Client was charged with sexually assaulting his daughter on multiple occasions.
  • No Billed by Grand Jury
    Endangering a Child
    Client was charged with negligently causing the child’s death during the night by not paying attention.
  • No Billed by Grand Jury
    Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon
    Client was charged with pulling a gun on his son.
  • No Billed by Grand Jury
    Assault Impeding Breath
    Client was charged with assaulting and choking wife.

  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Public Servant
    Client was charged with punching a police officer during an altercation.
  • No Billed by Grand Jury
    Burglary of a Habitation
    Client was charged with burglarizing his ex-wife’s home during a custody exchange.
  • Verdict Reversed
    Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child

    Client convicted of Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child and sentenced to life in prison. We convinced the appellate court that the evidence was insufficient to support the verdict and they agreed. Although it is hard to get courts to move on sex cases as they get a lot of attention and are emotional, the Court saw our reasoning and accepted our argument.

    Outcome: The Sixth Court of Appeals reversed the judgment and remanded the case to the trial court for a new trial on lesser offenses. 

  • Case Settled
    Failure to Pay Sales Tax

    Client assessed serious sales tax penalty for not paying sales tax. We argued that client never owed the sales tax because the item was not taxable. We challenged this through the entire administrative process with the Office of the Comptroller and the State Office for Administrative Hearings.

    Outcome: The case settled before moving into the trial court.

  • Verdict Reformed to Lesser Offense
    Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child

    Client convicted of Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child and sentenced to 38 years, which had to be served day-for-day. Client called me about appeal but hired a different attorney. Other attorney lost the appeal. Client hired me to do motion for rehearing. I did and one of the justices changed his vote and explained that he agreed with me. I took the case to the Court of Criminal Appeals.

    Outcome: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously reversed the Tenth Court of Appeals, vacated the client’s sentence, reformed the verdict to reflect a conviction for a lesser-included offense and remanded for a new sentencing hearing. Client accepted plea for 6 years and was released and reunited with his family about six months later.

  • Case Dismissed
    Drug Possession

    Client charged with possession of illegal drugs.

    Outcome: Trial court overruled motion to suppress the drugs. We secured a favorable plea agreement for client and appealed the denial of the motion to suppress. Fifth Court of Appeals agreed with us and suppressed the illegally seized evidence. Charges dismissed against our client.

  • Removed Client from Registry
    Indecent Exposure

    Client convicted of two counts of indecent exposure and placed on the sex offender registry.

    Outcome: Through the Department of Public Safety administrative process we challenged the requirement that the client be placed on the sex offender registry for both offenses. DPS agreed in part and removed client from registry for one of two offenses. Second offense challenged through mandamus to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

  • Verdict Reversed
    Murder

    Client convicted of murder and sentenced to 42 years. The trial court refused to issue instruction on self-defense.

    Outcome: Fifth Court of Appeals reversed the verdict, vacated the judgment, and remanded for a new trial with the proper jury instructions. Client offered plea of 7 years, rendering him instantly parole eligible.

  • Verdict Reversed
    Murder

    Client convicted of murder based on a fight. Issue in the case was a jury charge error.

    Outcome: Fifth Court of Appeals reversed the verdict, vacated the judgment, and remanded for a new trial with the proper jury instructions.