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Attorney D'Amore Helps Veteran Get Probation Instead of Extensive Prison Term

Posted By D'Amore Law Firm || 15-Oct-2013

After an Iraq war veteran was convicted for shooting his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors attempted to get him sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. Our criminal defense law firm's founder, however, advocated for the defendant, helping him instead get a sentence of just 10 years probation. The case was originally charged as a 1st degree felony with a range of punishment of up to life in prison with a possible fine of $10,000. This violent case is an example of how Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas D. Amore, or D'Amore Law Firm, fights for his positive outcomes for his clients from the beginning of their cases up to the very end.

The defendant—a 34-year-old man who had served in the Iraq war in the U.S. Marine Corps—claimed self-defense in his case. The man's ex-girlfriend said that he shot her one time in the forehead, one time in the neck and one time in the shoulder. According to the Marine's statement to police, however, she was the one who had pulled the gun on him, which caused the man to act in self-defense. He stated that the incident occurred after he had gone to her place of work to pay her for child support and the two of them got into an argument. According to evidence presented in the case, the Marine had received a diagnosis of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) once he came back home from serving in the war.

A jury ended up convicting the defendant. Attorney D'Amore, however, continued fighting for a case result that could benefit his client. He asked the jury to consider sentencing the Marine to probation rather than the 30 years or more of prison time that prosecutors were asking for. In the end, the jury ended up sentencing the man to a 10-year probation term. This is a sentence that is dramatically lower than what the defendant could have received. D'Amore works tirelessly to help his clients protect their futures whenever there is an opportunity to do so.

If you have been accused of committing a crime in the Dallas, Texas area, we at D'Amore Law Firm encourage you to come in for a free case evaluation. We can assess your case and help you determine a plan for moving forward with your defense. Contact us today!

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