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Criminal Attorney, Murder Tucson

Mr. S. was wrongfully accused of Attempted First Degree Murder and other charges. He was acquitted of the murder charges and the Jury could not reach a verdict on the remaining charges.. Read More … Click Here

Crime Against Children Attorney Tucson

Mr. Z. was looking at mandatory prison time as a Dangerous Crime Against Children. We were able to convince the prosecutor and the Court that he was not a danger to re-offend, and was amenable to treatment. He was sentenced to probation. Read More … Click Here

Kidnapping & Child Custody Tucson

child-custody-attorney-tucsonMother of E.’s son ran absconded from Ohio and went on the run across the country with his two year old son. Mother was sending texts bragging to the father that he would never see his son again. The maternal grandfather even personally taunted our office that we would never get E.’s son back. Working literally around the clock with the Courts, Private Investigators, Tucson Police and the Novato County Sheriff we got orders and warrants for his pick up and ultimately helped locate and retrieve his son. E. is now happily reunited with his son! Read More … Click Here

Assault and Battery Attorney Tucson

Mr. O. was charged with assaulting his girlfriend and multiple other charges of disorderly conduct. In reality she fabricated a story against him after they argued verbally and he kicked her out.

He was acquitted and exonerated of all charges after a lengthy bench trial. The Judge made findings that she did not believe the “victim” was credible. Read More … Click Here

Child Custody Success Story Tucson: The Law Office of Jacob Represented a mother who was the subject of false allegations regarding alcohol and drug use. At the time of retaining my office she was only allowed supervised visits. We proved these allegations were false and after a contested trial she was awarded final decision authority and was reunited with her children.

PRESS: One of seven fired corrections officers cries foul

Child Custody Success Case Tucson

After a two day trial and a two year long custody battle, Judge Dardis awarded custody to the my client and did not allow the children to move to Las Vegas. Read More … Click Here

Domestic Violence Tucson Acquittal

Mr. T. was falsely accused of assaulting his girlfriend and injuring her. The Jury acquitted him of all charges. Read More … Tellez

Aunt charged in starvation death of girl to be released, monitored

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– Aggravated Assault
Mr. G. was accused of assaulting his neighbor, ( a 19 year old with drug and alcohol problems) with a brick and breaking his jaw. Both him and his father were completely exonerated from these false accusations. Click to View Minute Entry.

Mr. G.e V’s State – Aggravated Assault
Mr. G. was accused of assaulting his neighbor, ( a 19 year old with drug and alcohol problems) with a brick and breaking his jaw. Both him and his father were completely exonerated from these false accusations. Click to View Minute Entry.

Mr. S. V’s State – Aggravated Assault
Mr. S. was charged with masterminding a brutal assault upon a family’s property over an unpaid drug debt. At trial we were able to show that although physically present, he had nothing to do with the allegations and was completely acquitted. Click to View Minute Entry.

Mr R. V’s State – Aggravated Assault
Mr. R.s was wrongfully charged with Aggravated Assault (the case involved shooting at a police officer) and was looking at mandatory prison time of at least seven years and a maximum of 21. At trial we showed that the officer who claimed to identify him was wrong and the police investigation was filled with mistakes. He was completely exonerated of all charges. Click to View Minute Entry.

Mr A. V’s State – Aggravated DUI
Mr. A. was charged with Aggravated DUI. He was facing a presumptive term of ten years prison. Based on the fact that he had not received notice of the suspension from Motor Vehicle he was acquitted of all the felony charges and no longer faces any prison time. Click to View Minute Entry.

Mr XXX V’s State – Assault
Mr. XXX was wrongfully arrested for assault. The law office of Jacob Amaru first obtained an acquittal at trial (on the basis of self defense). However, even after the acquittal, he was still having problems with his employers due to the arrest. His arrest was sealed under Arizona Revised Statute 13-4051 and is no longer accessible without a court order. Click to View Minute Entry.

A. vs H. – Child Custody Case
Mr. A.’s ex-girlfriend absconded from Tucson with their three year old son. After some rather forceful litigation, it was determined that it was in the child’s best interests to be reunited with his father and for the father have full custody. Click to View Minute Entry.

C. vs Q. – Child Custody Case
Mr. C. hired me because his ex-girlfriend was prohibiting him from seeing his children. After litigating the case, he was happily reunited with his three children and received the parenting time he wanted from the courts. Court Minute Entry.

State vs S.
Mr. S. was arrested with several hundred pounds of marijuana. He was charged with Possession for Sale and Transportation for Sale (Class Two Felonies) and was looking at mandatory prison. At trial I was able to show that the State could not prove Mr. Salazar intended to sell the marijuana. He was convicted of a probation MANDATORY offense of possessing marijuana for personal use. Click to View Minute Entry.

State vs B.
Mr. B., who had no prior criminal history, was facing seven to twenty one years of mandatory prison time. He had previously shopped at this convenience store (and subsequently left fingerprints) where the robbery took place. About a year later he was picked out of a flawed photo lineup where the assailant was described as dark skinned and my client was the only African American whom the police saw fit to include in the photo array. (The facts of this case still get my blood boiling). The other “witness” in this case was a crack addict whose story conflicted with the victims. Potentially exculpatory evidence that could have provided a solid DNA link to the real assailant’s identity (a Styrofoam cup) was lost when a police officer put it on the roof of his car and it blew away. After strenuously litigating the case, the State dismissed the case. Click to View Minute Entry.

State vs B.
Mr. B. was a young man who was driving a car on I10 when he was pulled over by the police. The vehicle allegedly contained marijuana and Mr. B. was looking at a significant prison term. Acting without probable cause, the deputies searched his vehicle illegally. The case was dismissed by a judge my motion. Click to View Minute Entry.

State. vs A.
Mr. A. was wrongfully accused of attempted burglary when he was caught inside a stranger’s car. He was looking at a minimum of ten years prison. This case went to trial. I was able to show that Mr. A. was simply looking for a place to sleep and that the police failed to properly document and prepare the crime scene. He was acquitted of all charges. Click to View Minute Entry.

State vs B.
Mr. B. was wrongfully accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a gun and of illegally firing his weapon. He was facing seven to twenty one years of prison. At trial I was able to show that his girlfriend was a pathological liar and intensely jealous. After destroying her credibility on the stand, the jury acquitted him of all charges.Click to View Minute Entry.

State vs H.
Mr. H. was a fifteen year old accused of robbing someone of their phone at gun point. He was facing seven to twenty one years of prison. At trial I proved he did not have a weapon and that the alleged victim, also a teenager was lying because he was embarrassed about having his phone taken from him. He was convicted of a misdemeanor and served no jail time. Click to View Minute Entry.

State vs N.
Mr. N. was accused of stealing QWest wires and selling them for scrap. I was able to show that the materials he possessed had been abandoned and he was acquitted of all charges. Click to View Minute Entry.

State vs W.
Mr. W. was charged with possession of cocaine. He was looking at ten years of prison. At trial I was able to show that the police could not prove that the drugs that were recovered belonged to him and he was acquitted of all charges. Click to View Minute Entry.

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Arizona Daily News (Public Defender) – Tucsonan convicted in life insurance murder

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