Recent Case Results

At Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., we're dedicated to helping good people in bad situations. Read our case results to learn how we've successfully defended many clients in the past, securing favorable outcomes for their future.
  • Not Guilty
    March 2017 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee Client was charged with a Felon in Possession of a Hand Gun in Tennessee. Two eye witness security guards testified that they detained our client with a weapon in his pants and called the police. John discredited the two witnesses and in five minutes the jury returned with a not guilty verdict.
  • 2022
    After a year long investigation and multiple hearings, Aggravated Rape and Aggravated Kidnapping charges completely dismissed due to uncovering a troubling history of false allegations and interviewing those other men.
  • 2021 Rape case
    Rape case. Bad evidence. Prior sexual partners, where client was alleged to have ignored her revocation of consent, tried to a jury that returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • All charges dismissed
    August 2015 in Horn Lake, Desoto County, Mississippi Client was charged with second DUI in Mississippi. We successfully moved to have case dismissed based on stop without probable cause. Judge agreed after hearing that stop based on officers hearing the sound of a loud engine prior to seeing client in his vehicle 30 seconds later was illegal.
  • Not Guilty
    May 2015, Desoto County Justice Court, Mississippi Client was pulled over for turning too wide. Client performed field sobriety tests and refused breathalyzer. Preliminary breath test, which was not admissible at trial showed BAC over legal limit of .08%. We took case to trial. Client was found not guilty of DUI and careless driving
  • Not Guilty - Sentence Reduced
    September, 2018 in Shelby County, TN

    Our client was indicted for Attempted First Degree Murder and was facing up to twenty-five years in prison. At trial, John McNeil skillfully discredited all five of the prosecutor’s witnesses. The jury found our client not guilty of attempted murder and only convicted him of a lesser offense where he was sentenced to a term of probation.

  • Case Expunged
    October, 2018 in Shelby County, TN

    Our client was accused of Aggravated Child Abuse and looking at up to twelve years of incarceration. John McNeil reviewed the evidence and found several holes in the State’s case. After speaking with the prosecutors, we were able to not only keep our client out of jail, but gave him the opportunity to have the case completely expunged from his record.

  • Not Guilty on DUI
    September 2018 in Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi Client was pulled over for weaving in roadway, while driving from her work to a bar in Southaven late one night. Client admitted to drinking and blew .16 on portable breathalyzer. Mr. Lawyer convinced prosecutor that evidence was insufficient to convict on DUI. DUI charge was dismissed.
  • 2021
    Healthcare prescription case where the government was accusing the provided of selling opioids as a drug dealer, case tried to jury which failed to convict, was able to then settle the case on very favorable terms for the client, billing fraud not drug dealing, and then convinced the trial court that the federal sentencing guidelines should not apply to him and client received a minor sentence.
  • 2021

    Local Black Lives Matters activist accused of illegally voting and filing false statements with the Election Commission. Fourteen count indictment, able to get 12 counts dismissed prior to trial, one count dismissed by the court after trial due to insufficient evidence and convicted of only one charge. Then we filed a Motion for New Trial and won. Only third Motion for New Trial granted in Shelby County in last 20 years. She will get to have her date in Court again or the State will dismiss. Huge win for her.

  • Not Guilty
    June 2018 in Cleveland, Bolivar County, Mississippi Client was charged with Aggravated Assault after shooting at two cars in the street in front of his house and injuring the driver of one car. Client claimed self-defense, after a long-running dispute between these men and himself. Hayden Lawyer successfully discredited the victim’s testimony and argued self-defense. The jury deliberated for only 30 minutes.

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