Burke Law Vermont Criminal Defense Case Results 2017 – 2018

A Sample of 2017 – 2018 Burke Law Vermont Criminal Defense Case Results


  • Attorney Leah Henderson won a not guilty verdict after a two day criminal jury trial in Windham county in June 2018.
  • Burke Law Attorneys Jessica Burke, Zach Weight, and Leah Henderson collectively resolved dozens of DUIs for dismissals or reduced charges throughout Vermont in Chittenden, Franklin, Windsor, Washington, Addison, Rutland, Orleans, Caledonia, Orange, Windham, Grand Isle, and Lamoille counties during 2017 – 2018.
  • Attorney Zach Weight won a not guilty verdict multi-day sexual assault felony jury trial in Franklin county in September 2018.
  • Attorney Jessica Burke secured a dismissal of all charges against her client on a felony aggravated sexual assault in Windsor county in 2017.
  • Attorney Leah Henderson tried and got a hung jury for her client in May 2018 on a felony sale of cocaine in Windsor county.
  • Attorney Jessica Burke resolved several aggravated sexual assault felonies for misdemeanors for clients in Chittenden, Windham, and Washington counties.
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Vermont Civil and Criminal DUI

Most DUIs in Vermont have two components: a DUI civil and a DUI criminal. Both cases are handled at the same court, before the same judge, at the same time. Each case will have a

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What is Cash Bail?

  Cash bail in Vermont is either a secured amount of money or actual money that must be paid to allow a criminal defendant to be released from jail while awaiting trial. A bail bond

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Vermont DUIs – When are DUIs Most Common?

Vermont DUIs tend to peak around major Holidays. During the holidays, the number of travelers on our nation’s roads peaks as friends and family gather to celebrate. As a result of holiday parties and gatherings,

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Pre-Trial Motions in Criminal Defense

  After your arraignment and “before a criminal case goes to trial, the prosecutor and the defense team usually appear before a criminal court judge and make pre-trial motions — arguments that certain evidence should

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What is Exculpatory Evidence in Vermont?

Exculpatory evidence is evidence favorable to the defendant in a Vermont criminal trial that exonerates or tends to exonerate the defendant of guilt. In other words, exculpatory evidence is evidence tending to excuse, justify, or absolve the

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Vermont DUI During the Holiday Season

  The holidays are full of snow and cozy cheer in Vermont. DUI enforcement is also enhanced during the holiday season. Vermont, like many states, devotes extra resources to DUI enforcement during the holiday season.

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