Russell W. DeMent is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Russell W. DeMent III (Rusty) has been granted Fellowship to the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). He is listed in the Criminal Law Section. The LCA is an honorary society whose invitation-only membership is limited to just 3,500 Fellows nationwide, representing less than .05% of American lawyers. Prior to…

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We are pleased to announce that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III has been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Previously named to the Criminal Defense: General Practice Section, Rusty is additionally named to the DUI/DWI Defense Section in 2020. Rusty is a seasoned criminal trial attorney that has more than two decades…

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Defendant had a head-on collision with injuries to both parties. He was given field sobriety tests on the scene of the collision and did not perform well on those tests with the exception of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test where he showed no signs of impairment from any central nervous system depressant. He admitted…

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Defendant charged with Level 2 DWI with one prior within 7 years. Was facing a potential sentence of 1 year in prison. Defendant attended a treatment program and really changed her life direction while the case was pending. We were able to get the judge to agree to accept the inpatient treatment as credit for…

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Client charged with level 3 trafficking in opiates which carried minimum mandatory sentencing of a minimum of 225 months (18 years 9 months) in prison. After months of negotiating with the prosecuting attorney and following a lengthy argument to the court, Defendant was sentenced to 65 months (5 years and 5 months) in prison with…

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Client stopped for speeding. LEO smelled odor of MJ about clients person. LEO search revealed burned MJ blunt. Defendant performed poorly on all physical tests but told the officer he suffered from a herniated disk in his lower back. On the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) eye test there were no clues of impairment. A subsequent…

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