Outcome: Release from Prison
Summary: When using a different attorney, Mr. Dawson was convicted and sentenced to prison where he stayed for nearly two decades of a life sentence. Using habeas proceedings, Mr. Lampkin successfully argued that Mr. Dawson was wrongfully convicted of certain enhancements and should not have been given a life sentence. The court agreed and Mr. Dawson’s conviction was dismissed. The Prosecution refiled charges and Mr. Lampkin negotiated a credit-time-served plea whereby Mr. Dawson was released from prison.