Rachel Walker Al-Yasi's
Learn about Rachel Walker Al-Yasi's court verdicts. She has an excellent record, and you can contact her in Albuquerque, NM, to retain her services.
- 2018 — Stalking Case — Dismissed by the State
She was able to show that the alleged victim had inconsistent statements as to times and dates. And the State could not meet their evidentiary burden in proving the allegations.
- 2018 — Violation of a Restraining Order — Dismissed
The alleged victim claimed that client called her from a phone associated with them. However, the client's girlfriend and relatives had no such phone number. Also, the alleged victim did not answer the phone so no evidence of who called their number. Could have been a marketing call for all she knew. She asked the DA office if they were going to continue with the investigation since the number provided had no ties with her client.
- 2018 — Restraining Order Petition — Dismissed
Was able to show, in the hearing, that the petitioning party did not have the injuries they claimed and that the petition for the restraining order was filed in bad faith to gain an advantage in a custody case.
- 2018 — Sexual Offense — Cleared Without Any Litigation
The client was being investigated for a sexual offense matter. She had the client and investigating detective come into her office for a meeting. After an hour-long interview with the detective, the case was closed with no further action and no charges filed. This not only saved her client time out of their own schedule but the fees in taking this matter to court.
- 2017 — Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated — Acquitted
Defendant was speeding and had an open container and marijuana in his vehicle. She waived jury on this case and tried it to the bench. She was able to establish through the testimony of the stopping officer that he was not able to remember exactly how her client performed on the field sobriety test and therefore the results were not valid. The judge agreed and found her client not guilty.
- 2016 — Attempted Murder Two Counts — Acquitted
Defendant and his neighbors were involved in a dispute over a horse. She successfully argued self-defense. She was able to establish that the alleged victims had gone on to her client's property armed and menaced her client with guns.
- 2016 — Possession of a Firearm by a Felon — Acquitted
Defendant had a passenger in his vehicle who had a firearm which he placed under the passenger seat next to the passenger door with the handle facing the passenger door. The police officer, in that case, changed his version of where the firearm was found in the vehicle, and that was on videotape. During jury selection, some potential jurors expressed the belief that officers do not always relate an accurate version of the facts, either through lack of memory or other reasons. She reminded the jury of those beliefs on closing argument.
- 2015 — Battery — Acquitted
The defendant was charged with battery on a fellow employee. Testimony from the police officer and the surveillance video established that no battery occurred and that the alleged victim filed charges in retaliation for being terminated from her job. The jurors came back in five minutes with an acquittal in that case.
- 2014 — Concealing ID, Resisting Arrest — Dismissed by the Court Without a Trial
Officers could not establish any legal reason to be on client's property or to search client's home without a warrant. A door-to-door salesman was unhappy when her client told him to leave the property. The salesman called the police claiming client was in his front yard yelling and screaming with a gun in his hand. Officers arrived at a quiet neighborhood. Neighbors told police no one had been in the front yard all day. Officers still proceeded to client's home, dragged him out of his front foyer, cuffed him and proceeded to unlawfully arrest him and search his home without a warrant.
- 2014 — Possession of a Controlled Substance — Illegal Search Warrant Quashed
Officers stopped another individual for traffic violations who was then arrested. That individual told the officers that the drugs found in his pocket came from the home of her client. With no other evidence other than that statement officers were able to obtain an illegal search warrant.
- 2013 — First Degree Murder — Directed Verdict in Favor of the Defendant
Defendant was suspected of crimes by the police. A drug deal gone bad occurred in the area where the defendant worked. The state was only offering a plea to a murder charge. Careful evaluation of the evidence and through interviews of all of the witnesses, she was able to show that the state had no evidence placing her client at the location of the crime. The judge granted her a directed verdict, which means that the state had not put on enough evidence that a reasonable jury could find her client guilty. She did not have to put on a single witness and proved through the state's witnesses that her client was not at the location at the time of the murder.