Representative Sampling of John McLindon's Recent Verdicts and Dismissals
These are just a few of the many cases in which Mr. McLindon has obtained favorable results for his clients since he has been practicing criminal defense.
- In 2016, Mr. McLindon represented the Sheriff of Iberia Parish who had been indicted by the United States Attorney's Office with multiple counts of Civil Rights violations. After a week-long jury trial in Shreveport, Louisiana, the jury acquitted the Sheriff on all counts.
- In 2016, John represented the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals who had been indicted with 9 counts of perjury. After three years of pretrial discovery and intensive investigation, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office dismissed the entire indictment.
- In 2015, John represented a company that had contracted with the Livingston Parish Council to provide services to the Parish related to cleanup from Hurricane Gustav. The District Attorney and the Office of the Inspector General began investigating Mr. McLindon's client, which led to the matter being presented to a Grand Jury. The Grand Jury refused to indict; thereafter, the DA for Livingston Parish chose to go forward with the prosecution, filing an 81 count Bill of Information against the client. The Court found no probable cause at the Preliminary Hearing, however, the DA and the Office of the Inspector General persisted in their prosecution. After an initial round of discovery, the District Attorney voluntarily dismissed 59 counts. Mr. McLindon filed a Motion to Suppress all evidence relating to the remaining counts, and the Trial Court granted the Motion, resulting in a dismissal of the case.
- In 2014 Mr. McLindon represented one of 4 men charged in Federal Court with various narcotics offenses. After a 12 day Jury trial with over 40 government witnesses, the jury found our client not guilty. He was the only one of the four defendants who was acquitted.
- In 2013, a former government official in a Louisiana municipality was arrested and charged with violating State RICO laws, along with theft and other associated charges. The client was presented to the State Grand Jury in East Feliciana Parish, and the Grand Jury returned a "No True Bill", which resulted in the District Attorney dismissing the entire case.
- In 2013, the co-owner of a local business was involved in a contentious breakup of the business with his partner. Our client was charged with multiple counts of theft. The case was tried in East Baton Rouge Parish, and the Judge returned a verdict of "Not Guilty" as to all charges.
- In 2012, after a five-year battle with the United States Attorney's Office, we negotiated a multiple count, arson, and insurance fraud case down to a one-count Bill of Information for which our client received probation.
- In 2011, represented a Chief of Police in Louisiana who had been charged by a Federal Grand Jury with an 11 count RICO based Indictment. After a week-long Trial, the jury acquitted the client on all 11 counts.
- In 2006, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, we won the dismissal of a multiple count indictment against our client for violation of the Federal Speedy Trial Act.
- In 2003, after many months of research and investigation by our firm, the United States Attorney's Office dismissed the case against the former head of an East Baton Rouge Parish Agency, who was under investigation by the United States Attorney's Office.
- In 2017, John represented an businessman who was being investigated by the FBI and The US Attorney's Office for insider trading. After a thorough investigation by our team, the US Attorney's office declined the case and no charges were brought.
- In 2020 our client was involved in a contested and antagonistic breakup of a company. This lead to his partners lodging false claims against him. After a detailed and thorough analysis of all of the documents, as well as additional research and investigation, we were able to meet with law enforcement and show them our client had done nothing wrong. The law enforcement officer closed the case after our presentation.
- In 2021 we represented two separate men on two separate cases both of whom were charged with second degree murder. We were able to interview several witnesses who were present at the time of the shootings. After meeting with the District Attorneys in both cases and presenting our cases , the DA dropped the cases and closed the files.
- in 2020 we represented the former Sheriff of a nearby Parish who was being investigated by the US Attorney's Office. Through an aggressive investigation we were able to locate documents and interview numerous witnesses. We presented this information to the US Attorney and their office closed the case without any charges being brought.