• CIVIL

    – 2015, Worker’s Comp Settlement on behalf of K.C.

    Successfully negotiated and settled worker’s compensation claim in the amount of $100,000.00

    – 2015, Minor Settlement from Wrongful Death of Father

    Successfully negotiated and settled policy limits of $1 million dollars for J.J. on behalf of her minor son

    – 2014B.W., et al v. D.P., et al

    Successfully negotiated the settlement of over $1.2 million dollars on behalf of his client through extensive litigation which concluded with a successful mediation

  • CRIMINAL

    – 2016State of Louisiana v. S.C. (Possession of AMP/METH 200G – 400G & Possession of CDS V)

    Charges dismissed following extensive negotiations with district attorney’s office

    – 2016State of Louisiana v. J.D. (Dogfighting)

    Charges dismissed following extensive negotiations with district attorney’s office

    – 2016State of Louisiana v. T.M. (Felony THEFT $750 – $5,000)

    Client was placed on Pre-Trial Intervention by the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office in February of 2016;  This will allow felony charge to be dismissed after successful completion of the program.

    – 2016, State of Texas v. C.J. (Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Carrying of Weapons)

    Client was placed on Pre-Trial diversion by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in January of 2016;  This will allow both charges to be dismissed after successful completion of the program.

    – 2016, State of Texas v. G.C. (Possession of Controlled Substance and Illegal Carrying of Weapons)

    Charges dismissed following extensive negotiations with district attorney’s office

    – 2015, State of Texas v. K.P. (Forgery)

    Charges dismissed following extensive negotiations with district attorney’s office

    – 2015United States Government v. D.W. (Criminal investigation by FBI led to seizure of over $20,000.00 of client’s funds during traffic stop)

    All monies returned and U.S. Attorney agreed not to pursue charges against client

    – 2014, State of Louisiana v. C.R. (Resisting arrest by violence)

    Client initially arrested for attempted 1st degree murder on a law enforcement agent.  Plea negotiations broke down and the matter proceeded to trial.  Client was found “Not Guilty” after Trial

    – 2014, State of Louisiana v. T.W. (Felony Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute)

    Client charged with Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute. Over 100lbs of marijuana were seized from client’s vehicle following stop on I-10. Client was first given Public Defender who advised client that he was not going to get a bond and that he MUST do jail time. Attorney Goins was brought into the case by a family member who had heard of him. Not only was a bond set, but the client was given probation and received no jail time.

    – 2014, State of Texas v. J.B. (Felony Assault)

    Client was arrested after allegations that he had committed felony assault upon his ex girlfriend following a nightclub party.  Once prosecution was instituted, Attorney Goins stepped into the case and fought to get the charges against his client dismissed.  Client was a student at Prairie View A&M University and a felony conviction would have severely impacted his college/professional career.  Attorney Goins convinced the D.A. that the evidence was not strong enough to obtain a conviction in front of a jury; afterwards, the prosecutor dismissed the charges.

    – 2014State of Louisiana v. D.S. (“Project 50” list in Rapides Parish District attorney’s office; Possession of Cocaine)

    Charges dismissed following extensive negotiations with district attorney’s office

    – 2014State of Louisiana v. K.C. (Several drug offenses)

    Client was arrested on two different occasions for possession of controlled dangerous substances.  Attorney Goins filed motions to suppress all of the evidence.  Prosecutor agreed with our position and dismissed ALL charges.

    – 2013, State of Louisiana v. E.S. (Felony Theft over $1,500)

    After being arrested for Felony theft, client retained Attorney Goins.  Attorney Goins was able to convince the District Attorney not to prosecute client.  He was able to convince the D.A. that the evidence in this matter did not support the criminal charges for which client was arrested. The D.A. declined to bill the charges.

    – 2013State Of Louisiana in the Interest of R.C. (Oral Sexual Battery)

    Attorney Goins convinced client to reject offer of probation after reviewing file.  Following trial, the client was acquitted on charge of oral sexual battery.

    – 2013State of Texas v. L.W. (Felony Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon)

    After negotiations with prosecutor, Attorney Goins convinced prosecutor to dismiss charges.

    – 2013State of Louisiana v. K.V. (Felony Possession of CDS III)

    Charges dismissed following suppression hearing in which defense was victorious

    – 2013State of Louisiana v. J.H. (Stalking, Criminal Trespass, Harassing telephone calls)

    Charges dismissed following pre-trial conference with district attorney

    – 2013State of Louisiana v. J.S. (Possession of  CDS III & IV)

    Charges dismissed following extensive negotiations with district attorney’s office

    – 2013State of Louisiana v. K.T. (Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to distribute, Felony Possession of Codeine, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon)

    Charges carry a 10 year minimum. Client was on parole in TX at the time of arrest in Louisiana; Attorney Goins filed and successfully argued suppression motions; ALL charges were dismissed

    – 2013State of Louisiana v. O.T. (2nd Degree Felony Cruelty to a juvenile; Obstruction of justice; Criminal conspiracy; Accessory after the fact)

    Client could have lost her position in the military had she been convicted on any of these charges;  In March of 2015, she was placed on pre-trial intervention (PTI) by the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s office;  Successful completion will allow ALL charges to be dismissed

    – 2011State of Louisiana v. W.H. (Domestic Abuse Battery)

    Charges dismissed following pre-trial conference with district attorney