Representative Cases

We represent people accused of criminal offenses and professional misconduct who risk losing everything.

We work to get them their best possible results and back to leading productive lives.

Between November 2019 and February 2020, Amos successfully defended three homicide cases in trials.

  • A Chinese national student was acquitted of death by motor vehicle. (Orange County, 19 CR 51680, November 2019)
  • An Orange County Judge declared a mistrial in the case of an Orange County man accused of voluntary manslaughter after a jury was unable to reach a verdict. (Orange County, 18 CRS 50069, December 2019)
  • A Lee County jury found Amos’ client not guilty of first-degree murder. (Lee County, 17 CRS 645 February 2020)

Other recent cases include the following:

  • Amos successfully argued on appeal for a reversal of his client’s sentence. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a sentence and remanded the case for a new sentencing hearing. (No. 19-4182)
  • Amos defended a client accused of sexual assault during an investigation by the UNC’s Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, which concluded there was insufficient evidence a violation of UNC’s policy. (December 2019)
  • Amos defended a client accused of sexual assault during an investigation by the UNC’s Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, which concluded there was insufficient evidence a violation of UNC’s policy. (March 2020)

Here are additional examples of our cases:

  • Young man misidentified as a robber acquitted after a jury trial
  • Young man accused of shooting a rival in a drive-by shooting acquitted after a jury trial
  • Young man accused of vehicle homicide acquitted after a jury trial
  • Woman who shot her husband in front of the courthouse after a domestic proceeding acquitted by a jury
  • Man acquitted of vehicular homicide
  • Hung jury in a first-degree murder case
  • Drug trafficking charges dismissed after a Court excluded a large amount of cocaine discovered during an unlawful search
  • Robbery charges dismissed after court excludes eyewitness identification obtained through impermissibly suggestive identification procedures
  • Jury rejects state’s call for the death penalty and sentences a client to life for killing his nine months pregnant girlfriend
  • Jury rejects state’s call for the death penalty and sentences a client to life for killing his wife
  • Jury rejects state’s call for the death penalty and sentences a client to life for killing an elderly couple in their home
  • First degree murder case reversed on appeal after trial court refused to give a requested jury instruction
  • First degree murder case reversed on appeal after trial court refused to give a requested jury instruction
  • A man’s conviction and thirty-year sentence reversed because the trial court allowed the State to proceed based on a flawed indictment
  • A man’s sentence reduced after appellate court held that trial court committed reversible error by refusing to dismiss four of five charges
  • Felony convictions and habitual felon sentences of thirty years vacated and remanded for a trial on a misdemeanor
  • A man’s death sentence vacated because the State suppressed exculpatory evidence
  • Represented clients facing gambling charges before federal grand juries
  • Represented clients in grand jury proceedings related to allegations of tax fraud
  • Represented clients in grand jury proceedings related to allegations of bank fraud and money laundering
  • Successfully represented lawyers before the disciplinary hearing commission