Cases and Results

Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of Mr. Demik’s notable trial and pretrial litigation results. The names of the accused have been omitted to protect client privacy:

United States v. An Individual, Case No. 16-CR-00712-JFW, Eight Counts of Felony Tax Fraud, One Felony Count for Obstruction of Justice: Acquitted on Seven Counts at Trial

United States v. An Individual,  Central District of California, Case No. 17-CR-00465-LAL; Simple Possession of Marijuana: Dismissed

United States v. An Individual, Central District of California, Case No. 17-CR-00252-DSF, Felon in Possession of a Firearm: Hung jury and Mistrial Granted

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 16-CR-50043-JLV, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury: Acquitted

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 14-CR-50123-JLV, Possession of An Unregistered Firearm: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted, Case Dismissed

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 14-CR-50045-JLV, Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Carrying a 30-year Mandatory Minimum Sentence of Thirty Years Imprisonment: Time-Served Misdemeanor in the Middle of Trial

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 14-CR-50033-JLV, Interference with Flight Crew Members and Attendants: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity After Court Trial

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 14-CR-50115-JLV, Felony Child Abuse and Neglect, Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person: Case Resolved with Misdemeanor After Pretrial Motions

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 13-CR-50049-JLV, Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Carrying a 30-year Mandatory Minimum Sentence of Thirty Years Imprisonment: Dismissed Following Motion Hearing

United States v. Three Individuals, District of South Dakota, Case No. 13-CR-50037-JLV, Larceny, Tampering with a Witness, Felony Child Abuse and Neglect: Client’s Mistrial Granted, Resolved Favorably Following Mistrial

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 13-CR-50134-JLV, Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Felony Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury: Resolved with Misdemeanor Simple Assault Mid-Trial

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 12-CR-50125-JLV, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury: Acquitted

United States v. An Individual, Case No. 12-CR-50173-JLV, Involuntary Manslaughter: Dismissed on the Eve of Trial

United States v. An Individual, Central District of California, Case No. 10-CR-00051-PSG, Abusive Sexual Contact on Aircraft: First Count Dismissed at Trial, Acquitted on the Second Count

United States v. An Individual, Central District of California, Case No. 09-CR-00275-GHK, Aggravated Sexual Abuse: Acquitted on Six Felony Counts

United States v. An Individual, District of South Dakota, Case No. 08-CR-50123-KES, Failure to Register: Dismissed After Pretrial Litigation

United States v. An Individual, Southern District of California, Case No. 07-CR-02144-JAH, Felony Drug Trafficking Offense Carrying a Mandatory Minimum Sentence of Five Years Imprisonment: Acquitted

United States v. An Individual, Southern District of California, Case No. 06-CR-00734-GT, Guilty Plea to Possession with Intent to Distribute: Reversed and Remanded on Appeal (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Case No. 06-50542)

United States v. An Individual, Southern District of California, Case No. 06-CR-00060-L, Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute: Mistrial Granted, Case Dismissed

United States v. Two Individuals, Southern District of California, Case No. 05-CR-00107-LAB, Six Felony Counts for Harboring and Smuggling Carrying a Mandatory Minimum Sentence of Five Years Imprisonment: Client’s Mistrial Granted, Case Dismissed

In addition to criminal cases, Mr. Demik has worked closely together with many prominent civil attorneys on large, complex cases and numerous civil trials.

Mr. Demik also has expertise in the area of immigration law, securing asylum for a Nicaraguan immigrant in a San Francisco Immigration Court through an Amnesty International pro bono legal program.

Finally, Mr. Demik has handled family court matters in San Mateo County, California in both child custody and child support matters.