State vs. Sharon Kinne – on A Crime to Remember, and Alex Peebles her attorney

The murder case my dad, Alex Peebles, worked on in the 1960s will air on December 13, 2016 on Investigation Discovery channel. The show is called, A Crime to Remember. I was interviewed in February of 2016 to add perspective as the son of the lawyer who represented Sharon Kinne.

She was accused of multiple murders. First, there was the “accident” where her young daughter allegedly shot her husband in the back of the head while playing with their gun. Only a few months after investigators ruled it an accident, she was implicated in another murder. Then they reopened the death of her husband. From that point onward, the race to convict her was on.

This post is more of a reflection and a deeper look into one of her attorneys.

My dad, Alex Peebles, was a very gritty, street smart, well-connected, and powerful lawyer who built his reputation representing all types of criminals in the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s — clear up to when he became so old he couldn’t walk into a courtroom. I became a lawyer at the tail end of his career, and practiced law with him for 5 years, driving from courtroom to courtroom in the Ozarks listening to all his stories. During his career, he represented anyone and everyone who could pay his fees, and even those who couldn’t. With them, he allowed them to work out their fees in manual labor. I always tell people that he makes the character in “Better call Saul” look like a school child. Back in that time, it was anything goes. It was like the legal version of the wild west.

Alex Peebles smoked a pipe, had greased back hair, was well dressed all the time, and could charm the shirt off of you and you would be glad to give it up. He was also very crass and ruthless when he needed to be. He would cuss and yell into the phone, and hang up when he was done talking. He wasted no time with chit chat. He was a consummate deal maker. Everyone in the legal community owed him favors, and he kept a tally in his head. He “put” many judges on the bench, delivering the news like this:

“Do you want to be federal judge?”

“Yes, Alex, yes.”

“Then get your ass down here!”

Click.

Then that federal judge owed my Alex Peebles big time. His currency was favors. And the currency exchange from favors to dollars was very profitable for him.

When he did you a favor, it was always when you really needed one. And there would always come a time when he would call it in. And he had such a graceful way of reminding you of what he did for you, even years later.

His firm represented Nick Civella and all his associates. While he was the charmer, the deal worker, the people person, he surrounded himself with outstanding legal talent. With them at his side, my dad told me that for a 7 year stretch, they never lost a single case against the State of Missouri, or against the Government.

While he represented the mob, he refused to be their errand boy. I remember a story he told me. After a month or so of being retained, he got a call from one of the associates of Mr. Civella.

They said something to the effect, “The boss wants you over here at 4 pm.”

He demanded to talk to the “boss.”

When Mr. Civella got on the phone, my dad blasted him:

“I am not one of your boys. I am an attorney. If you want to talk to me, then call my secretary and make a god damned appointment!” He then slammed down the phone.

After that, he decided to carry a revolver with him just in case that the mob might want to take him out. They didn’t. He and his partner, Mr. James Quinn, and their associates kept winning cases for them.

So when Sharon Kinne’s mother, who worked at his firm as a legal secretary, pleaded with him to help her daughter, it was a case that he couldn’t refuse. Over the course of several years, the State of Missouri tried, and tried, and kept trying to convict Sharon Kinne. But with a combination of good luck, great lawyering, sloppy lawyering — she kept getting off.

Again and again.

While out on bond and awaiting a new trial after winning an appeal, Sharon Kinne took a “vacation” to Mexico where she allegedly killed a prominent Mexican-American man, Francisco Parades Ordoñez, during what appeared to be a botched robbery. When an employee of the hotel intervened, she shot at him but only hit him in the shoulder. The employee still had the strength to subdue her until the authorities arrived. My dad immediately took a flight down to Mexico.

He walked into her cell, and she had this meek look on her face.

He said to her, “Sharon, I think your aim is off. You are shooting high and to the right.” She didn’t respond.

Even though my dad pleaded with the authorities in Mexico to allow him to represent her, they refused. She got sentenced to 10 years at trial, and then after appeal, her sentence was increased to 13 years.

Then she disappeared from a Mexican prison and has never been seen since. Her arrest warrant is one of the longest active warrants in the country. Did she escape on her own? With no money and no contacts, not likely. Did the family of her murder victim get her out to exact the ultimate revenge? Who knows.

Many people believe that my dad helped her escape. Perhaps after Sharon’s mom pleaded with him for months and months, maybe he paid someone to get her out, and gave her safe haven at his ranch in Honduras, then shuttled her to South America. Maybe. Maybe not. Every time anyone ever asked my dad if he had something to do with her escape, he always chose to remain silent.

Danny Peebles

The Wikipeadia Page for Sharon Kinne: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Kinne

Investigation Discovery: http://www.investigationdiscovery.com/

A Crime to Remember: http://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/a-crime-to-remember/

 

DUI, Driving Under the Influence, Felony, Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney Indio, California CA

I am a criminal defense attorney representing clients in Indio California. I represent people charged with DUI, Driving Under the Influence, Drunk Driving, Felony, and Misdemeanors.

As your Criminal Defense Attorney at the Larsen Justice Center in Indio, CA — my goal is three fold:

1) I will charge you reasonable fees with flexible options and plans to pay them. As your Indio criminal attorney, I want to be accessible.

2) I will communicate with you directly and consistently. You will never be in the dark about what is going on.

3) I will walk with you both as your criminal defense attorney in the Indio California Courts, examining the State’s case in depth for any defenses you might have — and as a human being. I know how hard this can be.

I have 22 years experience as a criminal defense lawyer and attorney. I routinely represent people charged with drunk driving, DUI, Driving Under the Influence, as well as Felony and Misdemeanor charges.

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As your Criminal Defense Attorney in Banning, CA — my goal is three fold:

1) I will charge you reasonable fees with flexible options and plans to pay them. As your Banning criminal attorney, I want to be accessible.

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I am a criminal defense attorney representing clients in Murrieta and Temecula California. (CA) I represent people charged with DUI, Driving Under the Influence, Drunk Driving, Felony, and Misdemeanors.

As your Criminal Defense Attorney in the Temecula and Murrieta Courts and the Southwest Justice Center — my goal is three fold:

1) I will charge you reasonable fees with flexible options and plans to pay them. As your Temecula and Murrieta criminal attorney, I want to be accessible.

2) I will communicate with you directly and consistently. You will never be in the dark about what is going on.

3) I will walk with you both as your criminal defense attorney at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta CA, examining the State’s case in depth for any defenses you might have — and as a human being. I know how hard this can be.

I have 22 years experience as a criminal defense lawyer and attorney. I routinely represent people charged with drunk driving, DUI, Driving Under the Influence, as well as Felony and Misdemeanor charges in Temecula California.

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Indio, Palm Springs Criminal Defense Attorney for Illegal drug – controlled substance charges.

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If you are charged with drug possession, illegal narcotics possession, manufacturing, possession with intent to distribute, or illegal sales of narcotics in the desert regions of Southern California, here are legal and personal questions I will ask you. My representation of you is multi-faceted. First, there are the legal defenses that may be established and asserted. Second, there are the personal qualities, background, and circumstances of your life that can help you. You are a human being first, who is charged with a crime. Unfortunately, all too often District Attorneys see you as a criminal first, and a human being, second, but sometimes not at all.

As a criminal defense attorney, I represent people in Palm Springs, Indio, Banning, Murrieta, and Temecula — as well as all the other cities in the region.  The Southwest Justice Center, The Banning Justice Center, and The Larson Justice Center in Indio are frequent courts that people get charged with illegal narcotics possession, sales, or with intent to distribute in Riverside County, California.

Legal questions I will ask you if you are charged with possession of drugs, narcotics, manufacturing, or possession with the intent to sell or distribute:

  1. Have you given any statements to law enforcement? Keep in mind, pursuant to the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution, you have a right to remain silent. You don’t have to talk to law enforcement. As a former prosecuting attorney, confessions are the greatest gifts that defendants ever gave me.  Especially if the confession was conducted properly and in accordance with the constitution. So if you have given any statements, I will need to look closely at the facts and circumstances surrounding that statement.
  2. Was there a search warrant? Search warrants are legal documents signed by judges that give the police the right to search your home or private home for specific items that are listed in the search warrant. There is a procedure that the police have to go through in order to get a search warrant.
  3. Was there consent given to search? Often times, police will ask for consent to search. In this case, again, the facts and circumstances surrounding that consent will have to be closely examined.
  4. What was found, how was it found, where was it found? All these facts need to be fully and completely understood before any legal defenses can be established or before any constitutional issues can be raised.
  5. More questions will arise from the first 4 questions. If you have been charged with illegal drug or controlled substances in Palm Springs, Indio, Banning, Murrieta, Temecula — or even Anza or Idyllwild, please get a criminal lawyer/attorney with the experience to really probe deeply into the state’s case. Criminal charges are brought against people all the time that do not have enough evidence to convict, or are riddled with constitutional violations.

Personal questions I will ask you as a criminal defense attorney if you are charged with drug possession, possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, manufacturing of controlled substances:

  1. What is your immediate background that lead up to being charged with this illegal narcotics charge?
  2. What are your relationships with other people who are involved?
  3. What human struggles have you survived that can shed light on being charged with illegal drug possession?
  4. What was your deep background? Are there any long-standing personal or childhood issues or problems that may have contributed to being charged?
  5. Do have a support network of family and friends who can help you get through being charged with a drug crime?
  6. Are you employed?
  7. Are you clean and sober now? Many of my criminal clients get clean and sober long before the state gets around to bringing charges. Being clean and sober is one of the most important personal issues that can have an impact on your charge. You will see no cloth around my neck, as I am a criminal attorney not a priest. So no moral judgments will come your way from me. My only goal will be to point you in the right direction should you need help. Narcotics Anonymous is a great place to start.It’s never too late to get clean and sober.

It is the JOB of your criminal attorney to truly get to know you as a human being. As my client, i take this job seriously, so I can communicate and represent you as a human being to the district attorneys and judges — as well as dig and find defenses to the crime you may be charged with.

All of these are just a few of the questions I would ask as your criminal defense attorney in the Indio California Courts, Palm Springs, Banning, Murrieta, Temecula, Hemet, also including Anza and Idyllwild. My goal is to help you both personally and legally.

Danny Peebles

Attorney at Law

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Five Basic Facts about California DUI Law

  1. California Vehicle Code Section 23152 states that it is (a) “unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle.” and (b) “it is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”
  2. The code goes on to say that it is a rebuttable presumption that you had 0.08 or more alcohol in your blood at the time you were driving, IF a chemical test of your blood that was taken within 3 hours after you were driving, AND the results of that test show 0.08 or more alcohol in your blood.
  3. 3. If you were driving a commercial vehicle, that threshold is 0.04 of alcohol in your blood. Vehicle Code 23152 (d)
  4. If you are on probation for DUI, that threshold goes down to .01 (Vehicle Code 23154)
  5. If… because you were driving under the influence of a motor vehicle, you injure another person, you could be charged with a felony.

It doesn’t take very many drinks to get to a .08 — and many people can feel totally sober and still have an alcohol content in their blood that is over the legal limit. Your best course of action is simply not to drink and drive at all. If you do get a DUI, you definitely need an attorney. As a criminal defense attorney, I offer a comprehensive, grounded, and experienced approach to defending people who are charged with a DUI.California takes the offense of DUI seriously. Whether you hire myself or another lawyer, you definitely need a criminal defense attorney to help get you through the criminal justice system.

Danny Peebles, Esq.

Criminal Defense Attorney

777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Suite 200-122

Palm Springs, California 92262

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Danny Peebles, Esq is a criminal defense attorney representing clients in Riverside, San Bernadino, and San Diego Counties in California. He is responsible for the content of this website. The choice of a lawyer is a very important one, and should not be based solely upon the content of an advertisement. Danny Peebles, is a criminal defense attorney, representing human beings in Idyllwild, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Blythe, Desert Hot Springs, Joshua Tree, Hemet, Beaumont, Banning, San Jacinto. Danny Peebles is also a criminal defense attorney for human beings in Riverside, Murrietta, Temecula, Anza, Escondido, San Diego, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Marcos, Valley Center, Solana Beach, and other cities not mentioned.

Danny Peebles, Esq is a criminal defense attorney representing clients in Jackson, Platte, Clay, Cass, Johnson, Bates, and other counties in Missouri. He is responsible for the content of this website. The choice of a lawyer is a very important one, and should not be based solely upon the content of an advertisement. Danny Peebles is a criminal defense attorney, representing human beings in Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Independence, Sugar Creek, Lone Jack, Greenwood, Grandview, Belton, Pleasent Hill, etc. Danny Peebles is also a criminal defense attorney for human beings in the Municipal Courts of Harrisonville, Peculiar, Randolph, North Kansas City, Platte City, Parkville, Liberty, Gladstone,, and other cities not mentioned.

We can also help clients in Kansas.