Case Conclusion Date:April 5, 2011
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Not guilty jury verdict.
Description:Client was arrested for Hit & Run and theft of motor vehicle (felony). As he lived out of the country, client was unable to make bail. We filed a speedy trial demand and began investigating the case. There was an accident and client was spotted walking away from the scene and questioned by the police. As his ID did not match name of car owner he was released. Later police arrested him when they received info stating client had stolen the car. DA's office refused to negotiate as I had filed a speedy trial demand. Prior to trial DA dropped the Hit & Run, but we pressed on. We were successful in challenging the credibility of the car owner who claimed client stole the car. After a two day trial, the jury came back with a not guilty verdict in about an hour.