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Thomas Schaeffer’s Legal Cases

2 total

  • Criminal Assault and Battery

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Acquittal
    Description:
    My client was accused of attacking another by striking him with her stiletto heal. After a brief trial in which the "victim" and our client's mother and sister took the stand, our client was acquitted of all charges.
  • Theft / Embezzlement

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Split
    Description:
    Our client was accused of stealing from her a register at her work. At trial the facts made it clear that what the camera caught could not have been a thick stack of cash and that the manager responsible for the drawer had signed off on the cash pickup. After jury deliberations, the jury acquitted our client on the theft but, do to what can only be described as jury confusion, convicted our client on "taking property." In speaking with the jury afterwards, they did not believe that our client took money. This case highlights the problems with juries, even in cases where a win is possible.