Camp Paradise Trial: Santa Cruz 2001

Matthew Edward Williamson

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:1/2 Found Not Guilty - 1/2 No Real Fines

Description:8 people were charged with camping in the "infamous" Camp Paradise case which lasted 3 days. I came in to help threat the last minute to aid with the defense and helped get 1/2 of the defendant's found not guilty and the remaining were not required to actually pay the fine imposed. The city spent an obscene amount of money on the issue and still basically lost for all practical purposes.