Case Conclusion Date: April 28, 2011
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Partial Acquittal
Description: At a litigated jury trial held in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, WA, a property owner from Lynden, WA, was accused of illegally shining a high powered spotlight on a Customs and Border Protection helicopter. The client was acquitted on the major count alleging reckless endangerment of the helicopter, but was convicted on a lessor charge of temporarily incapacitating a pilot. Judge Thomas Zilly presided.