State v. DeJesus

Steven W. Woods

Case Conclusion Date:February 27, 2007

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Defendant Not Guilty

Description:My client was found Not Guilty in the first jury trial in Washington under what is known as "Maria's Law," which makes failure to secure a load a crime if someone is injured by the falling load. It was alleged that the defendant, a truck driver by trade, had failed to secure a strap winch on his semi trailer, causing it to fly off and killing the driver of a passing car. After a two day trial the jury unanimously agreed that the defendant was not guilty of any crime.