Case Conclusion Date:June 7, 2010
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Case dismissed due to insufficient evidence
Description:B.G. was one of more than 60 activists arrested for allegedly participating in an open occupation of a UC Berkeley building as a form of political protest. He allegedly received a notice of exclusion ordering him to stay away from the UC Berkeley campus for seven days, and allegedly re-entered the campus with a protest sign two days later. He was arrested for campus disruption, a misdemeanor. Tim Phillips negotiated with the Deputy District Attorney, who originally offered B.G. three years of court probation and a fine. Through his advocacy, Mr. Phillips convinced the Deputy District Attorney to dismiss the case. Attorney Paula Crow stated that Mr. Phillips's "generous contribution" in defending B.G. was "an inspiration."