Case Conclusion Date: 06.26.2012
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Not Guilty both counts.
Description: My client was involved in an altercation as a passenger in a motor vehicle. The front seat passenger testified that that following an argument, my client leaned over the seat and began to hit and scratch her. When the police investigated, the operator failed to corroborate that statement, yet when the operator testified she informed the court that my client was the aggressor. I used her prior statement at trial to impeach her and also showed a significant bias to my client since the alleged victim and her drove to court in the morning. My client testified that she was attacked first and based on this I suggested to the judge that self-defense was warranted. Because the car was locked on my client could not retreat. Result: Not Guilty.