Amended during trial to Negligent Driving First Degree
We went to trial on a DUI charge but it was amended to Negligent Driving First Degree during trial. The State had refused to reduce the charge below a DUI pre-trial.
State v. DeJesus
Feb 27, 2007
Defendant Not Guilty
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.
Wilsey v. Gooch
Verdict for Plaintiff for full amount sought.
I represented the plaintiff in a jury trial for injuries she received when struck by a car while crossing a street. The insurance company refused to pay a reasonable amount for her injuries so we went to trial. After 4 days of testimony it took the jury only 45 minutes to award my client every penny that I requested. This amount exceeded the limits of the insurance policy but the insurance company paid the full amount of the jury's award.