D. B. June, 2016
Charge: Aggravated Assault
Original offer: plead guilty to the felony of aggravated assault for 4 years with a sentencing hearing (the judge decides how the sentence will be served; i.e. in jail, on probation, or a combination of the two)
Strategy: This fight started at the preliminary hearing where we allowed and encouraged the alleged victim to talk as much as she wanted. She was more than ready to embellish her story, which she did. When we received the discovery, we used the statements she made to the police, the doctors, and the judge during the preliminary hearing to show that she was lying.
Outcome after a jury trial: Not Guilty