Not Guilty Verdict on 11/13/12 (Resisting Arrest Trial)
When I first met my client, he indicated to me that he didn’t think he should have been arrested for his conduct. On day one, when we heard his story, we believed in his innocence.
On September 27, 2012, we appeared in court and pled “not guilty” and set the matter for trial. Our last day to start trial was November 13, 2012. This was a case where we gave no “time-waivers” on the case. Essentially, this means that we put the pressure on the District Attorney to be prepared for trial within 45 days of our initial arraignment date of September 27, 2012.
On October 18, 2012, I appeared in court and confirmed our trial date of November 5, 2012.
On November 7, 2012, we started trial in this case.
As you can see from the attached Case Report, we presented evidence on behalf of the client, cross-examined the police officer and provided a reasonable explanation as far as our client’s conduct was concerned.
From the beginning, we always felt that the Police Officer was aggressive, unreasonable and failed to perform his duties to that of a reasonable police officer in the same or similar circumstances.
The jury agreed with our assessment.
On November 13, 2012, the Jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on the alleged violation of Penal Code 148.
You see, just because an Officer arrests you doesn’t mean you’re guilty. Just because the District Attorney charges you with a crime doesn’t mean you’re guilty. Guilt is determined by the trier of fact – that is 12 people in your community.
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