Four Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct. Every man’s worst nightmare. I was lucky to represent S.D. and the jury got it right. Acquitted on all counts. One minute your client is looking at 12+ mandatory years and the next minute he is free with the government holding nothing over him but death and taxes. So rewarding. He was innocent, never wavered in his protestation of innocence and the Jury has said their piece. No better feeling in the world, for him and for me.
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I have secured many favorable results for my clients. Some recent highlights are below.
STATE OF MINNESOTA V. J.G. – ACQUITTAL MARCH 29, 2019
In the #MeToo movement men are often forgotten. I am sensitive to believing a woman’s story but the story has to withstand scrutiny and cross-examination. I was very lucky to have the privilege to represent J.G. He had been on parole for eight years. Working hard, saving money, trying to create a nice home for his family. Not a single violation of his parole. His toxic girlfriend of 15 years had a long history of control and domination through constant threats of calling his parole officer. “Give me $500 or I’ll call your P.O.”
On January 6 in a fit of jealous rage, this person tipped over chairs, broke a chandelier, threw a cabinet down stairs, tossed over a table, and destroyed many other items strewn all over J.G.’s house. She then called the police and reported J.G. for domestic assault by strangulation. To make matters worse she manufactured pictures making her neck look red. Problem was, the paramedic never saw red marks. The doctor at the hospital never saw red marks. And the still from the officer’s body cam, which she did not know about, clearly showed her at the time with no red marks. Her photo had her in different clothes and the neighbor had her coming back to the home two days later. And the photo was taken during the day and the report was at night. J.G. was acquitted of third-degree assault and domestic assault by strangulation. When one juror was asked, “When did you make up your mind?” her response was “Right after your cross-examination.” What a privilege to be his lawyer. Truly an innocent man.