Felony Assault Trial-Not Guilty
JURY FINDS CLIENT NOT GUILTY OF FELONY ASSAULT
A Vernon County jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Chirafisi & Verhoff client after a multiple-day trial on a felony assault charge. Our client originally faced a charge of Aggravated Battery for punching another individual and leaving him with a fractured skull and brain injuries. He was facing significant prison time. At trial, our lawyers called witnesses who testified that the injured party was actually the person who provoked the fight. Our lawyers argued that our client’s actions were lawful because he had the right to engage in self-defense and the defense of another person present. The jury agreed, finding our client not guilty.