Our Client protected his grandson from aggressive police questioning. The police attacked our Client and accused our Client of taking an “aggressive posture” toward the police officer. It started as a felony charge. Griffen & Stevens convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the felony charge. However, the prosecutor decided to continue to pursue it in misdemeanor court. At trial, Griffen & Stevens cross-examined the police officer, revealed his history of using physical force, and showed that our Client was, in fact, the victim. The judge found our Client “not guilty” and entered a judgment of acquittal.
(Yavapai County Superior Court, Verde Valley Justice Court, Cottonwood, AZ)