CASE NO. 12002450CF10A; Broward County, Judge L. Porter, January 31, 2013.
Allegations: Grand Theft. My client was a baggage handler accused by a fellow baggage handler of stealing from passenger luggage.
Tools: Jury Trial. I tried to tell the prosecutor that he had no evidence that my client was the perpetrator of the theft. He insisted he did. Through my cross-examination of the state's primary witness and one of the deputies involved in the investigation and my client's willingness to take the witness stand, I was able to convince the jury within 25 minutes to come back with a not-guilty verdict. My initial feeling about the lack of wisdom by the state attorney's office in bring this case to trial was right on.