Misdemeanor

STATE v. JC

Result: Not Guilty Jury Verdict

Client was charged with battery at a nightclub during a concert. Client is the owner of a clothing that sponsored a band playing on the evening in question. Alleged victim was dancing in a mosh pit and bumped into our client. Our Client pushed the Alleged Victim back onto the dance floor twice, a customary move in a mosh pit venue. After the push by Client, a third party ran from behind the Alleged Victim and punched him in the head with a closed fist. After the third party’s punch, our Client was alleged to have gone onto the dance floor to attack the Alleged Victim while he was initially stunned by the third party’s punch. Tampa criminal attorney Jason Mayberry was retained and strongly advised Client to take his case to trial as it appeared to be perfect for a self defense case based upon our client’s differing version of the facts. After selecting a jury very good for our case, Tampa criminal lawyer Jason Mayberry and Jeff Rich tried State v. JC to jury verdict, earning a full ACQUITTAL. During cross examination, Jason Mayberry got testimony from the alleged victim that he was “pissed” and looking to fight our Client after the initial punch from the third party. Mayberry also elicited testimony from the alleged victim that his body language, facial expression, and demeanor exhibited anger. Further, the alleged victim admitted that he actually took the first aggressive step toward our client. In closing argument, our Tampa criminal lawyers focused on the common sense notion that Client was at this concert for business with the goal of selling his clothing line and that a fight would run contrary to his business goals. Ultimately the jury agreed, completely acquitting Mayberry’s client.

STATE v. FC

Result: Case Dismissed prior to trial

Client was arrested domestic battery and accused of hitting his wife for not taking their son to baseball practice. It was alleged that our Client smacked his wife with an open hand on one occasion and hit her with a closed fist after. Tampa criminal lawyer Jason Mayberry took the case and found no evidence in the police report of bodily injury to the victim, evidence of an altercation at the scene, a single independent witness, or any pictures in support of the allegation. Mayberry advised Client to refuse an offer of pretrial diversion and take his case to trial. After an announcement that he was ready for trial in open Court, the State Attorney’s Office dismissed the case against Client.

STATE v. HS

Results: Charges Dropped

Client was accused of domestic violence. Officers took pictures of the victim’s injuries in their investigation. Dried blood was noted on the victim’s face and lip area. Tampa criminal lawyer Jason Mayberry reviewed the pictures and encouraged his client to go to trial. During jury selection Mayberry was faced with a very challenging pool of candidates including four jurors with law enforcement backgrounds (not favorable for the Defense) and four potential jurors who had a negative experiences with domestic violence. After questioning and being able to get all unfavorable jurors off the panel, Mayberry was able to get a jury free of potential bias for his client. Prior to trial Mayberry advised Client to decline both a 6 month and 3 month probation offer while staying the course for trial. Due to the steadfast approach of our Tampa criminal lawyers, the State dropped all charges against Client. Because a jury was selected prior to the dropped charge, double jeopardy engaged and the State can never file these charges against Client again.