Client was escorting his girlfriend home late at night. They lived in an apartment complex. An intoxicated man, who was also an acquaintance of the couple, came up to them and was making lewd comments about the girl-friend. The man also threatened to shoot the boyfriend and then immediately reached into his coat. The client pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed the man three times in the neck. The man was rushed to the hospital and almost died. The client initially fled the county.
SOLUTION & RESULT:
After a year on the run, the client returned and then hired us to take his case and get his bench warrant for his arrest quashed.
At trial, the 12-person jury found the client not guilty on the basis of self-defense.