WOOD COUNTY, OHIO JURY RETURNS NOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR MAN FALSELY ACCUSED OF AGGRAVATED BURGLARY, AGGRAVATED MENACING, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / ASSAULT
Recently, Criminal Defense Attorney Steven L. Spitler
assisted a client falsely accused by an ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend of:
- Aggravated Burglary (O.R.C. 2911.11(A)(1);
- Aggravated Menacing (O.R.C. 2903(A); and
- Domestic Violence (O.R.C. 2919.25(C)
The client was accused of sneaking into the home of his
ex-girlfriend and hiding under her bed with a large knife. However, he was not there. The police and SWAT team searched the
residence and failed to find the client.
The Wood County Prosecutor’s office still sought charges on the claim
that he fled the residence before the authorities arrived.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven L. Spitler met with and consulted with his client
and to prepare the strongest possible defense.
These were very serious charges with a possible sentence of 20-30 years
in prison if found guilty. Attorney
Spitler and his legal team thoroughly investigated the matter, interviewed
alibi witnesses and provided vigorous representation.
Even with the testimony of alibi witnesses stating that the
client was not at the scene of the alleged crime, the prosecution continued to
pursue these serious charges. Unwilling
to accept plea deals that would have resulted in a substantial prison term, the
client and Attorney Steven L. Spitler
proceeded to jury trial.
At the three-day jury trial Attorney Steven L. Spitler
zealously represented his client. Two
lines of opposing testimony were present for the jury, the ex-girlfriend and
boyfriend saying the client was there and committed the offenses and our client
and the two alibi witnesses stating he was not there. The criminal defense trial experience of
Attorney Steven L. Spitler was able to prove to the jury that this whole
incident was a fabrication.
At the conclusion of the trial, the jury deliberated for
less than 20 minutes before returning a verdict of NOT GUILTY. These accusations against the client could
have resulted in a serious prison sentence, for a crime he did not commit. By making the wise choice to retain a highly
skilled criminal defense lawyer, the client was able to go home to his family
and not have to serve prison time for something he did not do.
Criminal defense attorney Steven L. Spitler of the Spitler
Huffman LLP. law firm has 23 year’s experience in the area of criminal defense
including robbery, burglary, domestic violence/assault, OVI, Drug Trafficking, Drug Possession and other related felony and
misdemeanor offenses. Located in Bowling
Green, Wood County Ohio, Steven L. Spitler is a premier attorney serving
clients across Northwest Ohio.
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factors unique to that case. Case
results do not guarantee or predict similar results in any similar or future