STATE OF GEORGIA V. D.M.
Gwinnett County State Court
Our client was charged with hit-and-run (leaving the scene of an accident) in Suwanee, Gwinnett County, Georgia. This case was unusual in that our client really was not interested in negotiating the case at all. From the very first day that he retained our firm, through his eventual acquittal during a jury trial, our client maintained that unless the hit-and-run charge was dismissed, he wanted a jury trial.
This case also illustrated how truly unexpected things can happen during jury trials. During the course of the jury trial, the purported victim in this case could not identify our client as the person that actually struck his vehicle and left the scene.
After the State concluded its case, the trial judge granted a directed verdict of not guilty in favor of the Defendant on the hit-and-run charge.