On October 13, 2014, Attorney J. Scott Herman went to trial on behalf of one of his clients charged with four felony offenses. The trial was conducted over the course of 3 days in front of the Honorable Judge Lawrence Semento, in Lake County, Florida.
Although his client made several incriminating statements to the police, attorney Mr. Herman created reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors, along with the assistance of attorney Mark Conan.
The jury returned NOT GUILTY verdicts on both of the most serious felony charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer. The trial was a major success in the eyes of both the attorneys and the client resulting in only a conviction of lesser included offenses. Before trial, the Defendant was facing a minimum sentence of 42 months in prison and a maximum sentence of 54 years of prison.
After the successful trial, the Defendant no longer faces a mandatory prison sentence on the lesser included offenses. Sentencing has been set off until next month by the Judge.