In late September, Attorney J. Scott Herman won a criminal jury trial for a client charged with theft from Walmart in Orlando. A six person jury in Orange County found the client Not Guilty of all charges, completely exonerating the individual. During the course of his representation, Mr. Herman was able to figure out that Walmart had destroyed the surveillance video of the day of the alleged crime. Walmart’s loss prevention officer stated the actual theft was not committed in an area that the camera system viewed and that was the reason the video was erased. However, Mr. Herman was successfully able to argue to the Judge and Jury that the rest of his client’s time in the store was relevant to the crime alleged, most importantly whether she entered the store with a bag full of previously purchased items or not.
The client maintained her innocence throughout the course of representation and even chose to take the stand to testify and give her version of what happened that day. The jury found her believable and after brief deliberations, she was found NOT GUILTY of all charges. If you or someone you know is charged with a crime anywhere in Central Florida, contact the law office of Conan and Herman today to discuss strengths and weaknesses of your case and whether or not you should go to trial.