posted 2018 State v. R.S.
After successfully reversing his client’s burglary conviction and sentence on appeal, Mr. Forman was hired to represent his client at the trial court level. Because the burglary was based upon a battery offense, Mr. Forman decided to file a Stand Your Ground Motion seeking to place the burden on the state to prove that his client did not act in self-defense. The new standard changed while the case was on appeal. After months of hard work, Mr. Forman was able to convince the prosecutor to drop the felony charge and allow his client to plead no contest to one count of misdemeanor battery with credit for time served. The client simply walked into court and left without any probation or additional jail time. The client and his family were extremely grateful for the excellent result!