This past Tuesday, I secured another not guilty verdict for a client at Orleans Parish Criminal Court. The client was charged with burglary and unauthorized possession of stolen things. After over a year of wrangling with the State– first to secure all the discovery to which we were entitled (the discovery that they repeatedly refused to disclose was quite beneficial to the client), and then to get necessary police witnesses to come to court– we finally made it to trial, which was before the court alone. After hearing from the police witnesses and the alleged victim, who had changed his story numerous times at that point, Judge Van Davis indicated she’d heard enough. The verdict: Not Guilty. A good day in court.