Attorney Tim Murphy won a trial this week for a client charged with criminal trespass in the first degree, a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.
After the jury was sent to deliberate, a Clark County deputy prosecutor was filling out post-conviction paperwork that wouldn’t be necessary. The jury was out fewer than 20 minutes before returning with a “not guilty” verdict.
Attorney Ross Meyers picked up a quick victory this week in Clark County District Court, as a jury deliberated only 15 minutes before unanimously voting to acquit his client of hit-and-run of an unattended vehicle.
Meyers’ client, who has no criminal history, could have faced up to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay an $1,000 fine if he had been convicted of hit and run unattended, a misdemeanor.
The owner of a damaged 2001 Honda Accord said she was out of town when her vehicle, which she had left parked on the street outside her West Minnehaha neighborhood home, was hit. She came home to discover that the front bumper on the driver’s side had been smashed in, and the headlight broken.