Two years ago, an eighteen year old Las Vegas man was driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles when he struck and killed a California Highway Patrol officer on the I-15 in Victorville. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Michael Becker defended him, and on Monday the jury acquitted the defendant of the Nevada crime of gross vehicular manslaughter. The jury was hung on the charge of vehicular manslaughter with ordinary negligence while intoxicated, so the judge declared a mistrial on that charge.
Victorville Vehicular Manslaughter Trial
The jury deliberated for three and a half days before delivering the verdict. The primary issue was whether the defendant's collision with the officer was the result of marijuana intoxication or having fallen asleep behind the wheel. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Michael Becker succeeded in convincing the jury that there was a reasonable doubt as to the defendant's impairment from marijuana even though marijuana was found in the defendant's car. The jury also acquitted the defendant of the charge of endangerment of a child in his car.
Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Michael Becker has two decades of experience as a criminal defense attorney. He's argued dozens of jury trials and has won many acquittals and hung juries. He's licensed to practice law in four states including California and Nevada.
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