NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN ASSAULT TRIAL

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

John Ingrassia obtained a not guilty verdict after a trial in a local Justice Court in Orange County. Mr. Ingrassia’s client was charged with assault after he and his friend allegedly assaulted an intoxicated person in the parking lot outside of a bar.

Although there was a video tape which showed part of the event, Mr. Ingrassia’s methodical cross examination of the Emergency Room physician who treated the alleged victim brought out that the injuries suffered by the person were consistent with multiple other causes including blunt force trauma from having taken a fall. Thereafter, Mr. Ingrassia was able to present evidence that the alleged victim fell prior to any physical contact that his client had with the alleged victim.

Based on the evidence presented, Mr. Ingrassia's client was found not guilty.