The defendant was charged with delivery of CDS (cocaine). In court, the State called on the investigative officer to take the stand. Following the State's questions, Mr. Rivas cross-examined the officer. After the cross-examination, the court was instructed to take a break. When the trial resumed the DA apologized to the court, the jury, and the defendent before dismissing the case.
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The defendant was charged with first degree DUI and manslaughter for their role in a drunk driving accident that killed their co-worker. After the 5 day trial, the defendant was found not guilty by the jury. The verdict was decided in less than fifteen minutes.
The defendant was charged with the murder of a gunshot victim. Twelve eyewitnesses were involved with the case. After an 8 day trial, the defendant was found not guilty by the jury. The verdict was decided in less than fifteen minutes.
The defendant was charged with lewd molestation after being accused of molesting his step-daughter. The defendant was originally found guilty. However, Mr. Rivas motioned for a new trial and was granted one based on jury misconduct. In the second trial, the defendent was found not guilty by the jury.
In what was known as the Ouija Board case, the defendent was charged with first degree murder of her husband. After the parties arrived in court, the state dismissed the case before the jury was seated.
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