People of the State of Illinois v. E. G.

Charge: Battery

Bar fight. The Defendant was big, the “victim” was small. After talking to witnesses, including two other patrons at the bar that night, I knew that I was dealing with the affirmative defense of “self-defense”, even though my client was the bigger man. After the “victim” and his father testified against the Defendant, I took my opportunity to cross-examined them. I picked apart their stories, and pitted them against each other. They could not keep their stories consistent. The Judge ruled, “nothing you two men say in court, I believe.” NOT GUILTY.