Randy Schaffer represented a young Hispanic male who had been convicted of a drive-by shooting, resulting in a life sentence. After Randy got the case overturned on appeal, we assisted in the new trial preparation. The State’s case was built mostly on eyewitness testimony. The eyewitnesses testified to having actual observation of the shooting while in a moving car.

Gradoni & Associates Investigates

Investigators filmed a re-creation of the eyewitness’ account of the events that occurred in front of the club where the incident started and the driving scenes described by the witnesses. The videotapes proved that the witnesses could not have made an identification of the suspect.

The videotapes, along with Randy’s skillful cross-examination of the witnesses, resulted in an acquittal, freeing the young man from prison.

RESULT BASED ON INVESTIGATION: Acquittal of Murder Charges

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The Drive-By Shooting Murder Investigation