Noteworthy "Not Guilty" Verdicts

Read more about recent case results involving "not guilty" verdicts obtained by the attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


Felony Sexual Offenses Against a Student

Third District Court - Salt Lake City (2009)

A popular high school teacher was accused of sexually abusing a high school student on several occasions. The teacher faced numerous first-degree felony counts of forcible sodomy and several second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse. Holding firm that he was innocent of the allegations, and after a long litigation process and extensive investigation, Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat secured a not guilty verdict on all charges.


State v. Perry

Third District Court - Salt Lake City, Case No. 071901921

The defendant was a homeowner who was charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Interference with an Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct after several police officers improperly entered his home and used excessive force against the defendant and his adult guests. A jury agreed, finding the defendant not guilty on all counts.


Felony Sexual Offenses Against a Student

Third District Court - Salt Lake City (2006)

In 2006, a female junior high school teacher was accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old female student twelve years earlier. The teacher faced several felony counts, requiring mandatory prison. After presenting the case to a jury, the jury found the teacher not guilty on all counts.


Child Abuse with Injury

West Jordan Justice Court (November 2006)

An elementary school teacher was charged with Child Abuse With Injury for allegedly harming a student at school. Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat secured a not guilty verdict at a jury trial.


State v. Tiscareño

Third District Court - Summit County, Case No. 031500228.

A daycare provider was charged with Second Degree Felony Child Abuse. The charges stemmed from injuries sustained by a one-year-old child due to suspected "shaken baby" conduct. Represented by another law firm, the defendant was initially convicted at a trial. Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat became involved after the verdict. The Court granted a new trial based upon a legal error made previously.  In reinvestigating the case, new evidence was obtained showing that material information had been withheld by the treating hospital and investigative team. The case was retried with Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat as counsel. Upon retrial, the defendant was found not guilty.


State v. Banz

Third District Court - Summit County, Case No. 001600152

A long-time high school shop teacher was charged with eight felony counts of theft and failure to pay over public money by purportedly exercising unauthorized control over school property. Based upon motions made by Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat and after a jury trial in the matter, each count was either dismissed or the defendant was found not guilty by a jury, resulting in a final judgment of complete acquittal on all charges.


State v. Pearson

Fourth District Court - Millard County, Case Nos. 961401005FS, 961401003; also 985 P.2d 919 (Utah App. 1999)

A public official was charged with a variety of public corruption charges. Over the course of litigation spanning several years, three separate trials and appeals, the defendant was ultimately acquitted and found not guilty of all charged felonies.

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