David Silldorf Law recently represented a client who was charged with attempted murder, gaining
a victory for his client. The superior court judge dismissed the case
at the preliminary hearing. His client had been accused of stabbing the
victim in the neck, torso, and neck while the victim was dumpster diving.
The prosecution called seven witnesses to testify at the prelim to support
the allegations. Other witnesses included the victim as well as a lab
technician in charge of handling the DNA evidence.
As the evidence came in—and through vigorous and unrelenting cross-examination
by the defense team—it became clear that prosecutors were not going
to overcome their burden to demonstrate, even by a preponderance of the
evidence, that Attorney Silldorf’s client should be bound over for
trial. As a result of the People’s inability to make their case,
the court ordered that the complaint be dismissed. David Silldorf does
not believe that the district attorney will re-file the case against his client.
Based on the charges filed and the circumstances involved, Attorney Silldorf’s
client would have faced 15 years and up to life imprisonment. The D.A.
offered a deal to the client of 11-years custody prior to the preliminary
hearing. This is a tremendous victory for his client and David Silldorf Law.
San Diego criminal defense lawyer, David Silldorf had this to say about the case:
“Obviously, this is an excellent result for us and particularly for
Mr. Turner. From the outset, our client denied the allegations and insisted
he was innocent. Today, the State failed to provide sufficient evidence
that our client was the assailant in a violent and seemingly unprovoked
attack. This is a particularly remarkable outcome given that it occurred
at the preliminary hearing stage of the proceedings where a prosecutor’s
burden is held to a much lower standard of proof than at trial. The court
made the correct decision and our client is out of custody.”
Have you been accused of a crime and are looking for a criminal defense
attorney? Do not hesitate to reach out to Attorney Silldorf and request a
free case consultation.