"Moyer and other defense witnesses testified to the aggressive behavior exhibited by T.L. on more than one occasion; however, the foundational background information detailed above was not allowed into evidence. None of the background regarding T.L. above was introduced at trial. According to Moyer’s attorney, Acer Chiang, the Judge determined there was no foundation to admit T.L.’s history of drug and alcohol use/abuse, including the overdose that led to her demise; the Judge also ruled T.L.’s arrest in July 2016 occurred too long after the incident in question to be relevant, even though all of it was pertinent to Moyer’s claim of self-defense." (Attempted Murder Trial - Not Guilty Verdict.)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &
Serious & violent felonies &
all misdemeanor offenses
drug possession and distribution
“IT IS FAR WORSE TO CONVICT AN INNOCENT MAN THAN TO LET A GUILTY MAN GO FREE."
The Sixth Amendment of the United States, made applicable to the states through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, provides that in all criminal prosecutions the accused has the right to the assistance of counsel for his or her defense. The right to counsel is also protected by California Constitution Article I, Section 14, which deals with securing counsel at arraignment, Article I, Section 15, which states in part that a criminal defendant has the right to have the assistance of counsel and to be personally present with counsel, and Article I, Section 16, which provides for waiver of a jury in a criminal case by consent of both parties expressed in open court by the defendant and the defendant’s counsel.