Trial Result: Not Guilty on Involuntary Manslaughter & Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

not guilty stamp with the words "not guilty" written below in red

Our client was facing four charges in Norfolk Circuit Court: hit and run, driving on a suspended operator’s licence, driving under the influence (DUI), and a very serious charge of involuntary manslaughter. If found guilty, our client faced more than 20 years in prison.

We went to trial yesterday and – as always – mounted a vigorous defense of our client. Though each case and set of facts is unique, we approached this case the way we always do. We listen carefully to our clients and their loved ones, apply the talents of our whole legal team, carefully review all evidence, prepare a strategy and plan, execute the plan and file timely motions, prepare for trial and perform zealous trial advocacy.

It wasn’t easy, but we won. Our client was found not guilty of DUI and involuntary manslaughter!

Our client, who had been held in jail since December 2019, was granted a bond to walk free yesterday. It was gratifying to know he would be reunited with his family instead of continuing to sit in jail during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Case Information: Commonwealth v. W. Williams, June 29, 2020, Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk, Virginia

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