Judgment of Not Guilty as a Matter of Law, Voiding 1989 Conviction

John Doe was charged with indecent assault and battery and was tried for this crime back in 1989.   The jury found the defendant not guilty of the charged offense but found him guilty of what was believed to be a lesser included offense – simple assault and battery.   He was sentenced to two…

Sentence Reduced: Simple Assault Instead of Indecent Assault and Battery

John Doe was indicted for indecent assault and battery of two victims in the Norfolk Superior Court. The defendant was facing up to ten years in prison and also facing implications with the sexual offender registry board. John Doe’s defense was based on the fact that he was asleep while these crimes were allegedly committed….