~~ MAY 13, 2016 ~~ CHRIS ARABIA & JASON EARNEST WIN FELONY DRUG CASE VS. HOLLYWOOD MADAM HEIDI FLEISS ~~
~~ MARCH 16, 2016 ~~ CHRIS ARABIA REPRESENTING CO-DEFENDANT IN CLIVEN BUNDY CASE IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT ~~
Attorney Arabia won a not guilty verdict on one count of open murder (this means 1st or 2nd degree murder) and 4 gross misdemeanor charges. Attorney Chris Arabia argued self-defense and the jury agreed. Through extensive investigation and preparation, Chris developed and implemented a successful strategy. The jury returned a not guilty verdict after about 6 hours. Opening statements are the lawyers' first opportunity to make their case to the jury and in this case, Chris seized the opportunity to present his strategy and vision while explaining what the evidence would show and what it would mean. Read his opening for yourself and local media coverage of the trial:
We have a proven track record of creating the right strategy and effectively executing the strategy. Some lawyers offer a blanket promise of "aggressive" representation. That's nice, but protecting you in a criminal case calls for something more than a one-size-fits-all approach. We have the courage to fight when necessary, the skills and experience to analyze your case properly, and the wisdom to know the best approach for your case.
We enjoy representing clients in jury trials -- when going to trial is the best approach -- but are also happy when we negotiate the kind of deals that make other lawyers wonder how we did it.
If the case does go to trial, we are not afraid to fight for you. For example:
Attorney Arabia wrestled the truth out of several witnesses with tough cross examinations, and then organized all the facts into an outstanding closing argument. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on the sole felony count in 70 minutes. Read for yourself:
Attorney Arabia exposed all kinds of problems with the investigation -- including the alleged victim's connections to the police department -- and got the lead detective to admit that he had not done what a good detective would have done in investigating the case. The jury returned not guilty verdicts on 3 felony charges -- in a case where the prosecutor was so sure of victory that he never made a plea offer!