Alleged victim was beaten up by a group of people and his wallet was taken after he was knocked out unconscious. Victim was intoxicated when incident occurred. Initially, victim did not know who the aggressors were. He identified client as one of the aggressors a week after the incident. At trial, on cross-examination, victim agreed that he knew client, knew his name, and knew where he lived; as he had hired client to do work with victim on several occasions. Victim also admitted knowing client as living in the same townhouse complex as him. Police officers also confirmed that after the incident (and before client was arrested), victim made several calls to police to report loud parties and other criminal activity taking place in his neighborhood.
Result: Client was found not guilty of all charges. Client had maintained his innocence from the beginning.