Appeal of General Sessions
The client in this case originally hired a different attorney, and the case was tried in General Sessions Court. The client was found guilty and sentenced to 3 months in jail with the remainder of the 11 month 29 day sentenced to be served on probation. The client appealed the General Sessions Court ruling and hired Mr. Clarke to try the case in front of a jury in Circuit Court. The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes and returned a not guilty verdict.