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SONOMA, CA, December 09, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Former San Rafael police officer Michael Augustus was accused of assault on New Year's Eve of last year when a misunderstanding led to an altercation between him and two other men. Augustus thought one of the men was his former brother-in-law and greeted him with a gregarious gesture. The man, misunderstanding the greeting, rushed outside confronted Augustus and threatened him.
The second man rushed to the location as if to join in the imminent fight. Augustus pulled out his gun in self-defense. Confronted with the gun the two would be attackers backed down. Michael Augustus was found not guilty on December 2nd in Sonoma County. Christopher J. Shea, the San Francisco criminal attorney representing Augustus, believes this was a fair verdict as this was clearly a case of self-defense. The jury trial ended today after two days of deliberation.
When an individual is arrested it is important to have an experienced lawyer, such as Mr. Shea, who will discover the possible constitutional implications involved in a case. Mr. Shea has the reputation, respect and experience to represent the accused's interests.
About the Law Office of Christopher J. Shea
For over 15 years, San Francisco DUI lawyer Mr. Shea has worked exclusively in criminal law. For his first eleven years, he was a Deputy District Attorney in Marin County. Mr. Shea understood that his responsibility was not always to seek conviction, but to work diligently to serve the interests of justice. Mr. Shea's experience as a tough but fair minded prosecutor amplifies his understanding of the criminal justice system and contributes to his effective negotiation of cases. With Mr. Shea's intimate understanding of the criminal justice system, he has a unique perspective of knowing how the criminal justice system works from both sides and allows him to favorably and strategically position himself to fervently represent his clients.
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