Tyler was defending Assault IV - classified as domestic violence. This charge carries up to 1 year of jail and a fine of up to $6,250.00. The crucial issue Tyler prepared was 'lack of injury'. To be guilty of Assault IV, a person must have caused a 'physical injury' to another. Typically, this is defined as causing an 'impairment of a physical condition' or 'substantial pain.' By the use of aggressive cross examination of the alleged victim and the three police officers, Tyler soundly defeated this issue. Through the use of a 'motion for a judgment of acquittal,' Tyler convinced the judge that the issue was so throughly defeated that it should not even be considered by the jury. Accordingly, the judge issued a judgment of Not Guilty.