Our office does a lot of domestic violence cases. On this case, Mr. Beach’s client was eligible for the Washington County Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing program. However, Mr. Beach’s client declined that option and went to trial. At trial, Mr. Beach and his client waived jury so that a judge would decide the case (sometimes we want a lawyer to make the application of law to facts). The reason was that Mr. Beach’s argument was that the prosecutor could not establish when this incident supposedly happened. Mr. Beach was correct. The case resulted in a Not Guilty because there was not proof of when these events may have occurred.