Not Guilty: Retail Fraud

In a case in which losing meant the end of a career, Jim Amberg successfully persuaded an Ann Arbor jury that his schoolteacher client was not guilty of retail fraud.  The jury reached their decision after hearing evidence that Jim's client exited a grocery store and was stopped in the parking lot by security with over one hundred dollars of unpaid merchandise.  She then signed a confession.  However, Jim was able to call into question the truthfulness of the security guard's recollection and slammed the coercive tactics employed to get the confession.  In the end, Jim's client was acquitted and was able to keep her job.