State v. T. S.
Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault Trial: NOT GUILTY
This case was overcharged from its inception. Obviously, some crimes are more serious than others. Unfortunately, in this case, a poor decision by our client to take property from someone else, without any display of violence, was viewed as a robbery by the State, which charged it as one. Despite negotiation efforts, the only way to win the argument about the severity of the act was to take it to trial. After three days of trial, Ms. Barnett made the true nature of the act clear, and Mr. Seay was acquitted of all top charges and found guilty of a lesser included offense.