The Criminal Defense Clinic has a case set for jury trial the week of April 1st. Motion hearings for that case were held this past Friday. The case involves a domestic battery charge and a resisting without violence charge. We moved to sever the charges in the belief that our client couldn’t receive a fair trial on the domestic battery charge if the resisting without violence charge was heard at the same time. The Judge agreed and now the charges are severed. One problem: the Assistant State Attorney has opted to try the resisting without violence charge first. . .and it’s going to be hard to get a not guilty verdict on that charge when 10 officers responded to the scene. . .akin to a SWAT call. Oh well, noone said this was easy. If it were, everyone would do it.