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Richard Shoemaker-Moyle, left, and Anthony Storm

Richard Shoemaker-Moyle, left, and Anthony Storm

Students Win Federal Jury Trial

March 4, 2009

Tags: 2009, Competition Teams

Pacific McGeorge students successfully prosecuted a woman who was convicted of assaulting a federal officer on February 24, 2009 in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California.

Richard Shoemaker-Moyle, ’09, and Anthony Storm, ’09, conducted a two-day jury trial before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows. Jennifer Davis, ’09, provided trial support. Shoemaker-Moyle and Storm handled motions in limine, voir dire, prepared a trial brief and jury instructions, and presented the case under the supervision of an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

The woman was a passenger in car that was stopped in a suspected DUI incident in late 2006 on Travis Air Force Base. She became belligerent, was taken to a medical center for evaluation, and ended up kicking, punching and biting a police officer. She faces a large fine and significant jail time at a May sentencing on the assault charge and another related to an open alcoholic container.

“The defendant was represented by a well-known criminal defense attorney,” said Bob Parker, the director of the Pacific McGeorge Field Placement Program. “Our students did a superb job preparing the case and they also ethically handled a pre-trial issue that was detrimental to their side.”

Pacific McGeorge offers externship opportunities at nearly 100 approved government agencies, courts, and non-profit entities throughout the greater Sacramento area.