In a high-profile case that garnered national attention, we represented a client accused of conspiracy and obstruction of an official proceeding – the joint session of Congress in which lawmakers met to certify President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.
The indictment states that our client and other men coordinated via social media on the logistics for their trip to the nation's capital for the "Stop the Steal" rally announced by then-President Trump. The indictment further states that he said in a Telegram post that they would be transporting guns, ammunition and "lots of gear, from medical kits, radios, multiple cans of bear spray, knives, flags, plates, goggles, helmets." According to court papers, he later posted a selfie with a bandolier of shotgun ammunition hung over his shoulders. During the trial, our client was linked to the "Three Percenters" militia group.
The prosecution argued that the client's actions were part of a coordinated effort to disrupt the certification of the election results and to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. We argued that our client's conduct was motivated to protect rally attendees from violent attacks by Antifa members, and he did not intend to commit any crimes.
The jury ultimately found our client guilty of all charges. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. To learn more about the case, read news articles from the LA Times, AP News & Yahoo News.