UG was arrested and charged with criminal battery after a work place altercation with a coworker. There were no witnesses or surveillance video of the incident making this a he-said/she said scenario. Both parties submitted photographic evidence of injury. UG did not deny striking her coworker but maintained it was self-defense. At trial, we argued that the photos show that both parties were injured but they do not reveal who hit whom first. And without further evidence, the state cannot meet its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The judge agreed with our argument and acquitted UG of the battery charge. – FINDING OF NOT GUILTY.

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