Jury Selection Complete Despite Batson Challenge in Fresno Excessive Use of Force Trial.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2013 Jury Selection Complete Despite Batson Challenge in Fresno Excessive Use of Force Trial. Fresno, CA January 10, 2013– U.S v. Christopher Coleman, Paul Van Dalen, Sean Plymale and Mike Manfredi Judge Anthony Ishii finally swore in a jury of 12 plus four alternates at ...Read More

Paul Goyette on ABC 30: Excessive force trial begins for 4 police officers in Fresno

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Giving Voluntary Statements After An Officer Involved Shooting.

After an officer involved shooting there are generally two investigations which are conducted.  An internal department or administrative investigation and an investigation conducted by the District Attorney Office or other outside agency to determine any criminal misconduct by the officers.  Though officers cannot refuse to give a statement to their ...Read More

FEDERAL AUTHORITIES AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE FEDERAL CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AGAINST “CELEBRITY” DEFENDANTS

Federal authorities aggressively pursue federal criminal investigations and prosecutions against a class of person described as “celebrity” subjects. The term “celebrity” is misleading: it does not necessarily only apply to movie stars and rock stars. While the celebrity status certainly encompasses actual celebrities in the entertainment and sports industries, when ...Read More

WHY IS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING LANCE ARMSTRONG?

 FOR THE SAME REASON IT RECENTLY INDICTED FOUR CITY OF FRESNO POLICE OFFICERS. For almost a year the United States government has been investigating whether Lance Armstrong and his teams (U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel) used performance enhancing drugs between 1999 and 2005. You will remember that Armstrong nearly ...Read More

CCSO Vice President Video Testimonial: His Criminal Trial Win

Paul Goyette, Managing Partner at G&A recently represented Chris Gold: CCSO’s Vice President in a criminal trial that would have cost him his career, reputation and entire way of life. To watch the video on YouTube, click Criminal Trial Client Testimonial ...Read More

G&A Trial Team Keeps Winning Streak Alive

Paul Goyette and his trial team have put their expert trial skills to good use and have pieced together an extraordinary winning streak in high profile criminal defense cases dating back to 1995. An El Dorado county jury took only 45 minutes to find Christopher Gold Not Guilty of four ...Read More

JURY FINDS LIEUTENANT NOT GUILTY OF FELONY ASSAULT CHARGES

 It took an El Dorado County jury just 45 minutes to acquit Lt. Chris Gold of two felony and two misdemeanor charges related to an off duty altercation he was involved in with his former father in law.    The background of this case includes an ugly divorce and child custody ...Read More

Paul Goyette Gets Another Win in People vs. Gold

Taken from the closing arguments: “What was this case about? 1.It’s About Perception, or rather Misperception 2.It’s About Self Defense  But it’s really about: What adds up and what makes sense.” We’ll elaborate in the next few days, it’s a great story with a successful win  that pertains to all ...Read More