A client represented by
R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law, PLLC has been granted a “no bill” by a grand jury after she was
accused of child abuse. For privacy purposes, the client’s real
name shall not be given and will be referred to instead as Ms. Doe.
A no bill decision is issued by a grand jury when it is deemed that the
evidence presented for a case is not strong or convincing enough to warrant
an indictment. In many ways, no-billing a defendant is more beneficial
than even a not guilty verdict since a “no bill” will not
bring any charges related to the alleged offense to the defendant’s
criminal record. The reputations of defendants in cases that receive such
dispositions are also generally upheld. This marks a meaningful victory
for Attorney Magee and his client.
Ms. Doe was accused of throwing her young child into a shopping cart and
was arrested when police investigators found a bruise on the child’s
face. Ms. Doe insisted it was a preexisting medical condition, of which
her chosen pediatrician was aware. The investigators did not reach out
to the doctor for verification. The only video evidence of the apparent
child abuse also did not show her strike, toss, or otherwise harm the
child in any way. A police spokesperson defended the law enforcement’s
decision to make the arrest, claiming that arrests must be made on probable
cause, not total certainty. But, in spite of the odds mounted against
his client, Attorney Magee was able to present certain evidence and arguments
to the prosecutors that eventually resulted in the no bill by the grand jury.
R. Scott Magee is a Round Rock criminal defense attorney with nearly 20
years of legal experience and a history of impressive case results, including
dismissals, charge reductions, no bills, and not guilty verdicts. If you
require defense you can depend on, call
512.600.1560 to request a
from his firm.