Verdict: Not Guilty
Jury finds businessman not guilty of biting off the ear of another man A visiting Southern California businessman found trouble at a local bar when he was attacked and placed in a choke-hold by another man. During the fight the businessman bit off the ear of his attacker. The businessman was charged with mayhem a serious crime that carried a potentially long prison sentence. He called Lawrence & Peck. Through long investigation we learned that the attacker was trained in martial arts and argued to the jury that the businessman was acting in justifiable self-defense. The jury acquitted the businessman of all charges in less than an hour.