In June 2013, a citizen was involved in an altercation in his home which resulted in him defending himself by stabbing another man. Police engaged in virtually no investigation and arrested the client within a matter of minutes and the next day the Johnson County District Attorney’s office charged him with a Level 4 felony (presumptive imprisonment). The client hired Bath & Edmonds who promptly engaged experts (investigator and crime scene reconstructionist). After months of litigation the judge dismissed the charges finding that the accused was immune from criminal prosecution because he was defending himself pursuant to State law. Additionally, the court was highly critical of the Government for the lack of investigation.