We recently received a not guilty verdict for a client accused of the crime of failing to verify his address with the County Sheriff.
We were successful based upon a legal technicality known as identification. None of the witnesses called by the State of Ohio could say whether or not the man sitting at the table with me was the man who failed to verify his address.
None of these witnesses had in fact ever seen my client before, and they failed to bring any identification information with them.
The client was a now homeless man who had been residing at a homeless shelter for about a year and had been in the hospital for a number of months when the authorities claimed he should be verifying his address.