Successful Criminal Defense: Marquise Thompson Found Not Guilty in Landmark Self-Defense Case
Updated: Jul 21
We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking victory for our client, Marquise Thompson, who was recently acquitted of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Chad Dorsk, criminal defense attorney at Dorsk Law Office, Plc, located in the City of Norfolk, Virginia, humbly and confidently represented Mr. Thompson in a high-profile trial that captivated the courtroom. After careful examination of the evidence and compelling arguments, the jury unanimously concluded that Mr. Thompson had acted in self-defense, resulting in his acquittal on June 16, 2023.
Marquise Thompson, an individual exercising his legal right to openly carry a firearm, found himself in a harrowing situation where he had to defend his life. The unfortunate incident occurred on June 4, 2020, during a heated altercation involving Mr. Thompson, the alleged victim Mr. Evans, and their mutual friend Mr. Whiting. The circumstances surrounding the case were complex, with issues of self-defense, conflicting testimonies, and absent witnesses adding to the intricacy of the trial.
The Defense Strategy:
Attorney Chad Dorsk, known for his meticulous approach and unwavering dedication to his clients, meticulously prepared the defense strategy. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of Virginia laws, Mr. Dorsk focused on establishing that Mr. Thompson acted in self-defense, a fundamental right protected by the state. The defense team skillfully dismantled the prosecution's case, highlighting inconsistencies in witness testimonies and challenging the credibility of the absent witnesses presented by the Commonwealth.
After careful deliberation, the jury rendered a historic verdict, finding Marquise Thompson not guilty of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. This verdict represents a resounding affirmation of Mr. Thompson's right to self-defense and the importance of examining each case based on its unique circumstances. The jury recognized that Mr. Thompson's actions were a direct response to an imminent threat to his life, solidifying the principle that self-defense is a legitimate defense under Virginia law.
The successful defense of Marquise Thompson and his subsequent acquittal on June 16, 2023, is a testament to the unwavering dedication and exceptional legal skills of Attorney Chad Dorsk and the entire team at Dorsk Law Office, Plc. This landmark case sets an important precedent for future self-defense claims and reinforces the importance of a fair and just legal system.
If you find yourself facing criminal charges, particularly those involving self-defense, it is imperative to seek the guidance of a skilled and experienced attorney. At Dorsk Law Office, Plc, we are committed to providing exceptional legal representation, tailored strategies, and unwavering support to our clients. Contact our office today to schedule a confidential consultation and take the first step to defending your freedom. Call Now 757-423-0271