The Constitution guarantees criminal defendants a meaningful
opportunity to present a complete defense
The client was charged with the shotgun shooting of a neighborhood drug dealer. The client faced years in jail. Investigation into the crime showed the history of criminal activity, late night transactions, prior threats of complaining witness to client, and clients perception of the actions of the complaining witness. The jury found he was acting in self-defense and found him NOT GUILTY.
Litigation of the Death Penalty is the ultimate test of an attorney and his office. Mr. Makin has been involved as lead council in
26 Death Penalty cases, of that 2 are on death row & 1 executed.
After many years of defending Death penalty cases, Mr. Makin has retired from handling death penalty cases.