On April 18th, 2016, a jury convicted Attorney Joseph Bisbiglia’s client, Johnny
Tasker Douglas Jr, of armed robbery and assault with a firearm. Douglas
had originally faced both the above charges as well as charges of aggravated
kidnapping and attempted murder, but the charges were dropped when a jury
could not agree if Douglas was liable for the actions of his suspected
The question that jurors had to ask themselves before coming to a conclusion
was if a reasonable person would expect that an aggravated kidnapping
and attempted murder would occur. Attorney Bisbiglia, who was
interviewed by the Press Democrat, had this to say on the matter, “(my) client could not have predicted
precisely what occurred that day, including the fact that the store owner
took a forceful stance and brandished a gun in defense of his employee.
In his mind, that was not a reasonably foreseeable outcome.”
Today, Bisbiglia’s client faces only 9 years in prison, plus the
possibility of two more years if the judge determines prior convictions
warrant more time, instead of the life sentence he could have faced had
he been convicted of aggravated kidnapping and attempted murder.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, you should
contact the Law Office of Joseph Bisbiglia for representation. With extensive
experience defending everything from DUI cases to first-degree murder
trials, this compassionate, dedicated attorney can help you reach the
best outcome possible for your future.
Ready to build a better defense? – Call today to
schedule a consultation.