Cases were appealed to the Portsmouth Circuit Court. At trial client testified that he had been hired by “victims” to do work on their smart car. They believed he was taking too long so 3 of them (all over 350 lbs a piece) came up to his shop and attempted to remove the smart car (which was up on a jack at the time) from the premises without paying. My client was attacked by the two males while the female drove her van at my client screaming “make my day.” She hit my client with the van propelling him into the windshield of the smart car and breaking it. My client had also struck one of the males with a pole from the tire jack after that male had attempted to hit him with a tire iron. On the stand my client stated, “I had 1200 pounds of angry customer coming after me, what was I supposed to do but defend myself.” Jury found client not guilty of both offenses.