In court, the defendant will face criminal charges of assault and murder, both of which she is expected to plead “not guilty” to by reason of insanity. After being found competent to withstand trial by a Judge who reviewed the defendant last year, Orange County courts will now witness the debate and deliberation of the attorneys and Judge assigned to this case. As Attorney Goodman and her client go to court, they will do so while dealing with the defendant’s symptoms of postpartum psychosis. “Blissfully unaware of the fact that her infant son is dead,” (a statement made by Goodman last month), the attorney is representing a woman who is confused at best.
As the two women approach trial, they will be up against reports regarding the fateful day in August of 2011 when the defendant’s insanity took over. According to prosecutors working on the case, on August 22, 2011the defendant drove herself and her son to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, where she parked her vehicle on the fourth level of the medical center’s parking structure. The prosecution will play upon accusations which suggest that the woman removed her son’s safety helmet (worn for medical purposes) before dropping the child from the parking garage.
Cases such as this can be difficult to represent given the highly sensitive nature involved in the incident that is now on trial. As such, many defense attorneys might shy away from representation that could otherwise be provided to a defendant in need. This, however, is not Jacqueline Goodman’s style. Instead, the defense attorney has taken on the case with gusto, applying aggressive techniques and around-the-clock attention in order to fully develop a defense strategy that can be effective in court. Throughout Orange County, the defense attorney has built a reputation for taking on underserved and otherwise undesirable cases in the area.
Tasked with providing evidence of insanity against the compelling arguments of prosecuting lawyers on the case, Ms. Goodman will surely have her work cut out for her. This is not to say, however, that it is a lost cause. In fact, one only need to look at the attorney’s long line of television and radio appearances to know that her professional prowess is valued by local and national news moguls alike. Her firm even has a compelling track record of success, making her a wise choice for the defensive representation required of such a difficult case. More information about the attorney can be found on Goodman’s website at http://www.californiadefenselawyer.net.