Jury Deadlocks 9 to 3 in Favor of Not Guilty for Foster’s Sexual Assault Client

August, 2016—Trial of client charged with multiple felony counts of sexually assaulting child many years earlier. Foster’s trial strategy focused on the prosecution’s lack of physical, medical, or eyewitness corroboration for the alleged victim’s claims. Result: jury deadlocked 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal. State has yet to decide whether to retry case.

Foster Wins Trial, Client Acquitted on All Charges

March, 2016—Trial of client charged with multiple counts of child rape. Defense strategy focused on establishing implausibility of alleged victim’s story, the lack of corroboration, and presentation of alibi evidence. Result: jury acquitted client on all charges, client released from jail.

Pro Athlete’s Wife Acquitted on Assault Charges

2014—Trial of wife of professional athlete charged with two counts of assault with deadly weapon on security guard and one count of resisting police officer. Result: jury acquitted on both counts of assault with a deadly weapon, convicting only on lesser charge of resisting police officer’s instructions.

Foster Battles Federal Government in Mortgage Fraud and Racketeering Trial

2013—Mark Foster represented a realtor in a complex federal mortgage fraud and racketeering trial. He vigorously contested the case, but lost in a tough verdict by the jury.  Foster appealed the case to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, raising government discovery violations and perjury by a government witness.  Unfortunately, the Court of Appeals ruled against Foster’s client.

Motel Owner Wins Case Based on Foster’s Motion at Close of State’s Evidence

2012—Foster represented a motel owner charged with maintaining a motel for the purpose of drug possession and distribution. When the State rested its case, Foster moved to dismiss the case based on the State’s failure to alleged a necessary element in the accusatory pleading.  The judge granted Foster’s motion, resulting in a dismissal of the case against…

Foster Obtains Acquittal of Podiatrist in Federal Drug Conspiracy Trial

2009—Foster represented a podiatrist on 29 federal charges alleging unlawful distribution of controlled substances through an internet pharmacy website. After a two-week trial, Foster succeeded in getting the jury to acquit his client on all 29 counts despite the two codefendants (a physician and the website operator) being found guilty of their charges in the same trial.

Foster Beats Murder Charge in Deadly DWI Crash Trial

2008—Foster represented a client charged with 2nd degree murder based on deadly head-on conviction while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Foster’s defense focused on exposing the lack of expertise of State’s accident reconstruction expert on cross-examination and creating reasonable doubt. Result: not guilty of murder, but guilty of lesser offenses, greatly reducing his sentence.

DWI Client Victorious

2005—Mark Foster represented a client charged with DWI. Foster’s defense focused on the margin of error of breath testing machine where client’s blood-alcohol level was .08. Foster’s use of testimony by a defense expert witness undermined State’s case and the jury deadlocked 11 to 1 in favor of not guilty. The State later dismissed case.

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