After several months of negotiation and litigation over complicated discovery issues, Forest Wilkerson achieved a rare dismissal from the court after preliminary hearing in Blythe. The case involved accusations the Forest’s client gave his daughter a concussion and a broken nose. Medical records, photographs, and further investigations showed that the alleged victim had fabricated the incident.
Forest has her partner, Joshua Mulligan, to thank for completing a complicated discovery motion – an 827 petition to get copies of confidential records from the Child Protective Services investigation from the case. The Blythe prosecutor refused to provide requested discovery showing this defendant was innocent of the charges, but diligent discovery work and investigations won the day.