On the night of February 26, 2012, the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by 28-year-old George Zimmerman took place in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, a mixed-race Hispanic was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was staying temporarily, and it was the location where the fatal shooting occurred.
Law enforcement arrived just two minutes after Zimmerman made the 911 call, but by the time police arrived on the scene, Zimmerman had already shot Martin during a heated physical altercation. Zimmerman was taken into custody and treated for head injuries and then questioned for five hours. After questioning, the police chief released Zimmerman contending there was lack of evidence and legal grounds to make an arrest; he also said that Zimmerman had the legal right to defend himself with lethal force.
Six weeks after the incident, and after intense media coverage and misleading reporting, Zimmerman was charged with murder by a prosecutor who was specially appointed by Governor Rick Scott. The Zimmerman trial began on June 10, 2013 in Sanford, Florida and on July 13, 2013 the jury acquitted Zimmerman on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.
Attorney Diamond on the News and Radio
Throughout the Zimmerman trial, our very own David Diamond was called upon by numerous radio stations and a local TV station as a legal expert to comment on the Zimmerman murder trial. He was featured on news radio stations throughout the nation including: the Think Tank (AM 870/FM 105.3), where he talked about the George Zimmerman trial and the prosecution's key witness; Diamond was also featured on America's Radio News; the Amy Beth Arkawy Show; Newstalk AM 1470 in Tampa Bay; the Financial Survivor Network; and here in Southern California on Fox 11 News where he discussed the George Zimmerman verdict.
Our lead attorney, David Diamond is a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist, which means he has completed 45 hours of continuing education and has demonstrated the highest degree of professional competence in the specialized field of criminal law. Attorney Diamond is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern School of Law in the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, and he is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at National University. He has been selected for inclusion in Southern California's Rising Stars℠ for 2009, 2010, and 2011, which not more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state can claim. If you are facing criminal charges on the state or federal level, you are urged to contact Diamond & Associates to arrange for a free consultation where you can find out how attorney Diamond can help you.