The Law Offices of Kyle J. Humphrey is happy to announce that our firm
has secured another favorable case result on behalf of our clients. In
the recent case of client Vincent Gorski, Attorney Kyle Humphrey secured
two acquittals for felony negligent discharge and resisting arrest charges
stemming from an incident that occurred last May.
The Bakersfield Californian reports, Gorski and his girlfriend were returning to his office one night at 10:50
pm when they were approached by a homeless man, Dandres Bankston. Gorski
proceeded to ward Bankston off by drawing a gun and fired it into the
air. According to Gorski, he feared for the safety of himself and his
Despite the prosecutor's determination to punish Gorski with the harshest
penalties possible, Attorney Humphrey asserted that his client—who
had no prior criminal record—understood his mistake and was remorseful
for his actions. "He has acknowledged the mistake he made and is
going to pay the price for that," Attorney Humphrey told Judge John
W. Lua in Gorski's recent sentencing hearing. Attorney Humphrey also
pointed out that Gorski, even without jail time, will suffer a loss in
clients, income, and social standing in the community.
A Matter of Self-Defense
Ultimately, it was Attorney Humphrey's clear establishment of his client's
circumstances the night of the incident which proved to be most convincing
to the jury. Attorney Humphrey reiterated that his client's adrenaline
kicked in at the time of the shooting. Gorski also knew that Bankston
had threatened local residents in the past and, according to police reports,
had beaten a man unconscious in Seattle three years ago.
"If (Gorski) hadn’t done what he did, how do we know there wouldn’t
have been two stabbing victims?" Attorney Humphrey told the court.
The judge and jury agreed and found Gorski innocent of resisting arrest
and negligent discharge—the latter of which is a serious felony.
Gorski will serve three-years’ probation and undergo anger management
therapy as part of a remaining misdemeanor charge.
We congratulate Attorney Kyle J. Humphrey on yet another courtroom victory.
This case joins the countless others our firm has handled that stand as
a testament to the dedicated and thorough advocacy we are ready to offer
If you or a loved one has been accused of a serious crime, then your choice
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