This opinion shows how important it is to have a good criminal defense attorney. In Portland, Oregon, we like to win the trial before the jury or the court. But a lawyer should always cover his or her bases, and filing a motion for a judgment of acquittal, like the lawyer in this Albany case did, is one way to do that. That way, even if the trial judge doesn't agree with you, you can appeal his or her decision. Call 503.893.2529 or email now to schedule a free phone consultation.