Kidnapping and Robbery charges
The Case: Harris's client was charged with kidnapping in furtherance of a robbery, a crime that carries a life sentence.
The Venue: San Francisco
The Outcome: Harris articulated a complex legal theory to force a dismissal but the trial court declined to rule in favor of the defense. The battle to save the client from a life sentence continued to The Court of Appeals and Harris's office won a ruling from the appellate court directing the lower court to dismiss the charge.