Scott Sherman, a realtor for Exp Realty of California, Inc, was accused of shooting and killing a homeless man in downtown Lodi, California in October 2023; Sherman hired California Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer for representation.

Fifty-three-year-old homeless man, Felix Makinano, was no stranger to the community and neither was 39-year-old Scott Sherman, a local real estate agent who accused the homeless man of standing too close to his car.

First-degree murder charges with a gun enhancement were officially filed against Scott Sherman who was accused of killing a homeless man. Sherman was arrested and is being held without bail. He could face up to 50 years to life behind bars if found guilty. Allen Sawyer is defending the case using an argument of self-defense.

Proven Lodi Defense

Having practiced law both as a prosecutor and a California criminal defense attorney, Sawyer possesses a distinctively informed perspective regarding two sides of a criminal trial. His reputation as a high-profile California defense lawyer has frequently led the media to seek his commentary on current legal issues. He offers a range of criminal defense services to his California clients in the San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento, and Northern California areas. In serious criminal charges, Allen Sawyer takes an aggressive approach to the specific circumstances of each client. Attuned to the particular aspects of your case, Sawyer draws on his expertise to craft a legal strategy specifically tailored for you. With hundreds of criminal defense cases to his credit, Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer knows what it takes to achieve an acquittal; however, he strives first and foremost to help his clients avoid the need to go to court in the first place.

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