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Joseph M. Pacella

Joseph Pacella’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Dog Bite

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    $265,000
    Description:
    11 year old attacked by neighbor's dogs
  • Indescent Assault and Battery on a Minor

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissed at Trial
    Description:
    Defendant was wrongfully accused by longtime girlfriend's 14 year old daughter of multiple instances of sexual assault.
  • Subdivision Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Land Use & Zoning
    Date:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    Summary Judgment for Developer
    Description:
    Summary Judgment entered in the Land Court for Agawam property developer overturning Planning Board's decision to deny approval for subdivision.
  • Aggravated Rape of a Minor

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 21, 2013
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Hispanic male defendant was accused by 11 year old niece of aggravated rape on two occasions, which carries a minimum mandatory 10 year state prison sentence on each indictment. Client was released pending trial. Aggressive pursuit of discovery revealed significant inconsistencies in alleged victim's story, including a late disclosure. Individual voir dire was used to eliminate many potentially biased jurors. As a result of extensive cross examination of the victim and use of the first complaint witness, the defendant was found not guilty on all counts.