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.
Indescent Assault and Battery on a Minor
Aug 27, 2012
Dismissed at Trial
Defendant was wrongfully accused by longtime girlfriend's 14 year old daughter of multiple instances of sexual assault.
Jul 24, 2012
11 year old attacked by neighbor's dogs
Land use and zoning
Jul 10, 2012
Summary Judgment for Developer
Summary Judgment entered in the Land Court for Agawam property developer overturning Planning Board's decision to deny approval for subdivision.