Dismissed – 11/17/2016
Client’s own children accused him of corporal punishment that crossed a line. After proving that the children’s injuries could not have been caused the way that police believed they happened, the Prosecution’s case started to crack. Using a neighbor’s testimony to prove that additional elements of the children’s story were fabricated, further undermined the accusations’ validity. Despite these developments, the prosecution continued to question how the children’s independent stories could be so similar to each other if it was all made up. Finally, Longwell Lawyers used DCF’s child interview procedures against them. When the Defense proved that DCF did not follow their own anti-cross-contamination child-interview procedures, all doubt was removed. Longwell Lawyers proved that the allegations were false, the children recanted their testimony, and the case was dismissed.