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University Title IX Investigation - Client Cleared Of Dating Violence Allegations, Accuser Faces Expulsion

Client was accused of dating violence on campus by ex-girlfriend and faced possible expulsion from the university as well as possible criminal charges. The incident involved the ex-girlfriend confronting client while he was on a date with another female and physically assaulting him. She called the police and claimed he assaulted her. The incident was reported by campus police to the District Attorney’s Office who rejected the case, even though client was arrested and forced to post bail. Pursuant to Title IX, the university was compelled to conduct an investigation into the allegations despite no criminal prosecution. We immediately filed a complaint with the university under the same provisions of the law against the ex-girlfriend alleging acts of violence, harassment and stalking. The university was then compelled to begin an investigation into her actions. After an extensive investigation, the university substantiated all of our complaints and found additional instances of misconduct by the ex-girlfriend. They rejected all of the serious allegations made by the ex-girlfriend with the exception of one minor incident from the past. Client’s academic career is safe and he is expected to graduate on time. The ex-girlfriend faces expulsion as a result of her numerous violations.

Murder Trial-Not Guilty

Reduced Sentence

Client was charged with First Degree Murder for the killing of his romantic rival in what was referred to as a love triangle. After a month long trial in which we presented a self-defense case, the jury deliberated for three days and acquitted client of First and Second Degree Murder. He was found guilty of a lesser related offense of Voluntary Manslaughter and eventually sentenced to 7 years in prison. With credit for time already served he will be released in four years. Client was facing life in prison.

Murder

Discharged - 9/18/2015

The client was discharged at the end of a four day preliminary hearing. It is very rare to be discharged at this stage of the case.

The prosecutor was attempting to link the client to the killing by his membership in a gang and his presence at the scene and possible participation in the fight. Joe Bisbiglia successfully argued that the client's mere presence was insufficient evidence to hold him.

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Felony Child Endangerment Leading to Death and Involuntary Manslaughter Jury Trial

Not Guilty

Client (mother) charged with as a result of the tragic drowning death of her infant son in the family's home. We presented evidence to the jury that showed this death was accidental and that there was no negligence on the part of the mother. Client found Not Guilty of all charges. Client's prison exposure was 10 years and two "strike" convictions.

Felony Child Abuse and Terroristic Threats Jury Trial

Not Guilty

Client charged with numerous felony counts of child abuse of daughter and making threats against individuals coming to her aid. Witnesses testified that the 14 year old daughter was out of control and that her father used corporal punishment that was accepted by the family as the appropriate means of discipline. The jury found other complaining witnesses to be untruthful. Client found Not Guilty of 6 felony counts and Not Guilty of lesser included misdemeanor charges. Client's prison exposure was in excess of 12 years and numerous "strike" convictions.

Felony Assault with Serious Bodily Injury Charges

Reduced to Misdemeanor

Client charged with a for a one punch knockout of a former bully. Client had not seen this individual since his high school days and then when they encountered each other years later the two exchanged words leading to the altercation. Pre-trial, we presented evidence of the abuse that the client suffered at the hands of the alleged victim and negotiated a misdemeanor settlement with no jail time. Client's prison exposure was 4 years and a "strike" conviction.

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