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RECENT RESULT: False Rape Charge Dismissed

by California Legal Defenders on November 2nd, 2010

One can imagine how devastating it can be to be falsely accused of rape and lose your job and liberty. It is crucial that an individual charged with rape or any other type of sex crime, is represented by an attorney with a solid track record in defending those types of felonies.

At Valencia, Ippolito and Bowman, our attorneys have an extensive knowledge of dealing with sex crimes and we are able to provide our clients with the best possible defense.

Recently, our client, who was a supervisor for a fast food chain restaurant, was falsely accused and charged with Penal Code section 261 (Rape). The complaining witness in this case was one of his store employees. After carefully reviewing the facts surrounding the case, our attorney Riccardo Ippolito, investigated the allegations made by the employee. It turned out that there were numerous irreparable holes in the employee’s story. Mr. Ippolito’s many years of experience gave him the ability to successfully prove the inconsistencies in the employee’s statements.

As an example, the complaining witness testified that she did not have her cell phone with her during the “attack”. However, our investigation uncovered a photograph of her with the cell phone during the incident. Also, her cell phone records in fact showed that she was making constant phone calls before, during and after her time with our client. She had in fact sent hundreds of friendly text messages to our client after the so called “rape”. All the evidence showed that a consensual sexual encounter had taken place.

The truth turned out to be that the allegations made by the complaining witness, were as a result of pressure from her boyfriend, who was furious about her relationship with our client. Faced with the truth, the DA’s office dismissed the case before trial.

If you or a loved one is being investigated for, or has been charged with a sex crime, please contact us. Our experienced attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases throughout the Santa Clara County. Let us at Valencia, Ippolito and Bowman fight for you.

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