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SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF REPRESENTING VICTIMS & WITNESSES

Child Sex Offense: A mother retained me to represent her 12-year-old daughter, the alleged victim in a child molestation prosecution. The child did not want to talk or testify about what happened to her. The defense lawyer and the prosecutor asked the court to order her to testify. I appeared and asked the court not to add to the child's trauma. The court ordered that I make my client available for a private interview with a CPS caseworker, who would report back to the prosecutor. When the child continued to refuse to discuss what happened, the prosecutor resolved the case without the child testifying.

Assault of a Child: A mother retained me to represent her 8-year-old son. The city charged his father with assaulting him. The mother did not wish her son to have to testify in court against his father. The father agreed to participate in a therapeutic program which would permit the son to tell the father, in the presence of counselors, how it felt to be assaulted. The prosecutor and defense reached a resolution that did not require the child to testify.

Child Sex Offense: I was retained by the son of a man who molested his granddaughters, including my client's toddler daughter. My client wished to protect his daughter, both from his father and from any intrusive investigation by the authorities; and he wished his father to receive a SSOSA, a treatment-based sentence. I negotiated with CPS to obtain an age-appropriate interview of the child. I helped the client articulate his wishes to the court that sentenced his father, resulting in a SSOSA.

Juvenile Sex Offenses: Parents retained me to advise them regarding accusations that their son molested their younger daughter. I helped them establish an appropriate safety plan to keep the daughter safe. When CPS responded to investigate, it approved of the safety plan we had in place and did not require a dependency action.



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