Things are not always Black and White in Criminal Law

 This women is being charged with multiple first degree felony rape charges.  Today was her preliminary hearing.  My partner, Rich Gallegos, is defending her.  He asked me to sit with him at the defense table for support and for a second pair of eyes.  He was masterful.  The headlines for months read "Teacher had sex with her student."  Rich showed how things are not so black and white.  He was able to show how this kid was very adult in his conduct and groomed not one, but two older women into inappropriate relationships.  Rich showed how this kid instigated the relationship and pursued this women.  The whole case was turned around once Rich was able to cross examine the witnesses.  Even the judge seemed hesitant to bind the women over for trial.



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