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May 2015 Archives

Attorney Tim Zerillo's Week in Review

What an amazing last seven days! They started out with a weekend in which we gave away approximately 150 bicycle helmets to kids in honor of a wrongful death case I handled. It is a great privilege to be involved in keeping kids safe. For more information on future helmet giveaways, please visit www.Helmets4Kids.com.

Juvenile Gross Sexual Assault Dismissed

Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple attorneys Tim Zerillo and Brett Gabor were able to get a juvenile sexual assault case dismissed this week in York County. The case involved a confession to a juvenile family sexual assault. Attorney Zerillo was able to convince an understanding prosecutor that the sexual assault facts were mitigated because of the sexual assault previously perpetuated on our client by an older sibling. With that, we were able to craft an agreement where the state filed two counts of gross sexual assault, dismissed the unlawful sexual contact felony and our client pled guilty to a misdemeanor assault for a fully suspended sentence.

Probation Revocation Case Dismissed by State

Shareholder Attorney Tim Zerillo of Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A. received a dismissal of a Motion to Revoke Probation filed against his Client in the West Bath Court in Sagadahoc County today. The Client faced a potential 10 year revocation. After an intensive and fruitful pre-trial investigation, Attorney Zerillo was able to convince the District Attorney's Office that the probation should not be revoked, and they dismissed the case.

Michael Whipple Gets Filing In Sexual Assault Case

Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple Shareholder Attorney Michael Whipple achieved a remarkable filing for a client accused of a sexual assault. A few months ago a client hired Attorney Whipple for representation on an assault charge. The client was charged with assaulting a fellow employee in a sexual manner. The District Attorney's office charged the case and demanded 6 months in jail. Unfortunately the D.A.'s office never investigated their alleged victim. The so-called "complainant" failed to mention a pattern of reciprocal sexual behavior. Likewise, the detective handling the case never delved into the details. No doubt our client's conduct seemed untoward until our investigation of the alleged victim's social media sites. Let's just say what we found would make you blush. This explained the nature of the contact at work and established that it was certainly consensual. The D.A.'s office quickly realized that this case was not what the victim claimed and agreed to a filing with minimal costs. A filing is a delayed dismissal without any plea or admission by a defendant. Social media is often a great resource for investigation as it was here. This was a huge victory for our client on numerous levels. Not only was he saved 6 months in jail, he will also have no criminal record as a result of this deal.

A Bureau of Motor Vehicles' (BMV) Hearing Success for a Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple Client

Attorney Whipple just won a BMV hearing for a client by establishing that he had a removable mouthguard in his mouth at the time of the Intox Test. As a result, the 15 minute wait period protocol was violated and the test was deemed unreliable. Client avoided a 150 day suspension on a .019% BrAC.

Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A. Are Giving Away Kids Bike Helmets And Launch Their New Website helmets4kids.com

(Portland, Maine) May 7, 2015 - The law firm of Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple P.A., will be providing free bicycle helmets at the Sanford Strong Festival on May 16th, 2015. The festival will be held from 10 am - 2 pm at St. Thomas field (69 North Avenue) in Sanford. Helmets will be given away on a first come first served basis. The law firm's new website, www.helmets4kids.com will provide details on future giveaways.

Another Successful Outcome for a Client of Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A.

A client came to Attorney Tim Zerillo, Shareholder Attorney in Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A., charged with a Theft. Attorney Zerillo negotiated a deal with the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office in Portland where the case was held in abeyance for a one year period. That one year is now up, and the District Attorney's Office has dismissed the case against our Client. The Client will have no criminal conviction record as a result.