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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.

The law firm of Hallett, Zerillo, and Whipple, P.A. are Maine attorneys representing clients who have been seriously injured, accused of crimes in state and federal court, have business litigation needs or family law and divorce cases. Various attorneys in the firm have been locally and nationally recognized for their achievements, including admission into New England Super Lawyers, the Client's Choice Award from AVVO.com, and the President's Award from the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For more information on the firm, please visit www.HZWlaw.com.

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