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Not Guilty – Rape – Commonwealth v. L.J.
“The Commonwealth charged L.J. with Rape by forcible compulsion as a felony of the first degree and related charges after he was falsely accused following a consensual one-night stand. During a week-long jury trial, Ms. Snyder and Ms. Shaw were able to expose the lies that the complainant told to police and civilians.
Ms. Shaw was able to show the jury the shoddy investigation done by the police department and how they failed to verify any part of the complainant’s story. Ms. Snyder gave an impassioned closing argument to the jury that not only appealed to their common sense but demonstrated why the state did not prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Their aggressive advocacy resulted in a complete not guilty verdict for L.J.
If you are faced with rape charges, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia, PA, can make sure that your side of the story will be heard. Working together, we will investigate the events and offer compelling evidence to support your statement in front of the court. Our team of dedicated lawyers is ready to assist you throughout the entire legal process.”