Statutory Rape – Dismissed

Client was charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Although the sex was consensual, the State tried to make the argument that client used a “position of authority” to cause the minor to engage in intercourse. If convicted, he was facing almost certain prison time and would have been required to register as a sex offender.

The State failed to bring the client to trial within two years. Mr. Lahann filed a motion to dismiss the entire case due to the violation of the client’s Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial.

After a hearing on August 13, 2014, Judge Fernando Macias agreed that the State had violated the client’s right to a speedy trial. Judge Macias ordered that all charges be dismissed.