Full Acquittal by Jury in Child Molestation Trial
Attorney Elliot Silver knows that a criminal conviction can have far-reaching and devastating consequences. For example, a man who recently immigrated to the U.S. on a dependent visa was accused of child molestation. In addition to jail, a conviction, and registration as a sex offender, this would assuredly result in deportation. The man contacted Elliot Silver to hopefully find a better outcome. During a jury trial, attorney Silver passionately defended his client and proclaimed his innocence. When the jury was deliberating, the prosecution was unwilling to negotiate for anything that did not include registration as a sex offender. This was unacceptable to the client since any offense that included registration would still lead to deportation and losing everything that he and his family worked for. Attorney Silver went all the way to verdict, and in the end, he was proven right. His client was vindicated when they returned their acquittal and he was free to resume his life in America.
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