Congratulations to Attorney
Jim Rosenberg and the entire Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. criminal defense team for their
jury trial victory in a case involving a young man falsely accused of
raping a teen and tampering with a witness. After a three-day trial, the
defendant was found
not guilty of all felony offenses, including aggravated felonious sexual assault
and witness tampering.
The defendant, a Freshman at the University of New Hampshire, was accused
of rape arising out of a dorm room party and then asking a friend to lie
for him. He faced up to 20 years in prison for the sexual assault charge
and up to seven additional years in prison for each witness tampering
charge. He was found guilty of a lesser non-registration Misdemeanor due
to the age of the alleged victim.
According to Jim Rosenberg, who defended the case, the client was heartened
by the jury’s verdict, appreciative of their service during the
trial and optimistic about his future in light of the outcome of the case.
“The fact of the matter is, the state charged him with aggravated
felonious sexual assault, which is a rape charge, and a jury unanimously
found him not guilty,” Rosenberg said. “That means he avoids
a felony offense. That means he avoids a registration obligation, and
for good reason — there was no aggravated felonious sexual assault
that occurred in this case.”
To speak with a New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer at Shaheen &
Gordon, P.A., please
contact our office.