2015 EXPLOSIVE DEVICE AND CHILD ABUSE CHARGES DISMISSED
Life Sentence Avoided due to Wrongfully Accused
Client was wrongfully arrested and charged with exploding a destructive
device causing great bodily injury, possessing a destructive device near
populated locations, and child abuse, all felonies. Client was suspected
of giving a 13-year-old boy an aerial mortar round on August 2, 2015 that
exploded and caused him to lose his left hand and hearing in one ear.
Martin Caraves and Roseann Torres conducted further investigation, and
with the help of a private investigator, determined that the client was
in another county several hundred miles away as evidenced by gas station
surveillance footage. Case was dismissed and client set free.
Link to News Story: https://www.mercurynews.com/2015/08/26/oakland-man-charged-in-fireworks-explosion-that-cost-boy-a-hand/