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/