Kidnapping and Rape Charges Dismissed
Ali was arrested for kidnaping and raping his wife. His wife alleged that she had been held against her will in a room in her house for several days and repeatedly raped by her husband. When Ali was referred to our office and attorney FitzGerald reviewed the police reports, he noticed that the victim alleged to have been locked inside a bedroom in their apartment in Natick, MA. This seemed odd to Attorney FitzGerald, so he decided to look at the city ordinances and discovered that the ordinances only allow locks to be installed on the inside of bedroom doors. In addition, the police report did not mention any illegal locking system on the outside of any bedroom door. Attorney FitzGerald then inquired about the alleged victim’s daily routine to see if he could obtain evidence of contact outside her apartment during the days she claimed to be kidnapped. This revealed that she had a membership at a local gym she frequented. Attorney FitzGerald proceeded to subpoena the gym’s attendance records and the evidence showed she had visited the gym to work out during the days she claimed to be kidnapped. When this evidence was presented to the court and attorney FitzGerald cross examined the alleged victim, he was able to prove that she was lying and she lost all credibility. As a result all the criminal charges against our client were dismissed.