Our team at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC recently obtained a huge win, getting the sentence substantially reduced for our client.
We represented a former priest accused of multiple incidents of rape that occurred between 1988 and 1991. Through aggressive negotiation and a focus on protecting our client's future, we were able to work out a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Our client pleaded guilty to 9 counts of rape. Initially facing 99 years to life imprisonment, he was given a 7-year prison sentence. With credit for the 2 years he spent in jail awaiting trial, our client will only have to serve less than 5 years.
This win is a significant achievement. Especially because the trial judge said that, had a jury found our client guilty, she would have issued the maximum penalty.
The case has garnered much media attention, appearing on Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer and in the New York Post.
We are incredibly proud of our team and all the efforts put into seeking a favorable result for our client.
If you are facing criminal charges, regardless of how complex the case may be, our Dayton defense lawyers are ready to fight for you. Schedule a free case evaluation by calling (937) 685-7006 or submitting an online contact form.