a. The Darkness
On December 13, 2017, Our (soon to be) Client, was convicted in the Fresno County Superior Court of having violated California Penal Code Section 288.5—Continuous Sexual Abuse. Our Client was sentenced, (on May 17, 2018), to a term of six years within the State Prison. Our Client’s first eligible Parole Hearing date was set for July of 2022.
b. Our Work Begins
When Our Client came to us—he had just received a term of commitment to the State Prison. Immediately, our office began to work. A review of the file revealed serious issues which supported factual innocence. Our office presented this information to the Court through a new trial motion. We subsequently filed a request for release on bail pending appeal and a request for compassionate release. Although we were unsuccessful at this level, we understood the weight of justice rested with the Court of Appeal—to which we submitted an Appeal on Our Client’s behalf.
c. Unrelenting Hope
Through the difficult process, our office maintained contact with Our Client’s spouse. Although difficult, and seemingly the whole World against her, this Spouse maintained unrivaled optimism and hope that the system would persevere and justice would be administered.
d. The Light At The End
On December 10, 2020, the Court of Appeal filed a judgment for Our Client’s Appeal. In its sweetest form, the opinion states “The judgment is reversed…”
Our Client will soon be released; he will soon be sharing this holiday season with his loved ones! The Moran Law Firm could not be more excited for this Husband and Wife! They maintained patience and hope—they prayed, and maintained their bond of trust and love. In the end, justice shined on them both.
If you or a loved-one have been convicted of a serious offense, and are uncertain of your post-conviction options, schedule a free consultation with the Moran Law Firm. We will listen to your matter and discuss possible courses of action. You may schedule a consultation either through telephone at: 559.264.2688; or, email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reserve an appointment from our website at: www.moranlawfresno.com.