Great Result for my client
Over the summer, I finished up a child abuse case where mom was charged in 2019 for allegedly hitting her son with a shovel.
Long story short, after defense counsel and I interviewed the child, he admitted to lying about my client hitting him. He told use that he lied to the police because his grandmother would buy him a gaming system. He told police that he had scars and marks from “whoopings”, in reality the marks were from playing with other children in the neighborhood. He was a pre-teen active boy, it made too much sense. I am in my early 30’s now and I still have marks and scars from when I was his age.
The interview took place in a quiet and isolated room, a similar setup to how the state conducts minor interviews. He disclosed everything on a recording that never had to be played because the DA did the right thing and dismissed the case when she was made aware of his recantation.
It doesn't matter that my client "got off". What matters is that I did my job and I found out the truth, because the truth is the only thing that matters.