Attorney Samir Patel secures an acquittal for client in the wooden box child cruelty and false imprisonment case.

Mr. Patel represented the step-mother who, along with the child’s father, was alleged by the District Attorney to have placed their 8 year old child in a small poorly ventilated wooden box as a method of corporal punishment.  The father and step-mother were both charged with 9 counts consisting of charges including cruelty to children first degree, cruelty to children second degree, and false imprisonment.

The father was convicted of six of the nine counts charged against him in which Judge D. Scott Smith told the father, “[t]his is one of the most troubling cases I’ve ever sat through.” However, Mr. Patel was able to secure an acquittal for the firm’s client.