Imhoff & Associates Secures Release and Case Dismissal of Wrongfully Accused Child Molestation Client

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Attorney Shannon Dorvall, a lawyer from Imhoff & Associates, secured the release and dismissal of the case against her client, Luis Galicia, who was wrongfully accused of child molestation.

Imhoff & Associates criminal defense attorney Shannon Dorvall secured the dismissal of her client Luis Galicia's child molestation case from the First District Court of Appeals on November 23, 2011. Galicia was promptly released after the case dismissal (Court of Appeals- fourth appellate district case #D060586).

At Galicia's original trial (San Diego County case #SCN242198), where he was charged with the sexual molestation of his sister, Araceli Galicia, the state's doctor testified that she believed Araceli had been raped. However, the doctor for the defense disagreed with the state's doctor's statement, and Araceli also retracted her testimony. Despite the evidence supporting his innocence, Galicia was convicted and served four years out of the two 15 to life sentences.

The defendant's family secured the assistance of Imhoff & Associates in filing an appeal. The family also had Araceli examined by two other doctors, who disagreed with the state's doctor's testimony and asserted that Araceli's hymen was intact. Given the new evidence, Imhoff & Associates filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus with the First District of Appeals to seek to have the defendant's case dismissed. The firm also had the San Diego District Attorney's Office review the new evidence. In addition, with the approval of the District Attorney, the Children's Hospital examined Araceli as well as the trial photos, and corroborated the family's newly acquired evidence. After the District Attorney testified to the invalidity of the evidence presented at the original trial, the defendant's case was dismissed and Galicia was released.

Imhoff and Associates is one with the family in celebrating this triumph, and believes that no other family should have to suffer such an ordeal. Fully committed to the presumption of innocence and protecting its clients' rights, the firm treats each client with dignity and respect, and uses innovative strategies to build an aggressive defense. The firm prides itself on working diligently and tirelessly to provide excellent quality legal assistance. To learn more about Imhoff & Associates, visit or call 1-888-726-0574.

About Imhoff & Associates
Imhoff & Associates is one of the largest criminal defense firms in the country, with outstanding attorneys located in various states across the nation. The firm is dedicated to providing excellent quality legal representation, and is open late nights and on weekends. Visit or call 1-888-726-0574 for more information.


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