Rosenfeld & Sawyer Win Critical Aspects of Dana Stubblefield Rape Case

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COVID-19 delays and court complications have had an effect on the outcome of this case for former 49er Dana Stubblefield. Ken Rosenfeld and Allen Sawyer are involved in this rape conviction case.

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"The stops and starts involved with the COVID delay made it difficult for jurors to remember what evidence was presented months ago," said Sawyer. “This isn’t a loss,” said Rosenfeld. “It’s just not a win yet. We were sent into a fight and we still won what was critical."

Defense attorneys Ken Rosenfeld and Allen Sawyer won crucial counts for former San Francisco 49ers player Dana Stubblefield on Monday, despite his conviction on rape charges in Santa Clara County Superior Court (Case #F1660022). Taken together with trial court complications and COVID-19 delays, the defense attorneys won critical victories.

California criminal defense attorneys Rosenfeld and Sawyer were able to secure for Stubblefield two significant acquittals Monday: rape of a person incapable of giving consent, and oral copulation of a person incapable of giving consent.

“This win signifies a substantial portion of the trial,” said Rosenfeld.

Stubblefield, 49, was found by a jury to be guilty on charges of rape by force using a firearm, oral copulation by force, and false imprisonment; Rosenfeld and Sawyer are hired to defend Stubblefield and this legal matter.

Like most legal matters and other business transpiring this year, the trial was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, which created an extensive mid-trial delay. Much time elapsed after evidence was presented to the jury, which had many impacts on the outcome.

Rosenfeld and Sawyer are representing Stubblefield, who played defensive tackle for the 49ers for seven years.

“This isn’t a loss,” said Rosenfeld. “It’s just not a win yet. We were sent into a fight and we still won what was critical.”

About Ken Rosenfeld and Allen Sawyer
The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer and the Rosenfeld Law Firm are located in Sacramento, Stockton, and San Jose, CA. As California criminal defense lawyers, Ken Rosenfeld and Allen Sawyer aggressively defend a wide range of cases, from first-degree murder to driving under the influence (DUI defense), with a specialty in defending sex offense cases and political corruption cases. As criminal law commentators, Rosenfeld and Sawyer have each made a number of appearances on television and radio, including national media. Their criminal defense law firms practice federal criminal defense and juvenile defense, as well as appellate law, prison law, and mental health law. For more information, please directly contact Allen Sawyer at (209) 645-0556 or Ken Rosenfeld at (916) 447-2070, or visit and

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