Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer James Powderly Announces Dismissal of Charges Against Member of Obama Security Team

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer James Powderly Announces Dismissal of Charges Against Member of Obama Security Team

Rhode Island criminal defense attorney James Powderly is proud to announce the successful dismissal of criminal charges of sexual assault against his client, a member of the security team which traveled with President Obama to Martha’s Vineyard during the summer of 2011. The incident allegedly occurred on the evening of August 28th, when the Air Force Sergeant was accused of groping a female patron at a local bar and later becoming involved in an altercation with manager of a separate establishment.

Police in the case had sought charges of indecent assault for the alleged groping incident, as well as charges of assault and battery for the subsequent altercation. However, Mr. Powderly was able to persuade the court at the preliminary hearing stage that the evidence in the case was insufficient, resulting in a finding that the case lacked probable cause and therefore required dismissal.

In cases such as this, evidence is frequently unreliable, often depending on the testimony of witnesses who may be biased or mistaken in their testimony. For this reason, it is critical that those who find themselves accused of these types of crimes immediately seek the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to protect their rights and interests to the fullest extent of the law. Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer James Powderly is prepared to extend his assistance to those who find themselves in this difficult situation.

About James Powderly

James Powderly is a criminal defense lawyer based in Rhode Island. He has experience representing clients in a wide range of different types of cases, including sexual crimes, assault, theft, and driving under the influence. For more information, contact his offices at 508-343-0676.


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