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State Dismissed Failure to Report Sex Offense after Hung Jury

July 2011

A mandatory reporter is someone who by reason of either his relationship with a minor or his career or profession is mandated by law  to report to the authorities if he reasonably believes abuse, neglect or specific violations of the law occurred to the minor.

Failure to report is a felony and can subject the person to harsh consequences including jail or prison not to mention social stigma.

After a Jury Trial in which the jury hung (could not agree), a mistrial was declared and the prosecution ultimately dismissed the case against Client.

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Rachelle Ferraro

Rachelle S. Ferraro, originally from New Jersey, is the daughter of an Italian immigrant. She obtained her college degree in Political Science with a concentration in Constitutional Law at Wellesley College in Massachusetts and her Juris Doctor at the University of Arizona before settling down in Phoenix. She has practiced criminal defense since 1998 and is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.