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Appeal Successful to Overturn Wrongful Failure to Obey Conviction

September 2018

Appeal was successful in overturning a city court's finding that client was guilty of refusing to obey a police officer. Client was charged with a City Code violation of refusing to obey a police officer's orders during a criminal investigation. Despite the officer's testimony to the contrary, the appellate court reviewed the evidence and determined the body camera footage did not confirm the officer's testimony that client had willfully refused to obey the officer's commands. Client's conviction was overturned and a finding of Not Guilty was entered on her record. 

Practice area(s): Appeals

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Rachelle Ferraro

Rachelle S. Ferraro is a criminal defense lawyer with over 20 years of experience fighting criminal cases in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. She is a compassionate and diligent attorney who cares for her clients and understands not all cases require the same approach. Rachelle is an aggressive attorney well respected by her opponents and judges. She has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization continuously since 2006 and stands out in her field.