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Not Guilty in Manslaughter Trial

February 2013

Client was charged with Manslaughter for the death of a passenger after a rollover accident in the off road vehicle Client had been driving.  The police believed alcohol and reckless driving caused the accident and death.

The State alleged the Manslaughter was a "Dangerous Offense" because the vehicle was a "Dangerous Instrument" capable of causing death or serious injury. If Client had been convicted of Manslaughter as a "Dangerous Offense" he would have had to serve a prison sentence of anywhere between seven (7) to twenty-one (21) years.

Instead, after trial, the Jury found Client Not Guilty.

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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.