The Law Office of Jennifer Marshall, Esq

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Charges to Be Dropped!!!

In a twist only lifetime tv could match, the District Attorney prosecuting Dominique Strauss-Kahn has decided to drop all charges.  This news comes after a brief discussion with counsel representing Nafissatou Diallo, the motel housekeeper allegedly raped by Kahn.

This dismissal comes on the heels of learning that the alleged victim had lied about her whereabouts and lied on an asylum application.  Many women’s rights group have come forward in opposition to the State’s decision to drop the charges and her attorney is calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed to take the matter to trial.  The motion is still pending.

As a criminal defense attorney, I can only speculate that the State decided it should dismiss the case rather than proceed with a “victim” that is less than reliable.  I have had many cases where the accuser gets caught in lies, which causes the case to be dismissed.  The prosecutor in this case did the right thing.  There are many prosecutors who will take cases to trial that should never be there.  Kahn should count his blessings and accept the dismissal.  Strauss-Kahn is not an entirely free man though, he still has to answer the civil suit filed against him by the alleged victim.

If you or someone you know has been in a similar situation, call our office today to speak with an experienced attorney that can help with your case.