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G&A wins total acquittal in rape trial

The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

On October 15, 2013, the attorneys at the Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo won a total trial acquittal for their client in a very difficult rape case in Delaware County, New York. Their client, a student at an upstate university, was accused of raping a fellow student in his dormitory room. The complaining witness testified and the client’s roommate testified that he helped our client rape the woman. Two “prompt outcry” witnesses, a forensic nurse, and two DNA experts also testified for the prosecution. Nonetheless, the jury deliberated only 45 minutes before announcing that it had decided to acquit our client of Rape in the First Degree, Criminal Sex Act in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree (it took approximately 20 minutes to assemble the jury to announce its decision after the note was sent to the judge indicating it had reached a decision). A conviction for the top charge carried a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in jail and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

An article from the local newspaper, the Walton Reporter, is attached below. Matthew Galluzzo, a former sex crimes prosecutor from Manhattan, was the lead attorney at trial.

Article in Walton Reporter about the trial and acquittal.

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I found myself in such a dark place thinking only God could understand and help me through this horrible situation. But Matthew Galluzzo did. And he did so in a very kind, compassionate and respectful manner. Enough said.


Matthew Galluzzo saved the day when the unthinkable happened. Every phone call was returned within minutes. All email correspondences were replied to expeditiously. Matt handled our case as if it was a member of his own family in the courtroom. Despite all the obstacles along the way, Matt's legal...


In less than an hour of assessing my case, Mr. Galluzzo had a clear direction and evoked a confident demeanor that was infectious. During the course of several court appearances he was always prepared, and took more than a personal interest when errors in court procedure occurred. Mr. Galluzzo...


We hired Matt when my son was arrested on several very serious felony charges. Matt is not only very knowledgeable about the law, he genuinely cares about his clients. He was patient and professional, inside the courtroom and out, in what turned out to be a very long process. He worked closely with...


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