Lorin represented a man in a divorce case. The parties had young children
and his wife wanted the children’s father out of their lives. In
order to obtain an enormous advantage over her husband in the custody
dispute, she accused him of being involved with internet child pornography.
His parenting time was suspended and he was charged criminally with numerous
felonies. His wife turned over the family computer to the police and hundreds
of illegal images and videos were found. Lorin contacted an expert to
conduct a forensic analysis of the computer. During thecourse of investigation
into the matter, it was learned that the wife had a friend who was a computer
expert. Lorin’s expert advised him that the internal clock of the
computer had been manipulated so as to not accurately reflect when the
pornography was downloaded. It was Lorin’s contention that the wife’s
friend downloaded the data to reflect a time when only the defendant would
have been home. Lorin presented this information to the prosecutor. The
prosecutor subsequently dismissed all charges and the young man now has
unsupervised parenting time with his children.
Lorin represented a Doctor accused of raping his daughter. The Doctor was
facing a number of life sentences if convicted. The Doctor’s previous
lawyer encouraged the Doctor to accept a plea bargain. He still would
have been labeled a sexual offender and been required to register. When
Lorin took over the case, he obtained numerous experts to review the entire
case and prepare reports challenging significant portions of the State’s
case. Lorin filed numerous pretrial motions concerning these and other
issues. The day after filing the motions, the prosecutor contacted Lorin
and dismissed all charges against the Doctor.
Lorin represented a man in juvenile court on an abuse, neglect and dependency
case. Lorin took over the case from another attorney who agreed to a court
order that the man would stay out of his home while the case was pending.
The accusation was that the man sexually molested a child that was living
at his house. When Lorin became involved in the case, he advised the protective
services agency that his client was moving back into the house. A hearing
was held and the man was allowed to move back into the house. After reviewing
the discovery and researching the law, Lorin was convinced that protective
services could not be successful in trial. Four days before trial, the
case was dismissed and protective services has no further control over
Lorin represented a young man who was charged with soliciting an underage
girl over the internet for sexual purposes (In reality the person was
an undercover police officer and not a young girl). The young man set
up a time to meet the “girl” and was arrested when he arrived.
His previous counsel encouraged the young man to accept a plea bargain
to a sexually oriented offense. A plea or a finding of guilty would have
disastrous and life changing consequences for this young man. He was in
his last year of graduate school and a conviction would prevent him from
pursuing his career. Lorin was retained and began investigating the evidence
and applicable law. Ohio has a statute called “Intervention in Lieu
of Conviction” which avoids a conviction for first time offenders.
It requires treatment and for the defendant to complete a period of probation.
Upon successful completion of the treatment and probation, the client
ends up with no record, does not have to register as a sex offender and
the criminal process is sealed. Lorin had the client see a psychologist
who conducted numerous tests and found him eligible under the statute.
Lorin filed the Petition with the Court. The Court had independent testing
performed on the client. After considering the reports, the Court granted
the Petition. The young man now has the opportunity to have no record
and to continue his career.
Lorin represented a woman who was accused by her ex-husband and his new
wife of molesting their daughter. The Shared Parenting Plan was suspended.
She was not allowed to have contact with her daughter and detective considered
filing criminal charges against her. Lorin presented substantial information
to the Detective and the Prosecutor in hopes of avoiding prosecution.
Based on this information, the woman was never criminally charged. Further
she now has sole custody of the child.